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Biblical interpretation

How Do You Learn Proper Biblical Interpretation?

Have you heard or read something about what is in the Bible and wondered, “Is that really right?” How do you learn Biblical interpretation?

Becoming Conformed

Do you remember your first memory verse? I do. Dorothy Keim taught it to me at a church convention in 1973, when I was seven. It’s beloved by many — Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to […]

Perfectly Imperfect

ChristianParenting.org, a leading online resource for parents of all ages experiencing the joys and challenges of faithfully raising a family, is hosting Perfectly Imperfect, an online event October 23-24 featuring wisdom, wit, and insight from trusted voices on the front lines of parenting. “This event is for the parent who is worn down by expectations […]

Ringleaders

Five-time cancer survivor, radio personality, and popular podcast host Erin Weidemann was discussing birthday gifts for her then five-year-old niece when she realized her niece knew every Disney princess, but not a single woman from the Bible. This epiphany became the catalyst for what has become the bestselling series for young girls, The Adventures of […]

definition of character

What is the Definition of Character?

That’s why we only reproduce who we are, and why what some people are, speaks so loudly that it is difficult to hear what they’re saying. And that’s why character is foundational to genuine and effective leadership.

mental health and the church

Mental Health and the Church: S.O.S

Mental Health and the Church: Save Our Slighted This is an urgent call to all leaders within the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). There is a segment of our brethren (in, and outside of our denomination) that is being underserved, and if we are to call ourselves Christians, we must make […]

Is Righteousness a status or process?

Does being made righteous refer to a status or a process? The short answer is both. Let’s take a closer look at this great word, starting with its background in the Old Testament.  In both Hebrew and Greek, the basic meaning of righteousness is “conformity to a norm.” In its biblical context, the norm that […]

Gracie’s Garden

As the world moved into quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19 earlier this year, more families planted gardens than ever before. Parents, many looking for worthwhile activities for their little ones home from school, found a unique educational experience as they planted seeds in soil and watched what happened. In her recent debut children’s book, Gracie’s […]

Why Does God Allow Suffering

What roles do natural disasters, tragic accidents, plagues like COVID-19, and other human sufferings play in God’s will or plan?    Scripture offers no single, simple solution to this question. Consider these oft-heard answers, open your Bible, and see how they stack up against the Word.  Human suffering demonstrates God’s wrath and punishment for sin. […]

A Kingdom of Peace: Warfare and Christians

The Lord Jesus Christ, known as the Prince of Peace, made some fairly disturbing statements to His first disciples concerning the violent prognosis of His followers during their lifetime, and for His future followers. He told them that they should not be troubled by “wars and rumors of wars. . . . For nation will […]