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The Second Land of the Bible! / İstanbul & Antioch

Posted: June 19, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 19 June 2024 Greetings from Syrian Antioch! We’re enjoying (immensely) the fellowship of the Antioch Seminar, as we retrace the route of Paul… Read More

Death and the Loss of Meaning

Posted: June 17, 2024

Death and the Loss of Meaning By Ewan C. Goligher MAY 13   READ IN APP   The desire for physician-assisted death should be understood as a cry of despair,… Read More

“Person of Interest” by J. Warner Wallace

Posted: June 13, 2024

STR Suggests: Person of Interest by J. Warner Wallace Can the truth about Jesus be uncovered–even without a body or a crime scene? Join cold-case detective and bestselling author J. Warner Wallace… Read More

Tumultuous Times / Key Links / Back to Turkey (Türkiye)

Posted: June 12, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM  with Douglas Jacoby 12 June 2024 Greetings from Lancashire—back from London and a successful session of AIM UK-Ireland, on Evidences & Evangelism. In addition to new… Read More

Atheism and Cultural Christianity

Posted: June 10, 2024

  Atheism and Cultural Christianity By Paul M. Gould JUN 9     READ IN APP   The notorious atheist Richard Dawkins has been making the rounds recently with his… Read More

Depression & Loved Ones / Conversation 17: Nadine Templer / AIM UK-I Evidences & Evangelism, + AIM US Biblical Truth

Posted: June 5, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 5 June 2024 Good morning from Dyffryn Ardudwy! No, that isn’t a typo, or secret code. It’s Welsh—one of the ancient languages of… Read More

“Jesus, Contradicted” – a new book by Mike Licona

Posted: June 4, 2024

Well, it’s done! The new book was released last Tuesday (May 28). As I’m writing this, it’s the #1 New Release in Christian Hermeneutics for Kindle and #1 New Release… Read More

Evidences and Evangelism for the 21st Century

Posted: May 31, 2024

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The Book of Life: Am I In It—and Who Decides? / Great Quotes / I’d Like to Have an Argument, Please

Posted: May 29, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 29 May 2024 Good morning from Italy! We’re just finishing up our family vacation (Laglio and Florence)—and are about to fly back to… Read More

I Can’t See From Here, But He Can!

Posted: May 23, 2024

by John Teal It is possible that we are unable to see God’s entire path from where we begin the journey. So, he leads us to a new place, not… Read More

Better Dialogue, Disagreement, & Debate / God Hates Gay People? / Webinar

Posted: May 22, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 22 May 2024 Buon giorno da Laglio (Italia)! After a two-hour flight from Manchester we’re enjoying some time in Northern Italy—and catching our… Read More

How to Engage in Better Dialogue, Disagreement, and Debate

Posted: May 21, 2024

The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter By David Baggett APR 28, 2024 My wife and I recently listened to the eight-part podcast entitled “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling,” hosted by Megan… Read More

WEBINAR: Gender & Gay Marriage: What the Bible Says and How to Talk About It

Posted: May 18, 2024

WITH RUBEL SHELLY Webinar: 13 July, 10:00-11:30 ET (9:00 CT, 8:00 MT, 7:00 PT, 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET) Speaker: Rubel Shelly Topic: the subject of Dr. Shelly’s latest book, Male… Read More

Q&A 1659—Why Does God Hate Gay People!

Posted: May 16, 2024

Why does God hate gay people? Of course, he doesn’t at all. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Please watch Guy Hammond as he responds to this question. Click… Read More

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

Posted: May 15, 2024

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

Middle East Tour / Blood Sports / Naomi the Influencer

Posted: May 15, 2024

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 15 May 2024 Good morning from Dubai, United Arab Emirates! I’m returning home to England from a rewarding Middle East tour. Highlights, apart… Read More

Help! I Have Trouble Talking with My Adult Children

Posted: May 14, 2024

This article is part of the Help! series. Be curious. My son was living in Nashville when he met the love of his life, Hannah. Naturally, I wanted to meet the woman… Read More

Q&A 1658—Are Blood Sports Okay for Christians?

Posted: May 14, 2024

I have never been a boxing fan, but I have to admit when I saw a promo for Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul, I was intrigued, and kind of want… Read More

What’s Ellen got to say? (about our LGBTQ children)

Posted: May 13, 2024

How do I accept my child while not approving of their LGBTQ+ Identity? Is acceptance synonymous with approval? How to accept without approving. Ellen Radcliff, LMFT WATCH (5:39 mins) Ellen… Read More

Assessing the Arguments for and against Physician-Assisted Suicide

Posted: May 9, 2024

May 04, 2024 by: Wayne Grudem 4 Arguments against Euthanasia In addition to arguments that can be made from the Bible against physician-assisted suicide (Ex. 20:13, “You shall not murder”),… Read More

Webinar on Gender & Gay Marriage / Free Book on Islam / If Christianity is Right, Are Other Religions Wrong?

