Jul 24 2014

Giving Reasons for Faith: Four Basic Resources

Book for giving reasons for faith

Four resources for those just getting started in Christian apologetics–giving reasons for faith

First Peter 3:15 tells us to always be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” But when you first start answering seekers and skeptics, preparing can seem overwhelming because …

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Jun 12 2014

Rewards in Heaven? Count Me In!

Rewards

Today I have a guest post from Lori Morrow, one of Clay’s students at Biola University. In an on-line class discussion she posted such an exuberant explanation of how two verses about rewards in heaven changed her life that I wanted to share it with all of you. She writes about what we have to …

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May 13 2014

“Why Do You Believe That?” Bible Study

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EDIT 6/19: We ran out of room on Thursday mornings so we’re offering a second session Thursday evenings beginning 6/26!

How confident do you feel in talking about matters of faith? Do you wish you could express your beliefs with more effectiveness? Join us in a practical seven-session study to gain understanding and skill in …

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Apr 15 2014

Don’t Judge Me, I’m Childless

By Jean E. Jones

Is there a place at church for those of us who don’t have kids?

January 7, 2014 | Today’s Christian Woman

Recently, a woman asked, “My husband and I are childless. How do you cope with the feelings of rejection and of being a minority in the church community?” Both she …

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Apr 01 2014

Judging Motives: Bad Idea!

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet famously misjudges Mr. Darcy’s motives and severs their friendship and (apparently) her best hope of marital bliss. Indeed, judging motives is the cause of many a damaged relationship. One of the best ways to improve marriages, enhance friendships, get along better with colleagues, and become more winsome …

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Feb 17 2014

Was Martha’s sister Mary a prostitute?

Stained glass of Martha and Mary: Was Mary a prostitute?

Question: Is Martha’s sister Mary the same person as Mary Magdalene, from whom seven demons were cast? Was Mary a prostitute?

The gospels have an account of Mary of Bethany—the sister of Martha and Lazarus—anointing Jesus’ feet and wiping them with her hair, and an account of a sinful woman doing the same. Many people …

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