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Economy of Grace: An Early Christian Take on Vulnerable Mission – P. Kent Smith

Posted: May 16, 2021

Economy of Grace: An Early Christian Take on Vulnerable Mission, by P. Kent Smith Contextualizing principles like those identified by Vulnerable Mission may be used to avoid creating unhealthy dependency…. Read More

Ecosystems of Grace: An Old Vision for the New Church

Posted: May 13, 2021

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

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

Posted: May 8, 2021

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

Q&A 1604—How could Sarah, age 65, be “beautiful”?

Posted: May 5, 2021

Following is a question I’ve come across only twice in my life, but it’s a good one, emerging from a Western cultural perspective, and deserves a response. It has to… Read More

“Even the Darkness,” by Malcolm Cox

Posted: May 4, 2021

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

“Freedom Fading,” by Greg Koukl

Posted: May 3, 2021

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

Men and Women in Eschatological Perspective, by Glenn Giles

Posted: May 1, 2021

Men and Women in Eschatological Perspective: A look at Inaugurated Eschatology in the Understanding of Major NT Gender Passages There have been a multitude of articles and books written on… Read More

NeuroLogica Blog

Posted: April 27, 2021

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

SIW Goes Español!

Posted: April 25, 2021

journey together. humbly. respectfully. We’re Excited to Announce our Spanish Website A Message from Guy Hammond, Executive Director of Strength in Weakness Ministries A Message from Rolando Gonzalez, Leader of… Read More

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

Posted: April 24, 2021

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

How to Read the Bible like a Progressive

Posted: April 24, 2021

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

It’s in Gazing in the Beauty of the Lord

Posted: April 23, 2021

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

IP New Books Release

Posted: April 19, 2021

Click 2021 New Releases for the most recent releases from Illumination Publishers.

Helpful Books (extensive bibliography), Version XXVIII

Posted: April 18, 2021

Click below for this extensive, and continually developing, bibliography, for the reading Christian. Helpful Books 14 Apr 2021 (Version XXVIII)

Q&A 1603—Prophecy of resurrection on third day?

Posted: April 7, 2021

In 1 Corinthians 15:4 I read about Christ “that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” What scripture was Paul referring to? —… Read More

Q&A 1602—Eucharist: Representation or Re-presentation?

Posted: April 7, 2021

Does the Roman Catholic church correctly interpret the nature of the eucharist [the Lord’s Supper]? Is Christ’s body sacrificed in this ceremony? My friend told me that’s not what they teach…. Read More

How to Live a Life of Daily Peace

Posted: April 6, 2021

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

“The One Thing”

Posted: April 5, 2021

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

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

Posted: March 31, 2021

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

Easter

Posted: March 29, 2021

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

Who are the Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Posted: March 24, 2021

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

Gay and Christian? by Guy Hammond

Posted: March 23, 2021

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

“COC & ICOC: The Rift and the Repair – Revisited”

Posted: March 18, 2021

Join us for a conversation. Common Grounds Unity presents this conversation with Dr. Nick Zola & Dr. Douglas Jacoby on Saturday, March 20. Details on the flyer. Zoom meeting link… Read More

Response to Jesus & Politics

Posted: March 18, 2021

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

Gray deserves Presidential Medal of Freedom

Posted: March 16, 2021

It’s time to bestow America’s highest civilian honor on the renowned civil rights attorney and preacher. Trindi G. Mitchell Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and John Lewis are three… Read More

Q&A 1602—Living with intensity?

Posted: March 16, 2021

How can we know we’re in Jesus’ kingdom, and live in it with his intensity? In Colossians 1:13 the apostle Paul assures us that God has brought us into the kingdom of… Read More

Q&A 1601—If Jesus is real, why are there so many different churches?

Posted: March 16, 2021

If Jesus is real, why are there so many different churches? Because there are many different Jesuses (2 Cor 11:4)! The only way to know we are following the real… Read More

Q&A 1600—Do the 12 apostles connect to the 12 tribes of Israel? 

Posted: March 16, 2021

Does Jesus’ appointment of 12 apostles connect to the 12 tribes of Israel?  Yes, indeed. The 12 patriarchs (Levi, Judah, Benjamin, Dan…) were the 12 sons of Jacob, whose covenant name… Read More

Q&A 1599—Why did Jesus speak Aramaic and not Hebrew?   

Posted: March 16, 2021

Why did Jesus speak Aramaic and not Hebrew?    Why don’t Italians still speak Latin? Why don’t Britons speak Middle English—or even early Modern English (Shakespeare, KJV)? Because languages are constantly… Read More

Q&A 1598—How long was Jesus’s hair?

Posted: March 16, 2021

Any thought on the hair length of Jesus as he is currently portrayed, in light of historical norms? In far too many films and works of art, Jesus is portrayed… Read More

Q&A 1597—Connecting with atheists, without using scripture

Posted: March 16, 2021

Since most atheists require evidence, what would be the best way to approach them, aside from using scripture? Why not the way Paul approached the Athenians (Acts 17), or the… Read More

St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 15, 2021

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

BibleBrew with Daniel Berk

Posted: March 8, 2021

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

Do you have divine insight?

Posted: March 3, 2021

The following contribution is from J. Tyrone Marcus, author of Unbeatable! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence and co-teacher in the Damian Jean-Baptiste Caribbean School of Ministry. You can follow his… Read More

Truth or Power? by Greg Koukl

Posted: March 1, 2021

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

Is Humility Just for the Minority?

