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Don’t Be Fooled by the “Tolerance” Trick

Posted: June 27, 2023

Once, in a discussion with a class of Christian high school seniors, I wrote two sentences on the board. The first—“All views are equally valid”—expressed the current understanding of tolerance…. Read More

Richard Dawkins’ Right-Hand Man, Formerly an Atheist, Comes to Christ – Daily Citizen

Posted: June 25, 2023

Posted by Zachary Mettler | Jun 14, 2023 | Culture Richard Dawkins’ former “right hand man” Josh Timonen has come to believe in Jesus Christ. Dawkins, one of the modern “New Atheists,” is a household name, and… Read More

Sexual Standards of Scripture / Antioch & Cyprus 2024

Posted: June 21, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM Edinburgh, 21 June 2023 Hello from sunny Scotland! It’s the first day of summer (if you’re in the northern hemisphere). For us, dawn began at 3:25… Read More

Q&A 1637—Are the sexual standards of Scripture “cultural”? (And a word on inerrancy)

Posted: June 21, 2023

I have heard that the biblical authors did not understand sexual orientation or the concept of loving, monogamous gay relationships as we do today—making their writings obsolete. My thinking is… Read More

Conversation 4 / The winner is…. / Turkey / Wright on Women

Posted: June 14, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM Edinburgh, 14 June 2023 Good evening! It’s nice to be back in very sunny Scotland (sunset today is after 10pm) and enjoying time with friends. Yesterday… Read More

The Hired Hand

Posted: June 14, 2023

This talk (about 11 mins) supplements the conversation my wife and I had on “Speaking the Truth in Love.”

ISRAEL DRAW: And the winner is…

Posted: June 14, 2023

The winner has been determined randomly and has received an email. Once we hear confirmation from the winner, we’ll announce the name. D J

Women’s Service in the Church: The Biblical Basis – N. T. Wright

Posted: June 13, 2023

A conference paper for the Symposium, ‘Men, Women and the Church’ St John’s College, Durham, September 4, 2004 by the Bishop of Durham, Dr N. T. Wright I am very… Read More

Conversations: Matthew 18 / Türkiye 2024? / The Jewish Lens?

Posted: June 7, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM Izmir, 7 June 2023 Hello from Izmir (biblical Smyrna) and the Global Smyrna Meeting. The first 7 days here are a much-valued part of my own… Read More

Utah primary schools ban Bible for ‘vulgarity and violence’

Posted: June 3, 2023

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES By Max Matza BBC News A school district in the US state of Utah has removed the Bible from elementary and middle schools for containing “vulgarity and… Read More

Are Trans People the Enemy?

Posted: June 2, 2023

On the morning of Monday, March 27, 28-year-old Audrey Hale sent an ominous Instagram message to an old elementary school friend; “One day this will make more sense. I’ve left… Read More

Responses to AIM UK/Ireland, June 2023

Posted: June 1, 2023

A very stimulating, captivating Bible-based teaching day! — a young brother, England I found the most recent class on OTI hosted by AIM U.K./Ireland to be invigorating. Douglas, Andy and… Read More

5 CLEAR guest passes

Posted: June 1, 2023

If you are a family of at least 5, and would like some free CLEAR guest passes (valid for 3 months), please let me know. You can email me at… Read More

Q&A 1636—Reading the New Testament through a Jewish Lens (?)

Posted: June 1, 2023

Is it true that the Bible can only be truly understood through a Jewish lens—the views to the rabbis who wrote the Talmud, Mishnah, etc? Some podcasts I’m listening to… Read More

An Honest Look at the Church (the past 20 Years) / Eugenics: making a comeback?

Posted: May 31, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM Edinburgh, 31 May 2023 Good morning from very sunny Edinburgh! We’re back from a terrific week in Spain. Our messages from Luke and Acts were well… Read More

My Top Ten List on Framing Critique

Posted: May 26, 2023

No. 005 – 23 May 2023 Hello friend, We’re all as different as the day is long. Consequently, one person’s experience may be just that: one person’s experience, and not particularly helpful… Read More

Four Legendary Bridge Builders

Posted: May 24, 2023

Steve StatenMay, 2023 During the turbulent era of the 1880s through the 1940s when there were competing publications, mission societies, schools, and conventions, there were four courageous evangelists who strove… Read More

Conversations / Surrogacy, Embryonic Death, Advance Directives, etc.

Posted: May 24, 2023

The newsletter IBTM 24 May 2023 Buenos días from Madrid! Vicki and I aren’t just teaching this week, but also exploring the stunning cities of Madrid and Toledo with friends…. Read More

Only One Way? But That’s Not Fair!

Posted: May 18, 2023

May 2023 Video Highlights:Celebrate 30 Years of STR with Our Most Viewed Videos How to Use Tactics to Answer “Why Do I Need Jesus?” In this seven–minute video, Greg Koukl describes… Read More

Free Israel Tour / Best of Bercot / Abortion

Posted: May 17, 2023

17 May 2023 IBTM Newsletter Hello, and good morning from sunny Scotland! Thank you for reading our newsletter. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate your interest.  … Read More

Assisted Suicide / iFaith Sermon on the Mount Audio / LSB

Posted: May 10, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 10 May 2023 Good morning from sunny Scotland. We have a king. Long live the king! I can say those words, because my wife is English. I’m a… Read More

The Rise of Imaginative Apologetics

Posted: May 8, 2023

The Rise of Imaginative Apologetics By Christopher Reese MAY 8  SHARE In the past 10 years a new approach to apologetics has emerged that is variously called imaginative, cultural, or… Read More

Conference: Ethical Concerns Relating to Gender Dysphoria

Posted: May 8, 2023

Organised by: The Scottish Council on Human Bioethics       Date: Saturday 27 May 2023 Venue: Golden Jubilee Hospital, Conference Centre, Inspiration Space Room, Beardmore St, Glasgow, Clydebank G81 4SA… Read More

Stone-Campbell Hermeneutics III – John Mark Hicks

Posted: May 7, 2023

In the previous two posts I concentrated on Alexander Campbell–his modern Baconianism as his philosophical-methodological base and his embrace of the Reformed approach to theological hermeneutics. In this piece I want to think more… Read More

Thoughts on Matt 18

Posted: May 6, 2023

. This short talk (6 mins) includes material supplementary to Conversations 3, on the use / misuse of Matt 18:15-17.

