WWUTT: The Thief Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy?

Many of the Bible stories and verses we think we know, we don't! When We Understand the Text is an internet-based video ministry committed to righting some of the wrong understanding of scripture, all while advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here's our latest video!In John 10:10, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Often, when this verse gets quoted, the thief is described as the devil.  But, that’s no … [Read more...]

Transform: Business Peacemakers

(The following was originally published at CareyGreen.com) Jesus said in Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called Sons of God" Have you ever noticed that Christianity is almost always directly opposite of what is "normal" in the world? It seems even more that way when it comes to doing business in a Christian way. Business can be a "dog eat dog" world where you feel like you have to step on other people to get ahead (or to the top). But Jesus says, "NO WAY!" to that … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: Is Mormonism Christian or a Cult? with Douglas Groothuis part 2

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. All Scripture is God-breathed and is profitable for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) In this passage, Paul is writing to Timothy – a young pastor Paul discipled – and he is speaking of the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament). But the authority Paul speaks of is also in the New Testament because t … [Read more...]

The Big Picture 73: Don’t Lose Heart and Don’t “Knock It Off”

[display_podcast]Pastor Andy Stanley says we’re scaring the children. But should they be scared? And just who are these frightened children he’s so concerned about?I’m Joel Fieri and this is The Big Picture podcast, where we try our best to separate the forest from the trees amidst the uncertainty of today’s Church and greater society.This is part two of my reaction to the viral video released from Pastor Andy Stanley’s ministry in which he called on those “over 45” in his church (and … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 140: Arguing with Six-year-old, Steve Geyer & Bob Smiley

[display_podcast]Arguing with a six-year-old is like nothing else in life. There are simple “argument rules” that they simply don’t abide by. For instance, when entering into a debate, each statement you utter should be backed up by reality. But, they are unaware of that restraint.Also, in a six-year-old’s rationale, they can begin, substantiate and end an argument with one word: No. Here’s what I mean: “Dad, give me $1,000”“Son… I can’t give you $1,000. I don’t have it to give.” … [Read more...]

WWUTT: Don’t Go to Church, Be the Church?

It’s kinda funny – the amount of churches saying, “Don’t GO to church BE the Church!”As witty as they think that is, they are inadvertently telling people not to go to church. Really, guys? Don’t go to church? Nevertheless, they throw this message on signs, bumper stickers and other graphics… they even make it a slogan for their congregation or sermon series. Hey everybody, don’t go to our church! A few have altered it a little by adding the word “just”, as in “Don’t JUST go to church; be … [Read more...]