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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

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

Pride Month: What You Need to Know, and How to Respond

Posted: June 15, 2022

  June 2022 Video Highlights:How to Understand and Respond to Pride Month Dig Deep: Jesus Came to Call Sinners, Not to Defend Sin In this 35-minute commentary, Greg responds to an article… Read More

US Southern Baptist churches facing ‘apocalypse’ over sexual abuse scandal

Posted: June 13, 2022

US Southern Baptist churches facing ‘apocalypse’ over sexual abuse scandal | Religion | The Guardian The issue at hand is the release by the SBC of a 205-page document naming… Read More

Gay & Christian?

Posted: June 9, 2022

Can a Person be Gay and a Christian? The Christian’s Response to Gay Affirming Theology Pro-gay advocates and gay affirming churches propagate the notion that an individual can embrace homosexuality… Read More

Q&A 1617—Is divine “election” biblical?

Posted: June 7, 2022

Talking with one of my religious friends, I’ve just heard a new term called “election.” Is this biblical? Actually, election is an old term, since it appears in the Bible… 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

June 2023 Turkey Post-tour

Posted: May 25, 2022

GLOBAL SMYRNA MEETING, 4-10 June, 2023 Optional extension: Jun 09 Fri        Overnight at Aria Claros hotel, Izmir Jun 10 Sat       Visit Miletus, Didyma. Overnight Pamukkale. Jun 11 Sun      Hierapolis, Colossae,… Read More

What Plato Got Right and Wrong

Posted: May 25, 2022

What Plato Got Right and Wrong By Louis Markos May 25, 2022 From the point of view of orthodox Christianity, the essential flaw in the Platonic system is its incessant… Read More

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

U.S. Southern Baptists release scathing report on sexual abuse

Posted: May 23, 2022

Members of the Southern Baptist Convention executive committee vote on a motion during their meeting at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. June 14, 2021. Picture taken June 14,… 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

44 Activities for Kids That Don’t Involve Screens | Crossway Articles

Posted: May 15, 2022

May 07, 2022 by: Betsy Childs Howard Alternatives to Screen Time Most Christian parents would like their children to spend less time in front of a screen. But wanting something is… 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

2024 Biblical Study Tour: Israel

Posted: May 4, 2022

(A) 17-25 Feb: Norwegians & friends (B) 24 Feb-3 Mar: Swedes & friends .. WALKING WHERE JESUS WALKED We hear a good deal of talk about doing what Jesus would… 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

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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

The Insatiable Search for Peace and Rest

Posted: April 25, 2022

The Insatiable Search for Peace and Rest By Kenneth Samples April 25, 2022   According to the Christian world-and-life view, human beings were made for God (Psalm 100:3; Acts 17:26-27),… 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

Debate: The Resurrection of Jesus-Mike Licona/Bart Ehrman

Posted: April 1, 2022

In March, I [Mike] was interviewed 8 times on various topics for YouTube. I also lectured on the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection online for a group in India that connected… 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

Israeli official: Turkey agrees to return ancient Hebrew inscription to Jerusalem

Posted: March 12, 2022

Israeli official: Turkey agrees to return ancient Hebrew inscription to Jerusalem | The Times of Israelhttps://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-official-turkey-agrees-to-return-ancient-hebrew-inscription-to-jerusalem/https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-official-turkey-agrees-to-return-ancient-hebrew-inscription-to-jerusalem/amp/

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 War in Ukraine – Join the Relief Network

Posted: March 4, 2022

Entering my headspace. You have been warned. Subscribe now Join the Ukraine Relief Network The war in Ukraine – Join the Relief Network Who will we be and what will… 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

2023 Biblical Study Tour: Israel

Posted: March 1, 2022

Signed up currently: 47. Capacity: 99. .. WALKING WHERE JESUS WALKED We hear a good deal of talk about doing what Jesus would do (WWJD?), but how about walking where… 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.

Inside the Invasion of Ukraine

Posted: February 25, 2022

Entering my headspace. You have been warned. Inside the Invasion of Ukraine What you should know and what you could do Christian Ray Flores Feb 25 “This is the verdict:… Read More

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

Why is an abuser still working as a priest?

Posted: February 17, 2022

Getty Images The BBC has uncovered how a culture of complicity and denial conceals the true scale of clerical sex abuse in Italy. One shocking case that we delved into… 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

Learning from the (non-biblical) Dead Sea Scrolls

Posted: February 16, 2022

. I. Meeting the Kandos How much do you know about the Dead Sea Scrolls? If you’re like most people, you have heard of these ancient artifacts. Most people leave it… 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.

