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Kathleen Nielson

Kathleen Nielson serves as director of women's initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. She holds MA and PhD degrees in literature from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Wheaton College. Author of the Living Word Bible studies, she speaks often at women's conferences and loves working with women in studying the Bible. She shares a heart for students with her husband, Niel, president of Covenant College from 2002 to 2012 and now leading an enterprise developing resources for Christian schools around the world.

Latest Posts

Why Nehemiah?

Kathleen Nielson | March 12, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Why Nehemiah? It speaks right into today. In any corner of the globe.


New Year, New Women's Conference

Kathleen Nielson | December 31, 2013 | 4:39 PM

Come and join us in Orlando! Now is a great time to register. We can't wait to see you in June.


Rich Resources: Women Dig In

Kathleen Nielson | November 05, 2013 | 6:01 AM

The aim is not just the good of women; the aim is the gospel-centered health and growth of the church.


The Problem with the Childfree Life

Kathleen Nielson | August 08, 2013 | 5:01 AM

Only this God-rooted perspective lets us begin to see the worth of a child as a gift to be rightly and thankfully received.


Registration Opens Today for TGCW14: Come On In!

Kathleen Nielson | August 01, 2013 | 5:05 AM

We're thrilled about the breadth and depth of the people and the topics this conference brings together.


One Year from Today: Join Us for TGCW14

Kathleen Nielson | June 27, 2013 | 5:01 AM

We need an increasing number of godly models who can encourage women to handle and communicate God's Word with clarity and humble strength, in all the contexts of our lives.


Grandparenting: A Great Road Trip

Kathleen Nielson | May 09, 2013 | 5:01 AM

It's a pretty magnificent vantage point—getting to see close-up our God at work generation after generation, just like he promised.


Flannery O'Connor, Faith, and a Wooden Leg

Kathleen Nielson | March 05, 2013 | 6:01 AM

O'Connor means to shock us into seeing.


Flannery O'Connor, Peacocks, and Displaced People

Kathleen Nielson | February 26, 2013 | 6:01 AM

In a world where we've accustomed our eyes to evil and lost our desperation for redemption, O'Connor believed she was called to write what she truly saw.


Warning: Flannery O'Connor Ahead

Kathleen Nielson | February 19, 2013 | 6:01 AM

Christians should come to know this remarkable fiction writer who saw the world through the lens of her faith.