James MacDonald, founding pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel and a founding member of the Gospel Coalition, has announced his resignation from the Gospel Coalition council.

Expressing his gratitude for the work of TGC, James also explained why they were parting ways:

I believe their work will be assisted by my absence, given my methodological convictions. I have very different views on how to relate to the broader church and how the gospel must impact every relationship. I don’t want my minor role on the Council to hinder their work as a whole or to give the impression they agree with all God has called me to do.

You can read his whole post here.

Don Carson and Tim Keller posted a brief response, acknowledging that James feels called in these ways and wishing his ministry all the best.

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