Pastors and scholars can now explore cross-references throughout the Old Testament. Zondervan Academic recently released a new biblical reference tool that is sure to end up in pastors’ personal libraries. The book is titled Old Testament Use of Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Guide by Gary Edward Schnittjer. Weighing in at over four pounds, with over a thousand pages, it promises to be the definitive work on the Scripture’s use of Scripture for years to come. Preaching on the New Testament without a firm grasp on the Old Testament bears some resemblance to a child’s retelling of her parents’ romance story—which…

The band reflects on 20 years of wrestling with spirituality and faith and making music. There has never been a Christian band like mewithoutYou. Then again, there’s no such thing as a Christian band, and mewithoutYou doesn’t actually exist. I mean, yes, there’s a group of men who have been playing music under this name for the last 20 years, who recently announced their intention to disband, and who will play the first two of a hoped-for series of farewell shows this weekend. Both live shows sold out in Philadelphia, their hometown, but are available via livestream on the web….

On Pennsylvania’s second annual 1-4-3 Day, residents focused kindness on first responders and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Pennsylvania’s second annual 1-4-3 Day, residents focused kindness on first responders and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Editors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman gather essays by A-list writers about the importance of the ACLU, and the fragility of civil rights.

PBS and YouTube offerings appeal to tastebuds with a focus on plant-based meals and diverse cuisine from LA neighborhoods.

Her Three Pines mystery series, with Inspector Gamache, is a rare one that becomes more interesting the longer it goes on.

That Russia, the U.S., and the EU could oust an oligarch in Moldova is raising hopes that they can find solutions in Ukraine and Georgia too.

The moon is the material heavenly body in our solar system that God made on the fourth day of creation to give light at night. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:16-18 [See the Heavens’ Declare section of resources in the Bible…

Believers who have died are with Christ in heaven. They don’t yet have the resurrection body, they don’t yet have the new earth, but they are eagerly waiting for these things, fully conscious and actively engaged in heaven. It’s hard to get our arms around the idea of being “actively engaged” in heaven. The reason is that everything we enjoy in this life is experienced through the body. We enjoy running, but how do you do that without legs? We enjoy listening to music, but how do you do that without ears? And, we enjoy seeing the world, but how…