Do you know the Bible’s first recorded lie? Read more

Though I had made much progress, there seemed to be no end in sight. Sound familiar? Read more

Psalm 23 is often recited at funerals. Why? In part because it speaks of walking through “the valley of the shadow of death.” But what does this phrase mean? Read more

As we look at the year ahead, many of us will consider new goals. For some, fitness is a top concern. For others, a new job or degree is in the works. But what about our spiritual goals? Read more

Do you make resolutions for the new year? While many people do, most resolutions last about as long as they take to make. What are we doing wrong? Read more

New Year’s resolutions are frequently made and often broken. But what if we made it our goal to make resolutions based on Scripture rather than only self-improvement? The Bible offers numerous examples of areas where we can focus growth while serving God. Instead of the usual topics of losing weight, stopping smoking, or not using bad language, let’s consider five New Year’s resolutions from the Bible. Resolution 1: Draw Near to God James 4:8 teaches to draw near to God… Read more

You may have a nativity set in your home, but do you know these six insights from Christmas? Many of our views of the first Christmas originate from culture more than Scripture. Here are four details we often miss in our retelling of the birth of Jesus. Insight 1: Jesus Was Not Born in 1 A.D. The early church attempted to create a calendar based on the date of birth of Christ. Time prior to his birth was to be… Read more

Yesterday the United Nations voted to declare America’s support of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.” The overwhelming 128-9 vote strongly showed the bias of UN leaders, leading to the question, “Why does the United Nations oppose Israel?” Politically, much is at stake. Arab nations and those influenced by them stand against legal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Instead, Arab nations seek a Palestinian nation in which Jerusalem (or at least part of it) serves as its capital…. Read more

A new Pew Research Center survey notes the number of Christians and religious “nones” who believe in the virgin birth of Jesus has decreased significantly since 2014. Two-thirds (66%) say Jesus was born to a virgin, compared with 73% who said this in 2014. Among 18-29-year-olds, only 54% agreed. In other words, only about half of American young adults believe Jesus was born of a virgin. A review is in order. The Origin of the Virgin Birth The first note alluding… Read more

News outlets have recently reported the discovery of parts of the New Testament city of Corinth in a now underwater area of the Lechaion harbor. Research by the Calsberg Foundation notes many of the academic details associated with the find. A report in notes, “The Romans destroyed Corinth in 146 BC while conquering Greece, and Julius Caesar rebuilt the city and its harbours in 44 BC. The port was hit by an earthquake around the early 7th century AD,… Read more

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