Explore the Bible

  • 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.
  • God Wants You to Feel Awkward

    Jesus’ Economy
    God Wants You to Feel Awkward Some things, like alleviating poverty, require hard prayer.
  • Warning: This Book May Change Your Life Forever

    Chris Russell
    Warning: This Book May Change Your Life Forever Sometimes I forget about how far God has brought me in my Christian journey since I first believed about 28 years ago. But the reality has hit me within the past year as I’ve gotten connected to some old friends through… Facebook!
  • Army of the Broken

    Jarrid Wilson
    Army of the Broken The reality is that all of us are broken, but don’t confuse brokenness with uselessness. Just because you are broken does not mean God can’t use you.
  • A Hill to Die On: How Biblical Backgrounds Help Make Scripture More Engaging

    The Good Book Blog
    A Hill to Die On: How Biblical Backgrounds Help Make Scripture More Engaging What is striking in Josephus’s account, however, is just how high both Jews and Samaritans were willing to “set the stakes,” so to speak, with respect to the outcome of the debate.
  • Aquila and Priscilla: A Godly Marriage for Ministry

    Associates for Biblical Research
    Aquila and Priscilla: A Godly Marriage for Ministry Perhaps the Apostle Paul had Aquila and Priscilla in mind as an example of a Spirit-filled husband and wife when he penned Ephesians 5:18-33.
  • Do Christians Make the Bible an Idol?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Do Christians Make the Bible an Idol? The Christian commitment to the Bible as the word of God is a confusing concept for non-Christians. They see it as a strange, antiquated, quasi-idolatrous devotion that is out of sync with the modern world.
  • A 31-Day Journey Through the Book of Proverbs

    Inside BST
    A 31-Day Journey Through the Book of Proverbs Books like Proverbs make it easy for us to develop this habit of learning who God is; obtaining the answers to life’s common problems.
  • Escaping Depression’s Pull

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Escaping Depression’s Pull The maximum weight of a Boeing 747 is approximately 900,000 pounds, yet “thrust and lift” can take it above the very clouds that had shrouded the sun.
  • The Camel Hair Cloak I’m Learning to Wear

    Jesus’ Economy
    The Camel Hair Cloak I’m Learning to Wear I am named after a man who ate locusts and honey. And this man, named John the Baptist—because he baptized people to make way for Jesus’ ministry—continues to perplex me. Who wears a camel’s hair cloak with a leather belt?
  • A Simple Habit to Set the Tone for Your Day

    Mark Altrogge
    A Simple Habit to Set the Tone for Your Day What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up? The thoughts we start the day with can set the tone for our day.
  • The Gospel According to the Minor Prophets

    Matthew Harmon
    The Gospel According to the Minor Prophets This past Sunday we came to the end of my class on the Minor Prophets. In an effort to try to summarize what we covered in the previous twelve weeks, I focused on two key concepts and four key themes.
  • The Inward Reality of Worship

    Founders Ministries Blog
    The Inward Reality of Worship If you have ever experienced the glory of God and the joy of communing with Him in worship, you know that nothing else will ever satisfy your soul like God. We can never be satisfied with anything else. And we want this joy, not just for ourselves, but for others.