Top 10 Reasons the Bible is True

I’ve got a good friend who’s probably a lot like you.  He loves the Bible and does his best to read it and live it every day.  There’s one problem.  Some of his friends say the Bible isn’t true, and

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Ivory-billed Faith

I’ve always wondered why Jesus scolded his followers for their lack of faith. For example, when the disciples cried out in the storm, or when Peter stepped out of the boat.  It wouldn’t have encouraged me to hear, “O ye

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Top 10 Myths about the Bible

You know what an “urban myth” is, right?  It’s “a story of obscure origin that has little or no supporting evidence, and yet spreads spontaneously.” In other words, it’s a popular belief that’s not true.  That seems like a perfect

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Making the Bible Attractive

What would you say is the biggest setback American Christians have experienced in the “culture wars” over past few years?  I know what you’re thinking, but trust me, it’s not that.  I’d like to suggest that the biggest setback is

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The Essential Question

Have you ever asked, “What difference am I making with my life?”  Of course you have; we all have on some level.  But if you want a unique way to find an answer, then check out my new book, The

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FREE e-Book: The Essential Secret

How do you get “average Christians” to establish and maintain a habit of regular of Bible reading?  That may seem like a rather mundane religious question; aren’t there more important issues for Christian leaders to think about?  Maybe. But I’m

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Candy Crush and the Bible

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but lately I’ve been thinking a lot about Candy Crush.  It’s a mobile game that’s become a worldwide sensation.  The game has been downloaded 500 million times and played more than 150 billion times.  But

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The Beggar at Dawn

How do beggars feel at dawn? To a person who spends every night outside in the cold, is there any joy in the bright, fresh warmth of a new day? I inadvertently found out on my last trip to Athens,

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Marching for the Bible…in Paris?

If you’re like me, you long for Bible reading revival in America.  The problem is, all the trends are headed in the wrong direction; Bible reading is declining, biblical values are eroding. That’s why I’ve been intrigued by a growing

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Should You Read the Entire Bible in One Year?

In the current issue of Christianity Today, I was asked to comment on the following question, “Should Christians read through the entire Bible in one year?” It may surprise you but I came out on the “no” end of the

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What’s Your Pattern?

We haven’t met but I know a few things about you.  You believe reading the Bible is important.  Right?  And you own several Bibles, plus you have a Bible app on your smartphone.  Right again? But here’s a question for you, and

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The Bible in the Real-time Arena

Piers Morgan interviewing Rick Warren on CNN Lately I’ve noticed two trends in the media.  First, more interviewers are questioning the traditional view of marriage.  OK, that’s not new.  But second, most of the questions are biased. Shouldn’t there be marriage

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Bible Paranoia

Why are those most committed to the Bible sometimes the very ones who put up the biggest roadblocks to getting more people reading it? I’m not talking about Christians who don’t always live by what God’s Word says. We all

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Watch Out for The Bible!

I bet you’re wondering what to do on Sunday nights in March, right?  No worries; I’ve got the answer.  You can watch The Bible on The History Channel.  This incredible 10-part miniseries premieres March 3 at 8:00 pm (7:00 Central) and

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NFL Bible Reading Revival?

A recent study by The Barna Group found that most Americans believe pro athletes have more influence on society than pastors or other faith leaders.  If that’s true, then people like Tony Dungy are among the most influential advocates for

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Reaching Out to Bible Skeptics

Most of the people I hang out with love the Bible. They read it every day and promote it whenever they can.  But lately I’ve been thinking about those who don’t like the Bible.  How should the Christian community respond

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The Scripture Union Secret

I’ve just returned from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where I participated in a very unique gathering called Living Hope–five days of worshiping, praying and working with Scripture Union International leaders from around the world. What a joy and privilege it was to stand

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A Christian “October Surprise”

As we come down to the wire in the US election, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are nervously watching for an “October Surprise,” a significant, unscripted event that will push momentum (aka “Big Mo”) their way. Well, I’ve come

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Now Starring…the Bible!

