by Derek Brown – May 13
J. B. Cheaney, writing at RedeemedReader.com, has provided a helpful review of several popular study Bibles for teenagers. She gives a brief summary of each study Bible, offers some evaluative comments, and ends each review with a score (1-5) for overall value.
In this week’s WORLD column, I wrote about the need for young people [...]
by Derek Brown – May 10
A brief yet helpful article from Trilla Newbell at The Gospel Coalition for those who are struggling to rejoice with those who rejoice this Mother’s Day.
Several of my friends have recently suffered miscarriages. They endure the anguish of feeling their bodies begin to change to make room for a growing baby only [...]
by C. Michael Wren, Jr. – May 1
Discussions in the early church regarding the doctrine of the Trinity, the relationship of the deity and humanity of Christ, the doctrine of predestination, and the consequences of Adam’s sin are widely-known and well documented. The church fathers did not, however, neglect the institution of marriage or ignore its place in the life of [...]
by William Cutrer, M.D. – Apr 26
Early one morning at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville, the embryologist has already begun a day of transfers. She carefully withdraws tiny plastic straws from liquid nitrogen tanks and dips the tubes into a controlled-temperature bath. She checks and rechecks names and numbers.
After taking the straws to the microscope’s stage, she snips [...]
by Noel Piper – Apr 25
When our four sons grew to be young men, we assumed that the worship-training chapter of our life had ended. But God has wonderful surprises. Our youngest son was twelve when we adopted our daughter, who was just a couple of months old. So our experience with young children in the pew continued a [...]
by Andy Johnson – Apr 22
It is a truly exciting thing to be involved in your child’s spiritual journey. The fact that you are reading this is proof that you are genuinely invested in your child’s spiritual future. Ensuring your child is well cared for in terms of physical and emotional provision is certainly important. However, the greatest contribution [...]
by John Piper – Apr 17
God-centered worship is supremely important in the life of our church. We approach the Sunday morning worship hour with great seriousness and earnestness and expectancy. We try to banish all that is flippant or trivial or chatty.
Not all services are this way. Sunday morning is the Mount of Transfiguration—the awesome place of glory and [...]
by MICHAEL A.G. HAYKIN AND IAN HUGH CLARY – Apr 15
You can view a PDF version of this article here.
As all societies, civil and religious, originate from families; so families derive from that first and most important of all social connections, the conjugal relation.— Samuel Stennett (1)
Baptist memory of the Reformation is somewhat myopic, being usually restricted to the Protestant rediscovery of the way [...]
by Russell D. Moore – Apr 12
You know the guy I’m talking about. He spends hours into the night playing video games and surfing for pornography. He fears he’s a loser. And he has no idea just how much of a loser he is. For some time now, studies have shown us that porn and gaming can become compulsive and [...]