The Gospel Project and the ESV Bible

Last year, I had the opportunity to contribute to the formation of The Gospel Project with my friend Halim Suh.  The Gospel Project is an integrated, flexible curriculum that presents a comprehensive gospel-centered theology for churches.  They asked me to share the following, and I’m happy to do so:


The Gospel Project is now available with the ESV Bible text in the curriculum. LifeWay and Crossway are partnering together in order to give away 15 Group Starter Kits worth $100, each including:

  • ESV Heritage Bible
  • 2 Gospel Project leader guides
  • 10 Gospel Project personal study guides

To earn your chance to win simply follow these steps:

  1. Sign up to download free samples of The Gospel Project with ESV text at
  2. Post about The Gospel Project and ESV combination on your blog including the Gospel Project and ESV graphic, linking back to the download page (
  3. For a greater chance to win, include #2 in a blog post related to the importance of studying the Bible with others. These posts can focus on a range of issues from teaching, leading, or being involved in small groups, homes groups, or Sunday school. If you have a previous post related to these topics, dust if off and add #2.
  4. Feed your blog post through twitter (make sure to tag @gospel_project) and facebook.

They will announce the winners on August 19th…I hope you win!


Matt Carter Catches a Bird Barehanded

This post is on the lighthearted, non-missional side.  My friend and pastor Matt Carter was filming for his book The Real Win, and happened upon a bird…check out what happened:

I also appreciate a good mashup…someone else did great work incorporating Bambi:

Enjoy 🙂


American Charitable Giving |

I thought the image below from the blog was fascinating.  It’s long, but worth a look.

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Sunday is for Questions

I was hoping to have some time to write down some thoughts today, but between morning services with the family and preparation for an evening class, I’m tapped out.  I figured a good quick post would be to ask for some dialog from you, my faithful readers:

  1. What questions would you like me to address in some upcoming posts?
  2. What have you found beneficial thus far about the different topics I have written on?

Drop me a comment and let me know…it will help me think through where to go in the next couple weeks!

P.S. If you looking at this in a reader, pop over to the actual website for a new look…

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Alan Hirsch Takes a Blogging Vacation

I’m bummed.