Is Blogging Still Relevant?

In an age of social media and soundbite exchanges, should we view blogging differently? A new tool or app seems to be launched everyday (think: Blab, Periscope, Meerkat, etc.), while Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others continue to innovate and offer new opportunities.

Join us this year as we discuss this changing landscape and what it means for pastors and leaders seeking to engage today’s culture through publishing their content online.


When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 — 9:30-11:00 PM
Where: The Galt House




Physical Titles:

  1.  A Biblical Theology of Biblical Counseling by Heath Lambert (Zondervan)
  2. Core Christianity by Michael Horton (Zondervan)
  3. Visual Theology by Tim Challies and Josh Byers (Zondervan)
  4. Anchored in Grace by Jeremy Walker (Cruciform)
  5. Do More Better by Tim Challies (Cruciform)
  6. Rescuing the Gospel by Erwin Lutzer (Baker)
  7. Habits of Grace by David Mathis (Crossway)
  8. The Community of Jesus by Christopher Morgan and Kendell Easley (B&H Academic)
  9. The People of God by Spence Shelton and Trevor Joy (B&H)
  10. Unashamed by Lecrae Moore (B&H)
  11. Who Moved My Pulpit?: Leading Change in the Church by Thom Rainer (B&H)
  12. All Authority: How the Authority of Christ Upholds the Great Commission by Joey Shaw (B&H)

** More being added regularly.




Collin Hansen
Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists, and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. He earned an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University.

Tim Challies
A pastor, a noted speaker, and an author of numerous articles, Tim Challies is a pioneer in the Christian blogosphere. More than thirty thousand people visit every day. The author of several books, Tim teamed up with designer Josh Byers for his most recent book, Visual Theology: Seeing and Understanding the Truth about God (April, 2016).
Mike Cosper
Mike Cosper is the Founder and Director of the Harbor Institute for Faith and Culture, where he works to develop resources for Christians living in a post-Christian world. Prior to that, he served for 16 years as the Pastor of Worship and Arts at Sojourn Community Church, a multi-site church in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of Rhythms of Grace (Crossway), The Stories We Tell (Crossway) and the forthcoming The Quiet in the Chaos (Intervarsity Press). He is a contributor to The Gospel Coalition Blog.
Trevin Wax
Trevin Wax is managing editor of The Gospel Project, a gospel-centered curriculum for all ages from LifeWay Christian Resources. He is the author of Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture, Clear Winter Nights: A Journey into Truth, Doubt, and What Comes After, Counterfeit Gospels, and Holy Subversion. His blog, Kingdom People, is hosted at The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Corina, reside in middle Tennessee with their three children.
Phillip Holmes
Phillip Holmes is a staff writer and content strategist at Previously, he served as co-founder and Vice President for the Reformed African American Network. He’s married to Jasmine and they’re expecting their first child, Walter Wynn, this June.
Trillia Newbell
Trillia Newbell is the author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (2014). Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She is currently Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Tim Brister
Tim Brister is the husband of Dusti, and the father of Nolan, Aiden, and Adelyn. Tim is the founder of Gospel Systems, Inc. and serves as the executive director of The Haiti Collective and director of the PLNTD Network. Since 2006, he has served as the organizer for Band of Bloggers.