7 FREE Christian Magazines

Did you know that there are good Christian magazines out there that you can get for FREE? If you like to read, but are looking for something to read in addition to books, then it may be worth your time to check out these free Christian magazines. Some of them are hard copies, and some of them are pdf versions of their magazine. Either way, they are free, and they are chock-full of good information.

1. The Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs was founded in 1967 by Romanian pastor Richard Wurmbrand. After the USSR took over Romania in 1944, Wurmbrand worked with the underground church, which eventually led to his arrest and 14 years of torture and persecution in Communist prison. Eventually, Wurmbrand was ransomed out and came to the United States. Since Wurmbrand founded the organization, it has worked tirelessly to keep Christians in the Western world informed about the persecution that our brothers and sisters around the world are going through, as well as providing opport…

My Visit To The Ark Encounter

Recently, my fiance and I had the opportunity to go visit the Ark Encounter. This was a trip that I wanted to take for some time prior to our visit. While I have some theological disagreements with Ken Ham, he is an individual that I respect greatly. I have personally met people who have come to faith as the result of the ministry of Answers in Genesis, so I wanted to see what was going on with the Ark Encounter.

We arrived at the Ark at around 12:45. The first few minutes involved standing in line to present our reservation to one of the ticket-takers, then waiting on a bus to take us from the parking lot to the Answers Center, where our day really began.

By the time that we were dropped off by the bus, it was a few minutes after 1 in the afternoon. We only had about 6 hours before the site closed, so we had a choice to make: Ken Ham was slated to speak at the Answers Center at 2. We could listen to him, or we could take some extra time to view the Ark. We chose the latter.

The path…

FREE Christian Books From Google Play

This is a follow-up to my post entitled "Free Christian Kindle Books". Here, I want to provide you with a list of free books from Google Play that you can download and read instantly. Between the books here and the books from the Kindle books post, you can be on your way to having a small Christian library. You will also notice that there is some overlap, most notably in the collection of books by D.L. Moody. If you want more free Christian books, you should check out my post on How To Start A Free Christian Library. The tips there will be beneficial to you as you seek to build your library.

As with the Free Christian Kindle Books post, I plan to update this periodically as I find new, reputable, free books. My standards for being included in this list is the same as it was for the Free Christian Kindle Books post. Without any further delay, I present to you a sample of the free Christian books you can find on Google Play Books.

F. B. Meyer

5 Things Christians Must Do

Light on…

FREE Online Christian Education

The other day, I read an interesting article on Logos Bible Software's blog. Ryan Lytton wrote an article (found here) about getting the equivalent of a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies for FREE. Yes, for FREE. I would encourage you to check out the article and the "Degree Program" that he put together. The rest of this post is a comment on his article.

Lytton is absolutely right when he points out that a degree program can be expensive. I am currently enrolled at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and my tuition cost is over $500 per credit hour. Considering that I will require more than 60 credits for my M. Div, the cost is going to be incredibly high. However, in my case, this may be worth it. I have a scholarship that will cover part of the cost, and have a plan to reduce the amount that I have to borrow in order to complete this degree program. However, this may not be the case for everyone, meaning that graduate-level education in Bible, Theology, and related d…

Devotional: Responding Like David

"But I have trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, because He has dealt bountifully with me."
-Psalm 13:5-6

We, as Christians, all have times in our lives at which point we cannot do anything but trust in God. When I typed that, I am sure you thought of something. However, it is not only at these points in our lives that we need to trust in God. The truth is that we need to trust God all the time.

King David had a difficult life. Yet in the midst of all of it, he penned some of the most beautiful psalms of praise to God. David constantly wrote about his trust in God, even in the middle of the most difficult times in his life. We can look to Psalm 13 for an illustration of this.

When we look at Psalm 13, we see three things. First, we see a cause. Second, we see an effect. Finally, we see David's response to the effect.

The cause of Psalm 13 is God's unfailing love. David understood that God's love never fails…

Man of Prayer Puzzle

The High-Priestly Prayer of Jesus

Hello all, this is the most recent sermon that I gave for Columbus First Church of the Nazarene. I believe that this prayer of Jesus is important for us to understand today.

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