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5 questions to ask when choosing a Bible reading plan

January 9, 2015 3:00 am Published by 3 Comments

Guest Blogger: Rachel Wojnarowski You intended for 2015 to be the year- the year that you settled into a daily Bible reading routine. Yet January 1st came… and the first week went, and you still haven’t started reading the Bible daily. Guess what? I have wonderful news; it’s not too late to choose a Bible reading plan for 2015! In fact, it’s never too late to begin a daily quiet time routine with God. The key to establishing a routine is to have an actual plan. Without a plan, we all know it just won’t happen; intentionality is a must. Today I have five questions to ask when choosing a Bible reading plan. These questions will provide guidance for choosing a Bible reading plan that works for you! 1. How much time do I intend to spend reading the Bible daily? Choosing the amount of time you are going to spend each day reading the Bible doesn’t have to be set in stone, but it’s a great idea to estimate how much time you are going to set aside each day for reading. Knowing how much time you are going to use will enable you to choose a plan that will... View Article


New Title for The Bible Study App: Voice of a Prophet: A.W.Tozer

May 9, 2014 10:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Voice of a Prophet is Now Available! Voice of a Prophet is the 11th title in a series of best selling trade books compiled and edited by James Snyder, today’s leading authority on the life and writings of A.W. Tozer and includes never-before-published content based on the teachings of Tozer.  Here’s a brief introduction to this new work by the compiler and editor, James L. Synder. From Guest Blogger and Editor:  James Snyder One great concern of Dr. A.W.Tozer, addressed in this new book, has to do with the condition of the church. He loved the church and consequently was deeply concerned at the direction it was going. Although he died in 1963, he had a prophetic view of where the evangelical church in particular was heading. And it disturbed him. Everything he said about the church seems to have come true. The responsibility for this decline in the church today, according to Tozer, rests upon the gatekeepers. Or, as presented in this book, the prophets. The question posed here is simply, where are the prophets? And more pointedly, who is responsible for silencing the prophets in our day? I think my favorite chapter is chapter 12, “We Need Prophets, Not Promoters.” The... View Article


The Truest Thing About You

February 1, 2014 3:00 am Published by 4 Comments

Guest Blogger: David Lomas There are many true things about you. You may be a student. You may be a mom. You may love someone of the opposite sex or the same sex. You may make music or lattes. Life may be incredibly difficult, or you may feel like you’re living the dream. These things may be true—but are they the truest? Fried chicken is food, true, and so is a kale salad. But Jesus declared that He is the truest food. See, other things may have the appearance of being able to satisfy the deep needs of our bodies and even our souls, but Jesus declares that He is even truer food and truer drink. So even among truths, there are true things and there are truer things. Jesus wants to get to the truer things, the things so deeply true about you that they have the power to change everything else, including the merely true things. What if the truest thing about you can cause you to reimagine your entire life? What if the truest thing about you can drown out all the noise and speak the words that you’ve waited for your whole life? What the Gospel... View Article


NICOT Review for the Bible Study App

January 17, 2014 5:00 pm Published by 7 Comments

Guest Review: Abram Kielsmeier-Jones Ask a group of pastors, seminarians, professors, or serious Bible readers, “What one commentary series on the Old Testament would you most recommend?” and you’re likely to hear: “NICOT.” Eerdmans’ New International Commentary on the Old Testament blends scholarship with application in a readable and engaging manner. Few, if any, commentary series are consistently this good throughout the series. And I don’t know of any other series that has such broad ecumenical appeal. NICOT in Olive Tree has 23 volumes, spanning 26 biblical books. The bundle includes the 2010 volume on Hosea. The only volume currently in print that is not here is The Book of Judges, by Barry G. Webb (2012). (Judges is not available in any other Bible software at the moment.) General editor Robert L. Hubbard Jr. writes of the series: NICOT delicately balances “criticism” (i. e., the use of standard critical methodologies) with humble respect, admiration, and even affection for the biblical text. As an evangelical commentary, it pays particular attention to the textʼs literary features, theological themes, and implications for the life of faith today. As I preached through Isaiah this past Advent, John N. Oswalt’s two volumes on that book... View Article