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  • We're All Thirsty for More, for Something Better

    Jesus’ Economy
    We're All Thirsty for More, for Something Better She's come to this familiar place because of her familiar need: water. This woman's need is a real need, just as it was for so many. Just as it is for so many.
  • Experiencing God’s Grace — Even at the Death of a Child

    Chris Russell
    Experiencing God’s Grace — Even at the Death of a Child I’ve been in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years, and the most difficult experience I’ve had to help people through is the death of a child.
  • To Those of You Who Don’t Like to Sing on Sunday

    Stephen Altrogge
    To Those of You Who Don’t Like to Sing on Sunday So, you don’t like to sing when you go to church on Sunday. You’re not really the singing type. But here’s the thing: those of us who don’t want to sing to God are at odds with the rest of the universe.
  • Marriage is for Life!

    Craig Blomberg
    Marriage is for Life! I remember being shocked as a young adult by some Hollywood wedding (a true story) in which the traditional vows were replaced with promises to be faithful “until the death of love parts us.” It’s time to return to basics. Love is a commitment, not a feeling. Feelings follow from godly actions, not vice-versa.
  • What Jesus Really Said about Poverty

    Jesus’ Economy
    What Jesus Really Said about Poverty Out of one side of our mouth we speak allegiance to Jesus, but out of the other side we’re speaking allegiance to wealth.
  • The Church: A Holy People

    Founders Ministries Blog
    The Church: A Holy People Instead of thinking of each believer as a “holy one,” a saint, we seem relegate that status to a select few, instead of recognizing that a congregation of genuine followers of Christ are all saints, holy people
  • Are Christians “Intolerant Haters”? The Charges are Not New

    Michael J. Kruger
    Are Christians “Intolerant Haters”? The Charges are Not New We might be tempted to despair and think that the church is entering into dark days. But a little historical perspective might be useful here. Truth be told, this is not the first time Christians have received such labels.
  • I am Here for the Church

    The Good Book Blog
    I am Here for the Church God’s primary GOAL in this Christian adventure is not my spiritual growth as an individual. It’s not about me, after all! It is about the growth of “the whole body.”
  • 5 Things You Can Do for Christians in Iraq

    Philip Nation
    5 Things You Can Do for Christians in Iraq Like many believers around the world, I am horrified at the persecution of Christians in Iraq. And you can do something about it. Here are five things you can do to help.
  • The Shortest Verse in the New Testament

    The Good Book Blog
    The Shortest Verse in the New Testament What is the shortest verse in the New Testament? Did you respond “Jesus wept”? (Buzzer sound) No, that is the third shortest verse in the New Testament.
  • It’s Time for Some Radical, Crazy, End-Times Living

    Stephen Altrogge
    It’s Time for Some Radical, Crazy, End-Times Living While I’m all for being radical for Jesus, we need to think carefully about what being radical really means. Fortunately, it’s spelled out pretty clearly in scripture.
  • 10 Indications a Church is Making Disciples

    Ron Edmondson
    10 Indications a Church is Making Disciples It is true that you can’t necessarily put a number or percentage on discipleship growth, but you can tell—over time—if it has happened or is happening. Here are 10 indications a church is making disciples.
  • Did the Earliest Jewish Christians Worship Jesus as God?

    Michael J. Kruger
    Did the Earliest Jewish Christians Worship Jesus as God? Early Christians drew a sharp line between their worship of Jesus and all the other pagan gods of the Greco-Roman world. Jesus was not simply a new addition to a pantheon of gods they already believed in, but was considered to be the only God rightly deserving of worship.
  • 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.