Posts Tagged: hope

Book of Ruth: 3 Lessons For Us

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Perhaps you are familiar with the Old Testament book of Ruth, a 4-chapter story layered with tragedy, blessings, and the reminder to trust God. Naomi, a Hebrew, along with her husband and two grown sons, forsakes her hometown of Bethlehem to escape a famine. The family settles into nearby Moab (modern day Jordan), for about… Read more »

Romans 8: Chapter of Assurance

Romans 8 Assurance

What Scripture is giving you assurance right now? For me, I keep returning to Romans, specifically chapter 8. These 39 Bible verses are packed with God’s promises of care and provision. Let’s look at some of them! For 50+ years, Josh McDowell Ministry has been leading seekers into a deeper knowledge of God’s truth and… Read more »

COVID-19, the Best and Worst of Times

My ten-year-old son, Asher, turned to me in response to those who are struggling to make sense of the coronavirus: “…but Dad, this world is broken!” Everyone is affected by the spread of COVID-19, particularly the most vulnerable members of society — it’s heartbreaking! However, it’s wonderful to see many moved to reach out to… Read more »

Win Mentally & Emotionally During COVID-19

Greater economic hardship. Relational disconnection. Loss of loved ones. Uncertainty. Job loss. Xenophobia. Racism. Lack of safety. The effects of COVID-19 are endless, and ruthless. These effects not only threaten our physical health, but our mental, relational, and spiritual health. They threaten our ability to win mentally and emotionally. Continue reading, or click here to… Read more »

The Porn Epidemic: Problem, Consequence, and Hope

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I love hearing the highlights of people’s lives, vacations, weekends, or even workdays. They are insights into people’s unique passions, joys, and personalities. In my two years traveling with Josh McDowell as his assistant, I experienced quite a few highlights. But one event, in particular, still stands out to me: the Set Free Conference. There… Read more »

Three Ways the Resurrection of Jesus Can Transform Your Life Today

    Original post by Sean McDowell here. Used with permission.   Some of the greatest skeptics have been convinced by the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. These include literary geniuses (C.S. Lewis), lawyers (Simon Greenleaf), cold case detectives (J. Warner Wallace), historians (Will Durant), journalists (Lee Strobel) and many more. As my father… Read more »

Hope: Not Wishful Thinking For Christians

Welcome! Thanks for joining us for this, our latest post in our new year-long blog series we’re calling “Journey Together.” In this post we’ll dive a bit further into how our relationship with God infuses us with hope. Hope over our missteps of the past, which God can redeem. Hope for our present. And hope… Read more »

How Can I Be Sure of Heaven? Quick VIDEO

[Original post by Sean McDowell found here.] Sean McDowell, Ph.D. is a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University, best-selling author, popular speaker, part-time high school teacher, and the Resident Scholar for Summit Ministries, California. Follow him on Twitter: @sean_mcdowell and his blog: seanmcdowell.org.

No Longer Alone

I was wondering if you could let Josh McDowell know how much his talk at Lancaster Day of Prayer meant to me. Hearing his life’s story struck a chord with me. So similar and so different. You see I came from an abusive Christian home. I was forced by family to be with a female… Read more »

Always Hope

Dear Josh, I just finished reading your book, Undaunted. Our lives have been inter-twined for a number of decades. I went to Talbot shortly after you did and we had the same typist for our thesis. I did mine on the same subject—so much so that it looked like I had plagiarized your book.  The truth… Read more »