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AIM Classes through 2019

Posted: September 24, 2018

Here is the schedule of topics and dates for the next several months of the Athens Institute of Ministry. Click on this link: AIM UNITS

An Easy Principle to Test Your Take on Scripture

Posted: September 17, 2018

by Greg Koukl | info@str.org As an ambassador for Christ, how can you be clear-thinking and confident if you’re not sure whether or not you’re misinterpreting a Bible passage? I want… Read More

How Do I Develop a Passion for the Bible?, by Greg Koukl

Posted: August 24, 2018

Greg shares how to make Bible reading more than a chore. Click on this link to see podcast & notes.

iFaith video sermon list

Posted: August 7, 2018

In this series we will proceed more or less chronologically through the New Testament and the Old Testament. There are 127 video messages, being recorded for a period of several… Read More

Free eBook: Evangelism or Discipleship: Can They Effectively Work Together?

Posted: June 25, 2018

Which is more important, people often ask, evangelism or discipleship? It is often stated as though discipleship is just about growth after conversion. Sometimes people describe it as an apparent… Read More

The Ten Commandments of Teaching, by Brian Fontaine

Posted: March 3, 2018

The 10 Commandments of Effective Teaching 1st Commandment: Know thy content, backward and forward, for your students’ respect and attention begins here. 2nd Commandment: Proper Planning and Preparation Prevent Poor… Read More

Strength in Weakness is going Español!

Posted: March 1, 2018

Strength in Weakness Ministries is going Español! Lo que Todos los Cristianos Necesitan Saber Acerca de la Homosexualidad La Homosexualidad: ¿hay un tema más controvertido en nuestro mundo de hoy? ¿Alguna vez te… Read More

“Why Are There Verses Missing from my Bible?”, by Nick Zola

Posted: February 26, 2018

Ever wonder, “Why Are There Verses Missing from my Bible?” Nick Zola, of Baylor University, tackles the subject in a compact and interesting presentation. Click here to watch video on… Read More

4 Major Reasons Churches Fail to Reach People

Posted: January 27, 2018

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about churches reaching their communities. After all, evangelism and outreach is at the heart of the gospel. So when I hear from pastors who… Read More

Ten Bible Verses Prosperity Gospel Preachers Need to Stop Misusing

Posted: January 24, 2018

Can you believe your way to health and wealth? Prosperity teachers say yes — and they misuse these Bible verses to convince millions of people that they’re right. Read article… Read More

Is the end nigh for Palestinian Christians?

Posted: January 22, 2018

Bethlehem (CNN) A church service begins in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity. Worshipers descend the stone stairs, worn smooth by millions of pilgrims over the centuries, down into the Grotto –… Read More

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Posted: January 22, 2018

One of the last remaining obscure parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been deciphered by researchers in Israel. Read all about it here.

Become a Level 5 Disciple Maker

Posted: January 17, 2018

Discipleship.org and Exponential pulled together top national disciple making leaders to map out five levels of disciple making.Our model shows people moving from conversion where a person starts as a… Read More

Is Religious Belief Just a Brain Function?

Posted: January 8, 2018

Religion, we are told, has a scientific explanation; so we have no need of the God hypothesis. But is that so? This article reviews the alleged evidence and then responds… Read More

Watch These 10 Disciple Making Trends in 2018

Posted: January 3, 2018

A national disciple making movement in North America is starting to take off. Groups and networks are forming everywhere. Over 1400 pastors and leaders from around the country joined 17… Read More

A Closer Look at Christmas – Glenn Sunshine

Posted: December 25, 2017

The Story behind the Manger, Shepherds, and Swaddling Clothes At this time of year, every year, we hear the Christmas story again. The familiar elements—the full inn, the stable, the… Read More

The Bible Project: An Interview with Jim Mackie

Posted: December 21, 2017

In this interview with Tim Mackie, co-founder of The Bible Project, we discuss the origins of The Bible Project and how two friends threw some videos up on Youtube that have now become a… Read More

Learn How (Not) to Doubt – The Gospel Coalition (TGC)

Posted: December 21, 2017

When we experience doubts, we’re in holy company. A lot of people today—including Christians—don’t know how to doubt properly. Continue reading here.

White Privilege: The Ability To Walk Away, by Jon Sherwood

Posted: November 23, 2017

November 22, 2017 In Daniel Hill’s new book released this year, White Awake: An honest look at what it means to be white , he explores and shares about his own “awakening” and… Read More

Why Have Americans Stopped Reading the Bible?

