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Telling the Gospel Through Story
Evangelism that keeps hearers wanting more.
Christine Dillon | 01/29/2013

Christ, Culture, and the Generation Gap
What younger and older Christians get right and wrong about engaging the "world"
Brandon J. O'Brien | 10/23/2012

Mental Illness Has a Face
What I learned while visiting a mental health facility.
Tyler Charles | 09/04/2012

A Defense of Christianity's Influence on History
Evidence does not support what many secular institutions teach us.
Daniel Meyer | 07/31/2012

Be on the Lookout for "God Incidences"
The wrong road led to a wonderful witness.
Marilyn Trott | 04/10/2012

Path to a Miracle
Sometimes a leap of faith is one small step after another.
Hannah R. Anderson | 11/01/2011

No More "One Size Fits All" Outreach
The New Testament is full of different types of evangelism.
Kevin G. Harney | 08/30/2011

How to Reach Muslims
Find common ground and seek out creative ways to connect.
Interview with T. V. Thomas | 08/16/2011

Guardians of the Gospel
Only one person holds the title of "evangelist" in the New Testament--"Philip the evangelist" (Acts 21:8)--and he was an outlaw.
Luis Palau and Timothy Robnett | 08/02/2011

Help Even the Unrighteous Poor
After all, we are all unrighteous.
Joel Brooks | 03/22/2011

What Is True Evangelism?
Faith comes by hearing.
Kevin G. Harney | 02/15/2011

Grandfather Christmas
What is all this about again?
Kyle White | 12/15/2010

The Gift
God's plan for the world unfolds in the first few pages of the New Testament.
Dave Deluca | 12/07/2010

An Indescribable Gift
4 funny stories that make a serious point about Christmas
Dave Deluca | 11/30/2010

Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith
An interview with Generation Ex:Christian author Drew Dyck | 10/19/2010

Reimagining Evangelism
Think about these new ways to connect and communicate the Good News.
Rick Richardson | 08/24/2010

What Do I Say Now?
Responding to the slogans of critics.
Rick Wade | 12/10/2008

Evangelism Takes Time
Evangelism, like sanctification, takes time. Therefore, we must give it time.
By Earl Palmer | 04/30/2008

The Violence of Evangelism
Why, exactly, does the word evangelism evoke such violent metaphors?
By Andy Crouch | 04/23/2008

A Community of the Broken
A young organization models what it might mean to be the church in a suffering world.
By Christopher L. Heuertz | 09/05/2007

An Upside-Down World
Distinguishing between home and mission field no longer makes sense.
by Christopher J. H. Wright | 08/29/2007

7 Questions Skeptics Ask
How to answer the tough questions.
by Rusty Wright | 06/27/2007

Are You an Evangelist?
Scripture helps us define this.
by Timothy Robnett | 05/30/2007

Speaking to the Secular Mind
We can't win non-Christians if we don't know how they think, and we can't know how they think if we never enter their world.
by Bill Hybels | 03/07/2007

What Can Openers and the Church Have in Common
What we can learn from little-known facts of history.
by Dennis Stout | 02/14/2007

Ministries Among Today's Women
Reaching women means aiming at moving and multiple targets.
by Naomi Gaede-Penner | 06/14/2006

How to Lead Someone to Christ
The Bible asks us to believe—to appropriate Christ's finished work on the cross by trusting Him alone to save us.
by R. Larry Moyer | 05/03/2006

5 Big Questions from The Da Vinci Code
A brief guide.
by Christianity Today magazine Associate Editor Collin Hansen | 04/26/2006

Extreme Jesus
What's wrong with The Da Vinci Code Jesus?
by Brad Reardon | 04/26/2006

God Does Not Count Our Converts
He examines our faithfulness, and rewards our labors. The results are in His hands, not ours.
by R. Larry Moyer | 03/15/2006

The Lost: They're Watching Us
What we do and say affects non-Christians more than we know.
by John Atkinson | 02/01/2006

Let Your Light Shine
Christians who do not have changed lives have a credibility gap.
by John MacArthur | 12/14/2005

20 Questions to Help You Share Your Faith
Transitions you can use to turn a conversation to spiritual things.
by Worldwide Challenge | 10/12/2005

What Are They Really Asking?
How to answer spiritual questions.
by Judson Poling | 08/03/2005

Evangelism: Plant, Watch, Wait
Personal evangelism is usually a slow, but vital, process.
by Rick Weinert | 02/01/2005

Ask Before You Answer
How to talk to skeptics, unbelievers, and mule-headed friends and family about God.
by Randy Newman | 11/17/2004

