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  • What I’ve Learned on the PGA TOUR
    Article by: Bethany JenkinsSean Martin is the events editor for PGATOUR.COM. He writes about the PGA TOUR’s tournaments and players, and helps plan coverage of golf’s biggest events. His most recent piece—and one of his all-time favorites—“Behind the Trick Shocks,” was...
  • Better than ‘I Will Pray for You’
    Article by: Elliot Clark Virtually every Christian desires to be a blessing. The problem comes when we don’t quite know how. Even the way we talk about “blessing” has become nebulous. Blessing others can be understood to entail just about any...
  • Preacher’s Toolkit: How Long Should It Take Me to Prepare a Sermon?
    Article by: Dave HarveyEditors’ note: “Preacher’s Toolkit” is a monthly series that seeks to answer questions related to preaching. If you have a preaching-related question or issue you’d like for us to answer, please write us at ask@thegospelcoalition.org. We recently launched an Expository Preaching Project, for which TGC Council pastors will prepare free instructional resources on expository preaching in...
  • The illusion of safety
    Suppose you lived in a war zone. The danger might come from guerrilla warfare, or tribal disputes, or ethnic hatred or prolonged civil war or perhaps the jungle of the inner city. For families living in one of these media-neglected...
  • The illusion of safety
    Suppose you lived in a war zone. The danger might come from guerrilla warfare, or tribal disputes, or ethnic hatred or prolonged civil war or perhaps the jungle of the inner city. For families living in one of these media-neglected...
  • Your Worth is in His Word: 66 Ways God Loves You
    One of the most treasured things I own is broken. But, I still love it. Here’s the back story: In college, my friend Tony broke up with his fiancé – or maybe she broke up with him — I never really knew...
  • The Heart of Christian Husbanding
    If mama ain’t happy . . . Husbands in Sri Lanka may not have the same expression, but forty years of marriage have taught Ajith Fernando a similar lesson. Living in the impoverished...
  • Is the God of the Old Testament a Moral Monster? Part 1
    What is God like? The answer depends on who you ask. If you ask me, I think the God of the Bible is a loving, gracious, merciful, all-powerful father. If you ask Richard Dawkins, he would probably refer you to...
  • Is a Limited Genetic Code Proof That God Is Not Required?
    Evolutionists frequently cite the genetic code’s universality as proof of evolution from a common ancestor....
  • Faithful Prayer Warriors Needed – FGF Highlights, Warner Robins, GA
    So thankful for another opportunity to share Fresh Grounded Faith with my southern sisters! Last weekend we were in Warner Robins, Georgia and were so welcomed by everyone. Such a blessing! The weekend didn’t go at all like we expected-...
  • Is There a Science to Cuteness?
    Keep an eye on your mailbox because the next fascinating issue of the powerful, unique Answers magazine will be arriving very soon. This award-winning publication is read by over 200,000 people each issue, equipping them to think biblically and to...
  • The Hero in Every Child’s Classroom
    Two weeks ago was my first day of school, for the fiftieth time — my thirty-second as an educator. Twenty-eight of those years I spent teaching in public school, and the last three in the Christian school where my husband...
  • The FAQs: What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana
    Article by: Joe CarterThis November four states—Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota—will vote on legalizing medical marijuana. Here are some things you should know to navigate the public debate about the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes. What is medical marijuana? The...
  • Why the Reformation Still Matters
    Article by: Kenneth StewartVisit Alsace, the Swiss Cantons, or Germany this year, and you’ll see many signs indicating that the Protestant Reformation’s 500th anniversary is only a year away. Stone is being cleaned and monuments refurbished. The Castle Church at Wittenberg is off-limits this year so...
  • Ligon Duncan on Why ‘No Creed But the Bible’ Is a Lousy Creed
    Article by: Jeff RobinsonWhat does it mean to be a confessional church? When making our case for a particular doctrine, is it fine to reference our confession of faith, or would it be best to just stick to Scripture? Isn’t the Bible...
  • Don’t Skip the Genealogies
    Article by: Staff “The line through which Christ came didn't produce Jesus, Jesus saved and reproduced that line.” – Harry Reeder Text: Matthew 1:1–17 Preached: December 7, 2008 Location: Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama Harry Reeder is the senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church and a TGC Council member....
  • Labor, Delivery, and New Birth
    Twenty-nine years as a bachelor did very little to prepare me for the delivery room. My wife and I welcomed our firstborn into the world in the last month. While he put on his six pounds and...
  • How Your Daughter Can Grow into Your Good Friend {Real Life with Lisa}
    Most of you know I’m blessed to be the mom of four daughters. And that I love these girls all to pieces. They are my dear friends and the ones I go to when I need prayer or encouragement. Or help. Or even...
