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(Article) I see the damage porn is doing and I see the despair of those who are caught up in it.
(Article) Joe Carter
Here are nine facts about the most repressive nation on the planet.
(Article) Cherished sins are among the most common reasons for unanswered prayer.
(Video) Chan explores the message of James and the relationship of faith and works.
(10 Day Devotional) The early church welcomed Jesus' teaching on grace and salvation but seemed to be ignoring His instructions on how to treat others.
(Article) We may have misconstrued ideas of how Jesus was a friend of sinners.
(Article) How do we become a doer of the Word and not merely a hearer? By God's grace, we can change.
(Article) Practical reminders for our digital conversations.
(Article) For the Christian, growth happens. How can we perceive how this growth is taking place?
(Article) From seminary student to 2017 US Barista Champion, David Rampage shares his story of following God's call.
Grace Bible Church
(Bible Study) This 10 part study walks through the book of James with corresponding questions and study tools.
One purpose of trials is growth, but how can we count the hard times as joy?
(Resource) Sign up to receive daily prayer guides on praying through various portions of the Bible.
(Video)One reason we see so little when we read the Bible is that we do not give ourselves long enough to look.
(Article) To properly understand this question, you must first understand the terms "Jesus Christ," "personal," and "Savior."
(Article) 1. Your smartphone is not all bad. 2. Your smartphone is not all good.
(Article) So you're wondering how you're going to make it in the long run in leadership.
Christianity is nothing more than a set of rules! How do we understand this common question or objection?
Updated statistics based on credible studies carried out in 2016 or 2017.
Suffering is very real and very personal. Here are seven approaches to thinking about the challenge of suffering.
We seldom know the micro reasons for our sufferings, but the Bible does give us faith sustaining macroreasons.
Why bad things happen to good people and why good things happen to bad people.
Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale
Find meaning and comfort when life doesn't make sense.
The demand and reward of being a true disciple of Jesus is more than being a fan.
Here is a day-by-day breakdown of what Scripture tells us happened on each day from Palm Sunday to Easter.
"We should stop thinking of God's will like a corn maze, or a tight-rope, or a bull's eye, or a choose-your-own-adventure novel."
Young men have it tough. In so many ways, this world seems to have been custom-crafted to take advantage of their weaknesses, their flaws, their immaturities.
The hard reality is that we can't glorify God in the job we want (at least not yet). But we can glorify God in the job we have.
The end of a season is often more important than its beginning, and more truthful.
"Nowhere does the Bible encourage us to view death itself as a good thing." How then do we face the certain reality of death in our lives?
(Article) Amy Hall
(Article) What we ask God for tells us a lot about what we really want, and in what we hope.
(Article) Do these two biblical authors contradict one another on how a person is saved?
The Village Church
(Video) No one earns their way into heaven. God is more gracious than we could ever hope, and His justice is good.
(Video) Ravi argues that it is not only Christianity among world religions that makes exclusive truth claims.
(Article) Does belief in the virgin birth make Christians "less intellectual?" Are we saddled with an untenable doctrine?
In each chapter, Zacharias considers a unique claim that Jesus made and then contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism with compelling insight and passionate conviction.
Steve McAlpine (Article)
The passage of 1 Samuel 13-15 is used repeatedly to discount the idea that God could exist and justify his actions.
John Piper (Article /Video)
Life is in God's hand. And everything he does is just and right and good.
Derek Rishmawy (Book Review)
A resource about the mercy of hell, the surprise of judgment, and the hope of holy war.
Paul Coulter (Article)
In particular, how a God of love could allow or even command such brutality?
Sean McDowell (Video)
Is the God of the Old Testament just filled with wrath and the God of the New Testament just love?
Aaron Hixson (Video)
This follow-up from Sunday gives three additional explanations of Old Testament killings.
The glory of Jesus Christ shines more clearly when we see him in his proper relation to the Old Testament.
J. Hampton Keathley
An overview of suffering and how to respond to it in our lives.
Questions about the Bible's teaching on the Trinity? The following is a brief theological summary.
Creatives who are grounded in truth minister the gospel and show God's beauty.
