Tag - bible

45 Topical Bible Reading Plans

The Bible is a big book. So big that fully understanding it remains a lifelong goal. Rather than trying to read it through in a few sittings, like most of us do with many smaller books, many people instead read a small amount every day. The slow-and...

The 9 Best Study Bibles on Logos

I’ve written about the most important factors to consider when choosing a study Bible, including how the free Faithlife Study Bible performs in each of them. This is a powerful resource that has something to offer no matter where you are in...

Can We Still Believe the Bible?

Dr. Craig Blomberg discusses why we can believe the Bible (:10), and Ryan Nelson talks about how Flavius Josephus influences our understanding of the New Testament. See why we can still trust Scripture Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are...

3 Ways to Uncover Biblical Themes

The key to understanding a Scripture passage is often to first understand the larger theme of the book it’s in. Commentaries or study Bibles may point out major themes for you, but you can find them yourself if you know where to look. Here are...

Where Faith and Life Connect

Today’s interview is with Mark Prim, the Southeast Michigan Coalition for Men’s Discipleship area director for Man in the Mirror ministries. Prim helps pastors and leaders establish an intentional strategy to reach and disciple men. How...

How to Study the Bible

Reading the Faithlife Study Bible the other day, I happened across a great article titled “How to Study the Bible.” Once more I was impressed by the depth and helpfulness of this tool. Here’s an excerpt: While we may wish that the...

Why I Love the NET Bible

The NET (or New English Translation) is a relatively new Bible version, but it has quickly become one of my favorites. It is completely unlike any other translation before it. Perhaps the word openness best describes what makes this Bible so special...

An Interview with Jon Acuff

Author and humorist Jon Acuff recently relaunched his popular blog, StuffChristiansLike.net. We had a chance to speak with him about it. For those who may not know you, who are you and what do you do? I write books, speak all over the country, and...

The Importance of Daily Devotions

Today we welcome guest bloggers Drs. Nick and Leona Venditti. Authors of Daily Treasures from the Word of God, the Vendittis have been serving together at INSTE Bible College for many years. “Why daily devotions?” One of the best responses comes...

7 Things the Bible Says about Fools

Proverbs has a lot to say about wisdom, and it also has a lot to say about foolishness. See if anything on this list surprises you: A fool starts fights. (Proverbs 18:6) A fool is easily upset. (Proverbs 12:16) A fool believes everything he reads...

Jesus’ Last Words

It probably felt funny standing on the Galilean hillside that spring after everything that had happened. The people were all familiar, but not quite the same. I imagine Peter looking over Jesus’ shoulder, expecting the Roman cavalry to crest...

The 4 Rules of Communication

John Wesley said, “Christianity is essentially a social religion . . . to turn it into a solitary religion, is indeed to destroy it.” But living as part of a faith community can be difficult. Differences in personality, upbringing...

A Brief History of the ESV

The English Standard Version Bible (ESV) is the revised and edited version of the Revised Standard Version, which many consider to be the twentieth century’s best translation. Led by Dr. Lane T. Dennis in the early 1990s, hundreds of people...

Hope vs. Optimism

“You’re a pessimist.” “No, I’m a realist.” I’ve heard my dad, a pastor with several decades of ministry experience, respond to that criticism several hundred times. About half of them were leveled, with a...