The report defines the “Scripture engaged” as those who: 1) say the Bible impacts their daily lives, 2) say it helps guide their relationships with God and others, and 3) say they regularly read/listen to the Bible. The Bible teaches Christians to be filled with hope, the report noted.
According to a new Lifeway Research survey, 66 percent of Americans said, “Biblical accounts of the physical resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate.” Conversely, 23 percent disagreed, and 11 percent were unsure.
The survey also found that, for the first time, 51 percent of Americans said the Bible is “100 percent accurate in all it teaches,” with 62 percent holding to God’s Word as their most authoritative source.
On Holy Saturday 2007, cartoonist Johnny Hart died of a stroke while working at his drawing table. Hart was the award-winning creator of the popular comic strips “The Wizard of Id” and “B.C.” which, at one time, reached 100 million readers worldwide every day. In a 1999 BreakPoint commentary, Chuck Colson identified Hart as “the most widely read Christian of our time,” with “more readers than C.S. Lewis, Frank Peretti, and Billy Graham combined.”
Here is what our Savior did not do today: he did not flee the city and the horrors that awaited him there. If he left this morning, he could have walked eastward across the Jordan River into Perea and been out of the Jerusalem authorities’ jurisdiction by nightfall.
But Jesus knew that he was the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8 NKJV). He knew that his upcoming death at the hands of the Romans was his Father’s plan before time began.
David C Cook’s president, Rick Rekedal, says a new focus on strengthening and expanding The Action Bible franchise is in the works.
“The Action Bible is the best-selling comic book adaptation of the Bible because it does such a great job at bringing the stories of the Bible to life in a way that feels approachable and relatable. The illustrations from Sergio Cariello and the fast-paced storytelling are deeply engaging,” said Rekedal. “But beyond the core title, there are now numerous editions that help introduce these stories to kids from all walks of life, which we are in the process of updating into a broad new program. God’s Word is timeless and universal. We have an opportunity to help meet kids right where they are and invite them into a life-changing relationship with Him.”
On Wednesday, the recently announced Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics at The Gospel Coalition published a book excerpt authored by Pastor Josh Butler. The article described a sacred vision of the physical union of a husband and wife, arguing that not only marriage but that physical intimacy within marriage is a type (or picture) of Christ and the Church. In the process, he used terms and imagery that, without additional context, seemed shockingly graphic. The article set off a Twitter maelstrom.