I recently watched the video below and thought it was a fascinating take on the current state of thought among young people. Telling the truth is hard for many people, but is college making it even harder?
In Cross Vision, the condensed version of The Crucifixion of a Warrior God, Greg Boyd begins by highlighting troubling Old Testament texts—passages that show God commanding violence and even genocide, and narratives where God engages in violence. Boyd doesn’t deny the divine inspiration of these Scriptures, but he calls them the elephant in the room because they […]
Here’s an adapted selection from my new book Surprised by Hell: Unexpected Discoveries in the Bible and Church History. “People are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Heb. 9:27). That statement has often been used to support the idea that there are no second chances after death. Death closes the door on the […]
Walking with God changes us on increasingly deeper levels. As a result, it inevitably leads to a positive change in our motives. To the elders, Peter writes, Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be (1 […]
Are you going through a tough time? How will you get through it? What will help you keep your sanity when you are at your wit’s end? David writes, Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. (Ps. 36:5) Imagine yourself in a country setting without tall buildings to block your […]
Dear Christian Parents of Teenagers: Your children have probably heard a lot of Bible stories in Sunday School. And the Vacation Bible School programs they attended were most likely amazing. And now they may be hearing engaging Bible messages in your church’s youth group. But something is missing. They are on their way to college […]
The central teaching of the Christian faith is the complete opposite of what we would expect. The people of Israel were awaiting the Messiah’s arrival, but no one thought the Messiah would be executed. Here’s my short tutorial video on this topic.
Can believers lose their salvation? According to the doctrine called the perseverance of the saints, also known as eternal security or “once saved, always saved,” the answer is no. The saints are guaranteed by God to persevere to the end, and therefore, they will be saved. They cannot and they will not lose their salvation. […]
We recently returned from our second Great Homeschool Convention where we exhibited and sold my Bible courses. The conventions are definitely a fun and exciting environment. We enjoyed meeting and getting to know fellow vendors, seeing all of the interesting products on display, and talking with customers. We were also encouraged by hearing people tell us […]
What are my top two favorite online Bible study tools? I’m sure there are thousands of online Bible study tools, but I have two particular favorites. NET Bible for Bible Translators’ Notes First, I love using the NET Bible. The NET Bible is the New English Translation published in 2005. While the NET Bible is […]