Protecting Your Pastor's Marital Fidelity
How can the church walk alongside its pastor to help him keep his marriage vows with joy?
Does the Old Testament Affirm Capital Punishment? Would Jesus?
This may strike those who have actually read the Bible as a bit ludicrous. But many, in fact, do not know what it says.
Limit Your Liability, Lose Your Freedom
Why would anyone who had found freedom in Christ want to turn back to the law? Why would anyone let themselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery? Why would anyone want to be under the law?
The Witness of Scripture: Work of Men, or Word of God?
The Bible is the account of God’s activity in and beyond time. But is it a trustworthy account? To answer that we need to establish three things...
Jesus: Israel's Messiah
Matthew was a Jew who wrote his gospel primarily for Jews. Unless you grasp that, you will fail to understand the depth of its message.
A Welcome to Honest Living
The Bible is honest about life in this fallen world. In its refusal to minimize, diminish, or deny harsh realities, the Bible welcomes you to be honest as well.
The Early Church Had Conflict?
Looking at the state of Christianity in the world today with all its various camps and divisions, it’s tempting to idealize the early church as a perfect time of peace and harmony. But then the book of James disrupts that rose-colored view.
How to Trace the Fire of the Holy Spirit
Journal to track your spiritual journey. It is a means to "trace the fire of the Holy Spirit" in your life and the life of your church.
"Soul" Searching in Deuteronomy 6:5: A Hebrew Word Study without Hebrew
How well does the English translation "soul" in this verse convey the meaning of the underlying Hebrew word?
How to Read the Bible Theologically
J.I. Packer - To read the Bible "theologically" means to read the Bible "with a focus on God."
Nine Ways to Know That the Gospel of Christ Is True
A compelling list shared by John Piper explaining how we can be sure Jesus was who He claimed to be.
The Ultimate How-To Guide: How to Display God's Character
Imagine a son whose father journeyed to a distant country and then wrote his son a series of letters, instructing him on how he was to carry on the family name and how he was to conduct the family business. Yet suppose that the son never read his father’s letters. How would this son ever learn to represent the father and conduct the father’s business? He wouldn’t. And neither does the local church that ignores the Word of God.
The Explicit Gospel: A Response
Chandler’s (2012) book, The Explicit Gospel, lays an important theological foundation for ministry leaders – a description of the gospel that is explicit for those we lead
There is no shame in being poor. There is no guilt in being wealthy. There is, however, shame in failing to give thanks.
The Masculine Mandate
If we want to be the men God is calling us to be—men who are rightly admired and respected by those we love, men who faithfully fulfill our duty before God—then we will make as our motto and watchword the Masculine Mandate that we have received from God...
Captive No More
Is there a certain sin that seems to have a foothold in your life? Do you wonder if you ever will gain victory over it?
Yearning for Peace: The Human Heart and Memorial Day
The members of our armed forces long to accomplish their mission and return home to their loved ones. Why is it that we humans long for lasting peace? The answer is simple: We were made for it.
First and Foremost
With the first commandment, God was establishing the fact that He is our God and was showing us His place in our lives ...
Antidote for 'Corinthian Disease': Agape Love
The Corinthians were Jesus believers with tough outer skin, "spiritual knuckle-heads" just like me.
Making Room for Atheism
An informed biblical worldview supports pluralism, democracy, and freedom. Christians should neither tolerate coercive secularization of the government, nor should they aim to establish a theocracy.