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The One Book on Racial History You Should Read (Ideally with Others)

We all know a good story reaches deeper than a pile of statistics. Sermons and TED Talks and books change lives because they tell poignant stories. Even Jesus displays storytelling power through his parables. And yet, we know we need statistics too. Compiling meaningful data is crucial for governments forming policy, as well as individuals... Read more

Celebrate the Ability to Read Scripture: Bible Translation Day – Bible Gateway Blog

Every year, September 30 is dedicated as Bible Translation Day. (Watch Wycliffe’s 2020 Scripture Celebration video.) Christians believe God has preserved the text of the Bible for thousands of years. But how often do we think about the countless men and womenscholars, translators, missionaries, and otherswho God has used to accomplish this remarkable act of... Read more

Why Is It So Hard to Read My Bible These Days?

Since March, Ive struggled to maintain my daily habit of Bible reading and prayer. Some days, Ive happily turned to the next passage in my year-long plan (or asked Alexa to read it to me). Some days, Ive slogged through my daily chapters only because I know its the right thing to do. But, some... Read more

Kanye West says he started to read the Bible after 2016 hospitalization

Awkward: Kanye West stormed the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech(Photo: MTV/ET)Kanye West's faith was at the centre of a new interview in which he says God brought him to his knees "multiple times".  The rapper, who is bipolar, also said he ran up onto the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech in 2009 because... Read more

Read Ryan Coogler’s Lovely Tribute to Chadwick Boseman | RELEVANT Magazine

Black Pantherdirector Ryan Coogler has written a lengthy, beautiful tribute to his friend Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last Friday after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. Boseman not only starred as King T’Challa in Black Panther but was, according to Coogler, hugely instrumental in its production process, providing onset leadership, thoughtful story edits and... Read more

How to Read (and Not Read) the Bible

The Bible Is Literature Yes, we should read the Bible just the way we read other forms of literature and no, we should actually read it completely differently. The Bible is literature. How could you read it any other way? If it's poetry, you have to read it as poetry; if it's stories, you have... Read more

Crossway+ Exclusive: 50% Off the ESV Psalms, Read by Kristyn Getty

An Exclusive Deal for Crossway+ Members Starting today and running through August 11, 2020, Crossway+ members receive an exclusive deal of 50% off the digital download of the ESV Psalms, Read by Kristyn Getty. Comfort and Hope The book of Psalms, cherished by Christians throughout the centuries, is the Bibles collection of heartfelt hymns of... Read more

Introducing the ESV Psalms, Read by Kristyn Getty

Hear the Word The book of Psalms, cherished by Christians throughout the centuries, is the Bibles collection of heartfelt hymns of praise, prayers of lament, and songs of thanksgiving. Featuring the voice of modern hymn writer Kristyn Getty, the ESV Psalms, Read by Kristyn Getty captures the expressions of tearful lament, prayerful meditation, and exuberant... Read more

Many Christians struggle to read the Bible on their own – study

(Photo: Unsplash/Kelly Sikkema)Many Christians struggle to understand Scripture without help from others, new research has found.  Over half (57%) of the 1,002 US Protestant churchgoers surveyed by Lifeway Research said it was challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own.  "Churchgoers are ready to defend the Bible as true... Read more

Listen to Morgan Freeman Read the Final Words of Rep. John Lewis | RELEVANT Magazine

On Thursday, Rep. John Lewis was laid to rest after 80 years of astonishing work of fighting for liberation and equality a journey that took him from the jail cells of Nashville, Tennessee to the House of Representatives, where he served Georgia for 17 terms. He left a legacy of “good trouble” and was,... Read more

5 Books to Read by Church Fathers

One of the questions I often get abouttheological retrievalis where to start. Lots of people see the value of reading ancient texts, but are unsure where to dive in. So I thought it might be useful to identify five classic texts from the church fathers that (1) are significant theologically and historically, (2) are relatively... Read more

‘Please Read the Bible,’ Tony Dungy Says after Don Lemon Alleges Jesus Wasn’t Perfect

'Please Read the Bible,' Tony Dungy Says after Don Lemon Alleges Jesus Wasn't Perfect Football commentator and well-known Christian Tony Dungy defended the sinlessness of Christ in a series of tweets last week after CNNs Don Lemon said Jesus was not perfect. Lemon made the comment while discussing statues and monuments of the Founding... Read more

5 Novels Christians Should Read

What makes a work of literature worth recommending to Christian readers? Writing 20 years before the birth of Christ, the Roman author Horace bequeathed a twofold criterion for determining the worth of a work of literature that has stood the test of time. Posterity has most often used the words wisdom and delight to capture... Read more

TGC Podcast: Want to Read Great Literature? Start Here.

