Every year I read through the Bible or a large section of it. Every few years I will read in a suggested chronological order, that is reading in the supposed order of events, not in book-chapter-verse order. Reading the Bible this way gives the story a narrative flow that we sometimes miss if we are not … Continue reading Why the Bible?
Monday we looked at five Bible Malapropisms. Today we look at the last four in my list. I am sure there are more. God moves in a mysterious way. William Cowper wrote this in one of his last hymns in 1774. He based the thought on his recollections of his life and how he saw … Continue reading Bible Malapropisms – one more time
Quite a few people asked for "A Bible's Diary" from Sunday morning's sermon. Every place I found it online listed it as author unknown (if anyone know whom the author is, please let me know so I can give credit). Thank you to whomever wrote it. Here is the piece: • Diary of a Bible: … Continue reading Is your Bible Straving for Attention?
This morning on the way to the study, Lisa Mason on Birmingham's 106.9 FM had the following "nearly impossible trivia:" - The average person does this 15 to 20 times a month. Most answers varied between eating out and washing hair. The correct answer was . . . drum roll please . . . quote lines … Continue reading What Do We Know About
If the Bible is worthy reading and studying, we owe it to ourselves to know how to best study. If the Bible is our guide to getting to know God and how to be faithful to Him, we definitely need to understand what we are studying. Through this series of posts, we are striving to … Continue reading How to Study The Bible Pt 3 – Learning from Narrative
Thirteen Questions: Someone designed these questions to trap members of the Lord’s Church to second guess their allegiance to the church as the Body of Christ. The author of the questions challenges "Campbellite" preachers and elders to not talk around them but answer them directly. These questions are online and I first saw them about … Continue reading Thirteen Questions and Answers
"Context is key." I can still hear my instructors and professors in my Bible classes at Faulkner University saying that over and over and over. They are right, "Context is key!" Anyone can take a single verse or a collection of verses from the Bible and make a point. The point or lesson may or … Continue reading How to Study the Bible Pt 2: Context
A few weeks before I took my break from posting, a regular reader asked if I could write about how to study the Bible. They said, as a young adult they are used to studying (cramming) for tests in college and often they find themselves studying the Bible in a similar way. They study for … Continue reading How to Study the Bible Part 1 – Read
This year our congregation at Parrish accepted the challenge to read through the Bible chronologically. That is that we are reading in the order of events not necessarily in chapter and book order. Reading this way gives the story a narrative flow that we sometimes miss, if we not aware of the overall story-line. One … Continue reading Reading the Bible