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3 Bible Questions You’ve Asked Yourself Before

As the #LentChallenge comes to an end—(can you believe it?!)—we’re inviting Dr. Craig Blomberg to weigh in on a few final questions.

You’ve probably wondered these 3 things yourself, too: Continue Reading...

Bet You Didn’t Know These 5 Facts about John’s Gospel

A couple of years ago, I fell in love with John’s poetic and captivating writing style. I poured over his gospel in preparation for the 6 session DVD Bible study, Pursuing God’s Beauty: Stories from the Gospel of John.

You know,

If you want theology, read Paul.

If you want ethics, read James.

But if you want love, read John. [Tweet this]

Before we begin, here are 5 things you should know about John’s Gospel: Continue Reading...

How to Make 2014 a Year of Wonder

Wonderstruck is more than a book and Bible study—it's a way of living awake to the wonders of God all around.

The wonder of God, those moments of spiritual awakening that make you long for more of God, is woven throughout your life. [Tweet this]

It’s waiting in your friendships and family, your workplace and church, your extraordinary moments and in your mundane, in your joys and your tears. Wonder is found in the delicacy of a falling snowflake when we consider the One who made it and laughter of a child when we listen close.

We want 2014 to be a year marked with the wonder of God. [Tweet this]

That's why we're inviting you to share where you are experiencing and seeing the wonder of God using the hashtag #LIVEWONDERSTRUCK. We want to be each other’s eyes and ears as we see and savor the wonder of our great God together.

As a launching pad, we’re offering a free gift just for you. [Tweet this] Continue Reading...

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Let’s be honest. People who attend Bible studies have often been to more than one. Some have been to dozens. With all the books, studies, sermons, podcasts, and daily devotionals, it can be hard for any single Bible lesson to stick in people’s minds and hearts.

Yet there’s one easy and amazing way to lead a Bible study that no one will ever forget. Continue Reading...

When Biblical Aha! Moments Feel Distant and Far Away

So often the Bible seems centuries and light years away. I struggle to connect with the old metaphors and ancient agricultural society.

I have a hunch, I’m not the only one.

What does it mean to know that Jesus is the Good Shepherd when the only place you’ve encountered sheep is at a petting zoo? How can you understand the promise of a land overflowing with honey when you buy yours in a bear-shaped bottle? Can you grasp the urgency of Jesus’ invitation to abide in the vine when you shop for grapes at a local grocery store?

Scripture is written in an agrarian context, but I’m a total city girl. Harvest, pruning, and livestock are things I see in movies and are especially difficult to grasp when I can’t even keep my living room plant alive.

A few years ago, I decided to do something about it. Continue Reading...