Results for "biography":

Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

Sep 16, 2017 | Justin Taylor


For the first two-thirds of his life, Islam was everything to him. Until Jesus found and rescued him and made him an ambassador of the greatest news in the world.

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A Conversation with Historian Thomas Kidd on the Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jun 22, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Thomas Kidd calls Ben Franklin the Forrest Gump of the 18th century. How did a young Puritan grow up to be a Christian Deist? What was his relationship like with his Calvinistic-evangelical sister Jane? Did he ever meet Jonathan Edwards? Were there rumors of a deathbed conversion?

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An FAQ on The Collected Works of John Piper (3 Million Words over 13 volumes + an Index Volume)

Mar 31, 2017 | Justin Taylor


Why publish this now? What is in it? What was Piper’s role? What’s the best price? And other questions answered.

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Reading the Book Acknowledgments

Mar 27, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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I can’t imagine not reading the acknowledgments in a book. Here are some that made me smile and others that made me feel guilty—along with John Piper’s new meditation on what gratitude feels like entering his eighth decade.

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Writing with Flannery O’Connor: A Six-Week Course

Mar 08, 2017 | Justin Taylor

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Learn from an expert not how to write “like” Flannery O’Connor but how to learn to write with her as a guide.

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Cliff Barrows (1923-2016)

Nov 15, 2016 | Justin Taylor


Cliff Barrows has died at the age of 93. He was music and program director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, leading congregational singing and Crusade choirs around the world with Billy Graham.

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The Stories of Two Barths: Chaser or Gateway Drug?

Sep 09, 2016 | Justin Taylor


The editor of an introduction to Barth’s Church Dogmatics argues that we should view Barth as a gateway drug, not as the chaser that ends the party.

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J. Alec Motyer (1924-2016)

Aug 26, 2016 | Justin Taylor


“I’m not really a scholar,” J. Alec Motyer softly said, “I’m just a man who loves the Word of God. . . . Biblical studies have simply confirmed that which I learned from Grandma – that the Bible is the Word of God – and made it a coherently held position.”

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Two Ways that Evangelicals Have Failed Women—And How a New Book Can Help

Jul 27, 2016 | Justin Taylor


Karen Swallow Prior commends a new book that gives us biographies of evangelical women, and how it can help all of us.

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Introducing the New Evangelical History Blog with Thomas Kidd

Jun 06, 2016 | Justin Taylor


I am happy to announce a new blog venture at The Gospel Coalition entitled “Evangelical History,” which will be run by Thomas Kidd and me.

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90 Years Ago Today—The Mysterious Disappearance of the Preacher Aimee Semple McPherson: An Interview with Matthew Avery Sutton

May 18, 2016 | Justin Taylor


What if I told you that one of the most famous fundamentalist preachers of the 1920s and 30s was not a man but a woman, and not just any woman, but one who went through two divorces and who became something of a sex symbol? What if I told you that one day she mysteriously disappeared? And what if I told you that she showed up five weeks later, claiming that she had been kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico? And finally, what if I told you that some people claimed that she was actually staying with a married man? I talk here with her biographer, Matthew Avery, about one of the more bizarre stories in 20th century fundamentalist-evangelical history.

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An Interview with George Marsden on His New Biography of C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity

Mar 21, 2016 | Justin Taylor


Historian George Marsden answered some questions about the genre of his new book on C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity,” including his background with Lewis’s works, how the BBC came to broadcast religious talks and how they became a book, why the book has had such staying power and influence, and what he’s working on next.

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An Interview with Thomas Kidd on American Colonial History

Mar 16, 2016 | Justin Taylor


An interview with the prolific historian about his new book, exploring the clashing cultures and faiths of Indians, Africans, and Europeans in the New World.

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Don’t Have Time to Read Books? Try This One Weird Trick

Feb 02, 2016 | Justin Taylor

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If you don’t have time to read books, start reading chapters instead. Most people can read a page a minute, so if you determine to read a chapter a day, it will probably take you about 10-15 minutes. If you don’t have that kind of time, why are you reading this online?!

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Rare Audio Recording of Dwight L. Moody Reading Scripture

Jan 25, 2016 | Justin Taylor


The only recording of DL Moody’s voice, recorded just two years before the dawn of the 20th century and one year before Moody’s death at the age of 62.

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