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  • Do Genesis 1 and 2 Disagree?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Do Genesis 1 and 2 Disagree? Some claim Genesis 1 presents humans as the last created, and Genesis 2 presents them as the first created, even before plants and animals. But is that really what the text says?
  • 10 Reasons to Read Ecclesiastes

    Philip Nation
    10 Reasons to Read Ecclesiastes At The Fellowship, we are currently in the midst of a sermon series on the book of Ecclesiastes. The question that a number of people have asked is “Why?” Here are ten of my reasons as to why I wanted us to study the book of Ecclesiastes together.
  • 1 Corinthinans 13… Remixed for Today

    Stephen Altrogge
    1 Corinthinans 13… Remixed for Today If I status update with such insight, hilarity, godliness, or profundity, that I get a thousand retweets and likes, yet have not love, I’m a cellphone that won’t stop ringing, or a car alarm at 2 AM.
  • The Biggest Mistake of My Life

    Ron Edmondson
    The Biggest Mistake of My Life It was not surprising when one day, when my son was an early teenager, seemingly out of nowhere, he asked, “Daddy, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made in your life?”
  • How to Have a Half Day of Prayer with God

    Chris Russell
    How to Have a Half Day of Prayer with God Many years ago I learned about a spiritual discipline that literally changed my life: a half day of prayer. So, what in the world do I do for 4–5 hours of prayer? What do I say to God?
  • Uncommon Community

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Uncommon Community Have you ever been to someone’s home and from the minute you walk in you sense something is different? Our family went to visit some friends a while back and it made me rethink the meaning of fellowship and hospitality.
  • Theology of the Body and Sexual Harm

    The Good Book Blog
    Theology of the Body and Sexual Harm Why is sexual sin singled out as uniquely damaging to the body in a way that other physical actions are not? Substance abuse, gluttony, cutting—these are all harmful acts to the body, but they do not do what sexual misconduct does, according to Paul.
  • 4 Ways Prayer Humbles Us

    Mark Altrogge
    Prayer is an act of weakness. When we pray we admit to God that we desperately need help. That we’re weak and needy and not in control of all things. That we are not self-sufficient.
  • The Walls of Jericho

    Associates for Biblical Research
    The Walls of Jericho When one hears the name “Jericho” one naturally thinks of Israelites marching, trumpets sounding and walls falling. It is a wonderful story of faith and victory that we enjoy reading and telling in Sunday School class, but did it really happen?
  • The Image of God as a Bridge

    Philip Nation
    The Image of God as a Bridge Saints and scholars of every generation have discussed the nature of God’s image in mankind. Is it the soul? Is it our ability to have a will? Do we act like God? Or did Adam and Eve actually bear some physical resemblance to God? It is a difficult question to answer.
  • 4 Rules to Simplify Christian Dating

    Stephen Altrogge
    4 Rules to Simplify Christian Dating When we place our practices above Biblical principles, it’s a recipe for disaster. I want to suggest that we can make this whole dating thing a lot simpler and less confusing by simply holding fast to the clear, relatively few principles spelled out in Scripture. What are those principles?
  • 7 “Churchy” Words and the Need for Clarity

    The Good Book Blog
    7 “Churchy” Words and the Need for Clarity We are moving in the West further along this path as a post-Christian culture. No longer are Christian terms and biblical concepts commonplace. Here’s my list of seven troublesome words and brief explanations, with suggested alternatives.
  • Let's Talk about Mental Illness

    Stephen Altrogge
    Let's Talk about Mental Illness Mental illness is tricky business. As Christians it is something we desperately need to talk about yet almost never have the courage to talk about.
  • Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? The Moving Rock

    Michael J. Kruger
    Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? The Moving Rock Since the Jewish tradition about a travelling rock is clearly a legend—a legend that Paul apparently took to be fact—then we have a real problem, says Enns, for the evangelical view of biblical authority. He puts it bluntly, “no rock moved in the Old Testament, but Paul said one did.”
  • Where is the Messiah in the Midst of This Pain?

    Jesus’ Economy
    Where is the Messiah in the Midst of This Pain? In our grief for the world we remain faithful, but grow discouraged. Faced with the responsibility to care for the sick, the persecuted, and the impoverished, maybe we become disillusioned—sick with helplessness.
  • 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.
  • Wrestling with Fear

    Ron Edmondson
    Wrestling with Fear I have often wrestled with this question: Could my greatest fears be God’s greatest opportunity to express His glory through me?
  • How Jesus Did NOT Pursue Celebrity and Prosperity

    Tim Brister
    How Jesus Did NOT Pursue Celebrity and Prosperity Two key areas of struggle, it seems, for evangelicalism today can be found in celebrity culture and the prosperity gospel. In light of that, I found this excerpt from Henry Scougal’s The Life of God in the Soul of Man to be insightful and convicting.
  • What the Arrows of Affliction Prepare Us For

    Mark Altrogge
    What the Arrows of Affliction Prepare Us For When someone’s been through something it makes their sympathy that much more powerful. When someone who’s never experienced a hard time like the one I’m in offers comfort, I appreciate it, but if someone who’s been through a similar experience encourages me it means so much more.
  • Another Paradox of Evangelism

    Randy Newman
    Another Paradox of Evangelism Here’s another paradox of evangelism. When we accept that evangelism will never be easy… it actually gets slightly less difficult.