Christianity Today Bible Studies
Racism: How Should Christians Respond?
Racism: How Should Christians Respond?
Our faith must inform the way we think and act about this ongoing issue.
Redeeming Work Study Guides
Redeeming Work Study Guides
Bridging the gap between faith and work.
Is It Okay to Doubt?
Is It Okay to Doubt?
What to do when the questions creep in
What Does the Bible Say About Being Gay?
What Does the Bible Say About Being Gay?
Shining God’s light of truth on a polarizing topic
Experience God Every Day
Experience God Every Day
A 40-day journey to help you experience God’s presence every day.
An Unremarkable Testimony
An Unremarkable Testimony
Some of us can’t pinpoint a moment of conversion, and that’s okay.
Following Jesus Into the Arts
Following Jesus Into the Arts
Bringing real light to the lights of Hollywood
The Bond of Friendship
The Bond of Friendship
In our modern day of mobility and instant gratification, what might lifelong dedication to a friend mean?
Troubled Minds: Responding to Mental Illness
Troubled Minds: Responding to Mental Illness
Discover how the church can—and must—help those who are struggling.
Becoming a Balanced Woman
Becoming a Balanced Woman
Practical, biblical perspectives on self-worth, stress, confidence, and contentment.
The Folly of Prayer
The Folly of Prayer
What is prayer, really?
Can We Know God?
Can We Know God?
Take a look at the mysteries of our faith.
Marriage by God's Design
Marriage by God's Design
From the very beginning, husbands and wives were meant to do so much more than simply grow old together.
A Truly Simple Life
A Truly Simple Life
Though the world tells us we must be, do, and have more, God calls us to be content.
Called to a Life of Mercy and Justice
Called to a Life of Mercy and Justice
God's heart beats for mercy and justice, and so should ours.
God Is Love: No Buts About It
God Is Love: No Buts About It
Why do we find ourselves squirming at the announcement of God's love?
God of Wrath, God of Love
God of Wrath, God of Love
The God of the Old Testament is the same God we find in the New.
Feeling Betrayed by God
Feeling Betrayed by God
Learning to trust God when he allows suffering.
Waiting for a Prodigal's Return
Waiting for a Prodigal's Return
How can we graciously wait for someone to return who has walked away from the faith?
Adoption and the Local Church
Adoption and the Local Church
How should individual churches help families who adopt?
Custom-Fit Discipleship
Custom-Fit Discipleship
There's no one-size-fits-all plan for evangelism or discipleship.
Give Sacrificially
Give Sacrificially
Are we truly giving the way Jesus intended?
Love that Brings Real Change
Love that Brings Real Change
Loving others means meeting real needs.
Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence
Unplug to experience God's presence.
The Origins Debate
The Origins Debate
Evangelical perspectives on creation, evolution, and intelligent design.
The War on Women
The War on Women
The world's worst holocaust, and how Christians are saving one girl at a time.
J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man Behind the Hobbits
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The Life of a Modern Martyr
Suffering Redeemed
Suffering Redeemed
Stories of Grace in the Midst of Personal Tragedy
When a Daughter Dies
When a Daughter Dies
Walking the way of grace in the midst of our grief
Theology in Aisle Seven
Theology in Aisle Seven
The uncommon grace of everyday spirituality
Finding the True Mary Magdalene
Finding the True Mary Magdalene
Who is Mary Magdalene really? A sinner? Saint? Goddess?
Rest for the Weary
Rest for the Weary
Where to go when you’re empty and spent.
The Miracle of Christmas
The Miracle of Christmas
Use this handout for personal reflection or to give to family and friends.
Body Matters
Body Matters
Living out your God-given purpose requires you take care of your body.
A Life of Simplicity
A Life of Simplicity
Learn what simplicity looks like and why God calls us to simple lives.
Easter Realities
Easter Realities
Take a fresh look at the Easter story.
Ministering to Those with a Mental Illness
Ministering to Those with a Mental Illness
How to help those suffering
How Should a Christian View War?
How Should a Christian View War?
Making sense of a difficult question
Creative Faith
Creative Faith
What role do creation and creative arts have in faith?
Impacting Culture
Impacting Culture
This study will help you and your group members determine how to relate to culture.
Dual Citizenship: A Christian Perspective on Government
Dual Citizenship: A Christian Perspective on Government
What does it mean to be a Christian and have earthly citizenship?
Is Hollywood Discipling You?
Is Hollywood Discipling You?
This study will help you and your group members think about questions regarding faith and the arts.
God: The Great I Am
God: The Great I Am
Nothing is more important to our faith than knowing who God is.
Give It Up for Lent
Give It Up for Lent
Don't just go through the motions.
Workplace Faith
Workplace Faith
What is the best way to represent Christ at work?
Poverty and the Bible
Poverty and the Bible
Effectiveness and faithfulness must characterize our response.
Resting in the Work of God
Resting in the Work of God
Sabbath is the one divine ‘law’ that tells us to stop striving for transformation.
Misusing the Bible
Misusing the Bible
How to avoid common pitfalls, pray rightly, and grasp the intended meaning of Scripture.
Defending Scripture, Literally
Defending Scripture, Literally
Understanding the meaning of Scripture is more nuanced than we might expect.
Accepting Physical Frailties
Accepting Physical Frailties
Why our weakness can open our eyes to God’s strength.
The Gospel Is More Than a Story
The Gospel Is More Than a Story
Why finding the narrative is only the beginning of Bible study
The Meaning of Miracles
The Meaning of Miracles
Some Christians make too much of miracles; others, too little. What does God’s Word say?
What Every Christian Should Know
What Every Christian Should Know
Building up believers into the fullness of Christ must always be grounded in who he is as much as what he has accomplished for us.
The Paradox of Freedom
The Paradox of Freedom
The biblical ideal, often confused with the cultural value, is found only in giving up everything society touts as freedom.
Fear-free Living
Fear-free Living
It’s natural to fear that we might mess up our lives, but our union with Christ instills godly confidence.
Abortion and the War on Women
Abortion and the War on Women
Sex-selective abortion has taken 163 million girls. What can we do about it?
Money Issues
Money Issues
Practical, biblical perspectives on managing money, tithing, and generosity
Bioethics
Bioethics
How should Christians respond to controversial medical technologies?
Understanding Islam: Engaging and Loving Our Neighbors
Understanding Islam: Engaging and Loving Our Neighbors
This study will help you better understand Islam, address myths you may hold, and help you take steps to engage and love Muslims.
What the Bible Really Says About Hell
What the Bible Really Says About Hell
Bill Hybels, Timothy Keller, and Timothy Peck give us their perspective on this weighty topic.
A Life of Giving Thanks
A Life of Giving Thanks
Catch a glimpse of a life permeated by a grateful heart that overflows toward others.
The Cross and the Resurrection
The Cross and the Resurrection
Explore the life-changing impact of these two momentous events.
Church History: The Early Church and Middle Ages
Church History: The Early Church and Middle Ages
Help your group explore the key questions Christians have faced over two millennia.
Truth-telling in an Age of Lies
Truth-telling in an Age of Lies
Why we need prophets in today’s church
The Son and the Crescent
The Son and the Crescent
Christians seeking to introduce others to the Savior must walk a fine line.
Satan's a Goner
Satan's a Goner
The devil sometimes gets more than his due; here’s why we can face him with confidence.
The Trajectory of Worship
The Trajectory of Worship
What’s really happening when we praise God in song?
The Beautiful Anger of God
The Beautiful Anger of God
Why God’s judgments are expressions of his love.