Posted: March 1, 2021

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

Jesus and Politics

Posted: March 1, 2021

What was Jesus’s approach to politics? And what are the implications for us today? Opening thoughts     Politics is the management of power. Dictionary def: “the activities associated with the governance… Read More

5 reasons Christians should get the COVID-19 vaccine

Posted: February 19, 2021

Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director and founder of BioLogos, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccinee. Should you get the COVID vaccine? Many Christians are saying “no” or “not yet.” Here are… Read More

N.T. Character Podcast 67 – James (the brother of Jesus)

Posted: February 16, 2021

James: background There are many Jameses in the Bible. This translates the original name Jacob. This James is the younger brother of Jesus (the 2nd of Mary’s 5 sons). Ya’akov was… Read More

Did Jesus Pray to Himself?

Posted: February 11, 2021

February 2021 If Jesus is God, and Jesus is praying to God, then Jesus must be praying . . . to himself. Well, if that’s what you think, this video… Read More

Q&A 1596—Is Panentheism Christian?

Posted: February 10, 2021

From Wikipedia: “Panentheism (‘all in God’), from the Greek πᾶν, pân, ‘all,’ ἐν, en, ‘in,’ and Θεός, theós, ‘God’) is the belief that the divine pervades and interpenetrates every part… Read More

The Magic Wand and the Touch, by Dave Malutinok

Posted: February 10, 2021

This world has so many problems. We try to solve them through political means and through our freedoms to protest—and even aggressively comment about our leaders. When we think about… Read More

Anne Frank on War

Posted: February 9, 2021

“As you can no doubt imagine, we often say in despair, ‘What’s the point of the war? Why, oh, why can’t people live together peacefully? Why all this destruction?’ “The… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 28, Eutychus (= NT character podcast 66)

Posted: February 9, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 28, Eutychus (15 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introductory The miracle will take… Read More

Q&A 1595—Does the True Bible Have Only 11 Books?

Posted: February 3, 2021

I recently came across something claiming to be “The Very First Bible.” It claims to be an authentic translation. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this—whether we need to know… Read More

Listen to “The Dangers of Critical Theory”

Posted: February 2, 2021

Listen to The Dangers of Critical Theory from Reasonable Faith Podcast on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dangers-of-critical-theory/id252618197?i=1000451243699

CLEAN – podcast 27, Tabitha (= NT character podcast 65)

Posted: February 2, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 27, Tabitha (Dorcas) (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introductory Today’s reanimation is well-known… Read More

The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

Posted: February 1, 2021

Review: ‘Irreversible Damage’ by Abigail Shrier JANUARY 29, 2021  |  SHARON JAMES “Dancing mania” hit the city of Strasbourg in 1518, and some people danced until they died of exhaustion. Numerous children… Read More

Isaiah & the 8th cent. BC Pandemic of Injustice

Posted: January 31, 2021

Would you appreciate some direction and structure for your daily quiet time? How about a timely dive into the most cited prophet in the New Testament—Isaiah? Try to remember that… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 31

Posted: January 31, 2021

The Glory of the Lord We’ve covered a lot of territory—66 chapters of the Word of God (5.5% of the entire Bible), rich in content, metaphor, and power. As we… Read More

Before You Tweet Criticism: Six Considerations | Desiring God

Posted: January 30, 2021

Social media has become an inferno of insults and anger. And sometimes even professing Christians add to the rage without thinking about the foolishness of spewing verbal abuses. We need… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 30

Posted: January 30, 2021

No Eye Has Seen, No Ear Has Heard… The people’s prayer, which began in chapter 63, continues… 64:7—The Jews request Yahweh to come in judgment / vindication. Touching the mountaintops alludes… Read More

What the Bible Says About QAnon – Christianity Today

Posted: January 29, 2021

Plandemic? QAnon? Bill Gates creating COVID-19? As the novel coronavirus has traveled around the world, so too have conspiracy theories about the origins of the disease and the winners and… Read More

Polyamory and the Overton Window, by Denny Burk

Posted: January 29, 2021

If you had asked me ten years ago whether evangelicals would ever give up ground on the issue of homosexuality, I would have said “no way!” Sure, the evangelical movement… Read More

CLEAN – Podcast 25, Jairus & Daughter (= NT character podcast 64)

Posted: January 29, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 25, Jairus & Daughter (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Review: There are three… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 29

Posted: January 29, 2021

Trampling Out the Grapes of Wrath Chapters 62-66 pick up a number of themes from the first few chapters of Isaiah. Try to listen out for them—see how many you can… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 28

Posted: January 28, 2021

Zion’s Day Dawns* In the previous reflection we saw that caring for the poor isn’t just an add-on to our Christian discipleship. (“… If you pour yourself out for the hungry… Read More

Jesus-style Disciple Making and True Discipleship

Posted: January 27, 2021

​ ​ ​​ ​ Dear Discipleship-first Friends, This post is part of series by Discipleship.org leadership, which gives reasons why we believe that Jesus-style disciple making is the best path forward for… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 27

Posted: January 27, 2021

True Fasting, Wickedness, Justice & Judgment In Isaiah 56-57, there is a strong contrast between the unity of the Lord’s people (56:1-8) and division in the present community (56:9-57:21). Similarly,… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 26

Posted: January 26, 2021

A House of Prayer for All Nations 56:1-8—Justice and righteousness intimately connected. “Son of man” (v.2) is a Hebraic expression meaning mortal. No one is excluded, e.g. foreigners and eunuchs…. Read More

Tutku Tours Zoom Webinar – January 30, 2021

Posted: January 25, 2021

Join in for this webinar sponsored by Tutku Tours on January 30, 2021, 9-11am, EST. Click here for the pdf with the speakers & topics. TUTKU EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL Israel, Jordan,… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 25

