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Bible Study Magazine is a print magazine (not an emagazine) published by Lexham Press. Six times a year, Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from respected teachers, professors, historians, and archeologists.
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Pastor JR Vassar believes that modern culture is enslaved to public opinion. Engaging this generation with the gospel involves reaching people who broadcast their lives on social media, often as a way of seeking validation.
Evangelicals in Latin America have often been told that they have no tradition—that evangelicalism is a faith for missionaries and outsiders.” That’s how Daniel Salinas, a historical theologian from Colombia, describes the challenge facing many churches in the countries of Central and South America.
British novelist L.P. Hartly famously wrote, “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” This certainly is true with respect to the Bible. The world of the first century, whether Jerusalem, Corinth, or Rome, is vastly different from the world we inhabit. If we want to understand the Bible correctly, then we must “mind the gap,” as the trains in London say—the cultural gap between ourselves and the ancient world of the biblical authors and their audiences.
—Michael F. Bird
In my experience, most people have two “come to Jesus” moments: One when they first believe, and a second when they decide to live self-sacrificially. Following my second moment, I sold most of my stuff (including my house), left a great job, and went into ministry as a nonprofit leader and missionary. But no matter how real that second “come to Jesus” moment is, when the chips are down, you often wonder “Where is Jesus in this?”
—John D. Barry