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Posted: October 6, 2022

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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

Free ‘Scripture in Context’ series

Posted: September 30, 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

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

3 Evenings — Explorations in Christian faith

Posted: September 22, 2022

Come enjoy any or all three 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

Ten Practices That Will Lead To Greater UnityWritten by Rubel ShellySeptember 2022 Edition The following article is reproduced by permission of its author, Rubel Shelly. This list of ten practices… 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

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

“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

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

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

Abortion, Conception & the Beginning of Human Life

Posted: August 19, 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

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

Inscripciones Abiertas – Maestría en Estudios Bíblicos en Español

Posted: July 27, 2022

¿Deseas profundizar en el estudio bíblico a nivel posgrado? ¡Toma esta oportunidad! Da click en la imagen para reproducir el video La Escuela de Ministerio y Teología Rocky Mountain (RMSMT) ofrece su Maestría… Read More

Field of Dreams – CSU Monthly, July 2022

Posted: July 23, 2022

Field of Dreams Written by John TealJuly, 2022 The beloved 1989 movie Field of Dreams begins with Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) alone in a cornfield. Ray hears a voice saying,… Read More

A most inspiring video

Posted: July 22, 2022

 ► Planet Earth: Amazing nature scenery Planet Earth season 1 is a 2006 television series produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. I did this montage to promote what… Read More

Fred Gray receives Medal of Freedom

Posted: July 19, 2022

(Fred Gray is an elder in the Church of Christ) Fred Gray receives Medal of Freedom Fred Gray was meeting with the Alabama State Bar Association at a retreat in… Read More

Imagination as an Anchor of Faith: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and C. S. Lewis

Posted: July 16, 2022

Imagination as an Anchor of Faith: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and C. S. Lewis By Joshua M. McNall Jul 15 Editor’s note: For context, “Science Mike” in the following excerpt refers… Read More

11 Passages to Read When You Feel Lonely | Crossway Articles

Posted: July 16, 2022

This article is part of the Passages to Read series. 1. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for… Read More

Marty Solomon Part II – The Bones are Good!

Posted: July 16, 2022

CGU Podcast – Marty Solomon – The Bones are Good! This series is titled, “A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build” taken from Ecclesiastes 3:3. And, in… Read More

The galaxies declare the glory of God! 🌌

Posted: July 12, 2022

The “deepest and sharpest infrared image of the early universe ever taken,” according to NASA. You can follow JWST updates with NASA. Have you seen the picture yet?The James Webb Space… Read More

CGU Podcast – Marty Solomon: Trust the Story

Posted: July 7, 2022

CGU Podcast – Marty Solomon – Bema: Trust the Story This series is titled, “A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build” taken from Ecclesiastes 3:3. And, in… Read More

Are Dinosaurs Extinct? Modern Birds Connect us to Our Ancient Past

Posted: June 30, 2022

BioLogos By Ryan Bebej On June 22, 2022 Despite growing up in rural Illinois, I didn’t pay that much attention to the biological world around me as a kid. I spent far… Read More

A Wizard Ought to Know Better (Highfield on Sterling on abortion)

Posted: June 28, 2022

See Ron Highfield’s insightful comments re: Yale Divinity School’s president’s comments on the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the issue of basic human rights. “A Wizard Ought to Know Better”… Read More

People Are Important to the Lord

Posted: June 28, 2022

This article is especially relevant to Americans. I’ve had some of the most interesting conversations about spiritual matters with ordinary people who serve my table in restaurants. This is something… Read More

Sheep Not Goats Update from Nicaragua

Posted: June 28, 2022

Sheep Not Goats is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization helping people in the poorest country in Central America feed their families through the work of their hands. We built a… Read More

Was Jesus A Unique Kind of Miracle Worker?

Posted: June 27, 2022

Open in browser Was Jesus A Unique Kind of Miracle Worker? By Mikel Del Rosario Jun 27 If you find our weekly free articles helpful, we encourage you to become… Read More

Beat anxiety with these 5 moves

Posted: June 18, 2022

Beat anxiety with these 5 moves …and watch it dissipate fast Christian Ray Flores Jun 17 Feeling anxiety is unavoidable and deeply human. I have never met a successful creator,… Read More

The Battle Over Human Nature | Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for My Life?

Posted: June 6, 2022

May Issue of The Worldview Bulletin- Pt. 1 The Battle Over Human Nature | Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for My Life? Jun 5 Welcome to the May issue… Read More

The Battle for the Unborn: How You Can Be the Difference

Posted: June 3, 2022

Tips for Discussing Abortion Online Tim Barnett shares three tips to help make your online conversations about abortion more effective: Be confident. Stay focused. And read and write with care…. Read More

Letters of love and truth

Posted: May 31, 2022

Letters from God What do you think of when it comes to letters? A gas bill? A tax demand? A love letter? When was the last time you wrote one?… Read More

The Lord’s Prayer Reignites Our Desire to Want to Pray

Posted: May 30, 2022

A Model for Prayer May 26, 2022 by: Kevin DeYoung crossway.org Over the many years that I’ve been a Christian, there are times I’ve heard sermons or talks or read books… Read More

“Untangling Anxiety – The Evolution of Negative Thinking by Marcus DeCarvalho MD”

Posted: May 29, 2022

A video that everyone can learn from, understand and share with others!    https://youtu.be/Ak_1Q4KT9bs

How would you answer this abortion argument?

