“Do Faithful Christians Take the Bible Literally?” by Glenn T. Stanton: “First, we must understand that the phrase ‘take the Bible literally’ is primarily a litmus test—and a silly one at that—for ‘do you really believe the Bible?’ This is why so many Christians hold to this myth—they want to be counted among the Bible-believers. But this is not faithful to God’s Word. I know of no serious, Bible-believing Christian who actually takes the Bible literally.”
“Teaching Children the Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones: “Do you read the Bible like a rulebook? Do you look at the biblical characters as heroes to emulate? Or do you read Scripture as a Story with one great Hero?”
“The Grace of God in the Bible” by Dane Ortlund: For each book of the Bible, Ortlund sums up in one sentence how God’s grace is uniquely displayed therein.
“Don’t read the Bible like a cookbook,” says pastor Greg Boyd in the sermon clip below. The Bible is a story that must be read from beginning to end and understood as an arc, not paged through and grabbed at at random like a collection of recipes. (He references the book The Naked Anabaptist by Stuart Murray.)
“Kimyal New Testament launch in Indonesia,” video by Dianne Becker: In 2010, the Kimyal community in West Papua, Indonesia, received the first copies of the New Testament in their language, the culmination of forty-seven years of translation work. They welcome it into their village with dancing, weeping, and prayer. For additional footage, click here.