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The Only Thing That Counts: Faith Expressed in Love

By Andy Stanley Editor’s Note: This post is taken from Andy Stanley’s (@AndyStanley) new book Irresistible: Reclaiming The New That Jesus Unleashed For The World (Zondervan, 2018), in which Andy answers such questions as: What did first century Christians know that we don’t?, What made their faith so compelling, resilient, and ultimately, irresistible?, and Why […]

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Why We Kissed Date Night Goodbye

By Cherie Lowe “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be […]

Filed under Books, Family, Guest Post

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Online Bible Course

This post comes from Gordon Fee, Douglas Stuart, and Mark Strauss’s How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth online course (save $20 when you enroll before 11:59 pm EDT on Sept. 28, 2018). By Mark Strauss Have you ever heard someone say, “You don’t have to interpret the Bible; just read it and […]

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The Mission and Impact of the New Living Translation Bible

By Mark D. Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Tyndale House Publishers Most Christians view the Bible as a holy book—the Word of God. But what exactly is the Bible? Is the King James Version the Bible? Is the New International Version the Bible? Is the New Living Translation the Bible? Is the Chinese Union Version the […]

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Can Science Explain All the Complexities of Our World?

By Lee Strobel Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? —Isaiah 40:12 Allan Rex Sandage, the greatest observational cosmologist in the world—who deciphered the secrets of the stars, plumbed the mysteries of quasars, revealed the age of globular clusters, pinpointed […]

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Dating the Person You Never Thought You’d Date

By Debra Fileta We live in a society that is so fixated on knowing others. Young men and women are encouraged to get out there and date, to get to know people in the hope of finding a permanent match. They spend months—even years—in pursuit of the person they hope to spend the rest of […]

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The Thieving Idol that Drains Your Relationships of Joy

By Tom Holladay What does your idealized family evening look like? Mine might look something like this: You get home from work at exactly 5:15—because the freeways once again parted like the Red Sea for you on your drive home. Everyone rushes to meet you at the door—even your golden retriever. The whole family pitches […]

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Discernment: Rethink How You Read the Bible

Filed under Bible, Books, Guest Post, Literacy

The Delicate Balance Necessary for Building the Kingdom of God

By Justin Zoradi While living in Belfast in my early 20s, trying to find social and spiritual balance resulted in one of the most profound spiritual experiences of my life. God had been particularly silent, and I was quite lonely at the time when I signed up for an intercessory prayer session with a local […]

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Behind the Scenes with the Philadelphia Eagles on Super Bowl Morning

By Rob Maaddi As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. — Proverbs 27:17 Eight and a half hours before kickoff for Super Bowl LII, members of the Philadelphia Eagles got ready for the biggest game of their lives with an intimate celebration of their love for Jesus Christ. About 20 players gathered in […]

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