Sami’s Take: What is the Gospel?

In The God Blog

This article was written by 12-year-old Sami for her Bible class. Her mother sent this to us and we are so pleased to see how God is working in her life. It is also exciting that someone this age can express such a beautiful picture of God! In this article, …

Prayer and God’s Character

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Perhaps the most concise and beautiful description of prayer is found in the book Steps to Christ, “Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend.” There is a depth of meaning here. The words assume that we view God as a Friend. Yet, God is …

Media Options!

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   Our friend John Ayala has continued to add Bible studies completed through the Old Testament and the Gospels to the following sites:   Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/godscharacter iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/n2vktuv YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/pwafxqq We greatly appreciate John's efforts which have made listening to the Bible studies much more user-friendly for mobile devices!     

A Farewell to Mars

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Brian Zahnd’s “A Farewell to Mars” beautifully reveals Christ and the true nature of his Kingdom, while at the same time exposing the sad history of nationalist idolatry that Christians have participated in since the time of Constantine. This book has the power to fundamentally change the way Christ-followers view …

5 Ways of Approaching the God of the Old Testament

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5 ways of approaching the God of the Old Testament (adapted from Alden Thompson): 1. Avoidance – only the New Testament is read devotionally and we try to shut out of our minds stories such as the Flood or Sodom and Gomorrah. The commands for genocide become a distant memory …

CS Lewis and the Old Testament

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C. S. Lewis and the Old Testament In a letter dated July 3, 1963, C.S. Lewis responded to a letter by John Beversluis who "sought to show that Lewis's answer to the problem of evil was logically unacceptable." Beversluis later wrote the book "C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational …

A Blessing in the Midst of the Earth

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A Blessing in the Midst of the Earth: Traveling the Prophetic Highway in Isaiah By Dr. Sigve Tonstad This article, written by Sigve Tonstad and originally published by Spectrum in 2006, is included as a biblical basis for the lectures of Jerald Whitehouse on Islam. Before heading down the prophetic …

Christianity, Islam, and the Challenge of Christology

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Festschrift: Jerald Whitehouse CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM, AND THE CHALLENGE OF CHRISTOLOGY By Dr. Sigve Tonstad   16 Muslims today start with a disadvantage in relation to Christianity and the Western world. In the Christian camp, it is generally taken as a matter of course that Christianity is superior in the realm …

I Don’t Own Jesus

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I Don’t Own Jesus By Carl Medearis originally published in the Huffington Post If you ask the average 8-year old boy what they want to be when they grow up, most of them will say something like “I want to be a professional baseball player” or “I want to be …

Why Did God Scold Job?

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Why Did God Scold Job? By Dr. Brad Cole “… we needn’t be too afraid of questionings and expostulations: it was the impatience of Job not the theodicies of Elihu that were pleasing to God. Does He like us to ‘stand up to Him’ a bit?” C.S. Lewis Imagine that …