Much of what Christians are asked to believe is not explicit in Scripture. In fact, some of what we believe is arguably not contained in Scripture at all. Questions about the canon of Scripture itself, the nature of biblical inspiration, who can write Scripture, when the canon closed, when a couple is joined in marriage, […]
Greg had prayed for God’s blessings and favor when he got out of college, and God had certainly answered. Greg had been given a beautiful family, and his career had taken off dramatically. He rose from entry level to executive in the short space of seven years, and people in the industry began calling him […]
A recent article on the UK-based website Christian Today (not to be confused with Christianity Today) poses the question “Can Science Prove Christian Meditation Works?” (click on the link to read the article). The author notes that spirituality is a “hot topic” these days, and so speculates how Christian forms of meditation stack up against meditation practices from other […]
How can learning about our brain’s hardwiring enable us to be more persuasive? Steve Adams explains Jesus had a tough ask when you think about it. Join an intangible kingdom led by a man predicting his own death and claiming to be God. Yet he still persuaded people to follow him. And it wasn’t just […]
Dear small-town pastor, I’m a small-town pastor myself, and I want to spur you on in the ministry. We labor in places we dearly love, but few others have heard of. We have a wide range of responsibilities, which may include (but not be limited to) typing the bulletin, doing pest control for the church […]
It all begins with delight. The Christian life the New Testament describes simply cannot be lived if our hearts do not love and treasure God. No one sells all they own for a field, unless it holds a much more valuable treasure (Matthew 13:44). No one forsakes sin to trust and obey Jesus, unless his […]
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