Gender Dysphoria / Wow!

Posted: May 3, 2023

3 May 2023 IBTM Newsletter Good evening! Vicki and I are back from a highly encouraging teaching weekend in Oslo. We really love Scandinavia, probably because we lived there for… Read More

Dying and Rising Gods

Posted: April 27, 2023

By Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell APR 26 During the Roman Empire, the most influential religions other than Judaism and Christianity were the mystery religions. In broad terms, these religions… Read More

The Storm / Euthanasia

Posted: April 26, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM 26 April 2023 Warm greetings from Cumbria, England. Here we’ve been spending time with friends and taking in the superb scenery. Notice the walnut tree (R):… Read More

Cordell Christian College | Resurrected Living

Posted: April 21, 2023

RESURRECTED LIVING “What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question.” Richard Rohr Continue reading.

Women of Worth Podcast

Posted: April 20, 2023

Follow Vicki Jacoby as she ponders anew the women of the Bible, the well-known and also the little-known. Women of Worth is not only a fresh look at scores of… Read More

“Lord, Lord!” / Bioethics / The Kingdom of God

Posted: April 19, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 19 April 2023 Good evening from sunny Edinburgh! First off, thanks for your generous response to last week’s appeal for funding. $1618 was given or pledged for global teaching… Read More

5 Reasons You Did Not and Cannot Reinvent Yourself

Posted: April 18, 2023

Brian S. Rosner A growing body of research—some parts surprising, some parts amusing—indicates the extent to which we are profoundly relational creatures and pushes against any notion that anyone is… Read More

One church, one city?

Posted: April 14, 2023

One Leadership per City: Rethinking Territorial Church Governance Stephen F. Staten September 12, 2021 Some version of this paper had been planned for years but kept getting pushed back by… Read More

“You Just Need to Forgive” (?) / Turkey / Prophets False & True

Posted: April 12, 2023

IBTM Newsletter for 12 April 2023 Good afternoon from Scotland—we’re back home from Cornwall. Just around the corner from the house we rented there is an old Wesleyan Chapel (R)…. Read More

Johann Sebastian Bach as Musician and Atonement Theologian

Posted: April 10, 2023

by Paul Copan APR 10 SAVE ▷  LISTEN The Brilliance of J. S. Bach My wife’s and my favorite composer is Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). His music is brilliant, complex, and… Read More

The Mystery Man of the Shroud of Turin

Posted: April 9, 2023

Melissa Cain Travis | Easter Roundtable APR 7 SAVE ▷  LISTEN In the fall of 2022, The Mystery Man Exhibition opened in Spain. Initially housed in the Cathedral of Salamanca but… Read More

Jesus Peace Collective / Prophets False & True / Intolerance

Posted: April 5, 2023

IBTM newsletter for 5 April 2023 Good morning from Cornwall (Southwest England)! We’re taking a week off work to enjoy a truly stunning part of the country. The region is… Read More

You just need to forgive, right?

Posted: April 2, 2023

SPIRITUAL RENOVATION Fresh thoughts about following Jesus March 27, 2023 Andrew Kitchen You need to forgive and move on. Right? Or maybe it’s actually very wrong. Someone has said terrible… Read More

4 Pieces of Evidence for the Resurrection

Posted: April 1, 2023

4 Points of Evidence for the Resurrection Neil Shenvi The historicity of the resurrection is central to Christian theology because Jesus’s death and resurrection are both tied to our salvation…. Read More

Tyndale House Day Conference – Edinburgh

Posted: April 1, 2023

THE WORLD OF THE BIBLE: How Scripture fits together & what it means for us today Tyndale House Day Conference in Edinburgh 22nd April 2023 | 9:30–16:00 (BST) We’re coming… Read More

Episode 11: Sex crimes in the church

Posted: March 29, 2023

A few days before recording this episode, a federal court sentenced a former Church of Christ minister to 45 years in prison for a long list of sex crimes he… Read More

The ITBM Newsletter – The Narrow Road / Prayer for an Aging Know-It-All

Posted: March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023 . Good morning from Amsterdam! It’s a layover on the way back from the US to Scotland. But just enough time to get the weekly newsletter out…. Read More

The Divine Comedy of the Resurrection

Posted: March 27, 2023

The Divine Comedy of the Resurrection Paul M. Gould | Easter Roundtable Mar 27, 2023 SAVE ▷  LISTEN One of my favorite books on the gospel is Frederick Buechner’s Telling the Truth:… Read More

Deceit Theories of the Resurrection

Posted: March 25, 2023

The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter By Jeremiah J. Johnston Mar 23, 2023 Some theorists have contended that belief in the resurrection of Jesus was a result of deceit on the part… Read More

What is the connection between Matthew 18 and John 17?

Posted: March 24, 2023

If you want to be unified – pray with other believers I have been contemplating the connection between praying together and unity for a couple of weeks. It cannot be… Read More

The Gospel Coalition: Weaker Assertion → Stronger Argument

Posted: March 24, 2023

MARCH 8, 2023  |  DOLORES G. MORRIS Not long ago, a viral tweet made its way into my feed. Once again, a Christian was using bombastic language to insist objective morality is… Read More

IBTM Newsletter: GOLD!

Posted: March 22, 2023

This is the IBTM newsletter for 22 March 2023. Greetings from Athens, Georgia (our home 2003-2006). Here I’m meeting with our website manager—and with our tax lawyer, an annual tradition,… Read More

When Were Christians First Regarded as Intolerant “Haters”? – Canon Fodder

Posted: March 21, 2023

January 17, 2023 In the midst of the high octane culture wars of the last ten years, Christians have been labelled all sorts of things: intolerant, bigoted, arrogant, narrow, dogmatic,… Read More

IBTM Newsletter, The Ides of March 2023

Posted: March 15, 2023

Good afternoon from Livingston, Scotland It’s the Ides of March (the 15th), the ominous day on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Not a good day for him,… Read More

Q&A 1635—Is the washing of Titus 3:5 baptism?

Posted: March 15, 2023

Why can I be positive that apostle Paul, in Titus 3:5, is talking about baptism? He doesn’t use the word “baptism” here. Couldn’t someone argue that it’s just a metaphor… Read More

Q&A 1634—How were women converted to Judaism?

