In my home we’ve got lots of Bibles. We’ve got different translations, study Bibles, Bibles for kids of all ages. Via our devices, we’ve got access to even more versions of God’s written word.

When most western Christians think about engaging God’s word, they usually think of reading one of their many Bibles. And so it should be! But for centuries, God’s people didn’t typically read God’s Word at all. They heard it. That is, they listened as it was read publicly. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Reformation doctrine of Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone) teaches us that the Bible is uniquely authoritative, sufficient, and necessary. In other words, the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice; it tells us everything God requires us to know about how to be saved by him and worship him; and we need the Bible if we are going to live as God has created us to live.

If all that is true, then shouldn’t we be willing to let the Scriptures shape our thinking on everything? Shouldn’t the Bible inform the way we see not only God, but ourselves, everyone else, and the world as a whole? Read the rest of this entry »