ArchiveFebruary 2014

Why We Need a Hidden Life with the Lord Jesus

Our Christian life needs two sides: the seen and the unseen. Living in a physical world, it’s easy to focus on the seen—our behavior, church activities, work for God, or our care for people. We work hard to be “good Christians.” But it’s possible that by focusing on what is seen, we may neglect the unseen—our hidden relationship with the Lord. We have to beware of this potential pitfall in our...

Where Is God’s Home?

A BfA staff member talks about her experience of God making home in her heart. I’m in the midst of preparing to make my first interstate move, and I don’t have somewhere to move into yet. An impending move-out deadline, coupled with trying to find a new place to live in a busy city, really got me thinking about the idea of home. What is it that makes a place a home?

What Is Transformation in the Bible?

Did you know the Bible speaks of something called transformation? It’s found in these two New Testament verses: 2 Corinthians 3:18: But we all with unveiled face, beholding and reflecting like a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord Spirit. Romans 12:2: And do not be fashioned according to this age, but be...

What Is the Difference between the Soul and the Spirit?

The terms soul and spirit have been discussed at length throughout philosophy, literature, and religion. Even scientists have ventured remarks about the soul. Often, though, soul and spirit are interpreted to mean the same thing and end up being used interchangeably. This can lead to the question, “Is there a difference between the soul and the spirit, and does it really matter if there is?”

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