Snapshots of Renewal: Redemption City Church

“Snapshots of Renewal” is a series in partnership with The Gospel Coalition New England that offers context-specific glimpses into the developing movement of the gospel in New England. This snapshot is provided by Juan Maclean who serves as the Lead Pastor and Church Planter of Redemption City Church in the South End of Boston, MA. Redemption City was […]

New England’s “Quiet Revival” at Slate.com

Over at Slate, Ruth Graham has published a piece surveying the “quiet revival” that many believe is happening in New England. In the article she draws on the perspective of New England pastors like Brandon Levering, Jeffrey Bass, and Stephen Um. Here’s an excerpt: The pastors who have come to New England say they come […]

Blurb-Worthy Books for “Black Friday”

Fall is the season for publishing and buying books. Having become (with the help of yesterday’s Thanksgiving holiday) consciously thankful for all that we have, most North American’s will express their actual dissatisfaction with the number of their possessions  by rushing out to purchase as much stuff as they can on “Black Friday.” Let’s admit […]

Snapshots of Renewal

Snapshots of Renewal: Sacred Journey Church

“Snapshots of Renewal” is a series in partnership with The Gospel Coalition New England that offers context-specific glimpses into the developing movement of the gospel in New England. This snapshot is provided by Todd Murphy who serves as the pastor of Sacred Journey Church (CRC) in Providence, RI. Sacred Journey was started in 2009 and is a part of the Acts […]

Telegraph Avenue – Michael Chabon (Review)

Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue is a novel in five parts. The third part, entitled “A Bird of Wide Experience”, is a 12 page long sentence that follows an escaped parrot as it flies around Oakland and happens upon each of the novel’s central characters at the midpoint of their stories. A 12 page sentence is […]

Snapshots of Renewal: Pepperell Christian Fellowship

“Snapshots of Renewal” is a series in partnership with The Gospel Coalition New England that offers context-specific glimpses into the developing movement of the gospel in New England. This snapshot is provided by Stephen Witmer who serves as the pastor of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, MA, and also as an adjunct professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological […]

Reflections from the Top of the World

I was humbled and convicted by my recent encounter with the reflections of a dying Linds Redding.  He had it all: as an artist and executive he was talented, passionate, and successful.  But with the devastating clarity of eyes saturated with impending mortality, he saw and exposed the contemptible hollowness of the promises of success […]

Free TGCNE ’12 Conference Audio

It has been more than two weeks, now, since 1,200 Christians gathered in downtown Boston to celebrate the gospel and consider its necessary shaping influence on our lives. TGCNE ’12—The Gospel-Shaped Life—was an exciting, encouraging, and challenging event that gave all who were present the sense that God is doing a renewing work in the […]