Posted: May 24, 2022

In mere weeks, you and I will know if the U.S. Supreme Court will, in fact, overturn Roe v. Wade. But even if our hopes come true and Roe is overruled, that alone… Read More

Review of Origins in Science & Christian Belief

Posted: May 23, 2022

A Review of Paul Copan & Douglas Jacoby, Origins (Morgan James, 2019) has been published in Science & Christian Belief (the journal of Christians in Science, the UK sibling of the… Read More

Are you in tune with God?, by Malcolm Cox

Posted: May 17, 2022

Am I in tune? The topic of ‘listening’ to God and ‘hearing’ God have been on my mind. I spoke on the topic for the Watford church today. Some notes… Read More

It Was Going to Keep Happening

Posted: May 5, 2022

Bridging International May 3 If the media couldn’t shine a proper light on this story, it was going to keep happening.  —Nick Wallis, BBC journalist, author of The Great Post Office… Read More

A Conflict of Visions | Believing What We Know Isn’t True

Posted: May 3, 2022

April Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1 A Conflict of Visions | Believing What We Know Isn’t True May 3 Spring greetings from The Worldview Bulletin team! In this month’s issue, Paul… Read More

Premium Subscribers Save 15%

Posted: May 3, 2022

Premium subscribers save 15% on purchases in my online store on everything EXCEPT gift cards. There’s no minimum purchase and take 15% off as many times as you like. Use… Read More

Is the Conclusion of the Cosmological Argument the God of the Bible?

Posted: April 30, 2022

Is the Conclusion of the Cosmological Argument the God of the Bible? By W. David Beck Apr 29 This is an examination of Thomas Aquinas’s use of the Cosmological Argument… Read More

Sabbath: my Further Thoughts + Excerpts from Dan Allender’s Sabbath

Posted: April 26, 2022

There are several reasons the Jewish Sabbath is no longer a requirement for God’s covenant people. (For more, see this article.) I take up the theme again to share some… Read More

Mere Science

Posted: April 22, 2022

Mere Science By Rebekah Valerius Apr 22   In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis sought to describe the beliefs that have been “common to nearly all Christians at all times.”[1] It could… Read More

Christianity Today—May/June 2022

Posted: April 20, 2022

May/June Christianity Today provides thoughtful, biblical perspectives on theology, church, ministry, and culture on the official site of Christianity Today Magazine. www.christianitytoday.com Read here.

Bullying in the Church: A Big Problem

Posted: April 20, 2022

This talk addresses the question of why bullying is common in the church, esp. on the part of leaders. We consider briefly the influence of worldly models of leadership, the… Read More

What Is Metaphysics and Why Is It Important for Christians?

Posted: April 19, 2022

What Is Metaphysics and Why Is It Important for Christians? By Tyson James Apr 19 One day, a close church friend asked me, “What is metaphysics?” Dr. Paul Gould notes… Read More

The Via Dolorosa

Posted: April 16, 2022

A video tour along the “Way of Suffering” in Jerusalem’s Old City  Nathan Steinmeyer  April 15, 2022 The Via Dolorosa, the Christian processional path in Jerusalem’s Old City. Courtesy Nathan Steinmeyer…. Read More

Did Jesus’ Last Supper Take Place Above the Tomb of David?

Posted: April 14, 2022

Did Jesus’ Last Supper Take Place Above the Tomb of David? Understanding the Cenacle on Mount Zion This two-story stone building atop Mount Zion ranks among the most intriguing sites… Read More

What Is the Best Bible Translation?

Posted: April 14, 2022

Learn more in BAS’s guide to Bible translations and editions What is the best Bible translation? It’s a simple question, but the answer is far from straightforward. There are dozens… Read More

Is Evangelicalism Today Truly Evangelical? | Crossway Articles

Posted: April 14, 2022

Evangelical Shortcomings One 2020 survey found that 30 percent of American “evangelicals” believe that Jesus is not God; 65 percent believe he is instead the first being created by God;… Read More

Does Evolutionary Theory Destroy Morality?: Justin Barrett

Posted: April 13, 2022

TOKENS SHOW DISPATCH ​ New on the Tokens Podcast: ​ ​ Does evolutionary theory destroy morality? Or might it give us, instead, some clues about the nature of human flourishing. Dr…. Read More