William Lane Craig
The most distinctive claim about Christianity in relation to other world religions is that Christianity says that God has revealed himself in history.
There are no easy answers to this sobering question. But here are some perspectives to consider as you wrestle with this issue.
The Bible Project
King Solomon was the wisest person who ever lived, and also made some incredibly unwise choices.
A short video on how to explain the significance of objective truth to someone who does not believe in it.
The Bible Project
Genesis explains that humans are made in the image of God...what exactly does that mean?
It's a very simple, but profoundly important question all of us must answer in our lives.
The truth is, we are sinners, but Jesus offers grace and withholds condemnation.
This video explains how to fight temptation and follow God as the highest treasure.
Hosea's message was more than solemn warnings. It also contained a note of hope
Though something of a debated theological topic, we believe that the Bible is clear that once a person places their faith in Christ they have eternal security in God.
Conscience is a God-given capacity to make moral judgments in areas in which we do not have clear revelation...
A historical examination of changes in Catholic doctrine and teaching.
Sam Allberry The gospel is always good news—for everyone. It strikes me that there are two particular insights the gospel can offer that might form the starting point of our response.
(Article) A little help clarifying the difference between punishment and discipline.
(Article) If we refuse to pray in dating, we refuse to receive the precious resources we need most in dating.
(Article) I once was that prodigal child, but by God's grace, my parents did not give up on me.
(Video) A father's most important task is to prepare his children for life by introducing them to a relationship with God and warning them about relationship with others.
(Article) Being single is either exciting or pitiful, and the longer we're single, the more we ask questions.
(Book) With practical ideas, short Bible studies, and plenty of encouragement to help moms.
(Article) Our humdrum, ordinary, simple days are important because we believe they are important to God.
(Article) Mother's Day is a sweet opportunity for Christians to celebrate one of God's most significant means of his common and redeeming grace.
(Article) My kids don't need to see a Super Mama....They need to see a Mama who needs a Super God.
(Article) How can someone recover and thrive after an emotionally dependent relationship?
The following six tips represent a handful of lessons for the parent of a teenager or pre-teen.
Tim Challies and Paul Tautges
A short book packed full of practical advice.
One of the weirdest, most enchanting, and most delicate gifts God has given us is the gift of flirtation.
The following list is advice about singles from singles.
It may surprise us to learn how many of our Christian heroes were shaped by the attentiveness and godliness of their mothers.
No matter the age of your kids, you might find this podcast helpful in starting the on-going dialogue about sex with your kids.
I expected sex to be a natural desire and an innate ability, not a source of conflict.
God can redeem, heal, forgive, and use our pain for His glory.
Whether in a career or a stay at home mom, education adds value to working and serving others.
Though singleness has freedom and perks, it also has its pitfalls.
"In a Christian home, I experienced God's grace and enjoyed an inestimable privilege. I pray my children and grandchildren will be able to say the same."
An excerpt from Jay Yount's book on how to talk to your kids about sex.
It can be healthy to uncover the roots of our specific pains or weaknesses, but true healing will never come from identifying causes or assigning guilt.
How does a person cope when they are struggling with singleness? The answer may surprise you.
Desiring God Staff
A former prodigal offers these suggestions on reaching the heart of your wayward child, no matter what age.
A biblical perspective on the challenges, purpose, and calling of foster care.
Though friendship at times can be difficult, it is ultimately a blessing from God.
For the most part, we parents consider it a privilege to supply answers, but then there are days the “why’s” won’t stop. As much as we want to help our kids learn and grow, incessant “why’s” can wear on even the most enthusiastic parent
Tim Challies Many Christian families will resolve to approach family devotions with greater faithfulness in the year ahead, or perhaps even to begin family devotions for the first time. These are great resolutions! Here are 10 ideas and 10 tips that may help.
Leslie Schmucker My husband and I often don’t see eye to eye. After 31 years of marriage, you’d think that we would have figured out how to navigate our differences. What stops us from making our lives easier (albeit temporarily) by parting ways?
When something goes wrong in our lives, we are surprised. How do we face this momentary affliction?
Sarah Walton & Kristin Wetherell
There is hope on the many roads of lonely suffering.
