Apologetics: What If the Copies Were Corrupted?
What If the Copies Are Corrupted? Suppose you own a Bible, but it’s translated in a style that’s difficult to understand. Or maybe your Bible has simply worn out from years of usage. If so, you can easily walk into […]
Apologetics: How the New Testament Epistles Were Written
Have you ever wondered exactly how the New Testament epistles were written? Did Paul sit down with a fountain pen and a piece of papyrus? Did Peter and James sketch out an outline before they wrote their letters? And what […]
Apologetics: Why the Lost Gospels Were Lost
What are the “lost Gospels”? The term “lost Gospels” usually refers to ancient writings that were excluded from the New Testament, even though they included supposed recollections of events and teachings from the life of Jesus. A few of these lost […]
Leadership: The Past, the Present, and the Possibilities in Online Theological Education
I have never been a traditional college student. I’ve earned three degrees but never once lived on a college or seminary campus, and I’ve worked forty hours a week or more while earning every one of my degrees. In the […]
Culture: The Worldview of Star Wars
To coincide with what has become the biggest movie premiere in history, The Christian Examiner discussed the theology behind the Star Wars universe with Timothy Paul Jones. Why is our society so enamored with Star Wars? Incessant merchandising, of course, […]
Family Ministry: PROOF Pirates Book and Vacation Bible School Material
Chore charts. Report cards. Standardized tests. Athletic banquets. Kids are inundated with messages about their performance. Because performance—work and reward—is one of the basic structures of our lives, kids often grow up thinking, “I am what I am because of […]
Family Ministry: What If Your Child Is Far More Than Your Child?
An excerpt from my recent book, co-edited with Dr. John David Trentham, Practical Family Ministry YOUR CHILD IS FAR MORE THAN YOUR CHILD Viewed from the vantage of creation and fall, children are both gifts to be treasured and sinners to […]
Apologetics: How Did the Bible Begin?
Have you ever wondered how the Bible got started in the first place? That is one of the many questions I address in my new book How We Got the Bible. See the excerpt below from chapter two, “How Did the […]
Apologetics: What’s So Special about the Bible?
Perhaps at one point or another, you have found yourself gazing down at a leather bound copy of a large book with small print titled The Holy Bible and asking the question, “Why did God decide to leave us with […]
Practical Family Ministry: A Book I’m Not Embarrassed to Beg You to Buy
You may have noticed that I have a new book out that I co-edited with my colleague Dr. John David Trentham. In Practical Family Ministry, we’ve brought together several practitioners to provide you with a plethora of practical ideas to strengthen your […]