Pastor, Your Empathy Is Not Enough (and That’s Good)

By Harold Senkbeil, adapted from The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart

Over the years I’ve developed, in good Lutheran fashion, ten theses on spiritual cure, the care of souls.  [Read more…]

Everything in the Bible Isn’t about Jesus

The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, c. 1563

If you’ve been a Christian for very long or were raised in a Christian church, chances are that you’ve heard that the Bible is really all about Jesus. That cliché has some truth to it, but it’s misleading. [Read more…]

Here’s $200 Toward a Logos Library

If you’ve never owned Logos before, now is the time to experience how powerful and simple it makes deep Bible study. 

For a limited time, first-time Logos package buyers get:  [Read more…]

Is the Author of Hebrews Anti-Old Testament?

Moses holding up his arms during the Battle of Rephidim
assisted by Hur (left) and Aaron by John Everett Millais’ (1871)

By Adrio König, adapted from Christ Above All: The Book of Hebrews 

The basic message of Hebrews is that Christ is incomparably greater than anyone and anything in the Old Testament and that the Jewish or gentile believers should not even think of returning to Old Testament religion. [Read more…]

G. K. Chesterton: What Children Get Right That Adults Miss

By G. K. Chesterton, adapted from Heretics and Orthodoxy

All the towering materialism which dominates the modern mind rests ultimately upon one assumption; a false assumption. It is supposed that if a thing goes on repeating itself it is probably dead; a piece of clockwork.  [Read more…]

One of the Greatest Apologists of Our Time, Norman Geisler, Dead at 86

This morning the great apologist Norman Geisler passed away. It was announced on his ministry page, but I saw the news from my colleague Scott Lindsey, who knew Dr. Geisler personally.

Scott has permitted me to share his reflection here, which reveals a side of Dr. Geisler many weren’t privileged to see. [Read more…]

Free Book: Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ

It’s free book time again!

July’s free book is Paul, Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ by Thomas R. Schreiner.  [Read more…]

84 Libraries on Sale—Here’s How to Choose the Right One(s)

Your perfect library is in there. Here’s how to find it. [Read more…]

Was $400, Now $100: Flash Sale on Boice Commentary Set

“Of all that I’ve seen, this commentary probably provides the best direct help for preaching on the Psalms. Boice has written a well-crafted, easily understood commentary that provides good historical background and thoughtful suggestions for illustration.”

— Minister’s Packet (April/May 1999), on the Psalms volume [Read more…]

The Breath That Moves through Everything: A Survey of ‘Ruach’

By Myk Habets, adapted from The Progressive Mystery

The Old Testament consistently teaches the distinct, creative agency of the Spirit of God over the cosmos and all that is in it, including humankind. Not only does the Spirit of God create all things but he also sustains them (Gen 6:3). [Read more…]