By Ethan A. Smith My friend, Matt, told me the story of how he was officiating the wedding of a friend, and the bride had been crying throughout the ceremony and reception. So Matt asked the groom’s brother, “What about your brother? Have you ever seen him cry like that?” To which the brother replied,…

By Katie Van Dyke We live in a “me”centered culture. When making decisions in life, we almost always base our decisions on how we are personally going to be affected by them. Whether it’s big issues like deciding on a career and finding a spouse or small issues like what to eat for dinner, there…

By Matt Damico In August of 1997, Miguel Núñez began teaching a Bible study in his home in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. About a dozen people were at the study, the seed of what is now International Baptist Church, where Núñez serves as pastor, and where about 2,200 people worship on Sunday mornings. This study…

We are excited to start a new series at Manual “Manhood & Theology.”  Over the next weeks, we will examine how essential doctrines of the Christian faith should transform our vision for biblical manhood. ——————— By Stephen Yuille Theology is neither a mere theoretical exercise nor a mere academic pursuit; rather, it’s the means by which…

Grant Castleberry Recently, Owen Strachan recorded this 9Marks interview with Mark Dever. Topics of the interview include: the legacy of Carl Henry, the state of evangelicalism, and complementarianism.

  By Grant Castleberry Recently, CBMW President, Dr. Owen Strachan, appeared on Moody Radio’s program Up for Debate, hosted by Julie Roys. The topic of the show was “Should Women Serve as Pastors?” Joining Dr. Strachan on the show was Dr. Ron Pierce from Biola University who was arguing in favor of female pastors. The conversation…

By Trillia Newbell We are once again starting up our devotional series and there isn’t a better book to go through during our “Women in the Church” series than the book of Ephesians.  Paul, writing to the church in Ephesus, focused his letter on Christ, reconciliation, and unity among all nations to Christ and to…

by Candice Watters It’s a daily complaint among moms of infants and young children: not enough time to read much, or any, of the Bible. Focused prayer doesn’t fare much better amidst the din of crying, bickering, and loudly playing, early rising little ones. I asked a friend who is presently Mom to a 4-year-old,…

By Joey Cochran   Squandering time is an everyday affair for most men. Quite honestly we obsess over distraction. We’ll get lost in Reddit, YouTube, and Twitter. Sports statistics at ESPN, crazy car factoids from Top Gear, and random Duck Commander trivia fills our brains. Many of us go dark right about now due to…

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