This book is packed with godly wisdom and heartfelt compassion for Christians who are battling the Elijah syndrome of discouragement.
When we are wronged, we can make the perpetrators suffer for what they have done, or we can forgive.
This video explores why we struggle to forgive others, and how we respond if people refuse to forgive us.
Insecurity is an idol covering up another more familiar idol: self.
Two months before he passed away from cancer, teenager Nathan Barry shares his hope in Jesus.
A heartfelt expression of grief and hope from a grandfather at the passing of a grandson.
Every day, we are all building the house we will live in when old age comes. Some of us are building a beautiful palace. Some are building a dark prison.
Tim Challies Identify conflict within local church relationships and bring them to healthy resolution with these just two questions:
A truly gospel humble person is not a self hating person or a self loving person, but a self forgetful person.
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Tim Challies Oh my. I had no idea. I had heard of it and even read reviews praising it and describing it as exceptional. But I didn’t know it would be this good, this powerful.
Paul Tripp "The desire for a good thing that becomes an ultimate thing is a bad thing."
John Piper Dr. Clyde Kilby, who had a pastoral heart and a poet's eye, pled with us to stop seeking mental health in the mirror of self-analysis, but instead to drink in the remedies of God in nature.
Vaneetha Rendall Risner
Years in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from schoolmates. Multiple miscarriages. Abandonment. Unwanted divorce. She begged God for grace that would deliver her. But God offered something better: his sustaining grace.
Association of Certified Biblical Counselors Each 10 minute podcast provides practical solutions for the problems we face in a fallen world.
Paul Tripp If you've ever been falsely accused, you know that your mind and heart swirl with different emotions. Here are 5 reactions that we may experience...
Jared Olivetti How do we (Biblically) deal with someone else's sin? Consider this a cheat sheet - gathered through study of God's Word and more-or-less successful conversations with others.
Amy Simpson Perhaps sleep is not simply a necessary activity that fuels the work God put us on earth to do. Perhaps it is part of the work God put us here to do.
Randy Alcorn If I were a judge, there is no sin, no crime on the planet that would prompt me to act with more severe justice than the sexual abuse...BUT if I were that judge, I would need to hear all the evidence from both sides before coming to my conclusion.
Paul Tautges I want to bring to your attention a unique mini-book for every woman, HELP! I Have Breast Cancer, by Brenda Frields. One of the beauties of God’s wisdom is the way he uses our trials to equip us to counsel one another.
Dave Furman No one wants to be like Job’s friends. We have hurting people in our lives, and we want to help them, but how do we manage to not make fools of ourselves? And how can we actually help hurting people without discouraging them even more?
Jonathan Bowers Gluttony is perhaps the most tolerated sin in American Christianity. And I think if we’re honest with ourselves, most — if not all — of us have a dysfunctional relationship with food. We love it, and we hate it.
gotQuestions.org When we decide that life has not treated us as we have the right to be treated, self-pity is the result. Self-pity causes us to sulk and obsess over our hurts, real or perceived. At the heart of self-pity is a disagreement with God over how life—and He—has treated us.
Paul Tautges As God opens our eyes to see how we have sinned against others, He simultaneously offers to us a way to find freedom from our past wrongs. It’s called confession. Many people have never experienced this freedom because they have never learned how to confess their wrongs honestly and unconditionally.
Paul Tautges As we counsel others-and even ourselves-in times of relational hostility, we may draw strength from this radically honest portion of God's Word in Psalm 6.
Robin Ham We live in a culture of “social approval, social status, and social expectations.” One particular author acknowledged its personal effect: “I wasn’t loved, for how can anyone love a facade?” The problem with filters and profiles is we never know reality, which means we’re never really known.
Jill Carattini I think I will always move toward broken communities and I will struggle with the weight of the things I see. I struggle equally with the apathy that makes me want to flee from it all and clear away the troubled crowd. But I am convinced that the right side of pain...
Paul Tautges Knowing this is God’s will for every believer, it is crucial for us to recognize suffering as an instrument in the hands of God to cause us to grow in our relationship with Christ so that we may know Him more deeply and be more useful in His work. Therefore, let’s think about three ways suffering helps to make us like Christ.