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February 20, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
What Can Churches Do to Help with Mental Health Conditions?
ADHD and autism, depression and anxiety, mood disorders and other common mental health conditions are all part of people's lives this side o...
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January 30, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
How Much Exegetical Material Should You Share in Your Sermon?
The science of solid biblical interpretation is essential to effective preaching. Yet it must be paired with the art of contemporary communi...
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October 17, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
How to Make the Benefits of Family Life Accessible to LGBT People
“In the day-to-day details of navigating Christian obedience with a gay orientation,” observes Nate Collins in his new book All But Invisibl...
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September 30, 2017 | ZA Blog
Biblical Counseling vs. Christian Counseling: What’s the Difference?
This post is adapted from Heath Lambert's Theology of Biblical Counseling online course. There are some Christians who disagree that the Bi...
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September 19, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
“Who Am I?" Personal Identity in an Age of Identity Angst
After certain events changed Brian Rosner’s life dramatically, he had lost his sense of self and was forced to revisit the most personal of ...
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September 12, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
4 Reasons Why Faith vs. Science Is a Myth
“Tonight we will be talking about faith versus science. Our first guest is a former University of Oxford professor, evolutionary biologist, ...
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September 5, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Gender and Sexual Identity: We Need a Fresh Perspective for Our People
For many years the intersection of gay identity and Christian identity in the United States was a virtual no-man’s land. Nate Collins is one...
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August 30, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
2 Crucial Lessons the Western Church Can Learn from African Christianity
Meet Francinah Baloyi. Francinah was born into a family of traditional spiritual healers of African traditional religion who were strongly o...
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August 21, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
What Are the Top 10 Problems People Have with God?
We are living in one of the most skeptical eras ever. Whether because of #FakeNews or post-modern relativism, our post-truth world posses a ...
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July 11, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Was Katie Luther Spiritual? The Piety of the Reformation’s First Lady
In Katie Luther, Ruth Tucker introduces us to Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther and First Lady of the Reformation. This is not the s...
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July 3, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
5 Things You Need to Know About Katie Luther
They say behind every great man is a great woman. The same holds true for Martin Luther. And Ruth Tucker wants to introduce her to you in he...
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May 16, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
How to Apply the Bible to Your Life in Four Steps
One hallmark of biblical interpretation is the meant-means distinction: we need to determine what the Bible meant (to the original author an...
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April 26, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
2 Views on Human Evolution: Evolutionary-Creation vs. Unique-Origin
Discussions surrounding Christianity and science have been fraught with taut rhetoric and polarizing polemics on both sides of the aisle. Th...
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April 11, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Darwin, Darwinism, and the "Dictionary of Christianity and Science"
Faith and science have been both kissing cousins and sworn enemies throughout Western history. That tension, however, hasn’t stopped Paul Co...
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March 14, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Advice for Integrating the Essentials of Christian Thought with Learning
Doctrine. Politics. Church government. Moral issues. Christians disagree on just about everything under the sun. Yet a unity remains, center...
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February 21, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Worship Pastor, Are You a "Church Lover" First?
If you’re a worship pastor, you’re probably known as many things: song leader, lead musician, artist. What about church lover? Given the cri...
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