  • How Can I Minister to My Classmates This Year?
    Students, you can be ready to tell someone why you have hope in Jesus.Listen Now...
  • Words that bring life
    The wise man (including the wise child) is motivated by the fear of God and the pursuit of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7; 3:11-18).  This is an important lesson for children to grasp.  For example, a little boy who craves praise may...
  • Words that bring life
    The wise man (including the wise child) is motivated by the fear of God and the pursuit of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7; 3:11-18).  This is an important lesson for children to grasp.  For example, a little boy who craves praise may...
  • Creating Life in the Lab?
    For scientists who believe life evolved from chemicals, there’s a huge push to recreate how that might have happened by attempting to make life in a lab. But no matter how many times they’ve tried, scientists have not been able...
  • Standing Against the Secularists Who Want to Outlaw Christianity
    In essence the secularists little by little have been imposing their anti-God religion on the culture as Christianity is slowly being outlawed....
  • Just Because You’re Right . . . Doesn’t Mean You’re not Destroying Your Marriage
    We love being “right” don’t we? In the midst of an intense discussion (argument!) about something, we feel the surge of adrenaline when besting the other person. Who doesn’t love winning? Hey, the facts were on my side.  Aren’t they always? And then,...
  • Lord, Help Me Know Right from Wrong
    Discernment is sorely needed today. It always is. But more of us are keenly aware of the need right now. Playing out on the biggest political stage in the world, the election of the American President, is an exercise in...
  • 1 Peter 4:7: Think Hard on Your Way to Heaven
    Sexuality, worldliness, Netflix, and all kinds of distractions compete daily for our thoughts. We cannot give our minds over to the enemy — we must think hard to the glory of God. Watch Now...
  • 20 Quotes from Jen Wilkin’s New Book on the Attributes of God
    Article by: Matt SmethurstThe following 20 quotes caught my attention as I read Jen Wilkin’s new book, None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different Than Us (Crossway, 2016) [excerpt | review]. Thanks to Tony Reinke for inspiring the 20 quotes idea. “We...
  • How Jesus Maximized His Season
    Article by: Sophie McDonald It seems there are always more opportunities than hours in the day. Always more people to see, more needs to meet, more work to do. It’s easy to identify with Bilbo Baggins in The Fellowship of...
  • 4 Ways to Discuss the 2016 Election with Your Kids
    Article by: Russell MooreSeveral years ago, I quipped before an audience, “Election years make people crazy.” And that was before I had any idea what was coming in 2016. For families with children, this election year brings unique challenges, since the...
  • How to Care for Victims of Abuse
    Article by: Staff “When you are violated, you feel alone. It took me years to tell more than five people.” — Trillia Newbell How can the church become a place for those who are victims of sexual abuse? How can we give...
  • How to Be Anything—Anything, But A Controlling Wife
    Aggressively helpful. That’s how she described herself. I stared at her for a minute when I first heard her say it. Somewhat incredulous that there was a “term” for this kind of thing. Neither of us spoke as I tried to decide if she...
  • Can You Vote Your Conscience?
    They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them. – Romans 2:15 ...
  • Scientists Discover Camouflaged Dinosaur
    As scientists study God’s creation, they never cease to be surprised by what they find. The newest surprise comes from a well-preserved fossil of a Labrador-sized dinosaur, the Psittacosaurus. Detailed examination of this fossil reveals that this dinosaur “dressed in...
  • God Spoke and Wrote All These Words
    Whilst many Christians reject the days of creation as six consecutive 24-hour days, they often forget that Genesis 1 is not the only place that mentions the specific length of these days. For example, both Exodus 20:8–11 and 31:16–19 are...
  • Did Life Evolve Faster Before or After the Extinction of the Dinosaurs?
    Researchers made the claim that evolution of the placental mammals sped up faster in the 10 million years following the extinction of the dinosaurs....
  • What is justice?
    People want justice. Watch the news, listen to the candidates, listen to your three-year-old — justice matters. But whose justice are we talking about? Does your three-year-old offer an unbiased perspective on justice? Of course, the candidates and the media...
  • What is justice?
    People want justice. Watch the news, listen to the candidates, listen to your three-year-old — justice matters. But whose justice are we talking about? Does your three-year-old offer an unbiased perspective on justice? Of course, the candidates and the media...
  • One Way to Wade Through Grief
    While I sat in the pews, shoulder to shoulder with distinguished clergymen and political figures from the city, I could feel the geyser of my emotions about to explode. As a pastor in one of the most...
