Salvation and Behaviour

by W. Graham Scroggie The Epistle to the Romans A Digest of the ArgumentIntroduction, 1:1-17Theme: The Righteousness of God (1:16, 17) I. DOCTRINAL PHILOSOPHY OF SALVATION1:18-8:39The Righteousness of God in Relation to Sins and Sin II. DISPENSATIONAL: PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORYChapters 9-11The Righteousness of God in Relation to the Calling of Israel III. PRACTICAL: PHILOSOPHY OF […]

"Instead of casting a critical eye at our young people, it would be better for adults to stop and think what kind of a world we have built for our young people to live in. It is a world so full of tension and strife that it is difficult enough for grownups, much less youth, to feel secure." - Billy Graham

Young People

"The cross reveals to men that their goodness has not been good enough." - Johann Schroeder


"The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life." - James L. Christensen

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun as risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it." - C. S. Lewis


Eternal Life

“If a person is sincerely seeking God, he’she can obtain eternal life through religions other than Christianity.” Among Protestant pastors:77% Strongly disagree7% Somewhat disagree7% Somewhat agree5% Strongly agree Among adults who attend a Protestant church:48% Strongly disagree9% Somewhat disagree16% Neither agree nor disagree13% Somewhat agree13% Strongly agree LifeWay Research 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started […]

Christian Persecution Rising Around the World

An estimated 45 million Christians were martyred in the 20th century, more than in the previous 1,900 years combined. During the past two years, more than 30 churches in northern Nigeria have been burned or destroyed. In the resulting violence, at least 50 Christians have been killed and hundreds displaced from their homes. People who […]

The Fire of the Word

Meeting God on Holy Ground – Chris Webb. Formatio. Throughout history, reading the Bible has fundamentally altered the life trajectories of its readers. St. Francis abandoned his wealth and became a mendicant monk, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his life to the work of reconciliation, Mother Teresa offered herself to the poorest of the poor […]

The Essential Commandment

A Disciple’s Guide to Loving God and Others – Greg Ogden. IVPress. With wisdom and insight from years of pastoral experience and discipleship training, Ogden provides a helpful and practical resource for those who truly want to be changed by Christ into people who love God and others with their whole being. Each chapter includes […]

Spirituality According to Paul

Imitating the Apostle of Christ – Rodney Reeves. IVP Academic. Reeves charts out the Pauline themes of spiritual life based on Paul’s initial invitation to “imitate” him as he follows Christ. In examining the arc of spiritual union with Christ through his crucifixion, burial and resurrection, Reeves connects our contemporary lives to the life of […]

What Happens When We Don’t Lead

Written By: Bill Elliff Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. His father had never at any time displeased him by asking, “Why have you done thus and so?” (1 Kings 1:5-6) I don’t […]

The Gap

“I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but found no one.” Ezekiel 22:30 “The Gap” commonly refers to a contemporary clothing store. It is rarely considered to be a perilous place to […]

Lessons from a Dog

Just a few days before Christmas, I laid to rest our family dog of nearly eighteen years. While no one would ever classify me as an animal lover with the likes of Steve Irwin, Saydee certainly held a special place in my heart. She came into our lives at a time when Jeanne and I […]

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