Are We Amusing Ourselves to Death?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Neil Postman’s 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death is about the negative effects of television […]

The Lord’s Supper – The Command

Reading Time: 5 minutes A number of years ago, Erwin Lutzer, former pastor of Moody Church in Chicago, wrote […]

Pilgrims, Puritans, and Thanksgiving

Reading Time: 4 minutes A Brief History On December 11, 1620, the Pilgrims arrived in what would become Plymouth, […]

Biblical Hermeneutics

Reading Time: 13 minutes The word hermeneutics comes from the Greek word which means “to interpret.” Hermeneutics is the […]

3 Resources to Teach Children About the Bible

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I approach a storybook that seeks to teach children about Bible, I’m curious about […]

The Irrationality of Spiritual Leadership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Part 6 in JJ Routley’s Leadership in Joshua series. See part 5 here. irrational leadership Today’s […]

How to Resolve Personality Conflicts within the Church

Reading Time: 5 minutes A number of years ago, while I was speaking at a conference, I asked my […]

The Authority of the Old Testament Law in the New Testament Church

Reading Time: 6 minutes One word that we can use to describe the culture around us, including much of […]

The Best Leaders Learn from the Past to Impact the Future

Reading Time: 3 minutes Part 5 in JJ Routley’s Leadership in Joshua series. See part 4 here. Today’s reading: Joshua 4:1-24. Key […]

“Tolle Lege”: The Enduring Legacy of John Calvin’s Institutes

Reading Time: 6 minutes “Our wisdom, insofar as it ought to be deemed true and solid wisdom, consists almost […]

Where Leaders Come From

Reading Time: 4 minutes Part 4 in JJ Routley’s Leadership in Joshua series. See part 3 here. Today’s reading: Joshua 3:1-17. Key […]

Overlooking the Obvious

Reading Time: 6 minutes This article was originally published in the Spring 2006 issue of Journey Magazine. The Great […]

Pain and Shame for Gain

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2 Tim. 1:8-14 Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord nor […]

Leadership Lessons from a Prostitute

Reading Time: 3 minutes Part 3 in JJ Routley’s Leadership in Joshua series. See part 2 here. Today’s reading: Joshua 2:8-21. Key […]

Meet the Puritans: A Review

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article was originally published in the Summer 2009 issues of Journey Magazine. Who Were […]

Teaching Tips: Rock Your Routines

Reading Time: 3 minutes Repetition Isn’t Always Bad We tend to think that repetition is boring, and sometimes that’s […]

Leaders, Trust Your Followers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Part 2 in the Joshua and Leadership Series. Read part 1 here. Today’s reading: Joshua 2:1-24. Key verses: Joshua […]

How Do Church Leaders in Training Write Papers?

Reading Time: 2 minutes A summary of BB Warfields excellent address to the students of Princeton, 1911. To do […]

Family Discipleship – A Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home Through Time, Moments, & Milestones by Matt Chandler & Adam […]

On Leading and Following

Reading Time: 3 minutes Part 1 in JJ Routley’s Joshua and Leadership Series. Today’s reading: Joshua 1:1-18. Key verses: Joshua 1:7-9. The […]

How Should I Study the Bible?

Reading Time: 3 minutes While it ought to be the goal of every believer to “accurately handle the word […]

St. Agnes of Montepulciano

Reading Time: 4 minutes Stained Glass Witnesses: A Continuing Series As it has been some time since our last […]

Wood You Believe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hands placed the baby in a manger.  The manger was likely made of wood and […]

The Cloth that Binds

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bound by cloth, he appeared so helpless. Bound by cloth, he also appeared to have […]

What if Christmas…

Reading Time: < 1 minute What if Christmas were just the baby in the manger. A couple of astonished shepherds. […]

In the Grasp

Reading Time: 2 minutes “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, […]

For Unto Us a Child King with the Government Upon His Shoulders Is Born

Reading Time: 11 minutes From Darkness in Isaiah 8 … The darkness of ch. 8 of Isaiah, especially the […]

Refugee in Egypt

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you follow the news for any length of time, you will eventually come across […]

Thanksgiving: A Call to Praise

Reading Time: 3 minutes Psalm 95 is an invitation to be thankful to God. Thinking through it on Thanksgiving day, […]

The Biblical Purpose of Education

Reading Time: 7 minutes Although the Bible does not explicitly lay out God’s perfect vision for education in extensive […]

1995 Turns 25: The Renaissance of Contemporary Christian Music

Reading Time: 7 minutes I enjoy Christian music (a bold thing to say for a Christian, I know).  Like […]

Wittenberg Reminiscences

Reading Time: 6 minutes During my tenure as a teacher in Virginia, I had the privilege of chaperoning our […]

Hope Beyond 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes 2020 has been a year that has shattered all expectations and shown that our modern […]

Caring for Others through Music

Reading Time: 4 minutes Music to Console In March of each year, members of the Emmaus Ensemble pack up […]

Following Christ in Freedom

Reading Time: 5 minutes Friends of Emmaus, I hope many of you will remember us: Dan and Cyndi Williams […]

Ireland’s Own: Fr. Michael Browne, Master General, O.P.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The second small window in the Marble Chapel inscribes Father Michael Browne, the 81st Master […]

Most Reverend Emmanuel Suarez, Master General O.P.

