What Are the Most Churched (and Unchurched) Cities in America?
Is your city on any of these lists?
Have Bible Quoters Replaced Bible Readers?
“I’ve never really known how to identify the scope of the biblical illiteracy facing us until I read this past weekend a sentence that perfectly articulated what I had noticed, in David Nienhuis’ very helpful new book A Concise Guide to Reading the New Testament (Baker). Speaking of the students in his college New Testament classes, Nienhuis writes that they struggle with the biblical material “because they have been trained to be Bible quoters, not Bible readers.”
Why I’ve Spent Half My Life Helping North Korea
“North Koreans are real human beings who are trying to love their families well. They’re trying to raise their kids. They’re trying to be healthy. They suffer just like we do. They long for better relationships with the outside world, with us as “the enemy.” They want to know who we are and why we think the way we do….It’s a very complex situation, but I think the Bible is very clear: We are called to actively love our enemies. When we do, God enters into that space and brings healing, understanding, righteousness, and justice. So we’re called to engage. We’re called to reach out. We’re called to remember that these are our brothers and sisters.”
3 Downsides of Thinking You Are Better Than You Are
“Most speakers think they are better speakers than they actually are. Most leaders think they are better leaders than reality says they are. And most professional football players, according to John Madden, think they are better than they actually are.”
My Writing Process, Advice for Aspiring Authors
From Randy Alcorn, author of over 50 books.
Free Ebook: ‘The Case for Life’
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Some excellent commentaries available here for $5.99 and $6.99. I almost always consult this series in my sermon prep.
What’s in the Bible: A One-Volume Guidebook to God’s Word by R.C. Sproul and Robert Wolgemuth $1.99.
Enthroned on Our Praise: An Old Testament Theology of Worship by Timothy M. Pierce $2.99.
50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith by Warren W. Wiersbe $1.99.