Posted: May 8, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening from Saudi Arabia! Last night I arrived from London for my first visit to the oil-rich desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia…. Read More

FREE BOOK: Jesus & Islam

Posted: May 8, 2024

As a paid subscriber to the website, you have access to a free copy of Jesus & Islam. To download, CLICK HERE. This copy is not to be shared; it… Read More

5 Things Science Cannot Explain (but Theism Can)

Posted: May 7, 2024

May 1, 2024 by: J. P. Moreland The Limits of Science and Danger of Scientism The heart of scientism is the conviction that science can explain virtually everything. If there is… Read More

Deposed Royalty in a Fallen World: Pascal on Culture and Politics

Posted: May 7, 2024

By Douglas Groothuis APR 25 So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter (Isaiah 59:14). Truth is so… Read More

No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands

Posted: May 6, 2024

By Paul Copan APR 21, 2024 Introductory Remarks In his March 15 (2024) article, “‘Save Alive Nothing That Breathes’: How Should We Understand Divine Commands to Destroy?”, Nicholas K. Meriwether offers… Read More

Is Christianity Oppressive?

Posted: May 4, 2024

By Bobby Conway MAY 03, 2024 Unfortunately, there are overly zealous people out there who oppress others in the name of Christianity—though thankfully it’s not the norm. Sadly, people like… Read More

Which Bible Translation? / Gospel Contradictions? / Solid Evidence for the Resurrection

Posted: May 1, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening! In today’s bulletin, learn from Tyndale House’s Tony Watkins as he discusses choosing the Bible translation that is right for you…. Read More

The New Living New Testament Commentary

Posted: May 1, 2024

Our 1000-page running commentary on the entire New Testament is also a living document, as updates and improvements are made throughout the course of every year. As one of our… Read More

Has the Site of Augustus’s Death Been Discovered? – Biblical Archaeology Society

Posted: April 29, 2024

Researchers uncover villa believed to belong to first Roman Emperor  BAS Staff  April 29, 2024  0 Comments  641 views  Share Augustus of Prima Porta, Vatican Museum. Public Domain. Excavations carried out in Italy on the… Read More

No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands

Posted: April 27, 2024

͏   No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands By Paul Copan APR 21     READ IN APP   Introductory Remarks In… Read More

Blessed are those with “blind faith”?

Posted: April 23, 2024

 I’ve warned before about the habit of reducing biblical accounts to mere spiritual metaphors—a popular sermon practice nowadays, unfortunately. David slaying Goliath is not a lesson about facing the… Read More

That’s Just Your Opinion / What Is Aramaic? / Nicaea 2025 / Resurrection on Saturday

Posted: April 23, 2024

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM WITH DOUGLAS JACOBY Hello from Lancashire! Here in England spring has arrived—temperatures in the 50s (10º+ C), budding trees and bushes, frolicking ponies and lambs, days… Read More

Confessions From a Type A Leader

Posted: April 22, 2024

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

Book Review–“Re-Examining Our Lenses

Posted: April 20, 2024

Re-Examining Our Lenses: The Relationship Between Restoration Movement Hermeneutics and Spiritual Formation by Jeanie Shaw (Review by Hashim Warren) In the new book, Re-Examining Our Lenses Jeanie Shaw writes about how the way… Read More

Pickle Church, by Drew Baker

Posted: April 20, 2024

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

Just Discipleship / Was Luke Wrong About the Census? / 160 Communion Messages / Mike Licona on the Resurrection!

Posted: April 17, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from Atlanta’s airport (ATL), still the world’s busiest—followed by Dubai (DXB), Dallas (DFW), London Heathrow (LHR), and Tokyo Haneda (HND). In… Read More

C. S. Lewis and the Uses of Apologetics

Posted: April 15, 2024

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

Living New Testament Commentary!

