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The Secret to Church Planting (From a Former Muslim)

Acts 29: Churches Planting Churches As a former Muslim, the questions still sound strange. Is this passage too intense for visitors? Does my sermon have enough jokes? Should we do an iPad giveaway? These questions ran through my mind as we launched Redemption City Church in Baltimore. Indeed, such thoughts can haunt any new church... Read more

Catherine de Bourbon: Steadfast in Oppression

Born in Paris on February 7, 1559, Catherine de Bourbon, princess of the blood of Frances royal line, entered a world in turmoil. As the Huguenot (French Calvinist) church grew, Roman Catholic authorities hounded Protestant pastors and suppressed Protestant meetings. In the 1560s, these tensions erupted into civil wars that left hundreds of thousands dead.... Read more

Haven Today Interviews Bible Gateway – Bible Gateway Blog

Content manager for Bible Gateway The global radio program Haven Today (@HavenToday), heard on more than 650 radio stations by 500,000 daily listeners, featured Bible Gateway in its series on “Christians You Should Know.” Founded in 1934, Haven Ministries has as its mission to tell the world all about Jesus through prayer, print, and broadcast... Read more

Revised Second Edition of Dr. John MacArthurs Bestselling NASB Study Bible – Bible Gateway Blog

For more than 50 years, Dr. John MacArthur has collected his pastoral and scholarly work to create the most comprehensive scriptural reference notes for the New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation. Thomas Nelson Bibles, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has now released the fully redesigned and updated second edition of The MacArthur Study Bible... Read more

A Prayer Request for Tony and Update From the Campolo Family

Red Letter Community, please read the letter shared by Tony’s family below: Dear Friends, On the evening of June 20 our father, Tony Campolo, had a stroke that partially paralyzed the left side of his face andbody.Since then he has been recovering and working on rehabilitation on the ground floor of the Beaumont Health Center,... Read more

4 Burdens Mothers Always Carry for Their Children

The Burden of Safety Ask any mom on the planet, and she will likely tell you that her childrens safety and well-being is at the top of her concerns. Not only were mothers created as nurturers, they were created with a heart of protectiveness as well. And while protectiveness can be a good thing, in... Read more

Podcast: Learning from the Church Fathers (Michael Haykin)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. The Early Church In this episode, Michael Haykin, author of Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church, discusses what we can learn from the early church fathers today. He reflects on what we should make of the early church's... Read more

The Coalition For Praise and Protest Statement

We are at a critical point in American history. Technology and social media are publicizing our horrific and historic battle with racial injustice, making this evil increasingly unavoidable for even the most privileged of people, as its been for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) for centuries. How the church responds at this time... Read more

Crossway+ Special: 40% Off New and Recent Releases

July 06, 2020 by: Crossway An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members Starting today and running through July 20, 2020, Crossway+ members receive 40% off the following titles in addition to free shipping (in the contiguous US). Not a Crossway+ Member? Create a free Crossway+ account. Then, browse the list below to see updated pricing. Pictured:... Read more

We Must Be Careful Not to Bear False Witness

A few preacher friends and I were recently discussing our concerns with some of the current trends weve seen during this pandemic. One of the concerning trends is the support many Christians have given to what might be described as, conspiracy theories. From my perspective, one of the biggest problems with supporting a conspiracy theory... Read more

I Know the Plans I Have for You – Trusting God When His Plan Is Scary and Hard

God is with us, always. Then God opened Hagars eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink. And God was with the boy as he grew up in the wilderness, (Genesis 21:19-20).I had a conversation with a dear friend recently about lifes... Read more

Christian Colleges and COVID: A Gospel Moment

A Los Angeles Times reporter recently asked me what changes Biola University students might see on account of the COVID-19 pandemic when they return to campus in the fall. I recited our expectations, which include cloth face coverings, less density in classrooms, one-way sidewalks, and disinfecting rigor. She took notes and then asked if anything... Read more

On American Exceptionalism

This past Sunday, Vice President Pence was invited to speak at First Baptist Church in Dallas for the Celebrate Freedom Rally at their Sunday morning services. Pastor Robert Jeffress called the event, Our annual patriotic service in which the church celebrates Gods unique blessings on our country. While some may celebrate this display as faithful... Read more

Lets Talk: Fighting Sin – The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Jackie Hill Perry: Hey everybody. Welcome to Let’s Talk, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network. We are here to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. If you’re enjoying this podcast while... Read more

5 Amazing Ways to Throw Satan off His Game with Worship

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, Jesus said, in Matthew 26:41. Of course youre willing to worship...we all are. Otherwise, whats the point of being a Christian? Fire insurance? We praise and worship the Lord because we love Him and because He loved us first. But dont stop there. Be willing in... Read more

Why I Cant Believe in Spirit Husbands and Spirit Wives – TGC Africa

There are some things that are just unbelievable when you first hear about them. But a greater shock comes upon discovering that almost everyone believes that those things are true. I recently experienced this kind of shock. For it was the first time I heard about the concept of ‘spirit husbands’ and ‘spirit wives.’ These... Read more

You May Have the Holy Spirit… You Still Need Training – TGC Africa

Theological study is an undervalued practice among many African pastors. Its worth in the life and upbuilding of the church is greatly understated. Many do not see the need for theological training in their spiritual oversight. The general belief is that if you are called and full of God’s Spirit, then you need not study.... Read more

Humble Prayers for Healing America

America is hurting. Pandemics, racial inequalities, job loss, and political division have caused great suffering. We are called to be salt and light on the earth. As Christians, we can begin healing our land through prayer and action. Let us come together not just by words but a faith that produces works. The love and... Read more

10 Prayers for Finding your Purpose

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Sometimes we can be so busy with our lives that we forget the more meaningful purpose behind it all. God has shaped and prepared us to play a unique role in each step of our story. The reason we are here on this earth is for so much more than... Read more