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How to Uncover the Gift of Being Single
June 26th, 2017

How to Uncover the Gift of Being Single

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

For years, my biggest struggle with being single was the not-knowing. A bit of a control freak, I have struggled to allow this part of my life to remain a mystery. One day, I decided I would choose singleness for myself so I could stop wondering. That ...

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2 Ways My Life Changed by Living Levitically for a Week
June 19th, 2017

2 Ways My Life Changed by Living Levitically for a Week

Joanna Mikhail

Leviticus is one of those books I used to skim over as I read through the Bible. I didn’t understand the laws—many of them felt arbitrary and bizarre. But as I read Psalm 119 I was struck by how the psalmist spoke of delighting in, longing for, and loving ...

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Father’s Day: How to Model God’s Love and Justice
June 12th, 2017

Father’s Day: How to Model God’s Love and Justice

Sam Lufi

Being a father has given me ample opportunity to reconsider my beliefs in light of Scripture. I was coached to be firm with my children: to hold boundaries and enforce obedience. These beliefs were underscored with biblical texts, If you dont punish your children, you dont love them. If ...

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Lectio Divina: How to Pray through the Bible
June 5th, 2017

Lectio Divina: How to Pray through the Bible

Christina Miller

Have you ever read your Bible and felt like the words were speaking directly to you? The passage may have been written centuries ago, but it seemed just as applicable to you today. Perhaps you could identify with Paul’s audience in Corinth or God’s people suffering in Egypt. The ...

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How to Find Freedom from Guilt and Shame in the Psalms
May 29th, 2017

How to Find Freedom from Guilt and Shame in the Psalms

Dr. Kal McAlexander

I sat with a young Marine in my office, his face turned towards the floor. He had lost weight since I saw him last and had dark circles under his eyes. As he shared his story, I heard deep sorrow in his voice. He had miscalculated a situation and ...

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Genre: How to Read the Narrative and Law of the Bible
May 22nd, 2017

Genre: How to Read the Narrative and Law of the Bible

John D. Barry

Genres are categories of literature, each with its own tone and techniques. The Bible uses a handful of genres—narrative and law, prophecy and letters, poetry, and apocalyptic literature. Understanding the genre in which the passage is written can help guide our reading. Follow the Biblical Genre Series ...

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Ethnicity in the Bible: A Closer Look into Jesus’s World
May 15th, 2017

Ethnicity in the Bible: A Closer Look into Jesus’s World

Veronica Podbury

History is strewn with examples of ethnic groups being disregarded, persecuted, or treated as less than human. Tragically, isolated verses from the Bible have been used to justify such atrocities as the slave trade or anti-Semitism. But throughout the Bible we see Gods intention to reach all races and ...

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What Millennials Can Teach Us About Reading the Bible
May 10th, 2017

What Millennials Can Teach Us About Reading the Bible

Christina Miller

There is a lot of buzz about Millennials in the church, and it’s not all good. They lack follow-through. They don’t go to church. They are flighty, entitled and self-absorbed. They want to do things their way or not at all. At the same time, ...

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