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Douglas Jacoby Interview on Spiritual Living

Posted: May 22, 2013

Interview with Douglas Jacoby about Spiritual living on Relate4ever Publishing as seen http://relate4ever.com/spiritualiving-interview-drdj

10 Things You Should Know about the Fruit of the Spirit | Crossway Articles

Posted: May 15, 2024

by: Megan Hill, Melissa B. Kruger This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. 1. The fruit of the Spirit points us to Jesus. The fruit of the Spirit in Galatians… Read More

Confessions From a Type A Leader

Posted: April 22, 2024

  Click below to share on social media or to forward this email to a friend           “The reason I share my junk with you is… Read More

Pickle Church, by Drew Baker

Posted: April 20, 2024

If your church feels like it’s nearing its expiration date, try pickling it. By that, of course, I mean, try pickleball. When I was in college, a few of my… Read More

C. S. Lewis and the Uses of Apologetics

Posted: April 15, 2024

By Donald T. Williams APR 15 READ IN APP Why do we need apologetics? We live in a world filled with people who think like Trumpkin: “I have no use… Read More

5 Things You Must Remember about the Resurrection

Posted: March 31, 2024

March 31, 2024  by: Paul David Tripp The Vantage Point of the Resurrection It’s not just the most important miracle ever. It’s not just the most astounding event in the life… Read More

Are you running on bad fuel?

Posted: March 12, 2024

Are you running on bad fuel? CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES MAR 10 READ IN APP This one will be short. How was your week? Really? Mine was going great until I… Read More

Atheism and Utopia

Posted: March 8, 2024

Utopia follows secularization as a shadow follows a body[1] There is a trait noticeable about many atheists, besides the obvious one that they don’t believe in God.  This is that… Read More

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

 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Scazzero

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

By Matt Dabbs and Bobby Harrington for the Discipleship.org team What is the gospel? Why aren’t more Christians making disciples? The answers to these two questions are inextricably linked. Our… 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

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… 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

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… 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.