Does it ever bother you that the Bible seems to get such bad PR in the mainstream media?  Yeah, me too.  But that’s why I’m interested in a new TV show that’s recruited the Bible as its star. The show

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The Dog Days of Bible Reading

With St. Ignatius “whose heart was always striding forth in eager desire for Jesus.” (From the plaque) Do you ever feel like your devotional life has become dry and lifeless, like a hot summer day? You try to read God’s Word, and

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Bible Reading Revival Message Resonates Globally

I’ve just returned from a 23-day speaking trip to England, Scotland and South Korea. Before I left I wondered if my “Bible reading revival” message would resonate outside the USA. Now that I’m back, I realize I received a very

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Confessions of a Guilty Bible Reader

Let me tell you a secret. I don’t read my Bible every day. Maybe I should feel guilty, especially since I’m the president of Scripture Union, a ministry whose mission is to help people of all ages meet God daily

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Uniting Around the Bible

With Lamar Vest and the signed Uncover the Word Commitment A lot of people think the Bible is a divisive book, and I know why.  They see Christians arguing over it.  They see churches splitting over it.  They see publishers

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The Case for “Worst Practices”

Next week I’m planning to attend The Uncover Summit, a 3-day event where over 250 Christian leaders will gather to consider the latest research on best practices in Bible engagement.   But as I think about which speakers I want to

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Church-based Bible Reading Revival

For the past 10 years I’ve been on a mission to share the vision I believe God put into my heart for a church-based “Bible reading revival.”  I’m convinced that the simple practice of meeting God every day in the

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The Bible’s Greatest Story

Would you be interested in a Bible reading program on the Bible’s greatest story?  Of course you would!  Well, you’re in luck because Scripture Union has just what you’re looking for; it’s called The Essential Jesus Challenge.  It guides entire churches through

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God’s Word Brings Faith Alive

Do you believe God’s Word has power to change lives today?  This past weekend I spoke at the annual conference of Faith Alive, a lay witness ministry committed to spiritual renewal in the Episcopal Church.  It was a wonderful opportunity

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What It Is

Bible engagement is on the move!  More Christian leaders are talking about it.  And more Christian organizations are spending money on it.  That’s all good.  But I’ve been thinking about what it is; does anyone have a definition of “Bible

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Narnia and the Bible Reading Secret

Have you seen the new movie, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?   It’s based on the third book in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis.  I was thinking about Narnia recently when suddenly it hit me that a famous

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Bible Reading Revival in Albany

Last month I had the privilege of speaking three times to over 500 clergy and lay leaders in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany about the vision God has put in my heart for a church-based Bible reading revival. The truth

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Top 10 Bible Engagement Books

It’s the New Year and I bet you’re already sitting around wondering what to do, right? Well, no need to panic because I’ve got the perfect solution, a do-it-yourself Bible Engagement Course based on my top 10 Bible engagement books.

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Good News About Bible Engagement

In my last post I mentioned a recent survey by The Pew Forum where atheists/agnostics scored higher in Bible knowledge than Christians. Doh! But this time, I want to tell you how I discovered the most significant and surprising outcome

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A New Vision for “National Bible Week”

Guess what? This is National Bible Week, the one time each year when US Christians unite to give three cheers for the Good Book. I’m all for that. There’s only one problem. It doesn’t seem to be making much of

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Archbishop Leads Bible Reading Campaign

Want to see how one church leader is working for Bible reading revival? Anglican Archbishop Robert Duncan is promoting The Essential 100 Challenge (E100) throughout his entire Diocese of Pittsburgh, and he’s hoping to expand the program nationally in the

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Devotional Lab Rats

My friends at the Center for Bible Engagement (CBE) have researched how the Bible affects personal behavior. They call their key finding “scientific evidence for the power of 4.” The bottom line is that reading or listening to the Bible

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Luis Palau Recommends Scripture Union

Scripture Union recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary in the United States (internationally SU was born in 1867 and is now active in 121 countries). As part of the festivities, we invited international evangelist Luis Palau to tell the story of

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Radical Christianity?

I have a suggestion for Terry Jones. He’s the Florida preacher with a flock of 50 who’s gotten worldwide attention for threatening to burn copies of the Koran on September 11. Everyone’s on his case for stirring up trouble. But

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Biblical Illiteracy is NOT the Problem

These days more Christian leaders are decrying the decline in Bible reading. “The problem in the church today…” they thunder, “…is biblical illiteracy!” Guilty “Amens” go up from the congregation. It’s a great line, but I’m not so sure it’s

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The World’s Best Bible Translation

Which is the best Bible translation of all time? Is it the KJV? The NIV? The ESV? The NRSV? The CEV? The HCSB? The NAB? The MSG? The NLT? Or is it my lunchtime favorite, the BLT? Well, you’ll be

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It’s Bible Bail-Out Month!

