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Happy Reformation Day!

October 31 is considered Reformation Day in the Lutheran Church. (Of which I am a member). October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther hammering his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Church door. It’s important to note that Luther was not attempting to overturn the Roman Catholic Church of which he was a […]

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What’s the Point of a Big Black Bible?

Big black Bible, why own such a large book? Martin Luther, Lutheran Study Bible, gloss of text, notes at the bottom of the Bible

We own a Big Black Bible. We purchased it a year ago. I’m surprised how much I like it. The connotation, of course, is of an enormous, threatening leather-bound book that could hurt someone. Alas, ours could, but that’s not why I wield it. I read it because of all the notes. It takes a […]

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Joy in Serving the King

Joy, joy in serving the King, God, spiritual growth, faith, Bible, Bible study, Jesus, forgiveness, missionary work, missions, self-sacrifice

“There’s joy in serving the King. Haven’t you heard that?” Kristin’s eyes met mine in the high school bathroom mirror. I was a new believer. I hadn’t heard that before. Her mother, however, taught my high school girl’s Bible study. Kristin would know. She spoke those words 44 years ago, and they have stayed with me […]

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A Conspiracy of Breath–the Writing of Hebrews?

favorite books, 2017, Martin Luther, A Gentleman in Moscow, Hillbilly Elegy, Wonder, A Conspiracy of Breath, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Many Sparrows

I recently savored my friend Latayne Scott’s new novel A Conspiracy of Breath. It provides an interesting answer to the question, “Who wrote the New Testament‘s Book of Hebrews?” Scott believes it may have been a woman named Priscilla–the wife of a man named Aquila. She makes a compelling argument in a beautifully written work […]

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How to Choose a Fall Bible Study

Bible Study, how to choose a Bible study, what Bible book should we study in the fall? God's will, teaching Scripture, Bible study choices.

“How will we choose our fall Bible study?” My co-teacher stopped in the aisle of the Christian book store. “Shouldn’t we pray?” “I assume you have been praying,” I said. She nodded. “Is there a study in particular you want to do?” “I didn’t really get an answer,” she said. “Maybe we should pray again?” I shrugged. […]

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