Why Cities Matter at The Resurgence

Over at The Resurgence, Stephen Um has a post on “How to be on Mission in the City.” The short article is ordered around “5 tips for faithful gospel mission.” Here is “tip” number one: 1. GET GROUNDED IN THE GOSPEL A faithful presence of Jesus’ gospel in the city hinges on his gospel itself. […]

Why Cities Matter – Stephen Um interviewed by Paul Edwards

Recently, Stephen Um was welcomed as a guest on Detroit radio’s Paul Edwards’ show. For those looking for a basic primer on the ideas behind Why Cities Matter, or an introduction to the discussion on the importance of gospel mission in the context of rapid global urbanization, there may be no better place to start than […]

Bryan Chapell on “The Power of Hope”

  Recently, Citylife Presbyterian Church welcomed Dr. Bryan Chapell to the Boston area for a weekend retreat. Dr. Chapell’s sessions, which emphasized the power of the hope that Christians have as a result of their union with Christ, were profound and practical in their application of the gospel. Media from all four of those sessions […]

Notes on Stephen Um’s “Jesus and Money” TGC Plenary

The Gospel Coalition’s 2013 National Conference was a a whirlwind couple of days for everyone in attendance. Over the course of three days (or five if you made it to the pre-conference), around 5,000 of us did our best to keep up with a staggering number of must-hear sessions as they came at us in […]

Urbanophile Reviews Why Cities Matter

Reviews are beginning to role in for Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard’s recently published Why Cities Matter. One of the first comes from Aaron Renn of Urbanophile. Renn claims that urbanists themselves have much to learn from Christians who are seeking to contextualize the gospel in the city: I’ve noted before how urban church leaders…have been willing […]

TGCNE Leadership Summit: Panel Discussion on “Contextualized Ministry in New England”

Listen in as four New England pastors discuss contextualized ministry in their own local contexts. What are the unique challenges of New England ministry? What evidences of God’s grace have they witnessed in their ministries? Hear from… Steven Chin (Boston, MA) Matt Kruse (Malden, MA) Todd Murphy (Providence, RI) Stephen Witmer (Pepperell, MA) Justin Ruddy (Boston, […]

Why Cities Matter: Read Keller’s Foreword and Chapter 1

Today, we are pleased to offer a free download of a sampler for Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard’s new book, Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church. Read Timothy Keller’s foreword, the Introduction, and Chapter One of the book in PDF format here. The book is currently available on Amazon for 48% off. Please […]