Why Cities Matter at Christianity Today

Why Cities Matter, the new book by Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard, was recently reviewed by Jeff Haanen over at Christianity Today‘s This Is Our City. Here are a few of his reflections on the book: “Why Cities Matter strikes the right balance between social analysis and ministry focus, encouraging readers not just to live in the city but also […]

Gospel Wisdom – Audio from Ortlund, Wilson, Rinne & more

Just a few weeks ago, New England was graced with yet another stellar conference. We highlighted the “Men and Women of Wisdom” conference here, but are now pleased to point your attention to the FREE conference audio. Thanks to South Shore Baptist Church for making these practical, gospel-centered resources available. Here are some of the […]

TGCNE REFRESH :: Tripp, Um, and Rinne :: Aug. 9-10

At The Gospel Coalition New England’s 2013 Leadership Summit, it was announced that TGCNE would be hosting a summer conference for congregational leaders (both lay and vocational). We are excited to announce the details of this event as we move toward opening registration soon. DATE & PURPOSE On August 9-10, 2013, we invite you to […]

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. […]

The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud (Book Review)

A reader expects to read a certain type of novel when the opening sentence finds the narrator saying: “How angry am I? You don’t want to know”–perhaps an adrenaline-fueled tirade of a novel, filled with high-octane rants and destruction; or maybe a novel bent on disturbing the reader through violence or depravity resulting from overwhelming […]

Brandenburg Concerto #1 and the Broken Beauty of the Cross

J. S. Bach’s set of six concertos for the Margrave of Brandenburg (simply known as the “Brandenburg” concertos) are among the high points of Western music.  If you’re not familiar with the first Brandenburg concerto, have a listen to this haunting selection, which is the second of the concerto’s three movements: It has an other-worldly […]

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