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A Reminder to Pray for the Persecuted Church

Chances are, if you have access to the internet and to Blue Letter Bible’s resources, you are not in a country or region where Jesus-loving Christians are arrested for apostasy. And you are likely not in danger of being persecuted violently for your faith.

Last week, I was reminded of how important it […]

Thomas Aquinas: The "Dumb Ox"

Born in his family’s Italian castle at Roccasecca in 1225, Thomas Aquinas grew up to be a known as an unattractive and heavyset man who suffered from dropsy (edema) and had one eye that was unmistakably larger than the other. He was not the most charismatic and dynamic figure but rather a silent, introspective […]

The Sum of the Bible's Theology is Christ

On a Monday afternoon in 1861, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, London’s famed “Prince of Preachers”, delivered his first sermon in the Metropolitan Tabernacle. That momentous day, Spurgeon saw fit to preach on the centrality of Christ in all of Scripture:

In the days of Paul it was not difficult at once, in one word, to […]

Indonesian Tribe Receives the New Testament

A friend sent me this video earlier today. It is AWESOME. And encouraging…

In it, the Kimyal People of Papua, Indonesia, celebrate the arrival of the New Testament in their own language.

Consider how zealous these folks are for God’s Word. They put many of us to shame!


This video is courtesy of United […]

Interview with Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom (1892 – 1983) was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor famous for helping many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II. In this video interview, ten Boom shares the story of God’s grace and miraculous provision while she and her family were arrested and held captive by the Nazis.


Corrie […]

The Athanasian Creed

Last week, we highlighted the life of church father Athanasius with a brief biography. As one reader pointed out, Athanasius is the man that was used by God to produce what is today known as the Athanasian Creed.

On Blue Letter Bible’s FAQ page, Don Stewart addresses the role this great creed, among others, […]

"I've come to learn that theology matters."

This video is a great followup to last week’s Theology Thursday post.

The text is from Joshua Harris’ Dug Down Deep.


I’ve come to learn that theology matters. And it matters not because we want a good grade on a test but because what we know about God shapes the way we think […]

First, the Cross

Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

Christ’s second coming was never intended to take the place of Christ’s crucifixion, and yet there have been some, I fear, who, in their zeal for the very great and important truth of the coming glory, have suffered the blazing light of the second advent to obscure the milder radiance, and […]

Living with Hope in Christ Alone (an interview with a man without limbs)

27-year old Nick Vujicic is an international evangelist who was born without limbs. Regardless of his disability, Vujicic has committed his life to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the nations.

Watch this 2008 interview with Greg Laurie as “the man without limbs” shares why he is zealous to live for God’s glory […]

Hudson Taylor on Why You Need Personal Devotion Time

Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was a British missionary to China and the founder of the China Inland Mission (currently OMF International). Against all odds and many criticisms, he moved to China at the age of 21 and went to unconventional lengths (such as wearing native Chinese clothing—considered a scandal by many Western missionaries of his […]