The Search for the Historical Adam
The Search for the Historical Adam
Did Adam and Eve really exist? Here’s why it matters.
Becoming Like Bonhoeffer
Becoming Like Bonhoeffer
German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoefferstruggled to reconcile his private and public selves.
God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Body
God Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Body
Why the Christian view blesses us body and soul
The Foundation of the Evangelical Mind
The Foundation of the Evangelical Mind
Why the academic life, if centered on Christ,brings glory to God and good to the world.
Good Religion, Bad Religion
Good Religion, Bad Religion
Religion can block God’s grace or lead to it;either way religion won’t last.
Love and Consequences: The Truth About Living Together
Love and Consequences: The Truth About Living Together
Scripture has always extolled matrimony, andscience is starting to catch up.
Loving Muslims One at a Time
Loving Muslims One at a Time
Reaching out is easier, and more effective, than you may think.
How to Read the Bible
How to Read the Bible
There’s more to Bible study than “What’s in it for me?”
Our Disappointment with God
Our Disappointment with God
Why our expectation of spiritual intimacy with the Divine so often fails to match the reality.
The Incarnation
The Incarnation
What it means that the Word was made flesh
Stressed Out?
Stressed Out?
The Bible has a lot to say about how we can handle stress.
Christ: The Center of the Gospel
Christ: The Center of the Gospel
An intriguing study based on five articles from Christianity Today
The Stress of Change
The Stress of Change
How can we learn to deal with the changes that come to most of us?
Biblical Ways to Overcome Stress
Biblical Ways to Overcome Stress
The Bible gives us some clear ways to find peace in the midst of stress.
Redeeming Sports
Redeeming Sports
Why winning really isn’t everything.
Service Rooted in Grace
Service Rooted in Grace
We cannot change the world without changed hearts.
The Mind Under Grace
The Mind Under Grace
Modern evangelicals tend to choose experience over theology. We need both.
The Jesus We'll Never Know
The Jesus We'll Never Know
The quest for the Historical Jesus has failed. But our faith is founded on something deeper.
A Resurrection That Matters
A Resurrection That Matters
Our salvation before God stands on the Cross, yes. But it is also founded on something more.
Redeeming Suffering
Redeeming Suffering
We don’t always know why bad things happen, but we do know the One who brings good from them.
Abba Changes Everything
Abba Changes Everything
Adoption isn’t simply another good thing Christians do, or even an avenue to evangelism. It’s an illustration of the kingdom of God.
What Beth Moore Can Teach Us About Bible Study
What Beth Moore Can Teach Us About Bible Study
What does Scripture say about her popular teaching, characterized by biblicism, spiritual warfare, mysticism, and pop psychology?
God and the Money Goddess
God and the Money Goddess
A self-driven philosophy about money causes spiritual damage.
Something Greater Than Healing
Something Greater Than Healing
Physical healing is good, Joni Eareckson Tada says. But if we stop there, we will have missed out on God’s best for us. Here’s what to do (and think) when the healing doesn’t come.
The New Apostates
The New Apostates
Young people are leaving the church in record numbers. Here’s why, and what to do about it.
Jesus vs. Paul
Jesus vs. Paul
The current state of New Testament studies seems to pit Paul’s justification emphasis against the kingdom vision of Jesus. Here’s why it doesn’t have to.
No Child Left to Die
No Child Left to Die
We have an opportunity to help save children from HIV. We also have a responsibility—from God.
Chasing Methuselah
Chasing Methuselah
Why Christians should take a longer-term view than anti-aging technology can provide.
Lasting Friendships Between Women
Lasting Friendships Between Women
Learn a skill that is vitally important in a culture of loneliness.
Anger with God
Anger with God
Anger is an honest emotion, but dare we express it to God Almighty?
Seeing Christ in the Old Testament Offerings
Seeing Christ in the Old Testament Offerings
Explore the meaning behind the sacrifices with this five session course.
Worship
Worship
Discuss important questions surrounding worship styles and practices.
Harry Potter and the Search for Truth
Harry Potter and the Search for Truth
A young boy finds his purpose and begins to realize the value of standing for good—and against evil—in this 7-session Book Discussion Guide.
Overcoming Fear
Overcoming Fear
Just because we all experience fear doesn't mean we have to live with it.
With God in the Garden
With God in the Garden
Gardening illustrates and reinforces timeless biblical truths.
Is Our Gospel Too Small?
Is Our Gospel Too Small?
Authentic ways of believing, sharing, and living a rich gospel message.
The Four Best Places to Live
The Four Best Places to Live
Where is the best place to live? Four sessions of activity-based learning help your group find God's answers.
The Power of Prayer
The Power of Prayer
God is working both in us and through us.
For God So Loves the City
For God So Loves the City
God's message of comfort and hope speaks into the city's soul.
Forgiveness in the Hands of God
Forgiveness in the Hands of God
True reconciliation occurs through confession and forgiveness and is possible only through Christ.
Penitent Prophets
Penitent Prophets
When it comes to the culture war, we must fight for what we believe in and repent of our own failings.
Honest Anger
Honest Anger
Being honest with God is the first step toward resolving our anger.
Believe God Loves You
Believe God Loves You
Does God really love us, even when we're angry with him?
Bless and Honor God
Bless and Honor God
As we develop an honest relationship with God, our trust blesses him.
Replacing Anger
Replacing Anger
Learning to thank God for everything will help relieve our anger.
The Case for Early Marriage
The Case for Early Marriage
The church must release the stigma and teach young couples how to tie the knot.
Knowing the Unknowable God
Knowing the Unknowable God
Knowledge of God begins by accepting its limits.
The Worship Wars
The Worship Wars
Biblical principles for authentic worship.
Seeds of Revival in the Soil of Repression
Seeds of Revival in the Soil of Repression
Lessons from the thriving church in Cuba.
Preparing for Worship
Preparing for Worship
Preparing your mind and heart for worship begins at home.
The Problem with the Prosperity Gospel
The Problem with the Prosperity Gospel
Yes, God wants to bless us, but not always in the ways we expect.
The Gospel Defined
The Gospel Defined
It’s not about what we can do for Jesus, or what he can do for us, but what he has already done.
Restoring Our Vision of God
Restoring Our Vision of God
Jesus enables us to see God not as a stern taskmaster but as our loving Father.
The Uniqueness of Jesus
The Uniqueness of Jesus
Jesus called himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life for a reason.
The Myth of the Perfect Parent
The Myth of the Perfect Parent
Why faithfulness--not perfection--must be the goal in raising our children.
What Causes Stress?
What Causes Stress?
Defining the universal problem of stress.
Living a Vibrant Gospel Lifestyle
Living a Vibrant Gospel Lifestyle
Actions speak louder than words.
A Whole-Bible Gospel
A Whole-Bible Gospel
The Scripture of Jesus is our Scripture, too.
The Gospel, a Napkin, and Four Circles
The Gospel, a Napkin, and Four Circles
Examine a new way of expressing the gospel especially designed to explain God’s “Big Story” with diagrams simple enough to be drawn on a napkin at a coffee shop.
What Is Fear?
What Is Fear?
This Bible study helps us define this universal emotion.
Fear's Close Associates
Fear's Close Associates
Anxiety, discouragement, worry, and panic can result from fear.
The Opposite of Fear
The Opposite of Fear
The Bible gives us an idea of what this is.
Fear God
Fear God
Believe it or not, victory over our fears comes with fear of the Lord.
Get Rid of Fear
Get Rid of Fear
We don’t have to let fear rule us.
