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  • Does Love Cover a Multitude of Sins?

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Does Love Cover a Multitude of Sins? Serious and repetitive sin is lethal to any relationship. We would not be loving the destructive person if we kept quiet and colluded with his self-deception or enabled his sin to flourish without any attempt to speak truth into his life.
  • 10 Reasons David is Called “A Man After God’s Own Heart”

    Ron Edmondson
    10 Reasons David is Called “A Man After God’s Own Heart” The following words describe the heart of David as seen in his own writings...
  • The NT Canon was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council

    Michael J. Kruger
    The NT Canon was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council For whatever set of reasons, there is a widespread belief out there (internet, popular books) that the New Testament canon was decided at the Council of Nicea in 325 AD—under the conspiratorial influence of Constantine.
  • An Early Easter Sermon

    Inside BST
    An Early Easter Sermon The early church had no lack of excitement for the resurrection of Christ, as revealed in a sermon from Leo the Great (d. 461). We'll show you what we mean.
  • Is Allah a God of Love?

    Theologically Driven
    Is Allah a God of Love? It is common today to hear people talk about a God of love, often connected with the idea that all religions teach about a God of love. But is that true?
  • Faith Is War

    Mark Altrogge
    Faith Is War It’s a fight. A battle. Faith is hard. It’s a fight to trust God when you can’t see him. It’s a fight to believe God is in control when all around us screams life has derailed.
  • Epaphroditus: A Gambling Veteran

    Associates for Biblical Research
    Epaphroditus: A Gambling Veteran On the inside wall of the Church of Lydia, is a mosaic icon of Epaphroditus. He is depicted as a young man dressed in a purple garment, holding what appears to be a scroll. That is not the impression I get from the book of Philippians.
  • So Busy That I MUST Pray

    Stephen Altrogge
    So Busy That I MUST Pray Sometimes prayer can feel like a waste of time. Surely I’m not the only one who feels like this. But then I read quotes like the this one by Martin Luther.
  • He Laid Hold of Their Feet

    Tim Brister
    He Laid Hold of Their Feet Those of us who represent the King must always remember that we look most like Jesus, not when we are looking down on others from a platform, but when we are looking up at them from a basin.
  • Depression and the Ministry

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    Depression and the Ministry Pastor Bill and his wife Lisa had a growing church and a good marriage, but something was wrong. For over six months Bill felt tired much of the time.
  • The Date of Easter

    Theologically Driven
    The Date of Easter People are often surprised when they discover that a series of significant and sometimes very bitter controversies have taken place over how to calculate the date of Easter.
  • What Do You Want People to Say at Your Funeral?

    Mark Altrogge
    What Do You Want People to Say at Your Funeral? I’ve recently done two funerals. It’s had me thinking about a question someone said we should ask ourselves: What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?
  • How to Keep People from Sucking the Life Out of You

    Chris Russell
    How to Keep People from Sucking the Life Out of You Some people seem to become “human ticks” around us. It feels like they want to suck the life right out of us. They put us down. They discourage us. They look for ways to trip us and cause us to stumble.
  • You Are Not Your Labels

    Stephen Altrogge
    You Are Not Your Labels We assume that what has been always will be. We willingly adopt the labels that come with the struggles: angry, anorexic, loser, trash, failure, addict.
  • Are Christians Narrow-Minded and Intolerant?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Are Christians Narrow-Minded and Intolerant? When it comes to modern religious discourse, there is no greater sin than to claim your religion is the only one that is true. You can believe just about anything and receive a shrug of the shoulders from an unbelieving world, but say that you believe in one way to heaven and accusations of narrow-mindedness and intolerance are inevitable.
  • 7 Ways to Support Your Pastor on Sunday

    Ron Edmondson
    7 Ways to Support Your Pastor on Sunday I know most people who love their church… and love their pastor… want to help any way they can to make the Sunday morning experience the best it can be. That’s what this post is about. Here are 7 ways you can help your pastor on Sunday.
  • Christ, Our Passover

    Randy Newman
    Christ, Our Passover Messianic Jews and most evangelical Christians really do believe we’re interpreting the story of Passover exactly as God meant it to be interpreted – as a sign of a fuller, more redemptive sacrifice yet to come.
  • The Joy of Fear

    Mark Altrogge
    The Joy of Fear We tend to think of fear as bad thing. But the fear of the Lord is to delight in God’s awesomeness.
  • Beware of the Lion (1 Peter 5:8)

    Chris Russell
    Beware of the Lion (1 Peter 5:8) I see so many people today who seem to have no fear of Satan… the Lion. They “wrestle” around with him in a playful way just as this man plays around with these creatures in real life.
  • You Know You Are Losing The Battle of Faith If…

    Stephen Altrogge
    You Know You Are Losing The Battle of Faith If… ... your circumstances seem more overwhelming and powerful than Jesus. You are overwhelmed by the “giants” that surround you.