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When Should Action Become Part of an Active Prayer Life?

In Op-Eds by Marius Brand

The Bible is crystal clear on prayer. Along with Bible reading, it is the fundamental practice of the Christian life. Paul encourages us in his first letter to the Thessalonians to pray continuously (1 Thess 5:17) and we read in Acts that the first gathering of Christians was marked by the fact that, “they all joined together constantly in prayer” (Acts 1:14).

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How To Pray When God Says “No”

In Op-Eds by Biblica Staff

Jesus Himself prayed and heard God say, “No.” As you may remember, it was in the Garden of Gethsemane. Faced with the pain, anguish, and torture of the cross, He cried out, “Abba, Father, everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mark 14:36). He made this urgent, passionate request not once but three times. And yet, God refused to take the cup away. And Jesus submitted to His will.

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I’m a Former MLB Player, But My Net Worth is Not Found in a Game

In Op-Eds by Justin Masterson

My name is Justin Masterson and you probably don’t know who I am. Don’t feel bad. When I tell you that God has blessed me with 12 years in professional baseball, almost eight of those years in the Major Leagues, you might be impressed. That is if you’re a baseball fan. I don’t mind if you’re not a fan. I’m not really a big fan either. To be honest, I would rather play the game than watch it. Playing baseball …

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Easter: The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ

In Op-Eds by Esteban Fernandez

Passover is a solemn feast that celebrates the freedom of the Hebrew people from the bondage of Egypt, recounted in the book of Exodus. A traditional family banquet consisting of a series of home rituals, such as the Passover Seder (Ex. 12,1-14), commemorates the release from captivity of the Jews, led by Moses.

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International Women’s Day 2018: Women Are Pretty Incredible

In Op-Eds by Lindsey Holley

I may be biased, but I think women are pretty incredible. Don’t get me wrong – men can be amazing too. But today, it’s all about the women! Just in case you missed it, today is International Women’s’ Day. You probably expect me to say something positive, being a woman and all. And a woman who has had the immense privilege of working alongside other women who would be considered “highly successful” by 21st century Western standards. BUT it is …

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What is God Asking You to Lay Aside in Your Life?

In Op-Eds by Stephen Cave

“For we believe that Jesus died and rose again…” – 1 Thessalonians 4:14, NIV When we think of Easter, we think of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. And obviously, that’s what it’s about. Easter is the centerpiece of our faith. But one of the things that has been gnawing away at me for the last couple of years is that we have almost set aside death and resurrection as just about Easter. In reality, it’s a motif, as …