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Progressive Christianity

Posted: February 27, 2024

  Progressive Christianity By Jason Jimenez FEB 16   READ IN APP   By the 1990s, many modernists, moderates, and liberal Christians with postmodern leanings began to coalesce. The group… Read More

2024 Outreach Resources of the Year

Posted: February 23, 2024

Check out our books featured as Outreach Resources of the Year for 2024! We are so proud of the hard work our authors put in to these award-winning titles. If… Read More

A Groundbreaking Book on the True Nature of Faith Deconstruction

Posted: February 23, 2024

You may have heard. Christian deconstruction is very much a thing inside the evangelical church nowadays. Check out the hashtags, such as #Exvangelical and #Deconstruction. Or search online for “I am… Read More

Lent to Easter Devotionals from CT

Posted: February 18, 2024

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Hearing a call, seeking a voice – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: February 15, 2024

Hearing a call, seeking a voice

Jesus and the Land (Gary Burge)

Posted: February 14, 2024

Like most of us, in October 2023 I was shocked by both the Palestinian assault on Israel and the violent Israeli response. The issues are tangled and complex. But what… Read More

Advice to Aspiring Apologists, by Michael Licona

Posted: February 3, 2024

Advice to Aspiring Apologists By Michael Licona Feb 2, 2024   My interest in apologetics arose from my own doubts about the Christian faith. These doubts led me to seek… Read More

Destructive Deconstruction: How You Can Respond

Posted: February 1, 2024

  Deconstruction has disrupted, dismantled, and destroyed the faith of so many. That’s why, following the release of Tim Barnett and Alisa Childers’s new book The Deconstruction of Christianity, this digest… Read More

Deconstruction and the Road Back Home

Posted: February 1, 2024

Deconstruction and the Road Back Home By Christopher Reese JAN 29 READ IN APP Large numbers of Americans today are departing from the church and sometimes the Christian faith. About… Read More

Optimistic Reports on God and the Soul

Posted: January 22, 2024

By Joshua R. Farris JAN 14 READ IN APP There’s still a lot of buzz concerning naturalistic consciousness but much of that buzz has moved from physicalism to panpsychism. As… Read More

Conversation 14: Money

Posted: January 21, 2024

CLICK TO HEAR the conversation. Conversation 14, on money and the church, builds on Conversation 13 and the insights of Ron Highfield in his book Rethinking Church . If you… Read More

Naturalism: Bumping into Reality

Posted: January 20, 2024

To celebrate Stand to Reason’s 30th anniversary, we’ll be republishing classic issues of Solid Ground that represent some of the foundational ideas characterizing our work over the decades—ideas that continue… Read More

Early Registration Ends Soon: 2024 Teleios Conference

Posted: January 15, 2024

About The Conference (San Antonio, TX and online) “Scripture and spirituality have been appropriately called the two lungs that bring life to a Christian. The Word of God is meant… Read More

Sunday worship in Jesus’ hometown

Posted: January 10, 2024

‘Can anything good’ come out of Nazareth? Chronicle editor answers that question with a resounding ‘yes.’ https://christianchronicle.org/sunday-worship-in-jesus-hometown/

Natural Law in the Public Square

Posted: December 27, 2023

Natural Law in the Public Square By David VanDrunen DEC 12 READ IN APP It is important to clarify exactly what we are considering as we turn to the use… Read More

On Location with Jesus (31 messages)

Posted: December 27, 2023

A new devotional series: Follow the path of Jesus as he comes to earth, grows up, launches his ministry, and touches lives through the region of Israel. Each day brings… Read More

Q&A 1650—Forcing my prayer agenda onto others? (Malcolm Cox)

Posted: December 13, 2023

Is it acceptable to pray with an “agenda”? I ask this because of something I experienced not too long ago. I was part of a group prayer. The event had… Read More

Christmas Origins: “The Man Who Came in from the Cold”

Posted: December 6, 2023

I wrote the following piece in the mid-1980s. The audio talk (14 mins) is based on the original paper. The Man Who Came in from the Cold I remember the… Read More

Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church?

Posted: November 29, 2023

30% OFF + FREE EBOOK Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church? Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church? addresses the loneliness epidemic facing the church, encourages readers to pursue a… Read More

Israel-Hamas War: Resisting an Impulse (Evertt Huffard)

Posted: November 21, 2023

A reflection from an American brother (and scholar) who used to live in Israel shares (in my opinion) some much-needed perspective. Please click HERE. For more about Dr. Huffard, click… Read More

Preparing to Leave a Church You Love (Christianity Today)

Posted: November 19, 2023

FEBRUARY 28 Chara Donahue Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions. Image: Noel Hendrickson/Getty Leaders don’t always get to stay where they want;… Read More

The Need for Unity

Posted: November 18, 2023

The Need for Unity by Jerry Harris Unity is central to the biblical message. Something special rises up when people from different circles get to know each other by learning,… Read More

Reaching Converts to the Religion of Social Justice

Posted: November 18, 2023

By Christopher Reese Nov 17, 2023 It’s obvious to any observant Christian in America that we live in a time in which religion is marginalized by the culture-forming institutions of… Read More

CRIES FROM THE WILDERNESS: REIMAGINING CHURCH CULTURE IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

Posted: November 13, 2023

Check out the flyer below for Dave Pocta’s new book, to be released on December 15th. Pocta Flyer – Cries from the Wilderness

7 Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church

Posted: November 12, 2023

Christian Unity December 27, 2015 If you’re considering leaving the church you attend, there are a few things you may want to consider before making the leap. by Karl Vaters… Read More

Hundreds of Roman Forts Identified in Syria and Iraq – Biblical Archaeology So

Posted: November 8, 2023

Satellite images rewrite history of Rome’s eastern border  Nathan Steinmeyer  November 06, 2023  Hundreds of Roman Forts Identified in Syria and Iraq

Conversations (Douglas & Vicki)

Posted: November 1, 2023

Vicki and I have had many, many conversations with one another—and with many of you—about the condition of churches worldwide. We aren’t speaking for all Christians or all the Churches… Read More

Fair Havens: A Ministry of Hope

Posted: November 1, 2023

In your own life, have the seas been rough? Have you been battered by storms, or blown off course? If so, join us. Fair Havens is a ministry to restore… Read More

Video Highlights: Can You Explain This Essential Doctrine?

