Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Hymn Sunday is a collaboration with Getty Music. You will find a video along with downloadable sheet music. This song is all about the concept of beholding the life of Christ. It was inspired by this scripture from 2 Corinthians: “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit (2 Cor 3:18).” A …

Transitioning to College for the Glory of God

This sponsored posted was written by Dustin Bruce, Dean of Boyce College (and, as it happens, the college my son attends). Everything about Boyce — its theological core, its commitment to a biblical worldview, its community of discipleship, and its heart for the world — is rooted in the gospel and focused on the transformation that goes beyond education.  For those called to ministry, Boyce offers an innovative program that allows students to earn their B.A. and M.Div. in 5 years. Learn …

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Do You Have Ears to Hear

This week the blog is sponsored by Dwell and written by Jeff McFadden. As I write this it’s mid-July, which means that, for many of us, it’s been 5 or 6 months since we fell off the wagon of the annual I’m-going-to-read-the-Bible-in-a-year train. The new year’s hope and optimism was knocked aside in the busyness of spring, and what summer offers in the way of time feels sapped away by heat and travel. One of the constant struggles of my …

Snowflakes, Suicide, and Scripture

This week the blog is sponsored by Crown & Covenant and this post is written by Pastor Rutledge “Rut” Etheridge III is assistant professor of biblical studies at Geneva College. His book, God Breathed (Crown & Covenant Publications), releases August 2019. I like to think that I’m young, and compared to some people—and most trees—I am. But as the number to the right of the four in my age continues its cruel ascent, I’m increasingly thankful for the life-giving privilege of ministering …

The Christian College And The Great Commission

This sponsored posted was written by R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of Southern Seminary and Boyce College (which, as it happens, is the college my son attends). Everything about Boyce — its theological core, its commitment to a biblical worldview, its community of discipleship, and its heart for the world — is rooted in the gospel and focused on the transformation that goes beyond education. If you or someone you know is interested in Boyce College, they’re still accepting applications for fall …

The Lord Is My Salvation

Hymn Sunday is a collaboration with Getty Music. You will find a video of a favorite psalm along with downloadable sheet music. This is a song of testimony, inspired in part by Psalm 27. Our witness, at the simplest level, is telling another person what Christ has done for us. Singing songs of faith helps build our confidence in the God who calls us to serve, with both our words and our lives. As the seasons change, we are reminded …

Practicing the Present

This week the blog is sponsored by Moody Publishers. John Koessler is an award-winning author and teacher who served on the Moody faculty for 25 years. In his new book, Practicing the Present: The Neglected Art of Living in the Now (Moody, 2019), he addresses how to evade the tyranny of past regrets and future plans and meet God right where we are, in the present. Get Out of Your Discomfort Zone The other day a friend asked me, “What …

Gospel Above All

This sponsored post was prepared by J.D. Greear in support of his Bible study Gospel Above All which features Greear in dialog with David Platt, Jen Wilkin, Rosaria Butterfield, Albert Mohler, and many others. Bible-based Christianity is dead. At least that’s what society wants you to believe. Churches are closing their doors. Evangelicals are leaving the faith. The tide of those who identify as “no religion” is rising. Is the handwriting on the wall? Is the Christian movement done? Must Christians …

PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God

This week the blog is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. After much hard work, the PURITAN Documentary deluxe box set is in production with the anticipated release this summer. It includes: A two-hour documentary featuring MacArthur, Piper, Mohler, Lawson, Beeke, Packer, Ferguson, DeYoung and many more. Thirty-five video lessons and workbook featuring respected pastors and theologians. Following God Fully – An Introduction to the Puritans by Joel Beeke and Michael Reeves. Additional special features and gift items. Watch the latest …

Our God Is A Relational God

This week the sponsored post is adapted and abridged from Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty Isn’t the American Dream by Brian Fikkert and Kelley M. Kapic (©2019) and published by Moody Publishers. Used by permission. Before we can heal the brokenness in the world, we must diagnose the deeper issues of what causes brokenness.  We must understand who God is, why He created humankind and what causes people to change. In our new book Becoming Whole: Why the …