The Burnt Offering: Giving Our All
The Burnt Offering: Giving Our All
Discovering what it means to be wholly consumed for God.
The Grain Offering: Giving Our Best
The Grain Offering: Giving Our Best
Discover the significance of offering to God the work of our hands, and the role of purity.
The Fellowship Offering: Giving Thanks
The Fellowship Offering: Giving Thanks
Discover the significance of offering to God the work of our hands, and the role of purity.
The Sin Offering: Cleansing Ourselves
The Sin Offering: Cleansing Ourselves
Staying right with God.
The Guilt Offering: Cleansing Ourselves
The Guilt Offering: Cleansing Ourselves
Dealing with the dust of the world.
Weed It and Reap
Weed It and Reap
Gardening illustrates and reinforces timeless scriptural truths.
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Like plants in a garden, Christians too need to grow.
A Rose Is a Rose, Not a Tomato
A Rose Is a Rose, Not a Tomato
Variety in the Garden: Christians are unique and gifted individuals within a larger family.
Between These Weeds, Flowers Grow
Between These Weeds, Flowers Grow
Gardens, churches, and Christians exist in an imperfect world.
Scatter Seeds of Love & Service
Scatter Seeds of Love & Service
Share the bounty of what we have in Christ.
Old Gardeners Never Die…
Old Gardeners Never Die…
In life, as in the garden, the growing season will come to a close.
How to Beat the Doldrums
How to Beat the Doldrums
Four sessions of activity-based learning emphasize repentance, obedience, perseverance, and gratefulness to help you get things right.
Women Leaders at Home
Women Leaders at Home
This six-session course offers help to women who struggle to find a balance between their home life, ministries, and careers.
Learn from the Hymns
Learn from the Hymns
A study of six classic hymns and their meaning in our lives today.
Balancing Politics and Faith
Balancing Politics and Faith
What kind of balance should Christians seek in their involvement with politics?
A Closer Look at the Creeds
A Closer Look at the Creeds
Let the Nicene and Apostles' creeds increase your group's knowledge of the Christian faith.
Aging in the Grace of God
Aging in the Grace of God
How to embrace the last third of life as time to grow near to God and fulfill his purposes
Can I Trust God with My Health?
Can I Trust God with My Health?
Illness and stress have a way of shaking our faith.
Dealing with Difficult People
Dealing with Difficult People
Four sessions of activity-based learning help you extend grace to others.
Seeing Christ in the Jewish Feasts
Seeing Christ in the Jewish Feasts
Learn about six Jewish Feast Days and how Christ is revealed in them.
Facing Addictions
Facing Addictions
Learn how to break the vicious cycle of addiction by understanding the roots and facing the tough questions.
Soul Care for Women Leaders
Soul Care for Women Leaders
This course helps women leaders find rest and encouragement.
6 Principles for Women Leaders (6 session study)
6 Principles for Women Leaders (6 session study)
This study helps women find strength, love, and a vision for their ministry.
Confronting Sexual Addiction
Confronting Sexual Addiction
This is a call for greater resolve among followers of Christ to shed light on a growing problem.
Use Your Spiritual Gifts
Use Your Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual gifts provide clues to God's intention for how we should live out our days and affirm the uniqueness of our calling as human instruments of his grace.
Help, I'm Growing Old
Help, I'm Growing Old
This is the beginning of a new adventure.
In the Potter's Hands
In the Potter's Hands
God uses people and experiences to shape us.
Called by God
Called by God
Create a mission statement for the latter third of life.
Becoming Vulnerable
Becoming Vulnerable
Aging brings with it many changes that require emotional and mental adaptation—but our loving God is in control.
Lessons from the Wilderness
Lessons from the Wilderness
We need to welcome change as from God’s hand and by his grace.
Like the Grass that Withers
Like the Grass that Withers
How can we live fearless lives that are committed to the gospel right up until the end?
Heaven Is God's Dwelling Place
Heaven Is God's Dwelling Place
“I am going there to prepare a place for you …” (John 14:2–3)
Forgive and Reconcile
Forgive and Reconcile
“Forgive one another as I have forgiven you.”
Tell the Story
Tell the Story
Moses commanded Israel to make sure that their children knew the story of their journey of faith.
Nearer My God to Thee
Nearer My God to Thee
The third stage of life removes us from our grip on earthly attachments, moving us into a deeper friendship with God.
Liturgy for Lent, Even If You're Non-Liturgical
Liturgy for Lent, Even If You're Non-Liturgical
Contemporary Christians, ancient practices, deeper faith.
A New Take on A New Earth
A New Take on A New Earth
Does Eckhart Tolle’s bestselling book A New Earth offer a fresh perspective on Christ’s teachings?
Knowing God's Will
Knowing God's Will
Knowing God’s will is a process.
Encouraging the Depressed
Encouraging the Depressed
Praying for, identifying with, and finding purpose for those who are depressed.
The Shy Virtue
The Shy Virtue
Jesus is the reason to stop concentrating on ourselves.
Marketing Jesus
Marketing Jesus
How to “sell” the church without the selling the church short.
Why Should We Give?
Why Should We Give?
Giving isn’t just something we do on Sunday morning—it’s a lifestyle.
Finding God in Sci-Fi Spirituality
Finding God in Sci-Fi Spirituality
Hold onto the redemptive myth of God.
Going Green for God
Going Green for God
Creation care is implicit in the Bible’s message.
Hope for the Hurting
Hope for the Hurting
The church plays a crucial role in healing for the depressed.
Fear No Evil
Fear No Evil
Respond to persecution by reflecting God’s heart for the suffering.
Spiritual Pilgrimage
Spiritual Pilgrimage
Christian travel grounds us in God’s story.
God of Power, God of Love
God of Power, God of Love
God demonstrates his power in strength and in weakness.
Missional Commuting
Missional Commuting
Forging the way between accommodation and irrelevance in communicating the gospel message.
The Gospel of Love
The Gospel of Love
We need to challenge the self-centered life with renewed commitment to the greatness of God’s love for humankind.
Becoming Visionary
Becoming Visionary
Learn how to serve as an effective leader in your church.
Serving in God's Power
Serving in God's Power
God can accomplish great things through us when we are submitted to his purpose.
Create a Plan for Spiritual Growth
Create a Plan for Spiritual Growth
How do we develop a customized plan that will foster lasting life change?
Rethinking Women's Ministry
Rethinking Women's Ministry
Many women feel they don’t fit into today’s women’s ministry programs.How can we help them belong?
Loving Those You Lead
Loving Those You Lead
If we are in leadership, we will eventually have to learn to love the unlovely.
Finding Strength
Finding Strength
Women in leadership build effectiveness by depending on the strength of others.
From Dawn to Dusk
From Dawn to Dusk
Discover God’s rest in a busy life.
Silence Is Golden
Silence Is Golden
Learn how to grow through solitude.
Your Just Deserts
Your Just Deserts
Learning to lead in a culture of entitlement.
A Crisis of Faith
A Crisis of Faith
God’s faithfulness to us is not dependent upon our level of faith in him.
Dark Night of the Soul
Dark Night of the Soul
Finding hope for the downcast soul.
Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Pull off your labels and become the woman God designed you to be.
Getting Real
Getting Real
How to be a genuine leader.
Balancing Act
Balancing Act
Resolving the tension between ministry and family life.
Mom, the Minister
Mom, the Minister
Women in leadership delight God by using their gifts at work and at home.
Holy, Holy, Holy
Holy, Holy, Holy
A study of the classic hymn and its meaning for today.
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
A study of the classic hymn and the transforming power of God’s grace.