Posted: March 15, 2023

How were women converted to Judaism in ancient times, if they were not circumcised? I looked online and couldn’t find anything.—M.H. I suppose there are two separate questions: (1) How… Read More

Jesus Loves Me (Senior Style)

Posted: March 14, 2023

The following is a creative adaptation of the familiar children’s song which begins: “Jesus loves me, this I know / For the Bible tells me so / Little ones to… Read More

A Prayer for an Aging Know-it-All

Posted: March 11, 2023

The following prayer could be called “I Am Growing Older,” or perhaps “A Prayer for the Aging Know-it-All.” The words are those of Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582). Much of the prayer… Read More

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Posted: March 9, 2023

Spiritual Abuse is not a separate category of abuse but is a form of psychological and emotional abuse.  It is important when discussing such cases with statutory agencies to be… Read More

Women of Worth, Science & Faith, Spiritual Abuse

Posted: March 8, 2023

IBTM Newsletter, 8 March 2023 Good afternoon from Edinburgh! This past weekend I flew to London, staying with old friends Malcolm and Penny Cox. Saturday was a full day of… Read More

A Living Library of Torah

Posted: March 8, 2023

Sefaria is home to 3,000 years of Jewish texts. We are a non-profit organization offering free access to texts, translations, and commentaries so that everyone can participate in the ongoing… Read More

Science & Faith: Enemies or Allies? (2023)

Posted: March 7, 2023

Here is the video (3 classes, a little over 2 hours) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wnegXo64bHHm9wjRX2ehXFhUrAnRC_lO/view?usp=sharing    

The Jesus Peace Collective

Posted: March 7, 2023

What does the Bible say about war? Can Christians legitimately engage in acts of violence? Check out the new website of The Jesus Peace Collective.

Dead Sea Scrolls Bible Translations

Posted: March 6, 2023

This web site contains translations of 223 of the 223 Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls. The effort to translate all the scrolls was completed on December 6, 2015, and the Chapter… Read More

Women of Worth / Win a Free Israel Tour

Posted: March 1, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 1 March 2023 We’re launching a new ministry, headed by my wife Vicki. It’s called Women of Worth, in which she ponders anew the women of the Bible—the well known… Read More

Peak Performance and Happiness as a Skill

Posted: February 25, 2023

Peak Performance and Happiness as a Skill CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES Feb 25, 2023 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Achievement and relentless growth have been in my blood for as long as I can… Read More

This Is How Christians Are to Love

Posted: February 24, 2023

February 2023 Video Highlights: This Is How Christians Are to Love Love the Person. Celebrate Truth. Call Out Evil. In this 9-minute video, Jon Noyes shares how to love others when… Read More

Unpacking “My Body, My Choice”

Posted: February 24, 2023

February 20, 2023 by: Leah Savas This article is part of the Unpacking Culture series in which we examine a well-known axiom and weigh any true or positive aspects of it against any… Read More

Why Don’t Churches READ the Bible?

Posted: February 22, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM 22 February 2023 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching (1 Timothy 4:13). Reading this passage, I… Read More

Some Great Israel Photos

Posted: February 21, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM February 15, 2023 Greetings from Beersheba, Israel! Our time here is nearly over. Next tour: Turkey, June 2023. Today’s newsletter is an offering of photos from… Read More

Amen. Collected Prayers and Hymns for the Journey

Posted: February 21, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM February 08, 2023 Greetings from Magdala! This is the hometown of Mary Magdalene, where her synagogue was recently unearthed. I’m here with the 2023 Israel Biblical… Read More

Appreciation from our honored African guests (Israel 2023)

Posted: February 21, 2023

Following are just a few of the responses from African teachers as they experienced Israel 2023, compliments of IBTM: From windy Tel-Aviv going north, then South through the West Bank… Read More

HOPE worldwide Nepal: Helping schoolchildren

Posted: February 21, 2023

. Suman is a determined and ambitious 10-year-old student who is currently in Grade 4. He has a love for sports, especially basketball, and shares a close bond with his… Read More

Science and Faith: Enemies or Allies? – Feb 25th

Posted: February 18, 2023

All are invited to this free event. All detail in flyer below.

Should Christians Read Books by Atheists?

Posted: February 16, 2023

Author Alan Shlemon Published on 02/16/2023 I was recently asked whether Christians should read books by people like Richard Dawkins or other atheists. It’s a good question. It’s wise to… Read More

AIM UK-Ireland: Old Testament Survey

Posted: February 12, 2023

  Reasons for signing up for the Old Testament Module I am compiling a set of YouTube shorts giving inspiration for studying the first testament. Click the button below to… Read More

Discovery in the city of David

Posted: February 9, 2023

‘Jerusalem of Gold’: Volunteer unearths artifact of ‘great value’ at archaeological site An ancient 1,600-year-old bead made of pure gold was discovered during a dig in the City of David… Read More

Siege of Lachish—new analysis of the construction of the siege ramp

Posted: February 9, 2023

(Shared by Andrew Agerbak) Dear fellow British Museum tour guides, I saw this today and thought it added some additional richness to my favourite part of the museum: the Lachish… Read More

A History of the Quests for the Historical Jesus (2 Vols.)

Posted: February 7, 2023

Jesus’ life and teaching is important to every question we ask about what we believe and why we believe it. And yet there has never been common agreement about his… Read More

Mónica Guzmán | The Gift of Curiosity

Posted: February 7, 2023

Description In a world of increasing division, Mónica Guzmán offers advice for approaching conversation with curiosity. When we attempt to understand those who we disagree with, instead of merely attempting… Read More

N.T. Wright to Deliver the 2023 Malherbe Plenary Lecture

Posted: February 6, 2023

2023 Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary Speaker Over the course of several years N.T. Wright has been on the shortest of short lists to present a plenary lecture at the CSC…. Read More

2024 BST: Abraham’s Country: Eastern Turkey (20-29 October 2024)

Posted: February 6, 2023

We’re offering three Biblical Study Tours in 2024. The first two (both in February) are in Israel. The third (autumn) is to Turkey. Scroll down for full details. Take a… Read More

Old Testament Survey: AIM UK & Ireland

Posted: February 2, 2023

Introduction to the world of the Old Testament, from the historical & geographical background to the formation of the Old Testament itself. By Thames Valley Churches of Christ Date and time… Read More