Posted: January 25, 2021

Christ, New Jerusalem, Fresh Start We now come to the 4th Servant Song. But who exactly is the servant this time? It can’t be Israel. He appears to be a… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 24

Posted: January 24, 2021

Awake and Depart! We now enter a new section of Isaiah (chapters 49-55), where there is no Babylon or even mention of Cyrus. The servant figure becomes more prominent – three… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 23

Posted: January 23, 2021

Potter, Predator, Peace Context:  Cyrus has claimed to be divinely appointed by Yahweh to free the Jewish exiles, resettle Judah, rebuild the Jerusalem temple, and reign over his people. 45:9—The… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 22

Posted: January 22, 2021

The Servant of the Lord & a Pagan Messiah  42:1-8—Behold (= lo, in Middle English)—Look at this! This behold is part of a much longer series, and contrasts with my… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 21

Posted: January 21, 2021

Proclaiming the Good News Isaiah 40 leads off with the return from Babylonian captivity, as the Persians now rule. But why should an 8th-century narrative appear right before a 6th-century… Read More

Oh Yeah, We’re Going There! by Guy Hammond

Posted: January 20, 2021

Treating Every Person with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, While Standing for Biblical Truth Catch Up on our latest Podcast Episodes Candid & Engaging Conversation on Topics You Won’t Hear Anywhere Else! Oh Yeah,… Read More

Compassion Fatigue and Ministry Burnout – Mike Shapiro

Posted: January 20, 2021

ABOUT: Compassion fatigue is a term first coined in the 1950s to refer to the stress and mental exhaustion experienced by persons in the “helping professions” as a result of… Read More

Q&A 1594—Spare the rod?

Posted: January 20, 2021

Is the “rod” in Proverbs 13:24 actually an implement for disciplining a child? Does the Bible require corporal punishment for disobedient children? This is a fair question, and an increasingly… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 20

Posted: January 20, 2021

Intimidation, Deliverance, Healing, Babylon Our next study covers territory also found in 2 Kings 18:13-20:21 and 2 Chronicles 32:1-33. Many names are familiar from previous chapters, like Hezekiah, Sennacherib, Shebna,… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 24, Widow of Nain & Son (= NT character podcast 63)

Posted: January 19, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 24, The Widow of Nain & Son (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 19

Posted: January 19, 2021

Although our Bible’s chapter numbers are more modern, the most famous Dead Sea Scroll, the great Isaiah scroll (over 7m long, or 24′), has a small break between our chapter 33… Read More

Revisiting the Term “Missionary” – Nadine Templer

Posted: January 18, 2021

Revisiting the Term “Missionary” Written by Nadine Templer, January 16, 2021 Many of us (myself included) have been known as “missionaries.” I currently live in Nepal, and I spent most… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 18

Posted: January 18, 2021

The Noble One Makes Noble Plans In Isaiah 30:11 we heard the words of God’s wayward people: “Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things,… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 17

Posted: January 17, 2021

Stupor, Stone, Tongues, Hypocrites, & Easy Religion We have recently discussed many important themes, especially in the last reflection. One critical example is justice (“For you have been a stronghold to… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 16

Posted: January 16, 2021

The victory of Yahweh over foreign nations and invaders is depicted cosmically in chapter 24. Now the magnificent vision broadens, becoming even richer and deeper. 25:1-8—This is the language of… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 15

Posted: January 15, 2021

Tyre & the Cosmos In the last reflection we saw Isaiah in anguish—over Babylon and over Judah. He reminds us of the apostle Paul, and especially of Jesus—men who truly cared… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 14

Posted: January 14, 2021

Isaiah in Anguish 21:1-5—Dramatic language refers to the fall of Babylon, as Elam, Media, and Persia unite in the attack. The Negeb (Negev) is the southern desert of Israel. In… Read More

Des Faits a La Foi (French version of From Facts to Faith—teen evidences curriculum)

Posted: January 13, 2021

Une série sur l’apologétique des adolescents ©2018, Douglas Jacoby et Page Pennell. Traduction par Anne Du Sault et Franck Gnonteme. Existe-t-il un Dieu créateur et durable ou est-ce que la… Read More

BBC News: Why our pursuit of happiness may be flawed

Posted: January 13, 2021

I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it: Why our pursuit of happiness may be flawed It is an emotion linked to improved health… Read More

Q&A 1593—Put a knife to your throat (gluttony)?

Posted: January 13, 2021

Gluttony is a real struggle for me sometimes. Proverbs 23:2 says to put a knife to your throat if you’re given to gluttony. What is meant by “put a knife… Read More

Q&A 1592—Is “iniquity” generational?

Posted: January 13, 2021

I came across a book outlining the difference between sin and iniquity. The author defines iniquity as generational soul sin. I’m finding the book interesting and enlightening, but perplexing too…. Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 13

Posted: January 13, 2021

African Drama: The Naked & Barefoot Prophet 17:1-3—Damascus is the principal fortified town in Syria. Background: the Syro-Ephraimite crisis of 735-732 BC—hence the prophecy against Syria and Israel. The setting is Jerusalem—who… Read More

Kit Cummings Book Launch!

