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Bible Translations: Reading God’s Words for the First Time
November 15th, 2016

Bible Translations: Reading God’s Words for the First Time

Becky Silva

It was a five-hour trek by car up to the tiny village of Basar in the Himalayan Mountains of northeast India. The road was unpaved and rocky. I never get sick when I travel, but I couldnt help but feel queasy. My companion was Reverend Gode Doke, a small ...

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Hacksaw Ridge: An Unexpected Love Story
November 8th, 2016

Hacksaw Ridge: An Unexpected Love Story

Christina Miller

It is really a love story, Mel Gibson told an interviewer on the red carpet. He twisted his long white beard, looked pensive, and then quoted Jesus: Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends (John 15:13 NKJV). After taking ...

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All Saints’ Day: Remembering the Faithful Who Have Died
November 1st, 2016

All Saints’ Day: Remembering the Faithful Who Have Died

Christina Miller

A week after my close friend unexpectedly passed away, I found myself sitting on the hard wood pews of my church. Los Angeles was suffering through a hot spell in early November. Steamy haze rose from the pavement when I walked across the parking lot, making the air smell ...

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How to Read the Bible Out Loud and Hear God Speak
October 25th, 2016

How to Read the Bible Out Loud and Hear God Speak

Christina Miller

The first time I heard Reverend Anne read Scripture, she stood in the elevated pulpit at the front of the church. A petite woman, she wore a thick linen robe and a colorful stole. She quietly opened a Bible, folded her hands, and took a long pause—longer than I ...

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I Got a Bible, Now What?
October 18th, 2016

I Got a Bible, Now What?

Christina Miller

Many people are interested in reading the Bible, but dont know where to start. Maybe you read the article, How the Bible Can Become Your Most Well Loved Book , and picked just the right edition. You selected a Bible for your purpose—devotional reading, studying, bringing to a ...

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From Slavery to Freedom: The Path to Redemption
October 11th, 2016

From Slavery to Freedom: The Path to Redemption

Sarah Christmyer

Cross is a short word of only five letters, but break it apart and it contains the whole story of the Bible. C.R.O.S.S. — C reation, R edemption, O ne nation, S eparation, S alvation. The story of the Bible is our story, too, ...

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Ignatian Contemplation: How to Read the Bible with Your Imagination
October 4th, 2016

Ignatian Contemplation: How to Read the Bible with Your Imagination

Christina Miller

I heard that Jesus would be here today. His name was spreading like locusts through the seaport villages of Galilee. It was accompanied by words like healer , teacher , prophet , some even said Messiah . For the first time in years I felt ...

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How to Read the Bible so It Transforms You
September 27th, 2016

How to Read the Bible so It Transforms You

Christina Miller

Have you ever read a book at just the right time? Every now and again, I come across a piece of fiction that speaks directly to me. The themes and characters give me insight and wisdom. The writing challenges my presumptions, prompting me to take action. It answers my ...

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