Major discovery shines light on how mummies were made

Posted: February 2, 2023

We know a lot about how mummies were embalmed, but the specific substances and mixtures and how exactly they were used have long eluded us — until now.https://www.dw.com/en/major-discovery-shines-light-on-how-mummies-were-made/a-64580812?mobileApp=true

Natural Law: An Introduction, Part 2

Posted: February 1, 2023

Natural Law: An Introduction, Part 2 By Nicholas K. Meriwether JAN 30 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Universal law is the law of Nature. For there really is, as everyone to some extent… Read More

Derren Brown (atheist) sheds light on faith healing

Posted: February 1, 2023

“Illusionist Derren Brown reinvents the concept of ‘faith healing’ through a series of stunts that debunk the confines of fear, pain and disbelief.” This fascinating program, accessible HERE, sheds significant… Read More

Religious scholar argues for better understanding of church and state – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: January 31, 2023

Lori Windham In “Religious Freedom in a Secular Age,” Michael Bird takes on several tough challenges — arguing that secularism in government is a good thing, that both sides of… Read More

Prism 31: Self-assessment

Posted: January 31, 2023

. The questions and answers may be found in the audio recording and below, in the text of this post. Questions: Who devoted considerable time, expense, and energy to finding the Christ… Read More

Prism 30: Prime Prism Passages on Christ & the OT

Posted: January 30, 2023

. Following are 7 of my favorite passages in Matthew on the relationship of Christ to the Old Testament. 5:17—Jesus fulfills the Law. 22:40—Love as fulfillment the of Law. 23:23—The… Read More

Prism 29: Matthew the Evangelist

Posted: January 29, 2023

Matthew is mentioned in Matthew 9:9 and 10:3, and comes from Capernaum. His other name is Levi, son of Alpheus (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27). Matthew collected taxes for Herod Antipas, tetrarch… Read More

Why we serve – Christian Ray Flores

Posted: January 28, 2023

Open in app or online Why we serve CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES Jan 28 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Selfless acts of service to others are a key happiness-inducing practice. And yet a shocking percentage of… Read More

A Year in Review and a Welcome to 2023

Posted: January 28, 2023

A Year in Review and a Welcome to 2023Written by John TealJanuary, 2023 Growing up in Michigan, we had water everywhere! My county alone had about 450 lakes. When I… Read More

Prism 28: Review

Posted: January 28, 2023

. In this unit of our series, we make a rapid review of (most of) what we’ve learned so far in the Prism series.  

Prism 27: Terrified Men, Courageous Women (Matt 28:1-20)

Posted: January 27, 2023

. Resurrection (Matt 28:1-10) Terrified men & courageous women First witnesses of resurrection are women. Worship (v.9) Commission (Matt 28:11-20) Mountain—connection with Matt 5 and 17, and with Moses Worship—and Jesus… Read More

Prism 26: Sepulcher & Stone (Matt 27:57-66)

Posted: January 26, 2023

. Rich man (Matt 27:57-61) Isa 53:9 Wisdom 2:12—”Let us lie in wait for the righteous one, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for… Read More

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection

Posted: January 25, 2023

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection By Andrew T. Loke SAVE ▷  LISTEN It has often been objected by sceptics that the arguments for the existence of God are god-of-the-gaps arguments and that their… Read More

Q&A 1633—The circumcision of Moses 

Posted: January 25, 2023

When was Moses circumcised, and by whom? — S.W. First, let’s read the passage about Moses’ birth. We read in Exodus 2:1-2, “Now a man from the house of Levi… Read More

Prism 25: Through the Veil (Matt 27:45-54)

Posted: January 25, 2023

. Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? (Matt 27:45-50) Darkness (not an eclipse) Eli ~ Eliyahu Psalm 22 The Tear (Matt 27:51-54) Torn curtain = access to God. The raising of the… Read More

Q&A 1632—Must we utter Jesus’ Aramaic name?

Posted: January 25, 2023

When baptizing or praying in the name of Jesus, is it crucial to use the Aramaic pronunciation of his name? — C.M. Not at all. (As if you or I could… Read More

Prism 24: Crucifixion (Matt 27:15-44)

Posted: January 24, 2023

. Before Pilate (Matt 27:15-19) Release: Barabbas, or Jesus? In a way, Jesus substitutes for Barabbas—for you and me! Dream—reminds us of the disturbed sleep of Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Darius, or… Read More

Prism 23: Worthless Shepherds, Legions of Angels (Matt 26:30-68)

Posted: January 23, 2023

. Betrayal Theme in Psalter David Joseph Christ Last Supper & Arrest Covenant – prophesied in the O.T. (Jer 31:31-34; Isa 42:6; 49:8; 54:10; 55:3; 59:21; etc). Kingdom – exaltation… Read More

Prism 22: Judgment & Betrayal (Matt 25:11-26:16)

Posted: January 22, 2023

. Parable of the Foolish Virgins (Matt 25:11-13) “Lord, Lord”—see Matt 7:21. Authority to grant entry into the kingdom Parable of the Sheep & Goats (25:31-45) “Son of man” (Divine)… Read More

Homosexuality: The Most Divisive Topic in the Modern Church

Posted: January 21, 2023

June 2023 Video Highlights: Celebrate 30 Years of STR with Our Most Viewed Videos What Do Jesus and the Bible Say? There are many different opinions on this divisive topic… Read More

Prism 21: The Coming of the Lord (Matt 21:33-24:44)

Posted: January 21, 2023

. Judgment (Matt 23:33-39) Presumes sending of prophets after his return to heaven. Notice his divine authority. (Who else would “send prophets”?) V.39 (like 21:10) connects to Psalm 118:26. The… Read More

Generation Z: The Ongoing Conversation

Posted: January 20, 2023

You Are Invited… Feb 23-25, 2023 In Person at Oklahoma Christian University or virtually For information, the schedule & registration, go to https://www.teleiosconference.com/. Or learn more: Youtube GoogleDrive

Debate with Tom Jump

Posted: January 20, 2023

On Monday 23 January, 9am CT (3pm UK time), I will enter an informal debate with YouTube atheist Tom Jump. To watch the event, please click HERE.

