Ministry Life

The Requirement for Ministry

To engage in ministry, what is required of us? Many students I know here at Bob Jones University are starting camp ministry this week, ministering to and counseling young people about their spiritual walk. Others I know have already left or will soon depart for an overseas ministry trip to minister the Gospel to those…

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Ministry Life

What’s the Church’s Mission?

Churches today expend great amounts of energy pursuing success. However, not everyone agrees on what success in the church looks like. Multitudes of books have been written in an attempt to help pastors define a successful church. But there are almost as many ideas as to what success looks like as there are books on…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

The Problem of Good

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” –Psalm 145:8 If God is who He says He is and if we are who God’s Word and human experience say we are… Then how do we explain the goodness of God? Most of us get fixated and frustrated by…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

God Is Not a Math Problem

Some of you have either just finished final exams or are about to launch into that dangerous territory. Our students here at Bob Jones University just finished theirs, and tomorrow we will be rejoicing to see some of them march across the stage to receive their diplomas. Of particular interest are those math majors –…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

How to Change Your World

I’ve heard from younger generations – students here at Bob Jones University and Counselor in Training campers at The Wilds – that they desire to do something for God. They truly desire to change their world. Okay then, imagine you are having a conversation with God. “Lord, I know I am saved. I have been delivered…

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Christian Life

This the Power of the Cross

Very few holy days have been observed with greater antiquity or with more solemn and unified participation. This holiday has been celebrated for almost 2000 years by Christians around the globe. It is one of the few holy days in the calendar that has not been entirely commercialized, sentimentalized, or trivialized by marketers or consumers.…

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Life in Our WorldMinistry Life

Confronting Our Culture

"A cunning Canaanite! Deceitful scales are in his hand; He loves to oppress.” –Hosea 12:7 Like ancient Israel in Hosea’s day, the modern church has become enamored with and enslaved by her surrounding culture. So much so that the church looks, thinks, and acts more like the world she was called to reach than the…

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