Abraham Kuyper’s Theology of Everyday Life

Even if you’re unfamiliar with the works of Abraham Kuyper, you might recognize his most famous quote: “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’”

For Kuyper, this deep awareness of God’s sovereignty had vast implications for daily life. Throughout his writings, he wrestled with how to reconcile the sovereign presence of God in this beautifully created world while witnessing the fallenness and brokenness of the present. The modern church still struggles to navigate this tension between the spiritual life and the secular world. That’s why, despite being a century old, Kuyper’s theology of everyday life is still relevant today.

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Visualize the Bible in a Whole New Way

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For modern readers of the Bible, studying the ancient context of the text can be extremely difficult. There are so many unfamiliar details that get lost in translation. Cultural concepts that would have been woven into the fabric of these ancient societies are foreign to us. Massive structures like the temple in Jerusalem must be pieced together in our minds using only the descriptions found in the text.

When we’re able to visualize these things—whether they’re an abstract concept or a physical object—they come alive.

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A Conversation with Michael F. Bird on Staying Curious in Bible Study

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible invites you to explore the Bible and inform your faith. There is limitless depth to God’s Word—whether it’s studying the original biblical languages or the details of the ancient world, there’s always something new to learn. Discover intriguing insights in robust study notes based on the original languages of the Bible. Visualize the biblical story with stunning graphics that bring the ancient world—and the Bible—to life.

Whether you’re studying the Bible for the first time or the thousandth time, the NIV Faithlife Study Bible is the perfect tool to feed your curiosity about God and his work in the world.

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible Is Now Available

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible invites you to understand the Bible more fully—to feed your curiosity about God and His work in the world.

Adapted for print from the digital edition of the Faithlife Study Bible, this visually stunning study Bible delivers helpful insights designed to inform your faith. Innovative graphics and rich commentary are paired with the full text of the New International Version (NIV), the most read, most trusted modern-English Bible. The balance of striking graphics, comprehensive study features, and intriguing insights from multiple points of view will keep you curious as you explore the treasures of God’s Word.

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30 Simple Words That Will Draw You Closer to God

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In today’s culture, it’s hard to feel productive unless we’re moving fast. We try to squeeze the most out of every moment. We listen to an informational podcast during our morning workout; we speed read through a chapter from that business book during our morning commute; we check our email while in the middle of a conversation. But sometimes the most fruitful thing we can do is slow down and intentionally pursue God.

Jarrid Wilson, a speaker, blogger, and author, wrote 30 Words: A Devotional for the Rest of Us, to encourage, inspire, and convict us to dive into a deeper relationship with God, even when our day seems overfull. 30 Words guides the reader through reflection and practical application on 30 different words—like compassion, purpose, and patience.

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“A Commentary Written by a Churchman, for the Church”

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Ephesians presents modern readers with a difficult interpretive challenge. The themes found within the letter are deeply theological and the Apostle Paul writes with a complex writing style that is hard to decipher. Working through this biblical book is hard for even the most experienced biblical scholar.

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Bringing a Forgotten Theological Masterpiece to Light

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Last week, we announced a new series, Lexham Classics, that brings the best of our Christian heritage to modern readers. This common heritage spans eras and traditions, reflecting the richness of our shared faith. By studying these works from throughout history, we hope your modern perspective will be illuminated with timeless wisdom.

To commemorate Black History Month, we’re highlighting one forgotten masterpiece in particular—Plain Theology for Plain People by Charles Octavius Boothe.

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Discovering Your “True Self” in Christ

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Reading a Daniel Bush book is always a delight! —Steve Brown

undefended_pdpDiscover the beautiful truth that Steve Brown and so many others have found at the core of Daniel Bush’s writing. His new book, Undefended, is born from Bush’s personal experiences as a pastor and counselor and all the difficulties and challenges that he faced in those ministries. Writing from a Gospel-centered and grace-driven perspective, he draws on stories from the Bible, history, and his own life to help bring spiritual awakening to the reader’s own life.

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What’s on the Horizon for the EEC in 2017?

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There are some exciting things in store for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series this year. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect in 2017.

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The Challenging Message of the Book of Judges

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The book of Judges is filled with memorable stories. While there are examples of faithful believers scattered throughout its pages, many of these stories are filled with political intrigue and bloodshed. Perhaps the most difficult issue is to discern how these stories are relevant for today. On the surface, it may seem like Judges is just a collection of cautionary tales from the ancient world but what if the book provides a blueprint for modern cultural engagement?

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