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Want to learn more about the Bible? about God? about Jesus? Dig into these resources for the basics.

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Your activity is not your identity

Years ago I tapped into my Bible nerdery and tried to count all the names that Christians are called in the New Testament. In…

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Temporary residents

While visiting Charleston recently, I heard the unique legend and mystery of former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s grave. Calhoun was buried in Washington…

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You shine!

In the rural hill country of Texas, miles away from city lights, many more stars appear in the night sky. It puts my constellation…

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The uniqueness of Jesus

Decades ago, at a European conference, scholars discussed the world’s religions, wondering if there was anything unique about the Christian faith. Was it prayer?…

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Who does that?

“Who does that?” That question can be a wonderful compliment, like when you hear a story of someone donating their kidney to a total…

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The truth

If I hold up three fingers and ask you, “How many fingers am I holding up?” I’m hoping you say three. It would be…

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Rizzin indeed!

Not too long ago, one of my employees paid me a lovely compliment . . . I think. She told me I had “W…

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None.

When I was studying New Testament Greek at Bible college, I can’t say that I always loved it. Conjugating verbs and translating obscure words…

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Spring = new life

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine on us—so that your ways may be known on…

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Easter earthquake

Some of the worst earthquakes in our world’s history have killed 200,000-300,000 people in each incident. The Bible says there was an earthquake when…

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Truth lasts forever

There is a legend told about a feast thrown by King Darius of Persia (the Daniel and the lions’ den king). He gathered 127…

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An opened mind

While reading a study book on the 23rd Psalm, I was dangerously close to sleepwalking through the entire book. The author’s study questions and…