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  • It Won't Wear Out

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    It Won't Wear Out We are all quite accustomed to living in a world where things simply do not last. But, if you are one of God's children, there is something in your life that will not wear out.
  • The Unexpected Perks of Being Thrown Into the Fire

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Unexpected Perks of Being Thrown Into the Fire Humanly speaking, this is crazy talk. Count it all joy whenever I meet a trial? James sounds like some sort of sadistic masochist who loves pain. But James sees things from God’s perspective.
  • Weaving Evangelism into Small Groups

    Randy Newman
    Weaving Evangelism into Small Groups One area where compartmentalizing (the opposite of integration) has hurt the church is the isolation of evangelism. Outreach has often been seen as a separate or unusual “program” in the church rather than a core component of its existence.
  • 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.
  • Devastation in the Philippines

    Inside BST
    Devastation in the Philippines On Friday, November 8, Typhoon Haiyan struck a devastating blow on the Philippines. So far, the estimated death toll from the catastrophic storm is 10,000.
  • Stuff Christians Should Stop Doing

    Jarrid Wilson
    Stuff Christians Should Stop Doing Here is some stuff Christians should stop doing.
  • Life Is Too Short to Be in a Hurry

    Tim Brister
    Life Is Too Short to Be in a Hurry Someone in a hurry makes an idol out of time. They allow the present to be dictated by the future.
  • The Structured Removal of Faith

    Ron Edmondson
    The Structured Removal of Faith It’s a problem I see in churches. It’s a problem I could see us having in the church I now pastor… if we aren’t careful. If we aren’t careful we can depend more on the structure than on an utter dependence on God.
  • Guarding Our Eyes in a Visual Culture

    Mark Altrogge
    Guarding Our Eyes in a Visual Culture When God tells us, “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you,” he is telling us to guard our hearts by watching what we expose ourselves to.
  • Theology of the Body and Sexual Harm

    The Good Book Blog
    Theology of the Body and Sexual Harm Why is sexual sin singled out as uniquely damaging to the body in a way that other physical actions are not? Substance abuse, gluttony, cutting—these are all harmful acts to the body, but they do not do what sexual misconduct does, according to Paul.
  • How Can We Know God Preserved Scripture?

    Theologically Driven
    How Can We Know God Preserved Scripture? The purpose of inspiration was to produce Scripture, a written record, a deposit of divine truth for the readers, not the writer. Without preservation the purpose of inspiration would be invalidated.
  • Deliver Us from Inconsequential Successes

    Tim Brister
    Deliver Us from Inconsequential Successes When it comes to the Great Commission, there are basically three responses a church can have. A church can do nothing, something, or one thing.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.