4 Approaches to Congregational Outreach
Effective church evangelism is a group effort.
by Eric Reed | 08/18/2004

My Post-Evangelism Friendship
So, that person you were witnessing to actually got saved. Now what?
by Janice Thompson | 02/18/2004

What Is the Gospel?
How would you answer if someone asked you that question?
by Anne Graham Lotz | 10/16/2003

Ten Objections to Christianity and How to Respond
Answering the spiritual seekers in your world.
by Frank Harber | 03/01/2000

Evangelism for the Ordinary Church
Just because your people don't like to evangelize doesn't mean they can't share their faith.
by Steve R. Bierly | 06/01/1997

Bible Insights

Kingdom Imagination
What we can learn from Joshua and Caleb
Leroy Barber | 03/04/2013

Top 10 Downloads of 2012
These were your favorite resources in the past year.
JoHannah Reardon | 01/01/2013

Watching and Waiting
Advent reminds us of an even greater event coming.
Ryan Hamm | 12/11/2012

Jesus in His Own Words
In John 14:1, Jesus reassures Thomas when he tells his disciples that he is going away. Let's listen in.
Robert H. Mounce | 10/09/2012

Overwhelmed by God
What we can learn from Moses' story
Leroy Barber | 10/02/2012

Dance in the Rain?
We can't dance until we learn to lament.
Janelle R. Wangle, with Jayleen Wangle | 08/21/2012

What Is Your Heart Worship?
A look at what it means to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.
Cynthia Cook | 06/05/2012

He's Risen, Just as He Said
We all have a Mary Magdalene moment.
Anne Peterson | 03/27/2012

Top 10 Downloads of 2011
The Bible studies and Spiritual Formation e-Booklets you downloaded most in the past year.
JoHannah Reardon | 01/10/2012

The Light of Christmas
Lights are a hallmark of the holiday season, but they are not what will ultimately illuminate our hearts.
Stan Guthrie | 12/06/2011

Imagination at Christmas
Because we do not get to see, smell, taste, or touch the events of the gospel story, we must visualize it.
Brad and JoHannah Reardon | 11/29/2011

Why Thanksgiving Matters
Jesus commands our thankfulness. Here's why.
Stan Guthrie | 11/15/2011

A Meditation on Psalm 103
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
R. J. Thesman | 10/04/2011

Bible Study Methods and Applications
A review of Bible study methods and research tools
Rick Sheridan | 07/19/2011

How to Treat One Another
Scripture tells us a lot about interpersonal relationships.
Rich Tatum | 07/12/2011

Obedience and Awe
A meditation on Matthew 14
Dennis Stout | 07/05/2011

The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life
A worldview from the second Psalm
Dale Ralph Davis | 05/03/2011

Everything Depends on the Resurrection
If Jesus didn't rise from the dead, our hope is in vain.
Keri Wyatt Kent | 04/19/2011

Two Men in the Garden
I find myself there too.
Sam O'Neal | 04/12/2011

Top 10 Downloads of 2010
The Bible studies and Spiritual Formation e-Booklets you downloaded most in the past year.
JoHannah Reardon | 12/28/2010

God's Word Trumps Human Tradition
A true disciple puts God's Word first, not our interpretation of it.
Stan Guthrie | 11/09/2010

Handling Ups and Downs
Perspective on how to thrive when "stuff happens"
Dave DeLuca | 11/02/2010

Run with the Horses
Learning how to live from Jeremiah
Eugene H. Peterson | 06/22/2010

Top 10 Single-Session Bible Studies
These are your favorite one-lesson studies in 2010.
JoHannah Reardon | 06/15/2010

How Excellent Are Thy Names
What God invites us to call him says volumes about his relationship to us.
By Ken Hemphill | 05/18/2010

New Ways People Are Reading the Bible
Current technologies assist churches in getting the Word of God to their congregants.
JoHannah Reardon | 04/06/2010

Top 10 Bible Studies on Love and Marriage
Our most popular studies on these topics
JoHannah Reardon | 01/25/2010

Top 10 Downloads of 2009
The Bible studies and Spiritual Formation e-Booklets you downloaded most in 2009.
JoHannah Reardon | 01/12/2010

Lessons from Jonah
Jonah needed to expand his heart toward others—we do too.
Bonnie McMaken | 08/25/2009

From Snacking to Feasting
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. —Psalm 119:105
Kevin G. Harney | 05/13/2009

Joy in Easter Week
Celebrate this phenomenal week with deep appreciation.
JoHannah Reardon | 04/30/2009

Top 10 Studies on Books of the Bible
These are the books of the Bible you were most interested in studying.
by JoHannah Reardon | 04/15/2009

Top 10 Movie Discussion Guides
These 10 movies have explicit spiritual themes.
by JoHannah Reardon | 02/18/2009

