By God's grace, all of our TGC13 conference media—78 talks—are now available, with translations of all plenary sessions and selected workshops in Mandarin, Farsi, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. All of this content is free to be used and shared around the world. As our founding documents state, TGC's desire is "to serve the church we love . . . in an effort to renew the contemporary church in the ancient gospel of Christ." To that end, we hope you will be instructed, edified, and spurred on by this content from our fourth biennial National Conference. May Jesus alone be exalted.
(1) How to Discourage Artists in the Church (Phil Ryken)
Many Christian artists live between two strange worlds. Their faith seems odd to many of their friends in the artistic community, almost as odd as their calling seems to some of their friends at church.
(2) Forgive Us These Faults (Tim Keller)
While our faults always seem small to us due to the natural self-justification of the heart, you can be sure they don't look so small to others.
(3) How to Survive a Cultural Crisis (Mark Dever)
Here are 7 principles for surviving the cultural shifts we're presently enduring.
(4) The Difference Between Autographs and Original Texts (Michael Kruger)
If Bart Ehrman is correct, then he has uncovered the single thread that would unravel the entire garment of the Christian faith.
(5) The New Purpose of Marriage (Collin Hansen)
Marriage based on needs and affection will struggle to endure when the needs change and the affection fades.
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(3) Can God Save a Fundamentalist School? (Chris Bruno)
(4) Help! I Married an Introvert (Stephen Miller)
(5) The Plastic Fruit of Online Living (Lindsey Carlson)
(6) 12 Things to Do After Graduating (Matt Jenson)
(1) Out of the Rubble, Hope for Renewal (Sam Storms, Collin Hansen, Mark Mellinger)
No matter what comes sweeping down the plains, nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ.
(2) When Carl Henry Trash-Talked with Karl Barth (Greg Thornbury, Collin Hansen, John Starke)
If you've never heard of Carl Henry or don't know where to begin, Thornbury and Hansen are good guides.
(3) Are You Ready for the Urban Future? (Matt Smethurst, Stephen Um)
We hope this resource will aid you in situating your own contextual ministry within a broad understanding of our world's shifting cultural currents.
Top Book Reviews
(1) The Evangelicals You Don't Know (Tom Krattenmaker | Review by Mike McKinley)
Turns out what social activist progressives can find to like about Christianity is when Christians act like social activist progressives.
(2) Humble Orthodoxy (Joshua Harris | Review by Derek Brown)
Humble orthodoxy begins with you, not others.
(3) Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Joel B. Green, ed. | Review by Ray Van Neste)
As cultural pressure increases to accommodate the spirit of the age rather than hold fast to Scripture, we must decide where we stand. This volume has made its choice.
News and Notes
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