Christian LifeLife in the Word

A Man and His Faith

This is part two in a series on Gideon. See the first post. The story of Gideon in Judges 6-7 is a study in contrast around the theme of fear. For our fear-filled lives, we need to learn from the Gideon we see cowering in a wine press driven by the wrong kind of fear…

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Ministry Life

Honor to Whom Honor Is Due

On November 8, the BJU Seminary inaugurated the Stewart Custer Lecture Series, a sequence of in-depth, scholarly presentations on a theological topic presented in Scripture.  This year’s inaugural lecturer was Dr. Kevin Bauder, research professor of systematic theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Minnesota.  He taught for several hours on “Baptist History:  Then…

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Christian LifeLife in Our World

Bold Orthodoxy

There is a growing divide in the minds of many evangelical believers between their private faith and the exclusive claims made by historical biblical orthodoxy.  This divide, however popular it might appear in terms of political correctness, is deadly to the future health and vibrant life of the church. Orthodoxy was never intended merely to…

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Life in Our World

Six Words to Remember in the Voting Booth

Perhaps never in our lifetimes has such an election season been more of a quandary and a stress to American Christians. How do we navigate such turbulent waters? How do we interact with the unsaved world in such a hostile political season? How do we proclaim Christ in a country that seems to have lost…

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Christian LifeLife in the WordMinistry Life

Holy Hearing

Here at Bob Jones University, we live our lives immersed in the Word of God. We hear about six sermons a week. In the average academic year, we will hear over 200 sermons, and in four years of college, a student hears over 800 messages! My suspicion is that in all of this hearing, we…

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Ministry Life

Top Five Qualities of a Camp Worker

I have had the wonderful privilege of working with camps all across the world for many, many years. We just finished our Summer Ministry Conference at Bob Jones University, in which many camps came to recruit counselors and staff for this coming summer. We hope many of our students – and many college-aged young people…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

A Man and His Fears

Man by nature is wrapped up in fears. Gideon was no exception.  The exceptional story of this somewhat ordinary man is the story of a man and his fears (Judges 6:33-7:18). Though we fear external things (armies, circumstances) or what others may think, say, or do against us, the root of our fears is always…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

River of Grace

Which one of us has not found ourselves on our knees beside David joining our voice to his when he cried out to God for mercy in Psalm 51? I know I have – more times than I care to admit. We come with David to this place of grace with no excuse for what…

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