Registration is up and running

Posted: February 14, 2022

  Registration for AIM UK & Ireland has opened! Registration is now open for the UK and Ireland Athens Institute of Ministry Bible teaching programme. Our first session is on… Read More

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

40—Forty Days with James: Series conclusion (and my takeaways)

Posted: February 9, 2022

For the series conclusion (10 mins), please click the play arrow. 108 power-packed verses! Chapter 1 introduces the 12 themes of chapters 2-5. James is practical. James covers a whole… Read More

39—Forty Days with James: James the Martyr

Posted: February 8, 2022

To hear our penultimate reflection on the life and words of James (9 mins), “James the Martyr,” please click the play arrow. James was martyred in AD 62. Prophet, Peacemaker,… Read More

38—Forty Days with James: James the Peacemaker

Posted: February 7, 2022

To hear “James the Peacemaker” (13 mins), based on Acts 15, just click the play arrow. . Acts 15 Last time: James was a prophet (fiery hot). But he was… Read More

37—Forty Days with James: James the Prophet

Posted: February 6, 2022

To hear “James the Prophet” (12 mins), just click on the play arrow. James is a “pillar of the church” (Gal 2:9), brother of the Lord, and highly respected leader…. 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

36—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (ISV)

Posted: February 5, 2022

To listen to James in the International Standard Version (ISV, translated in 2011), please click the play arrow. The reading is 14 mins in duration. . The final four reflections: James… Read More

35—Forty Days with James: The Truth about Falling Away

Posted: February 4, 2022

To listen to “The Truth about Falling Away” (14 mins), just click on the play arrow. . James 5:19-20 Why does the letter end this way? It is likely people… Read More

Troublesome Translations

Posted: February 3, 2022

Troublesome Translations How ancient translators handled word play in the Bible  Jennifer Drummond  February 02, 2022 Works by the children’s author Dr. Seuss are famous for their use of wordplay,… Read More

34—Forty Days with James: Prayer x 7

Posted: February 3, 2022

Click the play arrow to hear “Prayer x7” (12 mins), the 34th reflection in our series on James. . James 5:13-18 Prayer 7x in this passage “You must pray with… Read More

33—Forty Days with James: “Yes” and “No”

Posted: February 2, 2022

To hear the talk on James 5:12, “Yes and No” (10 mins), click the play arrow. . James 5:12 Not referring to profanity Similar to 3rd commandment – context of… 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

32—Forty Days with James: Hang in There

Posted: February 1, 2022

Click the play arrow to listen to “Hang in There” (8 mins), the next reflection in the James series. . James 5:10-11 Why patient endurance is needed Socioeconomic disparities Oppression… Read More

31—Forty Days with James: The Judge at the Door

Posted: January 31, 2022

To listen to “The Judge at the Door” (13 mins), click the play arrow. . James 5:7-9 More about the Zealots In the Jewish War, they took revenge on the… Read More

30—Forty Days with James: Rich Fools

Posted: January 30, 2022

To listen to the talk, “Rich Fools” (12 mins), click on the play arrow. . James 5:1-6 Last time: In “Wannabe Rich Fools,” James speaks of entrepreneurs who fail to… Read More

29—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (CSB)

Posted: January 29, 2022

We’re 4/5 of the way through the epistle of James. Today, please listen to the entire book (12 mins) in the Christian Standard Bible (formerly called the Holman Christian Standard… 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

28—Forty Days with James: (Wannabe) Rich Fools

Posted: January 28, 2022

To hear “(Wannabe) Rich Fools” (9 mins), click on the arrow below. . James 4:13-17 The brevity of life: we are mists. If it is the Lord’s will – adding… 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

27—Forty Days with James: Only One Judge

Posted: January 27, 2022

Reflection 27, “Only One Judge” (15 mins), is based on James 4:11-12. .”Humble Yourself in the Sight of the Lord” (our previous reflection)—great passage, and great song. True prayer is… 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

26—Forty Days with James: Humble Yourself in the Sight of the Lord

Posted: January 26, 2022

Click on the play arrow to hear “Humble Yourself in the Sight of the Lord” (8 mins), the 26th reflection in the James series. . James 4:9-10   We can’t be merely… Read More

