Bible Reader

Romans 12

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Three Reasons You Should Go Trick or Treating   3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Halloween can be a time to be on mission and build relationships that will deepen throughout the year. Maybe you’ve been too distracted by the excitement surrounding this year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation to even notice but newsflash: Halloween is tomorrow. This holiday has sparked quite a bit of controversy in Christian circles over the years. Halloween, […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: After Mass Shootings, Americans Turn to Four Bible Verses Most   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail President Trump, Louie Giglio, Christine Caine, and David Platt all cite top psalm after Las Vegas attack. The morning after hundreds of country music fans were shot at a Las Vegas festival, President Donald Trump called on God to comfort grieving families and victims. “Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Leadership Is Not About You   1 month, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Leadership means hard work and service. Leadership is not about you. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that leadership is not for you—leadership is something you can learn and excel at. But no matter how many theories you study or how many clubs you led in high school, if your leadership is about you, you will not be an effective […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Interview: The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You   4 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality. Four years ago, Kristin Schell ordered two picnic tables for a party. She was a reliable hostess in her Austin community, a thrower of book clubs, barbecues, and neighborhood Bible studies. Schell had read Romans 12:13—“Take every opportunity to open your life and home to others” […]

  • Thumbnail From rescues to legal reform, a faithful minority changed the country’s criminal landscape. Sek Saroeun first read the Bible at a Phnom Penh bar where young girls were illegally sold for sex. Hamburgers were $1.00, draft beers were $1.50, and bigger bills could get you a companion for the night. The Buddhist law student worked as a DJ […]

  • Thumbnail Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism Last week, I binge watched (apparently, that’s a thing) Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. Based in Harlem, the show is unapologetically black and unapologetically political. One article in Time calls it the “most political superhero show yet.” It pulls no social punches, addressing everything from urban policing to Harlem’s gentrification. […]

  • Thumbnail Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism Last week, I binge watched (apparently, that’s a thing) Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. Based in Harlem, the show is unapologetically black and unapologetically political. One article in Time calls it the “most political superhero show yet.” It pulls no social punches, addressing everything from urban policing to Harlem’s gentrification. […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Six Themes of an I Am N Christian   1 year, 3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail

    What does it mean to be an I Am N Christian in the Middle East right now? How should their stories inspire us as Western Christians? I have had the privilege of meeting and hearing the incredible stories of some of these sisters and brothers during recent visits to Iraq and neighboring countries where The Voice of […]
  • admin wrote a new blog post: Tuesday Prayers   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    Thumbnail By now, I hope you know that prayer is foundational to VOM. We’re constantly asking for it on behalf of persecuted Christians , but did you know that we’re also praying for you? Every week, staff members in VOM’s Readers Services department compile a list of everyone they talk to who may have a need. Every Tuesday, that list is printed and […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: The battle is in the mind   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    God calls us to be “be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2). The actions of life will flow from the transformation of the mind, and not the other way around. That this command is not just pious rhetoric or poetic sentiment but practically helpful was driven home to me by a friend […]

  • Thumbnail Every second, 112 people open the Bible app. Here’s what they’re looking at. Every second, the world conducts more than 40,000 Google searches, creates 5 new Facebook profiles, and opens YouVersion’s Bible App 112 times. In the app, three bookmarks are created, four verses are shared, and 18 verses are highlighted. More than 50 Bible chapters are listened […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: God Loves My Fat Body As It Is   2 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail My weight does not hurt my witness. In all of my remembered days, two truths remain constant: I believe in God, and I am fat. While there have been seasons where I struggled with my faith or my fatness, neither has ever left me. As a teen, I thought that being a good, effective Christian meant […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Interview: Elisabeth Elliot’s Strong Views Were Not About Women Only   2 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailSwimming against the stream is always hard. An interview with Elisabeth Elliot. This interview originally appeared in the October 6, 1978, issue of Christianity Today . It was posted June 15, 2015, to commemorate the death of Elisabeth Elliot . Elisabeth Elliot is a writer who lives in Hamilton, Massachusetts. She is adjunct professor at Gordon-Conwell seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts. […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Russell Wilson and the Fifty Shades backlash   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    “o not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2, NKJV). Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is on record confessing his faith. “In terms of my legacy off the field, I want to be […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: "Do You Want To See My New Book?"   2 years, 12 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWhat would it be like to live in a village that was nearly impossible to drive to? When visitors manage to travel to this type of village, people come pouring out of their homes to see what all the commotion is about. Not long ago, I visited a place like this in Nepal. As we drove out […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: It’s All Gift   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    ThumbnailAs it turns out, your success probably has little to do with you. Grace—it is central to the gospel. As Christians, we understand that. Yet many of us operate with an inadequate theology of gift, and gift presupposes grace. Imagine asking two successful people how they managed to accomplish what they have. The first says, “I’m […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Blessing and Hope   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    This week is my first week back in the office after a 12-week maternity leave. Our beautiful daughter was born Dec. 29 and I enjoyed spending the first weeks of her life concentrating on her needs. We named her “Rajah,” a transliteration of the word for “hope” used in Arabic Bibles when it refers to future […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Hope in the Face of Persecution   3 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWalter Brueggemann, Old Testament scholar, says that Israel’s experiences of pain as recorded in the Old Testament are answered by God’s actions. He hears their cries of pain and responds. Hope in ancient Israel was expressed by “the relentless insistence that social hurt is not permanent, that oppression is not for perpetuity” ( Old Testament Theology: Essays […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Holy Living in an Unholy World   4 years, 4 months ago · View

    The third chapter of 2 Timothy describes the terrible situation Timothy calls the “last days.” These verses speak of the way things were following the coming of the Kingdom of God in Jesus Christ when he first came to earth. They also tell us about the days leading up to his second coming. In the middle […]

  • admin wrote a new blog post: Deferring Vengeance to God   4 years, 5 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOpposition to our faith causes us to cry out to God for justice, for God to deal not only with personal pain but also with those who perpetuate evil against us. The various authors of the Psalms vent their deepest desires regarding the enemies of God who were also their enemies. In Psalm 83:15, the Psalmist […]

  • Load More