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Josh Squires – Christian Conflict: Five Ways to Fight It
Josh Squires – Christian Conflict: Five Ways to Fight It

Josh Squires – Christian Conflict: Five Ways to Fight It

I wish I never had to deal with conflict. I am a card-carrying conflict avoider. Whatever the reason (character, context, sin, etc.) I would rather run away from conflict than take it head on. It wasn’t until I began my training as a counselor at nearly...

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Dave Dunham – Studies in Leviticus: You Shall Be Holy (Chapters 19 & 20)
Dave Dunham – Studies in Leviticus: You Shall Be Holy (Chapters 19 & 20)

Dave Dunham – Studies in Leviticus: You Shall Be Holy (Chapters 19 & 20)

If Leviticus has stressed anything for the reader it is the essential nature of holiness in the life of the people of God. This holiness is necessary because it is reflective of the God with whom we are in relationship. See how often the phrase “I am the Lord” is...

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Albert Mohler – Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
Albert Mohler – Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Albert Mohler – Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

A statement made by a professor at a leading evangelical college has become a flashpoint in a controversy that really matters. In explaining why she intended to wear a traditional Muslim hijab over the holiday season in order to symbolize solidarity with her Muslim...

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Rick Segal – Staying Godly in a Godless Workplace
Rick Segal – Staying Godly in a Godless Workplace

Rick Segal – Staying Godly in a Godless Workplace

Very few, if any, awake one morning and decide all of a sudden, “Today is the day I’m going rogue. Enough with all that honesty stuff. From now on, I’m all about corruption.” It typically begins as an indiscernible leak of integrity, at least in terms of...

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Melissa Kruger – Fruitful Vines: 7 Reasons to Read the Bible in a Year
Melissa Kruger – Fruitful Vines: 7 Reasons to Read the Bible in a Year

Melissa Kruger – Fruitful Vines: 7 Reasons to Read the Bible in a Year

I spent last week cleaning up the remains of tomato vines from my garden. It’s easy work because once vines are dead, they lose all strength and break apart with little effort. While the remains of a tree can be made into a range of items from paper products to...

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Chris Brauns – 7 Benefits of Systematic Long-Term Scripture Memorization
Chris Brauns – 7 Benefits of Systematic Long-Term Scripture Memorization

Chris Brauns – 7 Benefits of Systematic Long-Term Scripture Memorization

Andy Naselli recently wrote two pieces that encourage and equip believers to memorize whole books of the Bible. At the same time that I noticed his articles, I celebrated 25 years of systematic long-term Scripture memorization (SLTSM). Together, those events...

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Joseph Franks – High Law … High Grace … High Worship
Joseph Franks – High Law … High Grace … High Worship

Joseph Franks – High Law … High Grace … High Worship

  The Law comes from our good God. The Law comes as a good gift from our good God. The Law is a good presentation of God’s standard of goodness. It tell us that which is really good in the sight of God. The Law is a good magnifier of our non-goodness. It does...

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John Piper – 1 Peter 2:11–12, Part 1: Your Old Passions War Against You
John Piper – 1 Peter 2:11–12, Part 1: Your Old Passions War Against You

John Piper – 1 Peter 2:11–12, Part 1: Your Old Passions War Against You

There are desires inside of you that want to destroy you. They will try and lure you to anything and everything except God and His glory. In this lab, John Piper teaches us to fight remaining sin in our own hearts. He end by giving two strategies for abstaining...

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Gavin Ortlund – 5 Strategies for Daily Bible Reading
Gavin Ortlund – 5 Strategies for Daily Bible Reading

Gavin Ortlund – 5 Strategies for Daily Bible Reading

I’ve always been amazed by Jesus’ response to Satan’s first temptation: “if you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread” (Matthew 4:3). I picture Jesus there, looking at the stones. His ribs are poking out, and his body is worn away after...

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John Piper – 1 Peter 2:9–10, Part 2: Why You Exist in the World
John Piper – 1 Peter 2:9–10, Part 2: Why You Exist in the World

John Piper – 1 Peter 2:9–10, Part 2: Why You Exist in the World

Can you explain why you exist in the world? When God created you, and then saved you and made you new, why did he do it? The Bible gives us unbelievable clarity. In this lab, John Piper explains the purpose of your life. We exist not to call attention to ourselves,...

