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Who Are the Archangels in the Bible? – Christian Article

This is a post by guest author Lindsay Kennedy. Given that only two angels are explicitly named in Scripture (Michael and Gabriel), it is unsurprising that they have garnered a lot of attention, speculation, and reverence throughout the centuries—in both religious tradition and popular media. Some even believe Michael was the pre-incarnate Jesus. With the help of Michael Heiser’s Angels, we will consider what the Bible says about Michael, archangels, and some other important angels. Michael and archangels Michael is…

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Get Francis Chan’s Letters to the Church—on Sale through Dec. 31 – Christian Article

One of the best-selling Christian books this year was Letters to the Church by Francis Chan. In it, he reminds readers of how powerful and glorious the Church once was—and calls us to once again be the Church God intended us to be. In this excerpt, Chan gently challenges our displaced focus on self and redirects it to someone, and something, far greater. *** A Small Piece of Heaven You are a part of something much bigger than yourself, something…

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When Should Christian Bookstores Pull Authors from Shelves and Online Listings?

Some of you know that when I’m not writing this blog and editing Christianity 201; when I’m not leading or assisting in weekend worship at a local church; when I’m not occasionally speaking at a church; during the rest of the time I am making decisions for our local Christian bookstore. One of the hardest decisions I made in 2018 was to remove books by Bill Hybels from our shelves. It isn’t that those books don’t contain much truth and…

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Tools to Simplify Your Small Group Leader Role – Christian Article

Small group leaders can spend hours each week researching and creating curriculum on top of trying to lead their group effectively. But with a David C Cook study kit, all you need to do is invite your group. You’ll get study books, videos, and leader material to help guide your group toward a stronger faith in God and deeper relationships with one another. Choose from eight bundles, including these highlights: I Am N from Voice of the Martyrs – on…

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Get a Free Bible Study Starter Pack – Christian Article

Yesterday we posted about ways to kickstart your yearly Bible study goals. Today, we’re back with another of a different kind: free Bible study starter packs. We all come into the new year with different goals. Some of us just want to finally nail down a habit of Bible reading, while others have loftier goals, like learning (or relearning) Greek and Hebrew. We’ve put together three packs for three different goals, available free with a trial to Faithlife Connect (and…

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Excerpt from January’s Free Book: Awe by Paul Tripp – Christian Article

This excerpt is adapted from January’s free book, Awe, by Paul Tripp. *** You don’t have to look very far to see awe problems everywhere around you. Adultery is an awe problem. To the degree that you forget God’s glory as the Creator of your body and his place as owner of every aspect of your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual personhood, to that degree it is easier to use the members of your body to get whatever pleasure your…

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Wednesday Connect | Thinking Out Loud

So here’s a question for you: Why do the authors so intent on helping me solve my financial problems only publish their books in hardcover? Just a reminder that this blog uses cookies to keep the writer awake after 11:00 PM. Here’s your week’s worth of items culled from a variety of sources. ♦ An old format meets today’s technology in a Bible commentary in pictures: “The Visual Commentary on Scripture (VCS) [is] a freely accessible online publication that provides…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: January 8–11, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Getting Jesus Wrong We all want something from Jesus, a little help to get through life. But the real Jesus doesn’t offer a little help; he offers a rich life where…

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Does Eschatology Have a Purpose? – Christian Article

End times discussions shouldn’t be fraught with wild speculation and discord. In Jesus Wins, releasing this month, Dayton Hartman argues that a biblical view of eschatology produces a different response. It places Jesus’ return and victory at the center and inspires hope and greater faithfulness in the present age. This excerpt reminds readers that the entire story of redemption is about getting us back to paradise and the intended relationship with our Creator that began in the garden of Eden.…

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