Reading Time: 4 minutes As we continue our exploration of the “stained glass witnesses” in the Marble Chapel here […]

A Christian Exploration of Two Science Fiction Classics

Reading Time: 6 minutes Lexi Taylor wrote this paper for the course Science Fiction through the Lens of Theology.

Choosing Joy

Reading Time: 2 minutes On March 6, the Emmaus Ensemble embarked on our annual spring break tour to build up and encourage the body of Christ. We had the privilege of visiting Galena Bible Church in Illinois, Rice Lake Bible Chapel and Trott Brook Gospel Hall in Minnesota, and Country Bible Church and Wauwatosa Bible Chapel in Wisconsin.

Well Might the Sun in Darkness Hide

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is striking about Matthew’s account of crucifixion is the number of supernatural events that accompany the final three hours and the death of Jesus (Matt. 27:45-54). The sky turned dark at midday. The curtain in the temple was ripped in two. There was an earthquake. Tombs were opened and some of the dead came to life. This is what happened when the Sinless One was made sin; when the Lord of Glory was crucified; when the Author of Life died. The created order was testifying that something of unparalleled magnitude was taking place to the Creator himself. Let’s reflect on the first of these events.

The Triumphs of the Crucified Messiah

Reading Time: 5 minutes Christians linger often and long at the cross. But we should also gaze at the empty tomb and our hearts be lifted in amazement at the power of God at work on our behalf.

Observe the Clouds

Reading Time: 5 minutes After a while of staring into the heavens, it hits you… He created it all – the sun, the moon, the stars. He is higher than we are. He is greater than we are. In Him all things consist and are held together. The cosmos was created by an almighty God, a personal God, who controls all things—and that God wants to have a relationship with his creation.

Easter Cannot Be Cancelled

Reading Time: 3 minutes We live in confusing and uncertain times. Lately it seems every day we open our […]

Calming the Winds of Chaos and Crisis

Reading Time: 5 minutes Jesus calms our fears and speaks peace into our hearts, even (especially) in times of crisis.

St. John of Cologne

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you enter the Marble Chapel (from the main rear entrance) and look up to […]

Stained Glass Witnesses

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Marble Chapel here at Emmaus Bible College is an impressive room to be in: […]

Health, Suffering, and Death

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adapted from an article Dr. Daniel Smith wrote for Journey Magazine in Spring 2014. Dr. Smith went home to be with the Lord on February 19th of 2020. Read about his life and legacy here: https://www.emmaus.edu/blog-standard/emmaus-mourns-the-loss-beloved-chancellor-and-former-president-dr-daniel-h-smith

Loving Your Neighbor

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I first met the woman who would later become my wife, her desire was […]

While Walking With Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes While walking with Jesus, I have been hurt, attacked, confused, and broken, but never by […]

America Was Founded as a ________ Nation

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the Pilgrims … “America was founded as a Christian nation.” “America was founded on […]

A Prayer for the New Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lord God, Father of new beginnings, fresh starts, and recommitments, we bow in your presence […]

’Tis The Season To Be Vulnerable

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scriptures present the miracle of Emmanuel, God with us, from a multitude of viewpoints […]

The Flight of Death’s Dark Shadows

Reading Time: 4 minutes John 1:4 – “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” […]

God Speaks to Darkness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Joel Carter Some have said that John 1:1-18 is the best literary prologue of all […]

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes It doesn’t take a lot of insight to notice that there is something terribly wrong […]

Shepherds

Reading Time: 3 minutes Something that I have wondered about the Christmas story is this: Why were the shepherds […]

Longing for the Messiah – Simeon of Luke 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes Arthur Manning Jesus Presented at the Temple And when the time came for their purification […]

Christmas – It’s All in the Hands

Reading Time: 4 minutes Is Christmas a matter of the heart?  The mind?  The soul?  The spirit?  Yes to […]

The Calling to Care: Remembering Those Who Led You

Reading Time: 5 minutes John Walker The author of Hebrews wrote, “Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of […]

Music for Personal Devotion and Prayer

Reading Time: 6 minutes For the common things of every day, God gave men words in the ordinary way.For […]

My View of God

Reading Time: 2 minutes This article by Mr. Glock was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Journey Magazine.

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Why “The Things Concerning Himself” is Still Our Motto, Pt. 2

Reading Time: 5 minutes Editor’s note: The following article was originally delivered as a Discover Emmaus chapel message on […]

Why “The Things Concerning Himself” is Still Our Motto, pt. 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes Editor’s note: The following article was originally delivered as a Discover Emmaus chapel message on […]

Marriage and Family

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ed. Note: This article was originally published in the Spring 2014 issue of Journey Magazine, reprinted here with permission by the author.

Is There Such a Thing as “Christian Archaeology”?

Reading Time: 5 minutes This past summer I had the pleasure and privilege of participating in the excavations conducted […]

Cages

Reading Time: 5 minutes Which is worse: the cages society puts us in or the cages we put ourselves in?