The Gospel Coalition

The new website for The Gospel Coalition is now open! The self-description of the Gospel Coalition begins like this:

We are a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures. We have become deeply concerned about some movements within traditional evangelicalism that seem to be diminishing the church’s life and leading us away from our historic beliefs and practices. On the one hand, we are troubled by the idolatry of personal consumerism and the politicization of faith; on the other hand, we are distressed by the unchallenged acceptance of theological and moral relativism. These movements have led to the easy abandonment of both biblical truth and the transformed living mandated by our historic faith. We not only hear of these influences, we see their effects. We have committed ourselves to invigorating churches with new hope and compelling joy based on the promises received by grace
alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
A conference was held last month at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School when and where several documents were adopted and several lectures were given. Here are the documents:

The Gospel for All of Life: A Preamble

Confessional Statement

A Theological Vision for Ministry

Another page lists the stakeholders in The Gospel Coalition, among them D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, John Piper, Mark Driscoll, Crawford Loritts, Erwin Lutzer, Mark Dever, Bryan Chapell, Kent Hughes, and C. J. Mahaney. There are forty names altogether - an impressive array of evangelical leaders from across denominational lines.

The plenary sessions are also available to both listen to and watch. They are:

Don Carson, What is the Gospel?

Tim Keller, What Does Gospel-Centered Ministry Look Like?

Don Carson, The Plans and Purposes of the Gospel Coalition

John Piper, The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and New Earth

Crawford Loritts, Passing the Torch

Finally, there is an incredible library of articles, both classical and contemporary, on various aspects of the Gospel and ministry. This is an incredible site and an encouraging window into what could become a significant movement for the recovery of the Gospel in today's evangelical churches.

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