Christianity: Seriously good food for thought!

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To Preach Like Luther, You Must Listen Like Luther

Martin Luther’s commandeering of the print medium to spread his call for reform has won much attention from scholars. Printers took a gamble on the …

Theology

The Key to Enjoying Your Life

We are saved by grace alone through faith alone, but Jesus did not die only to ransom you from hell. He died to ransom you from wasting your life …

Christianity

Abandon the Reformation, Abandon the Gospel

So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, …

Theology

F1 is back: here’s what you need to know

Faster, grippier, more physical: we speak to Merc, Pirelli and Brembo for the full lowdown<p>“The records we have broken in the past three years don’t …

Motorsport

7 Things the Bible Says About New Beginnings

The feeling of a fresh journal when you press your pen on to the first page. Ripping the tags off a new outfit you want to wear. Unpacking a freshly …

Strategic Evangelism: 3 Effective Outreach Opportunities

Over the course of the next three Mondays, I'll be blogging about evangelism and some effective ways to go about sharing Christ with those around …

What We Get Wrong About the ‘Desires of Our Heart’

“How many of you have prayed, ‘God, help me to love you more?’” the pastor asked from the pulpit.<p><i>Me</i>, I volunteered silently. For 20 years, I had …

Christianity

How to Get Your Mind Back on Track

How are you feeling? What’s on your mind?<p>These are very important questions, not just polite conversation starters. They’re questions we should ask …

Christianity

When You’re Truly Broken Over Sin

My 4-year-old is already learning the lesson that, sadly, despite what his preschool might say, he will not be able to be anything he wants to be …

Christianity

I’m Confused — Are We to Pray with Few Words or Without Ceasing?

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p><i>Should we pray with few words, or should we pray with many words? Solomon the wise tells us to pray with few words (Ecclesiastes</i> …

Christianity

First Comes Love, Then Comes Adoption

<b>Article by: Aaron Menikoff</b>Superman. Snow White. Harry Potter. Luke Skywalker. Princess Leia. Peter Pan.Why do so many inspiring stories have orphans …

Christianity

Sin, Satan, Insanity. God Heals the Soul.

One of the ways God’s self-authenticating brightness shines through Christian Scripture is by the brilliance of its diagnosis of the soul-sickness of …

Christianity

Real Evangelism Is Trinitarian

<b>Article by: Glen Scrivener</b> “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” These words, attributed to Albert Einstein, should be …

Christianity

Nine Reasons You Can Face Anything

I will meet all your needs according to my riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).<p>My power will be made perfect in weakness (2 …

Minimalism Is Not the Gospel

I was once a minimalist.<p>Faced with the need to sell our house quickly, my husband and I (with the help of my mother-in-law) packed every belonging …

Minimalism

We Need Theologians, Not Smarty-Pants

<b>Editors’ note:</b> The following is adapted from Kevin DeYoung’s contribution to <i>The Pastor as Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision</i> (Baker …

Thinking. Loving. Doing.

“I pray that you will love God with all your mind—that you will engage your thinking as fully as possible for the sake of knowing God as fully as …

Christianity

Why Pastors Should Work Hard to Write Well

Lightstock<p>Pastors should work hard to become clear, competent writers.<p>That’s the thesis. Here’s the outline: two caveats, three reasons, four …

Writing

Don’t Waste Your Life

As we meet tonight on this 29th of December, 2003, the body count of those killed in the earthquake in Bam, Iran, stands at about 25,000. That’s a …

Christianity

Teach Teens Discernment

Killing houseplants runs in my family. My mom is the master plant murderer, at least when she’s indoors. Give her a garden outside and plants have a …

Christianity

Eight Steps to Christian Maturity

Church-movers are focused on making a difference in society — a real difference. We believe that if we move our church, we change the world. Why? …

Christianity

The story never ends here.

<b>It doesn’t matter what you have seen, heard, touched, tasted, felt or encountered in the most dynamic lifetime, it doesn’t end here. This is not the</b> …

Faith

The best advice about prophecy

<b>In recent years there has been a massive surge of interest in both the gift and role of prophecy in the local church. More recently a dialogue has</b> …

Faith

Yes, You Can Please Your Heavenly Father

Lightstock<p>Sometimes Christians can give the impression that pleasing God is a sub-biblical motivation.<p>“We’re totally justified,” someone might say. …

Christianity

The Devil Knows How to Discourage You

This principle seems to hold true in nearly every area of life: The most satisfying joys we experience are realized mainly through adversity and …

Success

Freely, very freely you have received…

<b>I’ve been writing this blog since about 1997. During that time thousands of visitors have been to the site and been challenged, encouraged and even</b> …

United Kingdom

George Whitefield’s Gospel Wakefulness

“I must bear testimony to my old friend Mr. Charles Wesley, he put a book into my hands, called, The Life of God and the Soul of Man, whereby God …

Theology

Our God On Guard

He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. (Psalm …

Faith

God Does Not View Your Labors as ‘Filthy Rags’

When it comes to our justification—our legal standing before God—our own good works are in no way the grounds of God’s declaration that we are …

Christianity