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Yesterday was the first day of the 2015 Shepherds’ Conference, which this year is also being called The Inerrancy Summit.

The structure of the week is much different than other Shepherds’ Conferences:  the conference is four days rather than three, there are only two breakout sessions and 18 general sessions (generally there are six and 10, respectively), and there are many speakers who typically do not speak at the Shepherds’ Conference.

Yesterday’s music highlight was Keith and Kristyn Getty leading music throughout the day (they introduced a new hymn on Scripture that I hope will be available on their website soon), Jubilant Sykes singing a solo, and the Master’s College choral singing a number of hymns in the evening.

In previous years I have tried to take much more detailed notes during the sessions; this year, in part because of the pace of the speakers (John MacArthur packed so many Scriptures into his message, my fingers just couldn’t keep up) and because of the structure of the messages, my notes are much more brief.

For a flavor of the conference, you can find the notes I took here (please note that these are unedited and summary style, so there will be some typos and please do not use these as exact quotations):

  1. John MacArthur
  2. Alistair Begg
  3. R. C. Sproul
  4. Stephen Nichols
  5. Ligon Duncan

I was particularly thankful for MacArthur’s message that provided a broad-based perspective on inerrancy, and Duncan’s message, which was a very fine example of biblical exposition (2 Tim. 3:16-17) — the kind of message that is typical of the Shepherds’ Conference.