Posted: November 12, 2017

No verse is in a vacuum, and it is important to always read a passage as part of the larger story. Why Have Americans Stopped Reading the Bible? By KATHLEEN COOKE | October… Read More

Paul and the Gift: Six Perfections of Grace

Posted: November 10, 2017

Grace is both an incredibly important and an incredibly difficult concept, explains John Barclay in Paul and the Gift. When boiled down to its purest form, or “perfected,” as Kenneth Burke… Read More

TEAMwork, by Steve Kinnard

Posted: November 2, 2017

OCTOBER 30, 2017 / STEVEKINNARD TEAMwork A Bible Talk for Athletes (and everyone else) Opening question: Name someone who has been a great teammate to you. Explain why. I think of a… Read More

Some Early Christian Symbols (from Orthodox website)

Posted: October 24, 2017

In the ancient world, written symbols were viewed with a sense of mystical fascination. Pagans and Christians alike had a coded language of symbolism to express the mystical and mysterious… Read More

Right or Righteous, by Fred Faller

Posted: October 13, 2017

What do you think of when you hear the word “righteousness”? About a year ago I was challenged about my understanding of the nature of righteousness in the Bible and… Read More

Daylight from a Deerstand, by Jerry Jones

Posted: September 27, 2017

http://marriagematters.ws/daylight-from-a-deerstand/

Do We Actually Know What The Gospel Is? (Altar & Throne)

Posted: September 23, 2017

If you asked 20 separate Christians “What is the gospel,” you’d likely get 25 different answers. If you asked the same question in a group of 20 Christians, they might… Read More

Beyond Accountability, by Nate Larkin

Posted: September 18, 2017

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new FREE eBook from the Discipleship.org eBook series:Beyond Accountability by Nate Larkin. DOWNLOAD FREE NOW Beyond Accountability tells an important story about pornography and… Read More

No One Follows Their Heart, by Jon Bloom

Posted: September 13, 2017

Jon Bloom, in this fascinating article (posted at Desiring God), gives reasons that we don’t “follow” our hearts — which is backwards. We are supposed to lead our hearts. Intrigued? Click here for the article.

Men vs Women: Google Guy Right about Sex Differences

Posted: August 13, 2017

The Science Says The Google Guy Was Right About Sex Differences A myriad of distinguished professors and social scientists have already confirmed what James Damore wrote in his Google memo:… Read More

Early Mormonism

Posted: August 6, 2017

Laying the Foundation Mormonism stands or falls on the word of just one man—its prophet— Joseph Smith Jr. If Joseph Smith lied, if there was no “revelation”, if he is proven… Read More

Are Introverts Better Evangelists?, by Mike Shumann

Posted: May 28, 2017

“We introverts are prone to feel like evangelism is really just for extroverts. When Jesus commissions us to preach his good news, who’s naturally more excited to do it: those… Read More

The Real Root of Sexual Sin, by Jon Bloom

Posted: May 26, 2017

Our most powerful weapon in the fight against sexual temptation is not better accountability, but profound humility. To continue reading, click here.

Crossing Denominational Lines, by Guy Hammond

Posted: May 4, 2017

In April, at the Unboxed Conference in Orlando, Florida, Guy Hammond, Executive Director of Strength in Weakness (SIW), spoke on the topic of “Crossing Denominational Lines” and our SIW volunteer,… Read More

All is Dust and DNA by Jim Stump

Posted: April 14, 2017

  Note: This article was originally published on February 18, 2015, at OnFaith. It is reprinted with permission. I grew up in what is sometimes called a “low church” tradition that didn’t… Read More

“What am I supposed to do?”, by Geoff Surratt

Posted: March 14, 2017

I recently had a fascinating conversation with a sharp young leader, who had just returned from an amazing vacation in the Caribbean. The food, the scenery, the weather, the company;… Read More

Another Old Torah Found

Posted: March 8, 2017

Used by permission of John Clayton, Q1, 2017 Does God Exist In 1970 an ancient copy of the Torah was found in the Jewish village known as En-Gedi. It has recently… Read More

“Misquoting” Jesus? Answering Bart Ehrman – CBN.com

Posted: March 6, 2017

In Misquoting Jesus, the New York Times bestseller subtitled The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, author Bart Ehrman fires a shot meant to sink the ship of… Read More

12 Reasons Millennials Are Over Church, by Sam Eaton

Posted: February 21, 2017

59 Percent of Millennials Raised in a Church Have Dropped Out—And They’re Trying to Tell Us Why Only 4 percent of the Millennial Generation are Bible-Based Believers. This means that… Read More

The Scariest Day of My Life, by Guy Hammond

Posted: January 19, 2017

I would have rather doused myself in honey and sacrificed myself to a bear than talk about it… Hardly anyone knew. I was way too embarrassed and ashamed to talk about… Read More

Prosperity Prayer at the Inauguration: Evangelicalism vs a False Gospel, by John Stonestreet, 17 Jan 2017

Posted: January 17, 2017

As you may have heard, several prominent religious leaders have been chosen to lead prayers at the upcoming presidential inauguration. Among them: Franklin Graham, and the Archbishop of New York,… Read More

“Empty!” – by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: December 5, 2016

Sunday sermon given at North River Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA, Nov 27, 2016

Background to the Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: July 2, 2016

Click here to read this article. See also Steve Staten’s article on the Sinner’s Prayer here.

Would the world be more peaceful without religion?

Posted: June 29, 2016

Article of interest: http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zcnm82p

What Can We Learn From the Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History?

