Pain and Purpose in the Valley

"And we know that for those loving God all things work together for good, to those called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28) Romans 8:28 may be the most known and best-loved promise in the Bible. Many believers throughout the history of the church have found comfort in this great promise. We all face hard and … Continue reading Pain and Purpose in the Valley

Trembling at God’s Word

The busyness of life and the demands of the urgent can so take control of our hours and minutes that we seldom find the time to contemplate  the more significant questions of life and meaning. The pressure of commitments and their expectations crowd us all into a thin corner of superficiality if we're not careful. … Continue reading Trembling at God’s Word

Blessed Is the One Who Reads: Eight Reasons to Read the Bible

The biginning of a new year is the time many people start a Bible reading plan. They set out on this journey with great excitement and great expectations. They gather their read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year list, their favorite Bible, find that special place and start out on their journey. But something happens in late January or early February. … Continue reading Blessed Is the One Who Reads: Eight Reasons to Read the Bible

The Story of Scripture: A Basic Overview of the Bible (Part Three)

This is the third in a series of posts entitled, The Story of Scripture: A Basic Overview of the Bible. My purpose in this series is to help us get a richer understanding of the overarching story line of the Bible. I am convinced, after many years of biblical study, that the Bible is structured around … Continue reading The Story of Scripture: A Basic Overview of the Bible (Part Three)