God In A Box

“If he isn’t going to drink that I will,” I thought, as Karen, a Vietnamese manicurist, poured Buddha a portion of her morning latte. Karen lights incense and presents fruit, flowers, and something to drink to a statue of Buddha every morning. My mind raced with...

The Bible: God’s Trustworthy Book

More than two billion people on planet earth call themselves Christians in some form or another. Evangelicals specifically claim to be followers of Jesus Christ and rest their faith in Him; they believe that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died as a...

Recommended Bible Literacy Resources

Alexander, T. D. From Paradise to the Promised Land. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002. Beale, G. K. The Temple and the Church’s Mission: A biblical theology of the dwelling place of God. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press,  2004. Benware, Paul N. Survey of the New...

Why Know God’s Story

Have you ever bought a new novel, ripped out the chapters, reordered them, and then tried to read the novel as a story? Could you imagine the frustration? Such an approach makes no sense with a novel, but we have adopted this very method when we study the Bible. It is...

CBT Ministry Philosophy

Biographies are stories that often leave fingerprints on the lives of those who read them. George Muller’s biography left its fingerprints on our hearts many years ago; it enlarged our view of God and laid a foundation upon which we’ve lived our lives for the...

Boundaries Exist For Man’s Good

The world and her people weren’t always broken. Adam and Eve had a “before and after” experience unknown by any other man. They walked with God in the cool of the day, naked and unashamed; they enjoyed the presence of the glory of God. Their environment was perfect,...