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Justin Taylor – A Crash Course on the Muslim Worldview and Islamic Theology
Justin Taylor – A Crash Course on the Muslim Worldview and Islamic Theology

Justin Taylor – A Crash Course on the Muslim Worldview and Islamic Theology

Adam Francisco (who has a Ph.D. in Islamic-Christian relations from Oxford University) is professor of history at Concordia University in Irvine, California. His work on the history of Islam is nuanced and informed. As one online bio notes, “He has a unique ability...

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Albert Mohler – Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age
Albert Mohler – Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age

Albert Mohler – Relativity, Moral Relativism, and the Modern Age

This intellectual revolution began with four lectures in late 1915 presented to the Prussian Academy of Sciences. The lectures were given by Albert Einstein, and before the end of the year Einstein would publish his argument for a “General Theory of Relativity.”...

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John Piper – 1 Peter 2:9–10, Part 1: God Treasures You, But Not Because of You
John Piper – 1 Peter 2:9–10, Part 1: God Treasures You, But Not Because of You

John Piper – 1 Peter 2:9–10, Part 1: God Treasures You, But Not Because of You

When a person becomes a Christian, they take on an entirely different identity, the pinnacle of which is being God’s prized possession. In this lab, John Piper looks at two of the most explicit and most profound verses on Christian identity. What we learn should...

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Avery Foley – Did Adam Step on an Ant Before the Fall?
Avery Foley – Did Adam Step on an Ant Before the Fall?

Avery Foley – Did Adam Step on an Ant Before the Fall?

Often Christians, pastors, and theologians who try to fit millions of years into Genesis 1 object to a literal, recent six-day creation by arguing, “So Adam never stepped on an ant in the Garden of Eden? That can’t be true. There had to be death before sin.” But is...

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Aaron Armstrong – False Humility, Logical Fallacies and Being Bored with Certainty
Aaron Armstrong – False Humility, Logical Fallacies and Being Bored with Certainty

Aaron Armstrong – False Humility, Logical Fallacies and Being Bored with Certainty

There are some areas of life and the Christian faith where the smartest thing you can do is to hold your position with a certain… latitude. It tends to go wrong when you dig your heels in and you won’t recognize that there are other valid points of view. One that...

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David Casas and Russell Fuller – God’s Image: The Difference Maker
David Casas and Russell Fuller – God’s Image: The Difference Maker

David Casas and Russell Fuller – God’s Image: The Difference Maker

Are we just another animal? We can argue about DNA, brain size, and upright stature, but Genesis 1 emphasizes an infinitely greater privilege that sets mankind apart. Atheism views man as simply a material being like all other animals. In many ways, this is the...

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John Piper – James 5:19–20, Part 1: Bringing Back a Wandering Believer
John Piper – James 5:19–20, Part 1: Bringing Back a Wandering Believer

John Piper – James 5:19–20, Part 1: Bringing Back a Wandering Believer

Some of the most heartbreaking moments in a Christian’s life are watching other believers wander away from the truth. In this lab, John Piper tackles a couple verses that help us understand a Christian’s identity and give us great hope in pursuing a wandering...

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Francis Turretin – 21 Questions on The Doctrine of Scripture
Francis Turretin – 21 Questions on The Doctrine of Scripture

Francis Turretin – 21 Questions on The Doctrine of Scripture

The Necessity of Verbal Revelation QUESTION 1: Was revelation by the word necessary? Affirmative. I. Since the word of God is the unique foundation (principium) of theology, its necessity is properly investigated at the very beginning: was it necessary for God to...

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David Wood – Muhammad and the Messiah: Comparing the Central Figures of Islam and Christianity

David Wood – Muhammad and the Messiah: Comparing the Central Figures of Islam and Christianity

“Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34) Jesus, during His crucifixion “May Allah curse the Jews and Christians, for they built the places of worship at the graves of their Prophets.” Muhammad, on his deathbed SYNOPSIS Although...

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Tony Reinke – Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

Tony Reinke – Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

As the forty-second anniversary of Roe v. Wade draws near, we are reminded of how large and formidable the abortion industry has become in the United States. Planned Parenthood survives with a heavy dose of government funding, even as overall abortion numbers are...

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Robert Gagnon – The Closing of Discussion in the Public Square: Bowing to the New Social Orthodoxy

Robert Gagnon – The Closing of Discussion in the Public Square: Bowing to the New Social Orthodoxy

Sadly, most Christians in the United States, when it comes to recognizing the dangers to their civil and religious liberties, sleep the sleep of ignorance that the disciples slept at Gethsemane before the arrest of Jesus. It ought to be obvious by now how “sexual...

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