25—Forty Days with James: Submit, Resist, Draw Near, Wash, and Be Purified

Posted: January 25, 2022

The next reflection, “Submit, Resist, Draw Near, Wash, and Be Purified” (13 mins), explores James 4:7-8, with some additional material from a previous message, “Jesus & Politics.” . James 4:7-8… 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

24—Forty Days with James: The Worldly Church

Posted: January 24, 2022

To listen to “The Worldly Church” (15 mins), the 24th reflection in our series, click, on the play arrow. . James 4:4-6 The adultery referred to in James 4:4 refers… Read More

23—Forty Days with James: Waging War

Posted: January 23, 2022

To listen to “Waging War,” our 23rd reflection on James, click on the play arrow. The talk runs 12 mins. . James 4:1-3 Context: link with chapter 3 – peaceful… Read More

22—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (NASB)

Posted: January 22, 2022

Click the arrow to hear the book of James read in the NASB (15 mins) . To appreciate James and the logical flow of the letter, it is vital to… Read More

21—Forty Days with James: Genuine Wisdom

Posted: January 21, 2022

Click to listen to today’s reflection (14 mins). It’s called “Genuine Wisdom.” . James 3:17-19 In 1st-century Palestine, James was a force for unity and peace. “James is burdened with… Read More

20—Forty Days with James: Pseudo-Wisdom

Posted: January 20, 2022

Our 20th reflection on James is “Pseudo-Wisdom.” Click the play arrow to listen to the talk (11 mins). . James 3:13-16 Intro In our next 2 reflections, James considers two… Read More

The Douglas Jacoby Podcast

Posted: January 19, 2022

Podcasts are added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can check them out anywhere you normally listen to podcasts (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcast & Radio Addict (at Google Play Store), Overcast… Read More

19—Forty Days with James: Cursing & Praise

Posted: January 19, 2022

Reflection 19, on James 3:9-12, is titled “Cursing & Praise” (14 mins). . James 3:9-12 So many images in this chapter: (tongue), bit, rudder, spark, taming (animals), poison, spring, fig… Read More

18—Forty Days with James: The Untamable

Posted: January 18, 2022

To hear reflection 18, on James 3:7-8, “The Untamable” (12 mins), click on the play arrow.   Reminders: All of chapter 3 addresses the tongue, and has special relevance for and… Read More

17—Forty Days with James: The Rudder

Posted: January 17, 2022

To hear “The Rudder,” on James 3:3-5 (10 mins), just click on the play arrow.   .Review: “The Tongue of the Teacher: (no. 16) James 3:1 applies to all Christian… Read More

16—Forty Days with James: The Tongue of the Teacher

Posted: January 16, 2022

Click on the play arrow to hear “The Tongue of the Teacher” (15 mins) on James 3:1-2. . James 3:1-2 What is the context of James’s warning? James is the… Read More

15—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (The Message)

Posted: January 15, 2022

To listen to the reading of James 1-5 in the popular paraphrase The Message (15 mins), click on the play arrow. Next: We begin James 3—with important insights on spiritual leadership.

14—Forty Days with James: The Epistle of Straw

Posted: January 14, 2022

To listen to today’s talk (12 mins), Faith without Deeds (3): “The Epistle of Straw” . Luther’s translation of the N.T. (1522) Separated 4 books from the other books of… Read More

13—Forty Days with James: The Magic Wand & the Touch

Posted: January 13, 2022

To hear Faith Without Deeds (part 2), “The Magic Wand & the Touch” (14 mins), simply click on the play arrow below. . Further comments on Jas 2:14-26: Re: deeds… Read More

For anyone interested in AIM UK & Ireland

Posted: January 12, 2022

If you are interested in taking part in the biblical training program AIM UK & IRELAND, please click on this link. Principal teachers: Malcolm Cox, Andy Boakye, Douglas Jacoby (see… 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

12— Forty Days with James: Cold Deeds with Warm Words

Posted: January 12, 2022

To listen to today’s talk (12 mins), click on the play arrow. It’s Faith without Deeds (part 1): “Cold Deeds with Warm Words.”   Notes on James 2:14-26: The word… Read More

11—Forty Days with James: The Royal Law

Posted: January 11, 2022

To listen to reflection 11, “The Royal Law,” on James 2:8-13 (13 mins), just click on the play arrow below. Why is this a “royal” law? It’s the Law of… Read More

