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Friday Five: Collin Hansen

Today I’m pleased to chat with Collin Hansen, the editorial director of The Gospel Coalition. Prior to his work with TGC, Collin was a journalist with Christianity Today. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Young, Restless, and Reformed and most recently co-author of a terrific history of revival, A God-Sized Vision. (See my review of that book here).

Collin was kind enough to answer my questions about the a new gospel-centered movement, revival, and church history:

Mini Book Reviews

I've been reading a lot lately. Here are two mini-reviews of two rather excellent books: A God Sized Vision by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge. I loved this book for many reasons. It's a novel idea--to present a basic history of revival. Revival is a subject I had little knowledge of, other than being part of "revival meetings" at times. What Hansen and Woodbridge describe are historic movements of the Spirit upon a nation or group of people. What I love is that they don't whitewash the warts of the leaders in each movement, they chronicle the excesses of movements, and they generally put forward the idea that revival in a country is something that God decides to do when He decides to do it. But, as people of God, it's something we should pray for. This book really inspired me to pray harder and longer for revival in our midst. I'm...

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