Posted: October 31, 2023

Why the Trinity Is Biblical October 2023 Video Highlights:The Bible Is Clear about the Trinity Is the Holy Spirit God? In this 12–minute excerpt from Stand to Reason University, Robby Lashua… Read More

8 Principles To Consider Before Leaving A Church You (Used To) Love | Pivot | A Blog by Karl Vaters

Posted: October 31, 2023

Leaving a church is hard. Don’t make it harder by doing it badly. Karl Vaters Image: Mantas Hesthaven | Unsplash It’s hard to leave a church you used to love –… Read More

WORSHIP

Posted: October 17, 2023

Worship (A): Seven Sanctuaries Worship (B): Seven Grand Passages on Worship Worship (C): Seven Aspects of O.C. Worship & Seven False Gods Worship (D): Position, Disposition & Seven Occasions of… Read More

Free One-Week Devotional Series

Posted: October 16, 2023

A GIFT FROM ME TO YOU WITH THANKS J. Tyrone Marcus September 7, 2023 Welcome to “Athlos” a weekly blog which examines pillars of personal excellence and regularly brings together… Read More

What Would Jesus Do with Refugees? (Malcolm Cox)

Posted: October 15, 2023

The plight of refugees in our world is desperate. It always has been, but the numbers are staggering today. Focusing on this matter is not a political issue (although we… Read More

AI reads text from ancient Herculaneum scroll for the first time

Posted: October 15, 2023

Machine-learning technique reveals Greek words in CT scans of rolled-up papyrus. Jo Marchant Charred scrolls from Herculaneum can’t be opened easily, but X-ray scanning can reveal their contents. / Credit:… Read More

An Interview with Dr. Peter J. Williams

Posted: October 13, 2023

What is surprisingly genius about Jesus? Listen as Dr. Peter J. Williams, Principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge, discusses his latest book, The Surprising Genius of Jesus. In this episode, Dr. Williams delves into Jesus’… Read More

Critical Theory vs. the Christian Worldview

Posted: October 13, 2023

Critical Theory vs. the Christian Worldview By Neil Shenvi and Pat Sawyer OCT 13 READ IN APP One of the most interesting assessments of [critical theory] is an essay by… Read More

An Assessment of Andy Stanley’s Unconditional Conference

Posted: October 13, 2023

An Assessment of Andy Stanley’sUnconditional Conference Something bad is happening in the church. It’s been building for years now, but I think Andy Stanley’s Unconditional Conference will be seen, in… Read More

What does the Bible ACTUALLY say about Women in Ministry?

Posted: September 30, 2023

Why Are There Still So Many Unreached People?

Posted: September 29, 2023

By G. W. Steel | BIO Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven over 2,000 years ago. Before he left, he empowered his disciples and asked them to take the… Read More

We Still Need God for Consciousness Despite Reports to the Contrary

Posted: September 26, 2023

We Still Need God for Consciousness Despite Reports to the Contrary By Joshua R. Farris SEP 26 READ IN APP Secularism is on the rise and one of the narratives motivating it is the… Read More

This Is the Easiest Way to Share Your Faith

Posted: September 21, 2023

September 2023 Video Highlights:Celebrate 30 Years of STR with Our Most Viewed Videos Which Kind of Evangelist Are You? In this four-minute video, Greg Koukl encourages Christians for whom evangelism… Read More

The church for the life of the world

Posted: September 16, 2023

“Church as usual” is no longer an option By Chris R. Armstrong This article is based on an address delivered on June 6, 2019, to the Kern Family Foundation’s Future Pastors… Read More

Standing trial for quoting the Bible

Posted: September 10, 2023

The Finnish government’s attack on free speech is a violation of human rights Across the pond, Päivi Räsänen, a member of the Finnish Parliament, stood trial last week for publicly sharing a… Read More

STR Suggests: Street Smarts by Greg Koukl

Posted: September 7, 2023

STR Suggests: Street Smarts by Greg Koukl Street Smarts by Gregory Koukl helps Christians better engage in productive conversations with those who challenge their convictions on a variety of issues. A follow-up to… Read More

God’s Love is R(evolution)ary

Posted: September 6, 2023

Deeply considering our ancient evolutionary past can illuminate our view of God’s present love for us. Take a deep breath and imagine the aroma that fills your senses with delight…. Read More

BBC News: Scientists grow whole model of human embryo, without sperm or egg

Posted: September 6, 2023

A stem-cell derived human embryo model showing blue cells (embryo), yellow cells (yolk sac) and pink cells (placenta). By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent Scientists have grown an entity… Read More

Silly Putty Bible Study

Posted: September 1, 2023

AUTHOR Greg Koukl Published on 09/01/2023 To celebrate Stand to Reason’s 30th anniversary, we’ll be republishing classic issues of Solid Ground that represent some of the foundational ideas characterizing our… Read More

Joe Vukov | Navigating the Technological Divide

Posted: September 1, 2023

Description For some, technology offers humanity a path into perfection. For others it is the means of our downfall. Somewhere in between there is Joe Vukov. In the episode, Joe… Read More

5 Myths about Quiet Time

Posted: August 29, 2023

August 28, 2023 by: Kristen Wetherell This article is part of the 5 Myths series Myth #1: God commands us to have quiet time. This might sound surprising (even scandalous!),… Read More

A Short Guide to the Mind-Body Problem

Posted: August 29, 2023

By Alin Christoph Cucu AUG 28 READ IN APP [I]f it isn’t literally true that my wanting is causally responsible for my reaching, and my itching is causally responsible for… Read More

Scandinavian Bishops Issue a Letter on Human Sexuality

Posted: August 27, 2023

This is an excerpt. The entire letter is linked below. “This covenantal sign, the rainbow, is claimed in our time as the symbol of a movement that is at once… Read More

Christian Shame and Religious Trauma (Alison Downie)

Posted: August 26, 2023

Special Issue of Religion, Spirituality and Health, ed. Peter J. Verhagen, Arjan Braam and Dr. René Hefti Here is the article: Christian Shame.  Academic.

