Gospel Relevance

Gospel-Centered Resources For The Gospel-Driven Life


Hi, I’m David Qaoud. And this is my personal blog.

Proper introductions begin with names. My last name is pronounced “Quad” as in your quad muscle. It’s difficult to spell, but easy to pronounce, and is almost always the first question people ask me.

I’m a Christian, husband, father, and writer. I’m also a Master of Divinity graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary, and I serve as Associate Pastor of Bethesda Evangelical Church (EFCA) in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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On This Blog 

Here’s what you’ll get on this blog:

  • Two free eBooks for all email subscribers.
  • Gospel-centered articles to help you with your Christian faith.
  • And much more.

I post 1-2 times per week. Don’t forget to join over 20,000+ monthly readers and get the posts sent to your email.

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As a thank-you, I’ll send you two free e-books that I’ve written.

Guest Posting

While Gospel Relevance is my personal blog, that doesn’t stop me from occasionally publishing articles by other writers. If you’re interested in submitting a guest post, please see the submissions page for more details.

Find Articles 

If you’d like to find articles on this site that are of interest to you, just click on my Topics page.  On that page, you’ll be directed to several different categories. Click on the category you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to all the articles on that specific category.

Tim Challies’ Top 10 Individual Bloggers of 2018 

In 2018, Tim Challies named me as one of his top 10 individual bloggers of 2018. Challies writes, “David works hard, writes consistently, and puts out some helpful material. I especially appreciate when he focuses on recommending good material.” You can find this quote and the list here.


I first started blogging in late 2011. The intent was to reach unbelievers for the gospel, and the original name of the blog was Stuff That’s Relevant.

Over time, however, I noticed most of my readers were believers, and hungry for more gospel-centered content. So I changed the name to Gospel Relevance, and haven’t looked back since. The mission of this blog is simple: To give you the best gospel-centered resources for your gospel-driven life.


Broadly speaking, as a person who has trusted in Christ, my theological convictions fall under the following categories:

  • Evangelical
  • Protestant
  • Reformed
  • Complementarian
  • Credobaptist


Let’s connect on social media.

I’d love to chat. Got any questions or comments? Feel free to contact me with any inquiries here. I’d love to connect.

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