Feb 02 2015

“I Don’t Feel Forgiven”

Forgiven in "Return of the Prodigal Son"

I’m a Christian. I confess my sins like the Bible says, but I don’t feel forgiven. What should I do?

This is such a common question. Some think their past failures are too great for God to want to forgive them. Others have fallen so many times to the same sin, they’re sure God has …

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Nov 17 2014

Psalm 137 and Dashing Babies on Rocks

Painting of Rembrandt's "Belshazzar's Feast," for Psalm 137:8-9

What does Psalm 137:8-9 mean: “O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us! Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!”? Why would a supposedly righteous person use such an awful image? …

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Sep 01 2014

Review: “Why Do You Believe That?”

Here’s a terrific Bible study guide for women who want to grow better at talking about their faith: Why Do You Believe That? A Faith Conversation.

Author Mary Jo Sharp packs six weeks of personal Bible study into 160 pages. She’s sprinkled Confidence Builders throughout that address handling tricky conversations. A helpful leader guide at …

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Aug 13 2014

How to Switch on Spiritual Habits

Bibles and pens for spiritual habits

Many Christians with great intentions set goals for starting new spiritual habits, such as reading through the Bible, having a regular prayer time, or developing faith conversation skills. But real life often waylays our plans, dumping a bag load of discouragement on our backs that makes it hard to stand up and try again.

I’ve been …

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Jul 24 2014

Giving Reasons for Faith: Four Basic Resources

Book for giving reasons for faith

Four resources for those just getting started in Christian apologetics–giving reasons for faith

First Peter 3:15 tells us to always be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” But when you first start answering seekers and skeptics, preparing can seem overwhelming because …

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Jun 12 2014

Rewards in Heaven? Count Me In!


Today I have a guest post from Lori Morrow, one of Clay’s students at Biola University. In an on-line class discussion she posted such an exuberant explanation of how two verses about rewards in heaven changed her life that I wanted to share it with all of you. She writes about what we have to …

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