Tag - bible

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...

You're Never Too Busy to Learn

I have noticed something about most people around me. If I ask my friends, coworkers, or family members, “How’s life?” they inevitably answer, “Busy!” I am no exception. Working a full-time job, raising a family, and serving in local church ministry...

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...

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 7 Best Study Bibles on Logos.com

Last week, I wrote about the most important factors to consider when choosing a study Bible, and I explained how the Faithlife Study Bible performs in each of them. This is a powerful resource that has something to offer no matter where you are in...

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...