Posted: January 12, 2021

a beacon of hope for bringing peace to the streets Watch Kit here talk about his new book: https://vimeo.com/499400056 Hear how we can shatter the pipeline from schools to prisons… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 18, The Slave Girl of Acts 16:16 (= NT character podcast 62)

Posted: January 12, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 18, The Slave Girl of Acts 16:16 (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 12

Posted: January 12, 2021

Moab is Undone, God Weeps Reviewing the last talk (“Babylon & Judgment Day”): The judgment on ancient Babylon, like all divine judgments, resembles the ultimate event—Judgment Day. There are connections,… Read More

More Than Leaves: “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance”

Posted: January 11, 2021

More Than Leaves: “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance” Written by Dr. Tim Willis, January 9, 2021 Isaiah 5 opens with a song that captures the Lord’s disappointment with Israel…. Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 11

Posted: January 11, 2021

Babylon & Judgment Day In our reflection “Rod, Axe, Fire, Shoot, Signal, Sing,” we saw that Assyria was to be judged. “Punishment for the Punisher” is a good title for… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 10

Posted: January 10, 2021

Rod, Axe, Fire, Shoot, Signal, Sing Background: Doom for Judah & Jerusalem, then for Israel. (Why both kingdoms? Because Isaiah preached in the final years leading up to the destruction… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 9

Posted: January 9, 2021

Unto Us a Child is Born “This is one of the best known messianic prophecies in the Old Testament and, in its present context, it stands as the impressive climax… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 8

Posted: January 8, 2021

Faith or Fear? Usual human fears include fear of heights, drowning, germs, public speaking, and death. But in Isaiah the common fear (which we see in chapters 7-8) is political fear—fear… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 7

Posted: January 7, 2021

“Here Am I, Send Me!” Chapters 1-5 = Introduction. The next section, 6-12, begins with the cleansing of a single sinner, and end with the song of a redeemed community. Isaiah… Read More

How Churches of Christ responded when the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ killed millions

Posted: January 6, 2021

Many congregations canceled services, and some Christians focused on feeding and nursing the poor. John Mark Hicks  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville saw its first case of the “Spanish flu” in late… Read More

Faith and COVID-19: The Christian Chronicle

Posted: January 6, 2021

The Christian Chronicle’s top stories on the coronavirus pandemic. Bobby Ross Jr. Editor-in-Chief Look to The Christian Chronicle for in-depth coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. From Christians battling the virus to churches… Read More

Resources to help you plan the year God is giving you

Posted: January 6, 2021

Click here for the podcast version “Happy New Year!” I hope you had a cracking Christmas, but also a wonderful New Year. It’s two days into 2021, the sun is… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 6

Posted: January 6, 2021

Vineyard, Woe, Invasion Chapter 5 falls into three sections: a parable, woes, and an announcement of coming judgment. PARABLE Vs. 1-7—Here we find a short “love song.” God loves his… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 17, The Crazy Man in the Synagogue (= NT character podcast 61)

Posted: January 5, 2021

To listen to CLEAN podcast 17, The Synagogue Demoniac (11 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Scriptural study: Mark 1:21-28 Jesus… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 5

Posted: January 5, 2021

Purified by Fire Looking back on the previous units in the series, we have seen how society destabilizes and eventually collapses in the absence of righteous leadership, and when God’s… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 4

Posted: January 4, 2021

The Crisis of Leadership & the Collapse of Society vs. 1-2—Removal of food and water (siege conditions, leading to the full of the north, with its capital city Samaria, in… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 3

Posted: January 3, 2021

The Mountain of the Lord & the Holes of the Ground On v.1—Let’s keep focused: every verse in the Bible has a context – it is written by someone for someone… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 2

Posted: January 2, 2021

Two Cities, Unquenchable Fire, Glorious Future Review (from reflection 1): Sin is serious. In particular, idolatry and social injustice two sides of a coin. God punishes his OT people through foreign invaders. But there… Read More

Isaiah: Judgment & Justice—Reflection 1

Posted: January 1, 2021

Come Now, Let Us Reason Together Images of the Messiah: Glorious King (chapters 1-37), Suffering Servant (38-55), and Coming Conqueror (56-66). Contrast with Israel’s inglorious, self-centered, and (ineffectual) monarchs. v.1—vision (see Num 12:6-8). Judah and… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 16, Father & Son (= NT character podcast 60)

Posted: December 29, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 16, Father & Son (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Yesterday: mother/daughter;… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 15, Mother & Daughter (= NT character podcast 59)

Posted: December 22, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 15, Mother & Daughter (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Some of those… Read More

Let There be Peace on Earth!, by John Teal

Posted: December 19, 2020

Let There be Peace on Earth! And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven,… Read More

A Narrow Escape, by Malcolm Cox

Posted: December 18, 2020

  “A narrow escape” It was Wednesday morning. I was part-way through my prayer walk in the woods. I heard a noise above me in the canopy. A small branch fell… Read More

Now Offering: AIM Europe

Posted: December 18, 2020

Discover all the courses being offered on the new AIM Europe page: https://aimeurope.athensinstitute.org

CLEAN – podcast 14, the Gerasene Demoniac (= NT character podcast 58)

Posted: December 15, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 14, The Gerasene Demoniac (14 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Scriptural study: Mark 5:1-18… Read More

How to turn a blue Christmas red!

