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Debt Is Not a Money Problem. We Believe in the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Holy Spirit. That reality is more than meets the eye. That God is alive and at work in our world, and in our lives. That an unseen Person prompts, protects, and provides for those who are Christ’s. That an almighty, invisible Spirit powerfully brings the eternal purposes of God and his Son to bear in our realm, one day soon for all to see.

We believe not only in Father and Son, but Father, Son, and Spirit. For thousands of years, the people of God awaited the full revelation of his nature and work, and with it the full personhood of the Spirit. By the Holy Spirit, Jesus, the God-man, was conceived in a virgin’s womb (Matthew 1:18, 20; Luke 1:35). And wonder of all wonders, the same Spirit who empowered Jesus’s earthly life and sacrificial death now has been given to us today. He is no mere force. We believe that when we’re alone with God’s word, we’re not alone.

We believe that the Christian life is not natural. We believe in the Holy Spirit. Sam Storms: Oklahoma City, OK > The Compassion of Christ and Healing. August 24, 2018 | By: Sam Storms Often times people argue that the primary (if not sole) purpose for the healing ministry of Jesus was to confirm his messianic identity and deity. Others suggest that it was also designed to signal and confirm the in-breaking of the kingdom of God and to provide us with a foretaste of the blessings that will be ours when the kingdom is consummated upon Christ’s return. Whereas there is truth in both of the above noted explanations, we must also consider the expressly stated purpose of Jesus himself. On several occasions he healed because he had compassion on those who were afflicted. Some are then prompted to ask, “Should we conclude from the scarcity of healing today that God is less compassionate than he was in the first century?”

The answer of course is No. Ultimately, of course, our inability to fully understand why God does or does not heal can never justify diminishing commitment in praying for the sick. Similarly, God is always gracious. What Not to Say to Someone in the Hospital. My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2017. When I began compiling these annual “top theology stories” lists a decade ago, the doctrines of salvation (soteriology) were frequently debated and often divisive within churches and even families.

Every once in a while you heard of churches evicting pastors for teaching that regeneration precedes faith. Blog comments on limited atonement ran page after page. A few years later ecclesiology took center stage. Young blog warriors stepped into the leadership of local churches, and some of their heroes even assumed major denominational posts. Books on church polity doesn’t often make bestseller lists. But if you’re suddenly thrust into leadership, you need a biblical rationale for how to make decisions and live out your faith together in the body of Christ.

Now, however, the emphasis of theological debate has shifted again. The emphasis of theological debate has shifted again. Some entries on my 2017 list may not appear strictly theological. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Unashamed of the Bible. What Your Kids Need from You. Know What Not to Say. Isn’t ‘Hedonism’ a Bad Word? Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You. Prager University. Do We Have a Responsibility to Save the World? How Do You Face Your Biggest Fear? How Can We Become Biblically Literate? Q Ideas | Stay Curious. Think Well. Advance Good. Student Conferences - Summit Ministries. Summit 2015 Student Conferences from Summit Ministries on Vimeo. You are engaged in a battle. Ideas come at you from every direction, and few know how to make sense of the world. Few know how to think Christianly. Few know what they believe; and fewer still, why they believe it. Equip yourself. Summit’s Student Worldview Conferences are intensive two-week retreats designed to teach students (ages 16-22) how to analyze the various ideas that are currently competing for their hearts and minds.

You can give a scholarship to a student who needs financial assistance today: click here to give! Christian worldview testing and training program to families, schools, churches, businesses and political groups. Pillars of the World | Comprehensive Worldview® Assessment. Pillars of the World | Comprehensive Worldview® Assessment. Live Justly. Transforming Teachers - Home.

Reformed Forum - Reformed Theological Resources. That's a Fact | Powered by ICR. Genesis Verse by Verse. Christian Educators Journal. Theopedia, an encyclopedia of Biblical Christianity. An Introduction to the Site. Helpful Blogs | Monergism. Perspectives in Covenant Education - Protestant Reformed Teachers' Institute. Classic Articles on Reformed Theology. Monergism. Environmental Stewardship:  A Theological Model for the Environment. There is great need for Christian discussion of and involvement in proper use and protection of the environment. Richard John Neuhaus declares, “Too many philosophers and religious thinkers, including serious Christians, have thought it necessary to look outside the Christian tradition for a way of understanding the nature and destiny of the universe, when a more convincing account can be developed from within the tradition.”

This is definitely true when it comes to the environment. Nature is God’s creation and there should be none more qualified to speak wisely and act prudently when discussing care for it than Christians. As Francis Schaeffer states, “It is the biblical view of nature that gives nature a value in itself [italics his]: not to be used merely as a weapon or argument in apologetics but of value in itself because God made it.” The reason for man’s abuse of nature, like all other negative aspects of humanity, is because of sin and the Fall. Environmental Theology Pantheism. Tutorial - Memverse. keeps track of all your Bible memory verses. It is entirely online so there is no software to download, there are no flash cards to carry around, and, best of all, you will be gradually building up a library of biblical knowledge. It's also free, and always will be. When you first login, you will be given the opportunity to add memory verses.

