Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself

Ben Hobrink, although a biologist, writes in layman's terms to describe current scientific debates and shows where scientific theories or conclusions differ from the Bible and offers explanations of the alleged differences. In Modern Science in the Bible, Hobrink not only defends the Bible; he...

Ben Hobrink, although a biologist, writes in layman's terms to describe current scientific debates and shows where scientific theories or conclusions differ from the Bible and offers explanations of the alleged differences. In Modern Science in the Bible, Hobrink not only defends the Bible; he...

The Complete Book of Baby and Child Care is a comprehensive medical reference book addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of children from infancy to the teen years. With full-color illustrations and photos, this volume covers everything from preparing for parenthood to...

The Complete Book of Baby and Child Care is a comprehensive medical reference book addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of children from infancy to the teen years. With full-color illustrations and photos, this volume covers everything from preparing for parenthood to...

After a few decades in youth ministry, we've realized something--guys and girls are different. And significantly so, at that. So rather than the usual...

The first book ‘Take care of my sheep’, deals with what it really means to be a pastor. Jethro’s first piece of advice to Moses was: “You must be the people’s representative before God” (Exodus 18:19).

It talks about your identity as a pastor? How you view your calling? How does being a...

The second advice Jethro gives his son-in-law Moses is: “Teach them the decrees and laws”. In our contemporary language this means: preach to them the Word of God. Teaching and preaching are intertwined in the Bible and so Moses has the task of preaching. Today preaching is seen as one of the...

This part is about the third word of advice Jethro offers Moses, in which he says: ‘show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave’ (Exodus 18:20). Here, Jethro is talking about the task of teaching the people of God. Teaching focuses on the practical application in daily life of...

I wrote this chapter on pastoral care, bearing in mind that different countries and cultures have different understandings of what pastoral care involves. Culture often has a huge influence on how pastoral care is given. In western cultures there is usually a high degree of openness between a...

Wherever people come to faith, they begin to meet together and form a faith community. This began with the first Christians who came to faith on the Day of Pentecost. They came together in each other’s homes not only to receive teaching from the Scriptures and to pray, but also “to fellowship”(...

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