Memorizing Scripture: How to Make God’s Word Part of You
August 13th, 2017

Memorizing Scripture: How to Make God’s Word Part of You

Peter Edman

Memorization has been on my mind and on my task list recently—including preparing a list of the top ten Bible passages everyone should memorize. One candidate for that top-ten list of memory verses is Pauls reminder in Philippians 4:8 to fill your mind with those things that are good. ...

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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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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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Why Genres in the Bible Matter
April 3rd, 2017

Why Genres in the Bible Matter

John D. Barry

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

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How to Be Honest with God and Find Deeper Healing
January 17th, 2017

How to Be Honest with God and Find Deeper Healing

Dana Ergenbright

It can be easy to connect with God and spend time reading the Bible when we feel peaceful and happy with everything in our lives. But what do we do when pain and loss have slammed into us, when our lives and hearts are a chaotic mess? It can ...

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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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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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