Gospel Coalition versus Mars Hill Global

I love the humble clear-headedness of Carson's limitations to the reach of The Gospel Coalition:

But when it comes to overseas chapters, we won't do that. I'm sure that in due course there will be The Gospel Coalition Network: Czech Republic. But we don't want to go in that direction. First, we don't want to project one more instance of American hegemony. Second, we realize that institutionally we're pretty committed not only to knowing the gospel well, but also to thinking through how to articulate it here in our space and time.

How on earth can we possibly have the pomposity to claim that we know how to do it best in Hong Kong? We recognize that those things are going to have to emerge from those areas. (from Christianity Today)

This puts words to my grave discomfort with Mars Hill Global.