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 …

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Why I Need to Pause Today

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When I teach Bible 100, I spend a lot of time on Genesis. I spend a disproportionate amount of time on this one book because it sets the foundation for the 65 books that follow. Genesis can be controversial. It raises questions about literalism, science, history, timelines, miracles, and more. I think I’ve allowed those bits to overshadow an important foundational principle …

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How To Find Peace

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I often “find” myself in the stories of the Bible (it’s one of the reasons I keep reading), but recently I found myself in a new way in one of the old stories (which is another reason I keep reading – the words don’t change, but my understanding does). In Luke 7, Jesus is having dinner at the home of …

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!