Have Thine Own Way, Lord
Have Thine Own Way, Lord
A study of the classic hymn and the importance of an attitude of surrender to the Lord.
It Is Well with My Soul
It Is Well with My Soul
A study of the classic hymn and of triumph over tragedy.
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
Jesus, Lover of My Soul
A look at the classic hymn.
Come, Thou Fount
Come, Thou Fount
A study of the classic hymn and the importance of remembering God’s blessings in our lives.
Longing to Hear God's Voice
Longing to Hear God's Voice
What to do when life is dark and heaven’s quiet.
Making Stress Work for You
Making Stress Work for You
How can we channel stress to work for God’s glory and our good?
Creation Care
Creation Care
If we continue to destroy the world around us, we will take away opportunities for people to see evidence of who God is.
How to Help People Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction
How to Help People Who Experience Same-Sex Attraction
God calls us to help with love, truth, and grace.
Understanding Self Esteem (3 session study)
Understanding Self Esteem (3 session study)
Knowing how much God loves us gives us confidence in our relationship with him and others.
Missional Evangelism
Missional Evangelism
How do we share the gospel where we live?
Encouragement for Caregivers
Encouragement for Caregivers
This Bible Study Course can help you get renewing, biblical perspectives on caring for an aging or ill loved one.
Essentials in Knowing God
Essentials in Knowing God
Deepen your relationship with God by focusing on him and discovering what he is like.
Faith in the Workplace
Faith in the Workplace
Build the confidence to share your faith and hope at work.
Fighting Heresy in The Da Vinci Code (3 session study)
Fighting Heresy in The Da Vinci Code (3 session study)
The three studies included in the course are created to help Christians respond to questions raised by the controversial book and movie.
Getting Along with People Course
Getting Along with People Course
Relationships can be complicated. But we can't live our lives alone; we must get along with others.
Gift of Life
Gift of Life
Get practical, biblical perspectives on birth-control, abortion, and the role of Christians in these issues.
Fantasy Reveals Truth
Fantasy Reveals Truth
Engage and challenge young children to get more from their movie-watching experience.
Successful Relationships
Successful Relationships
As we work on our relationships, we become more and more like Jesus, which is our goal as his followers.
Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Parents
Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Parents
This five-session course provides a discussion on sex for parents.
Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Teens
Teens & Sex—A Discussion for Teens
This five-session course provides a discussion for teens about sex.
The Big Story of the Bible
The Big Story of the Bible
Explore the mission that God started after Adam and Eve, perfected in Christ, and continues with us today.
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
Discover great spiritual truths as you explore C.S. Lewis' magical world.
The Joys and Trials of Grandparenting
The Joys and Trials of Grandparenting
Explore the mysterious connection between grandparent and grandchild.
The Truth About God: Ten Commandments
The Truth About God: Ten Commandments
View the Ten Commandments as self-revelations from God, and how he wants our lives to change by knowing him.
Thriving in the Empty Nest
Thriving in the Empty Nest
These studies will help the transition from a full house to an empty nest.
Living Single
Living Single
Receive encouragement from these eight studies on living single.
Making Retirement Meaningful
Making Retirement Meaningful
How does God want you to use the talents and life experience he gave you now that you are retired?
Our Merciful Judge
Our Merciful Judge
God is trustworthy and can be counted on to treat people right.
Our Powerful Helper
Our Powerful Helper
God provides comfort when you need it most, and the power to persevere.
Overcoming Grief
Overcoming Grief
Receive insight and encouragement in these six studies on recovering from grief.
Remarriage & Blended Families
Remarriage & Blended Families
This six-part course helps those with blended families to gain scriptural help for their specific circumstances.
A Counterculture for the Common Good
A Counterculture for the Common Good
This six-session course asks how Christians can live as a counterculture of Christ-likeness.
Acts: How to Have an Eternal Impact
Acts: How to Have an Eternal Impact
Discover the ways in which you can have an eternal impact on others and the world.
Answers to Difficult Questions
Answers to Difficult Questions
This four-session course tackles some of the questions that loom over all others in our desperation for an answer.
Becoming a Follower of Christ
Becoming a Follower of Christ
This five-session course looks at all the aspects involved in fully devoting your life to follow Christ.
Help for the Divorced
Help for the Divorced
Work through the pain of divorce to find new hope in Christ.
I Want to Change…So Help Me, God!
I Want to Change…So Help Me, God!
This four-session course will allow the words confess, repent, obey to become seared into our lives to bring about change.
James: Living the Christian Life 24/7
James: Living the Christian Life 24/7
What does a relationship with Jesus look like day-to-day? The Book of James tells what it means to follow Christ.
Jesus as Your Mentor
Jesus as Your Mentor
Use this four session course to let Jesus show you how to be the best leader, friend, and lover.
What's the Truth About The Da Vinci Code? (6 session study)
What's the Truth About The Da Vinci Code? (6 session study)
Discover the spiritual truth behind Dan Brown's fiction.
Why Should I Believe the Bible?
Why Should I Believe the Bible?
Answer your questions about the accuracy of the Bible.
Keys to Biblical Relationships
Keys to Biblical Relationships
This 3-session study points out that true fulfillment lies not in individualism but in sharing life with others.
Lessons from William Wilberforce Course
Lessons from William Wilberforce Course
This six-session course looks at how a passion for social change can change the world in which we live in, as God's power works through our availability.
Like the Ones You Love
Like the Ones You Love
Discover how to really like the ones that you love in your life.
Live a Revolutionary Life
Live a Revolutionary Life
This five-session course challenges people like you and me to join Jesus' revolutionary mission.
Living Beyond the Box
Living Beyond the Box
Break out of the world's mold by learning to be genuine with God and one another.
Christians at the Movies
Christians at the Movies
A Christian look at the modern art of film.
Expectant Prayer
Expectant Prayer
What should we expect from prayer, and what are our responsibilities?
How Should We Address God?
How Should We Address God?
What we call God reflects who we believe him to be.
Encounters with the Risen Lord
Encounters with the Risen Lord
Jesus encounters individuals in unique ways that will allow them to recognize him as the risen Lord.
Dealing with Difficult Memories
Dealing with Difficult Memories
The act of remembering can be a healing process when the goal is reconciliation.
Called to Holiness
Called to Holiness
What is holiness, and why do we need it?
The Secret Is OUT
The Secret Is OUT
Some secrets are just unhealthy gossip.
Missional Evangelism: To Your Community
Missional Evangelism: To Your Community
Making a difference in your community will require getting outside the church walls.
Missional Evangelism: Help Others to Repent
Missional Evangelism: Help Others to Repent
Define sin, encourage confession, and learn to listen to help lead others to repentance and salvation.
Missional Evangelism: Touch Broken Lives
Missional Evangelism: Touch Broken Lives
Jesus reached out to a cynical generation, and he teaches us how to do the same.
Finding God in Sports
Finding God in Sports
Maybe we don’t take sports seriously enough.
The Last Enemy—Death: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Last Enemy—Death: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter stands up for good in the face of supreme evil, fights for his friends, and discovers how powerful sacrificial love can be—even when confronted by death.
The Beginning: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The Beginning: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
A young boy finds his purpose and begins to realize the value of standing for good—and against evil—in the first book of the Harry Potter series.
How a Child Learns to Love God
How a Child Learns to Love God
Learning to pass our faith on to our children.
A Christian View of the Death Penalty
A Christian View of the Death Penalty
Christians need to think through this life-and-death issue.
Time for God
Time for God
Are we too busy?
The Cross
The Cross
The centrality of the Cross is essential to Christianity.
