In this excerpt from Holy Labor: How Childbirth Shapes a Woman’s Soul, Aubry G. Smith shares how feminine descriptions of God in the Bible are not something to fear, but rather a way of knowing more about his character: (more…)
With how much of our interactions happen online now, more and more churches are using technology to encourage spiritual growth and fellowship throughout the week.
This is not to replace face-to-face teaching and fellowship, but to reinforce it, providing opportunities to learn and build relationships in addition to the few times a week people can get together. [Read more…]
This excerpt featuring pastor and author Philip Yancey is adapted from the free guide How to Study the Bible, originally published in the Nov.–Dec. 2014 issue of Bible Study Magazine. It is presented as originally published.
In this guide, 12 trusted Christian teachers reveal how they approach their own Bible study.
Devotional books are excellent tools to fire up your spiritual growth. Whether you’re a longtime Christian, a new believer, or just investigating, devotionals offer biblical insights in short readings to refresh your soul.
This excerpt has been adapted from C.H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening: Daily Readings. In each devotion, Spurgeon offers two short meditations on Scripture—one to read each morning and another at the end of the day. In today’s morning reading, Spurgeon reminds believers how Christ’s presence in our lives brings hope and joy in the midst of trials. [Read more…]
We often watch TV in isolation—and purely for entertainment. But what if there were a way to use TV to bring people together instead?
Faithlife TV offers an array of small group studies that turn your TV into a tool for facilitating discussions about important topics.
From women’s studies to theological conversations to marriage preparation and more, these five resources will help you connect with family, friends, or a church group. [Read more…]
This is a guest post by Paul Tripp, author and founder of the Parenting conference. It has been adapted from a blogpost and has been edited for readability.
It was 11:00 p.m. on a Sunday night and I was pulling out of the grocery store parking lot, exhausted and overwhelmed. After putting our four children to bed much later than we wanted to, my wife Luella discovered we didn’t have anything in the house to pack for the kids’ lunches the next day. So, with an attitude that couldn’t be described as joyful, I got in the car and did a late-night food run. As I waited for the light to change, it hit me. It seemed as if my mission was impossible: I was called to be the father of four children. [Read more…]
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The Emotionally Healthy Church
In this new edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Peter Scazzero shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help pastors and individual church members slow down—an integral key to spiritual and emotional health.
God Has a Name
God Has a Name is shaped around one incredibly important paragraph in Exodus. In the well-known story of Moses interacting with God on Mount Sinai, Moses asks to see God’s glory. But what God does—and says—is surprising and relevant for anyone who wants to understand God today. For everyone who is trying to understand this God that the Bible talks about, this is the place to begin.
While living and working in one of the world’s most impoverished countries, teacher, doula, and young mother Rachel Marie Stone unexpectedly caught a baby without wearing gloves, drenching her bare hands with HIV-positive blood. Already worried about her health and family and whether her service was of any use, Stone grappled anew with realities of human suffering, global justice, and maternal health.
10,000 Reasons reveals the stories beyond the well-known church anthem, fusing global worship leader Matt Redman’s own encounters of God with those from believers throughout the ages.
It’s hard to imagine Josh McDowell was once agnostic. Yet out of his honest examination into the claims of the Bible he became a Christian and soon wrote Evidence That Demands a Verdict, one of the most influential Christian books of the last century. Since that time he’s authored and coauthored 150 books and given more than 27,000 talks to over 25 million people. [Read more…]