Posted: June 13, 2016

What Can We Learn From Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History? June 12, 2016, by Jon Sherwood In what has become a far too common occurrence in recent American history,… Read More

Job: The Problem of Suffering

Posted: February 23, 2016

Through The Bible In 30 Days: Day 13 by Daniel Berk http://www.danielcberk.com/#!Through-The-Bible-In-30-Days-Day-13/n96v6/56acd5ee0cf205a1e8578110

Thriving Beyond the Margins — A Resource That Every Christian NEEDS‏

Posted: January 26, 2016

Help for Christians who are helping their gay friends. A resource that every Christian needs in their library! Are you studying the Bible with someone who is gay? Where should… Read More

Catholic Church repudiates limbo

Posted: August 30, 2013

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070420/ts_nm/pope_limbo_dc

The Gospels Gain Respect

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Gospels Gain Respect (Edward Fudge, used with permission) For the past century, much of scholarly opinion has held that the Gospels as we have them were not written by… Read More

Monday Dinner

Posted: July 31, 2013

Mon 12 Mar 2012, Norcross, GA — in case you want to meet Michael Licona and Josh McDowell this Monday night, at dinner. (I’ll be there.) Update: 65 persons were… Read More

Bart Ehrman’s Forged – review by Michael Licona

Posted: July 31, 2013

Bart Ehrman penned Forged to argue that most of the NT is deceitfully attributed to men who never wrote these documents. The book was published in 2011. Michael Licona offers… Read More

Biblical literacy (the Pew Forum)

Posted: July 31, 2013

On Pew Forum’s 2010 U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, which asked 32 questions on the Bible, major religious figures and core beliefs and practices, the average score was 16 correct. Who scored… Read More

Can you write a review?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Would anyone like to write a brief review of one of my books at CBD? Compelling Evidence The Ultimate Bible Quiz Book Your Bible Questions Answered OR A Quick Overview… Read More

Inspiring journal update (J.R., China)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note: Names altered for purposes of security Dear all, I wanted to share a very special weekend T. and I had last weekend. Our dear brother and sister, R. &… Read More

Ghosts / Violent World / Abuse of Women in China

Posted: July 31, 2013

All the following are used by permission of John Clayton (www.doesgodexist.org). These excerpts are from the Jan/Feb 2012 issue. BELIEVING IN GHOSTS. One of the areas we have gotten involved… Read More

Listen to Debate 7 — Richard Carrier v. Douglas Jacoby

Posted: July 31, 2013

Title: Jesus Christ — Son of God or Apocalyptic Prophet? And this is Richard Carrier’s own announcement of the event. Hopefully lots of atheists and lots of believers will support… Read More

Useful facts (The Foster Report [AACC], 2011)

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following facts have been culled from the bulletin of the American Association of Christian Counselors, "For the Record: The Foster Report," by Gary D. Foster. Gay – The average… Read More

Testing the Strong Ones (by Rocky Braat)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Rocky Braat is a friend of mine who loves the poor and the hurting and the needy. He has also fallen in love with India. Here is his latest report…. Read More

Participatory church (Michael Konomos), 2010

Posted: July 31, 2013

I am taking a closer look at the case for participatory church meetings outside 1 Corinthians 14. I will concede that 1 Corinthians 14 is the closest that we have… Read More

9/11 — One Year Later

Posted: July 31, 2013

Used with permission from Edward Fudge. Ten years ago today, on September 11, 2001, a cohort of militant Muslim terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners over U.S. airspace. Then, with specific… Read More

Ron Moseley’s Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church

Posted: July 31, 2013

Ron Moseley’s book, Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church (Clarksville, Maryland: Messianic Jewish Publishers, 1996) is an interesting read. I have met representatives of this… Read More

Google digitises Dead Sea Scrolls

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out the article!

Appendixes to A Quick Overview of the Bible

Posted: July 31, 2013

Appendix A You Can Read the Bible in a Year Note: Following this plan, you will read some of each testament every day. January 1–2 Peter, Mark Proverbs, Genesis, Exodus… Read More

Watson Baltic trip report

Posted: July 31, 2013

Ken & Kat’s Big Jacoby AdventureSeptember 2011By Ken Watson My wife and I would like to do something different for our vacation this year.  Maybe something that would help others and… Read More

Evangelistic Bible Study Series

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the "Evangelistic Bible Study Series" (.pdf format)

CHURCH WITHOUT JESUS, by Edward Fudge

Posted: July 31, 2013

(used with permission) There is a church in my town which features inspirational speakers, although they never mention sin or salvation through Jesus Christ. Sometimes they seem to say that… Read More

Giberson claims creationists are driving young people out of the church

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karl-giberson-phd/creationists-and-young-christians_b_1096839.html?ref=tw

Debate 6 (Helsinki)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Listen to Debate 6: Is Christianity Rational? Debate with atheist Robert Brotherus took place 10 September 2011 (Helsinki). Please listen to it and tell your friends — believing and nonbelieving=

5 Church “Rejection” Traps Leaders Should Avoid, by David Fitch

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download this interesting article in .pdf format.

