Tag Archives: The Gospel Coalition

God’s Grace for You in the Baptism of Jesus | TGC | Trevin Wax

Today is Epiphany. In many Western churches, this day commemorates the wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus. In the Eastern churches, the focus of Epiphany is on the manifestation of the Trinity in Jesus’ baptism. The Romanian Baptist churches … Continue reading

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To Quit or Not to Quit When Kingdom and Corporate Goals Conflict | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

I occasionally work with a man who once labored as the chief financial officer of a sizable media corporation. His company produced radio programs, magazines, and television shows that generally focused on news and lifestyle programming. One year, however, his … Continue reading

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AirAsia Crash Kills 41 Members of an Indonesian Church | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

One of the largest church networks in Indonesia, Mawar Sharon Church, lost 46 Members in the recent crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501. On December 28, Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 was traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to the island country of Singapore … Continue reading

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Empty Cathedrals and the Myth of Religious Decline | TGC | Trevin Wax

“What will it be like when Christianity joins the list of dead religions, and is taught in universities as part of the folklore syllabus?” asks atheist writer Julian Barnes. What will it be like “when blasphemy becomes not legal or … Continue reading

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The Spiraling Process of Women’s Discipleship | The Gospel Centered Woman

Some reading this article may be familiar with a method of teaching math called spiraling. As a math teacher, I never used that method in the classroom, but I did once tutor a student using that approach. At first, he … Continue reading

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Addressing the Vital Doctrine of Scripture | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

In various quarters and in myriad ways the Scriptures are being questioned, undermined, reinterpreted, and denied. Many desire to update the Bible to ensure its truth and teachings remain relevant. But to update the Scriptures to ensure they speak “truth” … Continue reading

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10 Ways We Can Remember to Be Christians this Christmas | TGC | Kevin DeYoung

Christmas is almost here. And that means many of us are tired, frazzled, stressed, and busy. The next two weeks will go by in a blur–from family, to church, to food, to family, to football, back to church, back to … Continue reading

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Today Is a Time to Mourn | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

I went to bed last night heartsick and distressed over the shooting deaths of two New York Police Department officers. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were sitting in their cruiser unsuspecting when an African-American gunman opened fire on them. … Continue reading

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What is the Threshold for Considering a Group Reached? | TGC | Trevin Wax

For decades, missionaries did not consider a people group “reached” until 20 percent of the population was considered “evangelical.” Today, the statistical benchmark is 2 percent. What brought about this change of definition? And how has it impacted missions strategies? … Continue reading

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Race in America: A First Person Report from #ATimeToSpeak | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

A brief summary of #ATimeToSpeak at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. | Bob Smietana The following post is by Bob Smietana, senior writer for Facts & Trends. This article originally appeared on Facts & Trends. Bob was with us … Continue reading

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Joy to the World: A Christmas Hymn Reconsidered | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

Isaac Watts was arguably the most prolific hymn writer of his day. He is known for writing such timeless hymns as “Behold the Glories of the Lamb” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” However, Watts is best known for … Continue reading

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Race relations panelists: Learn ‘each other’s story’ | Baptist Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) — Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, a diverse group of pastors gathered at the historic Lorraine Hotel — now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum — to discuss the … Continue reading

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A Model of Charity, Clarity and Courage in Pastoral Care | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

We pastors often find ourselves speaking during troublesome and difficult times. We address biblical texts with thorny truths that offend people. We appear at bedsides to comfort the dying and the grieving. We sometimes get called upon to help the … Continue reading

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The Sacred-Secular Divide Is Pure Fiction | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

The following excerpt is taken from An Open Letter to the Christian Nobility by Martin Luther. Although it is directed toward the Church in Rome circa 1520, its truth applies to any church at any time that advocates for a … Continue reading

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A Time to Speak | TGC | Trevin Wax

I’m encouraged and challenged by “A Time to Speak” – two panel discussions held Tuesday at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The event included Bryan Loritts, John Piper, Voddie Baucham, Thabiti Anyabwile, Trillia Newbell, Ed Stetzer, Matt Chandler, Eric Mason, … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Reads of 2014 | TGC | Trevin Wax

Every December, I select the ten books that I most enjoyed reading during the year. I am not claiming these are the most important books of 2014 (since many weren’t even published this year). Instead, I choose ten books (and … Continue reading

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Time Is Now for Gospel Transformation in Race Relations | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

One message rang clear from a two-hour dialogue of Christian leaders gathered Tuesday night in Memphis at the historic Lorraine Motel and National Civil Rights Museum: American evangelicals have far to go in race relations, but the gospel is enough … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why I Stand with the Protestors | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3) That’s the haunting question the psalmist asks in light of Israel’s social deterioration. The psalmist lives in a time when the wicked under the cover of dark fire … Continue reading

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The Final Civil Rights Battle: Ending Police Brutality | TGC | Thabiti Anyabwile

INTRODUCTION Several days after news broke that Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, my shipping container from the Cayman Islands arrived. We’d been about two months without any of our possessions, “camping” in our new home, … Continue reading

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Strength in integrity | TGC | Ray Ortlund

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely.” Proverbs 10:9 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the … Continue reading

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