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5 Questions to Help Pick Your Battles

The mere fact that we are human beings living in a fallen world means that we will eventually have conflict with someone else, even a fellow believer. When the problem isn’t about biblical doctrine or if there’s no blatant resolution stated in scripture, it can be quite dicey. How do you move forward? Or should […]


“For anyone preparing to work among the unreached, this honest challenge is worthy of consideration, The heart of the issue here is biblical: Is Jesus worth that? Is Jesus worth that for the witness-bearer? Is Jesus worth that for the one choosing to believe His claims? Is Jesus worth persecution? Even more, is Jesus worth the death of a person who embraces the faith? If you do not believe that Jesus is who He claims to be, if you do not believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, if you do not believe that Jesus is the very Son of God and the only way to heaven, then please do not go out among the unreached. Do not get someone killed for something that you are not eternally sure about.” – Nik Ripken (Insanity of Obedience)

 


The Bible and Civil Rights Movement

In America during the early 19th century, the waves of the Great Awakening resulted in Christians (particularly in the Northeast) to call for the abolition of slavery in the U.S. And during the 1960, the Bible and biblical themes were once again the basis for much of the Civil Rights Movement. Kevin Smith writes about […]


Talking About Justice

Currently in America, many people about talking about justice. While the meaning and application of justice is being debated, this is a great opportunity for Christians to engage the culture and share the Gospel. Balajied Nongrum, a member of the speaking team with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, writes how the door has been opened to […]


“Reading Christians are growing Christians. When Christians cease to read, they cease to grow.” – John Wesley


Are Old Books Still Relevant?

When looking for books to help us grow in our faith, we can question whether old books are still relevant to us today. As time goes by, it seems our culture becomes even more focused on what’s new, hot, and current while dismissing recent things as outdated and, therefore, not relevant. In the excellent animated […]


Spurgeon on Reading

Charles Spurgeon is regarded as one of the greatest preachers of the 19th century, and it’s easy to see why. He would preach up to 10 times a week and it’s estimated he preached before 10 million people in his lifetime. Pastoring for almost 40 years at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, England, almost 15,000 […]


“Have you been holding back from a risky, costly course to which you know in your heart God has called you? Hold back no longer. Your God is faithful to you, and adequate for you. You will never need more than He can supply, and what He supplies, both materially and spiritually, will always be enough for the present.” – J.I. Packer


Why You Should Read More Books This Year

Americans don’t read like we used to. In a BreakPoint daily commentary, Eric Metaxas pointed to a Literacy Project Foundation poll that found 44% of American adults don’t read a book in a year. While that may not concern too many adults, a 2014 Forbes article pointed to data that shows if parents don’t read, it’s […]


Some Biographies To Consider

Biographies are popular reads. Not only can they be very fascinating, we can learn a lot from others as we hear their stories. The folks over at The Blazing Center have an excellent post with biographies to consider for your reading list. Check out their suggestions here: 10 Biographies Everyone Should Read