Got Questions Ministries seeks to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing Biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence.
On the day of writing, Got Questions had answered 659,442 Bible questions. The homepage of the website shows you the number of questions answered and an opportunity to search for a subject or specific question. The homepage also has links to their ‘Top 20 Questions’, the 100 newest articles, and their ‘Top 20 Articles’.
Further down the homepage, there is an opportunity to subscribe to their ‘Question of the Week’.
The approach chosen to answer the questions takes a short article format. This normally includes a video with graphics and the article spoken over the graphics. Each article concludes with a summary, plus recommended resources and related topics links.
Got Questions does not have a statement of faith as such, but has a mission statement that includes the distinction that they are ‘Christian, Protestant, evangelical, theologically conservative, and non-denominational’.
Answers from the Bible
On reading some of the articles and even using the website myself from time to time, they are careful to deliberately steer clear of opinion or conjecture. Got Questions, as far as I can determine, only look to provide Biblically-based answers for the many questions they have received and answered. I do not doubt that the Got Questions staff are thorough in their pursuit of Biblical truth.
In their ‘About Us’ blurb, they state that their answers are ‘reviewed for Biblical and theological accuracy’ by their staff, and include a link to the plethora of seminaries and universities from which their staff have achieved Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorates.
Naturally, with the sheer number of questions and answers available, there are all sorts of questions along a broad spectrum of topics. For example, their ‘Top 20’ questions include ‘Do pets/animals go to Heaven? Do pets/animals have souls?’ all the way to ‘What does the Bible say about sex before marriage?’
All in all, Got Questions should prove a great resource for church leaders and congregation alike.
THE BIBLE RECAP
By D-Group http://www.thebiblerecap.com
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The Bible Recap is a short daily podcast (approx. 8 minutes) hosted by Tara-Leigh Cobble and aims to highlight and summarise that day’s Bible reading in a casual, easy to understand way.
The Bible Recap goes through the Bible chronologically and we jump in on Day 207, which is Isaiah 40–43. This is The Bible Recap’s third year of reading the whole Bible chronologically and Cobble’s tenth time of doing so.
Cobble lives in Dallas, Texas and is an author, radio host and founder of D-Group; a network of men’s and women’s discipleship and Bible study groups that meet weekly in homes around the world.
This episode begins with Cobble summarising the last episode and moving on in the chronological reading plan. Cobble goes chapter by chapter giving a well-rounded, in-depth summary of the chapter(s) for that day.
This podcast is accessible to everyone, no matter their level of education or theological understanding. Cobble has a brilliant way of communicating what the passage is about without sounding like she is giving a lecture. Cobble also manages to leave you wanting more. She delivers the story in a way that almost compels you to listen to the following episode to hear what happens next.
For those who struggle with keeping up with a Bible plan or reading the Bible at all, I think could benefit from this podcast. It follows the overarching story of Scripture as it happens and even though it is only eight minutes long (which is rather short in comparison to most podcasts), it is jam-packed full of context and teaching.
Jordan Brown is part of New Life Church in Biggin Hill and is training to be a pastor.