The Bible in a Fortune Cookie

Most mornings, I fix myself a cup of hot tea with a packet of Truvia. It used to be that the Truvia packets had only the ingredients on their reverse side. Now, there are motivational sayings. Like these: I enjoy seeing which message I get each morning. It’s like a…

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More than a Title

“I don’t like to call myself a teacher,” the Bible study teacher told me. “I prefer the title, ‘facilitator.’ I suppose that sounds less “know-it-all-ish.” Is that the fear – that someone might think that you think you know more than they do. Which – after reading the text and…

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Does the Bible need a Disclaimer?

This week, I was looking into a neat program that does those videos you sometimes see of a hand drawing a picture while the narrator speaks. The program is called  Doodly. I have not made my decision about purchasing this program. However, I was intrigued by their disclaimer: It’s really…

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Why does the Bible command praise?

Enter his gates with thanksgivingand his courts with praise;give thanks to him and praise his name. – Psalm 100:4 It seems strange that the psalmist “commands” us to praise – as if God is some egotistical celebrity needing a daily dose of standing ovations. If I am not freely worshipping…

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When Depression Gets the Best of Us

On Thursday, I will publish the video interview I had with Diana Gruver about her book, Companions in the Darkness: Seven Saints Who Struggled with Depression and Doubt. (The book will be released next Friday, but you can pre-order it on the link below from amazon.com.) Diana has struggled with…

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