Many of us enjoy the blessing of freedoms. Our prosperous economy provides easy access to all kinds of food choices, while our military eases any security concerns. We can worship as we please, speak our minds, and even pursue our desires.
Can it get any better?
Early on the morning that Jesus was crucified, the religious leaders brought Him to the praetorium, the place where the Roman governor, Pilate, made his headquarters. The chief priests and Pharisees could not legally execute anyone on their own authority, so they tried to convince Pilate that this teacher, Jesus, would stir up trouble.
Although I don’t have a dog, I enjoy watching them do tricks. In one of my favorites, the treat-on-snout trick, the dog remains seated and calm with a treat perched on its nose. Then, at the command of the owner, the dog moves its snout quickly and snatches the treat out of midair—an entertaining display of both discipline and dexterity.
No matter how your school year started, it probably wasn’t normal. For some, there was no need to rush to catch a bus or carpool or fuss about dress codes or school uniforms. For others, your dining room table looks more like a tech startup than a family gathering place.
What a year to be a teacher!
Like many other essential personnel, teachers have been on the front lines of the public response to the pandemic. They face increased personal risk, extra teaching responsibilities, and limited resources — all this after a summer “break” filled with uncertainty.
This pandemic forced many parents to take up the responsibility of teaching their children. Some thrived as natural teachers and enjoyed participating in their children's education. Others, well, let’s just say that they have narrowed down their career change options.
It’s here, finally. You’re looking at our all-new website!
We’ve redesigned our online platform from the ground up, refreshing the appearance and reorganizing the layout to best present the information you’re looking for.
As many schools and ministries shift to online and remote learning, we are committed to supporting you and your students however we can.
For over 30 years, schools around the world have been using Positive Action Bible Curriculum. Recently, several churches have contacted us about using these materials in Sunday school settings.
The Sermon on the Mount is practical Christianity. With one critical teaching after another, Jesus cuts through centuries of tradition, laws, and culture to reveal a picture of life in God’s kingdom. He overturns outward formalism and impossible religious codes, speaking directly to the heart of the gathered crowd. His path is different than anything they have seen or imagined.
Across time and place, the form of worship has varied as much as the content of worship. What ties these forms together? And are some forms closer to true worship than others? How can we know when we have truly gathered to worship God?
We’re excited to announce the release of a new Bible study covering important themes from church history. As the first of two planned volumes, God’s Prevailing Work: Themes in Church History, AD 30–1517 introduces major figures and events from the ascension of Christ through the dawn of the Reformation.
We converted several of our devotional and educational resources to ebook format and published them on both the Kindle and iBook platforms. They're all free and here's a collection of the links.
It’s a pleasure to announce the launch of Restoring Devotion: Wisdom from the Book of James.