How TGC Judges Editorial Success

Bethany Jenkins | July 20, 2015

Collin Hansen has served as editorial director of The Gospel Coalition (TGC) since July 20, 2010, working under the leadership of executive director Ben Peays and the Council. In the past five years, Hansen has overseen the publication of about 4,500 articles, hired seven staff editors, and helped to plan and promote five national conferences along with many other regional and international events. He has also written Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church (Crossway, 2015) and co-authored A God-Sized Vision: Renewal Stories that Stretch and Stir (Zondervan, 2010). He and his wife, Lauren, have also become the proud parents of a son, Carter.

I probably should know this, but I’ll ask anyway: what do you do every day?

It’s my job to know what’s happening, so I begin my day by reading—the Bible, the news, my Twitter feed, my Feedly reader, and then TGC to see what we’re publishing and promoting that day. Then I turn my attention to our editorial team and think about how I can help them succeed. I then look at TGC’s different avenues of ministry—events, web development, fundraising, and publishing. If there’s time, I’ll also work on my own projects. 

I’ve had lots

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