We recommend starting with about 6 to 10 memory verses and then gradually adding memory verses over time as you memorize the ones in your repertoire. There are two ways to add verses. As the screenshot above shows, you can either type in the verse yourself (in the translation of your choice) or if someone has already added a verse you can simply click 'Add Verse' and it will be added to your list of memory verses. Memorization Once you have added verses, you can begin memorizing. The main memorization page is where you will spend the majority of your time. Once you've entered the verse, you grade yourself on how well you knew it. How to Read the Whole Bible in 2014.

Do you want to read the whole Bible? The average person reads 200 to 250 words per minute; there are about 775,000 words in the Bible; therefore it takes less than 10 minutes a day to read the whole Bible in a year. (For those who like details, there’s a webpage devoted to how long it takes to read each book of the Bible. And if you want a simple handout that has every Bible book with a place to put a check next to every chapter, go here.) Audio Bibles are usually about 75 hours long, so you can listen to it in just over 12 minutes a day. But the point is not merely to read the whole thing to say you’ve done it or to check it off a list.

The Bible itself never commands that we read the Bible through in a year. What is commends is knowing the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27) and meditating or storing or ruminating upon God’s self-disclosure to us in written form (Deut. 6:7; 32:46; Ps. 119:11, 15, 23, 93, 99; 143:5). As Joel Beeke writes: There are a number of Reading Plans for ESV Editions.


PowerPoint Presentation - A Quick Overview of Genesis One. Topics. My Top 10 Apologetics Books for Young Adults. Humanism, Humanist Teaching, Humanist Manifesto. Christians are not often motivated to study secular humanist publications, and that is part of our problem: failure to recognize the devices of those who wish to change our children. Our founding fathers recognized that a man who believed in eternal judgment of his soul was more to be trusted than one who did not. Believers in godless relative-gain value systems will smile and lie to your face as long as they can to hide what they're doing from you. Take a strong clue from secular humanist publications that say "...the battle for the hearts and minds of children is being fought in the classrooms. The new religion of humanism will win that battle for the children over the rotting corpse of Christianity. " And when you put it all together this is the essence of their intent: Faith in any kind of god is harmful to children.

New Standards for History released in 1996 funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities gives abundant reason to acknowledge the full impact of Humanism. H.J. 1. Ancient Roots Bible. Teaching For Transformation - Canadian Christian Education Foundation. Prairie Center for Christian Education in partnership with the Christian Education Foundation Total Project Amount: $16,000 - FULLY FUNDED!

- A huge thank you to donors across Canada who supported this project! Statement of Need: The Teaching for Transformation Through-lines* as developed by the Prairie Centre for Christian Education (PCCE) region provides a framework for the development of authentic and integral Christian learning experiences that are grounded in a transformational worldview with a focus on the Biblical story. Teaching for Transformation will help teachers develop a foundational understanding for the topics that they teach and help them truly teach for transformation.

PCCE schools have been actively developing units using the Teaching for Transformation model. This is a very unique opportunity to do a mass web-posting of the Teaching For Transformation. What are *Through-lines: Through-lines are Big Picture ideas around which curriculum is developed.. CARM - Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry. 100 Truths About Jesus | Facts About Jesus. Bible Hub: Search, Read, Study the Bible in Many Languages. Answers Research Journal - Creation, Evolution, Scientific Research - Answers Research Journal. Answers in Genesis - Creation, Evolution, Christian Apologetics. Root. Editor’s note: AiG stands firmly on the authority of Scripture.

From our study of the Bible, we are persuaded that Creation occurred in six normal-length days about 6000 years ago, and that God destroyed the earth with a global Flood about 1600 years later. Many Christians who profess to believe that the Bible is God’s Word do not accept the straightforward interpretation of Genesis and accept millions of years (and sometimes evolution also). They often admit that their interpretation of Scripture is controlled by the findings of “science,” which, in reality, are the naturalistic, uniformitarian interpretations of scientific data. Some young-earth creationists are persuaded by Bible-based arguments that there are gaps in the genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11. They therefore believe the creation is up to 10,000–12,000 years old. Days of Creation Get Answers: Genesis—How long were the days mentioned in the Biblical creation account?

Framework Hypothesis What is the Framework Hypothesis? Ligonier. Free E-books from John Piper. Dictionary of Christianese. Virtual Library of Christian Philosophy - Article Names. The Best Christian Links on the Net. Counter Cult ----- Counter Cult and Apologetics ----- Evolution and Apologetics Welcome to The Best Christian Links on the Net Honorary Listings only - No pay-for inclusions. This page has been extensively tested for browser compatibility and should present no viewing problems unless an obsolete browser is being used (Netscape 7, IE 4 or 5 for instance), but could present problems on Macs using inappropriate browsers. The page validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional using valid CSS. Recommended Christian Sites! The Best Christian Websites - Yes, we list the best Christian websites.

The Best Christian Links on the Net is UK Christian Websites associated. Links updated January, 2010. If you know of a really great Christian site which we should list, please tell us here. Also please understand that we want to restrict this to be being a ONE PAGE LISTING of Christian websites OF THE VERY HIGHEST TEACHING AND INSTRUCTIONAL QUALITY. Our All-Important Links Are To Your Left! A Few More Things to Note... UK Apologetics.