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  • 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?
  • Sending and the Gospels

    Philip Nation
    Sending and the Gospels The sending within the four Gospels is centered on the incarnation of God. John the Baptist is sent to prepare the way, and Jesus begins his public ministry having been sent by God (John 3:16).
  • The Road to Damascus… Then and Now

    Theologically Driven
    The Road to Damascus… Then and Now In recent weeks the city of Damascus has frequently appeared in our headlines. It's a city of importance for Christians in the past and present.
  • No Part-Time Workers

    Jarrid Wilson
    No Part-Time Workers The reality is, we are all called to full-time ministry no matter where we work. Jesus isn’t hiring part-time followers.
  • Wanting to Be Noticed

    Theologically Driven
    Wanting to Be Noticed Stunning as it has been, the triumph of immodesty and hyper-sexuality is not itself the root problem. Instead, these problems are symptomatic of a more serious one: the problem of celebrity. And it is a virus that infects us more deeply than any of us imagine. So what are we to do?
  • To Be Gospel-Centered, You Need the Holy Spirit

    Tim Brister
    To Be Gospel-Centered, You Need the Holy Spirit Are we talking about the gospel to the neglect of the Spirit’s working in our lives? Are we substituting the gospel for the Spirit when explaining how we operate as Christians in the world? I think those are valid questions, and I want to briefly attempt to answer the question in this post.
  • Are You Quarrelsome?

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Are You Quarrelsome? A “quarrel” is a verbal fight. Not all conflicts are quarrels, but a conflict becomes a quarrel when it's sinfully combative or contentious.
  • When Your Faith Dwindles

    Ron Edmondson
    When Your Faith Dwindles You and I, if we are honest, know that our faith often dwindles. We often try to take on the storms with our own abilities.
  • Don’t Let Systematic Theology Mess With Your Head

    Stephen Altrogge
    Don’t Let Systematic Theology Mess With Your Head Should we study systematic theology? Of course! It’s invaluable. But when reading God’s word, let each passage speak for itself first.
  • Is Scripture Still Holy? A Review (Part 2)

    Michael J. Kruger
    Is Scripture Still Holy? A Review (Part 2) In this post, we shall respond to another of Harvey’s arguments against inspiration, namely that once humans are involved there can be no clear, certain revelation from God.
  • Is Scripture Still Holy? A Review (Part 1)

    Michael J. Kruger
    Is Scripture Still Holy? A Review (Part 1) Is the true revelation of God only in Jesus and not the Bible itself?
  • Transition to a Going Church

    Philip Nation
    Transition to a Going Church Recently, I shared with our church five changes and one empowering reminder that we need to keep in mind if we are to follow Christ’s commission to us.
  • I’m So Glad Paul Used This Word…

    Mark Altrogge
    I’m So Glad Paul Used This Word… There is a word in the Bible that I’m so glad is there. I’ve come back to it again and again over the years. I have said many times, “Yeah! That’s the word for it. That’s what I’m feeling right now.”
  • Bird's-Eye Overviews

    Inside BST
    Bird's-Eye Overviews When you study the Bible, sometimes you may like to get a quick overview of a particular book. Well, we've got an easy way for you to do that with our Books of the Bible page.
  • The Unified Book of Acts

    Randy Newman
    The Unified Book of Acts During a recent study of the book of Acts, I was struck with the recurring emphasis on the irrepressibility of the gospel.
  • Thermopylae and the Book of Esther

    Associates for Biblical Research
    Thermopylae and the Book of Esther The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the most heroic battles in the annals of military history. What can this event show us about the book of Esther?
  • 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 2 Corinthians 1-2 Justify Promise-Breaking?

    Craig Blomberg
    Does 2 Corinthians 1-2 Justify Promise-Breaking? I was startled recently to read on a friend’s blog that it was a sermon on 2 Corinthians 1-2 which was part of what convinced him that it was OK to renege on a promise that he had made.
  • Specks and Beams

    Theologically Driven
    Specks and Beams The reason that our Lord points out the hypocrisy of the judges in Matthew 7 is because they are not genuinely concerned about sin or about helping other people. If they were concerned about sin, they would deal with their own first.
  • 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?