Help and Hope for Couples and Families

This week the blog is sponsored by Baker Books, who on September 15, 2020, released a new two-book equipping series by Dr. Bob Kellemen. Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling: An Equipping Guide for Pastors and Counselors Gospel-Centered Family Counseling: An Equipping Guide for Pastors and Counselors Dr. Kellemen, a pastor, professor, counselor, and author of over 20 books, had several specific audiences in mind as he penned each book. First, as I crafted these two books, I pictured pastors. The typical pastor …

Doctrine According To Godliness: Bite-sized Readings On The Doctrines Of The Christian Faith

This week the blog is sponsored by Reformed Free Publishing who invites you to check out their new book Doctrine According to Godliness. Doctrine is important. That was the case at the time of the Reformation, and it’s also the case today. As Christians, we need to have a real understanding of the Scriptures’ teachings on justification by faith alone, the means of grace, and who and what the church is, just to name a few important doctrines. But books …

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Paul, Timothy, and Podcasts

This sponsored post invites you to enjoy lively discussions with the most respected teachers from Westminster’s new MinistryNetwork. Paul and Timothy enjoyed a special relationship. In 2 Timothy 1:4, Paul writes: “As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.” Paul didn’t just teach Timothy. He embraced his young spiritual son with care, honesty, and vulnerability. Timothy knew what made Paul, Paul. That’s true mentorship—a gift that many people in ministry lack. We look up …

Get a Free Audiobook Every Month!

This week the blog is sponsored by ONE Audiobooks who is offering access to a free audiobook, every month, no strings attached. Click here to get this month’s audiobook Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter by J.I. Packer and Michael S. Lundy. This timely resource was endorsed by Sinclair B. Ferguson with the following words, “Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life is simultaneously a manual for pastors and counselors, a resource for study groups, and …

Your Last Chance To Join Over 100,000 Believers Worldwide!

Today is the last day to register for Sing! Global – an immersive digital conference connecting pastors, leaders, and churches around the world to deepen worship. (Use coupon code CHALLIES to get 20% off. Sing! Global is sponsoring the blog this week.) What does it look like for our lives, families, and churches to be rooted in the Word of God? That is the question that motivates Sing! Global 2020, a digital conference event from Getty Music. Pastors, musicians, leaders, …

Why I’m Looking Forward to Getty Music Sing! Global

I am one of the breakout session speakers at the Getty Music Sing! Global conference (August 30-September 2), but I also intend to be one of the attendees. It is, after all, an online-only event in which everyone can participate even during this time when travel and mass gatherings are uncertain or even impossible. 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 20% …

Exciting New Resources from Clarifying The Bible

This week’s sponsor is Clarifying the Bible. Be sure to learn how it can help you better understand the Bible. Justin Taylor wrote, “This is the best material I’ve seen at an intro level for explaining what’s in the Bible and how it fits together.” Do you and/or your friends need help understanding life’s most essential book? Clarifying The Bible can help. Clarifying The Bible is a two-hour video presentation and workbook that gives viewers the basic framework and storyline of the …

The Conference Reinvented: A Global Event in a Pandemic World

This week the blog is sponsored by Getty Music. The team at Getty Music would like to remind you that summer registration for the Sing! Conference ends Aug 6, and if you use the code CHALLIES you can get 20% off! The Getty Music SING! Conference began in 2017 with a vision to equip believers, families, and churches to cultivate deep theology, timeless artistry, and vibrant congregational singing. For 3 years, we enjoyed gathering each fall in a city known …

Announcing the Westminster Bookstore Rewards Program: Share $5, Get $5

This week the blog is being sponsored by the Westminster Bookstore. As a non-profit ministry of Westminster Theological Seminary, the Westminster Bookstore has been tasked with supplying the church with the best Christian books available–kindergarten through MDiv. We know there are many places to get books. But we believe that books play a profound role in the life and health of the church and so we take seriously our mission to distribute only the best biblically rich, theologically robust, and …

The Afterword: Conversations on Books, Reading, and the Church

This week the blog is sponsored by Westminster Bookstore and they are introducing a New Web Series and Podcast. We launched “The Afterword” because we don’t want our ministry to the readers of the Church to end with the delivery of a book. To that end, we hope these digital discussions will foster a culture of reading in our congregations as we engage with books and get to know the authors behind them. Throughout this series, we’ll cover all the …