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TGC Announces a New Site en Français

Through our website, The Gospel Coalition aims to circulate excellent, gospel-centered biblical, theological, and pastoral resources. Our site, which attracted more than 31 million pageviews in 2012, enables us to deliver these essays, news reports, book reviews, videos, sermons, and much more for minimal cost. But the website also gives these resources a global audience. Last year more visits came from Sydney, Australia, than any other city except Chicago. London and Singapore also appeared in the top 10. The main factor limiting our reach has been language. Until this year.

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Working with friends around the world who share our beliefs and priorities, TGC began hosting a Spanish-language website in February. Today we are grateful to God that we can announce the launch of a French-language website [Twitter | Facebook] filled with editorial content provided by pastors, theologians, and other church leaders in France, Quebec, the United States, and elsewhere. We are merely providing the technical support; the French-speaking editors control the content. They do not propose to simply translate English resources into French. Instead, they hope to highlight and assist the French-speaking church by producing and distributing thoughtful, faithful resources from a variety of sources, including materials they write themselves.

Two men in particular have been and will be instrumental in guiding the Évangile 21 initiative (which is the name given to the Euorpean French version of The Gospel Coalition; the Quebec French organization is called Sola). Aurélien Lang, who currently serves at the Foyer Evangélique Universitaire de Grenoble, will oversee the site while Mike Evans, director emeritus of l'Institut Biblique de Genève, will serve as publication manager. Joining them on the editorial team will be Matthieu Giralt (graphics and video) and Fadi Akl (technical assistance and conference registration). Lang and Evans will oversee a growing group of translators and collaborators committed to the sufficiency of Scriptures and the doctrines of grace. On the background and need for the site, Evans remarks:

In 2012, Don Carson, John Piper, and Henri Blocher were the keynote speakers at a conference held in Geneva based on the theme of gospel-centered ministry. Ever since we have been under pressure to launch a website and continue with regular conferences. We are aware of a keen and increasing sense of interest among the new generation of Christian leaders for resources that will inform and stimulate gospel-centered ministry. It's taken time to get everything on course because we're dependent on the enthusiastic commitment of volunteers. Our debut is modest, but we are aiming to progressively increase the content of the Évangile 21 site in the coming months.

Through all these efforts we hope to serve, encourage, and collaborate with a network of French-speaking Christians who can stamp the next generation with gospel-centered resources for the global church. May the Lord himself strengthen his blood-bought church through the faithful proclamation of the gospel.

TGC Announces a New Site En Español

Through our website, The Gospel Coalition aims to circulate excellent, gospel-centered biblical, theological, and pastoral resources. Our site, which attracted more than 31 million pageviews in 2012, enables us to deliver these essays, news reports, books, videos, sermons, and much more for minimal cost. But the website also gives these resources a global audience. Last year more visits came from Sydney, Australia, than any other city except Chicago. London and Singapore also appeared in the top 10. The main factor limiting our reach has been language. Until now.

Working with friends around the world who share our beliefs and priorities, TGC now hosts a Spanish-language website filled with editorial content provided by pastors, theologians, and other church leaders in Spain, Latin America, the United States, and elsewhere. We don't propose to simply translate English resources into Spanish. Instead, we hope to highlight and assist the incredible Spanish-speaking men and women already serving the church by producing and distributing thoughtful, faithful resources.

Two men in particular have been and will be instrumental in guiding this new initiative. In Spain, Patricio Ledesma, part of Iglesia Bautista Reformada of Palma de Mallorca, handles logistics. And from the Dominican Republic, Jairo Namnún, part of Iglesia Bautista Internacional led by Miguel Núñez, deals with content and editing. They oversee a growing group of translators and collaborators, all pastors or seminary professors committed to the sufficiency of Scriptures and with knowledge of the doctrines of grace. Right now the 12 regular contributors come from Mexico, Spain, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and different parts of the United States.

"At coalicionporelevangelio.org we understand that the Spanish-speaking world is lacking, in general, good resources and good voices with good theology, with a passion for God's people and for the lost," Ledesma and Namnún explain. "We do have good preachers, and good ministries, but we feel the need for a hub in the web where people who love the Lord and share the theology of historical Christianity can find fresh content and get to know like-minded ministries."

Even as we launch this new initiative, we continue to seek other ways to equip the Spanish-speaking church. We're excited about the Spanish-language track of three workshops and one focus gathering at our upcoming national conference in Orlando, and we will provide live Spanish translation at the main sessions. And through TGC International Outreach, we will continue to provide Theological Famine Relief by donating physical resources for those particularly in the Global South with limited access to the internet.

Through all these efforts, we seek to foster a network of Spanish-speaking Christians who can stamp the next generation with gospel-centered resources for the global church. May the Lord himself strengthen his blood-bought church through the faithful proclamation of the gospel.