Tag Archives: The Gospel Coalition

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of My Diving Accident ​Joni Eareckson Tada

Recently I was at my desk writing to Tommy, a 17-year-old boy who just broke his neck body surfing off the Jersey shore. He’s now a quadriplegic. He will live the rest of his life in a wheelchair without use … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Write ‘Christian’ Novels N. D. Wilson on Stories as Soul Food Barnabas Piper and N.D. Wilson

N. D. Wilson has written two acclaimed works of non-fiction, Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl [review] and Death by Living [review], both of which I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from reading. Such books are bread and butter in church circles. They’re books we can learn … Continue reading

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9 Things You Should Know About Holy Week By Joe Carter

Holy Week is the week before Easter, a period which includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Here’s what you should know about the days that commemorate the Passion of Christ: 1. Holy … Continue reading

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Without Luther, There Would Be No Bach By Bethany Jenkins

Martin Luther never met Johann Sebastian Bach. The two Germans were born more than 200 years apart. But without Luther, there would have been no Bach. At 48 years old, when Bach received a copy of Luther’s translation of the … Continue reading

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The History Behind “Silent Night” By Ryne Reeves

This year, my home has been warmed by the sound of my 8-year-old practicing the piano. Her first recital is tomorrow, and the song she will perform is Silent Night. As it turns out, the man who wrote the words for Silent Night was … Continue reading

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Why Oxford Dictionary’s 2016 Word of the Year Matters By Ravi Zacharias

At the end of the day on November 8, 2016, India’s leading bankers were called to an 8 p.m. meeting by the prime minister. Totally unprepared for what was coming, they watched as an announcement was made to the nation on live television that all 500 and 1,000 rupee … Continue reading

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The Christmas Hymn G. K. Chesterton’s Wife Gave Us By Trevin Wax

In 1917, near the end of first world war, G. K. Chesterton’s wife, Frances, wrote the song “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” It was published in the 1928 Oxford Book of Carols. Her biographer, Nancy Carpentier Brown, explains the significance … Continue reading

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