Posted: April 10, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby   Good morning from Atlanta! Thank you for all the positive responses to last week’s Once Saved, Always Saved? Some are watching the… Read More

BIBLICAL TURKEY (2)

Posted: April 10, 2024

From Byzantion to Istanbul: Some Key Dates (.pdf version)

BIBLICAL TURKEY (1)

Posted: April 10, 2024

Nearly all the biblical story takes place around or near the Mediterranean, in the (modern) countries of Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malta, Syria, and… Read More

Q&A 1657—Did Jesus Speak Greek? (Peter Williams)

Posted: April 9, 2024

Apart from on a few occasions where Jesus’s words are given in Aramaic (for example Mark 5:41; 7:34; 15:34) all four Gospels report Jesus’s words in Greek. So did Jesus… Read More

The Living New Testament Commentary

Posted: April 9, 2024

https://youtu.be/jafl-tRVDkE

Conversation 15: Spiritual Authority

Posted: April 7, 2024

CLICK TO HEAR Conversation 15, on legitimate and illegitimate authority in the church. This builds on Conversation 14 and the insights of Ron Highfield in his book Rethinking Church. Due… Read More

Q&A 1656—Was Luke Wrong about the Census? (David Armitage)

Posted: April 5, 2024

Did Luke make a mistake when he reported the census of Quirinius? Why do so many scholars think he got it wrong? Is it possible to reconcile Luke’s account of… Read More

Is a Church’s Stance on LGBTQ+ Worthy of Separation?

Posted: April 3, 2024

 Is a Church’s Stance on LGBTQ+ Worthy of Separation? Many minor things Christians disagree on are not worthy of separation. Is a Church’s stance on homosexuality a minor issue,… Read More

Once Saved, Always Saved? (Chris White)

Posted: April 3, 2024

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning! I’m happy to announce the completion of an important project, one which should be of interest to all who love the… Read More

When Evil Becomes Commonplace

Posted: April 1, 2024

  As our 30th anniversary comes to a close, we continue to look back at some of the significant events and issues from our history. This digest will inform you… Read More

Once Saved, Always Saved?

Posted: March 31, 2024

The film “Once Saved, Always Saved?” is a thought-provoking documentary that examines the controversial doctrine of eternal security in Christianity. Through interviews with scholars, theologians, and religious leaders, the film… Read More

5 Things You Must Remember about the Resurrection

Posted: March 31, 2024

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

Q&A 1655—Politarchs of Thessalonica?

Posted: March 29, 2024

What’s up with the “politarchs” of Acts 17:6, 8? Did scholars at one point believe Luke had got it wrong? Yes, so it seems. The unusual word politarch (literally, city… Read More

Q&A 1654—Must Christians perform miracles? (John 14:12)

Posted: March 27, 2024

Must Christians perform miracles? Doesn’t John 14:12 suggest that we should? The passage in question reads Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I… Read More

Why Can’t More of Us Perform Miracles? / Reading Jeremiah with the Grain of Scripture / Drawing the Line Somewhere

Posted: March 27, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from London Heathrow Airport! I’m on the way home after a time of reflection and prayer in Aberdeen, Scotland. Taking time… Read More

Reading the Bible in a Secular Age (Watkins) / Great G. K. Chesterton Quotes

Posted: March 20, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 20 March 2024 Good morning from the village of Bare, in Morecambe, Lancashire Spring is here. The vernal equinox—the time during spring when… Read More

Christianity and the So-Called “Dark Ages”

Posted: March 14, 2024

Christianity and the So-Called “Dark Ages” By Melissa Cain Travis MAR 9 READ IN APP In his famous essay, “The Age of Reason,” American Founding Father and deist, Thomas Paine,… Read More

Speaking with Mormons & JWs / Naomi & Orpah / Hebrew Acrostic Poems

Posted: March 13, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon! It’s been a truly interesting week, with very helpful life coaching sessions for both of us, a home invasion (they didn’t… Read More

Speaking with Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (Mike Licona)

Posted: March 13, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a football playoff game when my doorbell rang. To my surprise, three Mormons had come to my home. To their surprise, I… Read More

Are you running on bad fuel?

Posted: March 12, 2024

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

Atheism and Utopia

Posted: March 8, 2024

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

International Women’s Day / Gender Transitioning / Excellent LGBTQ+ Book

Posted: March 6, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from coastal Northwest England! Today’s offerings: A truly important book on LGBTQ+. (The book featured last week’s newsletter was free for… Read More

AIM Apologetics and Evangelism

Posted: March 1, 2024

Our next live course is AIM Apologetics and Evangelism, which runs from February 17 – June 29, 2024 Many people question God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. We believe… Read More

Free Book / The Code of Hammurabi

Posted: February 28, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening—and Howdy! I’m back from the Lone Star State. It was a great trip—the meetings, fellowship, and the Teleios Conference on Spirituality… Read More

FREE BOOK: Calling Out the People of God: Ezekiel’s Challenge for Today’s Church

Posted: February 27, 2024

We’d like to offer you a book. It’s challenging. It’s prophetic (based on the message of Ezekiel). And it’s now available for all website members. For those who prefer to… Read More

Progressive Christianity

Posted: February 27, 2024

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

2024 Outreach Resources of the Year

Posted: February 23, 2024

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

A Groundbreaking Book on the True Nature of Faith Deconstruction

Posted: February 23, 2024

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

Theology boring—or exciting? / Origins of Bible Chapters

Posted: February 21, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from the massive state of Texas! I’m down here for the Teleios Conference, but also visiting friends in Dallas, Austin, and… Read More

Q&A 1653—Is Theology boring?

