Nearly 70% of Americans Say This Common Budget Buster is a MAJOR Stressor

This week’s blog post is sponsored by Medi-Share, the affordable CHRISTIAN alternative to health insurance. According to the American Psychological Association, two-thirds of Americans across all income levels say health insurance is a significant financial stressor.  That’s simply too high. Plus, for Christians, there is a worthy alternative: Medi-Share, a Christian health care sharing platform that has been around for almost 30 years. According to a recent survey by Medi-Share, only 20% of Christians in the US even know about …

The Questions Women Asked and Their Impact Upon the Church

This week’s blog is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books and written by Simonetta Carr—who encourages you to keep asking questions. Be sure to take a look at her new book Questions Women Asked. Unending Questions Kids ask a lot of questions. According to a 2013 British study by Littlewoods.com, girls do so more than boys, asking as many as 390 questions per day based on a thousand participants. Eighty-two percent of these questions are addressed to mothers. A quarter of …

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Is Your Doctrine of the Trinity Novel?

This week the blog is sponsored by Baker Books and is adapted from Matthew Barrett’s new book Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit. “If Christian theology today is sometimes in disarray… one of the major reasons is…its lack of roots.” —John Webster I have always wanted to travel to Lebanon and touch one of its ancient cedars. These cedars are so old that monks used to call them the Cedars of God. When Solomon built his temple, he …

Do We Really Believe in Equality?

This week the blog is sponsored by Baker Books and is adapted from Michael Sherrard’s new book Why You Matter: How Your Quest for Meaning Is Meaningless without God. We live in an ironic time. The belief that all people should be treated equally is spreading, and yet, so is hatred. People genuinely hate each other today: republicans and democrats, mask wearers and virus conspirators, Disney and those who think Gina Carano shouldn’t have been kicked off Mandalorian. Half the …

Who Will Your High School Student Be On The Other Side of College?

This week the blog is sponsored by Boyce College and they are inviting you to join them for their Virtual Preview Day on March 26th. Who will your high school student be on the other side of college? That is a question every thoughtful parent ponders as they consider post-secondary educational options. You will learn more about answering that question by participating in Boyce College Virtual Preview Day on Friday, March 26 starting at 4pm (ET). Your student is going to …

Hypocrisy is Hard to Avoid: 3 Kinds of Hypocrisy We’re Especially Prone To

This week the blog is sponsored by The Good Book Company, which publishes Biblical, relevant, and accessible resources like those recommended below. Dwight L. Moody once said, “Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.” When you look at today’s headlines about Christians in the news and the rhetoric around Christianity on social media, that’s a sobering thought.  Hypocrisy might be the greatest stumbling block that gets in the way of people …

Drawing Close to God Amid Bitter Circumstances

This week the blog is sponsored by Baker Books and is adapted from Stephen Viars’ new book Overcoming Bitterness: Moving from Life’s Greatest Hurts to a Life Filled with Joy. Do you have any bitterness in your life? As a pastor attempting to shepherd our church family through a worldwide pandemic, I have had a front-row seat to many stories of sadness, heartache, and disappointment. It has been difficult to watch my brothers and sisters suffer, along with many other members of our …

The Unexpected Benefits of Online Counseling

This sponsored post was provided by Burke Counseling Group which invites you to book an online appointment with their trained biblical counselors. Transition brings change. And change brings new levels of sanctification into our lives. Many people, just like you and me, are experiencing new levels of sanctification as they continue to be “conformed to the image of the Son”; spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially. What if you were able to dialogue with and get feedback from someone, in the …

AGTV: A New Bible-based Streaming Network

This week the blog is sponsored by AGTV, a new video streaming service that features a carefully curated collection of films and television series such as American Gospel, Luther, Calvinist, Christianity Explored, and Epic. In Paul’s letters to Timothy, he repeatedly exhorts him to “Guard the deposit entrusted to you.” (1 Timothy 6:20). “Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.” (2 Timothy 1:14). That treasure, of course, is the good …

Social Justice in our Divided Age: 5 Things About Which I Hope and Pray We Can All Agree

This post is written by Thaddeus J. Williams, author of Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth, and is sponsored by Zondervan Academic. Combining the word “social” with the word “justice” is a bit like mixing Mentos with soda. It is highly explosive, especially when we don’t bother to define our terms. Some use “social justice” to describe what our ancient brothers and sisters did to rescue and adopt precious little image-bearers who had been discarded like trash at the literal human …