Through this ongoing series, we want to share theological resources that have helped us grow in knowledge and understanding of the Lord, and appreciation for our shared Christian faith through the wider body of Christ. Whether blog posts, music, books, podcasts, visual art, etc., we hope that you can discover new sources of edification and encouragement.
“Scripture Typer is an app that allows for easy import of Bible verses from your favorite translation to help you memorize them, store them, and stay on a system for reviewing them. My favorite aspect of the app is the process it provides for memorizing. There are three stages: Type It, Memorize It, and Master It. In Type It, the words of the verse fade quickly in and out as you type them onto the screen. In Memorize It, select words of the verse slowly fade in and out as you type them. In Master It, you type the full verse onto a blank screen. This progression works for me, as I seek to grow in hiding God’s Word in my heart (Ps. 119:11).” - Lianna
"I would surmise that Surprised by Oxford, by Carolyn Weber, might be the perfect book for you over Thanksgiving and Christmas if you are looking for a read that is sometimes light and always enjoyable, while holding spiritual significance. The author details how she came to saving faith in Christ over the course of her studies at Oxford. I like this book because it made me experience joy all over again for my salvation, and reminded me of what those who are presently unbelievers, keeping their distance from Christ, might be thinking and feeling." - Lianna
For the Love of God, by D.A. Carson
"It’s the time of year when I start thinking ahead about what I might begin in January in terms of personal Bible study. For the Love of God—which is 'a daily devotional designed to walk a person through the Bible in a year while assisting the reader in discovering the riches of God’s Word'—is at the top of my considerations for next year. D.A. Carson is a preeminent evangelical scholar and research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Being somewhat familiar with Carson's writing, I know that daily readings from him while taking in an overview of the Bible in a year would accumulate in knowledge toward growth in loving God more and better. Volumes 1 and 2 are hosted for free in PDF at TGC here and here. There is also a blog, allowing for email and RSS feed subscriptions to it here." - Lianna
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