What happens when you read the Bible in an art museum
March 18th, 2019

What happens when you read the Bible in an art museum

Catherine Ricketts

Sometimes in my Bible-reading, I desire to slow down in order to imaginatively enter a single scene or to deeply consider a single theological idea. In moments like these, visual art is a welcome companion, for it captivates my imagination and slows me to a meditative pace. ...

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How Marriage Changed the Way I Read the Bible
February 25th, 2019

How Marriage Changed the Way I Read the Bible

Catherine Ricketts

Before I was married, I read the Bible nearly every morning. It was a ritual I had developed as a teenager that carried on into my adult life. I often woke looking forward to God’s company, found in the words of Scripture. I thought of God as my friend, ...

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Grace for Lapsed Bible Readers
February 4th, 2019

Grace for Lapsed Bible Readers

Catherine Ricketts

For fifteen years, I read the Bible every day. I craved it in the morning like my empty stomach craved breakfast. Then slowly, the cravings stopped. My relationship with the Bible got complicated. Questions arose that I didn’t have the answers for, and the Bible became a source of ...

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The Mark of a True Disciple
January 28th, 2019

The Mark of a True Disciple

Mike Anderson

Surrounded by admirers and enemies, Jesus teaches in the temple. He experiences what most would consider a mark of great success. He proclaims the good news concerning himself, saying, “I am he” (John 8:24, 28 ESV), the one sent from the Father (John 8:16, 29). Then, “As he was ...

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The Case for a Physical Bible
January 7th, 2019

The Case for a Physical Bible

Michael Foust

If you’re like most Americans, you’re on the internet once a day or more. A 2018 Pew Research Center study showed that 77 percent of Americans are in that category. That includes 43 percent who are on the internet several times a day and 26 percent who ...

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The Unexpected Delight of Listening to the Bible
July 2nd, 2018

The Unexpected Delight of Listening to the Bible

Lydia Sheldon

I used to read my Bible every morning with a cup of coffee and a journal full of notes and prayers—a scene worthy of Instagram. That habit of consistent Bible study filled my heart with God’s voice. But I’m not there right now. After a ...

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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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