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  • Joanne Jung — 

    The following is the third post in a series on how to stop hate from a biblical perspective. Join The Good Book Blog and Professor of Biblical and...

  • Thaddeus Williams — 

    [The following is adapted from Thaddeus Williams’ Confronting Injustice without Compromising Truth: 12 Questions Christians Should Ask About Social...

  • Gary McIntosh — 

    My wife and I recently visited a church that took us back in time. Upon entering thelobby of the church building, we heard piano music coming from...

  • Mark Saucy — 

    Like never before, events of recent weeks give weight to the claim that tribalism in American society has never been greater than it is today....

  • Octavio Esqueda — 

    El cristianismo tiene a la verdad como el eje central de su mensaje y práctica. La verdad para los cristianos es mucho más que aseveraciones...

  • Octavio Esqueda — 

    En el último mes tuve la oportunidad de estar en seis países diferentes. En cada uno de ellos se notaba un orgullo patriótico que unía a los...

  • Are All Religions Created Equal?

    Just How Many Ways Are There to Make Peace with God?

    David Horner — 

    Smorgasbords are tempting to the eyes and to the taste buds. Once a person has witnessed the extensive varieties of delicacies spread out in a fine...

  • Cuando Ayudar Hace Daño

    Cómo Aliviar la Pobreza, sin Lastimar a los Pobres ni a Uno Mismo

    Oscar Merlo — 

    La tesis del libro Cuando ayudar hace daño (When Helping Hurts--WHH) es un llamado cristiano a "las congregaciones norteamericanas y sus misioneros...

  • David Horner — 

    A popular analogy purporting to illustrate the truth of religious pluralism tells of four blind men who discover an elephant. Since the men have...

  • David Horner — 

    Tolerance has become the only absolute virtue in our society: Thou shalt be tolerant (and, of course, thou shalt not tolerate anyone who isn't)....

  • Scott Rae — 

    On Monday, June 4, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling in the Colorado case of Jack Phillips, the cake artist and owner of...

  • Octavio Esqueda — 

    Para nadie es un secreto que el movimiento evangélico en los Estados Unidos y la Convención Bautista del Sur se encuentran en un periodo crítico...

  • Gary McIntosh — 

    A generation of baby-boomer pastors are facing retirement age. Spanning an eighteen year gap from 54- to 72-years-old, approximately 10,000 boomers...

  • Joe Hellerman — 

    In the first installment of Course Corrections For Worship Ministry , I maintained that Worship Is About US — Not About ME . I challenged us to...

  • Joe Hellerman — 

    I am a pastor. I play keyboards on our church worship team. And I am a New Testament scholar. As you might imagine, I have some pretty strong...

  • John McKinley — 

    I often prefer to work on projects alone, instead of as part of a group or with a partner. Working alone seems efficient and clear, because I only...

  • How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor

    An Analysis of "When Helping Hurts" and Other Relevant Works

    Oscar Merlo — 

    The thesis of the book When Helping Hurts (WHH) is a Christian call to “North American congregations and its missionaries to participate in poverty...

  • Tom Finley — 

    Most of the news stories about the death of the Reverend Billy Graham highlight how he reached out to various U.S. presidents in times of crisis....

  • Octavio Esqueda — 

    La historia siempre la escriben los vencedores. Esta frase resume cómo nuestra visión de la vida siempre se ve influenciada por una perspectiva que...

  • Kenneth Berding — 

    What is the “locus” of meaning of a biblical text? (In other words, where is the center and source of meaning?) There are three possibilities: The...

  • John McKinley — 

    Imagine in the year 2047 that anti-aging therapies have developed so far that wealthy people not only cease aging, but some have begun to reverse. A few have even started to celebrate reverse birthdays in accordance with their rehabilitated age. “I found a way to fill the gap on my financial aid and expenses.” Tony was Sam’s roommate on the seventh floor college dorm. Sam had the money to buy a house near campus just for himself, but he longed for normalcy and community ...

  • John McKinley — 

    Imagine in the year 2047 that anti-aging therapies have developed so far that wealthy people not only cease aging, but some have begun to reverse. A few have even started to celebrate reverse birthdays in accordance with their rehabilitated age. At this point, Sam had aged chronologically to ninety-three. Instead of looking ahead or behind, he could only concentrate on the day he was in ...

  • Octavio Esqueda — 

    ​Cada año la importante revista Time selecciona a la persona que ha tenido más influencia en el mundo durante el año. La persona del año 2017 ha sido acertadamente y sin lugar a dudas las mujeres que rompieron el silencio y cuyas voces empezaron el movimiento #MeToo (yo también). Estas valientes personas han hecho públicas sus desgarradoras historias de abuso y acoso sexual las cuales abarcan todos los segmentos de la sociedad y lamentablemente también de las iglesias.

  • John McKinley — 

    Imagine in the year 2047 that anti-aging therapies have developed so far that wealthy people not only cease aging, but some have begun to reverse. A few have even started to celebrate reverse birthdays in accordance with their rehabilitated age. Once sixty-seven, Sam now marks his age at forty-two. With the turn around he has re-entered life with friends of his newfound youth ...

  • Dave Keehn — 

    Politicians, civil leaders and concerned citizens continuously debate the causes and potential cures for the extreme poverty that has trapped many people-groups in a vicious cycle of impoverished lifestyle choices. Theologian Wayne Grudem and economist Barry Asmus have partnered to present a sustainable solution to poverty at the national level ...