Inherit the kingdom - a Christian perspective
Paul says that those who are sexually immoral or idolaters will not inherit the kingdom of God. It's important to remember that it's only by grace and mercy that any of us are worthy to enter the kingdom.

Check out the New Bible Gateway! - The Blog
There's a new Bible Gateway site! Come check it out!

Punctuating the Bible: The Pilcrow | Bible Gateway Blog
Today, you’re most likely to run into the pilcrow—colloquially known as the paragraph mark and seen at the right—in Microsoft Word. If you’re anything like me, you stumbled across it quite by accident, and then spent the better part of an hour digging through menus in an attempt to make it go away for the rest of your life. That’s a shame, because this curious little mark has a lot of history

Extending grace on game day
The worlds of college and professional sports are not always marked by gracious and sporting behavior. But sometimes an act of genuine class takes place, elevating the participants above the all-consuming rush for victory. In this instance, a Christian school did something beautiful on game day.

Brood of vipers - a Christian perspective
John reserved his harshest words for the religious leaders of his day, who he called a "brood of vipers." Their hypocrisy and adherence to man-made religion made them enemies of his message of freedom.

Pharisees in the Bible: Matthew 3:7
John the baptist and Jesus didn't have much good to say about the Pharisees, the religious rulers who hounded him with continual efforts to trip up his ministry. Here John calls them a "brood of vipers"--an apt description.

How do you do your personal Bible study? - The Blog
There are many different approaches to studying the Bible. Some people follow rigid reading plans; others skip around. Some people find methodologies like inductive and topical Bible studies helpful. In the past, I’ve used books that steadily and purposefully walked me through a passage; but when left to my own devices I tend to slowly read through one book at a time. I might not move on from a particular chapter for a few days or even weeks. What about you? How do you do your personal Bible Study?

Finding beauty amidst brokenness
Can beauty come out of brokenness? God has the startling ability to bring out moments of grace and beauty out of even the most wrenching despair.

Should Christians buy health insurance?
Is health insurance (or any insurance for that matter) a Biblical concept? What about alternate approaches, like "sharing" programs? Would you ever drop your health insurance and participate in a sharing program?