In Good Company

Trends and troubles have always swayed the Church. Over the past two millennia new ideas and charismatic leaders have exerted a strong current. Fortunately, the center holds. They deny the fashions of the day, contend for, and maintain our historic faith (Jude 3).

This moment in time is no different. There are those who, with good intentions, wish to reshape the core convictions of the faith. And there are those who have gathered together to resist the drag. In the past decade two new networks have emerged that have been powerfully used by God to maintain our Christian heritage. They have had such an impact that they now dominate the evangelical voice, and I believe that is a good thing!

The Gospel Coalition (TGC)
“Our desire is to serve the church we love by inviting all our brothers and sisters to join us in an effort to renew the contemporary church in the ancient gospel of Christ so that we truly speak and live for him in a way that clearly communicates to our age.”

Together for the Gospel (T4G)
“T4G is convinced that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been misrepresented, misunderstood, and marginalized in many Churches and among those who proclaim the name of Christ. Therefore, the goal of these friendships, conferences, and networks is to reaffirm this central doctrine of the Christian faith and to encourage local Churches to do the same.”

These two organizations have provided a community for Christian leaders of diverse races and traditions to come together to champion the gospel of Jesus. I am grateful for their influence and find comfort in their company. You should too.

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2 thoughts on “In Good Company

  1. The desire to change the message and the church has existed since the church was founded. It’s true what Ecc. states: “…what is, has been, and will be again. there is nothing new under the sun.” C. S. Lewis wrote about it brilliantly in Screwtape Letters! Tim and I will be interested in researching and reading about these two organizations. As a people, want to shape our beliefs to match our changing culture instead of holding to the standards set in the Word–and it is so hard to do that with the younger ones. Life changes so rapidly and we have so little time to accept and reflect–so we seem to be developing into a reactive people insead of a responsive people.

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