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Romans 12:1-8

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards   2 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture. Could any Bible verse double as a mission statement for CT’s books section? Perhaps Philippians 4:8, which calls us to dwell on whatever is “true,” “noble,” “right,” “pure,” “lovely,” and “admirable.” Or Romans 12:2, with its admonition to “be transformed by the renewing […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Three Reasons You Should Go Trick or Treating   3 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Halloween can be a time to be on mission and build relationships that will deepen throughout the year. Maybe you’ve been too distracted by the excitement surrounding this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation to even notice but newsflash: Halloween is tomorrow. This holiday has sparked quite a bit of controversy in Christian circles over the years. Halloween, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Leadership Is Not About You   4 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Leadership means hard work and service. Leadership is not about you. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that leadership is not for you—leadership is something you can learn and excel at. But no matter how many theories you study or how many clubs you led in high school, if your leadership is about you, you will not be an effective […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Six Themes of an I Am N Christian   1 year, 6 months ago · View


    What does it mean to be an I Am N Christian in the Middle East right now? How should their stories inspire us as Western Christians? I have had the privilege of meeting and hearing the incredible stories of some of these sisters and brothers during recent visits to Iraq and neighboring countries where The Voice of […]
  • admin wrote a new blog post: The battle is in the mind   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    God calls us to be “be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). The actions of life will flow from the transformation of the mind, and not the other way around. That this command is not just pious rhetoric or poetic sentiment but practically helpful was driven home to me by a friend […]

  • Thumbnail Every second, 112 people open the Bible app. Here’s what they’re looking at. Every second, the world conducts more than 40,000 Google searches, creates 5 new Facebook profiles, and opens YouVersion’s Bible App 112 times. In the app, three bookmarks are created, four verses are shared, and 18 verses are highlighted. More than 50 Bible chapters are listened […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: God Loves My Fat Body As It Is   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail My weight does not hurt my witness. In all of my remembered days, two truths remain constant: I believe in God, and I am fat. While there have been seasons where I struggled with my faith or my fatness, neither has ever left me. As a teen, I thought that being a good, effective Christian meant […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Interview: Elisabeth Elliot’s Strong Views Were Not About Women Only   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    ThumbnailSwimming against the stream is always hard. An interview with Elisabeth Elliot. This interview originally appeared in the October 6, 1978, issue of Christianity Today . It was posted June 15, 2015, to commemorate the death of Elisabeth Elliot . Elisabeth Elliot is a writer who lives in Hamilton, Massachusetts. She is adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Russell Wilson and the Fifty Shades backlash   3 years ago · View

    “o not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2, NKJV). Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is on record confessing his faith. “In terms of my legacy off the field, I want to be […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: It’s All Gift   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAs it turns out, your success probably has little to do with you. Grace—it is central to the gospel. As Christians, we understand that. Yet many of us operate with an inadequate theology of gift, and gift presupposes grace. Imagine asking two successful people how they managed to accomplish what they have. The first says, “I’m […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Holy Living in an Unholy World   4 years, 7 months ago · View

    The third chapter of 2 Timothy describes the terrible situation Timothy calls the “last days.” These verses speak of the way things were following the coming of the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ when he first came to earth. They also tell us about the days leading up to his second coming. In the middle […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Getting the vocabulary right   5 years, 2 months ago · View

    They say, “Vocabulary is half of mastery,” and I never know that better than when I am trying to explain computer problems to a tech guy on the phone. But there is a more consequential vocabulary issue. The Lord exhorts, “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). The more I grapple with […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Developing a Godly Lifestyle   5 years, 9 months ago · View