Book of the Week: Genesis

This week’s book of the week is the Book of Genesis.  I received a new ESV study Bible this week, and started rereading Genesis even though I read it once this month.  Since I am reading through the Bible in a new plan, I wanted to go through it in this Bible so I wouldn’t …

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2009 Bible Reading Plan

If you are looking for a good New Year’s resolution, why not reading through the Bible?  Many people always feel guilty about not reading the Bible.  Most of the time it is because they do not have a plan for doing it. I have tried different things, but this year, Amanda and I are going …

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Bad Church Sign of the Week: Bible Study with Scissors

You know this one is going to be a problem just by the title. This week’s bad church sign states: “Bible Study 7 PM Bring Bible, Scissors” Normally, at this point, I try to explain to you what the intended message probably was, but this week I have no clue.  They either are doing crafts …

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Biblical Conviction of Billy Graham

During a time when modernism was spreading through the evangelical world, Billy Graham’s good friend and coworker, Charles Templeton, began to reject the Bible’s authority.  Due to Templeton’s questions, Graham began to personally struggle with the authority of the Scriptures at a frightening level.  Acknowledging a deep time of turmoil through which he personally struggled …

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Bad Church Sign of the Week: Walk Thru the Bilbe?

This week’s bad church sign is a church who has on their sign: “VBS Walk thru the Bilbe.” While walking through the Bible at VBS is a daunting task, it is even more daunting to walk through a bilbe.  What exactly is a bilbe?  It sounds like a flying creature on Hoth in Star Wars.  …

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Reading Scripture(s)

I finally finished a pretty daunting task on Friday.  I finalized what the course reading would be for RELI 101: Sacred Texts and Ideas. After spending hours of reading the scriptures of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, my mind is very overloaded. The way these scriptures are written can be so completely different than …

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The Living Word

Another great Sunday at North Side.  We talked about the Living Word today in the series, Experiencing God. Today, we worshiped to the following songs: Forever – Chris Tomlin Holy is the Lord – Chris Tomlin Magnificent – Hillsong There is None Like You – Don Moen We Fall Down – Chris Tomlin We were …

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Anthology of World Scriptures

September is nearing soon.  What does that mean for me?  I’ve got to get my class notes finished! I will be teaching Religion 101 at Lander University in the Fall.  The last I heard we have a full class!  The class title, “Sacred Texts and Ideas,” is a difficult course to tackle.  But I am …

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NSU – Night #2

Thanks again for another great night at NSU in our Hermeneutics class. Your insights in our breakout time digging into Romans 12 were fantastic! You guys are really understanding on how to 1) grasp the text in their town, 2) measure the width to cross, 3) cross the connecting bridge, and 4) grasp the text …

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