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What is “faith”?

What does “faith” mean? Is faith blind? Are faith and reason (thinking) connected or two separate things?

Lately, I’ve been reading The Cross and the Crescent: Understanding the Muslim Heart and Mind by Phil Parshall. This post does not contain… Continue reading

What is Pharisee-ism? How do you know if it describes you?

Can you spot a modern-day Pharisee? How do you know if you are one yourself?

I recently read a very interesting book by Timothy Keller called The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (not an affiliate link).… Continue reading

God didn’t make robots.

If you’re part of our E-Team, you know Nancy Ruth is working on a new family Bible study. The working title is: Why Do Bad Things Happen? While this study still has a long way to go before it’s ready… Continue reading

Prayer is more than a suggestion

If you were completely honest, how would you rank your current prayer life? Non-existant? Mediocre? Ok? Strong? Or vibrant?

I doubt many of us (including me) would rate ourselves as having a “vibrant” prayer life. What does the Bible say… Continue reading

How do you worship God in the storms of life?

I had some shocking news this week. I won’t go into the details, but I am having a hard time believing that it is real. For one thing, I don’t understand the why behind it.

This isn’t the first time… Continue reading

Who are you trying to please?

Happy New Year!

Today’s blog will be rather short, but I pray it’s one you’ll think about for much longer.

Around New Year’s it’s common to think about where we’ve been and where we’re going. Here is a free a… Continue reading

It’s here! 40 Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children

What drove Nancy Ruth to write this book? How does it work? Today’s blog answers these questions.

Praying Scripture

We know we should read the Scriptures (Ps 1:1-2; Matt 4:4; 2 Tim 3:16-17; Rev 1:3),… Continue reading

Is Reason an Enemy to Faith?

The past couple of weeks we’ve been looking at worship. Last week we began looking at what it means to worship God with our “heart, soul, mind, and strength.” We started with the heart. This week let’s move… Continue reading

What does it mean to “love God with all your heart”?

Last week we defined worship like this:

“The meaning of the word ‘worship’ is to ascribe worth to something. In other words, it means to say and act like something has worth. It means to honor something, to say it… Continue reading

What does “worship” mean?

Worship.

You hear that word thrown around a lot at church. There’s the “worship service,” the “worship center,” “worship music,” “praise and worship,” and probably a few I forgot.

I get it. Worship is important. But what is worship exactly?… Continue reading

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