Articles - Christian Living
Responding to the Creator’s Creativity

Responding to the Creator’s Creativity

Responding to Our Creator's CreativityBy Bryan Belknap - BSF Creative DirectorWhen we think of Old Testament heroes of the faith, the usual names come to mind:   Moses.  Abraham.  Ruth.  David.  But none of these well-known pillars of...

A Heart to Mentor

A Heart to Mentor

A Heart to Mentor By Susie Rowan - BSF Executive Director Each year, the BSF Board of Directors encourages the Executive Director to take a one-week sabbatical as a means to enjoy time and reflection with the Lord.   This week is my sabbatical.  Throughout this week,...

Leadership Lessons from Joseph

Leadership Lessons from Joseph

Leadership Lessons From JosephBy Mike Duke - BSF Board MemberThe founder of Walmart, Sam Walton, once said “If you want a successful business, your people must feel that you are working for them — not that they are working for you.” When I was working as “Chief...

When Has Your Faith Required Sacrifice?

When Has Your Faith Required Sacrifice?

When Has Your Faith Required Sacrifice?Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. DayIn every generation, God has raised up men and women of faith to participate in His Kingdom work. From Abel, Noah and Abraham to Ruth, Paul, Augustine and Audrey Wetherell Johnson, BSF’s...

Dreams For A Better-Than-Anything Christmas

Dreams For A Better-Than-Anything Christmas

Dreams for a Better than Anything ChristmasHow to help your family focus on Jesus this holiday seasonBy Barabara Reaoch — Former BSF Children's DirectorAre you dreaming about Christmas? Does December 1st come faster every year? The whole month can feel like a race...

Sharing the Christmas Story

Sharing the Christmas Story

SIMPLIFIED CHINESE TRADITIONAL CHINESE Sharing the Christmas Story hristmas is significantly more than just a festive holiday for those who understand the true meaning of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, our world is...

Leadership Lessons From Abram

Leadership Lessons From Abram

Leadership Lessons from AbramLooking at Crisis from God's Point of ViewBy Chad Lackey - BSF Former Chief Administrative OfficerAs I picked up the phone, I knew something was wrong. My wife was crying. The doctor had just pronounced our 2-year-old son profoundly deaf,...

Testing Ourselves in Challenging Times

Testing Ourselves in Challenging Times

Testing Ourselves in Challenging TimesBy Darrell Bock - Dallas Theological SeminaryNo one doubts we are living in challenging times: massive cultural change at an exhausting pace, a world full of anger and an array of frustrations, all topped off by a pandemic leaving...

Addressing Hard Topics with Children

Addressing Hard Topics with Children

Addressing Hard Topics with ChildrenGod Welcomes Your Child's Questions By Dana Wilkerson - Former BSF Curriculum Development DirectorChildren are certainly unpredictable. When they say something extremely funny, we know what to do – either laugh or try to hide your...

How not to teach Genesis to kids

How not to teach Genesis to kids

How NOT to teach Genesis to Kids5 mistakes to avoid in your teachingBy Dana Wilkerson — Former Curriculum Development DirectorGenesis is full of exciting stories: Creation, Noah’s ark, Abraham (almost) sacrificing Isaac, Jacob tricking Isaac, Joseph’s brothers selling...

BSF Online reaches new people, places

BSF Online reaches new people, places

BSF Online reaches new people, placesrom missionaries in isolation to members in far corners of the world, God is delivering in-depth Bible study to those previously beyond our reach. BSF Online was created to meet the needs of people without...

The ‘Why’ Behind the BSF Discussion Group

The ‘Why’ Behind the BSF Discussion Group

The 'Why' Behind the BSF Discussion GroupBy Susie Rowan - Former BSF Executive DirectorIn the Acts and Letters of the Apostles study, we learn from 1 Corinthians 12:27, “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” This chapter teaches us that...

The Surrendered Life

The Surrendered Life

The joy of a surrendered lifeBy Nate Thoreson - Regional Director, BSF Field Development Just over a year ago, I was riding a mower across five acres in Idaho, comfortably involved in my BSF class and enjoying a fairly “normal” life.   What a difference a year makes. ...

Being effective in difficult conversations

Being effective in difficult conversations

Being effective in difficult conversations   Being effective in difficult conversations BY DR. DARRELL BOCK DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,...

Sabotaging Difficult Conversations

Sabotaging Difficult Conversations

Sabotaging  difficult conversations Sabotaging Difficult Conversations BY DR. DARRELL BOCK DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does...

Better difficult conversations setting the table

Better difficult conversations setting the table

Better Difficult ConversationsSetting the tableBy Darrell Bock - Dallas Theological SeminaryMy dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the...

The gift of technology

The gift of technology

The Gift of TechnologyBy Pete Helgren - BSF Software DeveloperI smiled as the couple quietly bowed their heads in the restaurant. You don’t see folks pray before their meals very often these days. Then I noticed they weren’t praying: They were taking pictures of their...

How to help your child enjoy God

How to help your child enjoy God

How to help your child enjoy God BY BARBARA REAOCH | BSF CHILDREN'S DIVISION DIRECTOR Kids know how to enjoy pizza, pets, games and ice cream. But how we can we help them know what it means to enjoy God? God is not looking for kids who dutifully behave, but for those...

How to Coach Our Kids in Today’s Culture

How to Coach Our Kids in Today’s Culture

How coach our kids in today’s culture By Barbara Reoach - Former BSF Children's Division DirectorJenny and Ryan’s story of their 16-year-old son intrigued me. As parents, they enjoyed discipling their three children to know and love God and the gospel. They were...

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