Christianity: Seriously good food for thought!

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The Bible’s Blow

“Is not my word like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:29)It would be to our great disadvantage to see the …

Jesus

Feasting at the table of giants.

One of my joys every year as I read through the bible is the gripping narrative of the pentateuch, from Genesis to Deuteronomy the story of God’s …

Storytelling

Inequality, Privilege, and the Upper Middle Class

Inequality is one of the most entrenched, persistent and socially divisive problems in the modern West. Yet most of us misdiagnose the problem. We …

Equality

MEMORIALS TO THE MASTER

I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand. Remember my chains. Grace be with you. (Colossians 4:18)There are a variety of ways to define the word</i> …

Faith

Leftovers

<b>My Google assistant informed me that ‘leftovers’ are “Something left after everything else has been used”. It is very easy at times, if you are not</b> …

Holy Spirit

Do Non-Christians Ever Please God?

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p><i>Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome back to the Ask Pastor John podcast with longtime pastor and author John Piper. We finish the</i> …

John Piper

THE LESSONS OF LYSTRA

The next day Paul and Barnabas left for Derbe. They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to …

Faith

PURSUE YOUR DIVINE DEGREE!

You must be born again. (John 3:7)I have been working with student-athletes for decades, a labor of love which God has allowed me to continue as a …

Education

What Value Is the Old Testament to the Christian Life?

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p><i>Hello, everyone. Well, it’s not easy to apply all of the New Testament to our lives, but it’s certainly easier than trying to apply</i> …

Theology

A Call for a More Reflective Christianity

I remember sitting with a young man in our church in a diner near my office. He was frustrated with me. For two months now, we’d been meeting about …

Martin Heidegger

15 Ways to Fight Lust with the Sword of the Spirit

It is almost impossible in the Western world to escape sensuality. Sex is on the television, in the movies and in our music, on the side of buses, …

Evangelical Christianity

AGONY IN GETHSEMANE

Being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. (Luke 22:44)<p>The medical term is <i>hematidrosis,</i> …

Health

Capturing Andrew

As part of a planned online theological training resource we are going to be filming Andrew Wilson delivering his biblical theology course, working …

Theology

The Rise of Reformed Charismatics

By Andrew Wilson | Friday 5 January 2018<p>Reformed Charismatics are on the rise in the US, argues Brett McCracken in this month's <i>Christianity Today</i>. …

Faith

Secularism, Traditionalism, and Individualism

American culture is divided between three broad approaches to religious questions: one traditional, one spiritual and one secular. The traditional …

Golden Globes

The Beauty of Conversion

To many, the Christian doctrine of conversion appears anything but beautiful. They say it’s coercive—“No one will force their beliefs on me!” Or it’s …

C.S. Lewis

Three Questions to Ask Before Listening to Any Sermon

It’s easy to become a passive sermon consumer. As a young Christian, I started to sense this tendency in my own listening, so one Sunday I brought a …

God Alone Has Aseity

From his teaching series <i>Moses and the Burning Bush</i>, R.C. Sproul explains that God alone exists by His own power.<p><b>Transcript</b><p>We have the idea of …

History

What God Can Do in Five Seconds

God can do more in five seconds than we can do in five hours or months or years. This is one reason the habit of prayer is wise. Sometimes we do not …

Christianity

God has made us an expression of Himself!

David Platt | Don't Ask Jesus Into Your Heart

YouTube

Reflections on One Reason why Jesus has not yet Returned

We’ve been looking this week at the fifth seal in Revelation 6:9-11. Here it is again:<p>“When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls …

Faith

BEGINNING AGAIN . . . NOT STARTING OVER

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)<p>At the beginning …

Self-improvement

HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But …

How to Help Your Children Read the Bible

Earnest Christian parents want to help their children learn to read, understand, trust, and love the Bible. But most of us find this to be a …

Parenting

I Long to See You: What Apple Will Never Replace

Have smartphones and social media really done anything to strengthen your most important relationships?<p>Your experience may not be mine (I’m sure for …

Relationships

The day Peter threw his life away: A reflection on Luke 5:1-11

All of us sail the deep waters, sometime, and most of us would not go, but for two words.<p>This is the story of a fisherman who threw his life away in …

Christianity

Mark Dever on God’s Faithfulness in His Weakness