(Author Interview) Champ Thornton

You might know him as the host of the podcast, In the Word, On the Go which help listeners spend 10 minutes of the day meditating one Bible verse along with special guest in every episode. But did you know he is also an author and he has a book coming out? The Serpent Slayer and the Scroll of Riddles is his first book geared for kids with Andrew Naselli. I will review this book soon and share (if ever) some quotes from it. But for now enjoy this interview as we talk about him, as first time an adventure book writer, having Andy Naselli as co-author and of course, his latest book.

Please tell the readers about yourself.

Most centrally, I’m a sinner rescued and brought into God’s family by the grace of Jesus Christ, a husband to Robben, and a dad to three wonderfully energetic children. Reared in a Christian family, I came to know Christ as Savior while attending a retreat during high school.

Before moving to Delaware to serve as associate pastor at our church (Ogletown Baptist Church), I lived most of my life in the Carolinas. After seminary, I pastored at Grace Bible Church near Spartanburg, South Carolina. And last year, I earned at PhD in Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian?” (Sam Emadi)

Hello! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. “What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian?” by Sam Emadi is published by Crossway and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“If you’ve recently become a Christian, the first thing you should do is get baptized. Why? Because baptism is how Jesus commanded Christians to publicly profess their faith in him.”

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How to Create an Instant Digital Christian Library Without Breaking the Bank

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Previously I posted on my Facebook an article from Tim Challies blog that made theology geeks everywhere shout for joy. The title of the article is “A Secret Way to Kick-Start Your Theological Library” in which he gave tips on how to create a digital library without breaking the bank. Tim listed links of free downloadable theology journals from different seminaries or organizations. He even includes a link on how to use Evernote to save and catalog those fine resources. I already checked those journals and I can attest that they are great resources considering that they are free. So if you don’t want to buy expensive theology book, this article will give you the best alternative..

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(Interview) Jonathan Ogden on Creating Concept Albums

I love music. I enjoy listening to albums on Spotify. I like exploring playlists. But I love more is listening an album of an artist or band from the first track down to the last. Reminds me of those days of buying and listening to cassette tapes. More than that, I want to catch the vision of the artist or band for that specific album. Themed or concept album has one message in the strings of songs that it include. That’s what I want to discover and savor it as a music lover. As a believer, I want to see biblical message it want to convey.

In this interview, Jonathan Ogden talks about concept albums, his process of creating a project and how to maintain these project gospel centered. I hope you as an artist or listener will get some great takeaways on our conversation.

Is there an advantage (or disadvantage) for an artist in creating a concept album?

A concept album is definitely a different kind of project compared to a regular album. There’s a little more restriction in terms of what you’re going to create, and making sure that it all relates to the concept. But equally, those kind of restrictions can bring about a lot more creativity sometimes!

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(Interview) Context on Living Out the Faith During the Pandemic

How do bands strive through this pandemic? How did COVID19 affected their music? More importantly, how does God work to a band to bring the gospel message to this world? I reach out to the metal band, Context and asked these questions, about their music and their new album.

Please tell us about yourselves and how you got to know Christ?


We are the band, Context. Each of us came to know Christ in different ways. Kyle grew up in a Christian home by the grace of God. In college, he was challenged to live out his own faith and to take what he learned from his parents and put it into practice. Jam heard the Gospel from Ezekiel 36 while in high school at a local church plant. A few years after Jam had listened to the Gospel, he began a Bible study with a group of men through the Gospel of John. Chow heard the Gospel in John 1 and responded in faith.

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Book Review: “Consider Your Counsel” (Bob W. Kellemen)

In every ministry there will always be flaws. No matter how good the method or program it administers, there will be some shortcomings. We are finite beings and sinners. No ministry is foolproof. It is by God’s grace that He allows us to work on a ministry. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t address those we can see and polish it to be better. Specifically, in biblical counseling, as we engage to fellow image bearers and helping them to be connected to the Scriptures. Resources are welcome to fix what we are already practicing. And that’s were Consider Your Counsel steps in.

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “Consider Your Counsel”(Robert W. Kellemen)

Hello! I want to share these quotes I like from the book Consider Your Counsel by Bob W. Kellemen published by New Growth Press. If you want to support the author, click here to purchase the book.

“With one foot, we enter deeply and personally into our counselee’s story, situation, and soul. With the other foot, we pivot into and journey together to Christ’s story of redemptive hope.”

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8 Favorite Quotes from the Book “The Whole Life: 52 Weeks of Biblical Self-Care”(Eliza Huie and Esther Smith)

Here are my favorite quotes from the book, The Whole Life by Eliza Huie and Esther Smith, a forthcoming book from New Growth Press. Officially it will be release on July 26, 2021. If you want to support the authors, you can pre-order the book by following this link.

We embrace self-care as a way to steward our souls, minds, bodies, and relationships. This whole-life stewardship is an act of obedience to God’s call to love others as we love ourselves.

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