The 2019 Christian Reading Challenge

Do you love to read? Do you want to learn to love to read? Do you enjoy reading books that cross the whole spectrum of topics and genres? Then I’ve got something that may be right up your alley—the 2019 Christian Reading Challenge. Whether you are a light reader or completely obsessed, this 2019 Christian Reading Challenge is designed to help you read more and to broaden the scope of your reading. How It Works The 2019 Christian Reading Challenge is …

Cyber Monday 2018 Deals for Christians

Every year, more and more retailers participate in Cyber Monday. And, as you can see below, many Christian companies have joined in. Here you’ll find a list of Cyber Monday deals that may be of particular interest to Christians. Accordance Accordance has 30% off everything as well as some even deeper cuts on certain products. Amazon Amazon has plenty of deals, of course. There is a long list of Christian Kindle deals and general market Kindle deals that are worth looking at. Some Kindle …

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5 Songs by CityAlight I Think You’ll Enjoy

There has probably never been as much Christian music created as there is today. It can be a chore to sort through the vast amounts of noise to find the few songs that present timeless truth in fresh ways. One group that does this well is Australia’s CityAlight. They are creating music that is a joy to sing alone and, often, well-suited to sing as a congregation. Here are five favorites that are ideal for individuals and congregations alike. (Chords, …

A Great Big List of Recommended Books

A friend made the request. He’s looking for books to read and to recommend to others. “Give me a list of 50 or 60 authors you’ve read and a representative book by each of them.” His wish is my command. Here are 50 or 60 contemporary authors I’ve read and a book by each of them you may enjoy. (I’ll work on classic authors next.) As far as possible, I’ve made that book representative, by which I mean I chose …

Announcing New Study Guides

I am thrilled to announce the release of study guides and presentation slides for my new booklets Set an Example and The Character of the Christian. These guides are ideal for individual study or for groups of teens or young adults. Both sets include a study guide and presentation slides. The study guide is designed for individuals or small groups to practice what they learn from the booklets. For each chapter in the book there is a Bible study, homework, …

The 2018 Christian Reading Challenge

Do you love to read? Do you want to learn to love to read? Do you enjoy reading books that cross the whole spectrum of topics and genres? Then I’ve got something that may be right up your alley—The 2018 Christian Reading Challenge. Whether you are a light reader or completely obsessed, this 2018 Christian Reading Challenge is designed to help you read more and to broaden the scope of your reading. How It Works The 2018 Christian Reading Challenge is …

A Quiz on the Atonement

The cross of Christ and what happened upon it stands at the very center of the Christian faith. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed” (1 Peter 2:24). This is the great doctrine of the atonement. Charles Spurgeon says, “To deny the great doctrine of atonement by the blood of Jesus Christ is to hamstring the gospel, and to cut …

How I Use Slack to Communicate Effectively

The digital age has brought with it a proliferation, a full-out explosion, of communication tools. In fact, it’s not difficult to argue that the digital revolution has primarily been a communications revolution. Just consider how many of today’s innovations in both hardware and software are designed to help us communicate better and faster, to take our words or images and broadcast them to others. This is why we carry iPhones and tablets, laptops and smart watches; it is why we …

Resources for Learning Your Catechisms

I mentioned recently that part of the joy of being Reformed is entering into an existing, defined stream of theology. (See Use Your Catechism, Silly.) As Reformed believers, we have a well-defined reference library of creeds, confessions, and catechisms, and it is wise to ground ourselves in this established body of truth. To that end, here are a few resources that may prove helpful as you explore them for your own purposes or teach them to your children. Training Hearts, …

A Quiz on the Doctrine of Salvation

At the heart of the Christian faith is this statement: “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Christians are those who have been saved. How well do you know know the doctrine of salvation? This quiz is designed to help you find out. If you would like to take this quiz in a paper format or to share it with a group, I have made it and the other …