THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO (IN THE TEXT)

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Reading the Bible One Person at a Time

The Bible is a book that is filled with good stories. Those stories are about people. Some were sailors. Some were prophets. Some were wise men. And some were not so wise. One way to read the Bible is to start at the beginning and read to the end. But you may also read from…

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Reading the Bible One Story at a Time: The New Testament*

A man builds a big boat. God speaks from a burning bush. A boy kills a giant with a stone. God makes the sun stand still. A fish swallows a prophet. There are certainly some great stories in the Old Testament. But there are great stories in the New Testament too. One way to read…

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Reading the Bible One Story at a Time: The Old Testament*

The Bible is a book. The best way to read a book is to start at the beginning and read to the end. But there are many other ways to read a book as well. The Bible is one book. But it also a group of books. Each book tells good stories. They speak of…

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Seven Myths about Bible Translation

Bible translation can be a tricky business. Because we believe that the text of scripture is the very Word of God, we want to be especially carefull as we work to translate it from one language to another. Clear and Simple Media has now been involved in the translation of our “little book”, Simple Truths,…

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What does it mean to say that the Bible is God’s word?

This article is an excerpt from the CSM book, “A Travel Guide to the Bible”. The book is in pre-press proofs and should be in distribution by July 1, 2017. The full text of the book can be found at www.asimpleword.org. THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD The Bible is like other books in…

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What is the Bible?

This article is an excerpt from the CSM book, “A Travel Guide to the Bible”. The book is in pre-press proofs and should be in distribution by July 1, 2017. The full text of the book can be found at www.asimpleword.org. WHAT IS THE BIBLE? What is the Bible?  The Bible is a book. In…

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7 Ways to do a Bad Word Study

This week has been a fascinating walk through the world of “Word-Studies”. My guess is, you’ve encountered some sort of word story in the last couple of months: a Bible study, a sermon, a commentary, a quip about agape love or a defense of a biblical viewpoint you’re not sure of. But sometimes it’s hard…

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narrative: the ingeniously subversive tool in our scriptures

So the Lord sent Nathan to David. Nathan came to him and said, “’There were two men in a certain city. One was rich, and the other was poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cows, but the poor man had only one little female lamb that he had bought. He raised her, and…

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The Book in My Hand

Although I’ve told this story on a number of occasions, it suits the heart of what I want us to remember as we launch this new blog category. I had just completed my first year in university. Lee and I had known each other since our first classes together, but we had only been dating…

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