Society and Culture

The Bible has much to say about how we live within our social and cultural environment.

Does God Still Speak to Us through Dreams?

By R. L. Wilson / March 19, 2024

There are many examples in Scripture, primarily in the Old Testament, where God has spoken to individuals through dreams. Obvious examples are Joseph (Genesis 37-44) and Daniel (Daniel 2, 7).…

Psalm 25: A Prayer for the New Year

By R. L. Wilson / December 30, 2023

“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes…

The Gifts of Christmas

By R. L. Wilson / December 20, 2023

“The giving of gifts is a natural response to Jesus’ stupendous act of self-giving, when he laid aside his glory and was born into the human race.”[1] What is the…

My Response to God’s Gift

By R. L. Wilson / December 13, 2023

It should come as no surprise to you that we at the John Ankerberg Show would focus our attention on God’s incredible gift as described in John 3:16 during this…

THANKSGIVING AS GOD-CENTEREDNESS: How Paul’s use of the term differs from ours today

By Jeff Pallansch / November 21, 2023

The concept of thanksgiving is mentioned 62 times within the New Testament, and intriguingly, over three-quarters of these mentions occur within Paul’s letters. Paul stands out as the only New…

Psalm 139 – A Prayer of Thanksgiving

By R. L. Wilson / November 15, 2023

A look at Psalm 139 – A Prayer of Thanksgiving Verses 1-6 Dear Omniscient Father, you know everything about me. Even the things I might want to keep hidden from…

Should Christians Support the Modern State of Israel?

By Jeff Pallansch / October 11, 2023

This article explores the question of whether Christians should support the modern state of Israel in light of recent events, particularly a surprise attack by Hamas resulting in fatalities and hostages. The author acknowledges that supporting Israel does not mean endorsing every action or policy, but rather affirming their belief that the land of Israel has been promised to them by God. The article goes on to provide biblical and practical reasons for supporting Israel, and suggests that Christians have a specific call to support Israel as part of their role as the church.

Happy Labor Day

By R. L. Wilson / August 29, 2023

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Labor Day holiday “is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many…

Celebrating Father’s Day in the Book of Proverbs

By Jeff Pallansch / June 13, 2023

Father’s Day is a special day to honor and celebrate the fathers in our lives for their love, support, and guidance. It is a time to appreciate the sacrifices they…

Coming Home Because of Christmas:
How the Exodus Prefigured in Abraham Points to Our Redemption in Christ

By Jeff Pallansch / November 29, 2022

I will never forget that snowy December evening as I sat by myself in an empty hotel restaurant. It was two days before Christmas and my flight from Canada back…

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