The Bible is full of God’s promises to His people. We love to read them. We love to apply them to our lives. We use them to remember that we serve a good and giving God. But are all those promises for us? Do we have the liberty to apply them to any life situation? After all, we serve a God who does not change and His promises are true.Read More
If you are bilingual, have taken a foreign language class, or have a close friend whose first language is different from yours, you are familiar with one truth about languages: Nuances and meanings don’t always fully translate. When your bilingual friend wants to explain one of his culture’s popular phrases, he may first give you a very literal translation, then compare his phrase with a popular American one that uses different words to communicate a similar concept, then combine the two for a happy medium.
Can we replicate this for the Bible to take in God’s words more fully?Read More
Do you love hearing a preacher point out a little detail about a verse that you have always glanced over? Oh, what fun! The Bible never ceases to teach us. Do you wish you would find those nuances in your own study of God’s Word? You can. Don’t miss a thing.Read More
If you search Pinterest for “How to study the Bible”, you’ll find lots of cute suggestions - methods that both beginners and seasoned readers use and love. (By the way, while you are there, check out and follow my Pinterest page.)
Let me tell you about 6 currently-trendy ways to study the Bible. Many come with acronyms that make these quiet time routines easy to remember and feeling fresh and exciting. They all take you a step beyond reading the Bible to what you may consider studying. They require intentionality, focus, and action.Read More
You are looking for a Bible commentary? Awesome; I’d love to help. There are so many commentaries out there - long, short, digital, print - I can see why your head is spinning. I think it’s great you are taking this step to find one that works for you.Read More