Magnetometry in Archaeology – Biblical Archaeology Society

Posted: August 23, 2023

Magnetometry in Archaeology A new method for seeing buried buildings  Marek Dospěl   August 23, 2023  Share Magnetometry in archaeology can survey large areas relatively quickly, with only a light portable instrument…. Read More

Why Moral Relativism Isn’t Logical

Posted: August 17, 2023

August 2023 Video Highlights: Why the World Needs God’s Objective Standards Why Moral Relativism Isn’t Logical In this 14–minute excerpt from his latest Stand to Reason University course, “Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted… Read More

Did Jesus get bored? Embracing Creative Boredom

Posted: August 17, 2023

  Did Jesus Get Bored? “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16 NIV11) Embracing Creative Boredom: Finding Spiritual Refreshment Have you ever wondered if Jesus experienced… Read More

Douglas Challenges the ICOC (Acts 2:42)

Posted: August 9, 2023

On 6 August 2023, in Athens, Georgia, I preached a no-holds-barred message from Acts 2:42. While I suppose some might consider this sermon too critical of my own church denomination,… Read More

The church for the life of the world

Posted: August 8, 2023

“Church as usual” is no longer an option By Chris R. Armstrong Autumn 2019 This article is based on an address delivered on June 6, 2019, to the Kern Family… Read More

The Greatest Danger That Any Human Being Faces | Crossway Articles

Posted: August 8, 2023

August 07, 2023 by: Joe Rigney Our Greatest Danger What is the greatest danger that any human being faces? Not physical pain or social ostracism or even death. The greatest danger… Read More

Are you responsible for everything?

Posted: August 2, 2023

THINK:You are responsible for everything Imagine the horrific situation of waking up one morning to find that a stranger had abandoned an infant on your front doorstep. You would not… Read More

AYAHUASCA CHURCH

Posted: July 29, 2023

Used with the permission of John Clayton of DoesGodExist? AYAHUASCA CHURCH: As our culture turns away from God and the Christian system of living, we have a vast void that… Read More

Conversation 8: Counting the Cost

Posted: July 25, 2023

CLICK TO HEAR the conversation. Conversation 8 is closely related to Conversation 7. If you haven’t listened to no. 7, perhaps it would be helpful to listen to it before… Read More

The “Binding of Isaac”–Emotional Connection between Father & Son (John Iiames)

Posted: July 24, 2023

This study on Abraham and Isaac and the Binding may speak to parallels with God’s presence at Gethsemane and Abraham’s connection with Isaac during their walk up the mountain. Here… Read More

Everyone Resists This, but Is it True?

Posted: July 21, 2023

July 2023 Video Highlights: Jesus Offers the One, Unique Rescue We All Need Examining the Claim There is perhaps no other claim found in Scripture that’s met with more resistance… Read More

Reflections on Depression

Posted: July 19, 2023

…above all, do not despair. No. 009 – 18 July 2023 Hello friend, I’m setting aside my “think … do” framework this week for one important reason: I’m sharing a bit of personal… Read More

Is It Wrong for Christians to Sue Each Other?

Posted: July 18, 2023

Should Christians Sue Each Other? (1 Corinthians 6) Andy Naselli Is it ever right or permissible for a believer to bring a lawsuit against another believer? In Paul’s mind, to… Read More

Road Trip to Deconstruction (Mark Shaw)

Posted: July 18, 2023

Are you frustrated that your church (and the Bible) are stuck in a place that no longer makes sense? What if you could find a way to honor Jesus, yet remain intellectually honest with… Read More

Loving Real People

Posted: July 15, 2023

Loving Real PeopleK. Rex ButtsJuly, 2023 According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge… Read More

From Challenges to Opportunities: God Transcends Cultural and Religious Boundaries (Jorge Diaz)

Posted: July 10, 2023

During the second half of 2022, for professional reasons, I was deployed on a field mission in Sudan (Africa) for three months. (North) Sudan is an Islamic country, where most… Read More

What I Learned from 100 Atheists Who Converted to Christianity

Posted: July 10, 2023

Jana Harmon JUL 9, 2023 Over the past ten years, I’ve listened to and learned from over 100 stories of former skeptics as they described religious conversion from disbelief to… Read More

Join us this Summer!

Posted: July 9, 2023

Summer Hubs Now Open! Our Summer Hubs are a great chance for you to mix and mingle with others from across our network and the broader Jesus-Centred movement while hearing… Read More

AIM Spiritual Life 2023 – Promo Video

Posted: July 8, 2023

Take a look at this video highlighting our AIM Spiritual Life series. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/3gys4e1nhg8fuyxndebba/AIM-Spiritual-Life-2023-Promo.mp4?rlkey=y1ql0w4sfioki7e5o5mo90yhp&dl=0  

Ruth Reconsidered

Posted: July 5, 2023

For a fresh look at Ruth—particularly in the context of the period of the Judges, and in light of her startling appearance in Matthew 1 (the genealogy of Jesus), click… Read More

Kyle Spears Interviews John Porter Regarding House Churches

Posted: July 2, 2023

New Blog Post House Churches is becoming one of the hot discussions in modern churches. Are they a threat? Are they biblical? Should we see them as a way that… Read More

Don’t Be Fooled by the “Tolerance” Trick

Posted: June 27, 2023

Once, in a discussion with a class of Christian high school seniors, I wrote two sentences on the board. The first—“All views are equally valid”—expressed the current understanding of tolerance…. Read More

Richard Dawkins’ Right-Hand Man, Formerly an Atheist, Comes to Christ – Daily Citizen

Posted: June 25, 2023

Posted by Zachary Mettler | Jun 14, 2023 | Culture Richard Dawkins’ former “right hand man” Josh Timonen has come to believe in Jesus Christ. Dawkins, one of the modern “New Atheists,” is a household name, and… Read More

ISRAEL DRAW: And the winner is…

Posted: June 14, 2023

The winner has been determined randomly and has received an email. Once we hear confirmation from the winner, we’ll announce the name. D J

Utah primary schools ban Bible for ‘vulgarity and violence’

Posted: June 3, 2023

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES By Max Matza BBC News A school district in the US state of Utah has removed the Bible from elementary and middle schools for containing “vulgarity and… Read More

Responses to AIM UK/Ireland, June 2023

Posted: June 1, 2023

A very stimulating, captivating Bible-based teaching day! — a young brother, England I found the most recent class on OTI hosted by AIM U.K./Ireland to be invigorating. Douglas, Andy and… Read More

5 CLEAR guest passes

Posted: June 1, 2023

If you are a family of at least 5, and would like some free CLEAR guest passes (valid for 3 months), please let me know. You can email me at… Read More

Q&A 1636—Reading the New Testament through a Jewish Lens (?)

