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6 Tips for Cultivating the Practice of Reading Scripture

The Bible is not a text to be mastered, but a Word intent on shaping our lives, on mastering us.

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What Exactly Was the Star of Bethlehem?

Only one astronomical body matches Matthew’s description of the Star perfectly — a comet.

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9 Ways Star Wars Parallels the Bible

The Death Star and pride? Luke Skywalker and Moses? Star Wars mirrors Scripture more than you think.

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5 Things Evangelicals Get Wrong about Homosexuality

We evangelicals need to get beyond what we believe and pay attention to how we believe.

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Who’s Really Demeaning the Bible, Anyway? A Q&A with Rob Bell

The estranged evangelical pastor on his critics, the Bible, and giving Jesus a fresh hearing.

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Here’s What Jesus Says About Welcoming Refugees

When we don’t welcome the foreigner, Jesus takes it personally.

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5 Christian Stereotypes That Need to Go

How can we stop being seen as judgmental, Bible-thumping, hypocrites?

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The Difference Between Preaching and Teaching

Is teaching too heady? Preaching overly emotional? Is one better than the other?

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How to Keep the Joy In Ministry

Three things pastors can do to avoid emotional, spiritual, relational, and physical burnout.

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5 Spiritual Lessons I Learned Battling Breast Cancer . . . Twice

I resolved to surrender control and allow God to have His way — in and through two cancer diagnoses.

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10 Scriptures to Read When You’re Living in Fear

It’s impossible to show the selfless love of Jesus when you’re overcome with fear.

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Let’s Appreciate the Bible’s Contradictions

There’s much to be gained when we explore the quirks of sacred scripture.

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5 Things Christians Pretend Jesus Said

We need to get rid of these manmade sayings that we try to attribute to Jesus.

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7 Things I Learned While Working at a Megachurch

Megachurches are just as busted and fumbling as the rest of us — it’s why I love them.

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Is There a Biblical Difference Between Happiness and Joy?

Modern distinctions between happiness and joy are counterintuitive — and unbiblical.

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Why Evangelicals Should Care about Animals

As Christians we must apply our God-given right to rule creation to our daily choices.

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Does Faith Require Work On My Part?

A look at how the Bible defines faith, how we know we have it, and why we often lack it.

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8 Banned Books You Should Read

Banning “blasphemous” books shields deities, dogmas, and political demigods from criticism and scrutiny.

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4 Ways We Get Masculinity Wrong

Our cultural ideas of manhood that vary significantly from biblical images of it.

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5 Wicked Women of the Bible You Probably Don’t Know

You know the bad boys of the Bible, but there are plenty of wicked women, too.