Books that Point Children to Christ

This week the blog is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books, with news of books that point children to Christ. Is this a familiar scene? You go to a bookstore to buy a Christian children’s book as a gift, and what you find are plenty of titles that provide good moral lessons – but are they spiritual lessons? Are they specifically Christian lessons? Do they point children to Christ and the character and nature of God? What follows is a transcript …

Don’t Miss Out—Sing! Global Begins Today

Beginning today, thousands of believers from around the globe will be gathering online for a three-day immersive virtual experience packed with worship led from six continents, a first-time-ever performance of the upcoming Keith & Kristyn Getty album, exclusive Sing! Global conversations with key leaders in the church, culture, and arts, and talks featuring 100+ Christian speakers, artists, and musicians. When you register, you’ll receive: A free songbook with 52 songs for your church used throughout the event Access to the …

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Do You Trust the Bible?

Today’s post is written by Bill Mounce and is sponsored by Zondervan. Bill is the author of Why I Trust the Bible and Basics of Biblical Greek. The Bible makes some astonishing claims about itself. The apostle Paul tells his friend Timothy that every word of the Bible comes from the mouth of God (2 Tim 3:16). The Bible says God personally wrote the Ten Commandments with His own finger (Exod 31:18; Deut 9:10). Almost five hundred times, the prophets preface …

AGTV Continues to Grow 10 Months After Launching

This week the blog is sponsored by AGTV. In October 2020, the team that produced American Gospel: Christ Alone launched AGTV. Some see it as a Netflix for Christian teaching. The network hosts over 800 hours of carefully curated content. Much of it is available for free. There is now a long list of premium content and exclusive films and series for AGTV subscribers. AGTV’s premium roster includes the following films: American Gospel: Christ Alone American Gospel: Christ Crucified AG: …

Your Church Needs To Reclaim a Culture of Care

This article is written by Dale Johnson and is sponsored by The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). Dale is the author of The Church as a Culture of Care  and Executive Director of ACBC. ACBC is hosting their Annual Conference O Church Arise: Reclaiming a Culture of Care this October in Charlotte, NC. (See below for a coupon code!) Your church is God’s ordained center for care. The post-fall world is filled with desperate and broken people, the very …

The #1 Key to the Christian Life!

This article is written by Max Anders is sponsored by Thomas Nelson. Max is the author of 30 Days to Growing in Your Faith and 30 Days to Understanding the Bible. Knowledge isn’t everything, but everything rests on knowledge. You can’t believe something until you know it. You won’t live it until you believe it. You won’t impact others until you live it. So, no, knowledge isn’t everything. But everything rests on knowledge. Jesus said, “you shall know the truth, …

How Bible Reading Habits Have Changed Throughout History

This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company, who publish biblical, relevant, and accessible resources like those recommended below. For many of us who grew up in the evangelical world, it is taken for granted that Christians have a daily “Quiet time” — a few minutes put aside, usually at the beginning of the day, to read the Bible and pray in preparation for what comes next. And yet, historically, that is a relatively new practice. How …

Four Reasons Why Your Family Needs Genesis

This article is written by Nick Thompson and sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. You can learn more about Joel Beeke and nick Thompson’s new book, Beginning: Family Worship in Genesis,  here. Does Genesis offer relevant lessons for your children? Can the complex and often graphic narratives really be suitable to family worship? After reading the following article, we think you will say yes.   Your family needs the book of Genesis, and so does mine. Many arguments could be given to …

Why I’m Looking Forward to Getty Music Sing! In Christ Alone

The Getty Music Sing! In Christ Alone worship conference is coming up fast—September 13 – 15! This year the event is live and in-person in Nashville, Tennessee, though there is also an online option for people who are not yet able to travel. As I think about the conference, there are a few aspects I’m especially looking forward to. (Register here and use the code CHALLIES to get 15% off.) It is an in-person event. After having to be an online-only event in …

How To Live With Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age

This week the blog is sponsored by Multnomah Books and is adapted from Collin Hansen and Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra’s new book Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age. Recently, a man approached me (Collin) at church. He was worried about the times we live in, and I couldn’t blame him. There’s a lot to worry about—a global pandemic, the economy, racial tension, political polarization, and an increasingly secular culture. But it’s not like this is the first time in history …