AVOIDING ‘R’-RATED SPEECH

Posted: July 31, 2013

Used with the permisson of Edward Fudge, of gracEmail. A gracEmail subscriber writes: "My 12-year-old child asked me the other day why she is permitted to say some words but… Read More

America’s New God, by Michael Youssef

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://townhall.com/columnists/michaelyoussef/2011/08/14/americas_new_god

Losing our Identity (by Edward Fudge)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Used with permission.   A critic of this ministry says that we in the Churches of Christ have restored the New Testament church. Our mission now, he says, is to… Read More

Stone-Campbell Timeline

Posted: July 31, 2013

Church History: Restoration Movement This presentation introduces you to the major figures in the Restoration Movement, also known as the Stone-Campbell movement. Short pieces of text along with pictures illustrate… Read More

Stairway to Heaven, by Mike Leno

Posted: July 31, 2013

  In the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation, the Church of Rome decided to call a general church council to address a number of issues. Besides being the first council… Read More

The spectrum of Judaism in the 1st century AD

Posted: July 31, 2013

Most of the sects of first century Judaism have their roots in the intertestamental period. Every one casts light on the New Testament. In this article we will explore seven… Read More

Christian Scholars’ Conference 2011

Posted: July 31, 2013

CSC AT PEPPERDINE — Nearly 500 scholars representing approximately 100 universities, seminaries and other institutions are gathering next week for the Christian Scholars Conference at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California,… Read More

Aziz Sarah is Named National Geographic’s 2011 Emerging Explorer

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.gmu.edu/articles/6918

Prison ministry – inspiration from Kit Cummings

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out Power of Peace Project, an inspiring ministry led by Kit Cummings. Kit has been involved in prison ministry for many years and is a true pioneer in this… Read More

Rabbinic traditions

Posted: July 31, 2013

This is a valuable resource for learning what the ancient rabbis taught: http://www.tyndalearchive.com/TRENT/Vol1/

Greg Koukl: Questioning Authority

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click on the link for a helpful article for students whose faith is being challenged by their teachers/professors. This comes from Stand to Reason, the ministry of Greg Koukl: Questioning… Read More

Pseudepigraphal Works

Posted: July 31, 2013

Works of the Pseudepigrapha include the Apocalypse of Abraham the Apocalypse of Adam the Testament of Adam the Life of Adam and Eve Ahiqar the Letter of Aristeas Aristeas the… Read More

Euthanasia

Posted: July 31, 2013

The folllowing article is from the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Does God Exist? Used by permission. EUTHANASIA GOES BIG TIME Sir Edward Downs was known by many people as the former director of… Read More

Strength in Weakness First Ever “Live Webinar” Only 1 Week Away!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Strength in Weakness First Ever "Live Webinar" Only 1 Week Away!   Press Release For Immediate Release Strength in Weakness Partners with the Canadian School of Missions to Bring You… Read More

Unmasking Muhammad

Posted: July 31, 2013

Despite its vitriol and writing errors, this free book, in pdf form, sheds tremendous light on the character of Muhammad and the religion he launched in the 7th century. Click… Read More

Christianity Today Article – The Problem with Pizzazz

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for an interesting article from Christianity Today.  (Music, worship, hype…)

New Worship – by Dr. Peter Masters

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for an interesting article by Dr. Peter Masters.

The Fruit of Religious Faith (2011)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://blog.heritage.org/2011/03/14/familyfacts-org-the-fruit-of-religious-faith-in-america/

Intriguing archaeological discovery

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372741/Hidden-cave-First-portrait-Jesus-1-70-ancient-books.html

Easter evidence (from Tyndale House)

Posted: July 31, 2013

As the Easter season is upon us, want to learn more about some of the evidence for Jesus’ crucifixion? The 2nd-4th videos on this page are very interesting, and have… Read More

Francis Chan on baptism (21 Feb 2011)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to watch a 5-minute video on baptism.  Chan’s view sees baptism as salvific, in the sense of a pledge and an appeal (combining the best of both translation alternatives,… Read More

Bible Survey results (May 2011)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Typical age of person taking survey:   15 years in Christ(48% indicated 10-20 years as Bible readers, and 100% were in the 1-40 years age group) Number of times completely read… Read More

EGYPT

Posted: July 31, 2013

I will share about my recent trip to Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries in Newsletter 2 (February 2011).  Very encouraging trip!  Thanks for all your prayers.  Please consider having… Read More

Jacoby PUBLICATIONS

Posted: July 31, 2013

BOOKS & AUDIO Books Advanced Christian Training (1986) Shining Like Stars (1987, 1990, 2000, 2006). Also available in Vietnamese. The Powerful Delusion (1987) I Was Hungry! The Christian Response to… Read More

Biblical Study Tour and International Teachers Seminar

Posted: July 31, 2013

ITS 1995, London, UK 1996, London, UK 1997, London, UK 1998, Herzliya, Israel 1999, Tiberias, Israel 2000, Paris, France 2001, Wittenburg and Berlin, Germany 2002, Athens and Corinth 2003, Chicago,… Read More

For the Record: The Foster Report

Posted: July 31, 2013

Excerpted from Christian Counseling Connection, a publication of the American Association of Christian Counselors (www.aacc.net), Vol 17, Issue 3, p.15. I came across these interesting facts in the most recent… Read More

