I Send My Scourge [iBelieveBible]

One of the most famous stories from the Bible finds the people of Israel far removed from their homeland, enslaved in the land of Egypt. While the story of how they got there in the first place involves a young man named Joseph – who God chose to save not only his own family but the entire Egyptian nation – the deeds of this Hebrew hero would be forgotten by the powers of Egypt, and Joseph’s own people would be enslaved and oppressed for hundreds of years.

September 01, 2017 / iBelieveBible

God Breathed [iBelieveBible]

Some people go their entire lives without giving much thought to how the holy book they hold so dear came to be. It would be nice to imagine that an angel flew to earth and handed someone – perhaps the Apostle John – a ready-made Bible with all the approved books contained within, written in fancy-sounding English. Unfortunately, the question of Biblical inspiration – and the resulting questions of interpretation and translation that come with it – are much more complicated than that.

August 25, 2017 / iBelieveBible

Cover Up [iBelieveBible]

When we think about beauty, Abraham/Abram’s wife Sarai is not usually the first person to come to mind. She is most known for giving birth to her son Isaac at the age of 90 – hardly the prime of life for most people's physical appearance. Yet, on two separate occasions, Sarai’s incredible beauty led to embarrassment and danger, both for her and others.

August 04, 2017 / iBelieveBible

Into All The World [iBelieveBible]

Races are not only matters of skill, but of endurance; it’s no coincidence that Paul compares the Christian life to a race.

July 14, 2017 / iBelieveBible

Disappointment [iBelieveBible]

The disciples thought that all was lost when Jesus died, but Jesus still kept his promises and rose.

June 23, 2017 / iBelieveBible

The Eleventh Hour [iBelieveBible]

The gospel of Luke includes a moment in the story of the crucifixion that no other gospel writer does: the story of the thief on the cross.

June 16, 2017 / iBelieveBible

Trial & Execution [iBelieveBible]

This story needs no introduction. Its emblem is worn around necks, worked in stained glass, and sculpted outside of churches. After three years of storytelling and laughter, righteous anger and proclaiming grace and justice wherever he goes, Jesus finds himself mocked and hated at Golgotha, the Place of the Skull. Days after being heralded as the conquering king, he faces the death of a traitor and murderer. The Lamb of God was born to die, and now it is time for the sacrifice.

June 09, 2017 / iBelieveBible