Jesus's Birth, through Four Biblical, Literary Forms

Last year around Christmas, I wrote to affirm the infinite value of re-reading familiar passages of the Bible, like the story of Jesus’s birth in Luke chapters 1 through 2. And this year, I want to also affirm the practice of looking at multiple places in the Bible to increase our joy this Christmas season. I want to structure our brief, very incomplete tour of … Continue reading Jesus's Birth, through Four Biblical, Literary Forms

Two Amazing Truths the Bible Says about Itself

I’ve been reading through the book of Isaiah, and there have been many moments where I’ve stopped and thought, Wow. You just cannot read the book of Isaiah without feeling awe for God’s power, shame for humanity’s foolishness and sin, and praise for the Messiah who, from our future perspective, fulfilled the promises Isaiah made about Him. One of the many elements in this book … Continue reading Two Amazing Truths the Bible Says about Itself