Grace for Falling (Sports) Stars?

At this point, the public spectacle that has become variously known as “The A-Rod Problem,” “the A-Rod situation,” “the A-Rod saga,” “the A-Rod circus,” and “the A-Rod mess,” among other less flattering designations, is ubiquitous. Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal takes the temperature of the conversation: “A-Rod has been compared with villains (living and deceased), […]

The Hopeful Romantic: In Defense of (a kind of) Romanticism

I recently enjoyed reading Karen Swallow Prior’s article, “The Not-Hopeless, Anti-Romantic,” at Christianity Today. It is a wise admonition against the dangers allowing “unrealistic expectations about any aspect of our lives—our relationships, our work, the church, even our very selves” to “rob us of the infinite and varied joys to be found in the everyday […]

Stephen Um on the Power of the Gospel in Burgeoning Cities

Redeemer City to City has a new blog post from Stephen Um: “On Cities, Suburbs, and Countrysides: Part 2” In this second installment, Um addresses the great need created by rapid global urbanization, as well as the hope that we have in the power of the gospel. Here’s an excerpt: The need that the newly urbanized […]

Stephen Um on Cities, Suburbs & Countrysides

Redeemer City to City has the first in a series of posts from Stephen Um in which he considers how city-ministry enthusiasts and those who have been called to rural or suburban areas can set aside charged language and unhelpful dichotomies in favor of collaboration. Here’s an excerpt from “On Cities, Suburbs, and Countrysides”: Many […]

Faith in Faithless Fiction?

Regular readers of the Center for Gospel Culture know that we are fiction fans. Furthermore, we don’t shy away from grappling with contemporary fiction. Though signs of life and redemptive narrative arcs can be hard to come by on the “New Releases” shelf, there is perhaps no better running record of our culture’s existential vacuum […]

TGCNE REFRESH Schedule Now Online

Today, we’re happy to make the schedule available for TGCNE’s REFRESH (August 9-10). Hopefully this will help you as you make plans for travel and accommodations. Friday, August 9 6:00p – Registration Opens 7:00p – Welcome & Song 7:10p – Session: Paul Tripp 8:00p – Break 8:20p – Session: Paul Tripp 9:15p – Dismissal Saturday, August […]

Jeramie Rinne’s Advice to Himself

Over at The Gospel Coalition, REFRESH conference speaker Jeramie Rinne has a new post on “7 Tips for My Younger Preaching Self.” The piece highlights Rinne’s commitment to the sufficiency of the Christian scriptures, along with his good humor and pastoral sensitivity. Here’s one of his “tips” that I, as a young preacher, found to […]

Are You Wearing a Soul Toupée? Me Too!

The folks at Mockingbird recently drew my attention to a perceptive collection of essays (We Learn Nothing: Essays) by Tim Kreider–a semi-frequent contributor to the New York Times. Kreider–a self-styled atheist–writes about the human condition with a kind of brash precision that makes the collection hard to put down. While some readers will be put off by […]

Urbanophile on the Urban Church

In his review of Why Cities Matter, Aaron Renn of Urbanophile (a must-read site for those interested in urbanization and the growing importance of cities) drew attention to the fact that Christians appear to be one of the groups on the forefront of thinking specifically and contextually about the city. Speaking of Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard’s […]

Unmasking Caesar: Art as Herald of the True King

Scripture tells us that God is One, and that God is King: God is the One True King.  He has made his creation such that it should resound with his majesty and declare his glory.  More still, humanity, being made “in the image of God,” is created to visibly represent the invisible God to a […]

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