Tag Archive: The Story

Jan 02 2013

‘The Story’ Guide Now More Accessible in Chapters

Recently, several churches told me they needed The Story: Personal Journal & Discussion Guide split into individual chapters they could post on their website and/or print weekly. I’ve posted the chapters, which could be useful to others who don’t have that particular need. Perhaps you’d like to view some of the key chapters to decide …

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Nov 15 2012

Did Joshua Cause Leap Years?

Sunlight backlights a Hawaiian island

This question came up in my summer Bible study on The Story: Did Joshua cause leap years by praying for the sun to stop?

Christians naturally want to pass along any information that might influence agnostic friends to trust the Bible. That’s great when the details are solid, but sometimes inaccurate claims bounce around, and …

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Oct 01 2012

Courage: Jacob’s Example Part 4

Part four of a five-part message accompanying chapter 2 of The Story

How do we courageously obey God when obedience is risky? I find help in Jacob’s seven courageous steps as he returned home despite his brother’s vow to kill him. In earlier posts, I mentioned that Jacob in faith immediately started on his way when …

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Sep 24 2012

Courage: Jacob’s Example Part 3

Part three of a five-part message accompanying chapter 2 of The Story

Years ago I decided that any time I said something negative about someone to a person who didn’t need to know, I would go to the person I’d talked to and say, “When I told you about so-and-so, I was gossiping and that …

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Sep 04 2012

‘The Story’ Guide Book Finished!

I’ve finished The Story: Personal Journal & Discussion Guide and you can get it free here! This guidebook takes you through the overall grand themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. It accompanies Zondervan’s The Story, which groups Bible excerpts into thirty-one chapters. The Personal Journal & Discussion Guide adds questions that help you …

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Jul 20 2012

Getting the Big Picture

Close up of painting by Rae Jones

I took oil painting lessons from my mother-in-law, Rae, who was quite an artist (the banner at the top of this website is her work). Each week she critiqued my progress and told me what to work on next. One week I added “complementary under layers” (or something like that) to my canvas. Basically the …

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