This was Tommy's day to talk at the church planting conference. He spoke in the morning about "The Paradigm: Paul's Experience in Athens" and how pastors need to use the message of Acts 2 and apply it to an Acts 17 reality. Although the message remains the same, the language and the methods that pastors use in the new reality need to adapt to the culture that they are in.
Tommy used the music of SRC's own Eric Whitaker (2 Edge) as an example of another method to deliver the message of the gospel in today's language. This talk was fantastic, and created a lot of good discussion for the Q&A panel that followed after Ricardo's talk about "A Way: The Gospel and the Brazilian Culture".