"Christianity, rightly understood, is the science of love." -Helen Keller
You could say the Bible ultimately explores the science of love. When we use the stories of the Bible as arguments, formulas, or even a constitution of sorts, we are going to bump up against inconsistencies, confusion and question. Why? While it is sacred, beautiful, timeless, and relevant, we often forget it is also a story. A story that each of us can be found in, as different characters at different points in our lives.
My challenge (and hope) for you today is to open your Bible. See for yourself what it says. Read the articles in this issue for tips. When you reach confusing stories or elements that make you want to give up, persevere with an open heart, sit with the confusion, and ask yourself, “Why might this be here? Where am I in this story? What do I have to learn?”
I’d love to hear how reading the Bible for yourself impacts your journey. Join the conversation and let us know on our Facebook page .
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Articles in this issue
The Bible's deeper meaning
The Bible can sometimes make for a confusing read. Should readers be looking for a deeper meaning hidden in the Old and New Testaments?
Is the Bible a true story?
Rev. Amos Glenn responds to questions about Divine revelation, the Bible, and how God leads us to happiness.
Why don't we spend more time reading God's Word?
I don't take time to read the Bible much, and even when I do, I don't get much out of it. What can I do?
Meditate on the Word
Lectio Divina is an ancient Christian practice which can enliven our study of the Word.
Changing lives: reintegrating religion into life
When life was darkest and most confusing, Shelley found hope by reintegrating religion into her life and being open to the help of others. While…