Gospel Coalition Conference – “There and Back Again” (Final observation)

Now we come to my final observations from Hobbiton, I mean Chicago.

There we were about half way through the first day and I began to notice an underlying theme.  I leaned over to Cole Penick and inquired of him…he confirmed my suspicions… The Gospel Coalition is the Shire of evangelicalism.  Allow me to explain.

First, I noticed the strong resemblance between Don Carson, and Bilbo Baggins…

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Then, there came the nagging feeling that Tim Keller had a little “Gollum” in him…

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I then get a text from Cole Penick to notice the speakers in our workshop room.  Here they are…

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And the final piece of the “puzzle” was when Ligon Duncan professed his strong affinity for all things J.R.R. Tolkien, whom I suspect he’ll look like when he gets older (pipe or no, I have no idea)…

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So, there and back again.  The Gospel Coalition Conference was fantastic, but we definitely got more than we bargained for!

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