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  • 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.
  • How Many Herods are There in the Bible?

    The Good Book Blog
    How Many Herods are There in the Bible? There are actually six different “Herods” in the New Testament, and they are all somehow related to each other. Here are thumbnail sketches to help you keep track of who’s who.
  • Who Was St. Patrick?

    Inside BST
    Who Was St. Patrick? When you're looking for information on historical saints and martyrs, you'll find a treasure trove of information in our History section. And the story of Saint Patrick is no exception. So, who was he?
  • Inductive Study: The Basics

    Kay Arthur
    Inductive Study: The Basics Inductive Bible study consists of three component parts ... observation, interpretation, and application.
  • How Much Power Does Satan Really Have?

    Mark Altrogge
    How Much Power Does Satan Really Have? Satan afflicts believers. Don’t underestimate him. He’s not an imp in red tights with a pitchfork. But don’t give him more credit than he’s due.
  • Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty

    Ron Edmondson
    Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty Resting within the protection of God’s glory, I find peace from the burdens of the world.
  • Hunting, Haunting, Irresistible Grace

    Stephen Altrogge
    Hunting, Haunting, Irresistible Grace Here is another prayer from my upcoming book, Praying God’s Word. In this prayer I try to express my gratefulness for God’s grace that hunted me down and saved me.
  • Is the Bible Wrong about Camels in Genesis?

    The Good Book Blog
    Is the Bible Wrong about Camels in Genesis? Recent news reports are claiming that the references to camels in the patriarchal narratives (Gen 12:16; etc.) of Genesis are “anachronistic,” or historically out of place. But is this true?
  • Is God Capable of Forgiving Even That?

    Chris Russell
    Is God Capable of Forgiving Even That? Some people claim there is no real thing as sin. Others believe that sin really isn’t such a big deal. However, no matter how we attempt to sweep this reality under the carpet, we will never escape its grasp or consequences.
  • Why You Can’t Barter with God

    Theologically Driven
    Why You Can’t Barter with God We’ve all heard it, and most of us have either thought it or even prayed it. “God, if You [do this thing I currently want], then I’ll [do something I probably should do but haven’t].” But there’s a problem when we try to barter with God.
  • My Brush with Death

    Stephen Altrogge
    My Brush with Death The knowledge of death brings a certain clarity to life. Coming close to death makes the beauty of life and the reality of eternity stand out in stark, blazing colors.
  • Early Christians Used Non-Canonical Writings... But Not Like Scripture

    Michael J. Kruger
    Early Christians Used Non-Canonical Writings... But Not Like Scripture For Christians struggling to understand the development of the New Testament canon, one of the most confusing (and perhaps concerning) facts is that early Christian writers often cited from and used non-canonical writings.
  • Defining Missional Leadership

    Philip Nation
    Defining Missional Leadership Missional leadership is living according to and speaking comprehensively about the mission of God as first revealed in the scriptures and the life of Jesus Christ so as to guide others to surrender to and participate in the mission of God on a personal and community level.