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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Church is for Messy People

    Stephen Altrogge
    Church is for Messy People I distinctly remember one Sunday when a man said to me something like, “When I look around, I see all these people who have their lives together. Meanwhile, my life is a mess.” Church should be a place where messy people feel comfortable.
  • Did Early Christians Believe Jesus Would Return in Their Lifetime?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Did Early Christians Believe Jesus Would Return in Their Lifetime? If Christians thought the world would end in their own lifetime, then, it is argued, they would not have been interested in composing new scriptural books. Thus, the idea of a canon must be a later ecclesiastical development.
  • What to Do When You’re Engulfed by Darkness

    Mark Altrogge
    What to Do When You’re Engulfed by Darkness When we’re in the darkness of affliction, our temptation is to circle the wagons and turn inward. We’re tempted to self-pity and self-focus. To withdraw. We don’t feel like being around others. But God tells us to do the opposite.
  • Martyrium of Apostle Philip Found

    Associates for Biblical Research
    Martyrium of Apostle Philip Found Hierapolis was founded in the 3rd century BC and by 133 BC was under the control of the Roman Empire, and it has long had a connection with the apostle Philip. A recent discovery may show why.
  • The Dangers of Prosperity

    Matthew Harmon
    The Dangers of Prosperity We often think of the unique challenges and opportunities that facing lack/need presents. But less frequently recognized are the dangers that abundance/prosperity brings. There are at least four that come to mind.
  • Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Ten Simple (But Critical) Questions to Consider in Marriage Counseling These 10 questions from the Bible will help get to the heart of a marriage.
  • Three Reasons Why the Lottery is a Bad Bet

    Theologically Driven
    Three Reasons Why the Lottery is a Bad Bet There are many reasons why people should not play the lottery and several more why it should be viewed as poor public policy. Here are three reasons why Christians should not spend their money on the lottery:
  • Are All Sins Equal?

    Craig Blomberg
    Are All Sins Equal? One person commits adultery, but probably all of us lust. So how can we criticize the adulterer or engage in church discipline with them?