Category Archives: Bible

Five Steps to Take On Every Page of Your Bible

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Sometimes I forget that the Bible is not a textbook. The thousands of books written to help us interpret the Bible, like commentaries, dictionaries, and resources on systematic theology and hermeneutics, will never be as powerful as the Word of … Continue reading

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Communication: NPR, Facebook, The Declaration of Independence and the Bible

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Communication is not as easy as it seems. We each speak, write and interpret words based on our experience, education, opinions, and temperament. Without understanding the individual who is communicating or the context from which the message arises, the possibilities for … Continue reading

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The Greatest Mystery

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Mysteries are enticing, aren’t they? A good mystery novel gives us just enough information to work out who-done-it, but disguises it perfectly so we’re surprised. The world’s greatest mysteries are tackled in theology or philosophy classrooms. Who is God? Who am … Continue reading

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Inheritance for Everyone

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When the Bible records the inheritance given to daughters, I pay attention. I’m used to reading a Bible steeped in a patriarchal culture, therefore it is full of the names, escapades and inheritances of men. Except for two places where … Continue reading

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Blind Spots

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The Chicago Tribune has featured recent articles on cultural blind spots. “That is, everyone is missing a cultural puzzle piece – a movie, a TV show, a museum, a play, a record, etc..” I’m not too worried about missing a … Continue reading

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If Our Bibles Beeped

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I’m guessing that you have been mightily tempted to check your phone while driving, or during a meeting, or while talking with someone, simply because it alerts you to the fact that you have a new text or there is … Continue reading

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Notes From an Old Bible – Part 2

In my last post, I recorded verses that were important to me out of the Old Testament of a very well used Bible. Now it’s the New Testament’s turn. Here are some underlined New Testament passages. “Therefore do not worry … Continue reading

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Notes From an Old Bible

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For years I loved my big NIV Study Bible, and I felt free to underline, write notes, and generally make it my own. Unfortunately, half of Genesis fell out of the book, and I had to move on to a … Continue reading

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What a Bizarre Bible Story Teaches us about God’s Word

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Has anyone ever advised you that God had informed them that you should do or stop doing something in particular? If it’s advice that you have asked for from a trustworthy Christian friend, that kind of input may be helpful. … Continue reading

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Three Reasons to Study Your Bible

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“Why study the Bible?” may seem like a silly question, especially if you’re a person who studies the Bible often, but it’s worth considering. Bible study can become a dry or optional habit if we’re not coming to God’s Word … Continue reading

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