February is “Bible Bail-Out Month.” By my calculation it’s the time when most people bail out on their New Year’s Bible reading resolution…and I know why. One of the myths of the Christian life is that you should read through

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Bible Reading Revival in New Zealand?

Want to see a real live example of community-based Bible reading on a nationwide scale? Check out this video from New Zealand where the Bible Society, Scripture Union and Wycliffe Bible Translators are joining forces to promote The Essential 100

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Bible Glut in the Public Square

I’m baffled by Christians who spend so much energy complaining that the Bible is being pushed out of the public square. Why? Because it isn’t true. Oh sure, there are plenty of people in our pluralistic society who don’t obey

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Customer Service for the Bible

Have you ever wished there was a customer service department for the Bible? For sure, the Bible has a lot of wonderful features and benefits built in. But when you think about it, most people have difficulty using the “product.”

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Community-based Bible Reading

You want to know why pastors have trouble motivating their people to read God’s Word? It’s not for lack of Bibles. We have plenty of them. And it’s not for lack of good preaching. Most pastors regularly emphasize the importance

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Your Devotional Temperament

What’s the best way to read the Bible? Many people think it’s something like getting up real early every day and intensely reading the entire Bible every year. And if you can’t pull that off, well…you’re a spiritual weakling and

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What’s Your Devotional Type?

In his book, Invitation to a Journey, author M. Robert Mulholland Jr. refers to “creation gifts”, that is, the unique mix of personality traits given to us by God. His point is that understanding how we’ve been created helps us

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Should the US Government Ban Bible Sales?

What would happen if the US Government passed a law banning the sale of Bibles? I know. Christians would scream bloody murder. Churches would be packed and start mobilizing. Millions and millions of believers, and a lot of non-believers too,

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Too Many Bibles?

Recently I received a Bible Catalog in the mail from Christian Book Distributors. And let me say right up front, I buy from CBD. I enjoy browsing through their books and Bibles. And believe me, they have them all…Maximixed Living

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A Daily Dose of Scripture

A lot of Christians think that “a daily dose of Scripture” will keep them spiriutally healthy. And today, new technology gives us lots of cool ways to get that dose–CD’s in the car, iPods in the gym, emails at work.

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A New Bible Reading Method

Allen Huth has given his life to promoting a method of Bible reading that’s new to most Christians. He’s the founder of The Ezra Project, a ministry committed to closing the gap between God’s people and God’s Word. A few

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Citywide Bible Reading Campaign in Philadelphia

For the past year Scripture Union has been part of an inter-faith effort sponsored by the National Bible Association to promote Bible reading in the City of Philadelphia. Called Philadelphia National Bible City 2009, the project culminated with a series

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A Surprising Example of Bible Reading Revival

While the leaders of the Episcopal Church-USA spent the past year redefining marriage and suing their own local parishes, a surprising thing has begun to happen under the radar in that troubled denomination. I know because I’ve seen it. What’s

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Defending the Bible

Last summer I heard a story on the National Public Radio program All Things Considered that really irritated me.  I thought the on-air correspondent took a cheap shot at the Bible.  In fact, I was so frustrated I felt I

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Losing the Battle for the Bible

For decades Christians have been engaged in a battle for the Bible. We’re frustrated that God’s Word is being removed from the public square.  We’re annoyed by a confused interpretation of “the separation of church and state” that privatizes the Bible’s message.  And

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What is Bible Engagement?

We don’t need more Bibles in America. What we need is more Bible engagement.  The question is, what exactly is that? On a practical level it means there are different ways to take in the Bible’s message—reading, listening, discussing, watching, acting, etc. And on a

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The Bible Reading Secret

In the summer of 1974 I began receiving letters from a girl in New York.  I was living in Maryland and I didn’t realize it then, but those letters taught me something very important about the Bible.  At the time, I just wanted to keep

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Information on Having Whitney T. Kuniholm Speak to Your Church, Conference or Group

Mr. Whitney T. Kuniholm President Scripture Union/USA Whitney T. Kuniholm is the President of Scripture Union/USA and the author of The Essential Bible Guide, The Essential Jesus and John: An Eyewitness Account of the Son of God. In addition, he

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Bio: Whitney T. Kuniholm

Whitney T. Kuniholm President Scripture Union/USA  Whitney T. “Whit” Kuniholm is the President Emeritus of Scripture Union/USA.  He has written several books including The Essential Bible Guide(Waterbrook), The Essential Jesus (IVP) and John: An Eyewitness Account of the Son of God (Waterbrook).  He also speaks

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