Magi, Wise Men, or Kings? It’s Complicated.
Christian tradition finds meaning in each of these mysterious monikers.
As they bow and worship, they become the first to recognize the end from the beginning. Gentile kings valued these men for their wisdom concerning the affairs of the kingdom.
How to Keep Time Like a Christian
An excerpt from 'Moments & Days.'
us a new civil year begins on January 1. However, we also have an “academic year,” beginning in late we pray, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps.
Thinking About Expository Preaching—Part 3
A look at the place of thematic, narrative, and topical preaching
“Then beginning with Moses and God has placed you in your position to deliver and explain His Word, not to espouse folksy wisdom, or preconceptions with loose support from biblical
Immigrants Are Reshaping American Missions
Latino congregations are launching their own international partnerships to support ministries and churches in their homelands.
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“The church is barely beginning to recognize it.” Unlike most Catholic or secular He's praying for wisdom to know how his church's mission projects can help people help themselves.
'Praying for Our Candidates' During a Hostile Election
We asked pastors how they've been praying for America's office-seekers. Here's what they had to say.
a way that will only advance the agenda that you've set since the beginning of time. Give our President wisdom, grace, compassion, and conviction as he's completing his service to our
Sorry, Old Testament: Most Theologians Don't Use You
Should systematic theologies equally rely on Bible verses from the Old and New Testament? Experts weigh in.
Wisdom literature and prophecy faired a bit better, as did the Pentateuch We can start with the beginning or the end for pedagogical reasons, so long as we realize that materially the life
When ‘Mass Effect Andromeda’ Bombed, I Had to Rethink Humility
Watching a beloved video game franchise crash and burn challenged my gut reaction to disappointment.
their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom” (James 3 Perhaps the beginning of the journey towards righteousness in accepting critique begins with fostering
An Embarrassing Week for Christians Sharing Fake News
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. You embarrass us all when you do.
My column had been published immediately after that ruling, stating that for homosexuals, this victory would only be the beginning, that they would never be satisfied Wisdom is valuable
Eugene Peterson: The Pursuit of Happiness Is a Dead-End Street
How Ecclesiastes shows a better way to joyful living than chasing pleasure
Joy at the beginning, joy at the end, joy everywhere in between. No matter how great a reputation you have for wisdom, if all you can do with it is buy castles and bed whores, you are a
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid (at all costs!) familial discussions about religion and politics It seems daunting at the beginning, but I am confident that as we listen and respond to
Morning Roundup 9/11/14
Is the Bible Wrong?; Religious/Political Ideologies; Effective Ministry
More wisdom from Geiger. But the moment of salvation is “the beginning” of new and eternal life, the beginning of living in a new kingdom and serving a new King, the beginning of
8 Books for Parents Who Need to Know They're Not Alone
For moms, dads, single parents, and married ones.
book is a series of reflections from my past few years of parenting, beginning when I makes me laugh out loud, and imparts some light but encouraging everyday wisdom throughout this
A Look at Notable 2016 Publications
TEDS President offers his list of best books
some of the fine essays contained under the headings of worship, witness, and wisdom in the An important work on religious liberty, First Freedom: The Beginning and End of Religious
7 New Theology Books You Should Read This Year
A list to help you grow intellectually and spiritually.
By recapturing a vision of God high and lifted up, we learn a right reverence for him and a right contempt for our own sin, and we make a beginning at wisdom (Ps. 111:10).
What Happens when Churches Read Together
We need to read the Bible, certainly—but also history, literature, current events, and everything else under the sun.
In response to these challenges, some churches are beginning to make space for reading and and reading diversely—we would bear witness to the many-sided wisdom of God (Eph.
Will the Force Be Strong with Rogue One?
It will depend on if the film taps in to the secret of any good Star Wars movie.
Solo has been, from the beginning, my favorite character. Check out Dick Staub's book of Star Wars devotional reflections: Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters.
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
What do you think of Michael Giacchino's music for Doctor Strange? When we meet Dr. Stephen Strange at the beginning, what kind of man is he? Do you think he's acting in wisdom?
Ministry in a Multi-faith Society Means Confrontation
Learning from Paul at the Areopagus, the epicenter of evangelism
At the beginning of Acts 17 we learn that Paul ”reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that The Cross of Christ confronts and confounds the wisdom of the world.
Feasting and Fellowship in the Age of Food Allergies
Eating can be a source of fellowship—but in a fallen and allergy-ridden world, it can also present challenges.
Because of the risk allergies pose to congregants, many churches are beginning to set food Spiritually, though, it takes love, wisdom, and selflessness to stop the division that happens
Morning Roundup 4/17/14
Leading in Community; Bart Ehrman's Obsession with Jesus; 10 Key Events in 20th Century Evangelicalism
Right from the beginning, he created marriage because God said, "it isn't good for man to be alone." Throughout the Old Testament, God placed people in community Wisdom but risk.