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White Christians, Racial Reconciliation is a Gospel Issue

White Christians, Racial Reconciliation is a Gospel Issue

Jarvis J. Williams
Race and racism are complex categories with different functions in the biblical world and in the modern world. Race in the Bible was not a category created for... Read More
Where Persecution Reigns, Iranâs Church Thrives

Where Persecution Reigns, Iran’s Church Thrives

Harper McKay
Iran is a country where the persecution of Christians has been described as “extreme.” As an Islamic Republic, Iran’s government sees Christianity as a... Read More
Right and Wrong Approaches to Countering Culture

Right and Wrong Approaches to Countering Culture

David Burnette
When some Christians hear about countering culture, they resonate with the idea that we need to take a stand against certain sins in our day—materialism,... Read More
Why Should Gospel-Loving People Care about Politics?

Why Should Gospel-Loving People Care about Politics?

Dan Darling
We just endured perhaps the nastiest presidential campaign in modern history, an affair that left most with a bad taste in their mouths and relieved it was... Read More
Three Ways Not to Approach Spiritual Disciplines

Three Ways Not to Approach Spiritual Disciplines

David Burnette
Although Christians should always practice the spiritual disciplines, many choose to jumpstart their efforts at the beginning of a new year. A Bible reading... Read More
He Came in Righteousness

He Came in Righteousness

Scott James
One of the things I strive to do during Advent is to deliberately connect the manger to the cross. Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 1:15 that “Christ Jesus came... Read More
What Kind of Man is This?

What Kind of Man is This?

Stephen Lewis
“What kind of man is this?” asked Jesus' disciples after seeing the wind and waves obey his voice (Matthew 8:27). That question first uttered on the Sea of... Read More
How Immanuel Makes Christianity Unique

How Immanuel Makes Christianity Unique

Kyle Beshears
Of all the titles Jesus is given in Scripture, perhaps the most incredible is Immanuel (Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23). It is a familiar term around Christmas in North... Read More
Our Christmas Traditions and the Lordship of Christ

Our Christmas Traditions and the Lordship of Christ

Eric Parker
If I asked you, What is Christmas about? you might say Jesus. If you have been around church for a while, then you might even know that Christmas is a time when... Read More
Helping Your Children See the Gospel at Christmas

Helping Your Children See the Gospel at Christmas

Lora Lynn Fanning
After the long tis-the-season marathon of Christmas, my husband and I have often sat in the carnage of wrapping paper and cookie crumbs, wondering if our kids... Read More
Talking to Buddhists in Light of Christmas

Talking to Buddhists in Light of Christmas

Dylan Blaine
The Bible identifies our greatest problem as sin. Sin affects everyone: “None is righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). According to God’s justice, every... Read More
What Giving Thanks Says About Us

What Giving Thanks Says About Us

David Burnette
 “Say thank you,” we constantly remind our children. Whether it’s a present, a meal, or simply a kind word, we want our kids to recognize when something... Read More
A Father's Fight for Joy

A Father's Fight for Joy

Scott James
"A wise son makes a glad father" (Proverbs 10:1a) ... Read More
A Quick Note from David Platt in the Wake of the Election

A Quick Note from David Platt in the Wake of the Election

David Platt
Editor's Note: The following article by David Platt originally appeared at imb.org. ... Read More
Three Ways to Keep an Eternal Perspective in Your Evangelism

Three Ways to Keep an Eternal Perspective in Your Evangelism

Grace Thornton
Sometimes you think everything is totally normal. And then a big gun gets pointed your way, and you realize you’re wrong. ... Read More
Why Your Gospel May Be More Animistic than You Think

Why Your Gospel May Be More Animistic than You Think

Nick Moore
I can still vividly recall the message the Lord used to call me to repentance and faith at an early age. It was, in a word, “judgment.” ... Read More
They Must Respond to Jesus: An Evangelism Reminder from East Asia

They Must Respond to Jesus: An Evangelism Reminder from East Asia

T and S
Working with Muslims in East Asia has been a unique experience that certainly presents unique challenges. The majority of Muslims in our city may observe... Read More
Keeping the Cross at the Center of our Gospel Presentation

Keeping the Cross at the Center of our Gospel Presentation

Griffin Gulledge
The cross is losing ground these days. While it is true that the cross remains a popular fashion piece, wall decoration, and tattoo, it has fallen out of... Read More
Using the Law as You Share the Gospel

Using the Law as You Share the Gospel

Scott Slayton
In his early adulthood, Benjamin Franklin set out on a quest for moral improvement, which he called the “bold and arduous project of moral perfection.” He... Read More
Youth Need the Same Gospel

Youth Need the Same Gospel

Clark Forbes
I grew up in youth ministry at a time when youth groups were filled with gimmicks, clichés, and Christianese. There was always some sort of disgusting... Read More
God is Not Your Butler

God is Not Your Butler

Mike McGarry
My wife’s favorite TV show is “Downton Abbey.” She’s pretty devastated that the series is now complete. One of the more compelling themes of the show is... Read More
The Priority of Evangelism

The Priority of Evangelism

Chase Gabriel
In my journey of following Jesus wherever he leads, God has reminded me about his priorities, regardless of context. For the moment I want to describe three... Read More

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