A More Effective Ambassador for Christ

Posted: April 13, 2022

A More Effective Ambassador for Christ by Paul Copan Apr 13 Have you ever been part of an undertaking that energizes and delights you and that you find extremely gratifying?… Read More

What is a Cult? Interview with Kyle Spears

Posted: April 12, 2022

To access my March 2022 interview with Kyle Spears, of Truth Trauma Theology, simply click his Patreon link (https://www.patreon.com/kylespears) and confirm that you are a subscriber to my newsletter. Then request… Read More

Brand or church? How Hillsong is facing a day of reckoning

Posted: April 8, 2022

People pray during a service at Hillsong Church in New York. Photograph: Andrés Kudacki/AP Several years of scandals and a culture of secrecy has led to calls for an overhaul of… Read More

Katharine Hayhoe Headlines the Christian Scholars’ Conference

Posted: April 5, 2022

 Register Here Katharine Hayhoe Headlines the CSC I often hear CSC alum reflect on their favorite plenary speakers over the last 17 years. We have scores of outstanding candidates… Read More

Panentheism (or Process Theology), by Paul Copan

Posted: April 4, 2022

March Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1 Panentheism | C. S. Lewis’s Christian Platonism Apr 3 Panentheism (or Process Theology) By Paul Copan In this next installment of our brief… Read More

A Cultural Moment: the dangers of what we don’t talk about

Posted: April 4, 2022

April 2 Steve Staten https://www.bridginginternational.com/about   The success of the song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the Oscar-winning animated feature Encanto, seems to have surprised… Read More

Prominent New Age speaker Doreen Virtue renounces her beliefs for Christianity

Posted: March 30, 2022

  Home – Doreen Virtue In January 2015, Doreen Virtue was listening to her car radio and heard a sermon… Here is a 9-minute video of Doreen’s testimony: Click here

The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 2

Posted: March 30, 2022

The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 2 By Paul M. Gould and David Baggett | Bulletin Roundtable Mar 29 In this month’s Roundtable discussion, our team is answering the question… Read More

The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 1

Posted: March 23, 2022

The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter The Question I’m Asked Most, Part 1 By Paul Copan and Melissa Cain Travis | Bulletin Roundtable 18 hr ago 3 For this month’s Roundtable discussion,… Read More

The Church of Loveless Orthodoxy

Posted: March 16, 2022

A truly excellent new release—and one I’ve greatly enjoyed reading—was authored by my Canadian friend, biblical scholar Jeff Weima. Dr. Weima is Professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary. Diligent… Read More

Essential Tools to Learn in Seminary

Posted: March 14, 2022

March 10, 2022           by Bobby Jamieson Dig a Well If in your seminary menu there is a range of options you can choose from in terms… Read More

Episode 55 – The Stories We Tell

Posted: March 12, 2022

Lessons Learned From Mars Hill – The Stories We Tell Written by John Teal, March 12, 2022 The Common Grounds Unity podcast is now in season two! Our co-hosts, Kevin… Read More

Stand to Reason suggests: Logic and the Way of Jesus

Posted: March 10, 2022

STR Suggests: Logic and the Way of Jesus by Travis Dickinson In Logic and the Way of Jesus, philosophy professor Travis Dickinson recaptures the need for a Christian view of reality, highlighting the… Read More

Song: Our Father Who Art in Heaven

Posted: March 7, 2022

Enjoy this version of the Lord’s Prayer.

AIM UK & Ireland – March 19th 2022

Posted: March 7, 2022

AIM UK & Ireland Approaches It is only two weeks until the first UK and Ireland AIM session. We have been putting in a lot of hard work to make… Read More

Is There a Place for Asceticism in the Christian Life?

Posted: March 7, 2022

A S K   P A S T O R   J O H N Is There a Place for Asceticism in the Christian Life? Some self-denial exalts self and… Read More

Disguising Ungodliness as Righteous Anger

Posted: March 7, 2022

Disguising Ungodliness as Righteous Anger Christopher Ash, Steve Midgley When God asks of us the question, “Is it right for you to be angry?” the answer may sometimes, just sometimes, be… Read More

Did God design us to be curious?

