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Resolved - Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Over the weekend I and a handful of collegians, high-schoolers, and sponsors from my church joined 2500 other people at the 4-day Resolved conference in Pasadena. The conference was pretty heavy-duty, with sessions (some back-to-back) being in both the mornings and the evenings. We had nine speaking sessions from reputed names including John MacArthur, C.J. Mahaney, and Steve Lawson which covered various topics like genuine faith and sovereign grace. The worship preceding the speaking was upbeat and phenominal.

I didn't get as much out of the conference as I could've, the main reason being that I fell asleep in most of the speaking sessions. I hadn't gotten a good night's rest for a while, and the fact that we got between 4-6 hours of sleep each night did not help. That's not to say I didn't take anything away. On the contrary, I learned a good deal and had some good follow-up discussions with Joe and Steve, as well as fellowship with the other members of our group.

Perhaps the best part of the weekend was seeing a girl that Stan invited, Nina, come to faith in Christ. She had been a non-devout Catholic who had problems with some aspects of her religion. Over this weekend God gave her so many signs, from Stan inviting her to the conference out of the blue (and paying for it), to the discussions she had with people, to the topics of the messages and the parallels that she shared with C.J. Mahaney, who used to be Catholic. She felt like the whole conference was directed straight at her. It was just awesome to see how God revealed himself to her and the awesome power and love He demonstrates in doing so.

All-in-all, Resolved was worth the $145 and the time that I could've spent getting my homework done. I'm just sorry that I wasn't able to make more of it.