3 Truths For Soon To Be Graduates

Eleanor Elms | April 23rd 2019

Two years ago today, I handed in my undergraduate thesis. I handed it in and retreated to the couch with friends feeling slightly empty and lost. Don’t get me wrong, I was thrilled to have handed it in. But the reality of soon entering the “real world” loomed large. While many of my friends had secured jobs that they were due to start as soon as term ended, I was firmly in the “I’m not sure what’s next” camp. And I was absolutely terrified (trust me—growing up I was the kind of kid who made an itinerary for every day of the family vacation. Planning is my jam).... continue reading

 

He Died, That We Might Live: Good Friday Meditations

Marcus Nodder | April 19th 2019

One of the best ways to view a diamond is to put it against a dark background and shine a bright light on it from the side. The contrast reveals the wonder of the stone in all its perfection. So too with the cross. The dark backdrop of the cost to Jesus, contrasted with the light of the blessings we enjoy, reveals the wonder and glory of the cross. May these Easter contrasts fill our hearts with gratitude and our mouths with praise.... continue reading

 

How to Teach Our Children to Use Screens With Wisdom

Julie Masson | April 18th 2019

How should today’s parents be thinking when it comes to digital technology, especially smartphones? ... continue reading

 

Feeling Passion at the Passion

Tim Thornborough | April 17th 2019

What should we feel about Easter?

It’s a question I grappled with as I read through the gospel passion narratives preparing to write a book for children.... continue reading

 

How to Fall in Ministry

Jared Wilson | April 14th 2019

Ministry post-mortems tell us so much, but it would be great if we could see the falls coming. But can’t we?... continue reading

 

Praying That God Will Watch Over My Child

Melissa Kruger | April 10th 2019

The following piece is an extract from 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids by Melissa Kruger. In the book Melissa suggests fresh, biblical ideas to help you pray for tots, teens and all ages between. Today we wanted to give you a sneak peek at what the book looks like. This chapter uses psalm 121 to help you pray for God's care of your child... ... continue reading

 

Loving Jesus More Than Theology

J.A. Medders | April 9th 2019

One of the greatest dangers for studious Christians is loving the study of God more than God himself. We love books. We love to love God with our minds. Yes and amen. So did the Apostle Paul; he asks Timothy to bring his cloak and his books (2 Timothy 4:13). God commands us to love him with our minds (Matthew 22:36–37).... continue reading

 

7 Signs That You're a Cage-Stage Calvinist

J.A. Medders | April 4th 2019

Calvinism is a beautiful thing—when we Calvinists don’t ruin it.

For too long Calvinism has been linked to arrogant, fiery, and argumentative Calvinists who seem like the only cure for their cruelty is time in a steel cage. Diagnosis? A Cage-Stage Calvinist.... continue reading

 

Unpacking a Controversial Passage: 1 Timothy 2

Phillip Jensen | April 2nd 2019

No passage in recent times has come under such intense study as this one. The intensity of the study and the plethora of books and articles are indicative not of the difficulties in the text so much as of the desire to understand it in the light of present social changes.... continue reading

 

Martin Luther and the Topsy-Turvy Beauty of the Cross

Tim Chester | March 27th 2019

Churches across the world are filled with beautiful crosses. There are crosses of coloured glass in stained-glass windows. There are crosses of shaped brass, perhaps even studded with jewels, flanked by candles on communion tables. Some Christians wearing intricate crosses of twisted silver around their necks. The cross of Jesus is so central to our faith that it is perhaps no surprise to find Christians wanting to honour it in this kind of way.... continue reading

 
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