Prayers needed for Mexico (danger)!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Greetings from Mexico. We really need your prayers for the safety of the innocent people and the church. We need to add those 8 killed today [13 Feb 2011] in the… Read More

The New Testament comes to remote peoples (Papua New Guinea)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dpmp_-TY0 Posted 20 February 2011

Human testing, End-times Earthquakes, Muslim College, Civil partnership

Posted: July 31, 2013

All the following, adapted from the Jan/Feb 2001 issue of John Clayton’s Does God Exist, are used with permission. HUMAN TESTING IN THE PASTEinstein said it best: “Religion without science… Read More

We cannot walk the path alone

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here are some cool quotes that pepper the history of the church. Each shows and awareness that one-another relationships, and in fact mentoring, play a useful role in spiritual maturity…. Read More

Man’s Sinfulness, by Michael Cameron

Posted: July 31, 2013

My Current View of Man’s Sinfulness, by Michael Cameron (2010)

Bauckham, The Gospels and Eyewitnesses

Posted: July 31, 2013

GOSPELS AND EYEWITNESSES — Professor Richard Bauckham of Cambridge, England, one of the world’s most highly respected scholars on the New Testament, the early church, and Second Temple Judaism, has… Read More

New book from Douglas Jacoby!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out my latest release, The Ultimate Bible Quiz Book. CLICK HERE

HELPING CHRISTIANS DEAL WITH HOMOSEXUALITY

Posted: July 31, 2013

For the 5-lesson audio set (MP3), just released from IPI, click here. This is a joint production of AIM and SWI, the Athens Institute of Ministry and Strength in Weakness… Read More

Thoughts on Inerrancy, by Lang & Lamoureux

Posted: July 31, 2013

1. General Revelation & The Doctrine of Scripture, by John Lang 2. Lessons from the Heavens, by Denis O. Lamoureux

BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR, ISRAEL, October 2011

Posted: July 31, 2013

Full information in the attached file. Download the .doc file by clicking here.Registration details inside. To pay by credit card, click here. Previous BSTs: 2010: London & Oxford2009: Rome &… Read More

Personal note from Eastern Europe (2008)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note to my family from Eastern Europe, 2008. Nothing theological here, but some who follow the IBTM will appreciate it.I’m eating dinner. It’s 9 pm. Plate of salmon with olives.  Every… Read More

News from the AACC

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following has been adapted from For the Record: The Foster Report, in (Christian Counseling Connection, Vol.17, No.2 (2010). 78% of adults were married in 1970, vs. only 57% in 2008…. Read More

BANGLADESH AIM Scholarships sought

Posted: July 31, 2013

AIM, the biblical training wing of the international teaching ministry, has found sponsorship for many students in the developing world. Would you contribute to, or wholly underwrite, one of our currrent needs?… Read More

Beyond Muslim Hostility (parts 1 and 2)

Posted: July 31, 2013

  gracEmail®Edward FudgeBEHIND MUSLIM HOSTILITY It is shocking to hear, as we now do with increasing frequency, that millions of Middle-Eastern Muslims hate the West, and the USA in particular…. Read More

Resources for Counseling and Mental Health, by Dr Penny Cox

Posted: July 31, 2013

Common Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression — download the .doc file by clicking here. Why Caring for Others Can Get Tough — download the .doc file by clicking here. Some… Read More

Wrestling with an Angel, by Dana Hawkins (2010)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Description of Wrestling with an Angel, from the DPI website: A book for those who are wrestling with life — and need a reason to make it through to the… Read More

Communion lessons

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click HERE to visit a useful website from Mark Shaw, a teacher in Southern California. It will be especially handy if you have been asked to share some thoughts before… Read More

Contribution lessons

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click HERE to visit a useful website from Mark Shaw, a teacher in Southern California.  It will be especially handy if you have been asked to share some thoughts before… Read More

Hebrews: Back from the Edge (new audio series)

Posted: July 31, 2013

  Hebrews is a brilliant document bridging the testaments and exploring the life-giving Old Testament exposition of its anonymous author. We all know the experience of drifting, wandering away from… Read More

Listen to chapter 2 of Compelling Evidence

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here you can listen to chapter 2 of my 2010 release Compelling Evidence: Finding Truth in an Age of Doubt. The file is 32 minutes in length. This is an… Read More

Maybe later: The phrase hectic parents use most for their children

Posted: July 31, 2013

“Maybe later” has become the phrase overemployed by a generation of hectic parents, new research revealed on Wednesday. Published: 7:30AM BST 20 May 2010, in The Telegraph (UK) It has… Read More

INDIA — unrestricted access to Premium site

Posted: July 31, 2013

Thanks to a generous donation from a family in the US, all Indian Christians now have access to the premium site. (This is at a 99% discount.) If you are… Read More

Compelling Evidence = e-book

Posted: July 31, 2013

My 2010 release is available as an e-book, if you like Kindle… Click here.

The Shack – podcast

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out my podcast on Wm. Paul Young’s The Shack. Recorded 29 June 2010.