Posted: June 1, 2023

Is it true that the Bible can only be truly understood through a Jewish lens—the views to the rabbis who wrote the Talmud, Mishnah, etc? Some podcasts I’m listening to… Read More

My Top Ten List on Framing Critique

Posted: May 26, 2023

No. 005 – 23 May 2023 Hello friend, We’re all as different as the day is long. Consequently, one person’s experience may be just that: one person’s experience, and not particularly helpful… Read More

Cordell Christian College | Resurrected Living

Posted: April 21, 2023

RESURRECTED LIVING “What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question.” Richard Rohr Continue reading.

Women of Worth Podcast

Posted: April 20, 2023

Follow Vicki Jacoby as she ponders anew the women of the Bible, the well-known and also the little-known. Women of Worth is not only a fresh look at scores of… Read More

5 Reasons You Did Not and Cannot Reinvent Yourself

Posted: April 18, 2023

Brian S. Rosner A growing body of research—some parts surprising, some parts amusing—indicates the extent to which we are profoundly relational creatures and pushes against any notion that anyone is… Read More

Johann Sebastian Bach as Musician and Atonement Theologian

Posted: April 10, 2023

by Paul Copan APR 10 SAVE ▷  LISTEN The Brilliance of J. S. Bach My wife’s and my favorite composer is Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). His music is brilliant, complex, and… Read More

The Mystery Man of the Shroud of Turin

Posted: April 9, 2023

Melissa Cain Travis | Easter Roundtable APR 7 SAVE ▷  LISTEN In the fall of 2022, The Mystery Man Exhibition opened in Spain. Initially housed in the Cathedral of Salamanca but… Read More

You just need to forgive, right?

Posted: April 2, 2023

SPIRITUAL RENOVATION Fresh thoughts about following Jesus March 27, 2023 Andrew Kitchen You need to forgive and move on. Right? Or maybe it’s actually very wrong. Someone has said terrible… Read More

4 Pieces of Evidence for the Resurrection

Posted: April 1, 2023

4 Points of Evidence for the Resurrection Neil Shenvi The historicity of the resurrection is central to Christian theology because Jesus’s death and resurrection are both tied to our salvation…. Read More

The Divine Comedy of the Resurrection

Posted: March 27, 2023

The Divine Comedy of the Resurrection Paul M. Gould | Easter Roundtable Mar 27, 2023 SAVE ▷  LISTEN One of my favorite books on the gospel is Frederick Buechner’s Telling the Truth:… Read More

What is the connection between Matthew 18 and John 17?

Posted: March 24, 2023

If you want to be unified – pray with other believers I have been contemplating the connection between praying together and unity for a couple of weeks. It cannot be… Read More

When Were Christians First Regarded as Intolerant “Haters”? – Canon Fodder

Posted: March 21, 2023

January 17, 2023 In the midst of the high octane culture wars of the last ten years, Christians have been labelled all sorts of things: intolerant, bigoted, arrogant, narrow, dogmatic,… Read More

Jesus Loves Me (Senior Style)

Posted: March 14, 2023

The following is a creative adaptation of the familiar children’s song which begins: “Jesus loves me, this I know / For the Bible tells me so / Little ones to… Read More

A Prayer for an Aging Know-it-All

Posted: March 11, 2023

The following prayer could be called “I Am Growing Older,” or perhaps “A Prayer for the Aging Know-it-All.” The words are those of Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582). Much of the prayer… Read More

The Jesus Peace Collective

Posted: March 7, 2023

What does the Bible say about war? Can Christians legitimately engage in acts of violence? Check out the new website of The Jesus Peace Collective.

Dead Sea Scrolls Bible Translations

Posted: March 6, 2023

This web site contains translations of 223 of the 223 Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls. The effort to translate all the scrolls was completed on December 6, 2015, and the Chapter… Read More

This Is How Christians Are to Love

Posted: February 24, 2023

February 2023 Video Highlights: This Is How Christians Are to Love Love the Person. Celebrate Truth. Call Out Evil. In this 9-minute video, Jon Noyes shares how to love others when… Read More

Unpacking “My Body, My Choice”

Posted: February 24, 2023

February 20, 2023 by: Leah Savas This article is part of the Unpacking Culture series in which we examine a well-known axiom and weigh any true or positive aspects of it against any… Read More

Appreciation from our honored African guests (Israel 2023)

Posted: February 21, 2023

Following are just a few of the responses from African teachers as they experienced Israel 2023, compliments of IBTM: From windy Tel-Aviv going north, then South through the West Bank… Read More

HOPE worldwide Nepal: Helping schoolchildren

Posted: February 21, 2023

. Suman is a determined and ambitious 10-year-old student who is currently in Grade 4. He has a love for sports, especially basketball, and shares a close bond with his… Read More

Science and Faith: Enemies or Allies? – Feb 25th

Posted: February 18, 2023

All are invited to this free event. All detail in flyer below.

Should Christians Read Books by Atheists?

