What better place for individuals or Bible Study groups to look than the Scriptures for reasons to be grateful this November season of Thanksgiving. That’s why the three blogs this month have a theme of gratitude but you might be surprised by the selections! The first is the temptations of Jesus in the wilderness, that […]
Feasts and food play a surprising role in the Scriptures when you consider how many ...
Have you noticed how ‘success’ keeps getting redefined? In a Western culture cruising on the ...
Some people aspire to climb Mt. Whitney; others to write the Great American Novel. My ...
…or at least open the door ajar! Establishing a big picture perspective of the Bible ...
Feasts and food play a surprising role in the Scriptures when you consider how many people went to bed hungry. And maybe that’s the point. While eating and drinking sustain human life, they also create the opportunity to celebrate God as the One who provides life. And they then become metaphors throughout both the Hebrew […]
Have you noticed how ‘success’ keeps getting redefined? In a Western culture cruising on the ‘wealth/celebrity/image’ highway, it could be the way someone dresses, the car they drive, the size of a bank account or number of diplomas on the wall. And worse, such criteria change constantly. The Letter to the Philippians is Paul’s way […]
Discovering the variety of ways Paul opens his letters to the early Churches is like mining fields of gold—so many gems to uncover, chew on, then figure out how to apply and his introduction to Romans is no exception. Paul launches his monumental epistle to the Romans with a self-description. That alone is a spiritual aha. […]
The Psalms don’t teach us about God so much as move us into conversation with God. Structured in five parts–really a hymnal divided into five sections–they mirror the first five books of the Bible, the books of Moses. While those first five books introduce us to the great Creator, God, and His children, you might […]
Some people aspire to climb Mt. Whitney; others to write the Great American Novel. My desire has been to know the seven letters of Paul so well that they would become like old friends—familiar, trusted and treasured. The past ten years I’ve been on this quest and the latest deep dive has been in I Thessalonians. […]