More Abortion Problems, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

There is a variety of social and health issues involved with abortion, but the mental and emotional problems of women who have had abortions are not made public by the… Read More

Active Infidelity Blossoms on the Web, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

You can find anything you want online, but the availability of open immorality on the web has gotten to be a huge business. Craigslist has a plain-Jane listing, but a… Read More

The Thirteenth Summer, by Elizabeth Thompson

Posted: July 31, 2013

Elizabeth Laing Thompson will be releasing her new (Young Adult) novel "The Thirteenth Summer" next month through Theatron Press (which is a secular imprint of Illumination Publishers). Go to her… Read More

Valuable website: Rock Ministry

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please visit the website of the Rock Ministry, spearheaded by Mark Shaw (Los Angeles). Think outside the box. Click here.

HAITIAN EARTHQUAKE SUPPORT (updated 18 Jan 10)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Scroll to the bottom for an update from Stanley Dumornay.    Note: Fred Haight (the Dallas areas dentist who is coordinating donations) and I will be visiting Les Cayes and… Read More

Peace Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Watch a lively debate between yours truly and Rabbi Shmuley. Click here to get your own copy of the DVD.

Homeschooling harmful?

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.nheri.org/Latest/The-Harms-of-Homeschooling-Where-Are-the-Premises.html

REQUEST: TEACHING MATERIALS (Central America & Jamaica) — Thanks!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Sought: JAMAICA$220 for teaching materials for Jamaican churches. Date: 14 Feb 2010. Recieved: $220, on 17 Apri; CENTRAL AMERICA (Feb 2010)San Jose, Costa Rica: $1368.  Received:  $1368. (Feb-Apr 2010)San Salvador,… Read More

Sermon on the Mount — listen to the lessons online

Posted: July 31, 2013

From New York City Church of Christ Bible Jubilee, 18/4/10. Click HERE to listen.

Sermon: “Get Up!” (John 5:2-9), 3 January 2010

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to listen to the sermon, which was delivered in Jacksonville, Florida, on 3 January 2010.

2010 BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR (.pdf File)

Posted: July 31, 2013

The 2010 Biblical Study Tour took take place in London, May 2010. For the program file, which is in pdf format, just click here. Update: 95 participants, with 22 tasking part… Read More

Jeremiah class series, by Andrew Kitchen

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the .pdf here.

Revised NIV to be published

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://nivbible2011.com/

Ministry update 29 Nov 09 — online

Posted: July 31, 2013

You can listen to my missions sermon at North River, 29/11/09, my visiting our church website. Click on www.nrcoc.com. (This is just the audio part of an audiovisual presentation, but… Read More

Priest outrages police by telling congregation: ‘My advice to poor is to shoplift’

Posted: July 31, 2013

Online article By Chris BrookeLast updated at 2:16 AM on 22nd December 2009 ‘Highly irresponsible’: Father Tim Jones has been criticised after advising his congregation to shoplift following his Nativity… Read More

David Bercot homepage

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the link to the homepage of David Bercot (of Scroll Publishing). His expertise is in the area of early church history.

2012 — The End of the World (Mayan prediction)

Posted: July 31, 2013

By John Clayton, 2009Reprinted with permission.  Since the beginning of religion on this planet, there have been people who were predicting the destruction of the earth. It is pretty obvious… Read More

Great book in Islam and Holy Way. (Most Christians will be rocked by this book.)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out Alone With a Jihadist: A Biblical Response to Holy War.  This book by Aaron D. Taylor is very thought-provoking indeed, and resonates with my Jesus and Islam, esp…. Read More

Jacoby-Price Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Watch my opening statement from the June 2009 debate with "Christian Atheist" Robert Price.  (For the full debate, click on Books… and then Debates.)  Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah? Part… Read More

Evolution Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Watch my opening statement from the November 2008 debate with agnostic Michael Shermer. This was our second debate.  (For the full debate, click on Books… and then Debates.) Science, Man… Read More

Who Is An Elder?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read a stimulating paper charging older men to grow in the spiritual qualities of an elder.

Great book on Divorce & Remarriage

Posted: July 31, 2013

Rubel ShellyDivorce and Remarriage: A Redemptive TheologyAbilene, Texas: Leafwood Publishers, 2007ISBN  978-0-89112-519-8 This is a very gracious and thoughtful treatment of a complex subject. It is also a good complement… Read More

Persecution in Somalia

Posted: July 31, 2013

Seven Christians beheaded in Somalia Seven Christians were beheaded on July 10 in the town of Baidoa, Somalia by the al-Qaeda-linked group, al-Shabaab — a militant group that controls much… Read More

Nigeria, Belize, Russia, etc… teaching materials

Posted: July 31, 2013

$115 in teaching materials were given to Belize, Central America.  8/09. Donations were received to match. Also, I gave $259 in materials to Vladivostok (Siberia), India, European Russia, etc 9/09 Gave $336 in… Read More

Papua New Guinea — new HOPE website

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.hopewwpng.org.pg/

ORDER THE SEMINAR ON PREJUDICE/SEPARATION

Posted: July 31, 2013

Order the new audio series (August 2009) on Gospel Solutions to Prejudice and Separation.  Frank discussion, biblical messages, food for thought…  Click here. 