Posted: February 21, 2024

What is theology? Why should anyone study theology? (Isn’t that boring?) That’s a fair question. Sometimes when I tell people my favorite area of study is theology, they have little… Read More

Lent to Easter Devotionals from CT

Posted: February 18, 2024

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Hearing a call, seeking a voice – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: February 15, 2024

Hearing a call, seeking a voice

Israel-Palestine: Holy Land? / Spiritual Trauma

Posted: February 14, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from chilly coastal NW England! As you can see, I’m climbing one of Britain’s many 8000m+ mountains. Photo (R): Douglas about… Read More

Jesus and the Land (Gary Burge)

Posted: February 14, 2024

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

Philip and the Nubian Official: Dimensions of Text and Narrative

Posted: February 8, 2024

Abstract The encounter between Philip the deacon/evangelist and the Nubian official in Acts 8 has garnered much scholarly attention in recent decades. Numerous articles and monographs have explored issues of… Read More

Less Directive Discipling? / Ethiopian Eunuch or Nubian Official? / Evidences with Mike Licona

Posted: February 7, 2024

THE BULLETIN OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby . Good afternoon! Thank you for your prayers and for your interest in our ministry. We trust the Lord is smiling on you…. Read More

AIM EVIDENCES & EVANGELISM, Feb-June 2024

Posted: February 7, 2024

Our next live AIM course is AIM Evidences and Evangelism, which runs 17 February – 29 June 2024. Many people question God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. Asking questions… Read More

Advice to Aspiring Apologists, by Michael Licona

Posted: February 3, 2024

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

Philip & the Nubian Official (Mark Wilson)

Posted: February 2, 2024

For a (surprising?) re-interpretation of Acts 8:26-40, the account of the conversion of the “Ethiopian Eunuch,” see N.T. scholar Mark Wilson’s compelling re-evaluation. Philip and the Nubian Official Wilson 2024

Destructive Deconstruction: How You Can Respond

Posted: February 1, 2024

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

Deconstruction and the Road Back Home

Posted: February 1, 2024

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

Critics: Jesus Was a Miracle Worker

Posted: January 31, 2024

Critics: Jesus Was a Miracle Worker By Gary R. Habermas JAN 19, 2024 An absolutely amazing feature in recent critical New Testament thought is the significant alteration that has developed… Read More

Scripture Memory / Ancient Coins / Prey Tell

Posted: January 31, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM Good evening from rainy, windy Lancashire. Windy enough that you have to hold on to your hat when you go outside. The wind is forceful, bracing,… Read More

Big Church, Small Church, & Money Matters / Broken to Beloved

Posted: January 24, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Greetings from Bare, England It’s been a wild week in more ways than one, beginning with 80-100 mph (130-160 kph) wind gusts. Umbrellas… Read More

Optimistic Reports on God and the Soul

Posted: January 22, 2024

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

Conversation 14: Money

Posted: January 21, 2024

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

2024 Broken to Beloved Summit

Posted: January 20, 2024

https://www.brokentobelovedd.org/ THIS WEEK (23-26 Jan 2024):  BROKEN TO BELOVED SUMMIT Have you experienced hurt, abuse, or trauma at the hands of the church or its leadership? Do you want to… Read More

Naturalism: Bumping into Reality

Posted: January 20, 2024

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

The History of the Bible / Membership Covenants: Cure or Curse?

Posted: January 17, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM  with Douglas Jacoby   BACK FROM REYKJAVíK Good evening from icy England—now back from even icier Iceland. The last time I spoke in Reykjavík was in… Read More

Q&A 1652—Membership Covenants: Cure or Curse? (Cox)

Posted: January 17, 2024

What do you think of membership covenants for congregations? Are they helpful, or harmful? Guest reply by Malcolm Cox (Watford, UK) Lately, from a number of sources, I’ve been hearing… Read More

Early Registration Ends Soon: 2024 Teleios Conference

Posted: January 15, 2024

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

Sunday worship in Jesus’ hometown

Posted: January 10, 2024

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

Portraits of the Church / Perplexed & Disillusioned?

