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“When the Lord saved me, I had a burning passion to know what I believe, what makes me the world and how I live,” says Thabiti Anyabwile, pastor, popular Christian blogger and council member for the Gospel Coalition. Once he and Kristie became believers, they would sit together in the breakfast nook, Bibles open and legal pads at hand. “We just ripped through the Scripture. Bible study became nourishment and a joy that continues to this day. It’s our anchor.”
In Swahili, “Thabiti” means “genuine” or “true.” The name is appropriate considering Anyabwile’s belief in the power of the Bible: “It is the most formative and foundational influence in my life.”—Karen Jones
“Hell seems very present in the lives of those who live in crippling physical and emotional pain,” says John Walter, executive director of restoration programs for the American Bible Society. “For those who have lost their connection to a loving God in the midst of violence, hell seems an apt definition of their experience. Ultimately, it’s separation from God. But this relationship can be restored, and hope and life can return. The people of Congo are ebullient and effusive. They have such a joyful nature—and we’ve seen that in the midst of their circumstances.”
“The power of Scripture comes from knowing that the author of Scripture is the same author of us all. He isn’t remote and aloof from anything in our lives—least of all from the searing pain we feel being separated from all that is good and confronted with all that is evil.”—Rebecca Brant
Like a man who loses his car keys at night but searches for them only within the circle of light cast by a nearby streetlamp, we can be tempted to interpret biblical texts in the context that is most accessible or comfortable to us. But interpreting the Bible in the light of our own milieu was never the author’s intention.—Eli T. Evans