I didn’t start out to study the life of the Patriarchs, starting with Abram and Ruth. What I wanted to focus on were the women who were (unusually) listed in Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew 1. If you’re in a hurry today, you can skip to the last few paragraphs to see where we are going… Read More
Bible Doodle: Genesis 12:6-7
As I read Genesis 12: 6-7, I imagined Abram and Sarai texting each other. I imagined that Abram texted because he wanted Sarai to have her first emotive reaction when he was not present. And I imagine Sarai trying to figure out what was going on.
God Chooses Imperfect People: Bible Study through Character Sketches
When your read stories or books, do you find characters whom you identify with? Do you ever wonder why a particular character draws you in so tightly? Do you do this with Bible characters? One of the genres in which I write is historical fiction of Biblical characters. I work hard to make the stories… Read More
Bible Doodle: Genesis 37:18-38
What prompted Judah to suggest selling his brother Joseph? Was it to save his brother’s life or to keep his own hands clean? Was he protecting Joseph or did he hate his brother so much he wanted him to suffer? So when Joseph arrived, his brothers ripped off the beautiful robe he was wearing. Then they… 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