Honoring Christ Online: An Interview with Tim Challies

from Apr 23, 2013 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

Here’s an excerpt from Honoring Christ Online: An Interview with Tim Challies in the April issue of Tabletalk.

Tabletalk: What inspired you to start blogging?

Tim Challies: The blog came about almost by accident. A couple of years after I married and set out on my own, my parents moved from Toronto to the Atlanta area (they’ve since migrated west to Chattanooga, Tennessee). I had one child by that time and another on the way. I wanted a way to share pictures of my children with my parents and siblings, so I began a small website where I could display those photographs. I called the site challies.com because I anticipated only members of the Challies clan would be interested in it.

At some point, I decided to share with my parents an article I had written. Google and the other search engines eventually did what they do, and soon other people were reading that article. Over time, I found that a website is an interesting medium for sharing articles and interacting with other Christians. In the months that followed, I removed the pictures of the children and focused instead on writing. In November 2003, I committed to daily blogging, a habit I’ve maintained ever since.

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