Archives For Epistles

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...

5 Wild Facts about the Early Church

Like a rollercoaster, our #LentChallenge has led us up a steep climb the past three weeks. Clicking us to the top, we’re about to take a whirlwind, spiraling adventure through the remaining books of the New Testament—all of which have one thing in common: the early church.

Beginning with Acts and winding through the epistles, we are about to catch a snapshot of church history, witness the power of the Holy Spirit, and fall even more in love with God along the way.

Are you in?

I hope so.

Even if you’ve fallen a wee-bit behind, that’s okay! Keep reading. You’ve got this.

Here are 5 wild facts about the early church that you should read before you buckle your seatbelt: Continue Reading...

Dear Church: How Letters to the Early Church Still Ring True Today

We're about to the cross the finish line for the 40-Day Bible Reading Challenge as we read through The Message Bible. Up next, we're going to be diving into a bunch of Epistles.

The majority of the New Testament is made up of Epistles (all except the Gospels, Acts, and Revelation). These documents are written for a specific occasion or event. Epistles often shed light onto a doctrinal disagreement or address a behavior that needs correcting within the early church.

On the surface, the Epistles may seem straight-forward, but sometimes these letters aren’t always easy to interpret. [Tweet this]

For example, read 1 Corinthians 11:6 on the topic of head coverings:

“For if a woman does not cover her head, she might as well have her hair cut off; but if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, then she should cover her head.”

There are several different ways to interpret this passage: Continue Reading...