Posted: January 10, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening from London! I’m en route to Iceland (London stopover)—to teach in Reykjavík. We hosted Norwegian friends (the Bloms) this past weekend—a… Read More

TB Joshua: Megachurch leader raped and tortured worshippers, BBC finds

Posted: January 10, 2024

TB Joshua: Megachurch leader raped and tortured worshippers, BBC finds https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-67749215

LESS DIRECTIVE DISCIPLING?

Posted: January 7, 2024

From the LK10 website: “Are you burned out? Tired of church as usual? Looking for deeper connection with others and with Jesus? Then you’re in the right place. LK10 trains… Read More

Devil’s Decalogue / Help! I Don’t Feel Like Evangelizing / Post-Christmas World /AIM Family Life with Guy Hammond

Posted: January 3, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from rainy Bare, England—and Happy New Year! First off, thanks for your end-of-year donations. These ensure IBTM is well positioned to… Read More

Event in Reykjavik, Iceland

Posted: December 29, 2023

Fjósið Hlíðarenda 102 Reykjavík (Við hliðina á Vslsheimilinu) The description in brackets means it is located beside a very well known sports club. Fjósið is á social place for the… Read More

7 Christmas Misconceptions / Immanuel? / January QT Plan

Posted: December 27, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from rainy England! We trust you are well. Here in NW England we were able to spend time with 10 different… Read More

Natural Law in the Public Square

Posted: December 27, 2023

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

On Location with Jesus (31 messages)

Posted: December 27, 2023

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

“Stamp Thine Image”: Incarnation and Deification

Posted: December 26, 2023

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Douglas & Vicki’s Christmas Message / Out of Context! / Merry Christmas in 100 Languages

Posted: December 20, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Happy Holidays and best wishes from Northwest England! It’s the time of year when we reflect back on Christ’s “first coming.” The peace… Read More

Q&A 1651—With us, or with you? (‘Immānû -‘Ēl)

Posted: December 19, 2023

Yesterday I heard a preacher say Immanuel [Isa 7:14] means “God with you.” My antennae stood straight up because I think the Bible says “with us.” In my opinion, the… Read More

GIFT IDEA

Posted: December 15, 2023

For a simple, inspiring, practical Christmas present or stocking stuffer, why not get your friend or family member a website subscription? As premium members, they will have unrestricted access to everything at… Read More

Xmas / Praying with an Agenda? / Bible Project

Posted: December 13, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby A warm hello from Northwest England! With barely two weeks left in the year, I imagine things are getting very busy. We’re all… Read More

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

Posted: December 13, 2023

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

Islamic Origins / Financial Needs / On Location with Jesus

Posted: December 6, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM  with Douglas Jacoby 6 December 2023   Good evening! It’s been a refreshing week. Snow, ice, hail, wind — we’re winter people. As is our dog… Read More

Q&A 1649—Do you endorse The Bible Project?

Posted: December 6, 2023

What do you think of The Bible Project [many inquiries]? One of the blessings of our technological age is quick access to information, including resources intended to enhance our knowledge… Read More

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

Posted: December 6, 2023

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

Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church?

Posted: November 29, 2023

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

Autopsy of a Deceased Church / Israel Tour Canceled / Do I Need Counseling?

Posted: November 29, 2023

The IBTM Newsletter Good morning from frosty Bare, Lancashire Saturday I returned from a productive visit to the States, and on Sunday we very much enjoyed church in our home,… Read More

Israel-Hamas War: Resisting an Impulse

Posted: November 22, 2023

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from Atlanta! I’m back from a week in Texas, attending various academic conferences. The annual meetings are always a much-anticipated time… Read More

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

Posted: November 21, 2023

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

Preparing to Leave a Church You Love (Christianity Today)

Posted: November 19, 2023

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

The Need for Unity

Posted: November 18, 2023

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

Reaching Converts to the Religion of Social Justice

Posted: November 18, 2023

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

Jesus in Genesis / Once Saved, Always Saved? / A Worse World Without Christianity

Posted: November 15, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from Texas! I’m in San Antonio, attending a few conferences: the Society of Biblical Literature, Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society,… Read More

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

Posted: November 13, 2023

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

7 Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church

Posted: November 12, 2023

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

Scripture Window

Posted: November 11, 2023

Check this out! https://instagram.com/scripturewindow?igshid=OXJqdWZoa3Bqanpj&utm_source=qr

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

Posted: November 8, 2023

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

Is It Wrong to Leave My Church? / Basic Transgender Beliefs

Posted: November 8, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from Carlisle (see pin in map)! I’m sending this week’s bulletin from a train bound for Scotland. How amazing—what technology allows… Read More

Burnt at the Stake! / FAIR HAVENS launch

Posted: November 1, 2023

The IBTM Newsletter with Douglas & Vicki Jacoby 1 Nov 2023 Good morning from Northern England! In this week’s newsletter: A small (but important) piece of church history: a coin… Read More

Conversations (Douglas & Vicki)

Posted: November 1, 2023

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

Fair Havens: A Ministry of Hope

Posted: November 1, 2023

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

Video Highlights: Can You Explain This Essential Doctrine?

