As the blogosphere is undoubtedly full of posts concerning the Desiring God conference from last weekend, I'll try and touch on some things that might have been left out by more capable bloggers.
- Baptists don't smoke
I was literally the only person there who smoked. Literally.
- Mark Driscoll will kick you in the head.
Literally. Genesis Three style.
- Calvinists love Chipotle.
According to the downtown store manager, they had the most peope he's ever seen on a Saturday. And they ran out of Diet Coke and hard tacoshells. Calvinists also like to make ordering a burrito too hard, and should lighten up about Mexican food.
- D.A. Carson is Canadian, eh?
Wow, is he Canadian. Nobody doubts that he's intelligent and insightful, but I had no idea until I heard him speak that he was Red Green's older brother.
- John Piper will punch you.
Nah, that's unfair. He won't punch you, but he'll make punching motions at you...
- Josh Harris is small.
Yup, Josh Harris is actually about 4-foot 7.
- Calvinists grunt.
Lastly, I found that most of the people at the conference didn't shout "Amen" like I expected. They just kinda grunted, a lot. Instead of the soft cascade of thoughtful "hmmms," we at times felt like we were in the midst of a wasp nest. The echoing "HMMM"s were a bit distracting.