What We Are

With apologies to Charles Dickens, the Christian ministry could be described as the best of jobs and the worst of jobs. It is indeed a high calling to be a minister of the Word of God. Ministers are subjected to criticism and scorn; they are belittled, viewed as oddballs, sometimes overworked, often under-appreciated. “We are the scum of the earth,” says Paul. In these two metaphors – and six others like them – found in his letters to the Corinthians, …

What Love is Like

Love is not a feeling, it is a way of behaving. This is the thesis of one of the most familiar and popular chapters in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter. Paul, the writer of this famous love song, says the most important thing to know about love is what it does. These ten studies try to explain in simple terms each of the love actions, attitudes that characterize the deepest kind of love. This book is out …

Objections to Christianity

Is Jesus the only way of salvation? Can modern, educated people still believe in God? Has the Bible been discredited by science? These are some of the questions raised in the minds of people who are confronted by the claims of the Christian faith. In this book David Bast responds biblically and reasonably to eight of the most provocative objections to Christianity This book is out of print. Download the PDF

Courage to Pray

Real praying isn’t easy; sometimes it can be difficult. But God wants us to pray. Prayer is also God’s gift. He provides everything we need and then calls us to respond. Well, then, how do we capture excitement about prayer when we’ve lost the heart to pray? Dr. Brownson doesn’t intend this book to be merely a call to prayer. Rather, his purpose is to inspire courage to pray, to leave us saying “I think I can do that. I …

Life in the Light of the Gospel

When Paul wrote to the Corinthians that he had decided to “know nothing” among them “except Jesus Christ and him crucified,” he was not claiming for himself a narrow, limited message. The apostle obviously addressed a number of doctrinal issues, ethical concerns and church problems. But he approached every one of those in a particular way – in the light of the gospel, in the light of Christ crucified and risen for us. He brought to bear upon every issue …