Posted: February 16, 2023

Author Alan Shlemon Published on 02/16/2023 I was recently asked whether Christians should read books by people like Richard Dawkins or other atheists. It’s a good question. It’s wise to… Read More

Discovery in the city of David

Posted: February 9, 2023

‘Jerusalem of Gold’: Volunteer unearths artifact of ‘great value’ at archaeological site An ancient 1,600-year-old bead made of pure gold was discovered during a dig in the City of David… Read More

Siege of Lachish—new analysis of the construction of the siege ramp

Posted: February 9, 2023

(Shared by Andrew Agerbak) Dear fellow British Museum tour guides, I saw this today and thought it added some additional richness to my favourite part of the museum: the Lachish… Read More

A History of the Quests for the Historical Jesus (2 Vols.)

Posted: February 7, 2023

Jesus’ life and teaching is important to every question we ask about what we believe and why we believe it. And yet there has never been common agreement about his… Read More

Mónica Guzmán | The Gift of Curiosity

Posted: February 7, 2023

Description In a world of increasing division, Mónica Guzmán offers advice for approaching conversation with curiosity. When we attempt to understand those who we disagree with, instead of merely attempting… Read More

N.T. Wright to Deliver the 2023 Malherbe Plenary Lecture

Posted: February 6, 2023

2023 Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary Speaker Over the course of several years N.T. Wright has been on the shortest of short lists to present a plenary lecture at the CSC…. Read More

Major discovery shines light on how mummies were made

Posted: February 2, 2023

We know a lot about how mummies were embalmed, but the specific substances and mixtures and how exactly they were used have long eluded us — until now.https://www.dw.com/en/major-discovery-shines-light-on-how-mummies-were-made/a-64580812?mobileApp=true

Natural Law: An Introduction, Part 2

Posted: February 1, 2023

Natural Law: An Introduction, Part 2 By Nicholas K. Meriwether JAN 30 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Universal law is the law of Nature. For there really is, as everyone to some extent… Read More

Derren Brown (atheist) sheds light on faith healing

Posted: February 1, 2023

“Illusionist Derren Brown reinvents the concept of ‘faith healing’ through a series of stunts that debunk the confines of fear, pain and disbelief.” This fascinating program, accessible HERE, sheds significant… Read More

Religious scholar argues for better understanding of church and state – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: January 31, 2023

Lori Windham In “Religious Freedom in a Secular Age,” Michael Bird takes on several tough challenges — arguing that secularism in government is a good thing, that both sides of… Read More

Why we serve – Christian Ray Flores

Posted: January 28, 2023

Open in app or online Why we serve CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES Jan 28 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Selfless acts of service to others are a key happiness-inducing practice. And yet a shocking percentage of… Read More

A Year in Review and a Welcome to 2023

Posted: January 28, 2023

A Year in Review and a Welcome to 2023Written by John TealJanuary, 2023 Growing up in Michigan, we had water everywhere! My county alone had about 450 lakes. When I… Read More

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection

Posted: January 25, 2023

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection By Andrew T. Loke SAVE ▷  LISTEN It has often been objected by sceptics that the arguments for the existence of God are god-of-the-gaps arguments and that their… Read More

Generation Z: The Ongoing Conversation

Posted: January 20, 2023

You Are Invited… Feb 23-25, 2023 In Person at Oklahoma Christian University or virtually For information, the schedule & registration, go to https://www.teleiosconference.com/. Or learn more: Youtube GoogleDrive

Q&A 1631—Radiometric dating inaccurate?

Posted: January 18, 2023

Some articles I’ve read in academic journals (about carbon dating) have led me to reject the scientific consensus that the earth is billions of years old. Please look at the… Read More

Prism 18: Prayer & Thieves (Matt 21:12-16)

Posted: January 18, 2023

. Palm Sunday (continued) Jesus cleanses the temple (Matt 21:12-13) Its filth: financial and spiritual corruption Strong parallels to Jerusalem of the late 6th century BC. Thus Jesus quotes Jer… Read More

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Posted: January 16, 2023

Stepping into the Jordan What’s Love Got To Do With It? Rob Kranz Jan 14 For me, one of the bright spots of the COVID lockdown was Disney’s release of Hamilton. I… Read More

The Original Languages of the Bible

Posted: January 11, 2023

Listen to the podcast (13 minutes) and learn about the three original tongues of the scriptures. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

Natural Law: An Introduction

Posted: January 9, 2023

Natural Law: An Introduction By Nicholas K. Meriwether JAN 9 SAVE ▷  LISTEN “Well, the rules of the road have been lodged, it’s only people’s games you got to dodge.” —Bob… Read More

What Our Pro-Life Predecessors Can Teach Us about Standing against Abortion

Posted: January 8, 2023

The Supply and Demand of Abortion January 03, 2023 by: Marvin Olasky Success on the abortion supply side—cutting down the number of abortion suppliers—is only part of the battle. Work on… Read More

Divine Hiddenness: A Sender or Receiver Problem?

Posted: December 30, 2022

Divine Hiddenness: A Sender or Receiver Problem? By Kenneth Samples Dec 30 SAVE ▷  LISTEN If the biblical God wants everyone to believe in him and potentially come into a saving… Read More

Joseph the Just

Posted: December 26, 2022

Stepping into the Jordan Joseph the Just Rob Kranz Dec 24 In keeping with the Christmas season, our church held a Christmas pageant put on by the kids. It was… Read More

How to conduct a spiritual review and preview-Malcolm Cox

Posted: December 21, 2022

Review and Prepare: Revelation 2:18-29 Here are some notes you might like to use for a spiritual review of 2022 and to help prepare spiritually for 2023. The videos I… Read More

Dirty God?

