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How Poetry Enhanced My Bible Reading
June 14th, 2016

How Poetry Enhanced My Bible Reading

Jen Pollock Michel

I rang in 2016 with rest, not resolution. Instead of agreeing to new work deadlines, I replenished my creative energies by experimenting in the kitchen and finishing a couple of novels. I even read a poem or two every day as the new year, like a fresh flag, unfurled.  ...

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What Last Days in the Desert Taught Me About Jesus’ Humanity
June 7th, 2016

What Last Days in the Desert Taught Me About Jesus' Humanity

Christina Miller

Last week I took the train from Philadelphia to New York to see Last Days in the Desert , a new film written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia about Jesus temptation in the wilderness. Garcia focuses on Jesus journey out of the desert toward Jerusalem, adding in an ...

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How to Read the Bible’s Difficult Passages
May 31st, 2016

How to Read the Bible’s Difficult Passages

Theron Huff

Ever have one of those moments where you read a passage and cannot believe its actually in Scripture? Keep reading and youre sure to find one—whether its Jesus teaching about hating our brother or sister, Elisha and the bears, or God commanding the slaughter of a nation, there are ...

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What Do God’s Names Mean in the Bible?
May 24th, 2016

What Do God's Names Mean in the Bible?

Linda K. Bridges 

Vladimir Putin. Osama bin Laden. Mother Teresa. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mahatma Gandhi. These names conjure up images in our minds of faces, reputations, famous words spoken, infamous acts done. These images blitz through our memories, chilling us, or inspiring and challenging our hearts—all within seconds of the mere ...

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Get the Most Out of the Bible’s Boring Parts
May 17th, 2016

Get the Most Out of the Bible's Boring Parts

Christina Miller

A number of times in my life, I have enthusiastically set out to read the whole Bible. Not just a couple Psalms with breakfast, not just a few motivational verses or Pauls shorter letters. The whole Bible—start to finish, including everything in the middle. I wanted to be well-versed ...

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3 Helpful Questions to Engage with Any Bible Passage
May 10th, 2016

3 Helpful Questions to Engage with Any Bible Passage

Randy Petersen

Youre sitting down for some much-needed Bible study. You really want to dig into a passage, but where do you start? You read the text and ask for a divine download of inspiration. But what then? Or maybe youve gathered with a group of Christian friends to study ...

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Stations of the Cross: Bringing the Bible to Life
May 3rd, 2016

Stations of the Cross: Bringing the Bible to Life

Christina Miller

I dont always see Christ around me, especially in my daily grind. My workdays normally involve grabbing a cup of coffee, plugging away at deadlines and bantering with coworkers. Most of the time I am focused on the task, or person, right in front of me. I often lose ...

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What Does the Bible Say About Earth Day?
April 26th, 2016

What Does the Bible Say About Earth Day?

Robin Shreeves

Nature has always been the primary way God grabs my attention and shows me he exists. When the heavens declare the glory of God on a sparkling starry night, in the vibrancy of a technicolor sunset or in the whistle of crazy winds before a harsh storm, I hear ...

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