After the conference, the talks were put into book form and recently the talks from the 2008 conference were published in a book called, "Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology." For those at the conference, there isn't much that is new here. Although the chapter by Greg Gilbert in the middle of the book (who was not one of the speakers at the conference) was new, that is about it. But each chapter gave insights into some important subjects.
Perhaps the two chapters I found most interesting were written by John MacArthur and R. Albert Mohler, Jr. MacArthur wrote his chapter on depravity and Mohler wrote his on substitutionary atonement. What I found most interesting about both of them is how timely they are. As one who has studied extensively the Emerging Church and postmodern theology, these books were very insightful and important.
But each chapter was its own blessings. Piper's reminder that all those who follow Christ will suffer was both challenging and encouraging. Sproul's chapter on the curse motif in Scripture was insightful and oftentimes something that pastors and amateur theologians all too often overlook.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and that was a bit of a surprise. I almost didn't pick it up because I had heard all of the chapters before. You can download them online for goodness sakes! But I was grateful nonetheless that I picked it up. The chapters and the book itself was something I needed. I encourage everyone to pick it up and read it and enjoy it. Be challenged and encouraged by it. And hopefully, I will see you next year at T4TG 2010.