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When a Christian businessman tried to share Scripture with a non-Christian, he was met with laughter.
Not because of the Word, but because of the words—the “strange” English of the KJV. [Read more…]
This month we’re celebrating Black History Month on the blog, and we’ll be featuring writings and teachings from African-American Christians past and present.
In this lecture from History and Theology of the African American Church, Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. describes theological development among African-American slaves. [Read more…]
A recent survey shows nearly one-third of smartphone users rank their mobile banking app as their most-used app, just after social media and weather. And it’s not just the under-30 crowd that’s managing their money from their phones. Nearly half of adults in the survey are increasingly using mobile banking.1
Here are three tips for making the most of these changes when it comes to helping your members give financially. [Read more…]
But with a David C Cook study kit, all you need to do is invite your group. You’ll get study books, videos, and leader material to help guide your group toward a stronger faith in God and deeper relationships with one another. [Read more…]
In Jesus Wins, releasing this month, Dayton Hartman argues that a biblical view of eschatology produces a different response. It places Jesus’ return and victory at the center and inspires hope and greater faithfulness in the present age.
This excerpt reminds readers that the entire story of redemption is about getting us back to paradise and the intended relationship with our Creator that began in the garden of Eden. [Read more…]
Given that only two angels are explicitly named in Scripture (Michael and Gabriel), it is unsurprising that they have garnered a lot of attention, speculation, and reverence throughout the centuries—in both religious tradition and popular media.
Some even believe Michael was the pre-incarnate Jesus.
R.C. Sproul1 was ready to escape his dry campus for an evening at the bar when he realized he was out of cigarettes. Recalling the vending machine in the dorm, he returned to pick up a 25¢ pack of Lucky Strikes. We don’t often hear of smoking as a catalyst for good things, but that night Sproul’s nicotine craving led to a conversation about God.
Each year, Christianity Today honors outstanding books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels, edited by Barry Beitzel, recently received this prestigious award for the category of Biblical Studies. The commentary delivers fresh insight by paying attention to an often overlooked component of the Gospel stories—their geographical setting.
Most houses (be they of a commoner or a king) had a guest–room or lodging place (katalyma) where a traveler could pause to eat or sleep for a period of time.
This excerpt explores—and challenges—the traditional understanding of the location of Jesus’ birth. [Read more…]
Beware of missing the forest for the trees in Titus 21
While Paul certainly has particular instructions for older men, older women, young men, young women, slaves, and masters, the overall thrust of the chapter is equally important.
Let’s take a closer look at Paul’s instructions to walk away with a balanced understanding of the chapter—and in the process, learn a few simple steps we can apply to our Bible study, whatever the passage.