Trembling Love
Trembling Love
The Scriptures demand that we both love and fear God.
A Look at the Prophets
A Look at the Prophets
We can learn a great deal from these ancient men of God.
The Gospel and Social Issues
The Gospel and Social Issues
Is the gospel getting lost in our concern for social issues?
Is 9 to 5 Your Identity?
Is 9 to 5 Your Identity?
Too often, Christians define themselves by their jobs instead of by their lives in Christ.
Servant Professionals
Servant Professionals
How should Christian professionals decide on fees?
Sex Education
Sex Education
How much should we tell them?
Living Your Faith
Living Your Faith
Christian actions flow from Christian character.
Following God's Lead in Missions
Following God's Lead in Missions
As God moves through space and time, we need to be ready to go with his flow.
The Mission of the Trinity
The Mission of the Trinity
All creation was designed to do one thing, and the church’s mission should be no different.
Lessons in Hospitality and Humility
Lessons in Hospitality and Humility
We can learn by being guests of another culture.
Ministering in the Global Church
Ministering in the Global Church
A fractured church with a crippled mission finds healing through brokenness.
Great Commission Complete?
Great Commission Complete?
The growth of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and Asia should make us rethink our approach to missions.
Enjoy the Global Church
Enjoy the Global Church
What we see of the global church depends on where we look.
Spiritual Formation
Spiritual Formation
This four-session course on spiritual formation discusses how spiritual practices can form our souls.
Money and the Christian
Money and the Christian
God wants to free us from money's bondage and help us put it in its proper place.
Communication in Marriage
Communication in Marriage
Read some helpful hints about speaking with your spouse. Then discuss!
Does Your Life Mirror Your TV?
Does Your Life Mirror Your TV?
While our households often reflect popular television shows, God has a better plan for us.
Raising Children (6 session study)
Raising Children (6 session study)
Think through tough parenting issues from family planning, to educating your children, to dealing with behavioral problems.
Divorce Recovery (6 session study)
Divorce Recovery (6 session study)
Making a difficult decision is just the beginning on a journey back to health.
Agents of God's Mission
Agents of God's Mission
What it means to be Christians in an upside-down world
Making Sense of Suffering
Making Sense of Suffering
Discuss your questions surrounding suffering and dig into God's Word to find the truth.
Purpose of the Church (4 session study)
Purpose of the Church (4 session study)
Assess how your church is following the original purpose of the church.
Spiritual Growth
Spiritual Growth
Discuss both individual and church responsibility in your spiritual growth.
Missions
Missions
Discuss important and fiercely-debated questions about missionary risk.
Outreach (9 session study)
Outreach (9 session study)
This 9-week course will help you and your group think about the ways in which you reach the surrounding community.
Overcoming Sin
Overcoming Sin
This 6-week course will help you discuss the nature of sin, how we can deal with its aspects, and how to rise above it.
Heresy
Heresy
This 4-week course will help you and your group explore modern cultural heresies.
The Truth About Christian Marriage
The Truth About Christian Marriage
What makes a Christian marriage unique?
Death
Death
Discuss the inevitable experience of death.
Faith Application
Faith Application
Examine how closely our lives fit into Jesus' ideals.
8 Big Questions of Faith
8 Big Questions of Faith
Work through these common questions as a group.
Bible Translation
Bible Translation
This 3-week course discusses important and oft-debated Bible translation questions.
C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis
Study the life and work of C.S. Lewis, one of Christianity's modern heroes.
Justice for All, One at a Time
Justice for All, One at a Time
Won’t you be a neighbor?
Christians and the Use of Torture
Christians and the Use of Torture
Should we set aside moral codes for the greater good?
Dealing with Divorce
Dealing with Divorce
What happens to a child’s soul when his or her world is ripped in two?
Answer the Skeptics
Answer the Skeptics
Do you have an answer for the misconceptions about Christianity?
The Immigration Debate
The Immigration Debate
We need to engage both heart and mind to resolve America’s problem with illegal immigration.
A Father's Legacy
A Father's Legacy
Bless your children and give them a legacy that lasts a lifetime.
Are the Gnostic Gospels Reliable?
Are the Gnostic Gospels Reliable?
Many Christians are uncritically embracing Gnosticism.
Patriotism and God
Patriotism and God
In recent years patriotism has gotten a bad rap.
The Mystery of God's Freedom and Grace
The Mystery of God's Freedom and Grace
Why did an omniscient God create humankind knowing that so many would reject him?
Citizens in Civil Society
Citizens in Civil Society
How can we labor for God’s kingdom during our time here on earth?
Become a Literate Christian
Become a Literate Christian
Understand the Bible and classic texts to deepen your faith.
Pass the Torch
Pass the Torch
Help the next generation hunger after the things of God.
Can I Trust My Bible?
Can I Trust My Bible?
Discussing inerrancy and truth in Scripture.
Forgiving from the Heart
Forgiving from the Heart
How do we know we have truly forgiven?
Pulling Weeds in the Church Yard
Pulling Weeds in the Church Yard
Is the church honestly a “counterculture for the common good”?
What Is the Significance of the Trinity?
What Is the Significance of the Trinity?
We better understand God when we better understand the Trinity.
Christians and Politics
Christians and Politics
How much hope should Christians place in political solutions to our problems?
The Righteous Side of Anger
The Righteous Side of Anger
Sometimes we need to be good and mad.
Aged in Grace
Aged in Grace
Making a difference—forever.
When God Doesn't Heal
When God Doesn't Heal
A biblical view of chronic illness.
Christians and Competition
Christians and Competition
How should Christians respond to competition?
Battered Wives and Bitter Husbands
Battered Wives and Bitter Husbands
Can we break the cycle of abuse?
Are We Happy Yet?
Are We Happy Yet?
True happiness comes from contentment.
Downward Mobility
Downward Mobility
Reconsidering our view of economic status.
Intellect and Feeling: Do We Need Both?
Intellect and Feeling: Do We Need Both?
How careful thinking and emotions work together.
Stages of Faith
Stages of Faith
God may choose to work outside of the patterns of human growth and development as well as within them.
Life After Life
Life After Life
The meaning of life is found beyond life.
Moving From Apathy to Joy
Moving From Apathy to Joy
Finding inspiration from Søren Kierkegaard.
Faith Meets Reality
Faith Meets Reality
How can Christians allow their faith to permeate the whole world?
Too Intimate Too Soon
Too Intimate Too Soon
How has today’s sexual ethic affected teenagers?
Pros and Cons of Christian Schools
Pros and Cons of Christian Schools
Think through this important issue for your children.
What Being Pro-Life Really Means
What Being Pro-Life Really Means
We must listen to God to decide how to expend our energy.
A God of Wrath
A God of Wrath
Is there room in our theology for divine wrath?
Teen Suicide
Teen Suicide
How can we help our young people find ways out of their despair?
Living in a Culture of Sexual Immorality
Living in a Culture of Sexual Immorality
Our response can invite or dissuade others to redemption.
The Church's Highest Calling: Faithfulness
The Church's Highest Calling: Faithfulness
When being countercultural is our goal, we may be nearer to colluding with culture than changing it.
Counterculturally Relevant
Counterculturally Relevant
A new way of thinking about how Christians can influence culture.
Tilting at the Windmills of Culture
Tilting at the Windmills of Culture
Can we realistically fight against culture?
The Spiritual Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
The Spiritual Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep
What are the motives behind and the consequences of sleep deprivation?
Do You Have a Stingy Gospel?
Do You Have a Stingy Gospel?
An open-handed God empowers us to speak the gospel message in both truth and love.
