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Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Dangers of a Life Lived Apart from the Bible’s Influence
Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Dangers of a Life Lived Apart from the Bible’s Influence

Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Dangers of a Life Lived Apart from the Bible’s Influence

A life characterized by an immersion in the Bible, and a thoughtful understanding of its more than 31,000 verses, offers weighty benefits. In the 23rd chapter of the Old Testament book that bears his name, Job declared that he treasured the words of God’s mouth...

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Biblical Illiteracy: A Plague Upon the Church
Three Strategies for Developing Biblical Literacy
Three Strategies for Developing Biblical Literacy

Three Strategies for Developing Biblical Literacy

Have you ever helped someone learn how to read? It is an exciting journey, but it is a long one. A child does not wake up one morning and decide, “Today I will learn how to read.” Instead, it takes them weeks or months to develop basic phonics skills before they...

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Biblical Illiteracy: A Plague Upon the Church
Let My People Read! Encouraging God’s People to Read the Bible
Let My People Read! Encouraging God’s People to Read the Bible

Let My People Read! Encouraging God’s People to Read the Bible

The United States has never been more educated than it is now. More people hold high school diplomas, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees than at any point in our nation’s history. And yet, research shows a worrying trend—Americans are spending fewer hours...

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Biblical Illiteracy: A Plague Upon the Church
What Is Biblical Illiteracy and Is it a Problem Within the Church?
What Is Biblical Illiteracy and Is it a Problem Within the Church?

What Is Biblical Illiteracy and Is it a Problem Within the Church?

One subject that isn’t getting enough coverage in contemporary Christian books and Christian media is the significant issue of biblical illiteracy. Two researchers who have looked into this problem in the Church, George Gallup and Jim Castelli, write, “Americans...

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Biblical Illiteracy: A Plague Upon the Church
When Darkness Seems to Hide His Face: Applying the Word of God in Seasons of Despair
When Darkness Seems to Hide His Face: Applying the Word of God in Seasons of Despair

When Darkness Seems to Hide His Face: Applying the Word of God in Seasons of Despair

I love the hymn “The Solid Rock” by Edward Mote. It has been a battle hymn for my soul these past two years. For the past two years at times, I have battled with despair and depression. I have felt like I have been going in circles with no clear direction in the...

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Biblical Illiteracy: A Plague Upon the Church
The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church
The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church

The Centrality of the Word in the Life of the Church

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching” (1st Timothy 4:13). John Calvin is considered one of the primary influences of the Protestant Reformation. Today we cannot consider his whole life but here’s one...

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Growing Our Longing for and Delight in God’s Word
Growing Our Longing for and Delight in God’s Word

Growing Our Longing for and Delight in God’s Word

What got you out of bed this morning? A blaring alarm clock, an enthusiastic dog, or a crying baby? Maybe you were excited to be one day closer to the weekend or your next vacation. If I’m honest, my love of coffee lures me from my bed most mornings. Sometimes I...

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Interview on Biblical Illiteracy – with Dave Jenkins
Interview on Biblical Illiteracy – with Dave Jenkins

Interview on Biblical Illiteracy – with Dave Jenkins

Sarah: Hello, Dave. Thanks for doing this interview for Theology for Life! We’re excited about the new book you’ve just had published—The Word Explored. As I already know, but our readers may not yet, this book is about the problem of biblical illiteracy. This is a...

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Biblical Illiteracy: A Plague Upon the Church
Another Gospel? – An Interview with Alisa Childers
Another Gospel? – An Interview with Alisa Childers

Another Gospel? – An Interview with Alisa Childers

T4L: Today we are interviewing Alisa Childers. Thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview with Theology for Life Magazine, Alisa. Can you tell us a bit about your life, marriage, and your ministry? Alisa: My husband and I live in the Nashville, TN area...

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