TGC Receives Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Communications from NRB

| March 6, 2015

Ten years ago Don Carson and Tim Keller convened more than 50 pastors concerned with re-establishing the confessional, evangelical center in church preaching and practice. Meeting on the campus of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School north of Chicago, they sought God’s leading in a cooperative effort that would advance orthodox theology, stir spiritual affection, and model compelling apologetics in the public sphere. In short they asked God to raise up a new generation of church leaders as he had done last century through Carl F. H. Henry, Harold John Ockenga, Billy Graham, and many others. This initial meeting in 2005 became The Gospel Coalition.

Last week I joined executive director Ben Peays (second from left) in accepting on behalf of TGC the Billy Graham Award for Excellence in Christian Communications from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). According to NRB, this award is “presented to a Christian organization that effectively and creatively uses multiple electronic media technologies in fulfillment of its mission, while maintaining fidelity to the message of love, redemption, and hope found in the Holy Scriptures.” Founded in 1944, NRB is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers.

Five years…

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