10 Most Significant Discoveries in the Field of Biblical Archaeology
“Biblical archaeology is a wide field offering modern readers fascinating insights into the everyday lives of people mentioned in the Bible. While archaeological findings don’t prove the truth of Scripture, they do have the potential to enrich our understanding and draw us into the world of the biblical writers—giving us a glimpse of the ancient world behind the living Word. Here are the ten most significant discoveries in the field of biblical archaeology:”

Special Needs Kids Don’t Need Special Parents
“The God of Moses calls us to the “impossible” task of special needs parenting so that we may demonstrate his greater power that is at work within us. In spite of our glaring inadequacy and lack, God will do what only a supernatural God can do. He is God. We are not. It is his responsibility to assign, transform, provide, and deliver.”

Signs of over-hyped psychotherapy treatment?
“Donald Meichenbaum and Scott Lilienfeld have recently published a short essay entitled: How to spot hype in the field of psychotherapy: A 19-item checklist. This can be helpful for both counselors and future clients who are both hungry for finding “what works.”"

Why I Almost Didn’t Write the Book AND Why I Have Already Struggled to Promote It
“In the last several weeks, multiple leaders I love and respect have been in the public spotlight for moral failure or accusations of moral failure. I did not want to tweet promotions for the book in the midst of articles being posted online, partly because I don’t want to be perceived as opportunistic, but even more so (I believe this is my motivation) because I don’t want to add to their hurt. They know they have fallen. They are in the middle of the fallout from their implosion and I don’t want to add to their pain. I also don’t want to help foster our obsession with watching leaders fall.”

Let’s Rethink Our Language of ‘Calling’
“Here are four ways to think about calling that can help us pave a more helpful way forward.”

The Spirit’s Role: The Life of Jesus
“Most of the time when we think of the earthly life of Jesus, we think of how he demonstrated his power and manifest that he was the Son of God. On occasion, we think about how he demonstrated his humility in the weakness of his incarnation particularly at Gethsemane and Golgotha. One area we often overlook is the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christ.”

Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline
“Watchfulness consists of four essential ingredients: wakefulness, attentiveness, vigilance, and expectancy. Watching involves staying awake both morally and spiritually; paying attention to God’s word, to our own souls, and especially to Christ Himself; maintaining vigilance against our mortal enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil; and hoping in the Lord—in His promises and His return.”

Does the Old Testament Teach Resurrection Hope?
“We need to read the Bible like Jesus did. He looked into the pages of the Old Testament and saw a God of life, whose power prevails over the grave.”

Kindle Books

Songs of a Suffering King: The Grand Christ Hymn of Psalms 1–8 by John Fesko $2.99.

How We Got the Bible by Neil R. Lightfoot $2.39.