  • The ‘Supper Table’
    Recently I asked my fourteen-year-old daughter what her idea of marriage is.  Her reply amazed me.  She said that her idea of marriage is like ‘the supper table’! Below are some of the reasons she gave.  I have taken her...
  • Yes, You Should Say Something: Overcoming Awkwardness with Grieving People
    Article by: Nancy GuthrieEditors’ note: In this video, Nancy Guthrie shares her own battle with grief in the death of two kids—and how God was at work in the midst of her family’s incredible pain. Nancy Guthrie’s Story of Hope in the Midst of Grief...
  • How a Dutch Prime Minister Changed My Life
    Article by: Bruce Ashford Editors’ note: Taking the advice of C. S. Lewis, we want to help our readers “keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds,” which, as he argued, “can be done only by reading...
  • Singing Man: The Story Behind the Viral Video of Ben Ellis
    Article by: Russ RamseyGod has anchored my soul to the firm hope I have in Jesus, and I am praying for more days. Not selfishly, though. The truth is these days are pretty tough. But I thank God each morning...
  • Awake and at War
    Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle. –Psalm 144:1 Two thousand years...
  • One Simple Way to Cure the Crabbiness in Your Home
    Are you overwhelmed with your fall schedule? Do you feel like you are racing from one carpool to the next, dashing to pick up one child before another needs to be taken to a different place? Do you find yourself rushing...
  • Is the Missionary Greater Than the Artist?
    While God requires faithfulness from everyone, some vocations are worth twice the honor as others.Listen Now...
  • College Expo Coming to the Creation Museum
    Calling all prospective college students! You’re invited to join us November 4 and 5, 2016, at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, for our College Expo. To help you with the often-difficult task of choosing a college, this free event...
  • Racial Reconciliation That Matters
    Race can’t be ignored anymore. There’s a deadly problem. And it turns out that the Bible has the one answer that matters. Really....
  • “Grimm” and the Garden of Eden!
    We just released another video in a series we’re calling “Media Correct”.  This is where we used a clip from a secular program that has spiritual or biblical implications.  In number 2 we used a TV commercial for the insurance...
  • Worth Fighting For
    In some ways the religions of the world seem similar. All seem to advocate various ways to reach “god” or some form of greater “truth.”...
  • New Evidence for Evolution? Giraffes Turn into . . . Giraffes!
    Up until very recently, all giraffes were considered one species with up to nine subspecies. But new research in genetics claims there are four distinct species of giraffe—the southern giraffe, northern giraffe, reticulated giraffe, and Masai giraffe. Apparently these new...
  • A Unitrust to Further the Gospel
    One gift giving opportunity is a charitable trust called a “charitable remainder unitrust.” Here’s an illustration to show how it works....
  • Why I Don’t Write ‘Christian’ Novels
    Article by: Barnabas PiperN. D. Wilson has written two acclaimed works of non-fiction, Notes from the Tilt-a-Whirl [review] and Death by Living [review], both of which I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from reading. Such books are bread and butter in church circles. They’re books...
  • The Gift of Going Second
    Article by: Jason CookI stood there with a pom-pom in my hand and yelled those haunting words: “The South will rise again!” It’s the refrain emphatically declared at the end of “From Dixie With Love,” a former staple among University of Mississippi Rebel faithful. “The Pride...
  • Pastors and Christian Leaders Get Equipped at Answers Conference
    The state of our culture and even our churches here in America is very saddening. More and more young people are embracing a secular worldview that denies the authority of God’s Word and the necessity of the gospel of Jesus...
  • Atheism: Hopeless, Meaningless, Purposeless
    Is atheism a good alternative religion? Does it provide its followers with hope, meaning, and purpose? Or is it a religion devoid of those?...
  • Submission: Old Fashioned or Due for a Comeback?
    If you want to have a lively discussion, just ask this question at your next dinner party: Do you think a wife is supposed to submit to her husband? For many couples, whether they are Christian or not, submission is...
  • The FAQs: Scientists ‘Virtually Unwrap’ One of the Oldest Biblical Scrolls
    Article by: Joe CarterWhat’s the story? A team led by a computer science professor from the University of Kentucky created a new process called “virtual unwrapping” to read the En-Gedi scroll. The technique led to the discovery of the oldest copy...
  • Picking Up the Pieces When a Parent Leaves
    Article by: Chap BettisFathers make impressions on their children for both good and ill. By our presence or our absence, whether emotionally close or distant, we shape our kids. But we can be oblivious to our impact. If only a child could articulate...
