New for October

Rescued from the Deep End

My mom had brought me to the public pool for the afternoon and I headed for the diving board. I jumped in, came to the surface, and flailed my arms like I thought I should. I thought to myself, “Well, this is a bit more difficult...

Remember

The first three chapters of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contain only one imperative—that is, he only asks them to do one thing: remember. Other than that single instruction, mentioned in 2:11 and then repeated in 2:12, the first half of the letter is Paul’s list...

The Bad That Might Come Out of a Good Bible College or Seminary

God used my time at a Christian college and seminary in profound ways. Doctrinal positions were established, ministry partnerships were forged, and a love for the local church was enflamed. I don’t regret going. However, Bible colleges and seminaries are places where attitudes and actions may...

Do We Really Need the Local Church?

The down-the-street local church is not the only show in town anymore. We are able to enjoy faith-building messages, listen to the latest Christian music, and explore the rich diversity and variety found in the most noted Christian gatherings, all on our computer or mobile device....