Five Bible Verses You Could Use Right Now

Regular followers of Doubting Believer know that I'm not really one to cherry pick Bible verses and toss them out as easy answers or rules for life. Individual scripture passages should be read in context to the whole and always in light of the words, work and witness of Jesus. That being said, there are, of course, some real gems contained in our scriptures that may be just what ...

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Let Jesus Be Your Guide

You hear that a lot. Let Jesus be your guide. Show me your ways, Lord,    teach me your paths.Guide me in your truth and teach me,    for you are God my Savior,    and my hope is in you all day long.Psalm 25:4-5 But what kind of guide does a first century nomadic Palestinian Jew make for 21st Century people? Jesus never had a spouse, or kids or even a real job. Jesus never knew any kind of ...

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The Bible Doesn’t Change–But We Do

One of the statements that some Christians like to throw out whenever they want to exclude or limit the participation and acceptance of women, LGBTQ people, people of color or any group they deem threatening or unacceptable is, "the Bible doesn't change."  Meaning that there are verses in the Bible they can point to that say these folks are not okay and that stands for now and all time. There is ...

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Is Your Theology Biblical?

I cannot count the number of times in the past couple of weeks that I have heard or read someone begin a sentence with, "The Bible clearly says..." and then goes on to say something that I have never known the Bible to say. Just to check ourselves, here are six questions we can ask to make sure that when we say, "The Bible says..." we're not just using that make ...

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A Sneak Peak at June Bible Boot Camp

Here is what a typical day's study for our June Bible Boot Camp will look like. (Reminder: you will get the locations/areas for the week at the beginning of the week, so you can plan). Place to Encounter the Word  A local Heart Association office/cardiologist office/heart hospital --ideally go inside to a waiting area, or you can just go to the parking lot of such a place. The Word  John 14:1-3 Do not let your ...

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