David Barshinger has a Ph.D. in Church History/Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), where he wrote on Jonathan Edwards’ engagement with the book of Psalms. He has served with the Jonathan Edwards Center at TEDS and Christ on Campus Initiative, and he is currently teaching as an adjunct professor. David lives in Illinois with his wife, Allison, and their four children.
When we call sin what it really is, we can embrace truth, and life can spring again.
The early evangelical movement in America and around the world was significantly impacted by a 20-something David Brainerd.
You can serve God even when you don't work for Him.
With all the distractions knocking at our door, we need to discipline ourselves to center our perspective on the Triune God.
A free computer hints at a too-often-overlooked grace greater than we can imagine.
Companions don’t always make good friends. David noticed the difference in Proverbs — and in his life.
Evangelism isn't about filling a quota. It's about taking a risk and loving those who need the grace of God as much as you do.
I must always be unsatisfied with my progress in holiness, but satisfied with God's sufficient grace.
Good insurance and financial planning offer a degree of security. But true security is found elsewhere.
Communicating your faith is not a science. The very nature of telling the message of Jesus Christ to people requires sensitivity, discernment, and variation in style.
My approach to God ultimately shapes my approach to other people and to this temporal world.
If you want God to answer your prayers, you need to pray the right way?
To move there? How to pay for it? What about insurance? Should I date her? What's my ministry? Ah, we need a little help here.
If we orient our hearts toward Christ, we will easily release our grasp on material attachments so that others might experience God's incomparable love.
Health in this world is not "truly life." It is merely postponed death.
A candid talk about singleness from a couple who spent most of their lives as singles.
God calls us to be diligent, not divine.
Guilt is a gift, a form of God's grace to expose me to my true self and force me to take seriously my sin.
I was standing in the Chicago O'Hare Airport early one morning waiting to pick up a friend when I overheard two men chatting about Christians ...
How can we possibly be holy enough to see the living God?
When injustice is most acute, too often it seems He's nowhere to be found.
Thank God by curtailing your craving for too much.
How do we Christians respond to charges of being heartless, anti-science, even enemies of progress?
The church today is filled with diversity, which often breeds conflict. The Trinity may provide us the key to resolution.
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