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  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 2 Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Temptation

    Mark Altrogge
    2 Mistakes to Avoid When Facing Temptation There are two mistakes we can make when facing temptation. Sometimes we can fall off the horse on one side; at other times we can fall off the other side. God’s word keeps us in the saddle.
  • Can I Really Trust the Bible?

    Chris Russell
    Can I Really Trust the Bible? One of the most remarkable characteristics of the Bible has to do with prophecies about the future. Have you ever taken time to examine some of the things that were prophesied in the Old Testament and then fulfilled hundreds of years later?
  • Relationships: An Investment Mentality

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Relationships: An Investment Mentality Everyone does it. We live to possess and experience the things on which we’ve set our hearts. We’re always living for some kind of treasure. And every treasure you set your heart on and actively seek will give you some kind of return.
  • 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.
  • 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.