Reading the Bible in 2016: Knowing What to Read

In my last post, I said that if you want to make your 2016 Bible reading worthwhile, then you need know how to read. You need to read successively, thoughtfully, and prayerfully. Today, I want us to consider what to read. I'll suggest a plan for beginners and then several plans for non-beginners. A Beginner Reading Plan. If … Continue reading Reading the Bible in 2016: Knowing What to Read

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Why Is the Story of Herod’s Slaughter in the Bible?

This comes from a segment of a paper I wrote for a New Testament class in seminary.  Perhaps Matthew includes the story of Herod because it paves the way for how Jews will respond to Jesus throughout his Gospel. The reason seems more significant, however. In this lesson, we will discern why Matthew included Herod … Continue reading Why Is the Story of Herod’s Slaughter in the Bible?