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The “Burnt District” in American religious history

Western New York state in the early nineteenth century is a unique region that gave birth not only to the Second Great Awakening, but also to a variety of Christian cults. It teaches us some valuable lessons for life and faith. The Awakening Religious life in America...

God values relationships

One reason why relationships are such an important part of the Christian life is because God values relationships. That’s why we should value relationships as well. God himself is relational. The Bible teaches that God has eternally existed as three persons in...

The purpose of work

Whether you are employed in the work force, go to school, or work as a stay-at-home parent, the Bible outlines a number of reasons why we go to work. We work to provide for our families. Labor is a means God has designated to provide sustenance to ourselves and our...

Is the Bible God's final revelation?

Jesus declared that “the Scriptures point to me” (John 5:39). After he rose from the dead, he taught his disciples that every part of the Bible focused on and revealed him (Luke 24:25-27, 44-49). From the very beginning (Genesis 3:15), God’s purposes have...

How the Son reveals the Father

In John 14:8-10, Philip told Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus replied, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the...

Humanity in God's image

The historical biblical account of the creation of Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26-27) states that God made the first man and woman “in His own image”. What does this mean? And why is it important? When God created man in His own image, He purposed that human beings would...

Go "deep" by obeying the basic truths

The warning to the church in Thyatira in the book of Revelation is instructive for Christians who are trying to define what it means to go “deeper” in their faith. So many Christians define it as getting more information about God or the Bible. But true...

God is spirit

Christians teach that God is spirit, based on the teaching of Jesus (John 4:24). Jesus did not say “God is a spirit” or “God has a spirit.” There is no article in the Greek text before the word spirit, so the emphasis is on the quality or...

7 reasons people don't go to church anymore

The Huffington Post published an article last year explaining why nobody wants to go to church anymore – from their perspective (not aligned with our beliefs). They listed 7 trends that have impacted church-going in America. Changing demographics. Many churches...

Spiritual disciplines

How do we grow in our desire and intimacy with God? For centuries, Christians have used spiritual disciplines to help them grow in faith, obedience, and devotion to God. Spiritual disciplines are really just spiritual habits. They are things we can do to promote our...

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