Bible Drill to Promise

By Ellen Di Giosia Psalm 119:9-16 Like many Baptist children of my era, I was devoted to Bible Drill. While living in Mississippi, I studied each week and reveled in the opportunity to show my stuff. “Attention!” (Standing straight, Bible by my left side.) “Present swords!”...
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Hidden Treasures

By Lance Mayes Psalm 119:9-16 If you grew up going to church, you probably memorized several Bible verses or passages. I know several people who have memorized the book of James. It seems we’ve lost this discipline in most churches. I wonder why? Scripture that is memorized...
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What Writing Taught Me about Reading the Bible

By Bob Flynn When my parents asked what I wanted for my 9th birthday, I said I wanted a Bible. My mother said I would have a Bible someday but she thought I was too young to be reading the Bible by myself. My father believed too much Bible-reading made people crazy. I don’t know...
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Living the Book

By Edgar Twedt In “The Book of Eli” Denzel portrays a wanderer in a dark, post-apocalyptic world.  He is protecting a book which he carries as he walks westward toward the ocean.  It’s a complicated and violent film to which Roger Ebert gives a sort of yes and no review.  There...
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