Worshiping Well
Worshiping Well
In an age of choice, how can we best express our love to God?
Unexplained Tragedy
Unexplained Tragedy
Why does God allow natural disasters to happen?
What Is Heaven Like?
What Is Heaven Like?
What do we know about the place where we’ll spend eternity?
Multiracial Congregations
Multiracial Congregations
Let’s overlook our racial barriers and be the unified church God has called us to be.
Fear and Friendship: Two Sides of Worship
Fear and Friendship: Two Sides of Worship
How do we balance intimacy and awe?
God and Government
God and Government
How should the kingdom of God affect the kingdoms of this world?
A Christian View of the Disabled
A Christian View of the Disabled
Disabilities among us present challenges—often, to our attitudes, ambitions, and Christian faith.
Christians and the Environment
Christians and the Environment
What is a biblical environmental concern?
Being Transparent About Our Trials
Being Transparent About Our Trials
How would it affect our spiritual life, the body of Christ, and our evangelical impact if Christians were honest, transparent, and authentic about their trials?
Understanding Teens
Understanding Teens
How do teens view God, and what does it have to do with the rest of us?
Will God Protect Us?
Will God Protect Us?
If God is faithful to protect his people, why is life still so hard?
The Church's Responsibility During Tragedy
The Church's Responsibility During Tragedy
How we respond to tragedy is more important than asking why.
What Ned Flanders Tells Us About Christians
What Ned Flanders Tells Us About Christians
Nerdy Ned Flanders is the archetypical evangelical to nonevangelicals.
The Value of Human Life
The Value of Human Life
What is human life really worth?
Feeding on Lies
Feeding on Lies
What is behind our battle with weight?
The Kingdom and Our Culture
The Kingdom and Our Culture
How can Christians live for eternity without ignoring the present?
How to React When Evil People Find God
How to React When Evil People Find God
What are we to think when former drug traffickers and child killers profess Christ?
What on Earth Happens After Christ's Second Coming?
What on Earth Happens After Christ's Second Coming?
Timeless truths behind the debates over Christ’s return.
Facing Our Fear of Death
Facing Our Fear of Death
How to think rightly about death.
Is the Lottery Harmless Fun?
Is the Lottery Harmless Fun?
We pay a price for gambling.
Avoiding the Sin Word
Avoiding the Sin Word
Our society avoids the word. But so do many ordinary Christians.
Adopted into God's Family
Adopted into God's Family
How God becomes our Father.
Crises Show Our Character
Crises Show Our Character
Suffering brings out the best or worst in us.
Listening to God in Scripture
Listening to God in Scripture
Avoid these common errors in studying God’s Word.
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
Can Jesus be Savior if he is not Lord?
Finding Meaning in Life
Finding Meaning in Life
Rethinking life and its significance.
Strengthen the Family
Strengthen the Family
What can churches do to help the family?
Remember What God Has Done
Remember What God Has Done
We must remember the past to move ahead to the future.
Work: Drudgery or Delight?
Work: Drudgery or Delight?
How the Christian should look at work.
Is Counseling Biblical?
Is Counseling Biblical?
The debate about whether a professional counselor is a valid option for Christians.
The Drive to Achieve
The Drive to Achieve
How ambitious should Christians be?
The Severe Mercy of God
The Severe Mercy of God
What happens to a person who truly receives the mercy of God?
The Gift of Boredom
The Gift of Boredom
We fear boredom, but boredom can be the path to holiness.
The Meaning of Church Words
The Meaning of Church Words
We all say amen and hallelujah, but what’s behind these familiar words?
When We're Afraid to Forgive
When We're Afraid to Forgive
If we long to receive mercy, why is it so painful to give it?
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us
What is the truth about angels?
Learning Through Hardship
Learning Through Hardship
People often recall difficult, tumultuous times with a touch of nostalgia.
Who Is the Devil?
Who Is the Devil?
Before engaging in spiritual warfare, know your enemy.
Worship Styles: How Does God Like His Praise?
Worship Styles: How Does God Like His Praise?
Learning about God through our different approaches.
In the Beginning—The Magician's Nephew
In the Beginning—The Magician's Nephew
The sovereignty of the Creator is revealed in the magical beginnings of Narnia.
Triumph Over Evil—The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Triumph Over Evil—The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
How does the deeper magic of Narnia, from before time began, reveal God’s magnificent plan for salvation?
Biblical Economics
Biblical Economics
We need to adopt the biblical values of thrift, generosity, contentment, and trust.
Faithful Finances
Faithful Finances
What false lessons does our society teach about money, and how can the Bible—and church history—correct them?
Simple Living
Simple Living
Are we consumed by consumption?
Keeping Money in Perspective
Keeping Money in Perspective
Money isn’t the goal in the light of God’s glory.
What Does Generosity Look Like?
What Does Generosity Look Like?
When does giving become religious?
Making Ends Meet
Making Ends Meet
Discernment and spiritual growth happen as you evaluate what God wants you to do.
Where Do We Get Self-Worth?
Where Do We Get Self-Worth?
In a culture that idolizes physical beauty and physique, where do we find our personal worth?
Finding Confidence
Finding Confidence
Confidence comes from knowing who we are in Christ as we live for his purposes.
The Joy of Being Content
The Joy of Being Content
Learning to smile with what you have.
Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit
Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit
What do hydration and adequate sleep have to do with living water and the peace that passes understanding?
Equal Opportunity Friendships
Equal Opportunity Friendships
It’s a joy to have all kinds of friends.
The More Friends the Merrier
The More Friends the Merrier
Cultivating a group of friends.
Finding Life Friends
Finding Life Friends
How community can help meet our deepest needs.
Cultivating Friendships
Cultivating Friendships
What does biblical friendship look like?
Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom
What does the Bible tell us about speaking the truth in love?
Unlikely Friends
Unlikely Friends
Enrich your life by making friends with those who are different than you are.
Engaging The Da Vinci Code
Engaging The Da Vinci Code
How should Christians respond to pop culture that contradicts biblical teaching?
How to Spot a Heresy
How to Spot a Heresy
What is the allure of secret knowledge about God?
Should Christians Have Power?
Should Christians Have Power?
Increasing power in politics and popular culture holds great possibilities—and also dangers.
Life-and-Death Decisions
Life-and-Death Decisions
In a fallen world, why are we so surprised by death?
Filming the Faith
Filming the Faith
Can we trust Hollywood with the cross of our Lord?
How Much Blood?
How Much Blood?
Violence and suffering in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ.
The Passion: Is It Anti-Semitic?
The Passion: Is It Anti-Semitic?
When we recount the Crucifixion of Christ, are we inciting hatred toward Jews?
Full of Grace and Sin
Full of Grace and Sin
Can we continue in sin even after we’ve given our lives to Christ?
Genetically Modified Food
Genetically Modified Food
How is genetically modified food affecting our world—and our souls?
In Vitro Fertilization
In Vitro Fertilization
What value do we put on human life, even at its earliest stages?
Prosperity and Faith
Prosperity and Faith
Christians today are blessed with wealth. But what does money do to their spiritual bank account?
Finding God in Our Pain
Finding God in Our Pain
How do we make sense of our suffering?
The Dangers of Popular Meditation
The Dangers of Popular Meditation
Trendy meditation practices like yoga may be relaxing, but are they in line with biblical teaching?
When God Says No
When God Says No
Making sense of unanswered prayer
Loving the Imperfect Church
Loving the Imperfect Church
Why should we bother with this flawed body of believers?
