Gender Roles and the Gospel

Here’s a great video on complementarianism (or biblical gender roles) from The Gospel Coalition featuring John Piper, Tim Keller, and D. A. Carson (HT: JT).  I found all three panelists’s remarks stimulating (and I enjoyed Carson’s anti-Zwinglian militarism at around the 9-minute mark!). Piper, as Piper does, got ramped up in the first part of [Read More...]

Christ Plus: Gospel Coalition Interview on Christ-centered Preaching

From the Gospel Coalition: When you are preaching Christ from the Old Testament, do you actually preach the Old Testament? Owen Strachan, a regular TGC contributor and professor of theology and church history at Boyce College, wants preachers to not simply preach Christ from the Old Testament, but to preach the Old Testament in a [Read More...]

Interview with Eugene Peterson on Reading Rich Literature

Recently in Manhattan I had the opportunity to sit down with venerable pastor and author Eugene Peterson and interview him.  Peterson has championed a rich reading life on the part of pastors over the years, and I had the chance to talk with him about how to cultivate such a life.  Not everyone will agree [Read More...]

The Gospel Coalition Goes Existentialist (!)

Collin Hansen of TGC announces a fantastic new project chaired by Leland Ryken: “We’re thrilled to welcome Wheaton College professor Leland Ryken as a sort of literature scholar in residence to guide us as we read classic books together. Every week he’ll lend us his decades of learning to help us understand why these works [Read More...]

The Church Is Hungry for Teaching on Vocation

Just had an interview published at the Gospel Coalition that I did with Gabe Lyons, a leading thinker on how to infuse Christian work with meaning and purpose.  Gabe leads Q, a Christian cultural think-tank of sorts that is holding its annual conference in Washington, D. C. tomorrow through Thursday. Here’s a slice: With Q [Read More...]

What’s the Gospel Accomplishing in Canada?

John Mahaffey of West Highland Baptist Church in Hamilton, Ontario just commented on the state of evangelicalism in Canada.  I’m not sure if you ever wonder how things are going up north, but I do. Very interesting thoughts from his Gospel Coalition interview: In 1900, 25 percent of Canadians were evangelical in conviction. That number [Read More...]

Jeremy Lin, The Basketball Star Nobody Wanted: A Gospel Coalition Essay

Just had a new theological essay posted over at the Gospel Coalition.  It’s entitled “The Basketball Star No One Wanted: Jeremy Lin’s Unlikely Triumph.” In it, I weave in my own experience with the game as I talk about what Lin’s success means for many.  In the end, I try to show that in Lin’s [Read More...]

He Wins Because of God: Essay on Tebow for The Atlantic

Tim Tebow is America’s most popular athlete.  Pretty incredible for a guy who was (un)hailed as the second coming of Ryan Leaf. A month ago, I wrote on Tebow and John Calvin for the Gospel Coalition.  Just today, The Atlantic has published an essay I wrote on Tebow.  It’s on how to assess what it means [Read More...]

Is Tim Tebow Succeeding Because of the “Hand of God?”

It seems to be Tim Tebow week here at the blog, though without any prior planning toward this goal on my part.  I wrote a piece on the Sunday night comments of NBC sportscaster Bob Costas that suggested that God does not “take a hand in the outcome of [football] games.” Readers of this blog [Read More...]

On the Trinity, Gospel, Local Church and More: Christianity.com Videos

What is the value of church history?  I attempt to answer this very important question here in a video interview with Christianity.com conducted at the 2011 national conference of The Gospel Coalition.  I reference the doctrine of the Trinity–currently a hot-button issue due to the matter of modalism raised in light of the Elephant Room [Read More...]


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