Top 10 Bible Studies of 2008
The Bible studies, courses, and movie discussion guides you dowloaded most in the past year—now 25% off..
by Hollie Baker-Lutz | 01/07/2009

More Than Just a Bible Study
Allow God's Word to transform lives as you study together.
by JoHannah Reardon | 09/24/2008

Days of Celebration
Try this quiz to test your knowledge on the Old Testament Jewish festivals.
by Lynn Austin | 06/18/2008

Top 10 Downloads of 2007
by Hollie Baker-Lutz | 01/09/2008

We Revere the Bible More Than We Read It
New research shows a surprising number who follow Christ but don't prioritize time in the Word.
by JoHannah Reardon, Editor | 07/31/2007

Sometimes Big Things Start Small
Saddleback's Small Group Ministry wasn't always a bed of roses.
An Interview with Brett Eastman, Founder and CEO, Lifetogether, Inc. | 06/13/2007

What Do You Know About Scripture?
Take this test to see how much you know.
by Jo H. Lewis and Gordon A. Palmer | 05/16/2007

Using Film Clips in Preaching
Careful choices yield best results.
by Marc T. Newman, Ph.D. | 04/03/2007

Put Your Bible Down for a Day
Let your light shine.
by Dennis Stout | 02/21/2007

7 Ways to Begin a Buzz About Bible Study
Use these ideas to interest others in studying the Bible.
by Church Health Encyclopedia | 01/31/2007

Top Ten Downloads of 2006
We've compiled a list of your favorites from this year.
Holly Hess | 12/27/2006

Opening the Bible for Seekers
Discussion Bible studies are powerful agents of change.
by Marilyn Kunz | 11/15/2006

Overview of the Bible
A summary of what's in the greatest book of all time.
by Jim Townsend | 06/07/2006

The Evangelistic Bible Study: Making It Work
Consider this effective means of evangelism.
by Marilyn Kunz | 04/19/2006

Teaching a Church to Pray
How to have a vital prayer ministry.
by Daniel Henderson | 03/08/2006

Reaching the Disconnected Male
Looking back, Larry Kay says his life was "full of confusion, full of lust and pain, and almost completely void of God."
by Patrick Morley | 10/03/2005

God's Word for 'Up and Outers'
Dallas businessman Garry Kinder's Bent Tree Bible Study isn't a church, but it's no social club either.
By Ginger Kolbaba | 04/06/2005

Top 10 Bible Studies of 2004
What people liked most at
by Cory Whitehead | 01/05/2005

Best-Selling Bible Studies of 2004
What caught your interest.
by Cory Whitehead | 08/05/2004

Hide It in Your Heart
Five ways to keep the Bible in mind.
by Debbie Steensland | 08/05/2004

Top Ten Downloads of 2003
What people liked most at
by Cory Whitehead | 12/18/2003

How to Study the Bible
A congregational tool.
by Todd Wendorff | 11/19/2003

7 Ways to Ignite Passion for Reading the Bible
We need to get back to the Book.
By Kathy Widenhouse | 09/01/2003

Spiritual Formation

Open Your Hand
Learn to let go of grudges.
Anne Peterson | 07/30/2013

Forming an Inclusive Community
God opens his arms wide and so should we.
Anne Peterson | 07/09/2013

Learn to Listen
Listening is an important gift we can give others.
Anne Peterson | 06/25/2013

The "Zero Point"
Only when we get to the end of our selves do we find the beginning.
Meryl Herr | 06/04/2013

Following Christ with Our Actions
Authentic disciples vote with their feet and not mere words.
Albert Haase | 05/28/2013

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
Max Lucado explains why we must embrace the whole truth about grace.
An interview with Max Lucado | 05/07/2013

Saving the Planet Is Part of Our Calling
We gave up the American dream for a world of happiness.
Nancy Sleeth | 04/18/2013

The Economy of the Kingdom
Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matt. 6:33).
James Bryan Smith | 03/19/2013

Sanctuary of the Soul
Developing a "familiar friendship with Jesus"
Richard Foster | 02/26/2013

When God Fights Your Battles . . .
The good news is that you win.
Anne Peterson | 01/15/2013

An Extravagant Gratitude
Learn to give thanks in all circumstances.
Ryan E.C. Hamm | 11/12/2012

Busyness Is Not a Spiritual Gift
'Wait' is a tough word to deal with in today's busy world.
Tammy Whitehurst | 11/06/2012

Grumble Halleluiah
Surprisingly, God welcomed my resigned, crabby, sigh-filled, grumbly praises.
Caryn Rivadeneira | 10/30/2012

Fighting Sin
It's not time to rest yet.
Jennie Allen with Amy Simpson | 09/18/2012

