TGC 2012 Council Colloquium (Tuesday)

Every year TGC Council members meet for several days of discussion, debate, prayer, and fellowship around the gospel of Jesus Christ. This year around 100 Council members and guests are meeting on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and challenging one another to pursue Christ with biblical faithfulness. The agenda includes a wide variety of topics emerging from the pressing issues faced in local churches, cultures, and the church universal. Take a look at Tuesday’s agenda and a few photos from Louisville. All videos recorded Tuesday evening will eventually be released to the public.

Private Panels 

Generational Conflict

Generational gaps and leadership transitions are dividing local churches and denominations. Is this inevitable or can it be avoided? What are some stories of success?

Darrin Patrick, Tim Keller, Matt Chandler, and  Kevin DeYoung (moderator)



Public opinion has changed rapidly against the traditional view, and new laws pose new challenges to our churches. What should we expect in the coming years? What can we do, and what should we change?

Mark Dever (moderator), Tim Keller, Al Mohler, and David Powlison

Theological Trends

i.            Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Don Carson)

ii.         Open Ended Discussion (Tim Keller, Don Carson, and Albert Mohler)


Video Discussions

These short, lively discussions celebrate unity in diversity amongst our Council members. Each of the following videos will be available on the TGC website.

Did Jesus Preach the Gospel?
John Piper, Tim Keller, D.A. Carson

Why Is TGC Complementarian? How Does That Relate to the Gospel?
D. A. Carson,, John Piper, and Tim Keller


The Importance of Getting the Trinity Right
Tim Keller, John Piper, and D. A. Carson


Church Size: Does it Matter?
Kevin DeYoung, Mark Dever, and Matt Chandler


Should Your Church Make Room for Art?
Darrin Patrick, Mark Dever, and Matt Chandler


Handling Church Discipline in Front of a Watching World
Kent Hughes, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Phil Ryken


Pastors and Politics: What’s Appropriate from the Pulpit
Bill Kynes, Voddie Baucham, and Mark Dever


When Should Christians Engage in Civil Disobedience?
Tim Keller, John Yates, and Al Mohler

Image credit: Carl Larsen