The Storyframes Collective is a collaborative effort between The Gospel Coalition and the Austin Stone Church for the purpose of celebrating the extraordinary work of God in the lives of ordinary people. Through excellence in the art of storytelling (film, photojournalism, spoken word, and writing), this project aims to recount God's redemptive, transforming work in the lives of our brothers and sisters. In form, this website collects encouraging stories about God's grace. In function, we want these stories to inspire you to praise God.

As a collective, we hope that people from around the world will join us in collecting and telling the amazing stories of God's grace and the power of the gospel. We hope this project will increase your faith, encourage your spirit, and open your eyes to the extraordinary work of God every day in your life and in the lives of others around you.



While these stories differ in characters, formats, and locations, they share the same hero: God. Whether highlighting addiction recovery, healing, renewal, transformation, or any other form of good news, they testify to God's power and grace, made available to us through the person and work of Jesus Christ.

We hope you not only enjoy reading, hearing, and seeing these stories, but also take time to observe the stories of those around you. Tell others the story of what God has done for the world in Jesus Christ, and tell us your story—what God has done in you.

Real Life


Ever since Jen McManus was first diagnosed with a malignant tumor, she's been fighting—fighting against cancer, and fighting for hope. However, far from being rooted in the vagueness of wishful thinking, Jen's hope is anchored in the certainty of Christ's love.

"Cancer has made death more real—and the gospel more real," she says in this narrated gallery. "I'm joyful because of the gospel and because of the story God is telling through my life."

Ben Peays is executive director of The Gospel Coalition. He is the former managing director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife and four children live in Austin, Texas. He is a PhD student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he earned his MDiv. He received a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Wheaton College.

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Ben Peays


Ben Peays is executive director of The Gospel Coalition. He is the former managing director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife and four children live in Austin, Texas. He is a PhD student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he earned his MDiv. He received a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Wheaton College.

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