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The Word is life

Somewhere in Somalia, Christians risk their lives to read the Bible. After sunset, a brave disciple retrieves a hidden Bible from a cave, sneaks…

Bible 101

The Word is Spirit

Sometimes I like to think about the connection between eternal treasure, the words of the Bible, and the work of the Spirit. In the…

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The Word is a sword

My friend Ben realized he had forgotten his Bible when we were a state and a half away from home on the way to…

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The Word is a seed

I told Ricardo, one of my soccer teammates, about a Bible app that people at my church loved. A year later he said, “Mike,…

Bible 101

Seed, sword, Spirit, life

For those who are new to the Old and New Testaments, the Bible might seem like an encyclopedia, a dry and dusty text that…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t just get by

A famous superhero claims that his shield is made from the strongest metal on earth. Nothing can break it! In Ephesians 6:16, the apostle…

Bible 101

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…

Life’s Challenges

Guardrails

Over a decade ago, I heard a brilliant teaching on the need for adding rules to the Bible. If that sounds bad, it wasn’t….

Bible 101

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?…

Living My Faith

Dispel our doubts

Fill in the blank to describe this well-known Bible character: ________ Thomas. I bet you got it: Doubting Thomas. He wasn’t there that first…

Life’s Challenges

Spiritual food

What is the most unique thing you have ever eaten? Let me take you to the island of Antigua. I was there on a…

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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…