Posted: March 4, 2022

As Faith & Science 2022 approaches, I’ve been thinking … what if curiosity and wonder aren’t mere personality traits or passing feelings, but something deeper?What if they’re essential clues to who… Read More

The “Heathen” and the Unknown God—Part 1

Posted: March 2, 2022

The “Heathen” and the Unknown God—Part 1 “Mr. Koukl, I want to get in a pointed comment here.” The talk show host hesitated, dramatizing the moment for his radio audience…. Read More

February Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1

Posted: March 2, 2022

February Issue of The Worldview Bulletin-Pt. 1 Secularism and Modernism | Christian Platonism Mar 2 Greetings, friends! In this February issue of The Worldview Bulletin, Paul Copan continues his series on… Read More

It’s a Good Question, by Guy Hammond

Posted: March 2, 2022

Can Two Same Sex Attracted Individuals Enjoy Romance, Provided They Abstain from Sexual Activity? By Guy Hammond Executive Director: Strength in Weakness Ministries Since publishing my most recent book GAY… Read More

From Five Fingers to Five Steps – Jack R. Reese

Posted: February 26, 2022

  From Five Fingers to Five Steps Written by Jack Reese – Excerpt from “At the Blue Hole,” Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 2021. Reprinted with permission. Scott (Walter… Read More

Passages to Read in the Face of Global Conflict

Posted: February 26, 2022

This article is part of the Passages to Read series. Read the ten passages here.

Beware the Bible Verse

Posted: February 22, 2022

by Greg Koukl Let me offer you a warning that will vastly improve your ability to understand Scripture—if you heed it. It’s an insight for every person who has ever asked,… Read More

Do You Struggle to Believe God is Loving? Part 3

Posted: February 22, 2022

The Short of It: God IS Loving, and He Did NOT Create Evil In this two-minute video, Alan Shlemon reveals a mistaken premise that makes all the difference in how… Read More

Do You Struggle to Believe God is Loving? Part 2

Posted: February 20, 2022

Take a Closer Look: Why Christianity is THE Answer to the Problem of Evil Jon Noyes describes four ways God deals with evil in this ten-minute excerpt from his latest Stand to Reason… Read More

Do You Struggle to Believe God is Loving? Part 1

Posted: February 18, 2022

February 2022 Video Highlights: Why the Most Common Challenge to Christianity Does Not Stand Dig Deep: How We Can Reconcile a Good and Loving God with Evil In this 40-minute video,… Read More

2nd Interview with Common Grounds

Posted: February 16, 2022

Below is a second interview with Common Grounds, a terrific ministry focused on unity within the Stone-Campbell Movement. Last week’s interview, in case you missed it, was on Christian Unity…. Read More

Christian Unity—An Interview with Common Grounds

Posted: February 15, 2022

Listen to an interview with Common Grounds, a terrific ministry focused on unity within the Stone Campbell Movement. The theme: CHRISTIAN UNITY. Enjoy this important conversation by clicking here.

Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 14, 2022

What do you know about this increasingly popular observance? Think it’s all about hearts, romance, and chocolate? Think again. The roots of Valentine’s Day are ancient. Here is a podcast… Read More

Glory and Cross – At the Blue Hole, by Jack Reese

Posted: February 5, 2022

Glory and Cross – At the Blue Hole by Jack Reese Written by Jack Reese – Excerpt from “At the Blue Hole,” Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 2021…. Read More

Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times

Posted: February 2, 2022

“Has modernity finally done what no enemy or persecutor has ever succeeded in doing and reduced the authority of the Scriptures to a shifting weather vane and the church to… Read More

Write your own obituary

Posted: January 28, 2022

Write your own obituary Christian Ray Flores Jan 28, 2022 What would my obituary say if my time came tomorrow? What would I change about my life today to edit… Read More

The backlash against rightwing evangelicals is reshaping American politics and faith

Posted: January 27, 2022

The backlash against rightwing evangelicals is reshaping American politics and faith Ruth Braunstein Note: The Guardian is a British newspaper Some sociologists believe that the rising number of non-religious Americans… Read More

Telling Our Church Story—Both Sides 

Posted: January 26, 2022

“The Good, the Bad the Ugly”—this isn’t only the title of a 1966 Clint Eastwood film. It’s also the story of our personal lives (if we’re honest). There are some… Read More

Flipping the Script – Transforming from Victim to Victor

Posted: January 24, 2022

Christian Ray Flores  How do we overcome trauma and transcend it? The Phoenix has endured as a symbol of rebirth across many ancient cultures My first childhood memories are from… Read More

Why Atheists Need Faith, by Paul Caron

Posted: January 12, 2022

Why Atheists Need Faith By Paul Caron Wall Street Journal op-ed:  Why Atheists Need Faith, by Michael Guillen (Author, Believing Is Seeing: A Physicist Explains How Science Shattered His Atheism and Revealed the Necessity of… Read More

The Sinner’s Prayer (with updated reflections), by Stephen Staten

Posted: December 27, 2021

Introduction C.S. Lewis used the term ‘a great cataract of nonsense’ to describe how people use a modern idea to construe Bible theology. One such example, perhaps the best example,… Read More

Not A Fully Invested Disciple? The Sunk Cost Fallacy

Posted: December 26, 2021

   Dear Discipleship-first friends,A logical fallacy is when you make an argument based on reasoning that’s just plain wrong. In a previous article, I argued Jesus taught that logical fallacies are… Read More

