Many have walked away from the faith during the college years of their life, never to return. My prayer is that this will not be your story.
The book of Exodus presents rich theology ingrained into these familiar passages. God devastates the world’s first superpower and unveils His glory as He works to redeem His chosen people.
In our study of the Bible, we tend to sprint through familiar narrative passages. But we ought to pause for one reason: narratives contain theology.
Being a Christian requires believers to step into situations that are irreversibly awkward—situations that have the potential to turn contentious. We must not be so scared of conflict that, in attempts to avoid it, we forsake our duties.
Leprosy was not only seen as a dangerous contagion but as a sign of the curse of God. That is why Jesus’ healing of the leper is so important. Jesus’ authority is so great that He can cleanse and restore without risk of being defiled. He can bring about a saving work that restores someone to himself and the family of God.
Although election is a challenging doctrine for many, it is a glorious catalyst for worship, humility, and unwavering evangelism. If you want to grow in godliness and strengthen your effectiveness for the Great Commission, the doctrine of unconditional election is worth your meditation.
William Townsend spent ten years translating the Bible. Why would anyone give their life to translate the Bible? I’d like to give you four compelling reasons for devoting yourself to the ministry of Bible translation.
One of the common features of a postmodern world is the rejection of any exclusive truth claims. Postmodernism views all truth as relative and any exclusive truth claims as arrogant, offensive, and impossible. As we live and minister in that kind of a world, how should we preach and teach God’s Word and present God’s character to those to whom we minister?
The word theologian likely conjures images of elite educators and the hallowed halls of academia. But the theologian refers not to a profession, but to a way of life–one that should be common to every Christian.
It’s so tempting for us to live as if the main thing about ourselves is what others can see on the outside. It’s especially crucial for church leaders to avoid this pitfall because people look to us as examples of how to live the Christian life. Unfortunately, at times we act as if degrees, experience, teaching talent, leadership skills, or a gregarious personality are more important than the inner man.