Crossroads: What Does God Want from Us?

by Jessica Asbell

I like to know exactly what is expected of me. If someone asks me to do something, I ask questions to make sure I know what I’m supposed to do.

Formations 02.05.2023: Unfinished Business

by Darrell Pursiful

Why do we have two different versions of Israel’s history in the Old Testament? The short answer is because humans always rewrite their history from time to time.

Connections 02.05.2023: Who Are We to Say?

by Nikki Finkelstein-Blair

For someone who claims to have come preaching to the Corinthians “in weakness and in fear and in much trembling” (v. 3), the Apostle Paul always seems to me to be very certain.

9 Tips for Interpreting Scripture

by Mike Smith

Many of us grew up hearing preachers proclaim, “The Bible says it. I believe it. That settles it.” By now, I hope we realize that the task of biblical interpretation is a tad more complicated.

Crossroads: Fishers of People

by Jessica Asbell

Going fishing takes patience. You have to wait awhile (sometimes a very long while) before the fish start biting. First you put something on your hook that you hope the fish will want to eat. Then you plop that hook into the water and you wait. Sometimes you may move it around some, but you have to wait for the fish.

Connections 01.29.2023: Wisdom for the Here and Now

by Nikki Finkelstein-Blair

The city’s residents and visitors included educated Greek philosophers and faithful Jewish scholars alongside many other religious groups and ethnic traditions.

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