Understanding Scripture Correctly, Part 2

Scripture

Consider this thought experiment. You are attending a small group Bible study, and the discussion has been lively. Someone comments, “Jesus came into a…

A Practical Method of Bible Study for Ordinary Christians

Scripture

Consider the classic definition of “thinking Christianly” formulated by Os Guinness and notice the central relationship the Christian mind has to the Word of…

Hearing is Not Knowing

Ordinary Life / Scripture / Spirituality

I suspect that many of us grew up hearing, from an exasperated parent or teacher, “Just how many times do I have to tell…

Bible Reading Program for Slackers & Shirkers

Faith / Scripture

For the full interactive PDF of the reading plan click here. January 1st: Resolved to read through the Bible in a year. To pick…

A Tale of Two Parties: The 300th Birthday of Jonathan Edwards

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

On October fifth, 1703, a little boy was born on the Colonial frontier in East Windsor, Connecticut. Three centuries later in 2003, eight events…

Marriage: Is There a Place Between Cynicism and Idolatry?

Family / Ordinary Life / Scripture / Spirituality

Marriage is universal. As Christians, we know why. Genesis tells us that God created it at the very beginning of his creation of humanity.…

A Merer Christianity

Pluralistic World / Scripture

For a long time I found it perplexing that some of the most politically chaotic regions of the world are also places either where…

Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible

Books / Scripture

A Christian can not be truly discerning without Bible study. That’s why we sometimes refer to Ransom’s goal as helping believers gain skill in…