Blog Posts on The Bible
Why Read the Bible?
What is our goal in reading the Bible?
In this five-minute video, Don Carson explains that we read the Bible to know God better, as he says, "to think God's thoughts after him, to love what he loves, to cherish…Continue Reading
Do We Ignore the Bible?
I can remember it clearly. I was at a conference on how to make places of worship more accessible to people with disabilities when a woman asked a panel of religious leaders, “what should we do with the hard passages…Continue Reading
Teach Children the Bible Is Not About Them
When I go into churches and speak to children I ask them two questions:
First, how many people here sometimes think you have to be good for God to love you?
They tentatively raise their hands. I raise my hand…Continue Reading
What the Psalms Do
Letter to a 13-Year Old Asking How to Go Deeper in Bible Study
I got your note about going deeper with your Bible reading. Thanks for asking.
First, let me say that I am really encouraged that you take the Bible so seriously. Sometimes I hold it in my hand and…Continue Reading
The Book of 1 Corinthians in 40 Tweets
Crosses were dark in First Century Rome. Crucifixion was a horrific execution method reserved for the lowliest criminals. And yet, Paul writes his letter to the church in Corinth and organizes his theology and entire ministry around this object of…Continue Reading
The Book of Romans in 45 Tweets
From beginning to end, the Book of Romans soars into the deep mysteries of God's ways and spells out, in unprecedented clarity, the gospel of his son.
John Piper has called this book "the greatest letter ever written." Martin Lloyd-Jones…Continue Reading
How Do We Hear the Voice of Jesus?
Do you want to hear the voice of Jesus? So do I. The Father certainly wants us to. “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” (Luke 9:35).
To which we cry, “Yes, Lord. Yes! We want…Continue Reading