Dec

11

2013

Ben Peays|10:47 AM CT

TGC Hires Seth Magnuson and Expands Translation Efforts

The Gospel Coalition is pleased to announce the addition of Seth Magnuson to our team. Seth will serve as the director for translated content strategies for our new expanded translation initiative, which significantly increases our bandwidth in resourcing the global church. Seth is an incredible answer to prayer for TGC.

MagnusonSethSeth spent the previous six years at Desiring God developing their content strategy and managing their translation teams. He also coordinated international events, managed global partnerships, and oversaw logistics for resource distribution. In the spirit of gospel partnership, TGC intends to serve Desiring God by continuing to provide professional translations of John Piper resources for various multimedia platforms. The need around the world is staggering for this sort of work. The global church faces a profound theological famine. Seth will be a great aid to help us resource the global church who...

 
 
 
 

Dec

05

2013

Ben Peays|12:01 AM CT

New Music Project Helps Kids Learn Theology

The Gospel Coalition is excited to announce a new music project aimed at helping kids learn about God. In partnership with James and Dana Dirksen and their Songs for Saplings collection, we have made 111 songs adapted from the Westminster Shorter Catechism available for free streaming on TGC's website. We hope you can use these songs to help teach your kids important truths about God.

Listen to a couple songs to get a feel for the entire collection:

Who is God?

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What is sin?

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As a parent of four, I am always looking for great teaching resources for my kids. I met James and Dana at our last national conference in Orlando and received some of their music. By the time our road trip home was over, my kids were actually singing good theology. I asked them if we could incorporate their music into a special web project for The Gospel Coalition as well as the New City...

 
 
 
 

Nov

05

2013

Ben Peays|12:00 PM CT

Luke Album Named 'Best of Best'

TGC LukeThe Gospel Coalition is excited to announce that Worship Leader magazine awarded our Songs for the Book of Luke album their 2013 Editor's Pick award as the Best of the Best selection in the Indie category. This is an annual selection by their editorial team of the top album that influenced worship services in the past calendar year.

Thank you to everyone who has listened to the album and even led these songs in your churches! You can listen the entire album for free here. On this site you can also download free chord charts and sheet music, and watch video instructions on how to play the songs. These are all original songs inspired by the book of Luke and aimed at being sung...

 
 
 
 

Oct

08

2013

Ben Peays|10:26 AM CT

Chan and Platt Reflect from the Korean DMZ

Just a few hours ago David Platt and Francis Chan were standing at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)—a strip of land serving as a buffer between North and South Korea. They recorded this short, candid video reflecting on the realities of a closed country with little or no access to the gospel.

They offer a challenge for church to be more active in helping North Korea rather than simply observing the situation like a tourist. Let us pray more fervently for Kim Jong Un and the people of North Korea, and act with greater urgency to bring them the gospel.

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Jun

19

2013

Ben Peays|12:01 AM CT

Pray, Work, Wait: Dave Blanchard on Gospel-Minded Entrepreneurs

For many years the faith and work movement largely focused on helping Christians maintain their beliefs in the workplace and share the gospel when possible. But now we see an encouraging trend where new organizations and initiatives explore the broader dimensions of vocation and human flourishing. Praxis, for example, is a fascinating organization leading the effort to support Christian entrepreneurs compelled by their faith to advance the common good.

Dave Blanchard is the co-founder and president of Praxis, and I asked him to help us understand this developing trend among Christians in the marketplace. Praxis offers an accelerator fellowship program to advance the work of high-growth, pre-scale nonprofits and businesses led by Christ-followers. Applications for the 2014 Praxis Fellowship close on July 1 and can be completed at www.praxislabs.org. Follow them on Twitter ...

 
 
 
 

May

21

2013

Ben Peays|12:01 AM CT

Showcase the Gospel in Living Color

"Showcase the Gospel in Living Color" follows the Chen couple as they meet their adopted son, Jacob, for the first time. This remarkably powerful and quality film shows the intimate moments when a couple becomes a family as the Chens hold Jacob for the first time. As you will see, adoption can be an outward witness to and expression of worship for God's adoption of us—and a way to showcase the gospel in living color to the world (Gal. 4:4-7).

Austin Stone Church has launched an incredible adoption campaign to try and adopt all 244 kids needing adoption in the city of Austin, Texas. They have also created an extensive foster care initiative to provide Christian homes to children who need a family.



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The Storyframes Collective is a collaborative effort between The Gospel Coalition and the Austin Stone Church for the purpose of celebrating the extraordinary work of...

 
 
 
 

May

13

2013

Ben Peays|12:01 AM CT

God's Goodness in the Deepest Pain

The Storyframes Collective is a collaborative effort between The Gospel Coalition and the Austin Stone Church for the purpose of celebrating the extraordinary work of God in the lives of ordinary people. Through excellence in the art of storytelling (film, photojournalism, spoken word, and writing), this project aims to recount God's redemptive, transforming work in the lives of our brothers and sisters. In form, this website collects encouraging stories about God's grace. In function, we want these stories to inspire you to praise God.



As a collective, we hope that people from around the world will join us in collecting and telling the amazing stories of God's grace and the power of the gospel. We hope this project will increase your faith, encourage your spirit, and open your eyes to the extraordinary work of God every day in your life and...

 
 
 
 

May

02

2013

Ben Peays|12:01 AM CT

Whether I Live or Die, God Wins

The Storyframes Collective is a collaborative effort between The Gospel Coalition and the Austin Stone Church for the purpose of celebrating the extraordinary work of God in the lives of ordinary people. Through excellence in the art of storytelling (film, photojournalism, spoken word, and writing), this project aims to recount God's redemptive, transforming work in the lives of our brothers and sisters. In form, this website collects encouraging stories about God's grace. In function, we want these stories to inspire you to praise God.

As a collective, we hope that people from around the world will join us in collecting and telling the amazing stories of God's grace and the power of the gospel. We hope this project will increase your faith, encourage your spirit, and open your eyes to the extraordinary work of God every day in your life and in the lives of others around you.

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Mar

26

2013

Ben Peays|8:58 AM CT

Songs for the Book of Luke: Music By the Church, for the Church

This year, in conjunction with our National Conference, The Gospel Coalition has released Songs for the Book of Luke, a collection of songs written and recorded by church musicians from across the country.



What's held out as the "Gold Standard" of contemporary worship is often far from theologically sound. At its best, it's emotional, contemporary, and relevant; at its worst, it's divorced from both Scripture and also the heritage of hymn-singing and psalm-singing that has shaped Christian worship for a couple of millennia.

Fortunately, that's not the whole story in Christian music these days. Many gifted songwriters, pastors, and artists serve local congregations with an eye toward both beauty and truth. They care about congregational singing. They care about content that can strengthen the weak and comfort the...

 
 
 
 

Dec

10

2012

Ben Peays|7:00 AM CT

Just Announced: TGC13 Post-Conference on Faith and Work



The Gospel Coalition is excited to announce a post-conference at the 2013 National Conference at Rosen Shingle Creek. This free event will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. Tim Keller and several other leaders in the church, marketplace, and broader culture will focus on a variety of issues related to the Christian faith and its role in our work and vocation.




More details, including a full schedule and lineup of speakers, will be available soon. So make your travel arrangements accordingly or adjust them if you can. There is no need to register separately for this event.

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