Is the Bible, or Your Perception of the Bible, Shaping You?
We have to guard against being bent by cultural winds.
Ryan Hamm | 08/28/2012

Understanding Lust
There is a fundamental problem with using the term "desire" or "sexual desire" as the starting point when developing a suitable, practical definition of lust.
Jim Vander Spek | 06/12/2012

Creating Space for God
Where, when, and how has God tapped you on the shoulder but you missed it because you were too busy or distracted to listen?
Stephen A. Macchia | 05/29/2012

Willing to Be Weak
I always wanted to be the strong one …
JoHannah Reardon | 05/01/2012

Prepare for a Shock
The Resurrection is cause for celebration, but it should always shake us up a little too.
Drew Dyck | 04/03/2012

I Gave Up Worry for Lent
Consider taking 40 days to give up a deep-seated sin.
JoHannah Reardon | 02/28/2012

The Drive for Perfection
It's a dead-end street.
Anne Peterson | 02/21/2012

Living with Depression
Finding hope when life seems hopeless
Christy Lindsay | 02/14/2012

Silence and Solitude
These spiritual disciplines supply fuel for my soul.
JoHannah Reardon | 01/31/2012

Serving God in the Ordinary
Greatness in God's kingdom is different than we think.
Ken Barnes | 01/24/2012

Rich lessons from the working poor
Mark Lutz | 01/17/2012

Christmas Is for Those Who Hate It Most
Because the manger is the most hopeful place in a universe
Matt B. Redmond | 12/13/2011

The Best Way (for me) to Pray
Find the prayer method that suits you best.
Tyler Charles | 11/08/2011

Finding the Jewel in Job Loss
There is more to the process than just finding another job.
Richard S. Jensen Jr. | 10/18/2011

When You're Scared Senseless
Are you going to trust God or not?
JoHannah Reardon | 09/13/2011

The Social, Economic, and Political Commitments of the Early Church
They were all about faith in action.
Brandon J. O'Brien | 09/06/2011

Unbalanced Blessings
The balancing act of life is always tempered by the one gift that cost God everything.
R. J. Thesman | 08/23/2011

Counteract Your Troubling Emotions
There is a way to joy and peace.
Bonnie Jones | 08/09/2011

Is Patriotism Christian?
Finding the right balance
Brandon O'Brien | 06/28/2011

Graduating Christian
How to finish college with your faith intact.
Brandon O'Brien | 06/21/2011

Is Christian Cynicism a Spiritual Sickness?
We need to have a vital faith that is without illusions.
Andrew Byers | 05/31/2011

5 Facets in Spiritual Formation
Use these steps to begin to let Christ form you.
John R. Throop | 05/24/2011

The Art of Dying
Living fully into the life to come
Rob Moll | 05/17/2011

Breaking the Rules
Trading performance for intimacy with God
Fil Anderson | 05/10/2011

Slow Down
We need to awaken the quieter virtues to be all Christ wants us to be.
Gregory Spencer | 04/26/2011

Am I Lustful, Gluttonous, or Slothful?
Spiritual formation is not just about reading your Bible and praying.
Gregg R. Allison | 03/29/2011

How to Deal with Bitterness
Breathe on my hardened heart, Lord.
Anne Peterson | 03/15/2011

Beauty for Lenten Ashes
Keep your eyes unwaveringly on Jesus during Lent.
Bonnie McMaken | 03/08/2011

The Value of Lent and Good Friday
Don't skip too fast to Easter morning.
Brandon O'Brien | 03/01/2011

Remembering God's help yesterday helps us to trust him for today and tomorrow.
Patricia Mitchell | 02/22/2011

Find Contentment by Killing Comparisons
Ever wonder why contentment seems elusive?
Anne Peterson | 01/31/2011

Live the Giving Life
Sean Tuohy, who was played by Tim McGraw in the movie The Blind Side, talks about how we can become cheerful givers.
Interview by Chris Lutes | 01/11/2011

Gratitude in the Lean Times
There is a reason we say grace before the meal, not after.
Rich Tatum | 11/16/2010

Live Life as a Mentor
It's easier and more natural than you think.
by JoHannah Reardon | 09/28/2010

One-Year Track for New Believers
Help those who are just beginning their discipleship journey become established in their faith through this one-year plan.
JoHannah Reardon | 09/07/2010

Devotional Practices for Memorizing God's Word
Reclaim this lost discipline.
Joshua Choonmin Kang | 08/17/2010

What Makes a Good Bible Study?
The answer may not be what you think.
JoHannah Reardon | 08/03/2010

Firework Display
How death and fireworks intersected one July 4th.
Kyle White | 06/29/2010

