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Gospel Truth: Do the “Lost Gospels” Undermine Biblical Authority?

By Dr. Jeff Myers, excerpted from Understanding the Faith: A Survey of Christian Apologetics  In 1945, fifty-two papyri were discovered at Nag Hammadi in Lower Egypt. Some of these texts had the word “gospel” in the title. Scholars have known about these and other second- through fourth-century documents for a long time, but in a culture that loves conspiracy theories and cover-ups, these so-called “Lost Gospels” make an irresistible story for investigative reports on television.… Read More →Gospel Truth: Do the “Lost Gospels” Undermine Biblical Authority?

10 Steps to Study the Bible

10 Steps to Study the Bible

The Bible calls for careful examination because it is revelation from God. “Revelation” means to make known something that was previously unknown. The Hebrew word (galah) and the Greek word (apokalupto) “express the idea of uncovering what was concealed.” Yet, how can we best study and understand God’s relegation in Scripture? Take these 10 steps to reading and understanding the Bible. 

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Why Recognizing What the Bible Is Will Change Your Life – and the World

Dr. Jeff Myers

Even though 80% of U.S. households own a Bible, 50% of Americans, including Christians, can’t name any of the four Gospels. Understanding the Bible is a resolution that can change your life and help you live out a biblical worldview in the 21st century. But first, we have to recognize what the Bible is, which in turn, will affect how we read it and whether or not we understand it. 

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A Response to ‘God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships’

Matthew Vines God and Gay Christian

In God and the Gay Christian, Matthew Vines, a 24-year-old Harvard graduate, uses Scripture as the basis for his assertion that “same-sex orientation is consistent with God’s image.” The mission of the Reformation Project, which Vines launched in 2013, is to change the church’s stance on gay marriage. The release of God and the Gay Christian is the first step in accomplishing that goal. 

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‘Heaven Is For Real’ Review: What Is the Basis for Our Belief in Eternal Life?

Heaven is for Real movie poster

When Todd Burpo, a pastor at Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Nebraska, hears his 4-year-old son describe his supposed journey to heaven, which he experienced while undergoing an emergency operation for a burst appendix, he is forced to ask: Can a young boy, who is near death, really experience heaven, walk with Jesus, and return to earth to talk about it? 

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How Should Christians Approach ‘Noah,’ America’s Number One Film?

Noah movie poster

A flood of criticism has submerged Noah, the epic film inspired by the timeless biblical tale, in a sea of controversy. What are the aspects of Noah that remain true to scripture? Where exactly does Darren Aronofsky inject extra-biblical elements? Are these extra-biblical components necessarily unbiblical? By analyzing the film, Christians have an excellent opportunity to grapple with important biblical themes. 

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Newsweek’s Jesus vs. the Real Jesus

Newsweek’s Jesus vs. the Real Jesus

Every year, several mainstream media outlets, including Newsweek magazine, seek to sully the Easter message by futilely attempting to discredit the historical Jesus and/or Scripture. This year Newsweek‘s Andrew Sullivan took a different route: instead of outright denials of Jesus, the resurrection, and Christianity, he attempted to rewrite the focal point of Christianity, changing it from the resurrection to a Jesus made in his image. 

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Grave Lessons about Application

A black-and-white photo of a Bible

I was staring into the open grave of my son Christopher. The nightmare all parents dread had become my life. Had I been physically able to muster more tears, I would have been weeping uncontrollably. As I watched four men struggle to lower a steel lid over the grave vault holding Christopher’s miniature white casket, I realized I would see his little smiling face no more. 

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