*The 1,000th Post Mega-Prize Giveaway!*

by Feb 26, 2013Books, Personal21 comments

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I have reached post 1,000 on my blog! A lot of those thousand posts are little things like links and quotes, but a lot of them are dense with prose I created myself, as bloggers do, using an old-fashioned recipe of 2 parts keyboard and 3 parts research opinions coming from a dense region near the top of my head.

To celebrate my 1,000th post, I am giving away at least two prizes, maybe more.

  1. The first person to comment on this post will receive Michael Horton’s brand new, hardback Pilgrim Theology, a rewritten condensation of his big systematic (courtesy of the fellow blogger whose urging finally got me to start this blog). WON by Ryan Shanahan!
  2. The 15th commenter will receive a copy of Tim Chester and Steve Timmis’ Everyday Church, a great little book I personally recommend. WON by Wesley Barley!
  3. The 30th commenter, if there is one, will get a mystery gift.
  4. The 60th commenter, if there is one, will get a mystery gift.
  5. Mystery gifts will be sent out to further commenters at my discretion.

I will not approve any comments until I get 15 comments. And you can’t comment twice! That means you had better comment as fast as possible to get one of the four prizes.

(And I’m sorry, but I won’t ship internationally—though on the off chance that someone outside the U.S. wins, I might have something up my sleeve for you anyway!)

2013-02-26 09_37_23-Amazon.com_ Pilgrim Theology_ Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples (9780310330

First commenter gets this book and study guide—WON by Ryan Shanahan!

2013-02-26 09_36_13-Everyday Church_ Gospel Communities on Mission (Re_Lit)_ Tim Chester, Steve Timm

15th commenter gets this book!—WON by Wesley Barley!

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30th commenter gets mystery gift—still waiting for claimant!

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60th commenter gets mystery gift—still waiting for claimant!


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  1. Ryan

    I enjoy your blog – thanks

  2. Dustin B.


  3. Megan T.

    Congratulations on reaching 1000 posts! And to think, I can say I knew you before you were famous!

  4. Cecil

    This is a comment. I enjoy reading your blog! Keep up the good work!

  5. Duncan Johnson

    Hey Mark, congratulations on being a grand old man in the blog world!

    (And if I happen to win something, I’ve even got a US address you can mail stuff too.)

  6. J Macavoy

    Congrats on the 1,000th post. Hope you keep it up.

  7. Scott Fulks

    Really enjoy your blog! Thanks!

  8. David

    This seems like a thinly veiled way to find out how many readers you have. 🙂

  9. Jonathan Peters

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post.

  10. Jeremy Patterson

    Congratulations on your 1000th post! I am a faithful follower. Am I the first to comment??

  11. Laura Glass


  12. Janine

    Wooot! I’ve enjoyed following your posts (trying hard to leave a substantial reply so that I would feel nice about myself.. :))

  13. John Mark

    Hi Mark,
    I hope you keep blogging (I mean that). And I hope I win a prize (I mean that, too).

  14. Tim

    Congrats–Tim Miller

  15. Wesley

    Congratulations on 1,000 posts 🙂

  16. Jeff Vrotsos

    I’ve always said that one can never have too many theology books so thought it worth a try at sending a comment!

  17. John Morgan

    Thanks for letting us join the conversation.

  18. Joshua Young

    Congratulations Mark!

  19. James Steinbach

    Woohoo! Looks like I’m in line for the Horton book!

  20. Shaun Rufener

    Thank you Mark for your blog. I have enjoyed your insights for the past few years.

  21. Mike Stephan (@StephanStrategy)

    Congratulations on your 1,000th post. I have only started reading this blog within the past year or so but have found it both beneficial and, at times, challenging.

    I hope you are able to stick around for another 1,000 or more posts.