Review of Angels & Demons (Jacoby)

Posted: July 31, 2013

A Christian response to Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons29 August 2009 Dan Brown is a great writer, and knows what the average person will find intriguing. I really enjoyed his… Read More

Subscribe to DJ’s YouTube Channel

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/douglasjacoby  

TV Health Risk

Posted: July 31, 2013

Cynthia Minkovitz of Johns Hopkins University reports children from ages two to six who watch two hours or more of TV a day "show signs of bad behavior, lower social… Read More

Lying

Posted: July 31, 2013

Penn State researcher Dr. Nancy Darling reports 98% of teens reported lying to their parents. They lied about what they spent their allowances on, whether they’d started dating, what clothes… Read More

Interesting website

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.bibleandchurch.com/  

Illegal drugs: Marijuana Problems

Posted: July 31, 2013

Source: AP 18 Feb 2009, via Does God Exist? (John Clayton)The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center released a report on February 9, 2009, revealing that there is a high correlation… Read More

Jacoby-Price debate, reported by John Oakes

Posted: July 31, 2013

Review of the Jacoby/Price debate, Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah? A debate on the question “Jesus: Man, Myth or Messiah?’ was put on by the Apologetics Research Society (ARS) as… Read More

Bring your gun to church (?!)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-06-27-guns-church_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip

Online Ancient Bible — Codex Sinaticus

Posted: July 31, 2013

The sensational news: Codex Sinaiticus (c.325 AD) is now available online. All the news networks have picked up the story. For example, click here. It is being stated that the… Read More

Article on Angels & Demons

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.baptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?id=30530

Gospel Harmony

Posted: July 31, 2013

If the Gospels were written chronologically (which they are not) and you wanted to see how all the events in these four documents might dovetail, the harmony would look something… Read More

ANGELS & DEMONS (review by Jason Goble)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Movie Review and Musings on Angels & Demons By Jason Goble After the storm of controversy surrounding Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and the movie that followed, the first… Read More

Pagan origin of Christian Ichthys (fish) symbol?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the article from Tektonics.org.

Pagan Christianity, by John Oakes

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read the article, click here.

Truth and the Disciple’s Worldview – Goble.doc

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read the article, click here.

Interesting…

Posted: July 31, 2013

Interesting article from the UK about son of major Conservative Party leader… http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6077236.ece 

End of Stem Cell Funding Ban (United States, 9 March 2009)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7929690.stm has the story… For more on this topic at this website: Stem Cell Breakthroughs Claify Issues Stem Cell Fraud Cloning Stem Cell Research

JERUSALEM: More Bible proof: Temple relics unearthed

Posted: July 31, 2013

Archaeologists discover official seals from Kingdom of JudahFROM WND’S JERUSALEM BUREAUWorldNetDailyFebruary 23, 2009 Click HERE for the article (text below). Israeli archaeologists yesterday announced the discovery of a large building dating… Read More

How tithing came into the Christian church

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Ancient Rise and Recent Fall of Tithing: Is yet another time-honored Christian practice fading from view? — Collin Hansen | posted 8/08/2008 12:33PM Original link During the first few… Read More

JESUS DEBATE!

Posted: July 31, 2013

A debate addressing the historical identity of Jesus between Dr. Douglas Jacoby and Dr. Robert Price, of the Jesus Seminar, took place Saturday June 13, 2009, at Houston Baptist Seminary…. Read More

The Centrality of the Gospel, by Tim Keller

Posted: July 31, 2013

Read the pdf file.

Challenging Men & Women of Faith to Think (Tennessee notes)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here are the class notes from “He Said We Could: Teach – CHALLENGING MEN & WOMEN OF FAITH TO THINK,” Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 21 February 2009 Introduction * Teaching ministry complements… Read More

Interesting articles from the UK

Posted: July 31, 2013

JOHN SENTAMU: The intolerance towards Christians in the public sector is an affront   MELANIE PHILLIPS: Alfie, Chantelle and the sheer madness of sex education that teaches nothing about morality… Read More

No martyrs here — persecution in the Christian west?

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/feb/25/religion-christianity-orissa-persecution

Gospel Solutions to Prejudice & Separation

Posted: July 31, 2013

WHY DO THE NATIONS RAGE? Gospel Solutions to Prejudice and Separation 2009 International Teaching Seminar, August 14-16 Atlanta, Georgia  by Steve Staten Can the gospel that is proclaimed for “every… Read More

Eugene Peterson on Lectio Divina (Bible reading)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click for the interesting article from Christianity Today. Note: This can never take the place of solid exegesis. If it could, then any text would do. We could just as… Read More

Ancient Syriac Bible Discovered (Cyprus)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for this late-breaking story (6 February 2009).  

2 Afghans Face Death Penalty for Translating the Qur’an!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read this disturbing article.

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, by John Piper

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for Piper’s book online and in its entirety. This volume is a response to the challenge raised by feminism.  

