Across chapter lines

Many Bible reading plans have people read a certain number of chapters each day. If you were doing that kind of plan, and the dividing line came at the end of John 13, on one day you would read about Jesus’ prediction that Peter would deny him three times. And you would lay your Bible […]

Read More…

8 ways to read the Bible

It happened again last week. Someone said, “I know I should spend more time in my Bible.” After scolding him for yelling at himself rather than celebrating the fact that he is spending time with a small group of people talking about the Bible, I realized that lots of people share that same feeling. I […]

Read More…

Hearing voices.

(This is a guest post from my friend Rob Hatch.) I recognized Paul’s words the other day.  It had never happened to me.  I was preparing for reading at Mass.  I read the first reading from Genesis and the second and then the gospel.  I do this to prepared in case the other lector doesn’t […]

Read More…

think about it

“I’ve been thinking about what you said.” “I’m gonna think about that.” “Ever since you mentioned that, I’ve been thinking about that.” “Remember how we were talking about that situation? I started wondering what would happen if we tried this.” “I was sitting in that seminar and all of the sudden, something clicked. So I’ve […]

Read More…

made differently well

I’ve had cause to talk about Psalm 139 twice in the last two days. It’s a psalm that talks about being made well, being known by God. It’s a good psalm for people to remember when they are struggling to keep up. To keep up with what? With the expectations people have about what a […]

Read More…