  • 5 Things Not to Trust in Your Preaching
    Article by: Thabiti AnyabwileI’m not certain the average Christian recognizes how many pitfalls there are in preaching. Of course, you don’t need any special training to recognize when a preacher is truly struggling with a sermon. We can feel that. And anyone with...
  • Questioning Evangelism
    Article by: Staff Workshop Leader: Randy Newman Date: April 13, 2011 Event: The Gospel Coalition 2011 National Conference, Chicago, Illinois Randy Newman is a teacher and writer with Connection Points, a ministry that seeks to engage people’s hearts the way Jesus did. He is...
  • A Collection of Hymns To Bring Cheer to Your Home
    In the midst of the long, busy days of motherhood and homemaking, it can often be a struggle to keep a smile on my face and a song in my heart. But I know that the state of my heart...
  • Learn Creation Apologetics Online
    We live in an increasingly secular day when the world is aggressively trying to capture the hearts and minds of our young people. The media and secular scientists constantly tell us God’s Word can’t be trusted. But there are solid...
  • The Equinox: a time of color!
    Today, precisely at 10:21 a.m. EDT, the Sun will once again pass directly over the equator. If you live in Australia, today means that longer days and warm weather is on the way. If you live in North America, it...
  • The Equinox: a time of color!
    Today, precisely at 10:21 a.m. EDT, the Sun will once again pass directly over the equator. If you live in Australia, today means that longer days and warm weather is on the way. If you live in North America, it...
  • How to Counteract Marital Malaise
    “Why am I so exhausted tonight?” my husband asked as he collapsed on the hotel bed. We’d taken a few days off to celebrate his birthday and recover from a very busy month at work. I yawned in response, “We...
  • The Ultimate Team Players
    Scientists are learning more and more about the marvelous abilities of animals, which go far beyond physical design....
  • One Tip to Help You Keep Your Cool When Things Heat Up
    Is every conversation you have with your family members or co-workers perfectly calm, controlled and pleasant? (I know, I know, you’re laughing!) Married women: ever had one of those conversations with your husband where you get heated, he gets heated and...
  • Apple Crumble Sundae
    I could hear him a couple of feet away in his bed in our hotel room snoring away…loudly! I gathered myself up out of my own bed and crawled up next to him, watching the rise and fall of his...
  • “Amazing” and “Beyond My Expectations”
    The life-size Ark has been open over two months, and we have been highly pleased not only with the great attendance (watch this recent TV report), but also with the number of high-profile people who have toured. Even though he...
  • Genesis 2—Defending the Supernatural Creation of Adam
    Due to a mixture of biblical and secular reasons, an increasing number of evangelical scholars are beginning to deny the supernatural creation of Adam....
  • Has UNESCO Got it Right About the Garden of Eden? Part 2
    The answer to that question is surprisingly simple.  No! I hear you, “That’s great Carl, this is the shortest article you’ve ever written!” Sorry, it’s not that simple, there’s more we should address.  And that’s because some may be pushing...
  • Better Attitude, Better Marriage
    At about 6:00 this morning (on a different day than the one you are reading this post), I snuggled my sick baby boy while my husband cleaned up the several places around the house where baby boy had (take a...
  • God’s approval of Job’s Curse
    In the third chapter of Job he recalls the total and horrific tragic events that brought overwhelming despair and agony to his life. He curses the day he was born and wishes that the day he was conceived would be...
  • God’s approval of Job’s Curse
    In the third chapter of Job he recalls the total and horrific tragic events that brought overwhelming despair and agony to his life. He curses the day he was born and wishes that the day he was conceived would be...
  • How to Keep A Calm Spirit When You’re Bursting with Anger {Real Life with Lisa}
    People always seem surprised when they learn that I struggle with anger. It’s like they can’t even imagine me getting mad. Or yelling. Or slamming doors. The funny thing is that I can’t imagine it either. And yet . . . it’s true. That can...
  • Do you enjoy being duped?
    The answer is, of course you don’t! Yet, if you are like most people, you find yourself frequently saying something like, “I know better than that, why do I keep doing it?” So why do you keep repeating the things that...
  • Do you enjoy being duped?
    The answer is, of course you don’t! Yet, if you are like most people, you find yourself frequently saying something like, “I know better than that, why do I keep doing it?” So why do you keep repeating the things that...
  • You are Steadfast and Immovable, Even If You Feel Shaky [FB Live Video]
    In case you missed it, this week Denise and I talked about being steadfast and immovable in our life as Christians. You can watch below – we hope it encourages your heart! Also, if you’d like to preorder a “Steadfast”...