Posted: December 9, 2020

Are you celebrating a Blue Christmas? Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy. – Proverbs 14:10 The holiday season is typically a time… Read More

Living Between the Two Advents

Posted: December 9, 2020

Advent is a season in the traditional Christian calendar gradually developing in the centuries after the time of Christ’s apostles. If your background is in Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, etc. you… Read More

A (more accurate) Medical Account of the Crucifixion

Posted: December 9, 2020

A Medical Account of the Crucifixion Simplified & Amended [1] Hanging, electrocution, knee-capping, gas chamber: these punishments are feared. They all happen today, and we shudder as we think of… Read More

Glory Divine and Glory Departed

Posted: December 9, 2020

Glory Divine and Glory Departed What motivates me as a Christian? Am I seeking the glory of God, or personal honor? But before we can answer that question, a clarification is in… Read More

CLEAN – podcast 13, Mary Magdalene (= NT character study 57)

Posted: December 8, 2020

To listen to CLEAN podcast 13, Mary Magdalene (13 minutes), click on arrow. To download and listen later, right click here and choose ‘save target as’ or ‘save link as’. Introduction Demons are never explicitly… Read More

A Unity Essay by Douglas A. Foster

Posted: December 6, 2020

Point Park, part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, sits atop Lookout Mountain overlooking Chattanooga, TN. In the years after its 1895 dedication, numerous markers and monuments were erected to… Read More

OT54 – The Ethiopian Eunuchs (= NT character podcast 56)

Posted: December 1, 2020

To hear the podcast on The Ethiopian Eunuchs (25 minutes), click the play arrow. You can download it from here. This podcast is O.T. character podcast 54 and N.T. character… Read More

Critical Race Theory, by John Piper

Posted: November 28, 2020

Interview with John Piper, Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org Critical race theory is a divisive topic among many Christians today. In a special episode, Pastor John explains why we should be… Read More

NT Character Podcast 55—Joseph (husband of Mary)

Posted: November 25, 2020

Introduction There are 13 Josephs in the Bible. This Joseph is mentioned 13x in the NT: Matt 1:16, 18-19, 24; 2:13, 19; Luke 1:27; 2:4, 16; 3:23; 4:22; John 1:45;… Read More

The Joy of Giving: Roadblocks

Posted: November 23, 2020

Sermon given by Douglas Jacoby on November 18, 2020 in the North River church, Atlanta, in their ‘Joy of Giving’ series. His message is on ‘Roadblocks’. Click here to watch.

My Child Just Came Out, What Do I Do?

Posted: November 21, 2020

New Perspectives From Strength in Weakness Ministries Volume 24 | November 13, 2020 A SIW Member’s Bi-Weekly Update Video Series for Parents Watch Part 4 of this AMAZING  Video Series… Read More

Who Will Have Your Attention? Clinging to Christ in the Digital Age | Desiring God

Posted: November 21, 2020

Who Will Have Your Attention? Clinging to Christ in the Digital Age Scripture: Proverbs 27:20, Mark 9:7, Colossians 3:1–3, and Hebrews 2:1 As you know, our world offers us a feast of new multimedia… Read More

“From Me to We” – Nadine Templer

Posted: November 21, 2020

“From Me to We” – Nadine Templer A couple of months ago our family moved from the suburbs of Washington DC to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal – places with… Read More

iFaith Bible Project (2018-2022)

Posted: November 19, 2020

iFaith Bible Project Mar 2021 The iFaith project takes us through the entire Bible. From each book of the Bible are produced 1 or 2 video sermons. All talks are… Read More

Here’s why believers NEED false teaching

Posted: November 18, 2020

Christians have been caught off guard. The current revolution sweeping society today was largely unexpected by most believers. That’s understandable in one sense. Who knows what new philosophy will capture… Read More

NT Character Podcast 54—Salome

Posted: November 18, 2020

The name Salome There are two Salomes in the NT— no surprise, given the popularity of the name in the 1st C. Salome comes from shalôm, peace. Top 10 first century… Read More

One Way to Tell the New Testament Is True

Posted: November 13, 2020

Tim Barnett shows how some details in the Gospel of Luke—that we may be inclined to skip over—actually help point to the truthfulness of the New Testament.

Solitude Shapes Community and Mission, Brandon Bradley

Posted: November 11, 2020

Can We Begin With Solitude? I am honored that John Teal, one of my former students at CCCB, asked me to contribute to the Common Grounds discussion. He asked me… Read More

NT Character Podcast 53—The Four Evangelists (gospel writers)

Posted: November 11, 2020

John Mark Identity Mark may not be John Mark. John was a common name in the Jewish world, and Mark a common name in the Roman world. And having a… Read More

Age of Opportunity Series – Moral Boundaries – Dr. Douglas Jacoby

Posted: November 10, 2020

This double presentation was given to the Winnipeg Church of Christ Campus & Teens on November 7, 2020. Moral Boundaries Presentation: Click HERE OT Class Presentation: Click HERE

Unity & Relationships in the Church

Posted: November 9, 2020

Watch this workshop, “Unity & Relationships in the Church” sponsored by Women of Worth in Bangalore, India. The file begins with an interview, the lesson following at about 11 minutes… Read More

Alister McGrath | Doorway to Wonder

Posted: November 5, 2020

BioLogos Alister McGrath | Doorway to Wonder Alister McGrath joins Jim Stump to talk about his book Born to Wonder. 10/29/20 Read More >

Parents, we must not fail here. – Sam Laing

Posted: November 5, 2020

  You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 One of the most vital things we can do for our children is to teach… Read More

Tips for Living a Life of Daily Peace, by Guy Hammond

Posted: November 5, 2020

Treating Every Person with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, While Standing for Biblical Truth Live a Life  of Daily PEACE John 14:27  

Standing at the Crossroads

Posted: October 31, 2020

Standing at the Crossroads One Sunday in the 1980s, serving as a campus minister, I found myself standing at the crossroads in front of our church building. I was debating… Read More

Teleios: A Journal of Holistic Christian Spirituality

Posted: October 29, 2020

Teleios is the journal of the Teleios Society. The Teleios Society exists to promote holistic Christian spirituality in the lives of disciples of Jesus. The editors believe the Christian community… Read More

Explore biology from a Christian worldview

Posted: October 29, 2020

BioLogos After years of listening, dreaming, planning, creating, and refining, we are thrilled to announce the launch of a new science/faith curriculum from BioLogos! INTEGRATE is a flexible teacher’s resource for… Read More

