Scripture All-Access

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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.

  1. The Celebration of the Bible

    Articles The Celebration of the Bible

    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…

  2. Risky Bible Reading

    Blog Risky Bible Reading

    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…

  3. Recovering Scripture Memorization

    Articles Recovering Scripture Memorization

    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…

  4. Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

    Articles Does the Bible Contradict Itself?

    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…

  5. Keeping the Peace when Scriptures Conflict

    Articles Keeping the Peace when Scriptures Conflict

    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…

  6. Teaching Children Bible Skills

    Articles Teaching Children Bible Skills

    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. …

  7. 7 Ways to Make Bible-Reading Fun

    Articles 7 Ways to Make Bible-Reading Fun

    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…

  8. Empowering Christians through Biblical Literacy

    Articles Empowering Christians through Biblical Literacy

    “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……

  9. From King's English to Common English

    Articles From King's English to Common English

    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…

  10. Unconventional Author Takes Bible Beyond Christian Club

    Articles Unconventional Author Takes Bible Beyond Christian Club

    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 …

  11. Comic Bible Brings God's Word to Life

    Articles Comic Bible Brings God's Word to Life

    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…

  12. Helping Youth Understand the Bible

    Articles Helping Youth Understand the Bible

    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…

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

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

    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…