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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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Elyse Fitzpatrick developed a heart for ministry not because she had all the answers, but because she had a lot of questions. As a young woman with only a passing acquaintance with Christianity, Fitzpatrick says, her life was a train wreck when she came to Christ. 'I needed answers that would calm my own troubled heart. As a believer, as I saw how much help I needed, I began to see that there were a lot of other women out there who needed the same kind of help.'
All followers of Christ are called to forgive, but few are put to the test like Christians in war-torn countries. Ivan Rusyn, president of Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, says his country’s prolonged conflict with Russia has given believers in Ukraine a new perspective.
We seldom think of angels as intercessors, but the notion that they mediated between God and humans is an ancient one. The holy ones were part of God’s assembled council (Psa 89:5–6; compare 82:1), which was conceived as a heavenly courtroom (Dan 7:10). Angels could even be called to testify before God and served to accuse, to plead on someone’s behalf, or to pass judgment (Job 1:6–11; 11:7–10; 33:23–24).
—Michael S. Heiser
Speaking at Julius Caesar’s funeral, Mark Antony praised Brutus—Caesar’s main assassin—for being an 'honorable man.' Asked about a popular restaurant, Yogi Berra replied, 'Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.' Irony surrounds and entertains us. Biblical authors also loved to squeeze a twist into their writings. In the book of Job, we encounter three kinds of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic.