As we have been following Tullian Tchividjian, we took note of the following blog posts which can be found at this link: http://www.crpc.org/blog/?m=200904
Here are excerpts from these posts:
The Gospel Coalition
April 21st, 2009 by Tullian Tchividjian
“Since yesterday I’ve been in Chicago for The Gospel Coalition conference. It’s freezing up here!
Anyway, I’m here with some friends and am thoroughly enjoying all the people I’m meeting. Many people, in fact, that I’ve never met before have come up to me and told me that they have been praying for me and for our one new church. Isn’t the larger Body of Christ a great gift?”
The Gospel Coalition Messages
April 28th, 2009 by Tullian Tchividjian
“As I’ve already mentioned, I was in Chicago last week for the Gospel Coalition conference. For those who are unfamiliar with the Gospel Coalition, a friend of mine summed it up well the other day. He said, “The Gospel Coalition exists to create a network of like-minded believers who are committed to the gospel and are committed to working with other believers to further the gospel.” This means that TGC is more than a conference; it’s a network–a movement. And it is, in my opinion, the most strategic intiative in Evangelicalism right now.”
And here is Tullian’s buddy, Joshua Harris, reporting in from the conference on his blog:
Gospel Coalition 2009 Conference
“This week I'll be in Chicago for the Gospel Coalition 2009 Conference.”
Must be a pretty big deal… Have you ever heard of The Gospel Coalition? We don’t think the average Christian knows anything about it. That’s probably why Tullian Tchividjian is encouraging his followers to learn more.
Another blogger, Tim Challies, was also at the 2009 Gospel Coalition Conference. Here’s the introduction to his post:
Thursday April 23, 2009
What Is The Gospel Coalition?
“As I wrote yesterday, I am in Chicago at The Gospel Coalition Conference and I am here primarily to discover what The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is and why you and I should care about it. It is my impression that most people are quite confused, as I am, about what the organization is and what it hopes to accomplish. I am also uncertain as to who this organization is for—whether it is exclusively for pastors, if it is for both pastors and laypersons, and whether it is open to Christians of all stripes or only those who hold to certain points of theology.”
Tim Challies provides an overview of The Gospel Coalition, as follows:
Who is The Gospel Coalition?
"The Gospel Coalition is the brainchild of D.A. Carson and Tim Keller and they continue to lead it. However, they do hope that this organization will outlive them and will move beyond them. There are at this time only one or two employees of The Gospel Coalition. Beyond these men exists a Council of approximately fifty members who provide leadership, guidance and oversight. These Council members, all men and mostly pastors, are diverse theologically (within the theological foundation of TGC) and reacially. And beyond the council are thousands of Christians of all walks of life who are memgers of TGC."
Tomorrow we will get into more detail about The Gospel Coalition, which was launched in 2007. In the meantime, here’s the link to a Christianity Today article on the organization, along with the introduction:
What's Next for The Gospel Coalition
Co-founder Don Carson on the organization's growth.
Susan Wunderink | posted 5/12/2009 08:36AM
“Trinity Evangelical Divinity School professor Don Carson and Tim Keller came up with the idea for the Gospel Coalition (TGC) several years ago. They kicked it off in 2007 with a conference attended by 500. In 2008, the conference was a by-invitation-only, off-the-record meeting of the nearly 50 men on the coalition's council. In 2009, 3,100 pre-registered and 223 walked in.”
At least we know three attendees at the 2009 TGC Conference — Tullian Tchividjian, Josh Harris, and Tim Challies. And if you have a Facebook account, you can join the 6,151 current fans of The Gospel Coalition to keep up with the latest.
In our upcoming post, we will share more names of those who are involved with The Gospel Coalition and give you our own personal insight into TGC, which we first became aware of about a year ago.