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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.
Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose thoughtful engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word in their lives—and the power of Scripture in yours.
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"How long O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? Forever?" The opening lyrics of "I Don't Know," from Trip Lee's latest mixtape, The Waiting Room, might sound familiar. Feeling burdened to write songs expressing lament, the hip-hop artist turned to the psalms for inspiration.
—Rebecca Van Noord
Things are not the way they’re supposed to be. We live in a world filled with suffering and injustice, where the wicked often prosper and the righteous often languish. Scripture assumes this basic truth. Yet it doesn’t provide a clear and simple reason why this is so. Instead the Bible gives us rhythms and words of protest, prayer, and praise.
—Todd R. Hains
In the decades after Jesus’ death and resurrection, the Apostle Paul planted churches throughout the northeastern Mediterranean region. His missionary work led to countless Christian converts, and he experienced miraculous displays of God’s power. He also encountered stiff resistance at times, leading to imprisonments and beatings. The narrative of Paul’s journeys is recorded in the book of Acts. In the July/August issue of Bible Study Magazine, we invited authors to explore each episode of Paul’s initial westward mission, from Syria to Cyprus to Galatia.
—John D. Barry
Like many Americans, I’ve been concerned over the political and social divisions that exist in our country. On a more local level, my church has recently gone through a prolonged theological debate that we “settled” by majority vote. Conflict inside and outside the church is nothing new. New Testament churches arose from a society with great diversity in cultures. Like us, they too knew divisions. When differences of opinion arise, we have to ask: Can a church that is to be known by its love cohere when it experiences passionate dissension?
—Michael S. Heiser