Charles Spurgeon’s Dangerous Mission

This sponsored post was provided by Christian T. George, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Curator, The C.H. Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. David once said, “There is only a step between me and death” (1 Samuel 20:3). Charles Spurgeon almost took that step many times. His mother, Eliza, gave birth to sixteen children after Spurgeon was born. Half of them died. Diseases like the plague that shut down Spurgeon’s school in Newmarket could have easily killed the preacher …

How to Read 20 Books a Year Effortlessly

Most of us would like to read more great books. We have reading lists a mile long and books that collect dust on the shelf. We know that books help us grow in our relationships, our attitudes and most importantly our faith. But, how do we find the time? Most of us would like to read more great books. We have reading lists a mile long and books that collect dust on the shelf. We know that books help us grow in our relationships, our attitudes and most importantly our faith. But, how do we find the time?
I found audiobooks almost 20 years ago when I grew tired of listening to the radio on my two-hour commute.

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Five Great Reasons to Skip Reading Your Bible This Summer

This sponsored post was prepared by The Good Book Company, publisher of 90 Days in Judges, Galatians and Ephesians by Tim Keller and Richard Coekin Summer is here! And we’ve got five great reasons to skip reading your Bible this summer: You’re on vacation! Vacations are for doing fun stuff: road trips, hikes, BBQs, water fights, and yeah, reading. It’s not that you don’t like the Bible, it’s just that after working hard all year, you deserve to relax with something a …

How to Teach Your Kids About Sex

Of all the discussions we have had in our family about sex, probably 95 percent of them have concerned character issues. We’ve had discussions about God’s purposes for sex, the importance of sex and marriage, and why you should wait for marriage before you have sex. We talked about how to avoid situations in which you are tempted, how different types of media shape our thoughts in this area, the types of movies to see and avoid, how to respond when someone challenges your convictions, and many other topics. We have found that the issues surrounding human sexuality, such as self-control and obedience to God, are the foundational character qualities every parent wants to build into his teenager.

So Others May Hear and Live

“So Others May Hear and Live.” This is the rallying cry of every missionary called to unreached and hard-to-reach people groups. And it is the rallying cry for Midwestern College’s Fusion program, which is training college students for that very mission.

How Should Parents Respond to their Children’s Sexual Sin?

This sponsored post was prepared by Russell D. Moore on behalf of the 2017 ERLC National Conference: Christ-Centered Parenting in a Complex World. I recently received an email from a parent who had discovered her teenager in sexual sin, and was wondering how to respond to it as a Christian parent. That’s a good question. Here’s what I believe the gospel commands from us as parents in addressing our children’s sexual sin: We should feel burdened It’s good for parents to …

4 Ways We Go Wrong in Thinking about the Holy Spirit

Who exactly is the mysterious third person of the Trinity? Why does he seem to possess less reality than the Father and the Son? Perhaps we think of the Holy Spirit as a divine force or energy that we can “plug into” for spiritual power. Or as the kinder and gentler—more intimate—side of God. But a person—in fact, a distinct person of the Godhead?

To Ph.D or Not to Ph.D?

This sponsored post was prepared by Dr. Todd Chipman of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you’ve ever wondered whether pursuing a Ph.D. in your theological training would be worth it, there are lots of factors to consider aside from wondering how it might impact your career aspirations. If you’re sorting through whether Ph.D studies are for you, think and pray through the following questions. 1. Can you be single-minded and voracious in your studies? The Ph.D allows students to devote their …

Family Worship Has Fallen on Hard Times

This sponsored post was written by Joel Beeke on behalf of the Family Worship Bible Guide. Family worship has fallen on hard times. Parents often say they are too busy to do it. Or else they don’t know how to do it because their parents never did it. When my parents commemorated their fiftieth anniversary, all five of us children decided to express thanks to our father and mother for one thing without consulting each other. Remarkably, all five of …