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Revopoly!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Yes, the picture is that of a dragon. It's biblical. Over the last couple of years, the Middle school Sunday school class read through Genesis and made their own pictorial scroll of the entire book. You likely saw their work displayed throughout the church in the Spring. By drawing what they...

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Tags: bible, revelation, school, study, sunday, youth

How to Become Hungry by Eating

Posted by Colby Kinser on

There an interesting article by Barna Research from April of this year on Bible engagement, found out:  https://www.barna.com/research/state-bible-2017-top-findings/. It’s a survey taken each year over the last 7 or so years to measure how engaged Americans are with the Bible. Barna...

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Tags: bible

Is that US?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I recently received a great question about the Bible, asking if perhaps Isaiah 18 is describing the U.S. We read lots of passages and think, "Wow, that sounds eerily familiar to our situation." And then we read what happens to those nations in Scripture! They get crushed, burned, defeated...

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Tags: hermeneutics, interpretation, prophecy

Reading the Bible as ... well ... it first was

Posted by Colby Kinser on

A friend of mine lent me one volume of the 5-volume Bibliotheca project - a set of 5 books of the Bible in literary form. The books use the kind of paper you'd find in any quality book, with good cloth binding, a font designed for extended reading, lots of margin on the page, and ... no...

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Tags: bible

Reading Plan 2017

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Why do we have reading plans?

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Tags: bible, plan, reading

Compared to What Fixates

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I have been reading in 1 Peter in my quiet time lately, and was particularly struck by three verses in chapter 1 as I was considering the context that Peter wrote into. The readers were suffering and dispersed because of their faith, so Peter wrote to give them some perspective to encourage...

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No Thanks!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Lynne and I pray that you will all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week. Thanksgiving has always been family, food, and football for me, with a time to reflect on our real blessings in Christ.Perhaps you also feel what I often feel at Thanksgiving ... that I'm being forced to be thankful...

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Tags: thanks, thanksgiving