Understanding the Bible

How (Not) to Read the Bible: Making Sense of the Anti-women, Anti-science, Pro-violence, Pro-slavery and Other Crazy Sounding Parts of Scripture

Is Reading the Bible the Fastest Way to Lose Your Faith?

Difficult questions arise when we read the Bible. Is God pro violence? Does God endorse slavery? Should we all be vegetarians? Are tattoos sinful? Why does the Bible feel so anti-women and anti-science? Questions like these have caused many to walk away from faith - likely you or someone you are close to. We need to address these issues that come up about the Bible.

In a casual and non-threatening way, pastor Dan Kimball explores these objections and more. The good news is that there are reasonable responses to these good and understandable questions. If church has burned you, bored you, or simply never been of interest, come take a deeper look at Jesus—and find out why the Bible might just be more beautiful than you can imagine. The How (Not) to Read the Bible video series is a lifeline for individuals or groups who are confused or discouraged with questions about the Bible.

The Abide Bible Course: Five Practices to Help You Engage with God Through Scripture

Discover five innovative ways to read the Bible

Do you feel guilty that you don’t read your Bible every day? When you do sit down to study the Bible, do you find yourself easily distracted and feeling like you’re missing something? Are you looking to connect with God’s Word in a fresh way that makes you look forward to your daily time in Scripture? If so, The Abide Bible Course is for you!

In this study, Dr. Phil Collins and pastor Randy Frazee walk you through five innovative practices that will take you beyond just reading and help you deeply engage with Scripture in a way that fits your unique personality and learning style. In each session, they will explain the practice and walk you through each one—with practical examples—so you can try it out for the upcoming week.

Jesus instructed his followers to "abide" in him so they could lead fruitful lives (see John 15:4). The Abide Bible Course will equip you to establish a daily, lifelong habit of abiding in God's Word so you can hear his voice.

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