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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

Carson's Commentary on Commentaries on Luke

John Starke | March 12, 2013 | 5:01 AM

There is good news for those inspired and stirred to preach Luke's Gospel after TGC's National Conference.


Carson's Lessons from the Good Times and Bad

John Starke | February 12, 2013 | 4:00 AM

Be encouraged to pray hard and ask God to do more than we could ever plan or imagine.


Reviewing 'Fresh Perspectives on Women in Ministry' from Keller, Bird, and Dickson

John Starke | January 31, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Despite how much our biography and cultural setting define us, we always need to test our conclusions against Scripture. Regrettably, only one of these authors does so sufficiently.


TGC Staff Cite Best Books from 2012

John Starke | December 20, 2012 | 4:00 AM

The Gospel Coalition staff came up with a list of books from 2012 that stuck with us, that will likely teach us in the coming years, or we'd gladly hand out and suggest to friends and family.


John Calvin, Missionary and Church Planter

John Starke | November 28, 2012 | 4:00 AM

Church planting and missions isn't a byproduct of the young Reformed resurgence of the last decade but something embedded in the Reformation's God-centered commitment to advancing the gospel.


Give Up Your Weak Definition of 'Disciple'

John Starke | October 25, 2012 | 3:00 AM

Disciples can give up anything, go anywhere, and risk everything because the gospel has filled us with good things that can never be taken away.


2012 New England Regional Conference Day 2

John Starke | October 22, 2012 | 6:08 PM

Whether you live in New England or not, there were lots of reasons for Christians everywhere to rejoice last weekend.


2012 New England Regional Conference Day 1

John Starke | October 20, 2012 | 3:52 PM

Today, in Boston, over 1,200 pastors, church leaders, campus leaders, and concerned lay-people from all around New England gathered together at the first day of the 2012 TGC New England Regional Conference.


Surprising Benefits of Theological Vision for Ministry

John Starke | October 18, 2012 | 3:00 AM

A theological vision for ministry does the hard work of weeding out the ministries and programs that dilute the mission.


How to Stay Orthodox and Humble when Talking about God

John Starke | September 13, 2012 | 3:00 AM

Fred Sanders and Kevin Vanhoozer provide annotated lists of suggested books on the doctrine of God.