The Virtue of Patience
Waiting without complaining
James S. Spiegel | 02/23/2010

How Can We Gain a Good and Beautiful Life?
Putting on the character of Christ
James Bryan Smith | 02/02/2010

Five Signposts of a Healthy Church
Look for these clues to see if your church is on track.
Jack Egger | 11/11/2009

Tell It Like It Is
How to speak the truth to a friend without harming your friendship
By Annette Smith | 10/13/2009

Superwoman Syndrome
Getting over feeling we have to do it all and learning to say yes to God instead.
Bonnie McMaken | 09/29/2009

The Art of Group Prayer
Lead your group in praying biblically.
JoHannah Reardon | 09/02/2009

Top 5 Bible Courses on Parenting
These were your favorite studies on this topic.
JoHannah Reardon | 08/18/2009

Seeking God Together
A first look at spiritual direction
Alice Fryling | 08/12/2009

Engage Both Heart and Mind in Worship
How to prepare for worship
John Ortberg and Pam Howell | 07/22/2009

A Christmas To-Do List
by Mark Mitchell, with JoHannah Reardon | 04/30/2009

Learning from Horses
Training horses can teach us a lot about how we grow.
Kayla Holenski | 03/04/2009

Blessed Are the Uncool
Living authentically in a world of show
Paul Grant | 02/25/2009

Spiritual freedom beyond our appetites.
Lynne M. Baab | 02/11/2009

Spending Time
Psalm 90:1-17: The eternal value of numbering our days.
by Bryan Wilkerson | 08/06/2008

Holy Moments
Recognizing God's fingerprints in your life
by Lenya Heitzig | 06/04/2008

Please Don't Interrupt Me
What if life is really in the interruptions?
by Roxanne Wieman | 05/14/2008

Authentic Fellowship
How do we learn the deep 'one another' community of Scripture without being in close proximity?
By Howard A. Snyder | 03/19/2008

Don't Ask Me What I "Do"
We need to define ourselves in Christ rather than by our jobs.
by Steve Jolley | 09/26/2007

No More Mr. Nice Group
Five practices that take small groups beyond polite sharing to the disciplines that change lives.
by John Ortberg | 07/04/2007

Flex Your Spiritual Muscles
Use power like our Master.
by Trevor Lee | 03/14/2007

You Cannot Keep People Out of Hell
God does not fault us with anyone's eternal destiny.
by R. Larry Moyer | 01/10/2007

Anyone for Fasting?
Reconsider this ancient spiritual discipline.
by Clyde B. McDowell | 01/03/2007

8 Habits of Effective Small Group Leaders
by Dave Earley | 12/13/2006

So, You've Been Asked to Speak. Now What?
Follow these basic guidelines to prepare a talk.
by Beverly J. Van Kampen | 10/11/2006

How to Start an Accountability Group
Become accountable to grow in your Christian life.
by Christopher Easley | 10/04/2006

Ministry Blah
What can you do when you're discouraged about your God-inspired service?
by Cory Whitehead | 09/27/2006

Escaping the Pigeon Hole
Why small group leaders really need to be "pastors"—and vice versa.
by Russ Robinson | 09/20/2006

What I Learned from the Lazy Barista
If people are not following you, look at how you are leading.
by Trevor Lee | 09/06/2006

Keeping Ourselves on Target
A good reminder for preachers and teachers.
by Bill Hybels | 08/23/2006

Cyber Follow-up
Our small group follow- up is faster and more frequent.
by T. R. Robertson | 08/16/2006

Five Small Group Myths
Home Bible studies don't always operate by the textbook.
by David A. Womack | 07/12/2006

How to Lead a Good Discussion
Follow these basic principles for leading a small group.
by JoHannah Reardon | 05/24/2006

5 Questions to Clarify Your Church's Mission
What does it take to make a healthy church?
by Roger Jenks | 05/10/2006

Confessions of a Small Group Leader
Lessons learned the hard way.
by Joe Higginbotham | 04/05/2006

Conducting Acts of Hospitality
Follow these simple guidelines for conducting acts of kindness in the community.
by Scott G. Wilkins | 02/22/2006

New Disciples: Born, but Also Made
Be passionate about making disciples.
by Gary Olsby | 02/08/2006

Bring Light to the World
If we are following Christ, we will be making disciples.
by John MacArthur | 12/21/2005

No Time. No Resources. No Leaders.
Four tricks to launch something big with small resources.
by Brett Eastman | 11/15/2005

Launching Community
Three steps to making your small group dream come true for your church.
by Brett Eastman | 09/07/2005

Choosing Small Group Materials
Finding what to study may be the hardest thing small group leaders do.
by JoHannah Reardon | 08/19/2005