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Karen Swallow Prior: So, I’m here to talk about… Let’s see what’s the title of my talk. How, Why and What to Read, I think. I do want to tell you that I’ve... Read more

Why You Should Read the Works of William Perkins – Tim Challies

This week the blog post is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books and written by Dr. Joel R. Beeke. The writings of Englands William Perkins (15581602)who served Gods Church as one of the last of the sixteenth-century Reformers, as well as one of the fathers of the seventeenth-century Puritanismhas been finally reprinted in modern typeface by... Read more

4 Ways to Read the Book of Revelation – TGC Africa

Christians disagree on many doctrines and practices within the broader Christian faith. Not least of these is the nature of the events surrounding the return of Christ. Will there be seven years of tribulation? Is the Beast a specific individual, an institution, or merely symbolic? Does the fall of Babylon in the book of Revelation... Read more

Why You Should Read Frederick Buechner

Becoming a Christian is, generally speaking, bad for a novelists career. With some exceptions to this this rule (Marilynne Robinson, for one), a committed Christian in the world of letters faces bewildered misunderstanding from the literary community and, often, a Christian community expecting every story to follow the plotline of Amazing Grace. Someone compelled by... Read more

5 Contemporary Poets Christians Should Read

Im always a little sad after a poetry reading when someone comes up and tells me theyre really into Christian poets, and when I ask excitedly which ones? they rattle off a short list that ends with Gerard Manley Hopkins or George Herbert. Not that those poets arent required readingabsolute masters of the form and... Read more

20 Quotes on Christs Heart (From the Best Book Ive Read All Year)

The following quotes caught my attention as I read Dane Ortlund’s breathtaking new book, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers (Crossway, 2020). Yes, we included it in our Father’s Day Book Bundlesix books discounted at 50 percent off retail price. Order today and save. The gospel offers us not only... Read more

The ‘Neighborhood’ Forged Will Reunite for a Zoom Desk Learn | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] FirstParks & Recreceived the gang again collectively for a quarantine episode, now the erstwhile college students of Greendale Neighborhood Faculty are getting in on the enjoyable. Jeff, Britta, Abed, Troy, Annie, Chang and the remaining are getting collectively for a Zoom desk learn and we’ll all have the ability to be part... Read more

Please Encourage Me (And Lets Learn An Encouraging E-book Collectively) – Tim Challies

[ad_1] There are two issues Id like to speak on this transient weblog publish. The primary is a request and the second is an invite. First, the request: Encourage me. Id find it irresistible if youd think about submitting the reply to a query and Ailing then spherical up a few of the solutions and... Read more

Free (or Discounted) Books to Learn in Quarantine

[ad_1] Quarantine doesnt essentially imply extra time to learn. If youre something like our household, you have got much less time, fewer shops for stir-crazy youngsters (and adults), and common exhaustion on the finish of every day. For mothers, juggling distant work and children, you may really feel such as you have 5 jobs. But,... Read more

10 Bible Passages to Learn When You are Feeling Anxious and Afraid | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Let’s be trustworthy right here: This has been a very scary week. Within the matter of some days, America has primarily shut down because it grapples with the best way to deal with a worldwide pandemic that's in contrast to something the world has seen in a long time. It’s straightforward, and... Read more

By no means Learn a Bible Verse (and By no means Hear To a Sermon Clip) – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Greg Koukl typically passes alongside a cheeky little tip associated to studying and understanding the Bible. If there was one little bit of knowledge, one rule of thumb, one single ability I might impart, one helpful tip I might depart that may serve you effectively the remainder of your life, what wouldn't it be?... Read more

Desire a Clear, Resilient, and Fearless Lifetime of Religion? Learn the Psalms: An Interview with W. David O. Taylor – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] How does the e-book of Psalms assist make sense of life, artwork, metaphor, violence, struggling, and mortality? How do the Psalms replicate God’s attributes of justice, grace, goodness, therapeutic, energy, and refuge? How are the millennia-old psalms a information to dwelling faithfully the fashionable Christian life within the midst of joys, sorrows, angers, doubts,... Read more

The Investigative Reporting Approach That Can Change How You Learn the Bible | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] The 5 Ws and one H is sometimes called a fundamental journalist method. Each time a Biblical passage is learn there must be a fast evaluation utilizing the Ws to assist comprehend the that means and understanding. Journalists usually like to ask questions. Likewise, intuitive readers of the Bible can use this... Read more

Are You Searching for One thing Good To Learn? – Tim Challies

[ad_1] One factor I like to do is useful resource different individuals with good books. Which means I learn loads after which attempt to point out a few of the better of the bunch in case that can spur different individuals on in their very own studying. To that finish, listed below are just a... Read more

5 Methods to Rewardingly Learn the Ebook of Job

[ad_1] We imagine all Scripture is God-breathed, helpful for educating, rebuking, correcting and coaching in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:1617). However some books within the Bible current us with extra difficulties than others. To learn Job properly, you might want to be ready, for it's, in some ways, a troublesome e-book. Job Is a Arduous Ebook... Read more

Need Religious Progress? Learn Extra Fiction | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Earlier than school, I wasnt a lot of a reader. C.S. Lewis was the one writer I might decide up voluntarily. Even then, it was seldom his works of fiction that intrigued me. I used to be extra interested by his theology. This was true as a result of I believed studying... Read more