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And You Shall Never Displease Me | Tim Challies
So many people live with a deep sense of failure. So many people go through their lives convinced they are a constant disappointment to the ones they so naturally long to please.
To Surprise Us At the Last Day | Tim Challies
The world was still new, the earth was still young, humanity was still barely east of Eden. And deep in virgin forests, unseen by human eye, untrod by human foot, a gentle fern was summoned forth from the soil.
The Calm Will Be the Better | Tim Challies
There was no silence like the silence that descended over the trenches of Western Europe on the morning of November 11, 1918. At exactly 11 AM, an armistice came into effect that brought a halt to all fighting on land, sea, and air.
Urban Legends of Theology | Tim Challies
For every truth of the Christian faith, it seems there is a corresponding fallacy. For every great doctrine there is an opposite misconception.
Seasons of Sorrow: Updates, Awards, and Aileen's First Interview | Tim Challies
It has been about 8 months since the release of my book Seasons of Sorrow: The Pain of Loss and the Comfort of God. And it has been an encouraging time.
The Freedom of Embracing My Weaknesses | Tim Challies
I am tip-toeing—or perhaps lurching—toward the age of 50. Whatever it means to be middle-aged, I am indisputably now well within that range.
Lessons for a Life of Joyful Eagerness | Tim Challies
I love a good biography. I love a good biography when it’s a “standard” or “pure” biography that simply describes a person’s life from beginning to end.
The Worst Defeat in All of Human History | Tim Challies
The history of warfare has provided some shocking defeats. There’s the infamous battle of Cannae, of course, in which Hannibal routed the Roman forces, despite being significantly outnumbered.
The God Who Knows | Tim Challies
We are weak creatures—little, frail, and lacking in wisdom and knowledge. But all is not lost because the Bible assures us that God is fully aware of our weaknesses and, even better, cares about them.
The Toxic War on Masculinity | Tim Challies
If there is any word used to describe masculinity in our day, any adjective commonly used to modify it, it is almost invariably “toxic.” We hear almost nothing of positive masculinity or healthy masculinity.
Behind-the-Scenes: Christian Publishing | Tim Challies
I have given behind-the-scenes looks at book endorsements and conference speaking and thought I’d wrap up this little series with a look at publishing. I’m familiar only with Christian books so will keep my comments focused on that small corner of a much larger industry.
Let Him Do What Seems Good To Him | Tim Challies
I have often thought that people who desire a modern-day gift of prophecy ought to be careful what they wish for. After all, the biblical prophets were often asked to speak words that immediately brought about their own persecution or even death.
How We Worshipped on One Sunday in April | Tim Challies
Every now and again I like to share one of our worship services from Grace Fellowship Church. I do this to provide just one example of how a church applies the principles of Scripture to its public worship.
All, Every, and Not One | Tim Challies
We live out our Christian lives in a place between Egypt and the Promised Land. We have been justified but not yet glorified—we have been delivered safely through the Red Sea but have not yet forded the Jordan and arrived on its far bank.
Ask Me Anything (Habitual Sin, Women Taking the Initiative, Drag Shows, Escaping Laziness) | Tim Challies
Every now and again I like to publicly reply to some of the questions that come my way via email (or, as is largely the case today, through events I have attended). Here are my answers to a selection of questions I thought were particularly interesting.
The Gospel of Jesus | Tim Challies
We have access to some amazing resources meant to help us better understand the Bible. From commentaries to lexicons to systematic theologies, we of all people are most blessed.
Behind-the-Scenes: Conference Speaking | Tim Challies
A short time ago I shared a behind-the-scenes look at book endorsements—why publishers and readers demand them and how they come to be. I did this to simply tell people how they work and to address some of the critiques of the system.
A La Carte (April 17) | Tim Challies
Good morning from Sydney, Australia, where I’ve stopped for just one night before heading back across the Pacific. It has been a good and successful journey, but I’m ready to be home!
Trusting God with Creation But Not Providence | Tim Challies
Each of us is prone at times to lose our confidence in God's wisdom and to assume that he would benefit from a bit of our own. How often do we grumble and complain against God's will?
Friendship With God | Tim Challies
There are three ways to read a good and growing number of the classics of the Christian faith. The first is to read the original work.