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  • The Genocide of the Canaanites?

    The Good Book Blog
    The Genocide of the Canaanites? The Canaanite destruction is the major ethical problem in the Old Testament. How can we serve a God who commanded genocide? Or did He?
  • Why Go to Church?

    Craig Blomberg
    Why Go to Church? It’s here in the U.S., in the Western world more generally, where so much less is at stake that we offer up such pathetic reasons (at least I suspect God considers them pathetic) for not joining together with fellow believers on a regular, weekly basis. And almost all of the excuses are anthropocentric rather than Christocentric.
  • Gospel Critics and the Argument from Silence

    Michael J. Kruger
    Gospel Critics and the Argument from Silence When ancient authors put quill to papyrus (or parchment), we need to remember that they had a limited amount of space, a limited amount of time, a limited number of goals, and often a very specific purpose for which they wrote.
  • Treat Your Pastors Well

    Matthew Harmon
    Treat Your Pastors Well As a professor at a seminary, I have the great privilege of training men for pastoral ministry. Every year new faces come in, full of excitement and trepidation. What most of them don’t realize is how dangerous their calling truly is.
  • The Gospel Cure

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    The Gospel Cure If Scripture teaches that we have both a brain and a mind (or inner man), then categorizing depression solely as a dysfunction of the brain and turning to medicine first will unavoidably impede the important heart-work that God-ordained suffering is meant to produce.
  • 12 Game-Changing and Tweetable Proverbs

    Ron Edmondson
    12 Game-Changing and Tweetable Proverbs Twelve Proverbs to consider and share.
  • Blessed to Not be Blessed

    Mark Altrogge
    Blessed to Not be Blessed What I mean by “not to be blessed” is not blessed in the way we think we should be. Or the way we want to be. God is so wise that sometimes he withholds blessings from us because he knows we couldn’t handle them.
  • Babylon Revisited: Isaiah 21 – Future or Fulfillment?

    Associates for Biblical Research
    Babylon Revisited: Isaiah 21 – Future or Fulfillment? Students of Bible prophecy have generally overlooked an important tool for understanding this chapter; mainly, the archaeologist’s spade. Archaeology has a direct bearing on this passage from two different angles.
  • Are You Quarrelsome?

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Are You Quarrelsome? A “quarrel” is a verbal fight. Not all conflicts are quarrels, but a conflict becomes a quarrel when it's sinfully combative or contentious.
  • Who Is the Angel of the LORD in the Old Testament?

    Theologically Driven
    Who Is the Angel of the LORD in the Old Testament? As one reads the Old Testament, he will undoubtedly notice the mysterious references to the angel of the LORD. Is this an angel like Michael who was sent out by the LORD? Or is this some kind of manifestation of deity? Who is the angel of the LORD?
  • When the Bible Grabs Me

    The Good Book Blog
    When the Bible Grabs Me Simply put, I am reading—even engaging the story or passage—and it all comes to a crashing halt when my eyes hit certain words, my brain immediately gives them meaning, and my heart is arrested.
  • God Loves the Entire World and That's about to Change Everything

    Jesus’ Economy
    God Loves the Entire World and That's about to Change Everything When I think upon the fact that God gave his son so that all the world could be saved—not just me—I realize that I do not always act like that is the case. How often do I think about my felt needs over the needs of the planet?
  • Did Jesus Claim to be God? A Response to Bart Ehrman

    Michael J. Kruger
    Did Jesus Claim to be God? A Response to Bart Ehrman Not surprisingly, one of the major tenets in Ehrman’s argument is that Jesus never considered himself to be God, nor ever claimed to be God. But is this true?
  • Philemon, the Refresher

    Tim Brister
    Philemon, the Refresher He’s got one of the shortest books of the Bible named after him, but even Paul’s letter has more to do with Onesimus than him. I’m talking about Philemon, someone heaven knows, and we should know as well.
  • Relationships: Can You Relate?

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Relationships: Can You Relate? Have you ever wondered if the people around you deal with the things you do in your relationships?
  • A Puzzler: Hosea 1:10 and 2:23 in Romans 9:25–26

    Theologically Driven
    A Puzzler: Hosea 1:10 and 2:23 in Romans 9:25–26 In Hosea the “my people” who receive God’s renewed mercy are Jews; in Romans they’re Gentiles. Has Paul misread his Bible? Perhaps you’ve wondered the same thing.
  • 2 Keys to Overcoming Temptation

    Mark Altrogge
    2 Keys to Overcoming Temptation God spares us much temptation we’ll never even know about. But when we are tempted, God doesn’t automatically remove it; we must actively fight it. Paul gives us 2 keys for battling temptation.
  • The Tablet Theory of Genesis Authorship

    Associates for Biblical Research
    The Tablet Theory of Genesis Authorship Many pastors, writers, and even seminary professors rely on the “JEDP Documentary Hypothesis” to explain how the book of Genesis was originally written. In contrast, the “Tablet Theory” suggests that portions of Genesis were originally written on clay tablets by men who personally experienced the events described.
  • Crushing Your Goals… God’s Way

    Stephen Altrogge
    Crushing Your Goals… God’s Way I’m beginning to realize that there’s a big difference between simply achieving goals and achieving goals in a manner that pleases God.
  • What Do Those Bible Names Mean?

    Inside BST
    What Do Those Bible Names Mean? People's names in the Bible often relate rather closely to their life, role, or responsibility. Here's a sampling to show you what we mean.