Why Faith Is Not An Olympic Event

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By Beth Demme I love to watch the Olympic Games. I’m amazed by the dedication and skill of the Olympic athletes. In the Olympics, everything from figure skating to javelin throwing looks easy. None of those things are easy, but they look easy because the athletes are incredibly skilled and highly trained. They are, literally, the best at what they do. …

Use the New Testament to Learn the Old Testament

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By Beth Demme “A.D. You know … after death,” the white-haired man said in a thick British accent, a camera hanging around his neck. “No,” I offered kindly, woefully inept at remaining silent. “A.D. is an abbreviation for anno domini, the year of our Lord. That’s the birth of Jesus.” He wasn’t convinced. “No, I’m sure that A.D. means after …

Christmas Bible Trivia

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By Beth Demme Since it’s the Christmas party season and you might find yourself at an adult party wearing your pajamas and playing Christmas Bible Trivia (hey—it happened to me!), I’m here to help you prepare. Here are some Christmas Bible Trivia questions with answers that might surprise you. 1. Does the New Testament begin with Christmas? 2. Was Jesus …

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!