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  • FIRST-PERSON: The curious case of Demas

    by Doug Munton, posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (4 months ago)

    A little-known biblical character, Demas, prompts Doug Munton to reflect on the temptation to waver between two worlds -- succumbing to the here and now or persevering for the eternal. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Without community the mission suffers

    by Vance Pitman, posted Monday, August 28, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Above American culture's digital obsession, individualism and consumerism, Vance Pitman notes that Scripture holds forth Christian community as an indispensable part of biblical discipleship. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Scary awesome

    by Waylon Bailey, posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (5 months ago)

    The "scary awesome" description voiced by Waylon Bailey's wife Martha of the Beartooth Highway's mountain scenery near Yellowstone National Park stirs Bailey to see a similarity to the Christian life. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Those who don't give up

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Monday, August 21, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Could this be you -- a believer who perseveres? Chuck Lawless lists key characteristics of those who stay the course amid life's challenges and difficulties. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: When we complain

    by Melanie Lenow, posted Friday, August 18, 2017 (5 months ago)

    A complaining spirit "steals our light to the lost world," Melanie Lenow writes, noting that understanding God's call "in our innermost being" can lead to a "healthy growth of renewed purpose." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Believing is seeing

    by J.D. Greear, posted Thursday, August 17, 2017 (5 months ago)

    J.D. Greear notes that the beauty displayed in Jesus' life was "so glorious, so unique, so otherworldly that we know it has to be God." Experiencing His love "will take your questions and turn them into trust." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Bearing with one another

    by Laura Thigpen, posted Friday, August 11, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Laura Thigpen notes a key facet of the Bible's oft-quoted passage on love in 1 Corinthians 13: bearing all things. It can set the course, she writes, for how love "believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: An infinite power source

    by David Jeremiah, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (5 months ago)

    Akin to vast caverns of geothermal energy, David Jeremiah notes, spiritual energy abounds in the Scriptures. When juggling the demands of work and home, he notes, "We need renewable energy on the inside." Read More

  • Chicago's 'Reborn' church transforms inner-city lives

    by Joe Conway, posted Monday, July 31, 2017 (5 months ago)

    CHICAGO (BP) -- Roy Brown wasn't sure what to make of the white guy in the storefront window one morning, wondering what he was doing in Garfield Park.

    Brown, a former west side Chicago gang member, was already a walking miracle. Surviving the streets is one thing, but exiting gang life often entails a premature date of death.

    Jamie Thompson, the guy on the other side of the plate glass, also is a local with a linebacker's build who grew up one neighborhood east in Humboldt Park. And he ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Christians & self-esteem

    by Joshua Clayton , posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (6 months ago)

    Is it biblical, Joshua Clayton asks, for Christians to place a priority on high self-esteem? Compared to contemporary psychology, he notes, "the ultimate goal of Christianity is show man that, apart from God, can do nothing." Read More