Posted: October 31, 2023

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

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

Posted: October 31, 2023

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

How Did Jesus’s Stories Get Passed On?

Posted: October 26, 2023

Oct 22, 2023 by: Peter J. Williams A Secondary Question It seems that a common mind is behind the stories of Luke 15–16, and multiple lines of evidence suggest that the same… Read More

Q&A 1648—What is Commonwealth Theology?

Posted: October 25, 2023

Q: What is “Commonwealth Theology”? Is it true that we who are non-Jews have Jewish blood in our veins, and are the “House of Ephraim”?  .PDF version TEXT VERSION (following]… Read More

A Better Story / Commonwealth Theology (or the debate that didn’t happen) / Fair Havens

Posted: October 25, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 23 Oct 2023 Good evening from Bratislava! After a great weekend in Czechia (also called the Czech Republic), I’m now taking a personal… Read More

Shroud of Turin / Jesus & Refugees / Israel update

Posted: October 18, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 18 Oct 2023 Good evening from Northern England! Below you see two pictures of Morecambe Bay, in walking distance from our apartment. Our end of the bay is… Read More

WORSHIP

Posted: October 17, 2023

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

Free One-Week Devotional Series

Posted: October 16, 2023

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

What Would Jesus Do with Refugees? (Malcolm Cox)

Posted: October 15, 2023

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

AI reads text from ancient Herculaneum scroll for the first time

Posted: October 15, 2023

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

Unity in the Sub-Apostolic Church (Steve Staten)

Posted: October 15, 2023

Unity in the Sub-Apostolic Church WAS THERE UNITY IN THE SUB-APOSTOLIC CHURCH? AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TUNNEL PERIOD (~A.D. 62-150) Stephen Francis Staten Wheaton College, 1997 In this masters thesis… Read More

An Interview with Dr. Peter J. Williams

Posted: October 13, 2023

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

Critical Theory vs. the Christian Worldview

Posted: October 13, 2023

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

An Assessment of Andy Stanley’s Unconditional Conference

Posted: October 13, 2023

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

Cannabis in Canada: Mixed health results after legalization

Posted: October 13, 2023

Sushmitha Ramakrishnan October 10, 2023 Canada legalized cannabis use five years ago, hoping to improve safety and reduce crime. The law change has been a mixed bag of increased health… Read More

Why So Many Unreached People? / Egalitarian? / Harry Potter a Christian Story?

Posted: October 11, 2023

11 October 2023 The IBTM Newsletter Good afternoon from London! I’m down here on a fellowship visit, seeing old friends from our ministry in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. (They… Read More

A delicate matter / Two thirds familiar with Scripture? / 2025 Tour

Posted: October 4, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 4 October 2023 Good evening from sunny, windy Northern England! Yesterday I returned from a teaching weekend in Oslo—the 8th visit to Norway since we moved back to… Read More

What does the Bible ACTUALLY say about Women in Ministry?

Posted: September 30, 2023

Why Are There Still So Many Unreached People?

Posted: September 29, 2023

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

Q&A 1647—How did priests go to the toilet?

Posted: September 29, 2023

When priests were serving at the Jerusalem temple, and they had to go to the toilet, what could they do? Weren’t they required to remain on site? This could have… Read More

Detoxing a Church / Holy Spirit and Doctrine

Posted: September 27, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 27 Sept 2023 Good afternoon from beautiful Morecambe! (Photo taken from end of our street.) Today’s offerings: An interview with Scott McKnight on Detoxing a Church An invitation… Read More

We Still Need God for Consciousness Despite Reports to the Contrary

Posted: September 26, 2023

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

This Is the Easiest Way to Share Your Faith

Posted: September 21, 2023

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

Sexuality Q&A / Antioch 2024

Posted: September 20, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 20 September 2023 Good afternoon from Lancashire, England! We picked up the keys to the new apartment just minutes ago. It was almost exactly 3 years ago that… Read More

The church for the life of the world

Posted: September 16, 2023

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

Q&A 1646—Alcohol during pregnancy okay?

