How to Read the Bible

Read it everyday. I don't want you to find a reading plan, I just want you to read it everyday. This could mean you read the same chapter five days in a row. This could mean that you meditate, memorize, and mark up one verse for a week. The point is to interact and to... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Exercise

If you would have asked me in 2000 what my favorite spiritual discipline would be 16 years later, I would venture the following guesses: solitude and silence or journaling or simplicity or service. These seemed to fit better with my natural personality and interests. It turns out that my favorite soul-training exercise is scripture memorization... Continue Reading →

Two Purposes

Diet and exercise has only two purposes. 1) Improve heart and overall health. 2) Lose weight. In the same way, reading the Bible has only two purposes. 1) Teach you about how God is with his people. 2) Guide you to a better way of living. If you are reading scripture to win arguments, defend... Continue Reading →

One Method of Praying The Scriptures

Long time readers will remember the theme of this year has been the Word of God. I have sought insight and guidance in the reading of scripture and worked to gain a greater appreciation and love for the Bible. Several books have helped me in this process, George Guthrie's Reading the Bible For Life and... Continue Reading →

What I Love About The Bible

If you have been following this blog for long, then you know that 2012 has been "The Year of the Word." I have tried to study, read, listen, study, and read the Bible with the intent of becoming a more devoted user of scripture. Here are a few things I have grown to love about... Continue Reading →

23 Things – Week 5: Study

Week 5: Study 10. Watch Paula Gooder talk about "what the Bible is?" 11. Not everyone is bent towards reading and study. Still, you can immerse yourself in scripture through Psalms set to music by Sons of Korah (Click on Listen) 12. Who are your teachers and what are they teaching you? Make a list of your chief... Continue Reading →

Re-Hacked: Pick It Up And Read

I have found myself at times, reading the study notes in a Bible first and then reading the scripture they reference. What happened to just reading the Bible? I have several Bibles around the house and the one I have been reading lately has no study notes or reflections. The only feature that it provides... Continue Reading →

Re-Hacked: My Scripture Top 6-10

Yesterday, we looked at five scriptures passages that have not only been enriching to me but also key transition points to other passages. Today, I list the rest of my top 10. 6. 1 Samuel 16 – By the time I had become taken by the Sermon on the Mount and many of the other passages in my top... Continue Reading →

Re-Hacked: The Scripture Top Ten Method

In light of my recent emphasis during the "Year of The Word", I thought I would repost something I posted a little over a year ago. This was my previously successful attempt at approaching scripture. For most of my life, reading scripture has been intimidating. I avoided reading scripture because I was afraid that I... Continue Reading →

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