Tim Challies’ son passed away recently. This blog wants to take a moment and briefly write about it. In addition this blog also expresses its deepest sympathy and extends condolences to Tim Challies and his family for this tragic loss.
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 ESV
Trinity Church chapel in Manhattan
The other day Tim Challies son Nick collapsed at passed away at Boyce College which is a part of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Tim Challies announced the death on his blog and then wrote a follow up post about the funeral and memorial arrangements. You can access those two posts in, “My Son, My Dear Son, Has Gone To Be With the Lord” and “Memorial & Funeral Arrangements for My Son.”
There is a lot said on Twitter about this death. However, there are a couple of articles that have been written. You can read more about it below.
- Kris Sinclair, “His Only Son – A Prayer for Tim Challies.”
- Church Leaders, “Christian Author Tim Challies’ Son Has Died Suddenly.”
- Benjamin Vrbicek, “A Prayer for Tim Challies“
This blog has written about Tim Challies before. Several years ago I wrote a rebuttal to Tim which you can read in, “A Rebuttal to Tim Challies’ “I am an Old Fashioned Christian”
However, this post is not about conflict or theology. Now is not the time to write such a post in this blogger’s view. For me the concept of a parent outliving a child is just so wrong. It makes no sense. I could not wish malice on anyone in life and if possible I wish there existed a way to reverse the sad circumstances regarding Tim Challies son. So wherever you are in life. If you have faith or have none please remember the Challies family and keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time. This blog offers its condolences and expresses its sorrow over what happened.