NT Character Podcast 52—Priscilla & Aquila

Posted: October 28, 2020

Introductions Aquila Aquila means “eagle.” There are 7 well-known Aquilas in ancient times, including our Aquila. He is always mentioned with his wife. Priscilla Her name means “venerable.” There are 2… Read More

The Unity of the Spirit and “Lines of Fellowship”

Posted: October 26, 2020

  Unity of the Spirit and “Lines of Fellowship” – Matt Dabbs Paul was much more ecumenical than I was growing up. The more I read Paul the more divisive… Read More

NT Character Podcast 51—Philemon & Onesimus

Posted: October 21, 2020

Background This study is not primarily about Paul. (For that, please watch the iFaith video sermon on Philemon, or listen to the Philemon unit in The Prison Epistles, or read… Read More

Divorce & Remarriage series (5 lessons)

Posted: October 15, 2020

What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? All together, the 5 talks total a little less than 2 hours. Intro / Permanence of Marriage Old Testament on Divorce Jesus… Read More

Divorce & Remarriage V—Paul, Church Fathers, Conclusion

Posted: October 14, 2020

The apostle Paul 1 Cor 7:10-12, 15 “Not I, but the Lord” and “I, not the Lord.” Paul reveals the Lord’s will on an issue common in the Greco-Roman world:… Read More

NT Character Podcast 50—Agabus & Rhoda

Posted: October 14, 2020

Agabus (Acts 11:27-29) A Jerusalem prophet, like Judas and Silas (Acts 15) Hagabos means “locust”—which is interesting, given the connection of locusts with famines. The famine prediction was made 43/44… Read More

Resources to handle isolation – with faith, Malcolm Cox

Posted: October 12, 2020

  Click here for the podcast version Inspiration in isolation I have been thinking a lot this week about the difference our faith can make to a sense of isolation… Read More

Q&A 1591—Is discipleship optional?

Posted: October 9, 2020

I am going to have a difficult conversation with a visitor in our church who has been a “friend of the family” for years. She is convinced that the call… Read More

The Scourge of Suicide – Part 3, by Tim Sumerlin

Posted: October 8, 2020

The Scourge of Suicide – Part Three Resources His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by… Read More

Q&A 1590—Smoking mushrooms, the spiritual world, and marijuana

Posted: October 8, 2020

Douglas and John, would you please address the issue of Christians smoking mushrooms, especially for healing, from an eastern medical perspective? What about the spirit world? I know some believers who… Read More

NT Character Podcast 49—Lydia

Posted: October 7, 2020

Background Lydia is from Asia (Thyatira), but resident in Europe (Philippi). She is the first convert from Europe in the book of Acts. Philippi is a Roman colony—there’s no synagogue…. Read More

Divorce & Remarriage IV, the Teaching of Jesus, Pt. 2

Posted: October 7, 2020

Introduction As we have learned, in Matt 19 / Mark 10 Jesus is weighing in on the Shammai-Hillel debate. He rejects the any-cause divorce of Hillel. Familiarity with this debate… Read More

Inter-Generational Unity – Nadine Templer

Posted: October 3, 2020

   Inter-Generational Unity – Nadine Templer As we strive for unity, one aspect that is often overlooked is the unity between generations, between young and “older” folks, the old guard… Read More

The Scourge of Suicide, Part 2, by Tim Sumerlin

Posted: October 3, 2020

The Scourge of Suicide – Part Two ACT! The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. ~ Galatians 5:6 Suicides have nearly doubled in the United States… Read More

Following Christ in a Pandemic: A Conversation Led by Philip Yancey

Posted: October 2, 2020

  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, “science” has become a battleground. There’s an increase in polarization and misinformation around COVID-19, even in Christian circles, and it is costing… Read More

Excellent Biblical Studies Page, from Arturo Elizararrás (Spanish)

Posted: September 30, 2020

Enjoy the great resources found in this link, including a sampling of the articles below: https://www.fpesdras.org/acerca-de-fpe/pagina-de-arturo-elizarraras/

Further Race Matters / BLM resources

Posted: September 30, 2020

My initial post (my George Floyd page) includes a list of helpful resources. (Not all persons agree with each other, or necessarily even with me—the various books, articles, videos, podcasts,… Read More

NT Character Podcast 48—Silas

Posted: September 30, 2020

Introduction Silas is mainly referred to in Acts 15-18. “Silas” first appears in Acts 15:22. He is referred to by his full name, Silvanus, in 2 Cor 1:19; 1 Thess 1:1; 2… Read More

Divorce & Remarriage III: The Teaching of Jesus, Part 1

Posted: September 30, 2020

Mark 10:2-3, 10-12 Jesus is quizzed. Where does he stand on the divorce issue? Mark indicates absolutely no exceptions! Don’t read through filter of other passages (like 1 Cor or… Read More

Ditch the Shame: You Aren’t Alone!

