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from The Good Book Blog
by Nell Sunukjian
September 13, 2012
I wince when I look at the photo. Don and I are standing in the sun with our firstborn son, flanked by Don's elderly grandparents. Grandpa has just lifted up our son toward heaven to give thanks. A...
August 8, 2012
Reading the Bible. It sounds so simple. Just read the Bible every day, or at least read it regularly for nourishment and insight and communication with God.
But how do we do it? In a time when the...
by Joseph H Hellerman
August 26, 2011
Scenario #1: A single mom is in a small group with a first-year seminary student. The young man just completed an introductory course in biblical hermeneutics. During the group's sharing and prayer...
by Erik Thoennes
April 11, 2011
"I know God's will for your life." When I tell this to my students, they sometimes think this means that I've received a prophetic word from God, and that perhaps I'm about to let them in on the pe...
March 4, 2011
I am presently at work on a book about the use of power and authority in Christian leadership. The provisional title is When Pastors Were Servants: Recapturing Paul's Cruciform Vision for Authentic...
October 3, 2011
Essential vs. Peripheral Doctrine
The ability to discern the relative importance of theological beliefs is vital for effective Christian life and ministry. Both the purity and unity of the church ...
from Talbot Chapels: Spring 2014
by Sean Christensen
April 15, 2014
Sean Christensen looks at Paul's exhortation in Ephesians 4 and encourages his audience to walk worthy of their calling as Paul instructed. He explains that gentleness, humility, and unity are crit...
by Kenneth Berding
May 9, 2012
I recently led a seminar for students at Biola who are studying to become church worship leaders entitled: "Hidden Agendas in Worship Leading." I had them break into groups and discuss what sorts o...
by Gary L McIntosh
April 24, 2012
What sounds like a simple task at first often turns out to be much more difficult in practice. Such is the situation when attempting to define a multiethnic church. For example, a brief survey of t...
by Joanne J. Jung
March 21, 2012
"Pray without ceasing" (1 Thess 5:17) has been the yearlong theme for a group that meets monthly. Last month I shared a few thoughts on "praying without pitfalls."
Distractions: When I constantly ...