We are called to imitate God—to be holy like him. It can seem like a daunting amount of growth. But just like in our other deep relationships, time together will cause you to grow together. Here is an encouraging article on this growth from the Couple’s Devotional Bible. But just…

Paul has a lot to say about not being conceited. It can be really easy to elevate ourselves above others—especially when we are called to bear one another’s burdens. Before you go patting yourself on the back, read this excerpt from the Mentor Commentary Series. TRANSLATION The Mentor Commentary Series:…

Olive Tree Windows Update

It has been a long, long road! We are so happy to announce a major update for the Olive Tree Bible App for Windows. If you’re one of our Windows users—thanks for sticking with us! It took a lot of work to get this app to match our iOS, Android,…

Augustine Gregory Matthew

D.H. Williams is professor of religion in patristics and historical theology at Baylor University and the author of Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism. The following is an excerpt from Matthew: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators, part of The Church’s Bible commentary series. It features the reflections of Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine on…

Is the flesh inherently sinful?

According to Western liturgical tradition, February 21st is Shrove Tuesday, also known as Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Carnival, or (if you’re Polish or simply fond of giant jelly donuts) Paczki Day. It marks one last day for liturgical Christians to revel in the “pleasures of the flesh” before they descend…

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