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 …

Become a Patron

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 …

The Bridegroom Who Pursues You

This week the blog is sponsored by Core Christianity and this post is written Pastor Adriel Sanchez,  host of Core Radio, a daily live radio program aimed at answering tough questions about the Christian life. Core Christianity exists to help people understand the core truths of the Christian faith through their daily radio program, web articles, and free resources. When I was in college, there was a local frozen yogurt place called the Yogurt Mill that was located just a …

Five Reasons You Should Attend Sing! 2021

This post is sponsored by Getty Music and written by Keith Getty. Register before June 10 for Sing! 2021 to take advantage of Spring rates.  Save an additional 15% when you use the code CHALLIES at checkout. Register today or learn more at https://bit.ly/34iTGeJ. What a year it has been! The challenges of the pandemic have reminded us never to take for granted every moment of life the Lord gives us.  Now, as many churches begin to gather again, Kristyn and …

Am I My Body?

This week the blog is sponsored by Baker Books and is adapted from Gregg R. Allison’s new book Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World. “I am my body.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? I’m not asking about your assessment of the statement “I am only my body.” That can’t be true—so you’d better not agree!—because we exist as disembodied people in heaven between our death and resurrection. But my focus is on our earthly …

What Does Religious Liberty Have to Do with Christian Mission?

This week the blog is sponsored by Brazos Press and is adapted from Andrew T. Walker’s new book Liberty for All: Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age. It is common to hear religious liberty advanced under the banner of the “free market of ideas.” While we should exercise caution in reducing evangelism to ideas associated with mere choice and consumption, there is an important truth here: if the gospel is true, the gospel does not need government preference. …

3 Weights to Lay Aside as You Run the Race of Faith

This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company, which publishes biblical, relevant, and accessible resources like those recommended below. The Christian life is sometimes pictured as running a race. Hebrews 12:1, for example, exhorts us: “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Following Jesus requires discipline, endurance, and perseverance. But so often we’re weighed down by our own …

Free Stuff Fridays (Radius International)

This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Radius International  They are giving away a conference package that includes: 2 tickets, a Radius pullover, and 4 books. The winner will receive two free tickets to the Radius Missiology Conference being held June 23-24, 2021, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN. This event will be live in person or available as a live stream. John Piper, Mark Dever, Wayne Chen, Harshit Singh, Brooks Buser, and others from the Radius world will be …