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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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Christine Caine grew up revering the Bible, and even kissing the Bible, but never reading it for herself. In her family’s Greek Orthodox tradition, reading the Bible was reserved for priests. When Caine—an excited new follower of Jesus at age 22—came home with a Bible, her mother was mortified. “Christine, who do you think you are?” her mother exclaimed. “You’re being brainwashed!” Today, Caine recalls her response with crystal clarity: “Yes, Mum, this word is brainwashing me. It is literally washing my brain, and I want to be brainwashed.”
“But I didn’t mean to do it!” We have all heard something like this, right? I have two kids, ages 4 and 7, so I hear this line about every other day. Sure, my kids may not necessarily harbor any malicious or consciously defiant intent, but they make mistakes. And when they do, regardless of whether they meant to misbehave, things need to be set right.
—David B. Schreiner
Can Aunt Hayley see me?” my 5-year-old, Emma, asks one afternoon. “I think Hayley’s watching over me.” Aunt Hayley passed away two years before Emma was born. Her question reveals a conflation of pop-culture depictions of the dead, her young Christian imagination, and her own experience with death. Death is a frequent topic in our home. At times, I wonder if we’re too comfortable talking about death, if others would find us morbid—like the Christian Addams Family, or something. But death has been a part of our story, and my wife and I believe not talking about it would do more harm than being open and honest. So we do our best.
—Ryan J. Pemberton
Sticks and stones will break my bones—and how your words will hurt me! Yes, the adage says “words will never hurt me.” The problem is that the adage doesn’t tell the truth; it simply attempts to mask the fact that harmful words do hurt. In a world of “fake news” and online “haters,” Numbers 16 has insight for our world today. Korah and others with him rebel against Moses and Aaron, and this chapter narrates God’s vindication of leaders who serve with faithful obedience toward the full flourishing of God’s holy people.