How should we report about Justin Bieber, Kanye West and other cases of well-known personalities who are considering the Christian faith?
“The problem of the term is that it seems to suggest a unified translation of the Old Testament”, says researcher Peter J. Williams of Tyndale House (Cambridge).
For some Christians ‘structure’ is a dirty word, being seen in opposition to the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit. Yet there is structure all through the Bible.
Self-sufficiency weakens us, deprives us from support which we might have benefitted from, and widens the gap between our public persona and our private struggles.
“Ash, arrowheads dating from the period, as well as Iron Age potsherds, lamps and a significant piece of period jewelry” have been unearthed. The findings appear to confirm the Biblical account of 2 Kings.
The root of the opposition which we face is spiritual, so the weapons with which we counter it are spiritual too: Prayer, Faith, Acknowledgment of our reliance upon God – coupled with effort, strategising and resolution.
The Bible warns us that an obsession with the ‘good’ of productivity actually prevents us from doing real good.
Spelt (Triticum spelta) is much older than wheat (Triticum aestivum) and was therefore the variety that was best known and most widely used in Bible times.
The experience of God granting their desires did not draw the people of God any nearer to him.
A genetic study of the remains of an old cemetery confirms their Mediterranean origin, as the Old Testament says.
The Bible only mentions ebony once, in the book of Ezekiel.
What did it mean to be a priest during the time of Moses? What ideas did the holiness of priests convey?
The 2,600-year-old seal bears the inscription “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech”, a name that appears in II Kings 23:11.
It is not the Triumph which is the problem, but how we treat it.
“Like a tree planted beside flowing streams...”
In Moses’s own language, the singular word for “onion” is bétsel, while the plural form is betsalim, which comes from the root batsal, meaning “to peel”.
An honest look at the Jewish Scriptures.
Moses is silent, then acts on what he hears from the Lord, and so experiences one of the most remarkable deliverances the world has ever seen (Exodus 14:19-31).
When we respond in faith to God’s prompting, who knows how far the influence of our actions will go?
What is a Christian response to the bewildering parliamentary pantomime we’re currently watching of MPs trying to deal with Brexit?
According to the YouVersion Bible App, this verse “was shared, bookmarked and highlighted more than any other this year”.
We human beings like simple moral choices, where one side is clearly Bad, with a capital B, the other is Good, with a capital G, and the Good wins.
A rare copy of the first Bible to be printed in English has been auctioned. It is only the fourth copy to appear on the market since the 1970s.
Every one of our good characteristics has a flip side.
Prophets and solitude.
Are there witches or people practising magic today, or is it all one big hoax or delusion?