Last week I attended one day of the Fulwood Conference here in Sheffield. The stand out talk for me was Gavin McGrath on John Owen’s doctrine of the Holy Spirit. It was a great introduction with some very suggestive (if brief) contemporary application – especially on the importance of the doctrine of the Trinity. His two talks are available for free download here and here.
It got me thinking. I’ve written a book on prayer and I often get asked to speak on prayer. I’ve written a book on social involvement and I often get asked to speak on social involvement. I’ve written a book on busyness and I often get asked to speak on busyness. I’ve written a book on missional church and I often get asked to speak on missional church. I’ve just written a book on sanctification and already I’m being asked to speak on sanctification.
I’ve also written a book on the Trinity, but no-one has ever asked me to speak on the Trinity.
Why is this?
Actually while we’re on the subject … Why is my book on the Trinity the only one to be going out of print?
The irony is that of all the topics above the Trinity is the one on which I would most like to be asked to speak! Indeed I often find ways of speaking on it even if I’m asked to speak on something else. If I’m asked to give on prayer then I nearly always end up talking about the Trinity.
I also think it’s the most practical of all those topics.
My book Delighting in the Trinity is available in the USA from Kregel, but is now out of print in the UK. I have some copies available for sale in the UK at £6 each including packing and postage (discounts for multiple orders).