Prism 20: The Most Quoted OT Passage (Matt 22:1-7-45)

Posted: January 20, 2023

. The Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matt 22:1-7) Wedding motif Messianic banquet (Isa 25; Ezek 39) Son Burning of Jerusalem (70 AD) Son of David Matt 22:41-45 Ps 1101… Read More

Prism 19: Cornerstone (Matt 21:33-34)

Posted: January 19, 2023

. Let’s now finish our study of Matthew 21. We have devoted significant time to several key Messianic prophets. Today this brings us to the Psalms—especially Ps 118—and Isaiah 28…. Read More

Q&A 1631—Radiometric dating inaccurate?

Posted: January 18, 2023

Some articles I’ve read in academic journals (about carbon dating) have led me to reject the scientific consensus that the earth is billions of years old. Please look at the… Read More

Q&A 1630–Wedding clothes = baptism?

Posted: January 18, 2023

I have heard people connect Gal 3:26-27 and Matt 22:11-12. They reason that unless you agree with their interpretation on baptism, you’ll be kicked out of the kingdom. I’m not… Read More

Prism 18: Prayer & Thieves (Matt 21:12-16)

Posted: January 18, 2023

. Palm Sunday (continued) Jesus cleanses the temple (Matt 21:12-13) Its filth: financial and spiritual corruption Strong parallels to Jerusalem of the late 6th century BC. Thus Jesus quotes Jer… Read More

Q&A 1629–Jesus goes, the Spirit comes?

Posted: January 17, 2023

Why did Jesus say he had to go in order for the Holy Spirit to come to the disciples? – T.K. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep… Read More

Q&A 1628—Mean-spirited?

Posted: January 17, 2023

I’m reading Ezra and am wondering if you have any insight for me. Ezra 4:1 states that “the enemies of the Jews” wanted to join in the work of building… Read More

Prism 17: Colt, Clouds, Clamor, Cleansing (Matt 22:2-13)

Posted: January 17, 2023

. The Triumphal Entry (Matt 21:2-5) Zech 9:9—prophecy of Messiah mounted on a donkey. The donkey as a royal animal, though also making for a humble entrance. In the Talmud (Sanhedrin 98a)… Read More

The Seven Sacraments

Posted: January 16, 2023

Note: The following was constructed from an 8-part series in our 2022 newsletter. Catholicism’s Seven Sacraments The Council of Trent (1545-1563) affirmed: “If anyone says that the sacraments… are not… Read More

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Posted: January 16, 2023

Stepping into the Jordan What’s Love Got To Do With It? Rob Kranz Jan 14 For me, one of the bright spots of the COVID lockdown was Disney’s release of Hamilton. I… Read More

Prism 16: Ransom (Matt 20:25-21:1)

Posted: January 16, 2023

. We have reached the midpoint of the Prism series (15 units behind us, 15 units in front of us, after this reflection. Ransom (Matt 20:25-28) Ransom is one of… Read More

Prism 15: Sheep & Thrones (18:12-19:28)

Posted: January 15, 2023

  The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Matt 18:12-14) YHWH as Father, but also Shepherd Messiah as Shepherd Ideal Davidic king as shepherd Binding & Loosing (Matt 18:18-20) Jesus’ unique… Read More

Prism 14: ID, Transfiguration, Tax (Matt 16:13-17:27)

Posted: January 14, 2023

. ID (Matt 16:13-19) Why these persons? Jesus (through his ministry, lifestyle, words…) reminds people of Jeremiah, Elijah, et al. Keys – Isaiah 22 (Eliakim, Shebna) but also YHWH –… Read More

Prism 13: Bread & Fish (Matt 14:20-16:4)

Posted: January 13, 2023

. Jesus feeds 5000 (Matt 14:20-21) Elisha fed 100 (2 Kings 4:42-44) 20:100 ÷ 5:5000 (1:5 vs. 1:1000) ~ 0.2%! Jesus is a prophet, but much greater than a prophet… Read More

Prism 12: Servant, Satan, Sign, Solomon, etc (Matt 12:15-13:51)

Posted: January 12, 2023

. Jesus’ ministry (Matt 12:15-21) Jesus did not want too much publicity: too much notoriety, too soon, and his arrest and execution would have come before he had completed other… Read More

Bridging the Gap – A Special Event

Posted: January 11, 2023

Bridging the Gap – A Special Event God’s word is the standard yesterday, today, and forever. Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Generation X, Y, or Z, God’s word equally… Read More

The Original Languages of the Bible

Posted: January 11, 2023

Listen to the podcast (13 minutes) and learn about the three original tongues of the scriptures. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

Prism 11: Isaiah & the Dead Sea Scrolls (Matt 11:1-12:7)

Posted: January 11, 2023

. Jesus & John (Matt 11:1-6) Sensitivity to John “In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. Once… Read More

Is Christianity Misogynistic? | Crossway Articles

Posted: January 10, 2023

January 09, 2023 by: Rebecca McLaughlin The Greatest Movement of Women in History! Some of my friends think Christianity has pushed women down. But Christianity actually lifted women up. We… Read More

Prism 10: Malachi, David, Micah (Matt 9:20-10:40)

Posted: January 10, 2023

  Big ideas so far: God’s kingdom includes Jews and Gentiles, men and women, the good, the bad & the ugly. Jesus fulfills the Scriptures by fulfilling Israel’s purpose, by… Read More

Natural Law: An Introduction

Posted: January 9, 2023

Natural Law: An Introduction By Nicholas K. Meriwether JAN 9 SAVE ▷  LISTEN “Well, the rules of the road have been lodged, it’s only people’s games you got to dodge.” —Bob… Read More

Prism 09: Wind & Waves, Mercy & Sacrifice (Matt 8:23-9:15)

Posted: January 9, 2023

  Calming the Sea (Matt 8:23-27) The is the action of Yahweh in the OT Psalm 65:7 Implication of divinity Forgiving sins (Matt 9:1-4) Only God can forgive sins. Implication… Read More

What Our Pro-Life Predecessors Can Teach Us about Standing against Abortion

Posted: January 8, 2023

The Supply and Demand of Abortion January 03, 2023 by: Marvin Olasky Success on the abortion supply side—cutting down the number of abortion suppliers—is only part of the battle. Work on… Read More

Prism 08: Our Sins & Sicknesses (Matt 8:1-17)

