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John Starke

John Starke is an editor for The Gospel Coalition and lead pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He is the co-editor with Bruce A. Ware of the forthcoming book, One God in Three Person: Upholding the Trinity's Unity of Essence and Distinction of Persons (Crossway Books).


Latest Posts

Carter vs. Starke on Jesus in the Movies

John Starke | March 28, 2014 | 5:01 AM

These cultural moments are occasions for debate on how we should think about artistic expressions of biblical narratives and, most controversially, Jesus Christ.


3 Ways to Think About God and Pain

John Starke | February 28, 2014 | 6:01 AM

There's not one good answer for questions about God and suffering. People are complex, and so are God's ways.


How to Start and Persevere with Inner-City Ministry

John Starke | January 10, 2014 | 6:01 AM

You know your heart is on the right track when you realize that only Jesus' work on the cross can save your city and ultimately meet the needs of the poor.


What Makes a Worldview Distinctively Christian?

John Starke | November 21, 2013 | 6:01 AM

Discussions over worldviews can get muddled fast, but Graham Cole slices through some of the difficulty.


Why We Lament When We're Not Lamenting

John Starke | November 20, 2013 | 6:01 AM

Lament even when you're not lamenting so that when those dark clouds come, you will be spiritually nimble and know what songs to sing and what prayers to pray.


Do People Bark?

John Starke | October 11, 2013 | 5:01 AM

When you reduce every creature to the sum of its material parts then you take away your ability to objectively dignify anything.


When a Gay Mayor Partners with Evangelical Churches in Portland

John Starke | August 27, 2013 | 5:03 AM

Their examples gives us hope as Christians seeks to love our neighbors in settings increasingly hostile to the church.


Why Is the Law Sweet Like Honey?

John Starke | July 03, 2013 | 5:01 AM

We cannot taste and see the goodness of the Lord if we are satisfying our sinful cravings.


Russell Moore on the Supreme Court's DOMA Decision

John Starke | June 26, 2013 | 6:12 PM

The implications of this decision, he argues, will in the fullness of time, apply to all 50 states.


When Carl Henry Trash-Talked with Karl Barth

John Starke | May 06, 2013 | 5:01 AM

If you've never heard of Carl Henry or don't know where to begin, Thornbury and Hansen are good guides.