Welcome to the online home of Tim Challies, blogger, author, and book reviewer.

Tim Challies

Challies on FacebookChallies on Twitter

A La Carte (1/15)

Mars Hill at Fourteen
Mark Driscoll offers reflections on the fourteen years since he started planting Mars Hill Church. “They say that dogs age much faster than humans. This month Mars Hill is fourteen years old in human years, and roughly seventy in dog years, which is what it really feels like.”
The Future of the Newspaper
This article shows what the future of newspapers probably will not be. “The figures are almost impossible to question: The vast majority, that’s 77%, of those surveyed said their price limit for paying for online newspapers was zero (East coasters were more definite about this with an 81% figure.) That’s terrible news for those in the industry who think that future revenues lie in bricking up their news content behind a pay wall. And it gets worse…”
Diploma Mills
Wired looks at diploma mills, those companies that sell vast amounts of fake degrees.
Does God Hate Haiti?
Dr. Mohler: “Does God hate Haiti? God hates sin, and will punish both individual sinners and nations. But that means that every individual and every nation will be found guilty when measured by the standard of God’s perfect righteousness. God does hate sin, but if God merely hated Haiti, there would be no missionaries there; there would be no aid streaming to the nation; there would be no rescue efforts — there would be no hope.”
Airline Baggage Fees
“It is my fervent wish that the airline industry, particularly the legacy carriers, becomes abundantly profitable in the not-too-distant future. It is the industry’s wish too, I dare say. The problem, as ever, is the manner in which the airlines hope to attain this elusive status — by once again sticking it to the customer.”
From 35000 to 15000 Feet
J.D. Payne has just released a study that shows the concentrations of Evangelicals in the U. S. and Canada. “This report is an attempt to provide the Church with a glimpse of what are the realities at the state/province, county, and metro levels. It is an attempt to zoom-in from our current ‘high altitude’ perspective to a lower level. The closer we get to the ground, the better our understanding of reality.”