10—Forty Days with James: Oppressors & Oppressed

Posted: January 10, 2022

Click on the arrow to hear “Oppressors & Oppressed” (13 mins), for Day 10 of our series. Intro Was Jesus a “carpenter” (Mark 6:3, Matt 13:55)? Tekton = builder. “Carpenter,” esp…. Read More

09—Forty Days with James: The Chair & the Floor

Posted: January 9, 2022

Click on the arrow to hear the 9th reflection in our series, “The Chair & the Floor” (11 mins). Intro Might we have a wrong view of religion – could… Read More

08—Forty Days with James: Through the Book (RPM)

Posted: January 8, 2022

To hear the recording (16 mins), please click on the arrow. Interesting facts about James James appears immediately after Acts in many early NTs. Some scholars think James was the… Read More

Q&A 1616—Santiago de Compostela

Posted: January 7, 2022

Do you think the remains of James the Just are in the church of St. James of Compostela (Santiago de Compostela) in Spain?  Reply from Joseph Harris (Augusta, GA):  No,… Read More

07—Forty Days with James: Pure Religion

Posted: January 7, 2022

To hear “Pure Religion” (12 mins), click on the play arrow.   There are five important themes in the latter part of James 1 (vs.19-27), the first three of which… Read More

06—Forty Days with James: Listening and Looking

Posted: January 6, 2022

To hear the message of Day 6 in the James series, “Listening & Looking” (15 mins), click the play arrow below.   The next two sections in James (today’s offering plus… Read More

05—Forty Days with James: God’s Perfect Gifts

Posted: January 5, 2022

Reflection 5, “God’s Perfect Gifts,” unpacks James 1:16-18. To listen to the talk (13 mins), click on the play arrow below.   Don’t be deceived. Don’t crack and crumble under the… Read More

04—Forty Days with James: Victors, not Victims

Posted: January 4, 2022

For today’s reflection, “Victors, not Victims,” on James 1:13-16a (14 mins), click play below.   The trials of chapter 1 probably refer to persecution. Don’t give up! When we give up,… Read More

03—Forty Days with James: Pride vs. Humility

Posted: January 3, 2022

Listen to the reflection on James 1:9-12, “Pride vs. Humility” (14 mins):   The man James In the NT, James is by far the most significant (half-)brother of Jesus (Matthew 13:55,… Read More

02—Forty Days with James: Pure Joy vs. Double Mind

Posted: January 2, 2022

Listen to the reflection on James 1:1-8, Pure Joy vs. Double Mind (11 mins): 1:1—the 12 Tribes = Christians (see Gal 6:16), probably from a Jewish background. If James is like Ephesians (a… Read More

01—Forty Days with James: through the book (NIV)

Posted: January 1, 2022

The audio recording is a reading of the entire book of James, in the NIV. (14 mins) .  Resonance: Sermon on Mount (man phrases, and at least 6 points of… Read More

Learning from the Lion

Posted: December 31, 2021

Learning from the LionA new podcast Learning from the Lion Tomorrow morning my new pod goes live. A daily devotional series based on the gospel of Mark. Why not start… Read More

00–Forty Days with James: Reflections on a Powerful Epistle  

Posted: December 31, 2021

Begin the New Year grounded in the Word and inspired by the message. Forty Days with James (the brother of Jesus) will take us through this powerful letter by the… 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 will… 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

Archaeological Evidence for the Exodus?

Posted: November 24, 2021

One of the classes I attended at the 2021 Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting was “Archaeology and the Exodus.” For several decades some biblical scholars have denied the historicity of… Read More

How to be a Helpful Teacher: A conference for Bible teachers (London)

Posted: November 23, 2021

eventbrite From Douglas Jacoby: Brothers and sisters, if you’re in the UK and would like to participate in what I believe will be a truly encouraging event, please consider joining… 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

Were the Stories about Jesus Copied from Previous Myths?

Posted: November 17, 2021

Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason exposes the faults in the challenge that the details about Jesus came from taking bits and pieces from ancient mythologies.

