Engage Kids with the Bible Before They Can Read
June 11th, 2018

Engage Kids with the Bible Before They Can Read

Michael Foust

The first time I read the Bible to my oldest child, he tried to eat it. Mind you, he was barely a year old and was teething, and the colorful Bible board book I was holding did resemble every colorful object in his ...

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Reading Scripture with all the Languages of the World
May 21st, 2018

Reading Scripture with all the Languages of the World

Bryan Park

Several weeks ago, I visited the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. As I walked through an exhibition hall full of historical Bibles and replicas, I heard recordings of Scriptures being played through the speakers. To my surprise, they were in many different languages—I heard psalms in Hebrew ...

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How to Find a Companion for Your Scripture Reading
May 14th, 2018

How to Find a Companion for Your Scripture Reading

Michael Dechane

One afternoon around lunch one of my oldest and best friends walked up to my desk at work with a book. Without preamble, he handed it to me, already opened to page 8, and said, “I think you should read this.” I did. In the space of the next ...

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How to Pray Before You Read the Bible
March 12th, 2018

How to Pray Before You Read the Bible

Lydia Sheldon

When I first started reading the Bible regularly, I read in energetic bursts. I read because I felt I needed to. It seemed that every few verses, God was speaking to me. I would press my finger to the page, running it over a line of text, as if ...

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How to Uncover the Delight of Bible Reading
February 5th, 2018

How to Uncover the Delight of Bible Reading

Rosalie J. Karjala

In September, I embraced the inevitable. Summer was ending—the light narrowing and slanting toward autumn. Each year we New Englanders welcome the change while bracing for another winter. We look forward to the first nip of frost, the crunch of a freshly picked apple, the sweet aroma of wood ...

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Hurricane Harvey: How to Remember Alongside Those Who Are Hurting
September 25th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey: How to Remember Alongside Those Who Are Hurting

Rev. Carrie Graham

The sun was shining outside my window. But in the area of Texas known as the Golden Triangle, the week was all about survival. “Carrie, I’m scared. We’re on the second floor.” This chilling text from my aunt sent me into high alert. “House flooded. ...

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The Best Bible Reading Resources
August 21st, 2017

The Best Bible Reading Resources

Christina Miller

I often feel both inundated with information and at a loss of how to find what I need. The same holds true for Scripture engagement. What are helpful resources? Where can I find them? Heres a roundup of some of my favorites. Since we each have specific needs and ...

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How to Be Nourished by God’s Word
August 7th, 2017

How to Be Nourished by God’s Word

Ann-Margret Hovsepian

In C.S. Lewis’ fantastic Chronicles of Narnia , the description of the arrival of Spring—prompted by the approach of the great Aslan—always gives me a thrill. Peter, Susan and Lucy head out to find the King and their search is rewarded. The forces of evil that locked the ...

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