Whether you live in New England or not, there were lots of reasons for Christians everywhere to rejoice last weekend. The Back Bay Event Center in Boston was packed full of pastors and church leaders, praying and pleading with God to move radically in the hearts of New Englanders. You can read a summary of Day 1.
Day 2 was packed full of singing and preaching with the hope that the gospel would shape churches in New England. It was clear that the attenders were not interested in merely being inspired and refreshed---though that happened---but they were interested in the Lord of the harvest starting a movement of his Spirit in their churches.
Day 2 started with D. A. Carson on "The Gospel Shape of Scripture":
John Piper on "The Gospel-Shaped Heart":
Panel: John Piper, David F. Wells, and Richard Lints on "Our Cultural Idols and the Gospel" (Moderator: Collin Hansen)
Panel: D. A. Carson, Stephen Um, and Gordon Hugenberger on "The One-Story Plotline of the Bible" (Moderator: Jared Wilson)
Stephen Um on "The Gospel-Shaped Community":
D. A. Carson on "The Gospel-Shaped Mission":
Photos by Scotland Huber
John Starke is lead pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. You can follow him on Twitter.