Sunday, May 12, 2013

Melbourne Conference in June

I just wanted to quickly pop on and let you all know about an up and coming conference in June for Melbourne, Australia.

Be sure to click on the conference picture below to open a separate browsing page that will take you to their website to find out more about it.

Building a God-Centered Family - Melbourne Tour

"On this tour, we will focus our teaching on matters of church and family life. While families are in a state of frustration and even collapse all over the world, we bring a vision of hope. That vision is the biblical vision for family life. This conference series is designed to deliver that vision of hope by explaining from the scriptures and how family life is designed to operate in the midst of church life and economic life.  These issues of church and family begin with understanding that scripture is sufficient for all things – including church, family and economic life. Our desire in fulfilling the great commission is to do what Jesus commanded His disciples, to "teach them to obey all things that I have commanded them" (Matt 28:20). Our Lord, in His Word has spoken on a multitude of practical church and family issues to instruct His people how they ought to live in harmony with His Word."


    To be announced


    8:30-9:00 Registration
    9:00-10:00 Session 1, Building a God Centered Family
    10:00-10:45 Session 2,  The Power of a Happy Marriage
    10:45-11:00 Break
    11:00-11:45 Session 3, God’s Beautiful Design for Discipleship in the Church
    11:45-12:00 Questions and answers
    12:00 to 1:30 Lunch
    1:30-2:30  Session 4,  Preparing Boys for Battle

    2:30-3:15  Session 5,  Preparing Girls for Dominion
    3:15-3:30  Break
    3:30-4:30  Session 6, Building a Family Economy
    4:30 to 6:00 Supper
    6:00-7:00 Session 7, Nurturing Beneficial Family Affections
7:00-8:00 Session 8, A New Kind of Father

I'm going.

But I didn't really know much about who these people were, nor about their backgrounds, what they believed in, or what type of information they'd be likely to deliver.

I've even read some cautions about the conference on a forum.

So, I betook myself to doing a little research.  I went to their website and started perusing.  I skipped around until I found their confession, and other interesting pages.  I started reading what their website had to offer.  I even watched some of their little video's.  In particular, I stopped when I got to this one:

My interest was piqued, so I went toddling off to my dear friend Book Depository.  This led me to wondering about the original work, so from there Google and I buddied up for a quick little spin.

It wasn't long before Google found me an online copy { maybe a couple of minutes } for FREE.  I was quite impressed.  He had found an original scanned copy of the book.  You know, where words with / s / are written like / f / and / v / is written like a / u /.  Yep, pretty old.  In fact 1622 old.  It's just a good thing that Google likes to show off, and he's quite sweet on me too, so he also found me an updated modern version pdf of it as well { in two parts, with a total 339 academic pages }.  See, that's why we are friends.  He brings me presents.

Long story short - I didn't have to purchase the { albeit updated, re-written, newly presented } book from our modern day peers.  I got the original deal.  The original thoughts - and oh, but let me be quick to interject that I am SURE that this is NOT the only genesis of their thinking - it would appear that they have quite a broader Puritan, Apostolic, and Biblical background, but it will suffice to supply me with a taste of their overall belief system and what type of things they teach on family / church no doubt, which is what the conference is all about.  The type of thinking that would be typical of their mind sets, and what type of hearing I could expect at the conference.

So now I don't have to go to this conference blind sighted.  In fact, I'll know exactly where I stand.  You can know where you stand too.  Their whole website will give you a feel for who they are, what they believe, what their mission and goals are, and what they teach.  If you are in Melbourne and could attend this conference, please do take the time to peruse their website.

I hope to see you at the conference.  In the mean time I have a rather chunky book to read.  *smile*


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