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

Posted: December 23, 2021

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

The Birth of Jesus: The Best Historical Evidence, by Jef Breshears

Posted: December 22, 2021

December 20, 2021  Jefrey D. Breshears “In the Fullness of Time” In Galatians 4:4 the apostle Paul writes that “In the fullness of time” God sent forth his Son to… Read More

Two Miracles

Posted: December 21, 2021

AUTHOR Greg Koukl Published on 5/1/2013 https://www.str.org/w/two-miracles A Christian’s theology is minimally defined by two miraculous events. The first miracle no one ever saw, because it The first miracle no… Read More

‘The Chosen’ is the latest in a long line of innovations the church has embraced – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: December 21, 2021

Scott Elliott, a Texas minister, explains what this hit show about Jesus gets right. Scott Elliott Growing up in church is a great blessing, but it also means we know… Read More

Heretic Scum

Posted: December 19, 2021

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! Don’t do… Read More

The Worst Pandemic Ever: the Black Death

Posted: December 15, 2021

The story of the Black Death is the story of a perfect storm. A massive pandemic and plague that devastated humanity. It is the tale of a lethal bacterium that… Read More

Greetings from the Lands of St. Nicholas; Myra, Patara, St. Nicholas Island

Posted: December 15, 2021

The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on… Read More

David Gushee on LGBTQ

Posted: December 15, 2021

A thoughtful American sister recently asked what I thought of evangelical scholar David P. Gushee’s Changing Our Mind: Definitive 3rd Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBT Christians with Response… Read More

Great Apologetics & Philosophy website

Posted: December 12, 2021

Paul Copan Paul Copan is a Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author. He is currently a professor at the Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds the endowed Pledger Family… Read More

Bethlehem’s Supernatural Star | Crossway Articles

Posted: December 12, 2021

December 06, 2021 by: John Piper A Mysterious Star O​​ver and over, the Bible baffles our curiosity about just how certain things happened. How did this “star” get the magi from… Read More

The 10/40 Window

Posted: December 6, 2021

What is the 10/40 Window? The Moroccan Arabs in Morocco are a large unreached people groups in the 10/40 Window.   The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the… Read More

A Review of Patterns of Evidence: Exodus

Posted: December 5, 2021

By Krista Wenzel On Monday evening I went to see the much anticipated documentary film, Patterns of Evidence: Exodus by filmmaker Tim Mahoney and Thinking Man Films. Filmaker Tim Mahoney in Luxor,… Read More

Advent: Living Expectation

Posted: December 5, 2021

Art by Catherine Williamson | Learn more at www.catherinescolors.com “The extraordinary thing that is about to happen is matched only by the extraordinary moment just before it happens. Advent is the name… Read More

Carefully Steward Your Power, by Peter Scarezzo

Posted: December 5, 2021

  Carefully Steward Your Power The following post are excerpts from “Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World” by Peter… Read More

The Danger of Logical Fallacies

Posted: December 5, 2021

​ I grew up in the late 70’s and the 80’s. I remember when everything was Satanic. Rock music was Satanic. Movies were Satanic. He-Man was Satanic. Even Johnson &… Read More

The Examen, Christmas Carols & Refreshment

Posted: December 3, 2021

  January Refreshment is Coming…. I know it’s only the start of December, but it’s never too early to start thinking about what’s coming round the corner. The seasonal rush… Read More

Our Discipleship Problem Is Actually a Gospel Problem

Posted: December 2, 2021

​ ​ ​ What is the gospel? Why aren’t more Christians making disciples? The answers to these two questions are inextricably linked. Our definition of the gospel will affect if… Read More

Risen Jesus with Mike Licona

Posted: December 2, 2021

From Mike: GratitudeSeveral new donors have joined us. Thank you!  ActivitiesIn November, the majority of my work involved editing a chapter I wrote, “Did Jesus think he was God?” that… Read More

A Helpful Teacher-All Classes

Posted: December 2, 2021

All classes from 27 November’s UK Teaching Conference are now available. This highly interactive session involved participants from 12 countries. The principal speakers were Andy Boakye (Manchester), Malcolm Cox (Watford),… Read More

This Day in History: Pope Urban II orders first Crusade

Posted: November 27, 2021

1095 Pope Urban II orders first Crusade On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II makes perhaps the most influential speech of the Middle Ages, giving rise to the Crusades by… Read More

Is a Biblical Study Tour Worth the Investment?

Posted: November 22, 2021

Watch this short video and see! What People Are Saying about the Biblical Study Tours

Joy Fueled – Guilt or Joy?