Posted: September 14, 2023

Is it okay for me to consume alcohol while I’m pregnant? I am not a big drinker. This would be just a couple of glasses of wine now and again…. Read More

A Tumble, a Sting, & a Banana Peel / “Dechurching”

Posted: September 13, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 13 September 2023 Good evening from the Copper Cottage, in the village of Croglin, near Carlisle, in the county of Cumbria. Outside, enjoying the cool autumn breeze, I… Read More

Standing trial for quoting the Bible

Posted: September 10, 2023

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

5 Ways the Digital Age Is Transforming the Way You Think | Crossway Articles

Posted: September 10, 2023

September 06, 2023 by: Samuel D. James Our Digital Lives More than a billion people worldwide own an iPhone. Nearly five billion people use social media. The average person spends two… Read More

STR Suggests: Street Smarts by Greg Koukl

Posted: September 7, 2023

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

God’s Love is R(evolution)ary

Posted: September 6, 2023

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

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

Posted: September 6, 2023

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

Libros en Español—50% de Descuento

Posted: September 6, 2023

Libros en Español—50% de Descuento Si compra nuestros 3 libros en español obtendrá un 50% de descuento en el total de su compra. Los libros son Cuando Dios Calla, El Espíritu y Evidencia… Read More

Mothers: Alcohol During Pregnancy? / Origins of the Movement / Libros en español (50% de descuento)

Posted: September 6, 2023

IBTM NEWSLETTER 6 September 2023 Good evening from Carnforth, Lancashire, England The Jacobys have sold their house in Scotland (a few days ago) and will soon secure housing in England,… Read More

Hidden Origins of the Campbell Movement: Cooperating across denominational boundaries (James L. Gorman)

Posted: September 5, 2023

Article appearing in the newsletter of Common Grounds Unity, 19 Aug 2023, used by permission Origin stories deeply shape our identity, theology, and practice. The stories we tell ourselves about… Read More

Silly Putty Bible Study

Posted: September 1, 2023

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

Joe Vukov | Navigating the Technological Divide

Posted: September 1, 2023

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

Conversation 9 / Non-toxic Masculinity / Koukl on Relativism

Posted: August 30, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 30 August 2023 Good morning from Cumbria (photo R taken yesterday on the way down). After 3 years living near Edinburgh, Scotland, we sold the house and are… Read More

5 Myths about Quiet Time

Posted: August 29, 2023

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

A Short Guide to the Mind-Body Problem

Posted: August 29, 2023

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

Scandinavian Bishops Issue a Letter on Human Sexuality

Posted: August 27, 2023

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

Christian Shame and Religious Trauma (Alison Downie)

Posted: August 26, 2023

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

Answers to Common Pro-Choice Arguments, by Christopher Reese

Posted: August 26, 2023

AUG 18, 2023 READ IN APP Abortion has been a hotly debated topic in the US for decades, especially following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 that… Read More

Magnetometry in Archaeology – Biblical Archaeology Society

Posted: August 23, 2023

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

Q&A 1645—Is Jesus unsure about being the Messiah?

Posted: August 23, 2023

In Matthew 26, when the high priest asks Jesus whether he is the Messiah, Jesus seems to equivocate. Why does he say “You have said so,” instead of simply saying… Read More

Q&A 1644—Balm of Gilead?

Posted: August 23, 2023

What is “balm of Gilead” (Jeremiah 8:22)? I first heard the phrase in a song we often sang in student devotionals, “There Is a Balm in Gilead.” It’s an old… Read More

Q&A 1643—Were some ancient civilizations more advanced than ours?

Posted: August 23, 2023

I’m reading your book Origins—excellent book [on Genesis 1-11]. I had a question about the Watcher account of 1 Enoch and the knowledge that was passed on to mankind. I… Read More

Jesus Equivocating? / “Balm of Gilead”? / Antioch 2024!

Posted: August 23, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 23-8-23 Good morning from Scotland! This will be the last newsletter sent from our residence of the past three years—Livingston, a town between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Next week… Read More

Why Moral Relativism Isn’t Logical

Posted: August 17, 2023

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

Did Jesus get bored? Embracing Creative Boredom

Posted: August 17, 2023

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

Nepal: HOPE school update

Posted: August 17, 2023

This is just a short note to thank you personally for your generosity towards the Asha Vidhyashram School of HOPEworldwide Nepal. We really appreciate your kindness. The donations you have made… Read More

Kitchen on “Forceful Men” / Lily in Nepal / Support request

Posted: August 16, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 16 August 2023 It’s been a great week. Lots of fellowship, in person and on the phone. Working on my visa application. Progress on a new book. And… Read More