Cost of Discipline-Ship
Discipleship takes our time and commitment.
by Stephen A. Macchia | 08/10/2005

Superheroes in Sunday School
What superheroes can teach us about God.
by David A. Zimmerman | 08/08/2005

"Dude, I Can't Shepherd a Small Group"
5 tips on building community in your next group.
by Brett Eastman | 07/06/2005

The Five "Ms" Every Leader Should Know
What it takes to be a small group leader.
by Brett Eastman | 03/16/2005

Bad Days Are Sometimes the Best Days
And nine other lessons I've learned from my small group.
by Brett Eastman, Founder and CEO, Lifetogether | 01/06/2005

Five Ways God Answers Prayer
Whatever the answer, your best interest is always in mind.
Luis Palau | 12/15/2004

Five Essentials for Small Group Health
How to keep your groups growing vibrantly.
by Randall Neighbour | 09/01/2004

Beyond "Prayer Requests"
What if people's wishes run counter to God's sometimes painful path of transformation?
by Wayne Jacobsen | 07/01/2004

What Do We Want to Study Next?
Five principles for selecting the right study for your group.
by Michael C. Mack | 04/14/2004

Questions: Icebreakers and Beyond
Steering your discussion the right way.
By Dan Lentz | 03/17/2004

Eight Keys to Discipling New Christians
Suggestions to help you mentor.
Janice Thompson | 02/18/2004

True Christian Community
Do whatever it takes to connect a friend with Jesus.
by John Ortberg | 12/18/2003

Make Devoted Disciples
How to be an effective mentor.
Erik Johnson | 04/01/2000


Participating in the Resurrection
We have the privilege of being part of the story too.
Daniel Meyer | 02/05/2013

The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry
Young people are not bored by theology. They are bored by theology that doesn't matter.
Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean | 10/16/2012

Sci-fi Spirituality
Underneath the technology and weird costumes often lies something deeper.
Ryan Hamm | 08/14/2012

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
This oft-repeated question says nothing about God, but everything about human beings.
Michael Coren | 07/17/2012

Domesticating the Lord of the Universe
I'm terrified that if my eyes are opened to see everything in the light of truth, I will also see that the way I see the Jesus, whom I claim as Lord, is but a dim reflection of reality.
Harry L. Kraus Jr. | 03/13/2012

Prosperity Theology
Jesus' gospel is a far cry from health and wealth.
David Jeremiah | 03/06/2012

Is God Angry or Loving?
Most people erroneously see God as angry in the Old Testament and loving in the New Testament.
David T. Lamb | 10/25/2011

Can You Imagine?
Why imagination is crucial to the Christian life
Brandon J. O'Brien | 07/26/2011

The Dangerous Act of Worship
Living God's call to justice
Mark Labberton | 01/25/2011

A Grateful People
What does true thankfulness mean?
Bonnie McMaken | 11/23/2010

Hope Amidst the Sorrow
God is all-knowing; he comforts; he understands—even when we violently lose someone.
Anne Peterson | 10/26/2010

A Great and Terrible Love
A spiritual journey into the attributes of God
Mark Galli | 08/31/2010

The Secret of Walking with God
From the beginning, God has wanted a walking partner.
Bob Sorge | 05/25/2010

Top 5 Resources on Prayer
These are the downloadable resources on prayer you were most interested in studying.
JoHannah Reardon | 05/11/2010

An Easter Encounter
Embracing Christ's pain helps us appreciate the joy of His resurrection.
By Tiffany Colter | 03/16/2010

Perspectives on Life and Death
For the believer in Jesus Christ, we do not go out into death and into darkness. Instead, we go home to God.
Haddon Robinson | 03/09/2010

Transformation Starts in the Mind
Live the life that is really life.
Tobin Crenshaw | 02/16/2010

See God for Who He Is
How do we move from our distorted image of God?
Kim V. Eggelman | 02/09/2010

Are You There, God?
An interview with The Folly of Prayer author Matt Woodley
InterVarsity Press | 10/06/2009

Shaking Our Fists
Acknowledging our anger with God
Sarah Scherf | 09/09/2009

Hone the Two-Edged Sword
Only as we study God's Word will we grow.
D. Paul Stevens | 07/29/2009

7 Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever
Prayers of confession, salvation, release, submission, praise, promise, and blessing
by Stormie Omartian | 03/25/2009

Prayer Game
Three ways our prayers tell us about our faith.
by Trevor Lee | 03/18/2009

Battling Numbers
Getting past the need to see ever-increasing numbers.
Christine Litavsky | 03/11/2009

What Will Heaven Be Like?
Thirty-five frequently asked questions about eternity.
Peter Kreeft | 01/28/2009