Posted: November 6, 2021

Joy Fueled – Guilt or Joy? The following excerpt from chapter three of Joy Fueled is posted by permission from co-author Dr. Kent Smith from Abilene Christian University. Posted November… Read More

Debate: Risen Jesus with Mike Licona

Posted: November 2, 2021

 On October 4, I debated atheist New Testament scholar Dennis MacDonald. For two decades, MacDonald has been contending that the Gospels are almost entirely literary fictions, created to imitate and… Read More

Draw Near to the Lord in Your Fight for Purity

Posted: November 2, 2021

Feast on God’s Word Jesus insists, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4, quoting Deut. 8:3). As bodies… Read More

Trump Is Tearing Apart the Evangelical Church – The Atlantic

Posted: October 30, 2021

Christians must reclaim Jesus from his church. By Peter Wehner, Oct 24, 2021 About the author: Peter Wehner is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy… Read More

En el Principio-New course on Genesis 1-11 (Spanish)

Posted: October 30, 2021

I’m delighted to promote a new course on Apologetics from Genesis 1-11 crafted by my friend Arturo Elizarrarás, Evangelista y Maestro de la Biblia (Mexico City). The series is in Spanish. View… Read More

Father, daughter provide a recipe of rescue for toxic church culture

Posted: October 30, 2021

In ‘A Church Called Tov,’ Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer argue that churches can be places of love and healing. Jennifer Shewmaker Sharp divides have split congregants at the 2021… Read More

You CAN Understand the Bible

Posted: October 26, 2021

October 2021 Video Highlights The Short of It: One-Minute Video Some of today’s most commonly-quoted and best-loved Bible verses are frequently taken out of context. One example is Philippians 4:13: “I can… Read More

Church Membership Is Not a One-Way Street | Crossway Articles

Posted: October 26, 2021

Meaningful Membership What is church membership? It’s the commitment Christians make to keep one another accountable for regularly gathering and centering their lives together on the gospel. That commitment and… Read More

I Have A Better Idea – Francis Chan

Posted: October 16, 2021

I Have A Better Idea – Francis Chan Written by Francis Chan, Until Unity, Page 67-68 (digital book – Scribd), 2021 Sometimes the dream of a united church feels unattainable,… Read More

A Holocaust Survivor’s Blueprint for Happiness

Posted: October 13, 2021

Eddie Jaku, holocaust survivor, shares his inspiring story (at age 99). He passed away at 101 in 2021. Watch this Ted talk (less than 12 minutes), along with the transcript… Read More

RECORDED for you! “The Genius of Jesus” Master Class – Listen now!

Posted: October 10, 2021

If you missed The Genius of Jesus’ Teaching, with Dr. Peter J. Williams, the recordings have graciously been released by FOCL. American Friends of Tyndale House is pleased to share the… Read More

Listening to God through His Word, Part 2

Posted: October 4, 2021

Read this article, by Sam Laing, here.

A Biblical Critique of Secular Justice and Critical Theory, by Tim Keller

Posted: October 4, 2021

The latest article in this series explains Biblical Justice and compares it to other justice philosophies of the world. CLICK HERE for the article.

Liberal Mormons?

Posted: October 4, 2021

The Rise of the Liberal Latter-day Saints And the battle for the future of Mormonism (Pete Ryan for The Washington Post) By Emily Kaplan Photos by Katherine Frey Tom Jones:… Read More

Common Grounds Unity Podcast

Posted: September 27, 2021

CGU Podcast on our website CLICK HERE  CGU YouTube Channel CLICK HERE See past CGU essays  CLICK HERE          To find out more about the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement (who or what it… Read More

The Nature of Christian Unity: Historical Understandings of Churches of Christ

Posted: September 27, 2021

The Nature of Christian Unity: Historical Understandings of Churches of Christ Written by Douglas A. Foster, The below are excerpts from a paper presented at the Stone-Campbell Dialogue in June… Read More

The toughest critic you’ll ever face

Posted: September 23, 2021

A few years back J. Warner Wallace and I spoke with a dozen pastors who were skeptical about the importance of apologetics. I followed Jim—which is not an easy task—and… Read More

Truth About God (Christian Evidences)

Posted: September 22, 2021

Great Evidences Book     Richard Knopp Today I want to tell you about a new work of Christian apologetics (defense of the faith). It’s Truth God: What Can We… Read More

A Church Called TOV

Posted: September 18, 2021

A Church Called TOV (Good) Review written by John Teal, September 17, 2021 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was… Read More

Intoxicated (by the world)

Posted: September 17, 2021

Britain’s first drunk driving arrest, according to History.com, took place in 1897, when a taxi driver slammed into a building at a speed of 25 mph. It’s obviously a good… Read More

SPENDING TIME WITH GOD, PART 2 by Sam Laing

Posted: September 16, 2021

SPENDING TIME WITH GOD, PART 2 Adapted from Part 1 of Be Still My Soul Spending time with God outside our usual routine and environment is helpful and essential in developing intimacy with Him. We see… Read More

Most adult US Christians don’t believe Holy Spirit is real: study

Posted: September 10, 2021

Most adult US Christians don’t believe Holy Spirit is real: study By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter Parishioners of Lakewood Church led by Pastor Joel Osteen pray together during a service… Read More

The ancient Christian creed (4th century)

Posted: September 9, 2021

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only… Read More

United but with Disagreements – Alan Rouse

Posted: September 5, 2021

United but with Disagreements Written by Alan Rouse – repost from christianunityblog.net  / Editors note: While Alan addresses a current point of disagreement, this essay provides biblical guidelines for any disagreement. Thank… Read More

BE STILL MY SOUL: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

Posted: August 26, 2021

by Sam Laing, June 12, 2021 In this article, I am excited to introduce a new series based on my book Be Still My Soul: A Practical Guide to a Deeper Relationship… Read More

What Can We Learn from the Jerusalem Council?