In Kathmandu, a Summer of Art, Smiles and Greater Hope (by Lily Jacoby)

Posted: August 16, 2023

Our daughter Lily has been a schoolteacher for 11 years. A few days ago she returned from 10 weeks in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, putting her talents to good… Read More

Douglas challenges his denomination / Spiritual Life / Special request

Posted: August 9, 2023

9 August 2023  IBTM Bulletin Good evening from Edinburgh! I returned from the US yesterday—a family visit to Florida, an RMSMT graduation in Denver, and Sunday (sermon) in Athens, Georgia…. Read More

Douglas Challenges the ICOC (Acts 2:42)

Posted: August 9, 2023

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

The church for the life of the world

Posted: August 8, 2023

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

The Greatest Danger That Any Human Being Faces | Crossway Articles

Posted: August 8, 2023

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

Glowing Endorsement of AIM (Athens Institute)

Posted: August 3, 2023

The following endorsement is from one of our 2023 graduates. (This student joined AIM from Australia.) I just wanted to say a massive “thank you” for the AIM course that… Read More

Real Poverty? / Media Bias

Posted: August 2, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 2 August 2023 Good morning from St Augustine, Florida, the oldest (European-established) city in the United States. (Photo R: Castillo de San Marcos,… Read More

Are you responsible for everything?

Posted: August 2, 2023

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

Q&A 1642—Is there real poverty in the West?

Posted: August 2, 2023

Is “poverty” relative? And should my response be according to what I know? I know what real poverty looks like from working in Haïti. And yet I have to constantly… Read More

Q&A 1641—What’s the difference between covenant and contract?

Posted: August 2, 2023

What’s the difference between a covenant and a contract? While they are equivalent in many contexts, there is an important nuance to covenant. In the words of philosopher Douglas Groothuis,… Read More

Dealing with Media Bias, by Thayer Salisbury

Posted: August 2, 2023

Used with permission from John Clayton, Does God Exist? It is upsetting. These days, it also seems inevitable. Lies are told, and many people believe them. Maybe that was overstated…. Read More

5 Lies Our Culture Is Telling Us

Posted: August 1, 2023

September 11, 2023 by: Rosaria Butterfield Lie #1: Homosexuality is normal. Included in this lie is the belief that homosexual orientation is true and immutable—fixed and never-changing. Homosexual orientation, a nineteenth-century… Read More

AYAHUASCA CHURCH

Posted: July 29, 2023

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

Leadership / What is “Personal Fruit”? / Counting the Cost?

Posted: July 26, 2023

26 July 2023 IBTM Newsletter Good afternoon from Edinburgh. It’s been quite a week—working on the next UK visa (to be able to remain in Britain), selling the house, looking… Read More

Review of Leadership or Servanthood? by Hwa Yung

Posted: July 26, 2023

Reviewed by Malcolm Cox Hwa Yung’s Leadership or Servanthood? is one of the most challenging and inspiring books I have read for some time. The book confronts the prevailing leadership… Read More

Review of Challenging Leaders — Graham Nicholls, ed.

Posted: July 26, 2023

Reviewed by Malcolm Cox I am grateful for my friend David Kaner recommending the book Challenging Leaders, edited by Graham Nicholls. I can’t recommend it enough. This book tackles the… Read More

Conversation 8: Counting the Cost

Posted: July 25, 2023

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

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

Posted: July 24, 2023

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

Helpful Books (extensive bibliography), Version XXXV

Posted: July 22, 2023

Click for an extensive, and continually developing, bibliography for the reading Christian. Helpful Books Apr 2024 – Version XXXV 

Everyone Resists This, but Is it True?

Posted: July 21, 2023

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

Kitchen on Worship / The Enneagram? / Cold Contact?

Posted: July 19, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 19 July 2026 Hello from Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, a significant center of early English Christianity. It was initially settled by Irish monks in AD 635,… Read More

Reflections on Depression

Posted: July 19, 2023

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

Q&A 1640—Cold Contact Evangelism?

Posted: July 19, 2023

Q: In regard to your “conversation” on Matthew 28, I agree that placing emphasis on just one scripture (Mattt 28:18-20) made for a very efficient church-building programme, yet also resulted… Read More

Q&A 1639—Is the Enneagram OK for Christians?

Posted: July 19, 2023

I’ve recently noticed in increase in the use of the enneagram tool in churches. What is your view on using this tool (albeit with good intentions), bearing in mind that… Read More

Is It Wrong for Christians to Sue Each Other?

Posted: July 18, 2023

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

Road Trip to Deconstruction (Mark Shaw)

Posted: July 18, 2023

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