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Is cosmic airburst site in Jordan evidence of Sodom and Gomorrah?

SOUTHERN JORDAN VALLEY (BP) – At various points along this ancient valley, Joshua crossed into Canaan, Elijah was taken up into heaven, Jesus was baptized and John the Baptist was beheaded. Could it also contain the remnants of Sodom and Gomorrah? Evidence of a 1650-BC cosmic airburst at the ancient city of Tall el-Hammam in […]

Bible Study: Living worthy of the Lord

The goal of a Christian should be to please God in every area of one’s life, not as a means of salvation but as proof that we already have salvation.

FIRST-PERSON: How a bad joke helped me guard my heart

WAYCROSS, Ga. (BP) – As a child, I would visit my great aunt, who lived in a nursing home. When I entered the building, I was greeted by a resident who spent his days sitting by the front door. When he saw someone enter, he would shout, “I bet I know where you got your […]

Bible Study: Assurance in Christ alone

If the object of our faith is wrong, then everything else will be wrong. It is impossible to be filled with the Spirit of God and His love if the object of our faith is an erroneous view of Christ. Everything rises or falls on Christ.

Bible Study: God cares for us despite our sin

Our sin separates us from God, but that doesn’t mean He’s removed entirely. God still cares. He created His people for a purpose, and He will see to it that it is accomplished.

FIRST-PERSON: Beauty is the extravagance that makes us human

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (RNS) – A first edition of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel "Frankenstein" sold at auction for $1.17 million earlier this month, setting a record for the highest price ever paid for a work published by a woman.

Bible Study: Enduring God-sanctioned detours

As much as we want our detours to end yesterday, only God knows whether we are prepared for the destiny He has in store for us, or if the destiny is prepared for us.

FIRST-PERSON: The Bible is God’s Word

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Words matter. Without them, we cannot make claims or delineate truths. Sometimes, the claim we want to make or the truth we want to delineate focuses on just a single word. Indeed, a recent article illustrates the importance of the very word, “word.”

Bible Study: Unity forged through humility

Christian unity doesn’t simply happen, but is a by-product of humility. No one provided a greater example of humility than Jesus.

FIRST-PERSON: What do you see?

EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Caitlin McNeil, a 21-year-old Scottish singer, and her friends couldn’t agree about the color of a dress they saw on the Internet. Some in their group saw the dress with blue and black horizontal stripes while others saw the stripes as white and gold.