Scripture All-Access

Created on October 19th, 2012

About This Bin

In honor of Reformation Day (Oct. 31, of course) we celebrate the access we have to Scripture. Not just the Bible in vernacular, but in our preferred translation and style. These articles focus on teaching the Bible in ways accessible to various age groups and needs.
The Celebration of the Bible

The Celebration of the Bible

By Barbara Bruce
The Celebration of the Bible is based on a festival that our Jewish brothers and sisters hold each year called Simchat Torah, or Rejoicing with the Torah. The Torah is the first… read more
Risky Bible Reading

Risky Bible Reading

By Shane Raynor
One of the best ways to get out of a spiritual or emotional rut is listening to what God has to say about your situation. Recognizing the voice of God isn’t always easy… read more
Recovering Scripture Memorization

Recovering Scripture Memorization

By O.S. Hawkins
Biblical literacy and Bible study aren’t where they need to be. You can turn it around. The results are not encouraging for church leaders: Only about two-thirds of… read more
Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

By Robert A. Ratcliff
In the church where I grew up, claiming that the Bible contradicted itself was the second-worst thing you could say (the worst thing was to suggest that everybody, not just our… read more
Keeping the Peace when Scriptures Conflict

Keeping the Peace when Scriptures Conflict

By Paul Stroble
Christians interpret Scripture as our normative guide to our convictions and practices, but at the same time, one can find biblical support for most any position one wishes to… read more
Teaching Children Bible Skills

Teaching Children Bible Skills

By Mary Jane Pierce Norton
While Tim, a soon-to-be third grader, was helping me straighten classrooms one day, he suddenly asked, "When will we get our Bibles?" "The first Sunday in September," I answered. … read more
7 Ways to Make Bible-Reading Fun

7 Ways to Make Bible-Reading Fun

By Ron Edmondson
A young college-aged girl told me recently that she didn’t enjoy reading her Bible and asked if there was an alternative book. Well…no! This is THE BOOK! There is… read more
Empowering Christians through Biblical Literacy

Empowering Christians through Biblical Literacy

By Bromleigh McCleneghan
“I was watching Joel Osteen the other day, and he said that the Bible says [Controversial Topic A] is wrong. But, we’ve talked about things differently here…… read more
From King's English to Common English

From King's English to Common English

By Paul Franklyn
In 2011 we observe the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The story of how and why King James authorized this version is beautifully told by Adam Nicolson in God's… read more
Unconventional Author Takes Bible Beyond Christian Club

Unconventional Author Takes Bible Beyond Christian Club

By Shane Raynor
I've been a Stephen Miller fan since the late 90's. He writes Bible reference books that are unlike any you've ever seen, and his latest title, The Complete Visual Bible, is in my … read more
Comic Bible Brings God's Word to Life

Comic Bible Brings God's Word to Life

By Ministry Matters
Sergio Cariello has illustrated some of the best-known comic book characters, from Batman and Spiderman to Superman and Wonderwoman. With The Action Bible, he brings to life the… read more
Helping Youth Understand the Bible

Helping Youth Understand the Bible

By Tim Gossett
To youths, the Bible is like no other book, and not only because of its content. Just about everything about the Bible is different — the two-column layout, the crinkly… read more
Teaching Kids to Use the Bible (in their own way)

Teaching Kids to Use the Bible (in their own way)

By Joyce Brown
Everyone has the capacity to learn, but each of us learns in many different ways. As we grow, we develop preferred ways of learning that are the most comfortable and the most… read more