BOOK REVIEW: How the Bible Actually Works (by Peter Enns)

How does the Bible actually work?  Peter Enns paints a beautiful picture of God’s people accepting the sacred responsibility of reimagining God for their time and place using the virtue of Wisdom.  And when we read our Bibles, we also share in that same sacred responsibility of using wisdom to interpret Scripture in our context.  The author masterfully helps see our part …

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We Need To Stop Saying, “Let me know if you need anything”

When I was diagnosed with Cancer in 2008, I had so many people say to me, “let me know if you need anything”.  These people were caring, compassionate Christ-followers who genuinely meant it when they said it. While there was a lot of things that we needed, from help with the kids, to runs to the grocery, we only let those …

morning prayer liturgy

This is the prayer liturgy that I pray in the morning.   Address Father God, creator of heaven and earth, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, God of Israel, God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, True and Living God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Have mercy and hear my prayer.   First Prayers O …

painting a picture of love

Read Philippians 1:3-11 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you, 1:4 constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, 1:5 because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. 1:6 I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring …

imagination

READ – Jeremiah 33:14–16 33:14 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 33:15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. …