The Foundry Bible Immersion: A Ten-Week Discipleship & Gap-Year Program in Washington, D.C.

This week the blog has been sponsored by Bible Immersion.  This post has been written by Jordan Standridge the Director, Foundry Bible Immersion Program. If you could spend Ten weeks of your life focusing only on God and His word would you do it? Ten weeks to change your life and to deepen your love for Christ? You can at the Foundry Bible Immersion in Washington D.C. After serving as a college Pastor over the last few years I know that …

Why Your Singing Matters Even If You Think You Can’t Sing.

This sponsored post was provided by Lifeway and written by Keith Getty. Do you avoid joining in with congregational worship in church because you think you can’t sing?  Perhaps you can recall an awkward conversation as a child when you were asked to mouth the words, rather than sing them; or when it was suggested that being a member of your school or church choir might not be the best fit for your gifts.  But if you can speak, you …

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Learn, Read, & Grow More in 2018

This sponsored post was provided by Books at a Glance. While not everyone has a written set of New Year’s goals or resolutions, most people take the opportunity of a New Year to identify one or two things you’d like to improve, change, or do more of in the next 12 months, and studies have shown that reading more is always top priority. Reading More Takes More Time…or Does it??? If you’re reading this article, then the odds are that …

I Shall Not Die But Live and Tell

The doctors warned my wife that I might never recover. Food and fluid were pumped into me intravenously, my death was awaited with baited breath, and my life was prayed for by many of God’s people. One day, early in this ordeal, I tried to pray, but could not think of any words to pray! I knew who I was, where I was, and that I was in bad shape. My memory was like an empty room. I saw a floor, a ceiling, and walls, but they were completely featureless. I could not, try as I did, think of even a single verse of Scripture. Not one!

The Bible: From Confusion to Clarity

This sponsored post was provided by Clarifying The Bible. You don’t want to waste your life. You want to joyfully follow Jesus and help others do the same. And, you know that meaningful time in the Scriptures, a growing familiarity with the Bible, and a confidence in handling God’s Word are absolutely essential to that end. But, maybe you’re stuck. In many ways, the Bible is a complex book. It’s thick. It’s long. It can seem disorganized at times. It can …

What’s Wrong with Theistic Evolution?

The debate about biological origins continues to be hotly contested within the Christian church. Prominent organizations such as Biologos (USA) and Faraday Institute (UK) insist that Christians must yield to an unassailable scientific consensus in favor of contemporary evolutionary theory and modify traditional biblical ideas about the creation of life accordingly. Such organizations promote a view known as “theistic evolution” or “evolutionary creation,” arguing that God used—albeit in an undetectable way—evolutionary mechanisms to produce all forms of life.

In Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America have joined forces to contest this proposal.

Reformation Women: Gender Roles During the Reformation

We don’t tend to think of the 16th century as a time when people had to sort out female identity issues. But Roman Catholicism had very strong ideas about women and what they should be doing. For example, lactating nuns and celibate wives were both considered holy. That’s a problem! And because Roman Catholic tradition fell apart under a scriptural examination, the Protestant church had to deal with the fallout. Runaway nuns and priest’s wives revealed real issues of gender and identity confronting early Protestantism. The church turned to Scripture for guidance

95 eBooks Sale: Key Books on the Reformation and Reformed Theology

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Martin Luther’s writing of his 95 Theses, Zondervan has discounted 95 of their key eBooks on the Reformation, Reformed theology, and more. See the deals here. Many of the books in this sale are worthy reads; some of them have been reviewed on this blog. Below you will find a handful of the deals that are especially practical and powerful. Check out all the eBooks in Zondervan’s 95 eBooks Sale …

4 Ways We Get the Reformation Completely Wrong

It seems like every publisher, organisation and church has been waving the reformation flag in some way as we celebrate 500 years of the protestant revolution.

No doubt there are many church members who have been helped to discover an aspect of our evangelical heritage that was invisible to them. But I wonder if there isn’t a different category of Christian that needs a different kind of help. Like any slice of history and heritage, we can easily get the wrong impression about what was really going on. Here are four common ones … you may have others.

How to Talk To Your Kids About Human Dignity

As Christian parents, it is important we teach our kids the truth about who they are, who God is, and about their place in the mission of God. One important piece of this role is to teach and talk to our kids about what it means to be human and to see the humanity of others.