Posted: January 8, 2023

. Jesus heals the leper (Matt 8:1-4) This connects with the bird baptism passage of Lev 14! Several connections with Christ: the water, the wood, the blood (yarn), cleansing (hyssop),… Read More

Prism 07: The Epitome (Matt 5:1-8:1)

Posted: January 7, 2023

  The Sermon on the Mount: Matt 5:1/8:1 These chapters are the epitome of Jesus’ teaching. A scenario like Exodus 20 (Sinai)—Jesus and Moses Up and down a mountain 10… Read More

Prism 06: Temptations Three (Matt 4:1-16)

Posted: January 6, 2023

The assault: Satan attacks by trying to get Jesus to doubt his identity as Son of God. Jesus’ three temptations correspond to three temptations to which Israel gave in: to… Read More

Prism 05: The Water & the Challenge (Matt 3:1-17)

Posted: January 5, 2023

Review—Some big ideas in Matthew 1-2: The man Jesus is the Christ, son of David and son of Abraham. Yet his lineage (as Matthew relates it) honors a number of… Read More

Prism 04: Israel, or Christ? Herod, or Jesus? (Matt 2:13-23)

Posted: January 4, 2023

Hosea 11:1—When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. 2 The more they were called, the more they went away; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning offerings to… Read More

Prism 03: The Outsiders Get It, the Insiders Don’t (Matt 2:1-12)

Posted: January 3, 2023

Pagan stargazers! Persia? Babylon? In Ezra 7:8-9, Ezra came from Babylon (modern Iraq) to Jerusalem, taking four months to arrive! The irony of this passage is that outsiders—foreigners (the Magi)—recognize… Read More

Prism 02: Dust, Grime & the Virgin Birth (Matt 1:18-25)

Posted: January 2, 2023

Joseph was a great husband, protecting and trusting his wife, who technically could have been executed for promiscuity while still living in her father’s household (Deut 22:21). No evidence that… Read More

Prism 01: The Crucial Placement of Women in Christ’s Genealogy (Matt 1:1-17)

Posted: January 1, 2023

OT genealogies take their name from the progenitor, the first name in the list. But here the genealogy is designated according to the last member in the list! Note also… Read More

Prism: Christ in the OT (Matthew)

Posted: January 1, 2023

The 2023 devotional series explores how Matthew’s gospel sheds light on Christ in the Old Testament. These daily messages are intended to bring inspiration and insight as we appreciate the… Read More

Divine Hiddenness: A Sender or Receiver Problem?

Posted: December 30, 2022

Divine Hiddenness: A Sender or Receiver Problem? By Kenneth Samples Dec 30 SAVE ▷  LISTEN If the biblical God wants everyone to believe in him and potentially come into a saving… Read More

Q&A 1627—Heavenly Hosts?

Posted: December 27, 2022

Exactly what are the “heavenly hosts,” as in Luke 2:13? Are these choirs of angels? That’s what I used to think, probably because of the Christmas hymn “Oh, Come, All… Read More

Q&A 1626—Kosher Christians?

Posted: December 27, 2022

The Messianic Jews say the Old Testament food laws were never repealed. I also heard on the Bema podcast that part of Mark 7:19 (“Thus Jesus declared all foods clean”)… Read More

Joseph the Just

Posted: December 26, 2022

Stepping into the Jordan Joseph the Just Rob Kranz Dec 24 In keeping with the Christmas season, our church held a Christmas pageant put on by the kids. It was… Read More

How to conduct a spiritual review and preview-Malcolm Cox

Posted: December 21, 2022

Review and Prepare: Revelation 2:18-29 Here are some notes you might like to use for a spiritual review of 2022 and to help prepare spiritually for 2023. The videos I… Read More

Q&A 1625–December 25th after all?

Posted: December 21, 2022

Could Jesus have been born on 25 December? (My own question.) A: As Christmas nears, I wanted to reconsider the matter of the date of the first Christmas. Why? A friend (Chuck… Read More

Luke 2:14—”Peace, Good Will Towards Men”?

Posted: December 20, 2022

To hear the Christmas reflection (16 mins) on Luke 2:14, click the arrow.   Luke 2:1-7 (4-7) And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to… Read More

Dirty God?

Posted: December 18, 2022

Written by Dr. Drew BakerDecember, 2022 There are almost as many depictions of Christmas as there are definitions of love. From pop songs to greeting cards to sentimental movies, Christmas… Read More

3 Christmas Practices to Un-Scrooge Your Life

Posted: December 17, 2022

3 Christmas Practices to Un-Scrooge Your Life CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES Dec 17 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Christmas is not equally joyful for everyone. It disrupts our busy flow and makes us think… Read More

One Word: JOY

Posted: December 16, 2022

New Perspectives Vol. 57 Strength in Weakness is a place to connect, a place to feel seen, heard and valued… we find strength in connection.   A WORD one word can make… Read More

How Apologetics Serves Evangelism

Posted: December 16, 2022

How Apologetics Serves Evangelism By Douglas Groothuis and Andrew I. Shepardson Dec 16 We believe that as we share the good news with others, we are being faithful to the… Read More

The 12 Terms of Christmas

Posted: December 16, 2022

In this brief seasonal podcast (15 minutes) we will cover the meaning of 12 familiar, yet seldom understood, terms related to Christmas. Download here. Christmas: Christ + mass. Mass <… Read More

Not All Christmas Songs Are Created Equal

Posted: December 11, 2022

Reclaiming Christmas Carols for Our Worship December 07, 2022 by: Bob Kauflin Celebrating Christ through Song As my wife, Julie, and I were raising our six kids, we were a hard… Read More

Q&A 1624—Is God Opposed to Instrumental Music in Church?

Posted: December 11, 2022

My church teaches that it is wrong and unbiblical to use musical instruments in the assembly. I know there are instances of instrumental music in the Old Testament, but those… Read More

Carlos Santos Videos

Posted: December 10, 2022

Get to know Carlos Santos in these videos – in both English or Spanish. videos: https://www.youtube.com/@carlossantosEN/featured Carlos Santos A. 🇬🇧 This is my English channel. I decided to create this in… Read More

Thomas Jefferson on Jesus

Posted: December 10, 2022

Thomas Jefferson on Jesus By Colin Brown and Craig A. Evans Dec 10 Two works that specifically dealt with the historical Jesus were unpublished pieces compiled by Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826),… Read More

The Matrix Podcast (Joey Harris)

Posted: December 9, 2022

To listen to Joey Harris’ The Matrix Podcast ( minutes), click on the play button: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

The Pandemic Origins of Child Baptism

Posted: December 9, 2022

I recently found an interesting article at the website of the Biblical Archaeological Society. To read it, click HERE.

