(RNS) – Nick Challies, the son of the evangelical blogger and author Tim Challies, has died. 

“In all the years I’ve been writing I have never had to type words more difficult, more devastating than these,” the elder Challies wrote in a blog post on Wednesday morning  (Nov. 4). “Yesterday the Lord called my son to himself—my dear son, my sweet son, my kind son, my godly son, my only son.”

Challies wrote that his son, who was a student at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, was playing a game with his fiancé and other students when he collapsed and lost consciousness.

“Students, paramedics, and doctors battled valiantly, but could not save him,” he wrote. “He’s with the Lord he loved, the Lord he longed

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