Welcome to Christ Over All: A Word of Thanksgiving and a Preview of What’s to Come

Of making many websites there is no end, and much writing is a weariness of the flesh. 

Ecclesiastes 12:12b (Paraphrased)

If Solomon wrote his 3,000 proverbs today (1 Kgs. 4:32), he might have something to say about the internet, websites, social media, and blog posts. Certainly, our new ministry, Christ Over All, has been trying our hand at speaking wisely for the last month. In the words of the Preacher, we have delighted ourselves in writing words of truth (Eccl. 12:10). And we have endeavored in the foolishness of preaching Christ online amidst an ocean of competing internet voices.

Starting on September 6, 2022, Christ Over All rolled out its first month of content—a month dedicated to articulating the vision of this new ministry. From two longform articles on the Lordship of Christ to a handful of podcasts discussing the same, we have outlined why this ministry exists and what, by God’s grace, we hope to accomplish with its founding. Moreover, with a series of concise essays from all board members, we have begun—if only scratching the surface—to show how Christ’s sovereign rule applies to all areas of life.

If you haven’t had the chance to read, or listen, or look at the website, I would encourage you to check out the content that has come forward from Steve Wellum, Trent Hunter, Jared Bridges, Brad Green, and many others. You can find the whole month listed here and you can meet the Christ Over All board here. (I should also give a word of thanksgiving to Caleb Greene who designed this site. Without his tireless help, the content would not look nearly as beautiful).

What’s to Come

By God’s grace, September’s introduction to Christ Over All is only the beginning. Starting on October 1, we begin a new month with a new theme, namely, “A Christian Manifesto for the Twenty-First Century.” This theme will consider Francis Schaeffer, his life, his ministry, and specifically his prophetic work of political theology—A Christian Manifesto. Crossway published this book in 1981, re-released it in 1982, and they have graciously agreed to let readers of Christ Over All download this book for free in the month of October.

For our purposes, we will spend this month recovering Schaeffer and reconsidering some of his arguments in A Christian Manifesto. Beginning with Brad Green’s analysis of the whole book, we will publish a dozen or so essays that constructively engage Schaeffer’s timeless work. Faithful scholars and churchman like Andy Naselli, Andrew Walker, and Andrew Sandlin will offer commentary on Schaeffer’s work. (And no, you don’t have to be named Andrew in order to write for Christ Over All).

Our podcast will also turn to this theme as David Schrock, Stephen Wellum, Trent Hunter, and Brad Green take time to consider the life and times of Francis Schaeffer, so that we can imitate his faith (Heb. 13:7). If you haven’t listened to the podcast, you can subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts (e.g., Apple, Spotify, Anchor, or at Christ Over All.)

A Word of Thanksgiving

As we close our first month and consider our second, a few words of thanksgiving are in order.

In September we found great encouragement from many friends and gospel partners who sent us emails, retweeted articles, signed up for this newsletter, and supported financially Christ Over All. For all who are receiving this newsletter, we give thanks to God for you. We pray that God would continue to raise up writers, supporters, pastors, churches, and friends to partner with us in this endeavor. We do not take such co-laborers in the Lord’s work for granted, and we thank God for you blessing us with your encouragement and support.

At the same time, if you have found this ministry to look promising, or if there has been anything particularly helpful, we would ask that you pass it on. Our commitment is to be a ministry edifies the church with evergreen content that helps Christians think in biblical categories and apply Christ’s preeminence to all areas of life. To that end, we ask that you might share the content here and pray that the resources we publish here will get to the people and places who need them most.

Most specifically, to help us spread the word, you can share this newsletter with others, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to the Podcast, or prayerfully consider supporting this work financially. Again, we are deeply thankful for the support God has given to this new ministry. And we are equally excited about sharing more content in the months ahead.

In this way, we remind ourselves that Christ is over Christ Over All. And while much writing may weary the flesh, it is the Spirit that empowers the soul and gives us grace to do his bidding. With such confidence in our sovereign Lord, we step out in faith with this new ministry. And we pray you may continue to join us for whatever the Lord has next.

Soli Deo Gloria,

David Schrock
Editor-in-Chief
Christ Over All

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Schrock

David Schrock

David Schrock is the pastor for preaching and theology at Occoquan Bible Church in Woodbridge, Virginia. David is a two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a founding faculty member and professor of theology at Indianapolis Theology Seminary. And he is the author of Royal Priesthood and Glory of God along with many journal articles and online essays.