PCA Mercy Ministry Conference


I will be traveling today to the 2007 PCA Mercy Ministries Conference in Atlanta to present two seminars: (a) Distorted Sex: Providing Mercy to Sexual Strugglers, and (b) Repentance & Restoration: A Look How God Restores Broken and Sinful people. If you are interested in seeing slides, click the page at the top that says, “Articles, Slides, And Other Things.”

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3 responses to “PCA Mercy Ministry Conference

  1. Pam

    Hi Phil!
    I’m praying this morning that things went well at the conference. It looks great and is something I may consider coming to next year, depending on where I’m at with studies, etc.

    I took a look at your slides. Both topics are of interest to me. I noticed that in both presentations you mentioned that we: desire too little rather than too much, and
    turn good desires into demands.

    Would you mind discussing this a little with me/us? The “desire too little rather than too much” stood out to me but wasn’t sure exactly what you meant. If you’d rather not write a post, feel free to email me on it.

    Thanks and I hope you’re seminars are a blessing to you and others.

  2. Thanks for your prayers. It did go well today. Many many conversations about broken things and people in various churches and new opportunities to pray for some hurting folk.

    Desiring too little. Well, that isn’t original with me. It comes from CS Lewis: “…it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

    That help? Addictions usually leaves trying to get superficial desires met while ignoring the deeper ache for God.

  3. Pam

    Yes that makes perfect sense! Thank you. glad to hear it went well.

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