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Bible 101

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

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When we stop practicing

Years ago, a student who had graduated from the Christian high school where I taught shared that she was struggling with her faith. “Don’t…

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Your pain plan: Dial 5-1-1

The next time you’re in pain, I would advise you to dial 5-1-1. That’s my shorthand way of reminding you to open your Bible…

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What will I look like?

Do you remember when you were a child and saw a present under the Christmas tree and tried to figure out what was in…

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Grow in God’s wisdom

“Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, both low and high, rich and poor alike: My mouth will speak…

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Naked & no shame

It is the kind of verse that makes children snicker. Or it makes groomsmen giggle. Maturity doesn’t always accompany age. “Adam and his wife…

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Shine the light on your words and thoughts

“Whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done…

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Strong tree

Ancient shipbuilders would prepare the masts for their ships long before installing them. They would go to the forest and find an appropriate tree….

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Wanted: Dead (to be made alive)

There was a baptism at our church recently. Cute little girl in a fancy little dress. She had a bow in her hair. She…

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Your (extra)ordinary Bible

About 125 years ago, most scholars thought the Bible was filled with extraordinary words. The Greek New Testament has about five thousand different words,…

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King by force

I always wondered why the Bible numbered only men in the feeding of the five thousand. The Jewish culture was a patriarchal society, a…

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A hole and the whole

Recently, our 16-year-old son got his first phone. (Yes, we lean slightly toward the old-school way of life. . . . We also still…

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God’s weird (but beautiful) Word

Psalm 133 might be the weirdest/most beautiful analogy in the Bible. It says that living in unity with God’s people “is like precious oil…