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What's the Devo like?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

You've heard about the 7AM weekday online devotional that we started when the shutdown first began. Now that things are opening up again, we don't want to stop! But what is this devo like? We first scheduled them to be 5-10 minutes, just a quick thought from me, and then prayer. But now it has...

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Tags: bible, study, online, devotional, devo

I Wanna Better Faith

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A few of us serve in the "Listening Room" of our Monday night AWANA events. The Listening Room is dedicated just to helping clubbers memorize, recite, and understand their memory verses. We have the privilege of discussing Scripture with the children. There are some clubbers who work on their...

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Tags: bible, scripture, dwell, awana

The Readable Bible

Posted by Colby Kinser on

The Readable Bible (https://readablebible.com/) is a Bible translation project started by Rod Laughlin, who lives in nearby Leawood. Rod has been a businessman and seminary student - but more than that, Rod deeply loves Christ and His Word. The main purpose of TRB is: "The Readable Bible is...

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Tags: bible, translation, readable

Cartoon ... but who is the joke on?

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A pastor friend posted this cartoon recently: Of course, the point is a little pastoral revenge for the microscope some pastors find themselves under. (Not every pastor has a perfectly gracious congregation like I do!) But as I gave the cartoon a second thought, I realized that unintentionally...

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Tags: bible, literacy, ministry, pastor, word

Revopoly!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Yes, the picture is that of a dragon. It's biblical. Over the last couple of years, the Middle school Sunday school class read through Genesis and made their own pictorial scroll of the entire book. You likely saw their work displayed throughout the church in the Spring. By drawing what they...

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Tags: bible, revelation, school, study, sunday, youth

How to Become Hungry by Eating

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There an interesting article by Barna Research from April of this year on Bible engagement, found out:  https://www.barna.com/research/state-bible-2017-top-findings/. It’s a survey taken each year over the last 7 or so years to measure how engaged Americans are with the Bible. Barna...

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Reading the Bible as ... well ... it first was

Posted by Colby Kinser on

A friend of mine lent me one volume of the 5-volume Bibliotheca project - a set of 5 books of the Bible in literary form. The books use the kind of paper you'd find in any quality book, with good cloth binding, a font designed for extended reading, lots of margin on the page, and ... no...

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Reading Plan 2017

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Why do we have reading plans?

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Tags: bible, plan, reading