Live Your Vision—Part One & Part Two Videos, Free

Posted: December 9, 2022

Making 2023 Your Best Year Yet This year my wife has enjoyed tremendously her involvement in Live Your Vision, an excellent life coaching program led by Julie Landi. In November and… Read More

The Sinner’s Prayer—Relate4Ever Resources

Posted: December 7, 2022

Where are you in the relation with God? What gives you eternal life? How do you know for sure you are going to heaven after you die? This video will… Read More

Q&A 1623—Zombies in Jerusalem?

Posted: December 7, 2022

I was listening to your message on zombies—which I enjoyed! You asked, “What scripture comes to mind when you think of zombies?” I was surprised you didn’t discuss the passage… Read More

History, Hermeneutics & Church Polity – Courtney A. Bailey

Posted: December 1, 2022

Here is my self-published thesis, available on Amazon at the following link: History, Hermeneutics & Church Polity in the International Churches of Christ in Jamaica amazon.com And at Barnes and… Read More

AIM UK & Ireland – next module this Saturday 3rd December

Posted: November 30, 2022

Hi everyone, Just in case you hadn’t heard, the next AIM UK & Ireland module is round the corner – this Saturday in fact. The sessions will be both in-person… Read More

“God’s Other Servant” (on warfare), by Andy Fleming

Posted: November 28, 2022

Read the pdf version here: God’s Other Servants (Andy Fleming), or read below. GOD’S OTHER SERVANTS God’s Servants for Justice and Punishment …………………………………. 2 Christian Service and the Governing Authorities… Read More

The Sin of Greed: Money & the Protestant Reformation

Posted: November 28, 2022

Daniel McCoy | Bio SHARE How destructive is the sin of greed? Greed is an attitude that craves more and more and can never find enough. Colossians 3:5 equates greed with idolatry,… Read More

Apologetics and Church Abuse

Posted: November 27, 2022

By Andrew I. Shepardson NOV 25 SAVE      ▷  LISTEN The emergence of the #ChurchToo conversations in 2018 and the release of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast in 2021 have rightly… Read More

How to Crush Your Pastor | Crossway Articles

Posted: November 27, 2022

November 26, 2022 by: Peter Orr How Our Behavior Can Negatively Affect Our Pastors I want to lay out the steps you should take if you want to crush your pastor… Read More

Abortion, Conception & the Beginning of Human Life

Posted: November 27, 2022

Here are a podcast and notes on Abortion, Conception & the Beginning of Human Life (42 minutes) Click here to download. ¶1 Introduction   What does the Bible say on the… Read More

“Philosophy Pub”—An Inventive Way to Reach Seekers

Posted: November 23, 2022

By Lisa Quintana Brent Lyons was finishing up his Master’s degree at Talbot School of Theology in science and religion and just knew he wanted to reach nonbelievers with all… Read More

Happy the Elephant Is Denied Personhood – Does God Exist? Today

Posted: November 23, 2022

JUNE 20, 2022 BY DGE? A zoo elephant and human children. There is a difference! Atheists claim that humans are just animals, so animals should have the same rights as humans. On June… Read More

Persecution & Martyrdom

Posted: November 23, 2022

This message (32 mins) covers the various ways in which Christians of the first few centuries were persecuted (slander, exile, confiscation, etc). Following is a study of persecution and martyrdom… Read More

10 Things You Should Know about Islam | Crossway Articles

Posted: November 22, 2022

This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. Thinking Critically about Islam November 15, 2022by: A. S. Ibrahim I always teach my students to distinguish between Islam and Muslims…. Read More

Alcohol Is a More Destructive Drug – Does God Exist? Today

Posted: November 22, 2022

The media and medical profession pay a great deal of attention to the damaging effects of methamphetamine, cocaine, and opioids, but alcohol is a more destructive drug. In 2019, alcohol… Read More

Where Are the Children? – Dr. Shannon Rains

Posted: November 21, 2022

Where Are The Children? November 2022 “Where are the children?” I ask my college students this question often as we read Scripture. I invite the students to use their imaginations…. Read More

Why We Can Believe

Posted: November 19, 2022

Enjoy this video from a class given to the campus ministry in Denver, Colorado on November 15, 2022. (Because of livestreaming timing, the Q&A section does get cut off.) Also… Read More

Is Objective Morality a Brute Fact?

Posted: November 19, 2022

Is Objective Morality a Brute Fact? By Paul M. Gould NOV 18 SAVE ▷  LISTEN If there is a moral landscape, and if at least some objective values and obligations hold… Read More

Here’s How to Test and Discover Truth

Posted: November 17, 2022

November 2022 Video Highlights: Here’s How Christianity Stands up against Other Worldviews Christianity Is Logical, Literal, and Livable In this 12-minute video, Robby Lashua provides three criteria for evaluating worldviews in this… Read More

God’s Transcendence and Immanence

Posted: November 14, 2022

God’s Transcendence and Immanence By Christopher Watkin NOV 14 Western thought has long wrestled with the distinction between the transcendent and the immanent. Something is transcendent (from the Latin transcendere, meaning… Read More

Gordon Fee Obituary—Christianity Today

Posted: November 5, 2022

Gordon Fee once told his students on the first day of a New Testament class at Wheaton College that they would—someday—come across a headline saying “Gordon Fee Is Dead.” “Do… Read More

Ancient Christian monastery found off coast of United Arab Emirates could be 1,400 years old, pre-dating Islam

Posted: November 3, 2022

This March 14, 2022, handout photo from the Department of Archaeology and Tourism of Umm al-Quwain shows an ancient Christian monastery uncovered on Siniyah Island in Umm al-Quwain, United Arab… Read More

“Is God a Vindictive Bully?” by Paul Copan

Posted: October 28, 2022

Is God a Vindictive Bully? Reconciling Portrayals of God in the Old and New Testaments Critics outside the church often accuse the Old Testament God of genocide, racism, ethnic cleansing,… Read More

