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Reading the Bible In Context

November 5, 2015

Some friends of mine used to play a game called, “Quotes out of context.” It was a comical game where you took a snippet of what someone said and made them look silly or foolish. It’s quite easy to do. When you quote someone out of context, you can make them say almost anything. One […]

The Living and Active Word

October 5, 2015

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12) Scripture is sometimes referred to as a sword, but what does this mean? When we think […]

On the Public Reading of Scripture

June 11, 2015

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching.” (1 Tim. 4:13) The New Testament does not provide us with a clear picture of what an early Christian worship service looked like. We cannot go to one chapter or one book to find a full description of worship. Instead, […]

My Radical Idea for Bible Classes

November 7, 2014

Each Sunday morning, Christians around the world gather for Bible class. This is a wonderful tradition that has helped to strengthen the faith of believers for many years. Christians agree that God speaks to us through his holy word. We believe that even though the words of Scripture were first written down long ago, God […]

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 […]


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 […]


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