Posted: September 24, 2020

It’s easy to feel alone in your struggles with porn. We’re here to tell you that you aren’t the only one.  Issue 123 • September 2020 Redeeming the Pain: Marnie’s… Read More

Reflections on Race (George Floyd aftermath)

Posted: September 24, 2020

Included in this post: My own reflections on race, as a white American (first appearing in the newsletter, 10 June 2020). Sources for reflection—if you’d like to invest in relevant… Read More

The Scourge of Suicide, Part 1, by Tim Sumerlin

Posted: September 23, 2020

Dr. Timothy Sumerlin – Denver, CO, USA • Sep 23, 2020 Suicides have nearly doubled in the United States among young people in recent years. Other age groups are not immune to… Read More

NT Character Podcast 47—Titus

Posted: September 23, 2020

Introduction Titus was a major figure in Paul’s life, although not mentioned in Acts (which is selective). We come across him 13x in NT, 8 times in 2 Cor—also Gal,… Read More

Divorce & Remarriage II: The Old Testament

Posted: September 23, 2020

Podcast notes: Exod 21:10-11: If a married man takes a second (slave) wife, then the food, clothing, and sexual love—material support plus emotional support—received by the first wife must not… Read More

200+ articles (interesting topics)

Posted: September 23, 2020

The following two hundred plus articles are searchable nowhere else at this website, as they are found only in newsletter pdf files. USE SEARCH OR SCROLL DOWN TO THE ITEM… Read More

Why Do Politics Too Often Divide Christians?

Posted: September 22, 2020

Disciples Today • Sep 21, 2020 It is not new. People who share many spiritual convictions can come to such verbal blows and attitudes over politics that they divide relationships…. Read More

Master Class: Can We Trust the Gospels?

Posted: September 20, 2020

News from Tyndale House  Tyndale House is an international evangelical research community focused on Bible languages, Bible manuscripts and the ancient world. We support scholars and resource the Church to understand and trust the Bible more. Master… Read More

RMSMT Faculty

Posted: September 17, 2020

Rocky Mountain School of Theology and Ministry off to a great start this autumn, and our staff are looking forward to even greater things next semester. First off, in early… Read More

Is It Wrong to Think You’re Right?

Posted: September 16, 2020

September 2020 Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason responds to a common challenge from relativists that Christians face when trying to share their views. For more information, visit str.org.

100 Daily Devotionals on Psalms – Rolan Monje

Posted: September 16, 2020

Play. Pause. Pray. Rolan invites us to play, pause, and pray for 100 days (September 16-December 24), as we look into our deepest feelings throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Play a… Read More

Sermon: Living & Dying Like Stephen

Posted: September 16, 2020

For the sermon (and missions sharing) from last week’s Zoom session with Toledo, Ohio, please click on arrow below.

Divorce & Remarriage I: The Permanence of Marriage

Posted: September 16, 2020

Background information Harsh treatment of women, children, and the vulnerable in OT times: infanticide, abortion, disrespect of women. Divorce was easy and favored the man. Worse, abandoned women could be… Read More

NT Character Podcast 46—Timothy

Posted: September 16, 2020

Introduction Most biblical figures give us few insights into the heart or the personality. Timothy is one of the persons about whom we know much more, mentioned some 30x in the… Read More

Messianic Judaism 1—Why Focus on this movement?

Posted: September 14, 2020

Talks in this series. Each talk comes with brief notes and key scriptures. 1 — Why focus on this movement? (Please listen to this if you’re unfamiliar with Messianic Judaism.)… Read More

Sharing Solitude in Community – Brandon Bradley

Posted: September 12, 2020

Sharing Solitude in Community – Brandon Bradley In my last article, we explored Henri Nouwen’s idea of a wagon wheel as a simple model of the balance of solitude and… Read More

The Future of Christian Spirituality: In Our Lives, In Our Churches, and In the Academy

Posted: September 11, 2020

Rolheiser Virtual Conference Flyer – The Future of Christian Spirituality: In Our Lives, In Our Churches, and In the Academy – Nov 12-14, 2020 See this flyer for all the… Read More

The Biggest “But,” by Rob Kranz

Posted: September 6, 2020

The Biggest “But” by Rob Kranz In my last post, we looked at one of the two big “Buts” in the New Testament regarding women’s roles. 1 Corinthians 14 can seem problematic… Read More

NEW Videos for Marrieds & Parents Plus Our Latest PODCAST Episodes

Posted: September 4, 2020

A Strength in Weakness Member’s BI-Weekly Update New Perspectives From Strength in Weakness Ministries Volume 19 | September 4, 2020 A SIW Member’s Bi-Weekly Update Real Life Up Close Let’s… Read More

Topics You’ve NEVER Heard on a Podcast Before!

Posted: September 4, 2020

Treating Every Person with Dignity, Kindness and Respect, While Standing for Biblical Truth Discussing Issues You’ve NEVER Heard on a Podcast Before! Oh Yeah, We’re Going There! Click on a TOPIC to… Read More

Peace Behind the Wire

Posted: September 3, 2020

Nonviolent resolution Share my experience in bringing rival gangs to the table and practicing nonviolence together in some of the toughest prisons in the country. Buy the book

Don’t throw them away

Posted: September 3, 2020

  Don’t Throw Them Away Imagine a world where nonviolent offenses result in counseling and education rather than incarceration. Instead of learning how to be better criminals, young offenders learn… Read More

Street Tactics – Part 4

Posted: September 2, 2020

AUTHOR Greg Koukl PUBLISHED ON 09/01/2020 TACTICS AND TOOLS Street Tactics are specific conversation maneuvers you can use to navigate graciously, safely, and effectively in what otherwise would be difficult… Read More

Measuring Life With Coffee Spoons – The Gospel Coalition

Posted: September 1, 2020

Measuring Life With Coffee Spoons BY R.V.G. TASKER The poverty of evangelicalism is the poverty of ambition. If T.S. Eliot captured the mediocrity of modern life in the striking line… Read More

OT65—OT Characters at Cross Purposes

Posted: September 1, 2020

Pharaoh’s daughter / Pharaoh (daughter / father, and princess / king) 14th BC Exodus 1:15-17, 22; 2:1-10 The hero is a pagan, a worshipper of the Egyptian gods—the daughter of… Read More

Patrons, Prophets, and Preachers, by Rob Kranz

Posted: August 31, 2020

Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Stepping into the Jordan Patrons, Prophets, and Preachers by Rob Kranz One of the advantages of teaching is that I always… Read More

A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times

Posted: August 28, 2020

– THE STATEMENT – A Christian Statement on Science for Pandemic Times SPANISH TRANSLATION | FRENCH TRANSLATION   We, the undersigned, join together as Christians who uphold the authority of God’s Word… Read More

De Hechos a la Fe (From Facts to Faith)

Posted: August 27, 2020

This teen evidences curriculum was produced by Douglas Jacoby and Page Pennell. Click here for both Spanish & English versions in PDF, as well as an English version in Word.

