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  • Who Was St. Patrick?

    Inside BST
    Who Was St. Patrick? When you're looking for information on historical saints and martyrs, you'll find a treasure trove of information in our History section. And the story of Saint Patrick is no exception. So, who was he?
  • Inductive Study: The Basics

    Kay Arthur
    Inductive Study: The Basics Inductive Bible study consists of three component parts ... observation, interpretation, and application.
  • How Much Power Does Satan Really Have?

    Mark Altrogge
    How Much Power Does Satan Really Have? Satan afflicts believers. Don’t underestimate him. He’s not an imp in red tights with a pitchfork. But don’t give him more credit than he’s due.
  • Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty

    Ron Edmondson
    Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty Resting within the protection of God’s glory, I find peace from the burdens of the world.
  • Hunting, Haunting, Irresistible Grace

    Stephen Altrogge
    Hunting, Haunting, Irresistible Grace Here is another prayer from my upcoming book, Praying God’s Word. In this prayer I try to express my gratefulness for God’s grace that hunted me down and saved me.
  • Is the Bible Wrong about Camels in Genesis?

    The Good Book Blog
    Is the Bible Wrong about Camels in Genesis? Recent news reports are claiming that the references to camels in the patriarchal narratives (Gen 12:16; etc.) of Genesis are “anachronistic,” or historically out of place. But is this true?
  • Is God Capable of Forgiving Even That?

    Chris Russell
    Is God Capable of Forgiving Even That? Some people claim there is no real thing as sin. Others believe that sin really isn’t such a big deal. However, no matter how we attempt to sweep this reality under the carpet, we will never escape its grasp or consequences.
  • The Burning Bush

    Jarrid Wilson
    The Burning Bush All throughout scripture we see people encountering God in the most unfathomable ways, but I believe this is one of those defining moments that truly showcases how mysterious and relentless God is when trying to reach His people.
  • Why You Can’t Barter with God

    Theologically Driven
    Why You Can’t Barter with God We’ve all heard it, and most of us have either thought it or even prayed it. “God, if You [do this thing I currently want], then I’ll [do something I probably should do but haven’t].” But there’s a problem when we try to barter with God.
  • My Brush with Death

    Stephen Altrogge
    My Brush with Death The knowledge of death brings a certain clarity to life. Coming close to death makes the beauty of life and the reality of eternity stand out in stark, blazing colors.
  • Early Christians Used Non-Canonical Writings... But Not Like Scripture

    Michael J. Kruger
    Early Christians Used Non-Canonical Writings... But Not Like Scripture For Christians struggling to understand the development of the New Testament canon, one of the most confusing (and perhaps concerning) facts is that early Christian writers often cited from and used non-canonical writings.
  • Defining Missional Leadership

    Philip Nation
    Defining Missional Leadership Missional leadership is living according to and speaking comprehensively about the mission of God as first revealed in the scriptures and the life of Jesus Christ so as to guide others to surrender to and participate in the mission of God on a personal and community level.
  • Reliance on God in Affliction

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Reliance on God in Affliction Often we start to think about what is happening to us and then start to get depressed over the lack of control we have. We start to spiral inward and imagine the worst possible scenarios increasing our despair and helplessness.
  • 8 Practical Ways to Use Facebook for Ministry

    Chris Russell
    8 Practical Ways to Use Facebook for Ministry While Facebook is a great place to stay closely connected with your best friends and family members, I would encourage you to add in a ministry component to what you do online. Here's how...
  • 12 Things To Do When You’re Criticized

    Mark Altrogge
    12 Things To Do When You’re Criticized How do we respond to criticism? I haven’t always done well and I’m still learning, but here are a few things I try to think of when others criticize me.
  • The Greatest Obstacles to My Faith

    Ron Edmondson
    The Greatest Obstacles to My Faith If I want to please God, which I do, then I have to be a man of mature faith.
  • Does the Bible Tell Us What Church Should Look Like?

    Stephen Altrogge
    Does the Bible Tell Us What Church Should Look Like? To claim that the Bible doesn’t tell us what church should look like allows a person to substitute his own preferences for the clear teaching of scripture. So what does the Bible have to say about church?
  • Did Paul Write Hebrews?

    Theologically Driven
    Did Paul Write Hebrews? If you think Paul wrote Hebrews, you’re in good company. One problem with this conclusion, however, is that what Paul says in Gal 1:11–12 seems to contradict what Paul says in Heb 2:3, presuming Paul wrote Heb 2:3.
  • The Uniqueness of Sex

    Craig Blomberg
    The Uniqueness of Sex The Bible hasn't changed, nor has God's Spirit, which enables humans to obey Scripture. So why are we giving up (or giving in) so ridiculously easily and prematurely in this area?
  • A Salvation Bought With Blood, Sweat, and Tears

    Stephen Altrogge
    A Salvation Bought With Blood, Sweat, and Tears Jesus fought for our salvation with loud cries and tears. Cries of desperation, discouragement, exhaustion, and numbness. Tears of grief, betrayal, and heartache.