Posted: August 12, 2021

What Can We Learn from the Jerusalem Council? Reprinted from https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/ad-fontes/what-can-we-learn-from-the-jerusalem-council/ Paul Carter, July 27, 2020   The Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 provides a fascinating window into the way… Read More

The Genealogies in Genesis: Part I

Posted: August 3, 2021

By J. Richard Middleton On July 28, 2021 This is the first in a four-part series as biblical scholar J. Richard Middleton answers the often-asked question, How should we interpret biblical genealogies? In this… Read More

The Deconstruction Zone

Posted: August 2, 2021

New post on Stepping into the Jordan The Deconstruction Zone by Rob Kranz My wife recently confided to a friend that “she couldn’t talk to me about the Bible anymore.” I… Read More

Gender Ideology Run Amok – Imprimis

Posted: July 31, 2021

June/July 2021 • Volume 50, Number 6/7 • Abigail Shrier Abigail Shrier Author, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters Abigail Shrier is a journalist and author. She received her A.B. from Columbia College,… Read More

Being Human with Jane Goodall & Francis Collins 🔊

Posted: July 15, 2021

Where can we find hope? Watch this sneak peek of Thursday’s conversation, Being Human with Jane Goodall and Francis Collins This is the textbook definition of being out of one’s league—but, wow, was… Read More

The Root Bound Church

Posted: July 4, 2021

Written by Derrick Jones, July 3, 2021 On the surface, the above title might sound like a good thing, but in my view, it is not. Let me elaborate on… Read More

Barking at the Thunder

Posted: June 26, 2021

Summer solstice, 2021 In our corner of the northern hemisphere, this week’s solstice has brought amazingly long days—with first light at 3:26 am and last light at 11:06 pm. Everyone’s… Read More

Gay & Christian? Interview

Posted: June 23, 2021

Strength in Weakness: An Interview with Dr. Douglas Jacoby on “Gay and Christian?” The following interview appears in Guy Hammond’s new book, Gay and Christian? How Pro-Gay Theology is Crashing… Read More

How to safely navigate the gender minefield

Posted: June 22, 2021

by Greg Koukl Pronouns matter. I realize they seem like inconsequential little things—him, her, he, she. No big deal. But if pronouns really were “inconsequential little things,” then why has… Read More

Good Church Members vs. Growing Disciples

Posted: June 20, 2021

​ Discipleship-first Friends, Today’s guest blogger is John Whittaker. John has spent 30 years as a pastor and Bible college professor, and helped thousands of people follow Jesus by learning… Read More

And Your Little Dog Too!

Posted: June 15, 2021

Stepping into the Jordan And Your Little Dog Too! by Rob Kranz Tone of voice can make all the difference. Is a statement meant to be serious? Humorous? Sarcastic? Without other… Read More

Jesus and John Wayne Interview (Kristin du Mez)

Posted: June 14, 2021

. When Otoma Edje approached me a few months ago and asked if I’d like to join an interview with Kristin du Mez (Calvin University), I declined. My slate was full, and… Read More

WATCH: The Bible was written for us, not to us 📖

Posted: June 11, 2021

BioLogos Insights on Faith & Science The Bible is the foundation of our Christian faith and knowing what it means can sometimes be a challenge. It was written for us, to speak to… Read More

This Pastor Doesn’t Know the Sky Is Falling. Is He Right?

Posted: June 10, 2021

I recently took an afternoon to hang out with a pastor friend of mine. Nice guy. But the impression he left me with as I got on the highway to… Read More

Bridging the Gap in Children’s Books – BioLogos

Posted: June 8, 2021

By Fiona Veitch Smith I first considered writing a children’s book dealing with the intersection of science and faith when my daughter had just turned 10. She went to a state… Read More

Relational Unity – Alan Rouse

Posted: May 29, 2021

Relational Unity Written by Alan Rouse, May 29, 2021 Here is holy ground; here is the gate of heaven. No such prayer was ever heard before or since. It could… Read More

Thou Shalt Not be a Jerk

Posted: May 28, 2021

​ Thou Shalt Not be a Jerk: Eugene Cho LEE CAMP *  PODCAST New on the Tokens Podcast: ​ Eugene Cho is a Korean-born immigrant to the United States and now… Read More