NT Character Podcast 45—Phoebe

Posted: August 26, 2020

Major text: Rom 16:1-2 Supporting texts: Acts 15:22-23; 30-32; Rom 12:3-8; 1 Tim 3:4; 1 Thess 5:12 Rom 16:1 Now I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a… Read More

We Mourn the Passing of Tom Olbricht

Posted: August 21, 2020

We Mourn the Passing of Tom Olbricht Tom Olbricht, the extraordinarily gifted founder of the Christian Scholars’ Conference, who shaped generations of scholars, ministers and church leaders for more than… Read More

NT Character Podcast 44—Anna

Posted: August 19, 2020

Scripture: Luke 2:36-38 . Bio: Hannah (Hebrew) = Anna (Greek & Latin). In some ways she reminds us of her OT namesake (faith, presence at the house of God, deep… Read More

After the pandemic, will people return to church?

Posted: August 18, 2020

After the pandemic, will people return to church?   Some ministers fear the attendance decline will outlive the COVID-19 outbreak. Bobby Ross Jr. Editor-in-Chief Anote on the Facebook page of… Read More

Patriarchy: God’s Plan?

Posted: August 18, 2020

Patriarchy: God’s Plan? by Rob Kranz In a recent post, I explored the events of Genesis 2 and 3. As I explained in that post, a careful examination of the text’s language… Read More

Interview with Douglas Foster: Alexander Campbell Biography

Posted: August 17, 2020

Our DNA: An Interview With Douglas A. Foster I grew in Michigan, in a county with roughly 500 lakes. I spent a good portion of my childhood, barefoot with friends,… Read More

The God of the Old Testament: Loving Deity or Cosmic Bully?

Posted: August 13, 2020

The presentations directly address one of the most common objections against the Bible. Taught online to Dallas / Fort Worth area campus ministries in April 2020. Part One (begins about 11… Read More

Free Webinar for Parents from Covenant Eyes

Posted: August 7, 2020

Statistics show us that kids are being exposed to pornography early, and this is having detrimental effects. This webinar will feature experts from Covenant Eyes who will share valuable statistics, research, and… Read More

Jesus’ revolutionary teaching on marriage

Posted: August 5, 2020

Many biblical scholars have noted that Jesus’ teaching radically challenged Jewish marriage and divorce customs. This article details several ways in which the status quo is overturned. For reference, here… Read More

August 29 Online Forum – Disciple Making in a COVID-19 World

Posted: August 4, 2020

Register for a full-day seminar 9am-3pm CT, Saturday, August 29th Only $9.99 for a limited time. For schedule and more details, click here. Register today!! https://renew.org/disciple-making-in-a-covid-world/

“Competing Worldviews: Critical Theory/White Fragility and the Bible” (Jeff Chacon)

Posted: July 27, 2020

Watch this important message by Jeff Chacon. He raises a red flag to warn against the subtle influence of an increasingly popular worldview that is hindering interracial relationships in the church… Read More

Church History Insights – Christian Ray interviews Daryl Reed

Posted: July 27, 2020

Daryl Reed is the Lead Minister of DC Regional Christian Church in the Washington DC area. We had an enlightening conversation about Church History and Race. Daryl is a third… Read More

Remarkable Social Impact – 3rdDrive.com

Posted: July 27, 2020

 Enjoy this great interview. “Using Technology to Fight Human Trafficking” Rochelle Keyhan is the Chief Executive Officer of Collective Liberty and the 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation Stop Slavery Hero. You will enjoy… Read More

Q&A 1574-1589 (questions further to baptism debate)

Posted: July 27, 2020

Q&A 1574-1580 . Q&A 1581-1589 .. …. Part 1 of Baptism Debate (Dr. Thomas Ross and Dr. Douglas Jacoby) . Part 2 of Baptism Debate (Dr. Thomas Ross and Dr…. Read More

Street Tactics – Part 3 – str.org

Posted: July 23, 2020

On September 11, 2001—a day Time magazine called the bloodiest day on American soil since the Civil War—two jumbo jets slammed into the World Trade Center towers in New York City,… Read More

Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray Remembers Congressman John Lewis

Posted: July 23, 2020

 Attorney Fred Gray Remembers Congressman John Lewis Like many others, I’ve been deeply moved by the passing of Congressman John Lewis. Moved, but at a loss for words. I’ve… Read More

How I Disciple People into a Worldview on Race – by George Yancey

Posted: July 22, 2020

Dear Discipleship-first Friends, We are publishing a series in which disciple makers offer reflections on how to disciple people on racial issues. Last week it was Ben Barnett and this… Read More

Messianic Judaism 12—Shadow vs. Substance, Resources, Challenge

Posted: July 22, 2020

        Review: Galatians: Deals with a set of teachings remarkably similar to modern Messianic Judaism. As in Romans, the phrase “the Law” refers to Torah, not works-righteousness…. Read More

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