Dealing with Depression
First we must recognize the problem. Then we'll find the solutions.
Jeff M. Sellers | 12/03/2008

The Gift of Being Real
How might things change if we admitted our family's flaws?
Caryn Rivadeneira, for the study, "Getting Real" | 10/15/2008

When the Facts Don't Add Up
A just, loving, and powerful God should follow certain rules, shouldn't he?
by Philip Yancey | 07/09/2008

The Christian and Baby Food
A desire to be "fed spiritually" may be killing us.
by Trevor Lee | 02/06/2008

Are There Many Paths to God?
There is only one way to heaven, and that is through Jesus Christ.
by Lee Strobel | 12/05/2007

The God Who Can't Be Tamed
Could we be losing more than the land when we destroy it?
by Philip Yancey | 11/14/2007

Guilt Good and Bad
The early warning signs.
by Philip Yancey | 10/10/2007

Too Much Stuff
If clutter's got you down, try these secrets to simplifying.
by Mayo Mathers | 09/12/2007

The True, the Good, and the Beautiful Christian
Beauty is making a comeback in science and theology. Will it find its place in the lives of believers?
by John G. Stackhouse Jr. | 08/08/2007

Hope for the Christian
How to build a life of hope.
by Sid Stewart | 07/11/2007

What's Happened to Me?
Exploring what it means to be part of God's kingdom.
by Don Williams | 06/04/2007

Prayer Scandals
Prayer is an encounter with the living God.
by Mark Galli | 03/21/2007

Be Considerate
The virtue of kindness.
by James S. Spiegel | 12/06/2006

Meet the Holy One
Take time to settle your mind as you pray.
by Trevor Lee | 09/13/2006

Draw Near to God
Hungering for God's presence in worship.
by David M. Edwards | 08/07/2006

Cultivating the Soul
Spiritual formation can happen without saying a word.
by Gordon MacDonald | 07/05/2006

"Why, God, Why?"
Facing the painful questions that life keeps asking.
by Anne Graham Lotz | 03/29/2006

Passion Lives Here
What we can learn from the Olympics.
by JoHannah Reardon | 02/15/2006

The Secret of Radical Obedience
Radical obedience does not seek to comply to the minimal standards.
by Bob Sorge | 01/04/2006

Weathering the Storms
The Virtue of Perseverance
by James S. Spiegel | 11/02/2005

Faking Church
Do we really want to serve God—or is it more rewarding to just look the part?
by Dan Schaeffer | 08/31/2005

Deep Down from Heaven
Why we'll never get to the bottom of God's love.
by Max Lucado | 06/15/2005

Spiritual Health Made Visible
The theological underpinnings of joy.
by Earl Palmer | 01/18/2005

Cultivate a Secret Life with God
It has to do with standing still.
by Bob Sorge | 05/19/2004

Three Questions to Determine, "Is This True?"
Guidance for Christian discernment.
by Tim Riter | 03/31/2004

Building a Balanced Christian Education Program
Five measurements of spiritual growth.
by Rick Warren | 09/18/2003

7 Priorities that Guided Jesus' Decisions
They can help us in our daily choices.
By Mike Fleischmann | 05/01/2003

"Great to Good" Churches
For those who find trying to be great isn't good enough.
by Eric Swanson | 04/01/2003

Lean On Me

Teaching a Church to Pray
Steps to vital, life-giving times of group prayer.
Daniel Henderson | 09/01/2001

Church & Home Leadership

Leading with Integrity
How to live a life that matters
Ryan Hamm | 08/20/2013

Introverts in the Church
Finding a quiet moment in an extroverted place
Adam S. McHugh | 05/21/2013

Evaluating Group Discussions
How well do you practice these principles of great small-group discussion?
JoHannah Reardon | 04/02/2013

A Footwasher to the Footwashers
The first shall be last, and the last, first.
Ken Barnes | 03/26/2013

Sunday School That Really Works
Thoughts on how to make this long-standing church institution effective
Steve R. Parr | 02/19/2013

Top 10 eBooks
These are the eBooks you have downloaded most.
JoHannah Reardon | 07/24/2012

Why So Many Christian Leaders Ride
What's the attraction of motorcycles?
JoHannah Reardon | 07/10/2012

Patriotism and Christianity
What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism?
Ryan Hamm | 06/26/2012

Bonhoeffer's Legacy
Taking a stand for the right can cost everything
Eric Metaxas | 05/15/2012

Holding on to Hope in Your Small Church
Don't lose heart by playing a numbers game.
Lee Warren | 05/08/2012

I'll Be Home for Christmas
Someone may be waiting for you to reach out to them this holiday season.
Lee A. Dean | 12/13/2011

