Calvin on the Image of God and Social Justice

In Generous Justice, Timothy Keller suggests that “the Bible gives believers two basic motivations [for doing justice]–joyful awe before the goodness of God’s creation, and the experience of God’s grace in redemption.” John Calvin offers a stirring reflection on the former in his Institutes of the Christian Religion. Calvin claims that considering the image of God in our fellow […]

2013 TGCNE Leadership Summit (March 23)

In March of 2012, the New England regional chapter of The Gospel Coalition launched with what was then called a “Pastors’ Colloquium.” 70 leaders gathered to consider what God may be doing on a larger scale in the gospel-centered churches of New England. We are excited to announce that on March 23, from 10:00am-3:30pm, TGC-minded […]

Did the Apostles Really Understand the Old Testament?

Recent years have found a number of challenges levied against a reading of the New Testament which maintains that, when citing the Old Testament, New Testament authors understood and communicated the original intention of Old Testament authors. Needless to say, how we answer this question will have significant impact on the way we understand the […]

Journeying into the Gospel During Lent

Evangelicals have historically had a hard time with Lent. Many reject its observance outright as an empty, ascetic, religious observance. Others adopt the tradition wholesale for its own sake–for a sense of connection to tradition. Somewhere in the middle, many Christians have found Lent to be a helpful season of reflection upon human neediness that […]

On the Benefits of Reading Old Blog Posts

As others have noted, the English speaking world is currently blessed with an (almost embarrassing) abundance of riches in the area of gospel publishing. A steady stream of books and study curriculum is supplemented by the daily, raucous hum of the blogosphere. Keeping up often feels like drinking from the proverbial fire-hose. Some think it’s […]

TGC 2013 National Conference

Why Should I Attend the TGC National Conference?

“Why should I attend the TGC National conference?” There are a few ways to answer that question. Yes, there will be a number of outstanding speakers. The range of topics covered at the pre-conference, conference, and post-conference will be enormous—there will be something for everyone. For those currently weathering the erratic winter in a colder […]

New England: The Least “Bible-Minded” Region

A recent study by the Barna Group will be of interest to Christians living and ministering in New England. The study claims to identify “America’s Most (and Least) Bible-Minded Cities” on the basis of nearly 43,000 interviews and the “analysis of Bible trends.” Bible-minded individuals were identified as those “who report reading the Bible in […]

Why Cities Matter – Read the Endorsements

On March 31, 2013, Crossway will publish Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard’s Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church (foreword by Timothy Keller). In the coming months, we’ll be highlighting some of the material and content associated with the book. Today, we’re happy to unveil the endorsements in hopes that they will give you […]

Biblical Exposition Workshop in New England

Those in the TGCNE network will be interested to take a look at an upcoming Simeon Trust Workshop on Biblical Exposition being held just south of Boston on February 13-15, 2013. Jeramie Rinne (Senior Pastor, South Shore Baptist Church, Hingham, MA) and David Camera (Senior Pastor, River Oaks Presbyterian Church, Lake Mary, FL) will be walking […]