Stephen Um on Grace Renewal (Video)

The folks over at LEAD have done a great service in making all the video and audio from their 2011 conference avaialable online. Here is video of Stephen Um's breakout session on grace renewal dynamics:   Grace Renewal – Dr. Stephen Um from Gospel Alliance New England on Vimeo. Check out the LEAD site for video […]

Panel Discussion with Matt Chandler, Ray Ortlund and Stephen Um

In November of 2011, Stephen Um and others from CGC had the privilege of being a part of Lead 2011. Held in Auburn, Maine, the conference brought together church leaders and laypersons from around Northern New England for a time of reflection on what it would mean for our churches and lives to be gospel-centered. […]

Martin Luther the Social Networker?

Over at The Economist, an article entitled "How Luther Went Viral" suggests that the phenomena of social media may not be all that new. In fact, the writer claims that the Protestant Reformation is a prime example of a pre-modern movement using technology and social networks to accomplish its end. Much of the article attempts to […]

Engaging Skeptics with the Gospel (Audio)

Stephen Um recently presented a breakout session at November’s Plant New England conference. The audio, which is just over an hour and includes Q&A, has recently been made available online. In the breakout session, Dr. Um addresses issues of contextualization for ministry that will be applicable for Christians, whether ministers or laypersons, in all contexts. […]

God Hates Your Self-Righteousness Because He Loves You

Here's a choice excerpt from Tullian Tchividjian's new book: Jesus + Nothing = Everything. The book is a great introduction to the radical nature of the gospel of grace, serving as a tenacious gospel remedy for hearts that lean toward "performancism" (read: all): In our bones, we know that God hates unrighteous ‘bad’ works; we’re not […]

Richard Lints and Michael Horton On Christians in the Academy

Our very own Richard Lints was recently featured on The Gospel Coalition site in a video discussion with Michael Horton. The two dialogue about the importance of Christian scholars experiencing the sharpening of the secular academy. Check out the video:  Christian Scholarship in the Secular Academy from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Theology and the Sweetness of Literacy

Over at the Books & Culture blog Tony Reinke has some helpful thoughts on theological convictions that should undergird and spur on our approach to literacy and reading. Here are three ways that the Christian faith might encourage us to be thoughtful readers and literacy advocates in a post-literate culture:  First, I've found that we can gauge […]

David Brooks on Admitting Our Sinfulness

A recent op-ed from David Brooks over at the New York Times points up the foolishness of denying human sinfulness and corruptibility, and would seem to suggest that coming to terms with it may be a key to living well, or at least honestly with ourselves and one another. He uses the recent scandal at Penn State […]

Renewal Audio from Richard Lovelace

In the past we have pointed you to unsung but vital resources like S. G. De Graaf's Promise and Deliverance, or audio of the late Meredith Kline's classes. These are the kinds of gems that you'll find if you're reading the footnotes of your favorite modern day gospel-centered authors. Another under appreciated, even if oft cited, […]

Sermon Sketches #5 – Exile and Homecoming

We continue in our Sermon Sketches series which today follows Stephen Um into his new sermon series: Encountering God. The series will track through the Old Testament, keying in on important characters and episodes where people encounter God. Throughout, attention is given to both the micro context of each text, as well as the macro […]