God's Purposes in Our Suffering
God's Purposes in Our Suffering
We learn and grow through suffering, but there’s also a bigger picture.
The Television Dilemma
The Television Dilemma
With hundreds of channels screaming for our attention, how do we decide what—or whether—to watch?
Seeing God in Everyday Life
Seeing God in Everyday Life
Genuine reality, like a live orchestra, cannot be reduced to mere bits of data.
Dealing with Our Doubts
Dealing with Our Doubts
What we can learn from Emily Dickinson’s struggle for certainty.
Attacking Pornography
Attacking Pornography
Must a moral society tolerate the burgeoning market for perversion?
Disagreeing with a Purpose
Disagreeing with a Purpose
When true believers gather, agreement on social issues remains elusive.
Pulling the Plug
Pulling the Plug
When is it okay to let go of the terminally ill?
Doubt Can Strengthen Your Faith
Doubt Can Strengthen Your Faith
Unbelief is hazardous to your health, but doubt can give you hope.
Gray Areas of Faith
Gray Areas of Faith
How can we maintain our own convictions without imposing them on others?
Hope in a Climate of Fear
Hope in a Climate of Fear
There are plenty of reasons to worry in our bleak world. How could Jesus expect us not to?
Doctrine Is Not a Dirty Word
Doctrine Is Not a Dirty Word
Knowing we have reliable standards by which to measure our efforts stretches our understanding of the gospel.
The Danger of Self-Righteousness
The Danger of Self-Righteousness
Self-righteousness poses a special danger to those of us who value correct doctrine and preach high moral standards.
A Biblical Perspective on Money
A Biblical Perspective on Money
Confronting the challenge of stewardship.
Turning to God in Our Pain
Turning to God in Our Pain
When we go to God in our suffering, it reveals that we are indeed his children.
Finding Freedom in Our Difficulties
Finding Freedom in Our Difficulties
How do we maintain hope during desperate circumstances?
Developing True Accountability
Developing True Accountability
Only our soul friends can show us the evil within us.
Where Is Mercy in America's Health-Care?
Where Is Mercy in America's Health-Care?
Health care must move beyond money to compassion.
Are We Guaranteed Health and Wealth?
Are We Guaranteed Health and Wealth?
Refuting the theology of health and wealth.
Sex Excess
Sex Excess
Our society’s obsession with sexuality may be a thirst for something only God can quench.
What Does the Bible Say About Animals?
What Does the Bible Say About Animals?
Despite silliness and fanaticism on both sides, the animal-rights debate remains an inherently religious issue.
The Allure of Christian Urban Legends
The Allure of Christian Urban Legends
Why do these tall tales grab our attention?
National Health Care: A Good Idea?
National Health Care: A Good Idea?
The Judeo-Christian teaching that human life is valuable drives us to consider health care that may not be cost effective.
Caring for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Caring for Adult Children of Alcoholics
Churches can help adult children of alcoholics find healing.
How Salvation Leads to Service
How Salvation Leads to Service
Coming to Christ is the beginning of a life of helping others.
The Fascination with Secular Spirituality
The Fascination with Secular Spirituality
Comparing trendy spirituality with the Bible and church tradition.
Wounded by the Church
Wounded by the Church
How should we treat those deeply hurt in our midst?
When It's Hard to Love
When It's Hard to Love
Does it ever get easier to love cruel or obnoxious people?
Should We Be Concerned with Animal Rights?
Should We Be Concerned with Animal Rights?
Finding a responsible Christian approach to this thory subject
Living up to Your Principles
Living up to Your Principles
What would you give to defend them?
Dealing with Suicide
Dealing with Suicide
Taking a theologically sound approach to the tragedy of suicide.
The Key to Spiritual Growth
The Key to Spiritual Growth
Relationships can unlock the deeper parts of us and direct us to authentic spiritual development.
Christian Teens and Sex
Christian Teens and Sex
How we can help our kids deal with the temptations of sex.
Christian Views of War
Christian Views of War
Making sense of how Christians differ on military intervention.
Missing God in the Suburbs
Missing God in the Suburbs
Finding the spiritual edge in the midst of comfort, choice, and clutter.
Growing with Wesley's Small Groups
Growing with Wesley's Small Groups
How what they did might power up our groups today.
Why God Gave You Gifts
Why God Gave You Gifts
The obligation and pleasure of putting your talents to work.
Caring for Our Community
Caring for Our Community
Why we should give back to the places that help shape us.
How Hardship Builds the Bonds of Community
How Hardship Builds the Bonds of Community
Pain can bring us together like nothing else.
Resisting the Mob Mentality
Resisting the Mob Mentality
Hey, sports fans! What does love of sports have to do with how you act in a crowd?
Sex as God Designed It
Sex as God Designed It
The church has a vital part to play in spreading the good news about sex.
Authentic Fellowship
Authentic Fellowship
How is the church called to be different from the local social club?
Tradition: Love It or Lose It?
Tradition: Love It or Lose It?
Does tradition breed empty faith or healthy Christianity?
Growth Through Mentoring
Growth Through Mentoring
The future of the church is mentor multiplication.
Giving Mary Her Due
Giving Mary Her Due
Have evangelical Protestants neglected Mary? If so, how ought we to regard the mother of Jesus?
From Personal Faith to Social Action
From Personal Faith to Social Action
How does Christ’s command to care for “the least of these” translate to social action?
Spirituality For Today
Spirituality For Today
Modern spirituality begins and ends with the self; Christian spirituality, with the Alpha and Omega.
Moral Battle For Stem Cells
Moral Battle For Stem Cells
What should we think of embryonic stem-cell research?
Church Unity Myths
Church Unity Myths
We should question some refrains of unity in diversity.
Who's Teaching the Children?
Who's Teaching the Children?
Biblical literacy begins in the home.
Demon Possession: An Unholy Obsession?
Demon Possession: An Unholy Obsession?
Many Christians say they are in need of deliverance, but some may be giving demons more than their due.
Should Christians Risk Life for Peace?
Should Christians Risk Life for Peace?
Peacemaking Christians will have to put their lives on the line.
Hollywood Disciples
Hollywood Disciples
Even when they're writing fiction, these Hollywood insiders bring the truth to bear.
Surviving a Grace-Deprived Church
Surviving a Grace-Deprived Church
G. K. Chesterton propounded the Christian faith with great wit—and sheer intellectual force.
Genetic Testing: How Far Is Too Far?
Genetic Testing: How Far Is Too Far?
Looking for the balance between guarding life and using biotechnology to make our lives better
Who Are We to Judge?
Who Are We to Judge?
Did Jesus forbid us from judging others?
Does God Always Bless Believers?
Does God Always Bless Believers?
Meet Kirbyjon Caldwell--megachurch pastor, real-estate whiz, community developer, and the President's spiritual confidant.
We Really Do Need Another Bible Translation
We Really Do Need Another Bible Translation
As good as many modern versions are, they often do not allow us to hear what the Holy Spirit actually said.
How to Help the Dying
How to Help the Dying
In Birmingham, an innovative program combines hospice care, traditional medicine, and faith to comfort the terminally ill.
Knowing God Through His Names
Knowing God Through His Names
What God invites us to call him says volumes about his relationship to us.
Is Family Planning Okay?
Is Family Planning Okay?
The contraceptive mentality says children are something to be avoided. We're not buying it.
What Makes a Hero?
What Makes a Hero?
One man's journal of ministry among New York City's firefighters and police officers at Ground Zero.
Has God Played Fair?
Has God Played Fair?
Why did an omniscient God create humankind knowing that people, in every generation, would reject him?
