Can I Go to Heaven Before Jesus Returns?
January 27th, 2015

Can I Go to Heaven Before Jesus Returns?

Randy Petersen

“I can’t bear the thought of my husband rotting in the grave, just waiting for Jesus to return.” A friend of mine, a widow, was looking for some comfort. She had read that “the dead in Christ shall rise first” at the Second Coming of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16 ...

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Finding the Bible in the Exodus Movie
December 5th, 2014

Finding the Bible in the Exodus Movie

Randy Petersen

What was Moses wearing when he told Pharaoh, “Let my people go”? Even the most brilliant Bible scholar can’t tell you, because the book of Exodus omits that detail. Yet that’s one of many decisions a filmmaker must make, using a combination of historical research, educated guesswork, and imagination. ...

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How do I start reading the Bible?
November 28th, 2014

How do I start reading the Bible?

Randy Petersen

So you want to crack open the Scriptures, but you’re not sure how. The Bible can be daunting, especially to a novice, so here are a few tips to get you started. One day at a time. You won’t become a Bible expert ...

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3 Ways to Celebrate the Bible
November 24th, 2014

3 Ways to Celebrate the Bible

Jennica Stevens

On this International Day of the Bible , it is fitting to get a few facts about the Good Book straight. The Bible is by far the best-selling book of all-time, holding the Guinness World Record for best-selling book of non-fiction. It’s been translated into thousands of ...

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7 Must-Read Bible Passages
November 21st, 2014

7 Must-Read Bible Passages

Jennica Stevens

It’s easy to take the Bible for granted. There’s a Bible on the shelf of most homes, it’s in the drawer of hotels and Scripture references make it into literature, TV shows and movies. But even though the Bible is woven throughout our lives and culture, we often ...

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4 Places to Find Joy in the Bible
November 20th, 2014

4 Places to Find Joy in the Bible

Jennica Stevens

The Bible deals with a lot of tough (and sad!) topics, from the entrance of sin in the book of Genesis to the laments of the prophets in the Old Testament. But throughout Scripture, we also see glimpses of joy—a level of pure happiness that transcends any ...

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6 Scary Moments in the Bible
October 31st, 2014

6 Scary Moments in the Bible

Randy Petersen

Fear not is one of the most common phrases in Scripture. Why? Because people were always getting scared silly! In this season of creepiness, let’s look at some Bible stories that are genuinely fright-worthy, but also kind of weird. Medium Rare (1 Samuel 28) ...

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Why Was David a Good King?
October 28th, 2014

Why Was David a Good King?

Jennica Stevens

The Old Testament is full of stories about kings—from Ahaz to Hezekiah, Solomon to Jehoshaphat. But of all the kings of Israel and Judah, David is the king most people recognize. And for good reason. He slew a giant, gathered a loyal army and sought God’s guidance (most of ...

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