Posted: December 18, 2022

Written by Dr. Drew BakerDecember, 2022 There are almost as many depictions of Christmas as there are definitions of love. From pop songs to greeting cards to sentimental movies, Christmas… Read More

3 Christmas Practices to Un-Scrooge Your Life

Posted: December 17, 2022

3 Christmas Practices to Un-Scrooge Your Life CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES Dec 17 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Christmas is not equally joyful for everyone. It disrupts our busy flow and makes us think… Read More

One Word: JOY

Posted: December 16, 2022

New Perspectives Vol. 57 Strength in Weakness is a place to connect, a place to feel seen, heard and valued… we find strength in connection.   A WORD one word can make… Read More

The 12 Terms of Christmas

Posted: December 16, 2022

In this brief seasonal podcast (15 minutes) we will cover the meaning of 12 familiar, yet seldom understood, terms related to Christmas. Download here. Christmas: Christ + mass. Mass <… Read More

Not All Christmas Songs Are Created Equal

Posted: December 11, 2022

Reclaiming Christmas Carols for Our Worship December 07, 2022 by: Bob Kauflin Celebrating Christ through Song As my wife, Julie, and I were raising our six kids, we were a hard… Read More

Carlos Santos Videos

Posted: December 10, 2022

Get to know Carlos Santos in these videos – in both English or Spanish. videos: https://www.youtube.com/@carlossantosEN/featured Carlos Santos A. 🇬🇧 This is my English channel. I decided to create this in… Read More

Thomas Jefferson on Jesus

Posted: December 10, 2022

Thomas Jefferson on Jesus By Colin Brown and Craig A. Evans Dec 10 Two works that specifically dealt with the historical Jesus were unpublished pieces compiled by Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826),… Read More

The Matrix Podcast (Joey Harris)

Posted: December 9, 2022

To listen to Joey Harris’ The Matrix Podcast ( minutes), click on the play button: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

The Pandemic Origins of Child Baptism

Posted: December 9, 2022

I recently found an interesting article at the website of the Biblical Archaeological Society. To read it, click HERE.

Live Your Vision—Part One & Part Two Videos, Free

Posted: December 9, 2022

Making 2023 Your Best Year Yet This year my wife has enjoyed tremendously her involvement in Live Your Vision, an excellent life coaching program led by Julie Landi. In November and… Read More

The Sinner’s Prayer—Relate4Ever Resources

Posted: December 7, 2022

Where are you in the relation with God? What gives you eternal life? How do you know for sure you are going to heaven after you die? This video will… Read More

“God’s Other Servant” (on warfare), by Andy Fleming

Posted: November 28, 2022

Read the pdf version here: God’s Other Servants (Andy Fleming), or read below. GOD’S OTHER SERVANTS God’s Servants for Justice and Punishment …………………………………. 2 Christian Service and the Governing Authorities… Read More

The Sin of Greed: Money & the Protestant Reformation

Posted: November 28, 2022

Daniel McCoy | Bio SHARE How destructive is the sin of greed? Greed is an attitude that craves more and more and can never find enough. Colossians 3:5 equates greed with idolatry,… Read More

Apologetics and Church Abuse

Posted: November 27, 2022

By Andrew I. Shepardson NOV 25 SAVE      ▷  LISTEN The emergence of the #ChurchToo conversations in 2018 and the release of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast in 2021 have rightly… Read More

How to Crush Your Pastor | Crossway Articles

Posted: November 27, 2022

November 26, 2022 by: Peter Orr How Our Behavior Can Negatively Affect Our Pastors I want to lay out the steps you should take if you want to crush your pastor… Read More

Abortion, Conception & the Beginning of Human Life

Posted: November 27, 2022

Here are a podcast and notes on Abortion, Conception & the Beginning of Human Life (42 minutes) Click here to download. ¶1 Introduction   What does the Bible say on the… Read More

“Philosophy Pub”—An Inventive Way to Reach Seekers

Posted: November 23, 2022

By Lisa Quintana Brent Lyons was finishing up his Master’s degree at Talbot School of Theology in science and religion and just knew he wanted to reach nonbelievers with all… Read More

Happy the Elephant Is Denied Personhood – Does God Exist? Today

Posted: November 23, 2022

JUNE 20, 2022 BY DGE? A zoo elephant and human children. There is a difference! Atheists claim that humans are just animals, so animals should have the same rights as humans. On June… Read More

Persecution & Martyrdom

Posted: November 23, 2022

This message (32 mins) covers the various ways in which Christians of the first few centuries were persecuted (slander, exile, confiscation, etc). Following is a study of persecution and martyrdom… Read More

10 Things You Should Know about Islam | Crossway Articles

Posted: November 22, 2022

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. Thinking Critically about Islam November 15, 2022by: A. S. Ibrahim I always teach my students to distinguish between Islam and Muslims…. Read More

Alcohol Is a More Destructive Drug – Does God Exist? Today

Posted: November 22, 2022

The media and medical profession pay a great deal of attention to the damaging effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, and opioids, but alcohol is a more destructive drug. In 2019, alcohol… Read More

Where Are the Children? – Dr. Shannon Rains

Posted: November 21, 2022

Where Are The Children? November 2022 “Where are the children?” I ask my college students this question often as we read Scripture. I invite the students to use their imaginations…. Read More

Is Objective Morality a Brute Fact?

Posted: November 19, 2022

Is Objective Morality a Brute Fact? By Paul M. Gould NOV 18 SAVE ▷  LISTEN If there is a moral landscape, and if at least some objective values and obligations hold… Read More

Here’s How to Test and Discover Truth

Posted: November 17, 2022

November 2022 Video Highlights: Here’s How Christianity Stands up against Other Worldviews Christianity Is Logical, Literal, and Livable In this 12-minute video, Robby Lashua provides three criteria for evaluating worldviews in this… Read More

Gordon Fee Obituary—Christianity Today

Posted: November 5, 2022

Gordon Fee once told his students on the first day of a New Testament class at Wheaton College that they would—someday—come across a headline saying “Gordon Fee Is Dead.” “Do… Read More

Ancient Christian monastery found off coast of United Arab Emirates could be 1,400 years old, pre-dating Islam

Posted: November 3, 2022

This March 14, 2022, handout photo from the Department of Archaeology and Tourism of Umm al-Quwain shows an ancient Christian monastery uncovered on Siniyah Island in Umm al-Quwain, United Arab… Read More

“Is God a Vindictive Bully?” by Paul Copan

Posted: October 28, 2022

Is God a Vindictive Bully? Reconciling Portrayals of God in the Old and New Testaments Critics outside the church often accuse the Old Testament God of genocide, racism, ethnic cleansing,… Read More

Reflections on Prayer-Greg Koukl

Posted: October 25, 2022

Some things come easily for me, but prayer is not one of them. Maybe you struggle with prayer, too. If so, these thoughts on prayer might be helpful to you…. Read More

Interview with a San Diego (CGU) Pastor

Posted: October 23, 2022

Interview with Evan Foote (edited by John Teal)October 2022 This month’s newsletter article is an interview with one of the founding pastors of the San Diego Common Grounds Unity chapter…. Read More

Unity is not a ‘nice to have’ — it is ‘mission critical’ – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: October 20, 2022

Political and cultural divides are creeping into churches. Social media has given Christians a louder voice to express views on cultural issues and even church membership. In “Not in It to… Read More

What Are Bodies For?

