Discounted Hotel Rates for TGCNE’s REFRESH

We are happy to announce that we have secured a limited number of hotel rooms at special group discount rates for TGCNE’s REFRESH conference (August 9-10) with Paul David Tripp, Stephen Um, and Jeramie Rinne. Our hope is that these deals will help to facilitate an even more comfortable, refreshing weekend for you, your spouse […]

“Everyone in this Room is a Massive Failure” – Paul Tripp

“Everyone in this room, including this man is a massive failure. Any other view of you is a delusion. Reject it.” The question is, “What do you do in the face of the evidence of your failure?” For those unfamiliar with Paul David Tripp, speaker at this summer’s REFRESH conference, consider taking a look at the recent […]

Words for Readers and Writers

In a recently published collection of essays, novelist Larry Woiwode explores the Creator/creature dynamic that is at play in the craft of writing. Noting that the writer’s ultimate sin is to usurp the place of God–to fancy one’s self as “God of this creation”–Woiwode beautifully demonstrates how God overcomes even this tragic misstep: “What writers […]

Hope for Recovering Pragmatists

Jeramie Rinne–who will be with us at this August’s TGCNE REFRESH–has a new article available at 9 Marks. In the piece, “I Was a Pragmatist,” Jeramie confesses that he essentially spent the first seven years of his ministry looking for something that just worked. And, using this candid admission as a launching point, he goes […]

Registration Now Live for TGCNE’s REFRESH!

Registration is now open for TGCNE’s REFRESH! Click above to view the event website which has details on dates, time, cost, location, etc. Please help us spread the word via Facebook and Twitter, and consider inviting those in your church community to join you for this weekend of refreshing in the gospel. Space is very […]

“Man Cannot Live on Facebook Likes Alone”

Over at the New York Times’ Opinionator, nestled in the Anxiety gallery, Alexander Nazaryan has a reflection on the ways in which the Internet has begun to demand something akin to religious devotion. Part tongue-in-cheek, part frighteningly familiar autobiographical expose, the piece will give you pause over the role that the Internet may have begun […]

TGCNE::REFRESH Registration Launches Next Week!

Registration for TGCNE’s REFRESH will be launching next Wednesday, June 12. See the information below for details on the event. Our hope is that you’ll be able to coordinate with others at your church and reserve your spots quickly as space will be limited to 350 seats. Please note that there is a significant discount […]

Single Discernment & The Issue of Attraction

In a previous post on singleness, we discussed tensions around the “gift” of singleness, observing how even involuntary singleness can be a gift from God.  But what about singles who are in a position to discern whether God might be leading them toward a prospective spouse?  Here, too, there is ample room for confusion.  One […]