Preaching From and To the Heart

In recent weeks The Center For Gospel Culture has been hosting Sermon Labs. Led by Stephen Um and Richard Lints, we’ve been getting together on Wednesday evenings to learn and talk about what it means to and how we might more faithfully preach the gospel. A small part of the conversation has been the ways […]

Asian-American Christian Thought and Theological History

Stephen Um and Julius Kim will team up to lead a workshop at this year's The Gospel Coalition's National Conference next month on the topic: Asian-American Christian Thought and Theological History: Pastoral Implications for Diversity and Innovation in a Multiracial Church.  Click here to read an interview that serves as a preview to this seminar. Here's […]

Prayer and the Inescapable of God’s Authority

God’s control in the process of salvation is often debated in Christian circles – a debate with a very long history. For those outside of the church, it seems like an oddity. Peter J. Thuessen’s recent book Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine,[1] for example, basically portrays the doctrine as a persistent theme inherited from […]

Perplexed? Confused? Me (and John Calvin) too

  There are many things that we do not understand. Things that can shake our faith, whether on a personal, corporate or global level, are in no short supply. Obviously there are a number of ways that we can react to that which troubles us. We can point the finger at God – even explain […]

Prayers of the People: 3.10.11

  Each week, we will post a prayer that has been prayed at Citylife Presbyterian Church of Boston called the "Prayers of the People." We desire for these prayers to be kingdom-centered prayers and hope that they will be an encouragement to you.   Our Father, it is fitting to sing your praises as a […]

Baseball, Theology, and Contextualization

Two things that I enjoy immensely in life are theology and baseball. While fiction and theology fill up most of my reading queue, I always try to be reading at least one book about baseball (even if it takes me some time to work through it). One volume I recently enjoyed was Tim McCarver's "Baseball […]

The Centrality of the Gospel in a Distracted World

Dr. Stephen Um and Dr. Richard Lints recently published an article in The Gospel Coalition's Blog regarding the comprehensiveness of the gospel and how we must be careful not to simplify our understanding the gospel.  Here is an excerpt of the article: The Bible uses different word pictures to articulate the breadth and depth of […]

Special Event at The Gospel Coalition’s 2011 Conference

There has been much discussion in the blogosphere with regard to Rob Bell's new book, Love Wins.  The Gospel Coalition has just added a special event to their 2011 National Conference schedule, where Don Carson, along with Tim Keller, and Council Members Crawford Loritts, Stephen Um, and Kevin DeYoung, will address the issues that have been […]

Mobile No More

Collin Hansen, Editorial Director of The Gospel Coalition, published an article in Christianity Today last year that discussed matters of mobility and how it has an influence on the church and ministry.  He cites Dr. Stephen Um in light of his minisry in center city Boston. 

Prayers of the People: 3.3.11

  Each week, we will post a prayer that has been prayed at Citylife Presbyterian Church of Boston called the "Prayers of the People." We desire for these prayers to be kingdom-centered prayers and hope that they will be an encouragement to you.   Our Father, it is fitting to sing your praises as a […]