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Following Elijah’s stunning victory over the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18, he turns his attention to drought that continued to linger over the land.

The Mesha Stele is an ancient slab of basalt stone from the 9th century BC. It was named for Mesha, the king of Moab (2 Kings 3:4).

This was probably a familiar scenario either when you were a child or now as an adult. Some instruction has been given by an authority.

In the state of New Jersey, in order for a certificate of occupancy to be issued, a fire extinguisher is required to be placed within 10 feet of the kitchen in every single or two family dwelling.

I've been listening to a fascinating audio book on the nature of warfare in World War II.

The overall sweep and story of the Scriptures is of a God who graciously and generously gives of himself to his people.

I've heard it uttered dozens of times.

As the people of God stood on the banks of the Jordan River and cast a wishful eye toward the Promised Land, Moses passed the mantle of leadership over to Joshua.

How did the gruesome spectacle of a public execution on a Roman cross come to be known as “Good Friday”? What is so good about this?

In several recent conversations with friends who pastor "Gospel-centred" churches, the topic of Liberation Theology has come up.

Last spring, I was asked to speak at a local Christian high school’s graduation ceremony. I felt sorry for the graduating class because a rival high school in the area had invited US Sen.

When I was a kid I would often go fishing with my dad. Our fishing trips usually started at the tackle shop.

I’ve often heard that the sense of smell is the sense most closely related to the memory. A particular smell has a powerful way of effecting our recollection of a vivid memory.

My kids love the game of Hide and Seek as much as I did when I was a kid. They love the thrill of pursuit. They love the stealth and sneakiness of hiding.

In many evangelical circles, it is still assumed that conservative theology means conservative politics. And to be fair, the same could be said of the "Evangelical left" and liberal politics.

The first letter that each my kids learned was the letter “T.” If you know me, you might understand why.

In 1898 B.B. Warfield invited the Dutch Reformed theologian Abraham Kuyper to deliver six lectures at Princeton Seminary for the inaugural Stone Lectures.

Whether they have read it in the book of Ecclesiastes or heard it from The Byrd's, most people in our culture are familiar with th

The English pastor and commentator Matthew Henry (1662-1714) wrote a book on prayer just two years before his death.

The word marvel isn’t used much in regular, day-in and day-out speech.

The Apostles’ Creed is a 2,000 year old confession of the basic contours of the Christian faith.

One area in which the Westminster Standards are somewhat unique from other Reformed documents is their inclusion of the doctrine of Adoption.

On any given Sunday, I stand in the pulpit of the church I pastor and look out over a congregation of less than 100 people.

My good friend, Todd Pruitt, recently wrote a post in which he gave several reasons why he no longer
A discernible pattern has emerged in the wake of recent events. A particular tragedy is perpetrated by a person of one community upon people of another community.

Last month, I boarded a plane to Africa--together with my wife and three kids. We did so in order to become the parents of four kids.

There is a great deal of confusion in society today about the roles of the Church and the State. What is the relationship between to the two?

Before I was a pastor I served with the college ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ. During my New Staff Training, we had the opportunity to hear from Bill Bright, the founder of Crusade.

New Year's Day, like Thanksgiving before it, is often  a time of feasting and celebration.

Everyone has dealt with restlessness and sleepless nights at some point. We've all schlepped through a groggy morning after a night of no sleep. Sleep is crucial to life.