Jonathan Edwards for the Church
Foreward Joel Beeke
The Jonathan Edwards for the Church conference met in February 2014 in Durham, England. Not a dry academic, historical conference of little or no relevance to real life, this meeting heard papers that showed the relevance of Edwards for today's church.
This collection of essays does more than apply lessons from Edwardsäó» ministry, however: it is a much needed corrective to the current idea that the gathered church, worshipping God around Godäó»s Word week by week, is somehow inadequate to the needs of contemporary society. On the contrary, the knowledge of God is ministered precisely through the local church, and Edwards is a guide to recovering that vision. The authors have done a great service in helping us catch it.
Iain D Campbell, Free Church of Scotland, Isle of Lewis