Posted: October 15, 2022

What Are Bodies For? By Branson Parler Oct 14 ▷  LISTEN SAVE What are bodies for? The overarching story of our secular age is one of liberty. The main command of… Read More

War, Peace, and Violence: Four Christian Views

Posted: October 12, 2022

War, Peace, and Violence Four Christian Views In a world of war, terrorism, and other geopolitical threats to global stability, how should committed Christians honor Jesus Christ and his Word?… Read More

Truth Changes Everything, by Jeff Myers, Ph.D.

Posted: October 12, 2022

Truth Changes Everything How People of Faith Can Transform the World In Times of Crisis By Jeff Myers, Ph.D., President of Summit Ministries As a university student, I was taught… Read More

Free ‘Scripture in Context’ series

Posted: October 8, 2022

All the chapters of the Scripture in Context series from Lexham Press will be freely available on this site, though only a few at a time. There’s more every month,… Read More

Disciples Center for Education

Posted: October 6, 2022

Investing in innovative spiritual initiatives to develop maturity in Christ for all disciples Learn More

Wildfire

Posted: October 4, 2022

Through the years I’ve read a good few books on progressive theology—on both sides of the issues. (And there are many!) An interesting book worth reading is Wildfire: How Progressive Theology is… Read More

8 Ways We Normalize the Abnormal | Crossway Articles

Posted: October 4, 2022

The Norm Should Be Love God has made it clear that the norm for his children should be love. It is the thing that the listening and watching world should… Read More

Covenant Eyes – New blog posts and video content

Posted: September 30, 2022

   Check out our latest blog posts!   5 Big Questions About Christians and Porn Lisa Eldred • Christians and porn have an odd relationship. Most Christians, if asked, would say… Read More

Teleios Society Conference, 23-25 February 2023

Posted: September 28, 2022

I wanted to let you all know that we have been busy planning the 2023 Teleios Society conference. As you know, starting in 2020, we began having “destination” conferences and invited… Read More

Two quizzes on Buddhism

Posted: September 28, 2022

QUIZ I 1. The Buddha (“enlightened one”) refers to a. Ayatollah Khomeini       b. Guru Nanak       c. Siddhartha Gautama       d. Ali Baba… Read More

Apologetics315 – Daily apologetic resources

Posted: September 26, 2022

The mission of Apologetics 315 is to provide educational resources for the defense of the Christian faith, with the goal of strengthening the faith of believers and engaging the questions… Read More

Here’s How to Talk About Sex, Worldviews, and Heritage

Posted: September 22, 2022

September 2022 Video Highlights:Two of Today’s Most Difficult Conversations Can Cultural Heritage and Christianity Co-Exist? In this four-minute video, Alan Shlemon responds to the question ”How do we encourage our kids about… Read More

3 Times Jesus Told Us He Was God without Saying It | Crossway Articles

Posted: September 22, 2022

September 20, 2022by: Rebecca McLaughlin Who Is Jesus? In the episode “A Good Man Goes to War,” the British sci-fi hero Doctor Who prepares to fight. His pregnant best friend Amy… Read More

4 Evenings — Explorations in Christian faith

Posted: September 22, 2022

Come enjoy any or all four evenings with Dr. Douglas Jacoby, world-renowned Christian Apologist, as he explores with us some fundamental tenets of the Christian faith, and the reasons that… Read More

You’re Invited: A Polarized Climate

Posted: September 22, 2022

Loving our neighbors well through disagreements can be tough, especially when it comes to topics like climate change. But to be part of the solution, we have to start with… Read More

Ten Practices That Will Lead To Greater Unity, by Rubel Shelly

Posted: September 19, 2022

Written by Rubel ShellySeptember 2022 Edition The following article is reproduced by permission of its author, Rubel Shelly. This list of ten practices was handed out at Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible… Read More

How to Lead Like Jesus, by Bill Gaultiere

Posted: September 15, 2022

  We are each called to lead others to Jesus. In your leadership role as a pastor, elder, counselor, group leader, supervisor, or parent, are you leading in the way of… Read More

Quizzes on Islam

Posted: September 12, 2022

QUIZ 1 Test your knowledge of one of the major world religions. If we are to love and influence all nations for Christ, it’s vital we have at least a basic… Read More

Martin Luther Misquoted by Evangelicals

Posted: September 12, 2022

Today, evangelicals defend Luther’s pithy statement: “Justification by faith alone in Christ alone.” Here is what R.C. Sproul, founder of Ligonier ministries, has to say about Luther’s theological accomplishments. “Luther… Read More

The problem of fandom in churches

Posted: September 12, 2022

The problem of fandom in churches ANALYSIS by RODNEY KENNEDY  |  AUGUST 31, 2022 Photo by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash In a media-saturated world filled with choices, some people have turned… Read More

August Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1

Posted: September 10, 2022

August Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1 Gnosticism | Spiritual Transformation of the Body Sep 3 Greetings from The Worldview Bulletin team! In this August issue, Paul Copan explains and critiques… Read More

Do we want our Father-God nearby? by Malcolm Cox

Posted: September 9, 2022

Finding the Father’s Face | Father-God is nearby Our first class in this series for the Watford men was eye-opening. We shared some of our joy as well as frustration… Read More

Meekness & Majesty—hymn by Graham Kendrick

Posted: September 9, 2022

Tune (piano only)     Tune (vocal) Meekness and majesty, Manhood and Deity, In perfect harmony, The Man who is God. Lord of eternity Dwells in humanity, Kneels in humility And… Read More

Campus Ministry: 5 Things Parents Wish Campus Leaders Knew

Posted: September 7, 2022

Few would dispute that the university years are an ideal time for evangelism. The blend of openness, energy, and willingness to explore new possibilities is almost magical. It’s also a… Read More

“Don’t Worry, Be happy” But why?