The Freedom of Forgiveness
The Freedom of Forgiveness
How do you know that you have truly forgiven someone?
The Art and Ethics of Fundraising
The Art and Ethics of Fundraising
Evangelical relief agencies raise money to help hurting people. Critics say they manipulate donors. Agencies say they highlight the most telling truths. Who is right?
It's All About Joy!
It's All About Joy!
How to find joy-and keep it.
Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Controversy reveals a struggle for the soul of Islam.
The Source of All Beauty
The Source of All Beauty
Does beauty have a place in the life of the Christian?
Living in an Age of Terroism
Living in an Age of Terroism
What we can learn from Oswald Chambers and C. S. Lewis about the long battle with terrorism.
What Makes a Marriage?
What Makes a Marriage?
In God's eyes, do a man and a woman become married after having sex or after exchanging vows?
Our Flops: God's Success
Our Flops: God's Success
Zambia is missionary David Livingstone's greatest legacy. But this Christian nation isn't always heaven on earth.
How to Repent
How to Repent
We've come to think our faith is about comfort. It's not.
Do Missionaries Invite Trouble?
Do Missionaries Invite Trouble?
Christian relief agencies no longer work in war zones—they are the war zones.
Is Persecution a Plus in China?
Is Persecution a Plus in China?
Top communists, despite their denials, endorse arrest and torture of Chinese Christians by the thousands.
Marriage: The Submission Question
Marriage: The Submission Question
Two models of marriage claim biblical warrant and vie for evangelicals' allegiance. Advocates of both claim good results. But do we have to choose?
Resurrection Triumph
Resurrection Triumph
Living and dying—and living again.
Can Oprah Lead Us to Christ?
Can Oprah Lead Us to Christ?
With a congregation of 22 million viewers, Oprah Winfrey has become one of the most influential spiritual leaders in America.
Does Conversion Change Your Personality?
Does Conversion Change Your Personality?
In the realm of mental balance and personal peace, Sigmund Freud had nothing on C. S. Lewis.
How Literature Leads Us to God
How Literature Leads Us to God
When the road to faith is paved with great literature.
Culture: Love It, Leave It, or Transform It
Culture: Love It, Leave It, or Transform It
Richard Niebuhr's Christ and Culture is 50 years old—and still has something wise to say to evangelicals.
Cremation or Burial: What Does the Bible Say?
Cremation or Burial: What Does the Bible Say?
Is it unscriptural for a Christian to be cremated?
Church and State: Keep Them Separate
Church and State: Keep Them Separate
We must keep church and state separate—for the sake of the church.
The Dangerous Popularity of Habitat
The Dangerous Popularity of Habitat
Habitat for Humanity strives to keep its Christian identity—a tricky task, when everybody wants to join.
Personal and National Integrity
Personal and National Integrity
What can we do to turn the tide?
Can We Clone God's Image?
Can We Clone God's Image?
Today's advances in biomedicine give parents unprecedented power to select and shape their children. But should they take advantage of it?
A Better Lookat God's Face
A Better Lookat God's Face
The Trinity helps us connect the dots and outline of the face of God eternal, smiling.
Why I Don't Imitate Christ
Why I Don't Imitate Christ
The Christian life is not a game of Simon says.
Should Missionaries Break the Law?
Should Missionaries Break the Law?
Former Taliban hostages Dayna Curry and Heather Mercer talk about the risks they took, the imprisonment they suffered, and their plan to return to 'the hardest place on Earth.'
Justice:Restoration or Retribution
Justice:Restoration or Retribution
What biblical principles can guide us in dealing with those who break the law?
Persecuted Christians in the Middle East
Persecuted Christians in the Middle East
What can we do about human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia?
Lessons from the Sheep
Lessons from the Sheep
Feeling autonomous and proud? Then ponder the lives of sheep.
Does God Know Your Next Move?
Does God Know Your Next Move?
God’s freedom, our freedom, and spiritual confidence in a changing world.
You and Your Prodigal Child
You and Your Prodigal Child
How can a Christian lead others when his home is torn by rebellion?
Fresh Ways to Connect with the Gospel
Fresh Ways to Connect with the Gospel
Christianity must be presented so it reaches the whole person, not just the mind.
Making Sense of Death
Making Sense of Death
How dying brings meaning in the midst of life.
Is It Better to Be Single?
Is It Better to Be Single?
Contrary to what many Christians think, singleness is not second best.
Our Part in Worldwide Community
Our Part in Worldwide Community
Why barriers between us and the nations must come down.
What Gen X and Y Want from Us
What Gen X and Y Want from Us
Watch out, promiscuity! Out of the way, relativism! A wave of young Americans just wants that old-time religion.
When Did We Lose Our Global Vision?
When Did We Lose Our Global Vision?
Our passion for worldwide mission outreach is fading because of more pressing concerns. How can we get it back?
Christians and the Pledge of Allegiance
Christians and the Pledge of Allegiance
What can we learn from the Bible about how we should respond to this pledge?
Who's Homeschooling Your Kids?
Who's Homeschooling Your Kids?
What it means to be an educator of one’s own children.
Why Doesn't the Bible Condemn Slavery?
Why Doesn't the Bible Condemn Slavery?
What Scripture says—and doesn’t say—about slavery.
What's So Funny about Faith?
What's So Funny about Faith?
How Christian standup comedians help us toward a more holistic faith.
Muslims Dream Their Way to Christ
Muslims Dream Their Way to Christ
When we can’t reach someone with the gospel, God may send a dream to light the way.
Bible Translation under Fire
Bible Translation under Fire
Testing the merits of the new gender-sensitive TNIV.
The Undiminished Accuracy of Scripture
The Undiminished Accuracy of Scripture
Why you can still set your life by it.
David's Dance across the Line
David's Dance across the Line
What some view as disrespect can be the holiest act of worship.
Too Much Stuff
Too Much Stuff
Give it away before it controls you.
Where Is God in This Mess?
Where Is God in This Mess?
How trials and troubles can lift us to glory.
5 Principles of a Purpose-Driven Church
5 Principles of a Purpose-Driven Church
Rick Warren's genius is in helping pastors see the obvious.
Defining Our Role in Politics
Defining Our Role in Politics
How should Christians view their relationship with the state?
Letting Go of Guilt
Letting Go of Guilt
The early warning signs.
What's Fueling Your Anger?
What's Fueling Your Anger?
Let's get to the source.
Lessons from the Apocrypha
Lessons from the Apocrypha
What these oft-overlooked books say about the brutal and seductive world into which Jesus was born.
Eyes Wide Open to God
Eyes Wide Open to God
To see God “high and lifted up,” just open your eyes.
Color Your Faith with Poetry
Color Your Faith with Poetry
How finely crafted words help us pay attention to God's world.
The Measure of Our Compassion
The Measure of Our Compassion
Some surprising finds about how much we care.
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
This kind of peace may surpass even our understanding.
What Good Are Religions without Christ?
What Good Are Religions without Christ?
Testing the theology of a born-again paradox.
How Shame Makes Us Grow
How Shame Makes Us Grow
Why do people flock to hear Tony Campolo, ferocious critic of Christians left and right?
Our Unholy Blessing of Same-Sex Marriage
Our Unholy Blessing of Same-Sex Marriage
Sometimes loving a denomination requires you to leave.
Protecting Life
Protecting Life
Why shouldn’t Christians promote and participate in studies that may help cure terminal diseases and paralyzing injuries?
What We'll Look Like in Heaven
What We'll Look Like in Heaven
How can we look forward to reinhabiting these worthless husks that we leave behind in death?