New #TGCNE14 Site :: Just Two Days Left to Register!

On October 3-4, 2014, Christians from all over New England will be gathering together in Boston, MA for TGCNE14–a conference of The Gospel Coalition New England regional chapter. In preparation for this event we are pleased to announce the launch of a new conference website. On the brand new site you’ll find: Main session titles from […]

China Partnership’s “Conversations with Stephen Um”

China Partnership helps churches implement “Global-Local” missions. Global-Local missions happens when US churches make Global connections that make sense Locally. The world is very different today that it was in the 20th Century, and China Partnership helps US churches love and serve Chinese people Globally & Locally. For more information, see their Facebook page and website.  China Partnership […]

Acts 29 NE Event: “Discipleship” w/Wilson and Dodson (5/5)

Here’s the scoop on next week’s Acts 29 Northeast Event: Two thousand years ago, Jesus told a handful of men and women to go into the world and make disciples.  At the heart of any church regardless of context or culture should be the unwavering commitment to be disciples and make disciples.  As pastors, church […]

An Award Winning Resource: Why Cities Matter

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 […]

Sports and the Impossibility of Legacy

            Sports fans are not unfamiliar with the heartbreak of season-ending (and even career-ending) injuries. Most recently, NBA fans have seen Derrick Rose suffer another season-ending knee injury and Kobe Bryant be knocked out for 6 weeks with a knee injury of his own, despite having come back from last […]

Mr. Ives’ Christmas (Book Review)

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. […]

Why Do Cities AND Rural Areas Matter?

From Matt Smethurst at The Gospel Coalition: “Since our world is becoming more urban, there is an undeniably strategic need for healthy gospel churches in cities,” observes [Stephen] Um, pastor of Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston and co-author of Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church [interview]. Nevertheless, he insists, just because cities matter does […]

The Lowland – Jhumpa Lahiri (Book Review)

Jhumpa Lahiri made a name for herself when she debuted in 1999 with a collection of short stories (The Interpreter of Maladies) and was awarded The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Needless to say, those stories are incredible. They are precise, economical, moving, and incredibly wise. One of Lahiri’s greatest strengths is describing the confluence of […]

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