Kathie's Roman Digs (Week 3)

What struck me overall in Romans 1:8-17 was the example that Paul set for all of us: in prayer, in actions, in obedience, in living, and in interacting in Christian Community. My information chart from Romans 1:8-17: PAUL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY (RC) PRAYER FAITH GOD SPIRITUAL GIFT GOOD NEWS reports of faith of RC (8) Paul… Read More

Kathie's Roman Digs (Week 2)

5Through Christ, God has given us the privilege[c] and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.6 And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. 7 I am writing to all of you… Read More

God wouldn’t choose me, would he?

Do you think God has a purpose for you, for your life? We have excuses and reasons why God shouldn’t choose us: We’re imperfect! We’re not qualified! In this, we are not different from a lot of people in the Bible.       God called Jeremiah to be a formidable prophet. Jeremiah had labeled… Read More

Why read historical fiction about Bible characters?

Some people believe the term “Biblical Fiction” is an oxymoron, because how can the words Biblical and Fiction be joined together. The Bible is truth. And fiction isn’t—necessarily. That’s what historical fiction does—joins two seeming-opposites together to make something more accessible, like a history lesson or a Bible story. Good fiction helps its characters come alive… Read More

Biblical Detecting With Character Studies

Do you read “who-done-its” or watch detective shows? God Chooses Imperfect People: Tamar and Judah is tailor-made for you. You can be a detective yourself as you read Bible stories. Look closely at the events, scenes, and characters to understand the whos, hows, and whys in the story. Detectives are taught to analyze without the overlay… Read More

Do you want to dig deeper into the Bible?

Are you stuck in your childhood, Sunday School, fun-little-song edition of the Bible? If you don’t look for and expect to discover deeper understanding, you won’t find it. If you are like me, when you read the Bible a voice whispers in your brain, “I already know this story.” Our brains work that way—they connect what is coming… Read More