Hearing the Music of the Gospel - Often we look to the Bible seeing nothing more than a collection of ethical directives and moral imperatives instructing us in how to live.   But to read Scripture this way is to reduce it to dance steps, the do’s and don’ts of the Christian life, and miss the melody entirely.  To hear the music of the gospel, we need to understand how God intends his Word to function in our lives.  This article describes how you can hear the music of the gospel as you read the Scriptures.

A Great Slaughter and a Great Savior - In yet another attempt to help my kids (ages 12 and 10) get into the Scriptures, on February 4 we decided to read through the New Testament together in a year.So, with the best of intentions, our reading for that first night was Matthew 1 and 2. 
I don't know how many times I've read these chapters...and how many times I responded just like my daughter did that night... Continue Reading

Brokenness, Shame and MPD - Many of us have had the experience of feeling ashamed. We feel shame because we’ve messed up. We feel shame because we wore the wrong outfit to school. We feel shame because things beyond our control got out of hand. We feel shame because things didn’t go as well as we had hoped.
Sometimes we confuse brokenness with shame... Continue Reading

Skin Sores, goats, and transformation - Let’s face it: Leviticus is the grave yard of all well-intended Christians who resolved to read through the bible in a year. This is mostly because we usually have no idea what to make of it. And, we are stumped as to how, in our world, this portion of scripture is “living and active” and “profitable for teaching and reproof and for correction and training in righteousness.” It seems miles away from transformational...Continue Reading

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