Success and Love Wrapped into One
December 2nd, 2019

Success and Love Wrapped into One

Tara-Leigh Cobble

In Part 1  of this series, we talked about three common mistakes I have made when reading the Bible and how my relationship with God benefitted when I corrected those things. The first mistake I made was approaching Scripture with a lens for myself ...

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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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Five Questions to Guide Your Bible Reading
November 4th, 2019

Five Questions to Guide Your Bible Reading

Tara-Leigh Cobble

Though I’d grown up in the church and had earned my share of Scripture memory badges in Sunday School, I was an adult before I realized I didn’t actually understand much of the Bible. I knew how to pull out a verse of encouragement when I needed ...

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Why Read Matthew’s Gospel?
September 23rd, 2019

Why Read Matthew’s Gospel?

Mark Giacobbe

There’s something I’ve noticed when I get together with old friends to talk about days gone by: we remember the same events differently. Sometimes these differences involve discrepancies that beg to be resolved. But usually they involve different perspectives; different angles on the same event, with ...

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The Most Famous Embrace
September 2nd, 2019

The Most Famous Embrace

Joseph Bentz

One clue that a fictional character has become truly influential in a culture is when that character is known by people who have never read the novels or seen the films in which that character first appeared. Many people know who Sherlock Holmes is even if they have never ...

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The Cry of the Oppressed
August 19th, 2019

The Cry of the Oppressed

Brendan Michael

Can getting angry ever be a good thing? That depends on how we think about anger. What is the purpose of anger? American theologian Tim Keller defines anger as “love in motion toward a threat to that which you love.” 1  This is the “righteous anger” of which we often speak. One ...

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A New Resource to Unlock the Old Testament
July 15th, 2019

A New Resource to Unlock the Old Testament

Suzy Silk

The Bible is not merely a magnificent book written over hundreds of years by a variety of people in a variety of literary styles. It is God’s Word and it teaches us about his character, how to live according to his laws, and how his redemptive plan makes sense of ...

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