One of the most challenging genres in the Bible is Apocalypse – in large part because it’s a genre we don’t really use anymore. But surprisingly, political cartoons can help us understand this bizarre biblical genre. We explore Revelation 14 as an example of some very good news.Continue reading
How to Read the Prophets
We imagine the Biblical prophets as fortune tellers promising far off blessings. But the prophets were political activists, called to speak truth to power. So how do we read their ancient messages for spiritual formation today?Continue reading
How to Read the Gospels
The Gospels are ancient biographies. Their goal is to lead us to imitate Jesus’ life. So how do we read the Gospels such that we focus not just on Jesus’ death, but his life? How can we learn to imitate Jesus?Continue reading
What is the Bible?
Everyone knows reading Scripture is an important element of a vibrant faith. But can we be honest? The Bible is really confusing. Knowing what we’re supposed to take from it is tough. This summer, we’re going to explore the Bible by genre, and learn tips and tricks for reading so that the Spirit can transform us AND our world.Continue reading