Category: Bible

7 Ways to Breathe Life into Your Bible Reading

With Christmas behind us, our thoughts now turn toward the New Year. You are probably like and me and love the idea of new beginnings. January 1 offers us an opportunity to draw a line and start over. We all desire a way to begin again. Typically, we look at all the ways we want ...

Spiritual Formation at Faith: Embracing Environments for Transformation

As the pastor of spiritual formation at Faith TriCities, I was tasked to develop a ministry strategy for a spiritual formation/discipleship process. This was not an easy thing! It forced me to look carefully at spiritual reality (not how we think it should be) and the context of church life. One thing I understood from ...

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Meeting God in the Text

Often one of our New Year (or mid-year) resolutions is to be more consistent in reading our Bible. The good news is there a lot of helpful Bible reading plans out there. Unfortunately, too soon our resolve falls by the way side and we chide ourselves for not being faithful or diligent enough. Next year, ...

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Scripture – A Place of Encounter

In continuing from yesterday’s post on reading the Bible for transformation, we discussed how to be transformed by Scripture we need to be less concerned with speed or volume or the gathering of more information but with depth and receptivity. The problem is we have been trained to be informational readers, not spiritual readers and ...

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Reading the Bible for Transformation

I want to spend the next few days talking about our approach to Scripture. Scripture has the capacity to become for us a holy ground on which we actually meet with God. Yet, for most of us, in order to experience this, we will have to change our perspective or  approach to it. Typically, we ...