Topical Studies

  • Eight Summarizing Words on the Gospel

    D.A. Carson
    Eight Summarizing Words on the Gospel The gospel is not a narrow set of facts or mere formula to gain entrance to heaven. It is a broad category that holds much of the Bible together---taking people from alienation from God all the way through conversion and discipleship to the new heaven and earth.
  • Any Other Gospel is Not the Gospel at All

    T.M. Moore
    Any Other Gospel is Not the Gospel at All There has to be an explanation why - despite millions who claim to be born-again Christians - the morals of America continue to decline, the young are abandoning their upbringing, and the public square is devoid of seriously-taken Christian voices.
  • Torah and Truth: Theology in the Obituary Pages

    Albert Mohler
    Torah and Truth: Theology in the Obituary Pages Here we see the great dividing line — those who affirm the Bible as the inspired Word of God and those who see it as a human product.
  • Who Loves Whom?

    Pastor James Burke
    Who Loves Whom? When we examine Romans 8:35 closely, and in context, it becomes much clearer what "the love of Christ" refers to... (Read more)
  • 12 Steps to Change Your Prayer Life

    Jennifer Kennedy Dean
    12 Steps to Change Your Prayer Life A dozen details straight from the scriptures to guide your prayers.
  • Ashamed of the Gospel

    John MacArthur
    Ashamed of the Gospel Does chasing trends and fads in order to attract crowds and be 'relevant' mean that church leaders are secretly ashamed of the gospel?
  • Three Steps for Studying the Gospels

    Johnny Cisneros
    Three Steps for Studying the Gospels A Bible study guide for the Gospels
  • Only One Way? The Exclusivity of Jesus Christ and the Gospel

    Bruce Ware
    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

    Dr. James Emery White
    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?

    R.C. Sproul
    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

    Luis Palau
    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?

    Dr. Stanley J. Ward
    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

    Cliff Young
    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?

    Greg Koukl
    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

    Dr. Charles Betters
    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?

    Kay Arthur
    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

    Russell Moore
    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)

    Stanley Ward
    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?

    Albert Mohler
    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?

    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.