One beautiful aspect of the Bible is its historicity. You can tour the ruined cities, hold ancient manuscripts, and find records of key characters, but something else ties ancient times together with today: trees. Although you won’t find Christmas trees in the Bible, many trees and plants make an appearance,…

proverbs 31 25 woman

When I was in youth group, the boys were told to find themselves a Proverbs 31 woman and the girls were told to be a Proverbs 31 woman, and that was the end of it. This reading of the end of Proverbs isn’t necessarily wrong. In fact, I ended up…

self discipline

There are so many things competing for our attention, money, and loyalty. Modern advertising capitalizes on our human desire to have our needs met, taking things a step further by convincing us to regularly indulge and overindulge ourselves on food & drink, sex, entertainment, and more. This mindset of “more…

Biblical translation is a difficult job. Behind every new or updated translation of the Bible is a team of faithful individuals representing hundreds of hours carefully agonizing about getting each word, thought, and idea across in the most coherent and respectful way they can (and inevitably catching hate for various…

witness for christ

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Acts 1:8, NKJV You’ve probably heard this famous verse before. Many Christian organizations and para-church ministries…

what is inductive bible study

If you’re like me, then you have one major roadblock keeping you from studying the Bible: disorganization. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the massive amounts of Bible study tools or you just feel like there’s a more efficient way, you can use this simple framework to get the most out of…

It can be really hard to control what you say. Saying the wrong thing (or even the right thing) at the wrong time can be all it takes to damage relationships or get into trouble. Maybe you suffer from foot-in-mouth disorder, where it feels like you can never say the…

bible verses abut work

The book of Proverbs is all about wisdom. Sometimes, it’s hard to apply the abstract ideas of Proverbs like fearing the Lord or having integrity. Luckily, we don’t need to turn to Irish, Japanese, or Chinese sayings to find practicality. For those of us who need to start with doing,…

Jesus woman with the issue of blood

It is human nature to want to connect with God. Even before you came to know Jesus, maybe you prayed into the void, hoping for a response from anyone. This visceral desire has existed for thousands of years. During Jesus’ ministry on earth, he attracted huge crowds who felt that…