Has the Cross Lost its Shame? by Rob Kranz

Posted: May 22, 2021

Has the Cross Lost its Shame? by Rob Kranz Two weeks ago, I received my MA in Old Testament from Abilene Christian University, which is another step towards my goal. My path,… Read More

How to Read a Progressive like the Bible

Posted: May 17, 2021

Daniel McCoy | Bio *Editor’s Note: For Part 1 (“How to Read the Bible like a Progressive”), click here. In 2014, the late Rachel Held Evans wrote an autobiographical account called Faith Unraveled. It… Read More

Ecosystems of Grace: An Old Vision for the New Church

Posted: May 13, 2021

By P. Kent Smith What will it take for Americans to come to know God for who God really is? In the face of the epidemic distractions presented by American… Read More

“We’re About to Make a Big Mistake” – Renew.org

Posted: May 8, 2021

We’re about to Make a Big Mistake – Reflections on Rebecca McLaughlin’s “The Secular Creed” Daniel McCoy | Bio In describing the big mistake our culture is making, I’m going to point… Read More

“Even the Darkness,” by Malcolm Cox

Posted: May 4, 2021

  “the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” (Psalm 139,12) Darkness can be terrifying. It contains the potential for great danger. A female friend… Read More

“Freedom Fading,” by Greg Koukl

Posted: May 3, 2021

OTHER WORLDVIEWS Freedom Fading Greg Koukl Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn—Russian dissident, 10-year forced-labor Soviet Gulag inmate, Nobel Laureate, Christian—lamented the “fallacious belief” that “here such things are impossible,” that totalitarianism could not… Read More

NeuroLogica Blog

Posted: April 27, 2021

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/lessons-from-dunning-kruger/#more-7303 . Not sure how I found this, and I’m not really a reader of psychology blogs, but I found this to be very interesting. I’m not sending to you… Read More

Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak, and Slow to Become Angry!

Posted: April 24, 2021

Written by John Teal, April 24, 2021 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry…. Read More

How to Read the Bible like a Progressive

Posted: April 24, 2021

How to read the Bible like a progressive—is that really a good idea? No, I’m not suggesting you try this. In fact, I’m going to suggest that you learn how… Read More

It’s in Gazing in the Beauty of the Lord

Posted: April 23, 2021

“The One Thing” by John Porter At the end of your life, if you could pick one thing that you would like to have accomplished, what would that one thing… Read More

How to Live a Life of Daily Peace

Posted: April 6, 2021

REAL LIFE WITH GUY HAMMOND Four Strategies to Living a LIFE of Daily PEACE Strategy #1 Spend time with people who will complete you, not those who will deplete you. Take just 10 mins… Read More

“The One Thing”

Posted: April 5, 2021

At the end of your life, if you could pick one thing that you would like to have accomplished, what would that one thing be? Generally people do not answer… Read More

The Historical Evidence for the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus – Evidence for Easter (Part 3) – Renew

Posted: March 31, 2021

Bobby Harrington | Bio *Editor’s Note: “The Historical Evidence for the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus” was originally released in 2019 and we’re bringing it back to everyone’s attention at an… Read More

Easter

Posted: March 29, 2021

Here you will find a talk plus notes on Easter (7 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and you… Read More

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Posted: March 24, 2021

I. FOUNDING In the wake of the Second Great Awakening, many sects emerged in 19th century America. A combination of religious liberty and a strong spirit of individualism fostered numerous… Read More

Gay and Christian? by Guy Hammond

Posted: March 23, 2021

Treating Every Person with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, While Standing for Biblical Truth Can a Person be Gay and a Christian at the Same Time? One of the greatest problems facing… Read More

Response to Jesus & Politics

Posted: March 18, 2021

The following is a response to my podcast “Jesus & Politics” from a thoughtful brother one generation behind me. I listened to your talk “Jesus in politics,” and I couldn’t agree… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 15, 2021

Famous Christians 2: Patrick Here are a podcast plus notes on St. Patrick’s Day (8 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

BibleBrew with Daniel Berk

Posted: March 8, 2021

BibleBrew https://www.biblebrewpodcast.com/ Available on Spotify (Coming soon to Apple Podcast as well….) Instagram: @biblebrew BibleBrew is a space for respectful dialogue as we journey through 21st century popular topics such… Read More

Truth or Power? by Greg Koukl

Posted: March 1, 2021

Hugh Hewitt begins In, But Not Of—his wonderful handbook for cultivating one’s professional life as a force for Christ—with these words: The effective and mass communication of the gospel depends upon… Read More

Is Humility Just for the Minority?

Posted: March 1, 2021

Written by Clint Mosley, February 27, 2021 As we close out Black History month, I will call our attention to a pair of individuals who embodied an exemplary posture of… Read More