Posted: September 6, 2022

“Don’t Worry, Be happy”But why? by Malcolm Cox I saw this sign on a recent prayer walk. I appreciate someone taking the time to paint the sign, take it to… Read More

Contend Earnestly for the Faith

Posted: September 3, 2022

AUTHOR Greg Koukl PUBLISHED ON 09/01/2022 Years ago, I sat on a short bench in a small stone church on the outskirts of Oxford. In a tiny graveyard outside was… Read More

Coming up! AIM UK & Ireland Christian Doctrine Module (Sept 24, 2022)

Posted: September 1, 2022

AIM UK & Ireland Christian Doctrine Module Christian doctrine is an exploration of the way God intends us to relate to him, one another and the world. It isn’t a… Read More

The Pursuit of God

Posted: August 31, 2022

The Pursuit of God Family, Work, and the Ghost of A.W. Tozer Sarah Bessey 20 hr ago Hi friends, My husband Brian and I made our decision to leave full-time… Read More

Do we know Jesus intellectually, or experientially?

Posted: August 25, 2022

By Malcolm Cox On the day of writing it’s our 37th wedding anniversary. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that my wife is the best thing that’s ever happened… Read More

Jesus Is God. Here’s How You Can Defend His Deity.

Posted: August 25, 2022

August 2022 Video Highlights:How to Defend the Deity of Christ What Do Christians Mean by “God the Son”?  Tim Barnett addresses two common Jehovah’s Witness objections to Jesus’ deity in… Read More

The Unifying Hope of the Nativity – B. Bradley and S. Tesar

Posted: August 23, 2022

The Unifying Hope of the Nativity – B. Bradley and S. Tesar Before the Thanksgiving meal is cleared from the table, Christmas decorations are hauled out from attics and basements everywhere,… Read More

Free–How to Lead a Grief Journey Group!

Posted: August 20, 2022

Free–Learn how to lead a Grief Journey group! The Grief Journey: Finding Peace in All of Life’s Losses Our time at the World Discipleship Summit in Orlando was amazing. Hundreds… Read More

What is a Cult? (Interview with Kyle Spears)

Posted: August 16, 2022

Click HERE for the interview on Bullying with Kyle Spears of Truth Trauma Theology.

What is Religious Bullying? (Interview with Kyle Spears)

Posted: August 16, 2022

Click HERE for the 2022 interview on Bullying with Kyle Spears of Truth Trauma Theology.

The Trinity and Latter-day Saints

Posted: August 15, 2022

The Trinity and Latter-day Saints By David Baggett | Bulletin Roundtable Aug 11 In this month’s Roundtable discussion, the team is tackling topics related to other religions (see Part 1 by Paul… Read More

One Thing You Lack

Posted: August 11, 2022

  One Thing We Lack Which thing do we lack? Someone local to me lacks neighbourly decency. They left this mess on our lane…Someone in the Watford council signs department… Read More

Reprogramming Humanity-Aug 13, 2022

Posted: August 11, 2022

From the smartphones in our pockets, to cutting-edge techniques in gene editing, the tools of science are creating technological breakthroughs that change our world—and even ourselves.While many of these impacts… Read More

Engaging Other Religions

Posted: August 8, 2022

Engaging Other Religions By Paul M. Gould | Bulletin Roundtable Aug 8 In this month’s Roundtable discussion, the team is tackling topics related to other religions (see Part 1 by Paul Copan… Read More

Who is Gladys Staines?

Posted: August 8, 2022

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Staines#searchInput Gladys Staines (born c. 1951) is the widow of Australian missionary Graham Staines. Graham Staines was burnt alive along with their two sons Philip (aged 10) and Timothy… Read More

After Death WDS Notes—Jacoby

Posted: August 5, 2022

After Death WDS Presentation Part I: The Intermediate State Part II: Heaven & Hell Part III: Common Objections Part IV: Final Thoughts

Did the Early Christians BORROW from Pagan Myths?

Posted: August 5, 2022

Did the Early Christians BORROW from Pagan Myths? In this talk, Dr. Licona explores 6 reasons to think that early Christians did NOT borrow from pagan myths. https://risenjesus.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=50aa190bf538e9bde24c7e4fb&id=909413c915&e=34dfd3a320

“Risen Jesus” monthly newsletter

Posted: August 4, 2022

This is the August edition of our monthly newsletter. View this email in your browser   Gratitude Your prayers and financial support mean a lot to this ministry. Thanks so… Read More

Songs of Suffering: A Short Film Featuring Joni Eareckson Tada

Posted: August 2, 2022

Songs of Suffering: A Short Film Featuring Joni Eareckson Tada In this 13-minute documentary, hear more from Joni Eareckson Tada about her story, how she reacted when she learned 55… Read More

Discipling through Life Stages—Jacoby notes

Posted: August 1, 2022

Discipling through Life Stages My PowerPoint notes from World Discipleship Summit workshop with fellow teachers Robert Carrillo and Saji Alex.

Stop the Spread of Infectious Anger | Crossway Articles

Posted: July 30, 2022

  The Corporate Dimension of Anger Anger is infectious. It is not a purely individual phenomenon; there is a corporate dimension. Make no friendship with a man given to anger,… Read More

Protest over 15th-century land grab doctrine interrupts papal Mass in Canada

Posted: July 28, 2022

By Anna Mehler Paperny 4 minute read People hold a banner as Pope Francis presides over a mass at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, one of the oldest and most popular pilgrimage… Read More

Other Religions: Islam

Posted: July 27, 2022

Other Religions: Islam By Paul Copan | Bulletin Roundtable Jul 27 If you find our weekly free articles helpful, we encourage you to become a subscriber to our monthly newsletter. The… Read More