Happy New Year & a Book Giveaway! (through Jan 31st)

January 4, 2017

Happy New Year! We are grateful for each of you, our listeners!

Today we have a giveaway to thank you for your support of the podcast. We would love to know more about you and what you would like to hear from us this year. Our focus is Biblical conversation on church & culture. We aren’t afraid to tackle difficult issues. We discuss news items, cultural issues, family & church leadership questions, sports news, & thoughts on books. Any suggestions along those lines are welcome!


A Faithful Man | books by J Mark Fox | CongreGATE Podcast


We’ll be giving away 3 copies of Mark’s book, A Faithful Man.

To enter, simply leave a comment below letting us know what topics you would like to hear us talk about in 2017.

Giveaway rules: Only one entry per person. Comments will be closed January 31st, 2017. Winners will be chosen using random.org. Winners will be notified by e-mail on February 1st, 2017. International entries are welcome, but winners outside the US may receive a digital copy of the book.


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16 comments on “Happy New Year & a Book Giveaway! (through Jan 31st)

  1. Dallas Jan 5, 2017

    Just heard about your site on the family man show. I don’t have a suggestion for the show yet because I have not listened to it. I am submitting this to be in the running for the book give away. looking forward to listening to your show. have a great day Dallas

    • CongreGate Jan 8, 2017

      Thanks for coming over to check us out! If you get a chance to listen later and think of any ideas, we’d love to hear from you.

  2. I talked with Shawn earlier about content, I mentioned that I’d like to hear you guys talk about what kind of behaviors and involvement, seen in other men, draws men to the church? What does being a “fisher of men” look like.
    We’ve all seen men come and go from the church, but what draws them and keeps them? This is important to know and understand as it has been the Mission of Antioch to train faithful men and their families for the last 20 years.
    Reflection upon that, how it started and how it has progressed and its effectiveness would also be an interesting topic.

    • CongreGate Jan 8, 2017

      Thanks Matt! This is great topic idea. We’ll keep it in mind.

  3. Sounds like a very interesting book! Voddie Baucham talks about the 4 Ps (prophet, priest, provider, and protector) in his excellent book “What He Must Be If He Wants To Marry My Daughter”. I read the book years ago and now I’m going through it again with a young man who would like to ask for my daughter’s hand in marriage (but I told him we have to finish the book first! :).

    As far as topics for the podcast, I’d suggest:
    *any book by Voddie Baucham
    *how to have effective family devotion times with 6 kids from age 2 to 18 🙂

    • CongreGate Jan 8, 2017

      Thanks Andy! We have read and enjoy Voddie Baucham’s books too. Family devotions can be difficult with that age range…that’s a great suggestion!

  4. Heath Cates Jan 8, 2017

    Keep up the good work guys!

    Some of my ideas for future shows…
    – Beards, Beers and Bear Fights
    – Redeeming Work Lunches (What is ok/good to talk about with colleagues during this out of the office but during the work day time?)
    – Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin)
    – Which one is better, periwinkle or mauve?

    • CongreGate Jan 8, 2017

      Thanks Heath! I think we might be able to use at least one of these…

  5. Darian Jan 12, 2017

    Topic on how to prepare your teenage child as they head away to college.

    • CongreGate Jan 12, 2017

      Thank you Darian! Mark probably has some helpful tips after launching 6 kids…

  6. Stephen Howe Jan 19, 2017

    Heard about your show last week on The Familyman Podcast so this morning when I woke up early I saw you sponsored Todd’s show again so I decided to check out your website.

    I liked the topic you did this week (thanks Andy for suggesting) and downloaded. Awesome job! 🙂

    I like the topic suggested of drawing & keeping men in church. It seems to me that there’s a decent amount of believers who homeschool their kids (we currently do) & complain about how the public school system works & trains our buys to not be men, but over the last several years (since I’ve started paying attention to how our kids were taught in public school before we started homeschooling) I’ve noticed church services seem to do the same thing in training boys to act like women vs men & men don’t want to be there when they get on their own.

    Another topic I’d love to hear about is what do we do when our family members have opposite moral views as we do.

    Also the importance of fathers & daughters spending time together (I believe that being the man you want your daughter to marry is very important).

    Thanks for the book giveaway and the podcast!

    • CongreGate Jan 19, 2017

      Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply! These are all great ideas and we will keep them mind for later episodes.

  7. Great podcast about family worship! Looking forward to using the helpful resources mentioned. How do you men disciple your children as you discipline them and how does this hinder or hurt family worship? Thanks for your Godly examples as a church and a strong group of faithful men!

    • CongreGate Jan 19, 2017

      Thanks for commenting Richard! It looks like we should do another family worship episode, expanding on some of the ideas with everyone’s great questions!

  8. Jonathan Jan 26, 2017

    I always fear to bring up this topic but feel that it is essential for us to discuss, especially as men. That is the topic of modesty….. Now that everyone has had time to gasp… We as a Christian, Bible-believing culture have become (in many good ways) more tolerant of the “non-essentials” (read: no specific biblical command) of the culture: movies, TV, occasional alcohol consumption, etc. However, modesty has become and is becoming more and more disregarded in the body of Christ. I suppose our fathers have chosen to say nothing when their daughters (and sons) wear clothing that would easily be a temptation to others because they fear the reaction that their daughters or even wives will display. The Bible says we are not to defraud one another; when I see mothers and even some grandmothers wearing “skinny jeans” or tight or low-necked tops, I realize the younger ladies will see nothing wrong with doing the same. Modesty is not a set of rules but a way of life that must be taught from little on up. We men are bombarded with varying stages of immodesty daily; I feel we should not need to deal with it at church as well. We are called to be IN the world but not OF the world.

    Here ends my soapbox speech; I hope I have not offended anyone…or do I?!?

    • CongreGate Jan 27, 2017

      Thank you! We’ll keep this in mind for future episodes.