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Heaven, So Near – So Far: Q&A with Author Colin Smith

The following is an adaptation of the Postscript from Pastor Colin’s book Heaven, So Near—So Far: The Story of Judas Iscariot (Christian Focus Publications). Learn more about this story and purchase the book and audiobook! Q1: Why did you write this book? I wrote this book for people who are […]

The Good News of the Ascension of Jesus

“Do not cling to me.” This can’t be the reception Mary Magdalene was expecting when she encountered the resurrected Jesus. Mary had been weeping outside Jesus’ tomb. You can imagine her distress, having just watched her dear friend suffer a humiliating, grisly death. Now his body was missing. Jesus walked […]

God Never Slumbers or Sleeps

I recently came across a tweet by Matt Smethurst, Managing Editor of The Gospel Coalition, quoting Mary Crowley: “Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.” I wouldn’t be surprised if Crowley’s words are based on Psalm 121:3-4. The psalmist writes,“He […]

The 3-5 Method: Studying God’s Word When You’re Tired and Busy

If you clicked on this article, you’re likely struggling with consistent time in God’s Word. In any given season, a myriad of factors can keep us from reading the Bible: limited time, guilt, a lack of discipline, a lack of desire, unrealistic expectations of what time in the Word should […]
Key Connections

Key Connections (February 16, 2018)

Your Last First Date (Marshall Segal, Desiring God) God’s idea of marriage is the only vision big enough, strong enough, and worth enough for all the risks we take in dating. Nothing else is worth all the risk we take when we begin to share our hearts with someone else. Faithful […]

Five Questions to Ask About Entertainment

Entertainment is often an expression of God’s gifts of creativity, storytelling, and beauty. But it can also provide mindless amusement, or damage our souls. How should Christians handle rapidly multiplying entertainment options in a God-honoring way? Here are five questions to ask about your entertainment choices: 1. What purpose does entertainment […]