What Paul Never Prayed For
November 18th, 2019

What Paul Never Prayed For

Jennifer Duncan

Last week was Veterans Day and I couldn’t help but remember that day by honoring a late neighbor and reflecting on how our lives intersected at a critical time in his life. The encounter also helped me to find a theme in Scripture that I had not noticed before.   ...

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Sunday Morning Time Travel
November 11th, 2019

Sunday Morning Time Travel

Sherri K. Edman

We try valiantly to limit media consumption in our home, but as any parent knows, it’s incredibly difficult. And as any stay-at-home parent knows, it’s especially difficult when your kids are operating at maximum “twerpitude” and driving each other—and you—crazy. Sometimes, when we are in each other’s faces, the ...

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Why Did Jesus Want to Eat That Last Supper?
April 15th, 2019

Why Did Jesus Want to Eat That Last Supper?

Suzy Silk

Almost every Sunday, churches across America remember Jesus’s “Last Supper” as they take communion together. Eating bread or wafers and drinking grape juice or wine, they recount Jesus’s words: “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. … This cup ...

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When Jesus cried for help
April 1st, 2019

When Jesus cried for help

Mark Giacobbe

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesuss cry of dereliction from the cross recorded in Mark 15:33-34 haunts us each Lenten season. Traditionally, the church sets aside this season to ponder the deep mystery of God sundered from God, the eternal Son cast out from the ...

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Meeting the Apostle Paul on the Big Screen
March 19th, 2018

Meeting the Apostle Paul on the Big Screen

Randy Petersen

While Paul: Apostle of Christ covers events just after the New Testament’s coverage ends, it is richly informed by Scripture. It draws us into the ancient world, where those who follow Jesus are exploring how to live out their faith in critical situations. Viewers will ...

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How to Read John 6 Through a Jewish Perspective
March 5th, 2018

How to Read John 6 Through a Jewish Perspective

Suzy Silk

Shortly after graduating from college, I had the opportunity to study and live in Israel. Although I had grown up studying the Bible, there was nothing like living in the land where Jesus and the patriarchs walked. During that time, I read the Scriptures with fresh eyes, seeing old, ...

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What is the Gospel? Uncover A ‘Thicker’ Reading
January 8th, 2018

What is the Gospel? Uncover A ‘Thicker’ Reading

Jennifer M Buck

Lisa Sharon Harper’s understanding of the gospel was transformed when she took a trip to the Cherokee Trail of Tears memorial and the former slave plantations of Georgia. As she walked in the physical location of some of America’s greatest atrocities—when people were forced off their land, enslaved, and abused—she ...

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The Formation of the Bible: Where Did It Come From?
November 13th, 2017

The Formation of the Bible: Where Did It Come From?

Dr. Kara Lyons-Pardue

After seventy years in exile, the exiled people of Judah were permitted to return to their ancestral home in and around Jerusalem. Did they come singing and celebrating? Or did they come with some trepidation—their long-held hopes finally materializing? Some may even have dragged their feet, lamenting the life ...

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