5 important women in the Gospels

by Amy Ekeh We’re all familiar with Mary, the mother of Jesus; Mary Magdalene; and Mary and Martha of Bethany, who spent considerable time with Jesus and were part of his inner circle. In this issue, let’s look beyond these wonderful women…

5 Reasons to Fast According to the Bible

BY AMY EKEH Why do we fast — or give something up — during Lent? Is fasting a punishment? Does God want us to make ourselves miserable? Or is fasting just an old-fashioned thing we do that really has no meaning? Reflecting on what Scripture…

Five types of biblical writing

by Amy Ekeh When we pick up the Bible and begin to read, understanding what we read is a common challenge. As modern readers of ancient literature, we can expect to run into some difficulties! But understanding the Bible becomes much easier…

Reading and Understanding the Bible

BY AMY EKEH Let’s face it, as much as we may want to read the Bible, it can be an intimidating book! The Bible’s size alone may give us pause, not to mention the ancient nature of its texts and the variety of content within its pages. But…

5 major themes of the Bible

by Amy Ekeh Within the many pages of the Bible, we find a dazzling variety of stories, perspectives, and ideas. But there are some unifying themes that can give us a helpful framework for reading and understanding Scripture. Here are five…

Five basic Bible facts

by Amy Ekeh Fall means the beginning of a new school year, and even if you’re no longer a student, it’s always a good time to get back to basics! So let’s explore a few facts that will give you some knowledge and confidence when it comes to…

5 penetrating questions Jesus asks

by Amy Ekeh Jesus was a master teacher. But he certainly was not the kind of teacher who dished out pat answers. In fact, according to those who have counted, Jesus was asked 183 questions in the Gospels, and he only directly answered three…