Alexander Campbell’s Address on War

Posted: July 31, 2013

Says C. W. Rardin, "As we continue to share the teaching of non-resistance with our Church of Christ friends, whether Mainline, ICOC, Reformed ICOC, Disciples of Christ or the Christian Church,… Read More

The teaching of Frank Viola on leadership and authority

Posted: July 31, 2013

by Douglas Jacoby Frank Viola’s books and lessons raise some important questions: What did a church meeting look like in the first century? What is the extent of elders’ authority?… Read More

Kingdom Seminar (Nashville) — Tom Jones et al

Posted: July 31, 2013

Fellow teachers, we held our Kingdom seminar on Saturday about which we have shared with you before. It was a great day. God is at work. Below is one link… Read More

Radiometric Dating

Posted: July 31, 2013

Radiometric dating is important for determining the age of the earth, as well as for reconstructing ancient scenarios in cosmology and biology. If you lack understanding about radiometric dating, or… Read More

Review of Lamoureux’s Evolutionary Creation, by John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.douglasjacoby.com/wp-content/uploads/1970/01/review_of_evolutionary_creation.pdf

Trip insurance ideas

Posted: July 31, 2013

www.tripinsurancestore.com www.travelguard.com www.insuremytrip.com www.travelsafe.com  http://www.squaremouth.com/  — for comparisons.

NEXT BOOK TO BE PUBLISHED

Posted: July 31, 2013

Jesus & Islam is slated to ready in March 2009, and includes a postscript by Aziz Abu Sarah, a Christian convert from Islam.  I hope you like it!

Super Science Website

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please visit the website of the American Scientific Affiliation, a group who are doing a phenomenal job integrating faith and science. I have just returned from a very encouraging meeting… Read More

Strength in Weakness Ministries (same-gender attractions): Advisory Board

Posted: July 31, 2013

This new ministry, featured in one of our recent newsletters, reaches out to believers and unbelievers alike who struggle with same-sex attractions. There are several articles on homosexual issues at… Read More

Born Again : Baptism in the Early Fathers

Posted: July 31, 2013

What did the early church teach about baptism?  There is amazing unanimity.  If you are unfamiliar with the doctrine of the early Christians, you may be intereted in this article…. Read More

Response to “Our Mutual Joy” (Newsweek cover story on gay marriage by Lisa Miller)

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following was written in response to the Newsweek cover story, “The Religious Case for Gay Marriage.”  While many will take on the substance of the argument, I wanted to comment… Read More

The Truth about Christmas

Posted: July 31, 2013

I remember the night. It was chilly, especially for Florida, and Dad had a fire burning in the hearth. Even as a seven year old, I realized that this spelled… Read More

The “Holiday Paradox”

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please read Luke 2:42-52. Jesus had the holiday spirit. This was a busy time. Yet his family literally forgot the Lord —  they were not on the same spiritual wavelength…. Read More

A Reaction to the Jacoby-Boteach Debate 11/15/08, by Phillip Lester

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note: Phillip Lester is a Jewish Christian residing in New Jersey. The debate took place at Safra Synagogue in Manhattan. “For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who… Read More

ISV Translation and more

Posted: July 31, 2013

You can now download a nearly complete version of the ISV translation of the Bible (v2.0 preview) for the e-sword program at this link. Information about this translation may be… Read More

See Ancient Rome in 3-D!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for a virtual tour of ancient Rome, thanks to Google Earth!

2009 AIM Schedule

Posted: July 31, 2013

February 5-9 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY Goal: To comprehend the “big picture” of the OT and its world. OLD TESTAMENT INTERPRETATION Goal: Redefine how the Bible is read (context) and learn… Read More

When Science Points to God (Dinesh D’Souza)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://townhall.com/columnists/DineshDSouza/2008/11/24/when_science_points_to_god

U.S. Founding Fathers on Religion

Posted: July 31, 2013

Often the "Founding Fathers" of the United States are quoted in an effort (1) to make them appear to have been biblical Christians, and especially (2) to make the U.S…. Read More

Chronological Study Bible

Posted: July 31, 2013

Hot off the press: http://www.chronologicalstudybible.com/

CREATION DEBATE REPORT, by Jeff Chacon

Posted: July 31, 2013

CREATION DEBATE A SMASHING SUCCESS!by Jeff Chacon (Tampa), 10/29/08           The large ballroom at the University of Florida was buzzing with excitement and packed to overflowing Monday night as over… Read More

Archaeologists report finding oldest Hebrew text

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the article.

London buses to promote atheism, courtesy of Richard Dawkins

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7681914.stm

Could Paul have written Hebrews after all?

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.daveblackonline.com/origen_on_the_authorship_of_hebr.htm

SYNAGOGUE DEBATE IN N.Y.C.

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the report on the debate of 11/11/ 08. UPDATE: The debate took place at Safra Synagogue in Manhattan, 11/11/08. The U.S. government denied Shabir Ally a visa,… Read More

Fist Fight in Jerusalem!

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDUkqiEz8dA&feature=email

Zagreb Report (2008)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Croatia, one of the republics of the former Yugoslavia, lies in south central Europe. In 1991, Croatia proclaimed independence by holding its first democratic elections. The land extends from the… Read More