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? …
Nov 17 2014
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Sep 01 2014
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
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
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
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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May 13 2014
EDIT 9/1/14: See my blog, “Review: ‘Why Do You Believe That?’“
EDIT 6/19: We ran out of room on Thursday mornings so we’re offering a second session Thursday evenings beginning 6/26!
How confident do you feel in talking about matters of faith? Do you wish you could express your beliefs with more effectiveness? Join us …
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Why does God sometimes say No to things we seem to really need for peace and happiness?
Many years ago a small business I worked for shut down unexpectedly, leaving me unemployed in the middle of a recession a few months before I was to be married. I had a tough time finding a new …View full post
These were the six most popular pages and posts in 2013–see if you missed any of them:
I’ve started many seeker and new believer Bible studies over the years, and this is the book I wish I’d had: Seek: A woman’s guide to meeting God. Too often I’ve used books that lost women in the first two weeks as theological terms bounced about causing more confusion than clarity.
That isn’t the case …View full post
Part one of a five-part message accompanying chapter 2 of The Story
When I was about 21 and working at a megachurch, a co-worker more than twice my age to whom I didn’t report moved two brown filing cabinets into my cubicle and dropped on my desk a foot-high stack of invoices to be filed …View full post
Twice I stopped dicing onions and alerted my husband he was blocking my light. Wondering if a fluorescent bulb in the kitchen ceiling fixture had gone out, he climbed atop a chair and carefully removed the first of two lighting panels. As he lowered it to the ground, the light in the room doubled: the …View full post