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  • Are Christians “Intolerant Haters”? The Charges are Not New

    Michael J. Kruger
    Are Christians “Intolerant Haters”? The Charges are Not New We might be tempted to despair and think that the church is entering into dark days. But a little historical perspective might be useful here. Truth be told, this is not the first time Christians have received such labels.
  • I am Here for the Church

    The Good Book Blog
    I am Here for the Church God’s primary GOAL in this Christian adventure is not my spiritual growth as an individual. It’s not about me, after all! It is about the growth of “the whole body.”
  • 5 Things You Can Do for Christians in Iraq

    Philip Nation
    5 Things You Can Do for Christians in Iraq Like many believers around the world, I am horrified at the persecution of Christians in Iraq. And you can do something about it. Here are five things you can do to help.
  • The Shortest Verse in the New Testament

    The Good Book Blog
    The Shortest Verse in the New Testament What is the shortest verse in the New Testament? Did you respond “Jesus wept”? (Buzzer sound) No, that is the third shortest verse in the New Testament.
  • It’s Time for Some Radical, Crazy, End-Times Living

    Stephen Altrogge
    It’s Time for Some Radical, Crazy, End-Times Living While I’m all for being radical for Jesus, we need to think carefully about what being radical really means. Fortunately, it’s spelled out pretty clearly in scripture.
  • 10 Indications a Church is Making Disciples

    Ron Edmondson
    10 Indications a Church is Making Disciples It is true that you can’t necessarily put a number or percentage on discipleship growth, but you can tell—over time—if it has happened or is happening. Here are 10 indications a church is making disciples.
  • 6 Critical Truths to Understand about Anger

    Mark Altrogge
    6 Critical Truths to Understand about Anger It’s very easy to slide into sinful anger, hatred, and bitterness. Here are some Biblical truths and principles that God has used to help me make progress in conquering my own sinful anger.
  • Did the Earliest Jewish Christians Worship Jesus as God?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Did the Earliest Jewish Christians Worship Jesus as God? Early Christians drew a sharp line between their worship of Jesus and all the other pagan gods of the Greco-Roman world. Jesus was not simply a new addition to a pantheon of gods they already believed in, but was considered to be the only God rightly deserving of worship.
  • In Every Book of the Bible

    Philip Nation
    In Every Book of the Bible Here is a quick tour of how God reveals Himself in every book of the Bible.
  • How to Be a Weird Christian Without Being a WEIRD Christian

    Stephen Altrogge
    How to Be a Weird Christian Without Being a WEIRD Christian What “normal” person stakes all their hope on a dying and rising Messiah? Following Jesus means saying “no” to many of the things the world loves and considers normal. It often means offending others for the sake of obeying Jesus.
  • Being a Missionary at Home

    Jesus’ Economy
    Being a Missionary at Home Being a missionary doesn’t always mean traveling to developing countries. Being a missionary means taking on the mission of spreading the gospel—which is something we are all called to do.
  • How the Mercy of God Flourishes in Suffering

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    How the Mercy of God Flourishes in Suffering It is important to recognize that this process of perception, interpretation, and conclusion has a significant impact on the way people experience life. Understanding this can have a profound impact on helping people walk through difficult seasons of suffering.
  • An Incredible Promise of Guidance

    Mark Altrogge
    An Incredible Promise of Guidance Are you at a major crossroads? Need God’s guidance for a challenging child or teen? Facing a big decision and don’t know the right way to choose? This promise is for you…
  • 3 Ways to Prepare Your Teenager for Adulthood

    Brian Croft
    3 Ways to Prepare Your Teenager for Adulthood Becoming a teenager can be a scary prospect (for both child and parent). So, how can we help with this transition? Protect, provide, and lead.
  • Mature Christianity

    Ron Edmondson
    Mature Christianity Knowing truth does not make one spiritually mature. Knowing the Bible, even memorizing Scripture, does not make one spiritually mature.
  • God Does Not View Your Labors as “Filthy Rags”

    Michael J. Kruger
    God Does Not View Your Labors as “Filthy Rags” We are saved not by what we have done, but by what Christ has done. But what does God think of our good works after we are saved? Here is where, unfortunately, Christians often receive mixed messages.
  • New Light on the Book of Daniel from the Dead Sea Scrolls

    Associates for Biblical Research
    New Light on the Book of Daniel from the Dead Sea Scrolls The Hebrew/Aramaic Masoretic text of the book of Daniel now has stronger support than at any other time in the history of the interpretation of the book of Daniel.
  • Preparing for Gathered Worship: Worship Every Day

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Preparing for Gathered Worship: Worship Every Day Worship is not something confined to the Lord’s Day or to a building. Though gathered worship provides a venue for us to center on God corporately as His church, God should be at the center of our lives continually.
  • Abused Wives: Called to Suffer?

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Abused Wives: Called to Suffer? Does scripture encourage a spouse to patiently and quietly endure harsh and abusive treatment within her or his marriage?
  • Untangling Difficult Passages: The Case of the Unpardonable Sin

    Inside BST
    Untangling Difficult Passages: The Case of the Unpardonable Sin When studying a difficult passage of Scripture, you don't just have to wonder what it means. We'll show you steps you can follow to help you get beneath the surface.