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

The Legend of the Social Justice Jesus

Posted: November 1, 2021

Author Greg Koukl Published on 11/01/2021 This wise man fought for justice, championing the cause of the poor and the oppressed. He rejected organized religion, showing tolerance—not judgment—for the outcast… 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

Iconic Christian Teachers

Posted: October 18, 2021

Iconic Christian Teachers Their Expertise, Platforms, and Styles By Steve Staten Books and films hold up eminent teachers for their contributions to public education and academia. These individuals capture the… 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

The men going to military jail for their faith

Posted: October 13, 2021

A member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses church, his beliefs prevent him from bearing weapons and from joining any organisations intended for war. So at age 20, he refused to attend… Read More

The History of the ESV | Crossway Articles

Posted: October 12, 2021

This article is part of the ESV 20th Anniversary series. This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the English Standard Version. In this article, you will hear the… 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

Q&A 1615—Bema

Posted: October 6, 2021

The Bema Podcast has been very helpful in providing the Jewish / Eastern context of the Scriptures, as well as many things I have missed for many years. It has… Read More

Q&A 1614—John 1:19-28

Posted: October 6, 2021

I have a question about John 1:19-28. I noticed that the priests and Levites asked John the Baptist whether he is the Messiah, Elijah or the Prophet, multiple times. Additionally,… Read More

Q&A 1613—Inquiring of the dead

Posted: October 6, 2021

I’m inspired by the teachings of “Christian Spirituality,” found at https://www.glz.org/en/knowledge/introduction. Much is well explained in the many books that I am currently working through (transcriptions of medium transmissions in deep trance). In… Read More

Q&A 1612—Overinterpreting metanoia?

Posted: October 6, 2021

I was reading an article [by Richard Rohr, an American priest focusing on spirituality] and came across the following explanation of metanoia, and it surprised me. “Remember, presence does not happen in the… Read More

Q&A 1611—Is a Christian religious exemption from Coronavirus vaccination justifiable?

Posted: October 6, 2021

Guest Q&A from John Oakes, of evidenceforchristianity.org. Recently, a friend who is a minister in a Christian church was approached by a few members to sign a request for a… 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


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

Reconsidering our Theology

Posted: September 7, 2021

DR. JAMES GORMAN – SLAVERY’S LONG SHADOW Here is a conversation that Nadine Templer and I had with James Gorman on the impact of slavery on our culture and our… Read More

Q&A 1610—Does God actually hate divorce?

Posted: September 7, 2021

Does God actually hate divorce, as we have often heard? The older rendering of Malachi 2:16, “I hate divorce,” is taken to imply that the Lord disapproves of all divorce… 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

The Role of Women in the Church (a study by Oak Hills, 2011)

Posted: August 27, 2021

The following is a study conducted by the Oak Hills Church (San Antonio) on the role of women in the church. It’s a great study, not so much for the… Read More

Q&A 1609—Vaccination and the mark of the Beast

Posted: August 27, 2021

I’ve had reservations regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and believe Satan has been attacking me with doubt, through the scripture about “the mark of the beast.” I keep thinking about how… Read More


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

Q&A 1608—Atheism and the ontology of evil

Posted: August 25, 2021

Thanks for getting back to me. I recently listened to one of your audio CDs. It was the disc about atheism in “From Facts to Faith.” My question concerns your claim about… Read More

Q&A 1607—Memory work

Posted: August 17, 2021

Tell me, Douglas: I want to “up my game” in memorising scripture. Is there any good literature you can refer me to where I can learn effective techniques? There are… Read More

How Should Christians Respond to Same-Sex Marriage | The Christian Chronicle

Posted: August 15, 2021

Video: Panel discusses how Christians should respond to same-sex marriage | The Christian Chronicle In a special live event Monday, The Christian Chronicle’s Editorial Board talked to Sally Gary and… Read More

Q&A 1606—”Physician, heal thyself”

Posted: August 13, 2021

In Luke 4:23 we read “… You will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself’…” Do you know the origin of this proverb? – B.B. I don’t know its origin, though… Read More

Q&A 1605—Prophets dialoguing with the Israelites? (Question from a Muslim)

Posted: August 13, 2021

The Qur’an mentions prophets being sent to other nations, and records dialogues with the nations, but where in the Bible is it recorded that Iddo, Jonah, Joel, Obadiah, Habakkuk, and… 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

Editorial: Same-sex marriage and gender questions

Posted: August 3, 2021

  EDITORIAL   Editorial: Same-sex marriage and gender questions ‘As the culture around us shifts, we remain committed to the spiritual design of marriage.’ Continue reading here.

To affirm or not? That is the question — The Christian Chronicle

Posted: August 3, 2021

    DIALOGUE   To affirm or not? That is the question As same-sex marriage gains increasing societal acceptance, how should Christians respond?