Beck Calling

What is God calling me to? Your past could be key to your future

Peter Beck — August 18, 2015

Every kid in America heard that question umpteen times growing up. The answers are as varied as the kids themselves. My 13-year-old daughter’s dream vocation seems to change as often as she changes her clothes. College students hear a version of this age old question, too. Most often it’s, “What’s your major?” The follow up … Continued

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Counseling and the heart of Christ

Heath Lambert — August 14, 2015

  “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?” Luke 15:4   In Luke 15, the religious leaders were upset with Jesus.  Some people who were messed up … Continued

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The tools your church needs for effective family ministry

Timothy Paul Jones — August 7, 2015

How can your ministry equip parents with the resources they need? In the first place, help parents to see that if they are believers in Jesus Christ, God has already equipped them with his Spirit, his Word and the community of faith (John 16:12–14; Eph 4:11–16; 2 Tim 3:16–17; Heb. 13:21). Through these gifts from … Continued

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The dangerous calling of Christian missions

R. Albert Mohler Jr. — July 29, 2015

America’s evangelical Christians are facing a critical time of testing in the 21st century. Among the most important of the tests we now face is the future of missions and our faithfulness to the Great Commission. At a time of unprecedented opportunity, will our zeal for world missions slacken? Just as doors of opportunity are … Continued

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The funeral I most dreaded

Hershael York — July 28, 2015

This morning I will preach my father-in-law’s funeral. For 32 years of our marriage, I dreaded this terrible task because he was not a believer. He wanted no part of Christ or his gospel. We prayed for him, witnessed to him, sent others to talk to him, and five years ago even took him to … Continued

Mideast Iran Nuclear

Taqiyya, Imam Madhi, and the Iran deal

Ayman Ibrahim — July 20, 2015

Following news of the nuclear deal with the United States, Iranians celebrated in the streets over what they viewed as a national victory. The victory’s significance was especially heightened as it took place during the most holy Muslim month of Ramadan. The celebration was marked by the relief they felt from three decades of isolation … Continued

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Raising future men and women

Randy Stinson & Dan Dumas — July 6, 2015

  When our grandparents were raising our parents, popular culture was not as dramatically at odds with the biblical understandings of gender as it is now. The current cultural confusion over gender, however, requires parents to be highly intentional if they want to raise masculine sons and feminine daughters. There are no generic people. There … Continued

York Marriage Blog

The only decision that matters

Hershael York — June 26, 2015

I am excited. While I would not choose this direction for our country or our culture, and though I lament the very real harm that this Supreme Court decision will do in millions of lives, I also believe that a sovereign God rules supreme in human affairs and He is at work making of the … Continued

Baise Apologetics

5 best books on apologetics

Bryan Baise — June 24, 2015

Trying to come up with 5 of my favorite apologetics books is like asking me to name my 5 favorite moments as a University of Kentucky sports fan. 1998 National Championship? Yes, but 1996 was a lot fun too. 2012 Title team? Ok, but beating #1 LSU in football was right at the top as … Continued

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A Guide to Church Revitalization

Brian Croft — June 15, 2015

Editors Note: The following excerpt is from Brian Croft’s chapter titled “Clear the Runway: Preparing Your Church for Revitalization” in A Guide to Church Revitalization. This new title from SBTS Press is available for download Monday, June 15, 2015. _____________________ It was a cold Wednesday evening when I walked into this struggling church. A young, … Continued