The Internet Almost Ruined Easter

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The internet can ruin anything. It’s true. You probably know better than to Google your symptoms when you feel sick, but that’s just the beginning. Never ask Google when the world will end, what diet soda will do to your health, or what “defects” the FDA permits in our food. Trust me, you don’t want to know.  You may think it’s safe to Google …

Now Available: Un-Boring the Bible

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I tried many times to make myself read the Bible. It was a part of my daily to-do list that often went un-done. Regular Bible reading wasn’t happening for me because it wasn’t any fun. Reading the Bible was hard, confusing, and sometimes scary. Reading fiction about Biblical characters sparked my curiosity and transformed Bible reading from a surplus item on my to-do …

Is the Bible boring?

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Is this how Bible study makes you feel? Yep, I know. It’s one of those things “good Christians” aren’t supposed to say. But since “good Christians” are supposed to be honest, let’s just admit it — sometimes reading the B-I-B-L-E is B-O-R-I-N-G. But it doesn’t have to be! Coming soon: How to Un-Boring the Bible!

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Why Jesus is Powerless

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The Nicaraguan countryside was dark all around us, but the lights of the hostel courtyard shone brightly. The world was quiet except for our easy conversation and the occasional thump of a bug bumping into a light. Some of us sat in chairs, others swayed gently in hammocks. One of our youngest team members, an eight-year old girl, read out …

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Valleys Lead to Mountaintops

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Lately I’ve been asking myself, “What is my life communicating?” After all, we are each writing our own life story day by day. Guess what? Storytelling can be hard. When I was in high school, our 10th-grade English teacher, Ms. Albritton, taught us about something called “The Tilley Plot Scheme.” This is the front of Professor Tilley’s book and it …