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Questions About The Book

Questions About The BookA recent Gallup Poll indicates that three out of four people in the United States still think of the Bible as divinely inspired. According to 2014 research, 28% think of it as the Word of God and that should be taken literally. 47% think of the Scriptures as the word of God but don’t think […]

The Importance Of Recognition

The Importance Of RecognitionLast week, NFL training camps got into full swing and that meant that rookies—especially rookie quarterbacks—were drinking from a fire hose. For rookies (and players who have switched teams), there is an enormous amount of playbook information to process. There is a huge amount of vocabulary and terminology to learn. And, for quarterbacks, there is…

V.I.P Treatment

V.I.P Treatment“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.” Deuteronomy 6:6

A quick read through the Old Testament leaves no doubt that God wants His people to take His Word seriously. The Jews were told to write …

How thinking of Scripture as a lamp can change the way we read the Bible

How thinking of Scripture as a lamp can change the way we read the BibleGod uses countless metaphors to describe His Word. And each one offers insight into the power of Scripture. Another insightful dialogue.

hearing God’s Word

As a Christian radio broadcaster, I get to encourage listeners by presenting truths from God’s Word, and—in the process—I’m also encouraged and built up in my faith. Berni Dymet, a …

Courageous And Consistent

While reading the obituary of Eugene Patterson, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of the Atlanta Constitution from 1960 to 1968, I was struck by two things. First, for many years Patterson was …

The Way to Knowledge

The Way to KnowledgeThe golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one of intellectual pursuit, but one of obedience. If a person wants scientific knowledge, then intellectual curiosity must be …

Cross Bearing

Cross Bearing“Anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38

Right now it’s summer! When I’m wearing flip-flops to the grocery store and running the air conditioner in my car. It’s hard to remember the …

quick . . . and slow

If you engage in any form of social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc.), you’ve surely read something that set your blood to boil. I’m not sure that we’ve figured out how to have meaningful conversation around divisive topics in the virtual world. Is it even possible?

Divine Perspective

Jason took a trip to New York during spring break. One afternoon he and some friends piled into a cab and headed for the Empire State Building. To Jason, the …

Trades and Today’s Athlete Podcast

Today’s professional athlete can play for one team today and end up competing for an entirely different team tomorrow. On Sports Spectrum, we’ll discuss how we can honor God in the midst of changing circumstances. We’ll talk with former Major League baseball infielder, Tony Graffanino, as well as Julie McKay, wife of Virginia basketball assistant…

The Way to Purity

Those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart . . . . For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, …

Like There’s No Tomorrow

Like There’s No Tomorrow“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.” James 4:14

I expected some challenges when I took on the presidency of Moody Bible Institute, but I never expected a death threat.

It happened during my first…

selfish servants

The lighthouse keepers had survived harsh and lonely conditions on a meager salary, endured the incessant roar of the foghorn, and rowed their lifeboat onto stormy seas to rescue sailors. …

The Work Of Our Hands

Spring had just turned into summer and crops were beginning to produce fruit as our train rolled across the fertile landscape of West Michigan’s shoreline. Strawberries had ripened, and people were kneeling in the morning dew to pick the sweet fruit. Blueberry bushes were soaking up sunshine from the sky and nutrients from the earth.