Stephen Um takes us through the way in which we can understand the importance of diversity through the lens of the gospel. Diversity is not on the periphery but at the heart of the gospel. Why?
Stephen Um’s latest work, Gospel Shaped Mercy, is now available! This is a great resource for all who are interested in discovering how the gospel impacts and shapes our understanding of mercy. Take a look at the following trailer. For more information about the book and for purchase, click here.
One of the great things that God has done with the Christian faith is put pens to papers. There are many men and women that God has raised up to help us know Him more by writing great books. Today, which is obvious to almost all, is “Cyber Monday”. So, here are some of the […]
I first read J.I. Packer’s Knowing God in December 2011. It would be minimal to say that Packer greatly helped me come to know God. Like many Christians, J.I. Packer has given us a book that greatly opened up the Scriptures to show us the attributes of God. Recently, Mark Jones, pastor of Faith Vancouver Presbyterian […]
Pastor Stephen Um of City Life Presbyterian in Boston is coming out with a new commentary on 1 Corinthians. This new Crossway series of commentaries is called Preaching the Word and it is headed by R. Kent Hughes. This set of commentaries cover almost every book of the New Testament and many of the Old Testament. The commentary of […]
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) Genesis 1:26-27 has served as the locus of most theological anthropologies in the central Christian tradition. However, Richard Lints observes that too rarely have these verses been understood as conceptually interwoven […]
“In Paradise,” the new novel by Peter Matthiessen, who passed away the weekend before it was released, begins with a poem by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. It includes this stanza: Everything is plundered, betrayed, sold.Death’s great black wing scrapes the air,Misery gnaws to the bone.Why then do we not despair? This poem was written […]
Stephen Witmer is the Pastor of Pepperell Christian Fellowship in Pepperell, MA and teaches New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He agreed to answer some questions for us about his new book Eternity Changes Everything: How to live now in the light of your future (The Good Book Company). CGC: You’ve written a book called […]
Cities Matter We live in a unique moment in history. More people live in urban centers today than ever before, which means there’s an unprecedented opportunity to influence the world through the church in the city. In Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church (excerpt), urban pastors Justin Buzzard and Stephen Um lay out […]
There is rarely apathy when it comes to Christmas. People tend to either love the season–soaking up all that comes with it–or dread it for its painful reminders of broken families and other assorted pains. This tension was clearly understood by Oscar Hijuelos, a recently-deceased, under-sung author profiled in a recent New York Times feature. […]
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