Myths in Parenting
If only I'd known then what I know now.
Anne Peterson | 10/11/2011

Resolving Church Conflict
When should you bend, and when stand strong?
JoHannah Reardon | 09/20/2011

Stewardship Is More Than Giving Money
We are all ministers.
JoHannah Reardon | 06/14/2011

The Most Romantic Thing My Husband Ever Said to Me
I happened to be throwing up at the time.
JoHannah Reardon | 06/07/2011

Tell Us Your Stories
Young people learn mistakes to avoid and how to face challenges with grace by listening to older people.
Collin Hansen | 02/07/2011

A Culture of Life
What should society do with the unborn, the disabled, the dying, the abused?
Bonnie McMaken | 01/18/2011

Celebrating the Empty Nest
How to survive—and thrive—after your kids fly the coop
Carol Kuykendall | 09/21/2010

Realize Your Encouragement Potential
Could you be a Barnabas to someone?
Aubrey Johnson | 06/24/2009

Get to Work
A parent's advice on how to raise responsible, hard-working kids.
Barbara Curtis | 06/10/2009

The Nicene and Apostles' Creeds
A close look at these two creeds helps define what Christians believe.
by JoHannah Reardon | 07/30/2008

Coping with People Who Beef, Bite, and Bellyache
How to handle difficult relationships.
by Dr. Les Parrott | 07/02/2008

Loving Your Prodigal
What can parents do when a child turns her back on her family and her faith? Author H. Norman Wright offers help.
Interview by Carla Barnhill | 05/28/2008

Understanding Different Learning Styles
Here's how to teach in the ways people learn best.
by Penny Zettler | 01/02/2008

Fall Planning has everything you need for small groups and adult Sunday classes.
by JoHannah Reardon | 08/22/2007

Learning from Great Bible Teachers
Gain wisdom from God's Word through these renowned teachers.
By JoHannah Reardon | 04/16/2007

What to Do with the Classroom Rebel?
I'm glad God prompted me to see past John's defiant scowl.
by Phyllis Swartz | 08/30/2006

Training People to Teach
If Harvard cannot assume their professors can communicate, how much less can churches.
by Howard Hendricks | 08/02/2006

What Makes Christian Education Distinct
Secular education seeks to make more successful and intelligent people. The Christian educator aspires to nothing less than the transformation of a believer into the image of Christ.
By Howard Hendricks | 07/19/2006

Teaching That Motivates
Successful teaching not only opens the mind but also stirs the emotions, fires the imagination, galvanizes the will.
by Howard Hendricks | 05/31/2006

How Do You Know You're Effective?
Experience in teaching doesn't tend to sharpen my abilities; rather it dulls them. Evaluated experience improves my skills.
by Howard Hendricks | 04/12/2006

Baby Lambs and Old Sheep
I have the same goal for both older and newer Christians: to make the language fresh, to make it come alive.
by Earl Palmer | 02/28/2006

The Unique Task of Teaching Adults
The heartbeat of the church is adults.
by Roberta Hestenes | 01/18/2006

Home Bible Studies: What to Do with the Kids
Use these creative ideas to solve a perennial problem.
From Fresh Ideas for Discipleship & Nurture | 12/07/2005

Knowing What to Teach, and How
Knowing what subject to teach and how to teach it can become less of a mystery and more of a ministry.
by Roberta Hestenes | 11/23/2005

Recruiting and Keeping Teachers
Recruiting is the holy act of helping others discover their gifts and discern God's will.
by Roberta Hestenes | 09/14/2005

Preparing Yourself to Teach
I avoid Sunday morning meanderings by cultivating textual fluency, people fluency, and schedule fluency.
by Earl Palmer | 05/18/2005

When Is a Broken Person Ready to Lead?
5 questions to determine whether the hurting are ready for responsibility.
by Daniel Brown with Bob Moeller | 02/16/2005

Spotting a New Leader
Ten ways to identify a promising person.
by Fred Smith | 12/01/2004

What Do I Want Students to Know, Feel, Do?
Teaching that effects change.
by Roberta Hestenes | 06/17/2004

Ask Questions Like the Master Teacher
8 types of questions Jesus used to produce change.
by Dave Arch | 06/02/2004

Three Goals to Help You Teach Better
A teacher's mental preparation.
by Roberta Hestenes | 04/29/2004

Great Leaders Are Great Teachers, Part Two
Eight more tips to teach more effectively.
by Dr. John C. Maxwell | 06/17/2003

Great Leaders Are Great Teachers, Part One
Leaders must be effective teachers.
by Dr. John C. Maxwell | 05/20/2003

Outrageous Hats and Sunday School
We can learn a lot from Henrietta Mears.
Marlene Baer | 01/01/2002

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