Our Only Hope in Suffering

There are no words to adequately address the tragedy that occurred late last week in Newtown, CT. The pain of unspeakable loss cannot be eased by our reflections and remembrances, no matter how poignant or appropriate. And yet, to remain silent feels impossible. There is a deep need in the human person to call wrong […]

Stephen Um on Art, the Church, and the Gospel

Though The Gospel Coalition is known for their daily content and great conferences, they also do a great service to the academic world every few months when they publish Themelios. Just recently, Volume 37, Issue 3 of the journal was published. The latest issue includes D.A. Carson’s additional thoughts on the Intolerance of Tolerance, and […]

TGCNE Video Now Available

It’s been nearly two months since many New England Christians gathered together to consider and pursue “The Gospel-Shaped Life” at the The Gospel Coalition New England regional chapter’s 2012 conference. We were privileged to hear from Timothy Keller, John Piper, D.A. Carson, Stephen Um, and a host of other leaders. The audio for this event […]

Advent and the Paradox of Hope

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” When hope touches a broken world, joy is born through groans of longing too deep for words. Hope is a painful thing.  Beautiful beyond compare, but painful.  Because hope, by its very nature, dares to open itself, to become vulnerable, to trust that it will […]