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Archive for the ‘Scripture’ Category

On the Public Reading of Scripture

May 10, 2014

In 1 Timothy 4:13 Paul tells Timothy to “give attention to the public reading of Scripture.” The public reading of long sections of Scriptures was an essential practice in the early church. The church came together on the first day of the week for worship. They sang, prayed, gave, listened to teaching, observed the Lord’s […]

A Word in Favor of Psalms

April 6, 2014

We probably do not consider it much but we need good art.  We need poetry and song.  We need beautiful things that move us and motivate us.  We need lyrics that speak to our hearts.  God understands this and so he gives us exactly what we need.  We find poetry and song scattered throughout the […]

The Power of Story

October 10, 2013

The Bible is not just a book of facts, it is a book of stories. One story after another fill the pages of Scripture. All these smaller stories add up to tell one big story, the story of a loving God who deeply cares about humanity. Every story is meaningful. Every story is human. The […]

Musings

June 14, 2013

Christians in the Media The people over at Christ and Pop Culture have shared a great video of Ira Glass, host of This American Life, sharing his thoughts on how Christians are portrayed in the media. You might be surprised by what he has to say. Check out According to Ira Glass, Christians Aren’t So Bad […]

Alexander Campbell on Reading the Bible

September 15, 2010

“I have endeavored to read the Scriptures as though no one had read them before me, and I am as much on my guard against reading them today, through the medium of my own views yesterday, or a week ago, as I am against being influenced by any foreign name, authority, or system whatever.” Alexander […]

Bible Meditation Schedule

December 3, 2009

“Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.” (Jer. 15:16) Several times in the Bible the metaphor of eating is used in relation to God’s word.  It is not […]

Words

August 22, 2009

Our world is filled with words.  Words on TV, radio, newspapers, and billboards.  Words at school, work, city hall, and Washington.  How many of these words can we count on?  Most of us would probably answer “Not many!”  Words are often used for seductiveness and not truthfulness.  For instance, one might name a new housing […]

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