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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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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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Four Suggestions for Reading the Bible in 2016

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It’s a good New Year’s resolution: Read the Bible this year.  Maybe you’ve tried it before and haven’t gotten too far, or maybe you’re familiar with the Bible and yet reading it feels like trying to put together a complex jigsaw … Continue reading

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Bible Translation Rumination

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Have you tried to buy a new Bible lately?  The choices are dizzying. I have at least a dozen physical Bibles, in seven different translations, within my reach right at this moment.  There are probably at least as many on other bookshelves in the house.  If my … Continue reading

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God is Active in Your Life…Whether You Know it or Not

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The book of Esther is one of the best reads in the Bible.  If you haven’t read it, I highly encourage it.  The book never mentions God,  prayer, or any overtly religious practice, yet it tells a story that can … Continue reading

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Framing a Stroke – Which Frame?

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How should I look at my experience with a stroke?  My recovery has been excellent, but the truth that I had a stroke still stands.  It’s disturbing. I come face to face with the age old question: If there is a God, … Continue reading

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When God Contradicts Himself

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Let’s face it.  There are aspects of God’s Word that are very confusing.  Some passages are just plain weird and others seem contradictory.  For those of us who believe that the Bible is God’s inerrant word in the original manuscripts … Continue reading

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Applying God’s Ancient Promises Today

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God promised Abraham a nation and the Promised Land.  He delivered. God assured Moses that Pharaoh would let his people go.  So it happened. The prophet Samuel, at God’s command, anointed a shepherd boy king of Israel.  David became Israel’s greatest king and … Continue reading

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Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and a Mid-life Crisis: A Guide to Reading the Bible

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Do you ever struggle to understand  individual books, chapters or verses of the Bible? Most of us do.  The sixty-six books of the Bible were written over roughly 1500 years by many different authors in three ancient languages, and the books … Continue reading

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