One seminar I have to miss at the PCA General Assembly this year is that you-scratch-my-back-and-I'll-scratch-yours tag team of Lig Duncan and Tim Keller. They tell us those who sign up for their GA seminar will be the lucky recipients of their inestimable prognostications concerning the next twenty-five years:
What are the deep challenges of our cultural moment? Where is the culture going? What will it look like in 25 years? Is the evangelical influence in our culture in decline? Does that matter? Should we be addressing or engaging culture at all, and if so, how? What does it mean to engage culture? What are we trying to accomplish? Should we “contextualize,’”or is that a denial of the “ordinary means of grace”? What are the unique opportunities for Reformed Christians in general, and the PCA in particular, to contribute to the advance of the Gospel in our time and situation? What are the PCA’s resources—and what can we do in particular? There seems to be disunity and disagreement within the PCA, particularly over the issue of culture and how to address it. How can we work together despite our differences?
Scintillating. Tim and Lig are the future of the PCA as John Grisham and Rick Warren are the future of Half-Price Books. (This post has been edited to remove some snark; but as you see, not all. It's my purpose to warn men of the PCA not to allow these two to be their prophets because they aren't wise about the times. And given their universal acclaim, snark is my attempt to break the hypnotic trance.)