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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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Not lost in translation

I consulted with a group of Christians in the former East Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. Democracy was beginning to take…

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Don’t get too attached

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have become legendary as benchmarks for violent depravity and the drastic punishment brought upon them by God. Though…

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Prayer changes me

Where in your life has prayer made the biggest difference? Yes, prayer changes things. But God holds interest beyond things. He has his eye—and…

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They felt it

These poor fellas never got past Saturday. Maybe it was Monday when they were walking back to Emmaus, but they were feeling like it…

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Abide with me

The risen Lord Jesus gave an extraordinary gift to two disciples from his wider acquaintance, to a man named Cleopas and his friend. Without…

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Easter is about/for real events

The most frequently used words in John’s account of Easter morning is . . . “saw” or “looked” (John 20:1-20). Mary saw the stone…

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Easter is about/for real places

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem is believed by most scholars to mark the actual tomb of Jesus. This church was built…

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Easter is about/for real people

Easter is more than a story. It’s history. Because history is about real people, places, and things, which are exactly what we find in…

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Convinced by witnesses

The resurrection wasn’t proved by forensic science. The empty tomb gave up only so many clues. Those on the scene came to different conclusions…

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Show of force

When tensions rise among nations and their differences are not settled, what can often happen is they resort to a show of force. It…

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Memorial stones

I’m a visual person, and I bet you are too. When I receive a gift from a friend, I like to display it where…

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I’m hungry to learn, Lord

All educators will tell you that it’s never too late to learn. They love growing in knowledge and want to encourage people of all…