Why Read Matthew’s Gospel?
September 23rd, 2019

Why Read Matthew’s Gospel?

Mark Giacobbe

There’s something I’ve noticed when I get together with old friends to talk about days gone by: we remember the same events differently. Sometimes these differences involve discrepancies that beg to be resolved. But usually they involve different perspectives; different angles on the same event, with ...

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The Most Famous Embrace
September 2nd, 2019

The Most Famous Embrace

Joseph Bentz

One clue that a fictional character has become truly influential in a culture is when that character is known by people who have never read the novels or seen the films in which that character first appeared. Many people know who Sherlock Holmes is even if they have never ...

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The Cry of the Oppressed
August 19th, 2019

The Cry of the Oppressed

Brendan Michael

Can getting angry ever be a good thing? That depends on how we think about anger. What is the purpose of anger? American theologian Tim Keller defines anger as “love in motion toward a threat to that which you love.” 1  This is the “righteous anger” of which we often speak. One ...

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A New Resource to Unlock the Old Testament
July 15th, 2019

A New Resource to Unlock the Old Testament

Suzy Silk

The Bible is not merely a magnificent book written over hundreds of years by a variety of people in a variety of literary styles. It is God’s Word and it teaches us about his character, how to live according to his laws, and how his redemptive plan makes sense of ...

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Everything You Need To Know About Luke
June 24th, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Luke

Mark Giacobbe

The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts together make up more than twenty-five percent of our New Testament—more than the letters of Paul. These books, a carefully crafted two-part account of Jesus and the early church, were written by a single author, traditionally identified as “Luke the ...

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Always Learning, Never Knowing
May 13th, 2019

Always Learning, Never Knowing

Mike Anderson

This is the fifth installment in a series of blog posts addressing Jesus’s promise that his followers who abide in his Word will know the truth (John 8:31-32). Shortly after I became a Christian, the leaders in the ministry ...

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The Death of Death
April 22nd, 2019

The Death of Death

Rosalie J. Karjala

It’s Easter morning, and I’m tucked in between my mother and father on the church pew, shivering a bit from the walk through the spring rain. I feel the swell of the organ as the voices of the congregation rise around me in rich harmonies. The joyous fervor of ...

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Why Did Jesus Want to Eat That Last Supper?
April 15th, 2019

Why Did Jesus Want to Eat That Last Supper?

Suzy Silk

Almost every Sunday, churches across America remember Jesus’s “Last Supper” as they take communion together. Eating bread or wafers and drinking grape juice or wine, they recount Jesus’s words: “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. … This cup ...

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