  • Ride the Zip Lines at Ark Encounter
    Are you up for an adventure or an extreme thrill? If so, you’ll definitely want to try the Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures at the Ark Encounter. Nowhere else in the world can you zip over valleys and trees beside Noah’s...
  • My Bionic Ear
    Truth or science fiction? It’s possible to bypass your ears and send electrical signals directly to the brain. True....
  • How to Create Unity in Your Marriage
    I think it’s pretty sweet. What? What’s sweet? Oh, you know the way you always check in with your husband before committing to do anything. “Sweet.” Hmm . . . . Not necessarily the word I would have used. But, yeah, I guess I...
  • Low-tech terror in your neighborhood
    Low-tech terrorism is an ugly, cowardly, but effective means to bring fear to many. It represents a threat to families going about their daily activities. And, of course, it is designed to be unsettling to your children. What do you...
  • Low-tech terror in your neighborhood
    Low-tech terrorism is an ugly, cowardly, but effective means to bring fear to many. It represents a threat to families going about their daily activities. And, of course, it is designed to be unsettling to your children. What do you...
  • Seven Things the Psalms Teach Us About the Word of God
    The writers of the Psalms were people who loved the Word of God. In fact, there are several things we can learn from their view of Scripture. This is important given the downgrading of the Word of God in the...
  • Truth or Compassion—Do We Have to Choose One?
    Many times in my various writings and talks, I’ve pointed out that a growing number of people—especially young people—no longer trust God’s Word. They think that the Bible is full of errors and contradictions, and that the events recorded in...
  • Did the Fall Have Consequences on Creation? Romans 8:18–22
    A text that is very relevant to our understanding of Genesis 3, and the result of God’s cursing the entire creation, is Romans 8:18–22....
  • When the Hard and Mundane Feels Endless
    As I bend down to scoop yet another load out of the hamper, a fleeting yet desperate thought crosses my mind.  It’s unending, so very unending. I sort and gather.  Wash and dry.  Fold and put it all away.  Yet there...
  • A Trillion First Responders
    To keep us safe, our body coordinates with a vast network of foreign agents that have joined our side....
  • Walking Cathedrals
    You don’t have to travel to Paris to see one of the world’s greatest cathedrals. If you look carefully, one may be walking around in your own backyard....
  • The Ark Encounter and the Museum of the Bible
    On the top deck of our life-size Noah’s Ark in Northern Kentucky, visitors are treated to a wonderful Bible exhibition installed by our friends at the Museum of the Bible. But this exhibit is only a tiny taste of...
  • Emotions and your heart
    Solomon is adamant that the heart be guarded above all else (Proverbs 4:23). In the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit has provided you with a guide book for understanding emotions. Biblically, emotions can be thought of...
  • Emotions and your heart
    Solomon is adamant that the heart be guarded above all else (Proverbs 4:23). In the wisdom literature of the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit has provided you with a guide book for understanding emotions. Biblically, emotions can be thought of...
  • Has UNESCO Got it Right About the Garden of Eden?  Part 1
    Recently UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) named the “Garden of Eden” as a UNESCO World Heritage Site!  The Huffington Post Headlines read, “Biblical ‘Garden Of Eden’ Becomes World Heritage Site”, so it must be true! In southeast...
  • Should We Teach Kids Life Was Intelligently Designed . . . By Aliens?
    According to Jacob Haqq-Misra, a research scientist with the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science, Intelligent Design should be taught in schools—just not in the way you might think. In an article for the Boston Globe, he writes that teaching...
  • Conflict Between the Classrooms
    Most people think that the battle over creation and evolution is being fought between “science” and “religion.” But there are two problems with this thinking....
  • What Can You Give?
    Here are two ways you can help us spread the message of biblical authority and the gospel “for such a time as this.”...
  • Christian University Offers Planned Parenthood Internship
    If you’re a history student at Texas Christian University, looking for an internship, apparently you need to look no further than Planned Parenthood. Reportedly this school, with the word Christian in its name, sent out an email to history students...
  • When You Pray to God, Don’t Take “No” for an Answer
    Trouble. Time to pray. It was a bad situation and getting worse. You prayed – earnestly, sincerely, agonizingly – you prayed . . . and then, it happened anyway. Where was God in all that? Has anything ever happened to you...
  • Is Science Secular?
    Many people insist that science can only be done by those with a secular worldview—a blatantly absurd and fallacious statement called an “ignorant conjecture.”...
  • The Big Long List of Good Books for Children {Grades 4 – 6}
    She said that’s how she’ll always remember me. That the picture of me as a young girl will be forever imprinted on her mind. She was an old family friend and has known me since I was in second grade. In other...

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