Why bother?
October 28th, 2019

Why bother?

Anne Kennedy

The Bible is usually the last thing I want to face in the morning. I lie in bed in the early dawn, that netherworld between darkness and light, my phone in my hand, teetering between clicking on Facebook and clicking on my Bible app.  I grew ...

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How To Get Your Kids Engaged in Scripture This Summer
July 1st, 2019

How To Get Your Kids Engaged in Scripture This Summer

Margi McCombs

Adapted from “Now Is the Time Parents’ Guide” by Margi McCombs. If you’re a parent, you might not share in your kids’ joy as you anticipate weeks and weeks of no school. By mid-summer, you’ve gone through an untold number of ice pops. ...

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The Bible’s Hope For Your Anxiety
June 17th, 2019

The Bible’s Hope For Your Anxiety

Liz Wann

Anxiety is close to home for me. In fact, it’s right under my roof. Though I’m not typically an anxious person, I’ve had my own dark season of anxiety. And my husband has struggled with it on a sometimes daily basis—even to the point where it has affected our ...

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The Bible’s Guide to Dating
June 3rd, 2019

The Bible’s Guide to Dating

Matt Cohen

What does the Bible say about dating or courtship? It can be difficult to know how to date in a godly way. After all, you won’t find the word “dating” in the Bible. Much of the Bible was written at times and in cultures where arranged marriages were the ...

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Be An Onlooker in a Gospel Story
May 27th, 2019

Be An Onlooker in a Gospel Story

Joy Clarkson

Legend has it that when Saint Bonaventure received the news that he had been elected a cardinal, he was washing dishes in the monastery kitchen. Never very impressed with the prestige of this world, he requested that the cardinal’s hat (a symbol of honor and authority) be hung on ...

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Engaging in Scripture with our hearts and our hands
April 29th, 2019

Engaging in Scripture with our hearts and our hands

Catherine Ricketts

Scripture, Animated It was January, dark by five, and bone-cold. I arrived at the party early, shivering as I slid off my coat. Inside, the tree was lit, the candles blazed, and the children pleaded for me to try their game. “We’re journeying to the Christ Child!” a ...

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The One-Another Approach to Bible Reading
April 8th, 2019

The One-Another Approach to Bible Reading

Matt Cohen

I became a runner when I was twenty-one. I tried running several times before, but it never stuck. I would go out for a run by myself, start way too fast, and give up with a painful side stitch after only five minutes. It was incredibly discouraging. Everything changed ...

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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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