Lessons on Loving Our Neighbor from To Kill a Mockingbird’s Boo Radley

Posted: October 28, 2022

Lessons on Loving Our Neighbor from To Kill a Mockingbird’s Boo Radley By Megan Joy Rials OCT 27, 2022 *This article appears courtesy of The Society for Women of Letters. On… Read More

Reflections on Prayer-Greg Koukl

Posted: October 25, 2022

Some things come easily for me, but prayer is not one of them. Maybe you struggle with prayer, too. If so, these thoughts on prayer might be helpful to you…. Read More

Interview with a San Diego (CGU) Pastor

Posted: October 23, 2022

Interview with Evan Foote (edited by John Teal)October 2022 This month’s newsletter article is an interview with one of the founding pastors of the San Diego Common Grounds Unity chapter…. Read More

Unity is not a ‘nice to have’ — it is ‘mission critical’ – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: October 20, 2022

Political and cultural divides are creeping into churches. Social media has given Christians a louder voice to express views on cultural issues and even church membership. In “Not in It to… Read More

The over-sexualisation of children must be stopped

Posted: October 20, 2022

OPINION The over-sexualisation of children must be stopped By Julie Maxwell 18 October 2022 2 min read Current teaching on marriage, sex and identity is not protecting our children from harm,… Read More

What Are Bodies For?

Posted: October 15, 2022

What Are Bodies For? By Branson Parler Oct 14 ▷  LISTEN SAVE What are bodies for? The overarching story of our secular age is one of liberty. The main command of… Read More

War, Peace, and Violence: Four Christian Views

Posted: October 12, 2022

War, Peace, and Violence Four Christian Views In a world of war, terrorism, and other geopolitical threats to global stability, how should committed Christians honor Jesus Christ and his Word?… Read More

Truth Changes Everything, by Jeff Myers, Ph.D.

Posted: October 12, 2022

Truth Changes Everything How People of Faith Can Transform the World In Times of Crisis By Jeff Myers, Ph.D., President of Summit Ministries As a university student, I was taught… Read More

Israel tours: Suggested reading, listening, & viewing

Posted: October 11, 2022

Reading You will find lots of ideas at Tripadvisor. If you’re looking for a comprehensive guidebook, I like the DK Eyewitness Travel volume. If you want something more historical, Steve and Leigh Kinnard lived… Read More

Free ‘Scripture in Context’ series

Posted: October 8, 2022

All the chapters of the Scripture in Context series from Lexham Press will be freely available on this site, though only a few at a time. There’s more every month,… Read More

Disciples Center for Education

Posted: October 6, 2022

Investing in innovative spiritual initiatives to develop maturity in Christ for all disciples Learn More


Posted: October 4, 2022

Through the years I’ve read a good few books on progressive theology—on both sides of the issues. (And there are many!) An interesting book worth reading is Wildfire: How Progressive Theology is… Read More

8 Ways We Normalize the Abnormal | Crossway Articles

Posted: October 4, 2022

The Norm Should Be Love God has made it clear that the norm for his children should be love. It is the thing that the listening and watching world should… Read More

Covenant Eyes – New blog posts and video content

Posted: September 30, 2022

   Check out our latest blog posts!   5 Big Questions About Christians and Porn Lisa Eldred • Christians and porn have an odd relationship. Most Christians, if asked, would say… Read More

Teleios Society Conference, 23-25 February 2023

Posted: September 28, 2022

I wanted to let you all know that we have been busy planning the 2023 Teleios Society conference. As you know, starting in 2020, we began having “destination” conferences and invited… Read More

Two quizzes on Buddhism

Posted: September 28, 2022

QUIZ I 1. The Buddha (“enlightened one”) refers to a. Ayatollah Khomeini       b. Guru Nanak       c. Siddhartha Gautama       d. Ali Baba… Read More

Apologetics315 – Daily apologetic resources

Posted: September 26, 2022

The mission of Apologetics 315 is to provide educational resources for the defense of the Christian faith, with the goal of strengthening the faith of believers and engaging the questions… Read More

Here’s How to Talk About Sex, Worldviews, and Heritage

Posted: September 22, 2022

September 2022 Video Highlights:Two of Today’s Most Difficult Conversations Can Cultural Heritage and Christianity Co-Exist? In this four-minute video, Alan Shlemon responds to the question ”How do we encourage our kids about… Read More

3 Times Jesus Told Us He Was God without Saying It | Crossway Articles

Posted: September 22, 2022

September 20, 2022by: Rebecca McLaughlin Who Is Jesus? In the episode “A Good Man Goes to War,” the British sci-fi hero Doctor Who prepares to fight. His pregnant best friend Amy… Read More

4 Evenings — Explorations in Christian faith

Posted: September 22, 2022

Come enjoy any or all four evenings with Dr. Douglas Jacoby, world-renowned Christian Apologist, as he explores with us some fundamental tenets of the Christian faith, and the reasons that… Read More

You’re Invited: A Polarized Climate

Posted: September 22, 2022

Loving our neighbors well through disagreements can be tough, especially when it comes to topics like climate change. But to be part of the solution, we have to start with… Read More

Ten Practices That Will Lead To Greater Unity, by Rubel Shelly

Posted: September 19, 2022

Written by Rubel ShellySeptember 2022 Edition The following article is reproduced by permission of its author, Rubel Shelly. This list of ten practices was handed out at Harbor: The Pepperdine Bible… Read More

How to Lead Like Jesus, by Bill Gaultiere

Posted: September 15, 2022

  We are each called to lead others to Jesus. In your leadership role as a pastor, elder, counselor, group leader, supervisor, or parent, are you leading in the way of… Read More

Quizzes on Islam

Posted: September 12, 2022

QUIZ 1 Test your knowledge of one of the major world religions. If we are to love and influence all nations for Christ, it’s vital we have at least a basic… Read More

The Reliability of the Gospels

Posted: September 12, 2022

The Reliability of the Gospels: FAQs By Craig Blomberg Sep 12 Years ago, a well-known company that helped individuals compute and file their taxes ran a series of television ads… Read More

Martin Luther Misquoted by Evangelicals

Posted: September 12, 2022

Today, evangelicals defend Luther’s pithy statement: “Justification by faith alone in Christ alone.” Here is what R.C. Sproul, founder of Ligonier ministries, has to say about Luther’s theological accomplishments. “Luther… Read More