Three Steps for Studying the Gospels
A Bible study guide for the Gospels
Only One Way? The Exclusivity of Jesus Christ and the Gospel
Yes. All roads do lead to the same place--the place of judgment before a holy God. But only the way of faith in Jesus Christ provides salvation.
Pastors and Evolution
1 out of every 5 pastors surveyed admitted that most of their congregation believes in evolution.
What If You're Not Sure About Abortion?
Even among those who have reached a conclusion about abortion, there remains an openness to be persuaded of a different view.
Telling Others the Gospel, Even When It's Difficult
In an effort to be "nice," many Christians today have stopped trying to persuade others to follow Christ. We don't want to offend people or appear strange. So we do nothing.
What is Magic?
Okay, so "magic" is expressly forbidden in the Bible in a variety of ways. But what exactly is it? And are we practicing a form of it in the church?
Being Quick to Listen
Listening, in and of itself, may seem to be a simple act, but it does takes practice. Why should we become quick to listen? Three reasons stand out to me—understanding, learning, and remembering.
What Kind of Ambassador?
A good ambassador delivers his leader's message with wisdom and diplomacy. What kind of ambassador for Christ are you?
Of Legacies and New Year's Resolutions
I have mixed feelings about making New Year's resolutions. In the first place, I'm not certain that it's biblical. But if anyone should have reason to make a New Year's resolution, it should be Christians.
Looking for a Fresh New Start?
Far too many miss God's divine plan for their lives as they’re bent on pursuing all the things in this world, hoping to find some sense of joy. But pleasure doesn't come in the pursuit of happiness. Rather, it comes in the pursuit of holiness.
Let's Stop Ignoring Joseph at Christmas
His only role, it seems, is an usher—to get Mary to the stable in Bethlehem. But there’s much more to Joseph
Why I Tell Stories from the Bible (and Why You Should, Too)
Scripture memory is a wonderful discipline, but people need to internalize more than a Bible verse or two. Stories - in particular biblical stories - entertain us, but they also encourage us, challenge us, and even show us how to live.
Must We Believe the Virgin Birth?
Is belief in the Virgin Birth of Christ evidence that conservative Christians are "less intellectual?" Are we saddled with an untenable doctrine?
Did a Census Really Bring Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem?
When others cast doubt on the historical accuracy of Bible events, such as the census mentioned in Luke 2, be prepared.
Heaven: Home of Laughter
"If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there." --Martin Luther
Christmas IQ Quiz
How well do you know the Christmas story?
Christmas, Truth, Christ and the Mile-Long Buffet of Worldviews
Consider Jesus’ statement about why he was born, which he made when he was about to be executed
Oops! Advent Began Last Sunday?
Yes, but don’t let a little detail like that stop you from joining in. Advent is meant to focus our thoughts on Christ, and there’s never a wrong time for that.
And Be Thankful: A Thanksgiving Meditation
What does God think of our thanksgiving?
Was the Early Church Socialist?
The first century church gave of what they had so that no one was in need (Acts 2:44-45). But the difference between this and socialism is vast...