One of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals (Christianity Today, 2006) Platinum Book Award, Evangelical Christian Publishing Association For over 40 years, J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals.
The Meaning of Marriage
Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyone—Christians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engaged—the vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible.
What Is The Gospel?
What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel? Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God.
The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life
This timeless gift breathes a spirit of devotion for all Christians, from those who are newly arrived to those who are committing themselves anew to Jesus Christ.
The Voice of the Heart: A Call to Full Living
In 2001, The Voice of the Heart began a steady journey into the lives of those looking for more. Since its initial release, The Voice of the Heart has been handed one friend to another and has helped thousands of people begin to speak the truth of their story and to live more fully from the heart. Chip Dodd invites us to begin to know our hearts so that we better know ourselves and can live fully in relationship with others and, ultimately, with God.f
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands
In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life.
Many of us would be relieved if God had place dour sanctification in the hands of trained professionals, but that simply is not the biblical model. Gods plan is that through the faithful ministry of every part, the whole body will grow to maturity in Christ.
The Jesus Storybook Bible
The Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner in the religion category, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David---every story points to him. He is like the missing piece in a puzzle---the piece that makes all the other pieces fit together.
Deep within us, in the region of our soul, there is a longing to know and embrace The Love Story. This longing does not begin at a certain age or stage of development. It is within us from conception, and our soul cries out to know, understand, and simply be part of The Story. SC has given parents, grandparents, or anyone seeking the simplicity of God’s Story, another tool in the toolbox. This tool will be invaluable to a generation that must sift through more stories than ever before in search of Truth. In SC, the Love Story of Jesus is clearly, and foundationally, given in a way that is appropriate for any developmental level.
Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing
From Jago and Sally Lloyd-Jones, the creators of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, comes this gorgeous and innovative collection of 101 simple-yet- profound thoughts on faith. Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone—drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more—to turn the reader’s eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.
Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God
Equips parents to guide their young children through all major doctrines in an understandable, chapter-a-day format.
Sure, it's easy to teach your children the essentials of Christian theology when you're a theology professor. But what about the rest of us?
A diverse, global family of church-planting churches characterized by theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional innovation.
Covenant Theological Seminary
Most people don't last in ministry because they feel frustrated and under-prepared. At Covenant Theological Seminary our unique whole-person training produces capable pastors and ministry leaders. The result is that you have an impact and can flourish for a lifetime of ministry while the church gets the faithful leadership it deserves.
The Bible Project Podcast
Our videos are actually animated versions of much larger conversations that have been distilled into the most salient points. In The Bible Project podcast, Tim and Jon invite you into their dialogue concerning the biblical theology behind each video.
Doctrine and Devotion
Doctrine and Devotion is a podcast exploring Christian faith and practice from Reformed Baptist perspective marked by the fun and humor that characterize real friendship. We release two episodes a week on Monday and Thursday.
Welcome to Truth’s Table with Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan. We are Black Christian women who love truth and seek it out wherever it leads us. We have unique perspectives on race, politics, gender, current events, and pop culture that are filtered through our Christian faith. So pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Listen to Truth’s Table Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Satchel Podcast Player, and Google Play.
This statement represents the beliefs of biblical and historic Christian faith. These beliefs are the glory and joy of Christ’s Church. They form the foundation for the life and hope we have.
The Bible Project
The Bible Project is a non-profit animation studio that produces short-form, fully animated videos to make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere. We create videos, podcasts, and study guides that explore the Bible’s unified story.
The Gospel Coalition
TGC seeks to renew the contemporary church in the ancient gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Good Neighbor Initiative
What does it mean to be a Good Neighbor? It's about building friendships. It's about demonstrating love.
Serve St. Charles
Serve St. Charles was born as the local mission arm of Refuge Church in St. Charles, Missouri. We are non-profit that serves the people and community of St. Charles. Supported by Refuge Church as well as other local churches, we are made possible by our wonderful volunteers.
We Love St. Charles
We love the city of St. Charles by mentoring impoverished families, individuals, and at-risk youth.
The New City Catechism
The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers.
In March 2012, Scott began serving as the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He is married to Patti and has two daughters, Abby and Ellie. Previously, Scott was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. He has also planted churches in Kansas City and St. Louis, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats, and to university students.
This is the covenant that individuals enter into when they agree to become members of Refuge Church.
We believe that there has existed eternally a Triune God, one in essence, three in persons - Father, Son, and Holy spirit. The only way we know about this God is because he revealed himself to mankind through his Word and through the person of Jesus.
The Apostle's Creed
This creed is called the Apostles' Creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings.
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
This collection of essays invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life. Shauna Niequist writes: "A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy. . . But over the course of the last few years, I've learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it's changing everything.”
Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love
Everyone needs help from time to time, especially in the midst of painful circumstances and difficult trials. In this short book, a highly respected biblical counselor and successful author offers practical guidance for all Christians—pastors and laypeople alike—who want to develop their “helping skills” when it comes to walking alongside hurting people.
Written out of the conviction that friends are the best helpers, this accessible introduction to biblical counseling will equip believers to share their burdens with one another through gentle words of wisdom and kind acts of love. This book is written for those eager to see God use ordinary relationships and conversations between ordinary Christians to work extraordinary miracles in the lives of his people.
The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey is a podcast that women love. It’s hosted by Jamie Ivey and each week she invites a girlfriend to join her and they chat about the big things in life, the little things in life, and everything in between. Topics include marriage, faith, children, parenting, sorrow, grief, joy, justice, books, what they are loving, plus so much more.
That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
Less like a podcast and more like coffee with friends, Annie’s podcast, released on Thursdays, features her favorite things and favorite people. On any given podcast, you can expect to hear about new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians, and really any of Annie’s friends that she can wrangle around a microphone. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, she wants you to hear about it.
Litergy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practicies in Everyday Life
In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God's presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something—making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys—that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Discover the holiness of your every day.
In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls us to Reflect His Character
Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should really be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God. By exploring ten characteristics of who God is—holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise—this book helps us understand who God intends for us to be. Through Christ, the perfect reflection of the image of God, we will discover how God’s own attributes impact how we live, leading to freedom and purpose as we follow his will and are conformed to his image.
Refuge Women's Podcast
Sometimes, the Bible can be overwhelmingly daunting in its size and scope. Many people who desire to read the Bible struggle with knowing where to start and how it all fits together. The purpose of this 40-day overview is to provide a tool to be in God’s Word consistently, reading key chapters throughout the Bible that highlight the overarching story-line of Creation, Rebellion, Redemption, and Restoration. The accompanying commentary seeks to fill in the gaps between chapters, provide connections to key themes, and offer questions for reflection and application. Ultimately, the goal of this study is for people to know God more through regular and thoughtful study of his unified Word.
How to Read the Psalms
This is a short overview of the types of psalms and how to approach them.
Who We Are
Who is Refuge as a local church? What are our key values? How does Refuge tie into the greater Church?
What We Believe
How does Refuge view truth? What is the source of our truth? What are the basic beliefs of Refuge?
What We Do
What is the leadership structure at Refuge? How are we incorporated into God’s mission?
Confession - 10 Commandments
Confession and repentance is so good for the soul, but it tends to be very difficult to actually do. This is a short guide that will help you approach confession using the structure of the 10 Commandments.