Bible Jazz

About a year or so ago, I realized that I was living a frantic life and I desperately wanted to slow down. What really caught my attention was that music was becoming a background noise for me, and not something that I intentionally sat down and enjoyed like I used to. So Sarah purchased a record player for me. I absolutely love it! You can’t take the record player in the car with you. You can’t put…

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Which Reading Plan Should I Use?

Every morning comes with a routine. For me, I wake up at 6:30 or so and immediately plug in the coffee machine and set about cleaning up in the shower. This way, when the shower is over and I am dressed for the day, I can sit down and read the Bible with a fresh cup of coffee in hand. It seems like there are more reading plans for the Bible than there are stars in the night sky. Some prefer a…

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Which Translation Should I Use?

There are many who would say that there are no interpretations to be made in the Scripture. “Just read the words on the page, and do what they say” is a saying that typically accompanies this mindset. But what many don’t realize is that we’ve made an interpretation even before we’ve opened our Bibles. We made it at the bookstore when we picked out our favorite translation. Wikipedia (source of all knowl…

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How Are There So Many Different Interpretations?

2 + 2 = 4 This, a formulaic approach to things, is how we like the world to work. There is no way that anyone could look at the equation and decide that the answer is 5, or 3, or 100. The answer to the question “What is two plus two?” will always be four. No questions. So why is it then that when two people sit down and read the same passage from the scriptures, they can come away with such rad…

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Where Did the Bible Come From?

I have a black leather bound Bible that I purchased at the Family Christian Book Store, and it goes with me everywhere I go. It’s in my messenger bag when I go to work. It’s in my backpack when I’m at school. It waits for me every morning at my kitchen table for my morning readings (more on this later). For as much as I am a tech geek, I never got next to reading my Bible on a screen. For some reaso…

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