Praying the Names of God: He Reveals His Name

By Ann Spangler People’s names in the ancient world did more than simply distinguish one person from another. They often conveyed the essential nature and character of a person. This is especially true when it comes to the names of God recorded in the Bible. The book Praying the Names of God: A Daily Guide … Read more Praying the Names of God: He Reveals His Name

The Greatest Gospel Question of this Moment: “How Are You Doing?”

Two weeks ago, the question, “How are you doing?” was a passing gesture that meant relatively little. Things have changed. For some of us, it’s hard to think about mission right now. This sentiment is surely understandable—pastors and church leaders are scrambling to discern the best path forward to love and lead the sheep entrusted … Read more The Greatest Gospel Question of this Moment: “How Are You Doing?”

Survey: Churches Pivoting, Anxious, and Getting on Mission

Over 1500 church leaders responded to our Covid-19 Church Survey. The coronavirus COVID-19 creeped onto the world scene only a few months ago and has spread at breakneck speed, disrupting societies, social units, healthcare systems, and entire economies. Only a few months in, the cost in lives has been too high—those infected and who have … Read more Survey: Churches Pivoting, Anxious, and Getting on Mission

In a Time of Crisis, We Need Both ‘Sense’ and ‘Sensibility’

The Bible speaks to our rational and emotional needs. But how do we balance them in the midst of fear? We all need a little more “sense and sensibility” in our lives these days. The title of the much-beloved first novel by Jane Austen takes on new significance in the age of COVID-19. We need … Read more In a Time of Crisis, We Need Both ‘Sense’ and ‘Sensibility’

Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Displayed at Museum of the Bible

Updated exhibit will focus on forgery. The Museum of the Bible displays 16 fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls—and all of them are fake, according to an independent analysis contracted by the museum. The forgeries will remain on display, with an updated exhibit that attempts to use the embarrassing situation as an educational opportunity. “Our … Read more Fake Dead Sea Scrolls Displayed at Museum of the Bible

(Out of) Office Apropos: 7 Ensembles We Wore While WFH This Week

Spring is finally here, and in New York, you can feel it in the air—even if only when you’re poking your head out your apartment window. Blossoms are dotting tree branches that were bare all winter, each day lasts a little longer than the previous one: bright spots during a strange and difficult time. One … Read more (Out of) Office Apropos: 7 Ensembles We Wore While WFH This Week

How to Intentionally Strengthen Your Faith: An Interview with Allen Jackson

You won’t lose weight unless you’re deliberate about it. You won’t gain muscle unless you intentionally exercise. You won’t earn a college degree unless you plan to achieve it. What does it mean to intentionally seek a deeper relationship of faith with God? Bible Gateway interviewed Allen Jackson (@allenjacksonmin) about his book, Intentional Faith: Aligning … Read more How to Intentionally Strengthen Your Faith: An Interview with Allen Jackson

Pastors from Europe Tell North America: Get Ready Now

We talked to pastors from Spain and Italy about their experience, which might be the North American experience in just a few weeks. European countries have become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with both Italy and Spain surpassing China in the number of deaths from COVID-19. While we hope and pray they are finally … Read more Pastors from Europe Tell North America: Get Ready Now