Noah: A Story of Warning, Not Amusement

Posted on Mar 25, 2014  |    ()
The new release of the major Hollywood film Noah is creating a deluge of reactions both inside and outside the Christian community. Some religious leaders are praising the $160 million biblical epic, but does this film accurately portray the message of Scripture?

Spiritual Formation: A Self-Centered Spiritualism?

Posted on Mar 19, 2014  |    ()
Twenty years ago, many Christians would not have raised an eyebrow over the term "spiritual formation," but today there is a lot of passionate discussion about how this philosophy and practice are infiltrating our churches. Should Christians be involved with spiritual formation and contemplative prayer?

Five Ways to Battle the Blues

Posted on Mar 12, 2014  |    ()
Life is stressful, and everyone eventually gets hit by challenges that can knock them off their feet. But when your feelings stay low, day after day, getting in the way of normal, everyday life, you might be battling depression. What can you do?

Does Pope’s Message Fulfill Prophecy?

Posted on Feb 28, 2014  |    ()
A recent video from Pope Francis appealing for unity with Protestants in America has gone viral. Many are asking, "Is this a fulfillment of Bible prophecy?" Click here for a special message from Pastor Doug Batchelor, which includes a link to his special video message directly addressing this event.

A Solemn Choice

Posted on Feb 27, 2014  |    ()
Baptism can be an extremely emotional experience for a new Christian—one of joy and one of deep reflection. But how far should a church go to encourage baptism? The commitment to follow Jesus Christ is not something to be taken lightly. It is a covenant to be made with careful preparation.

A Memorial to Satan?

Posted on Dec 12, 2013  |    ()
It's true ... a group of Satanists in Oklahoma are seeking to set up their own monument—a religious memorial to Satan, no less—next to a privately funded display of the Ten Commandments at the state capitol in Oklahoma City.

Six Ways to Get More Out of a Sermon

Posted on Nov 21, 2013  |    ()
It is possible to be physically sitting in the pew and hearing a sermon—but mentally be miles away. How do we overcome everyday obstacles in church and get a blessing from most any worship service, even a "boring" one? Here are six ideas to help you get more out of every sermon ...

Six Things You Should Know About Spiritual Gifts

Posted on Oct 30, 2013  |    ()
God has given every believer a treasure more valuable than even the most ancient and precious antiques. Yet it’s a gift many have never discovered or used. Here are six important lessons from the Bible about spiritual gifts ...

The Six Biggest Reasons for Quitting Church

Posted on Sep 04, 2013  |    ()
Why do people stop attending church? The answers you get from one person to the next might be diverse, but we know there are trends.

Who Is Jesus Christ?

Posted on Aug 29, 2013  |    ()
Another author has determined that the Jesus of the Bible is not the real Jesus of history. How can we know the truth? Can we really trust the Bible? This week's blog takes a look at a current event that is challenging the faith of Christians in a time of skepticism ...

Beyond Mars

Posted on Aug 16, 2013  |    ()
A permanent human colony on Mars? That’s the plan of Mars One, a non-profit organization led by Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp. But did you know that the Bible reveals that when our world finally collapses, the Creator will remove those who have chosen to follow God to start another kind of colony? ...

7 Surefire Tips for Memorizing Scripture

Posted on Jul 02, 2013  |    ()
We’ve talked about why you need to memorize Scripture—but what about the methods you can use to actually store God’s Word in your heart and mind? We offer these seven surefire tips to get you started!

Top 5 Reasons to Memorize Scripture

Posted on Jun 20, 2013  |    ()
Are you memorizing Scripture yet? Why not? Here are five reasons you need to be memorizing Scripture today—and let us know in the comments why you're storing up God's Word in your heart!

The 10 Best Tips for Resisting Temptation

Posted on Jun 06, 2013  |    ()
Without supernatural aid, we are powerless to resist the evil desires of the carnal heart and the snares of Satan's temptations, but we do have an active part to play in serving God—so here are 10 practical tips to help you overcome any and every temptation.

St. Patrick and the Sabbath

Posted on Mar 17, 2013  |    ()
More than 1,500 years of moss has grown over the saga of a famous British Christian missionary to the Emerald Island—St. Patrick. While his story is mired in myth and legend, the true story is something even more extraordinary ...

The Pope and Prophecy

Posted on Mar 14, 2013  |    ()
On a planet teeming with 7 billion people, a change in the religious leader for 1.2 billion of them represents a significant event. The new pope, Jorge Bergoglio, an Argentine cardinal, named as Pope Francis, is the first open Jesuit to be elected to the highest Roman Catholic office.

Toxic Monsters

Posted on Mar 04, 2013  |    ()
Are high-energy, adrenaline-boosting power drinks killing teenagers and children? A recent lawsuit against an energy drink maker alleges responsibility in the death of a 14-year-old girl has raised concerns about “caffeine toxicity.” Do energy drinks harm our bodies? Should Christians be concerned about sipping lattes? And does the Bible have anything to say about our beverage choices?

Meteor Messages?

Posted on Feb 19, 2013  |    ()
Is it a sign from God? Or was it just an interesting extraterrestrial phenomenon that reminds us that our planet is vulnerable to space debris? Reactions to the February 15 meteor, which passed over the Ural region of Russia at between 34,000 and 40,000 miles per hour, have been mixed. Having shaken many people’s hearts, some who experienced the blast firsthand thought it was the end of the world.

Lightning Strikes the Vatican!

Posted on Feb 12, 2013  |    ()
Lightning strikes Vatican following announcement! Shocked. Without warning ... that’s how many are responding to the startling announcement on Monday by Pope Benedict XVI that he would resign by the end of the February. While many Americans realize that a change of presidents will impact our political world during a brief four-year term, few consider that a change of popes can have global spiritual repercussions for decades.

Is That So?

Posted on Jan 14, 2013  |    ()
The proliferation of communications media continues to cascade down upon us like a torrential rainstorm of books, magazines, TV programs, web pages, blogs, text messages, music, and videos. The Internet has redefined how we access information and now anyone with a computer may find answers to just about any question you might ask! But do all reports weigh truth accurately?

One Black Friday

Posted on Nov 27, 2012  |    ()
The crowds were certainly larger this year, but sales were not quite as robust as analysts look at this year’s annual chaotic after-Thanksgiving Black Friday shopping. It’s traditionally the start of the Christmas shopping season, when most major retailers open their stores extremely early with super promotional sales to draw in eager customers ...

Christians and Politics

Posted on Nov 06, 2012  |    ()

Christians across the country respond to politics in many different ways, ranging from pouring immense amount of time into participating in the political debates to running the other way. Yet should Christians be involved in politics at all?

Millions Without Power

Posted on Oct 31, 2012  |    ()
Sandy might have been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but she still left a path of devastation that has shut down the East Coast for days. Mass transit systems have been flooded. Upwards of 8 million people are without power. And the death toll keeps climbing, mostly from falling trees. New York City has been strangely quiet ...

What is Christianity?

Posted on Oct 18, 2012  |    ()
Have you ever asked, “What is Christianity?” The first thing that comes to mind for most people is a church building or a particular denomination. Others might think of doctrines, teachings or theology. But even the word “religion” just doesn’t quite capture Christianity or what it means to be a Christian. It’s sort of like the difference between a computer and a flower. Some things can be taken apart and put back together without much damage, but when you dissect Christianity, you take the risk of putting it to death!

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