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Beyond the Surface: Discovering the Depth of God’s Metaphors

The Bible is rich with metaphors that describe God, many of which go beyond the familiar and comfortable. In her book, Wearing God, Lauren Winner, a theologian and professor at Duke Divinity School, delves...

Living the Word: 5 Practical Ways to Embody Scripture Daily

Navigating the complexities of daily life with a biblical perspective isn't just about reading Scripture—it's about actively incorporating its teachings into every aspect of our lives. Here are five practical tips to help you...

The Divine and the Draft: Understanding Alcohol Through a Biblical Lens

In a quaint corner of Aberdeen University, where I began my doctorate studies in theology, lay an intriguingly named locale: The Old Brewery. This historical building, once a monastery brewery, symbolized a time when...

Five Scriptures to Soothe the Hurting Heart

In moments of pain and loss, words can feel inadequate. Yet, the Bible offers profound comfort for those who are hurting. Here are five scriptures that can provide solace and hope during difficult times. 1....

Balancing Truth: When Is It Okay to Bend the Rules?

In our exploration of moral dilemmas, one particularly thorny question arises: Is it ever okay to lie? Delving into this topic, it's important to consider both biblical teachings and the complexities of real-world situations. The...

Four Biblical Strategies to Overcome Fear and Doubt

Navigating through the stormy seas of doubt and fear can be daunting, but God has provided us with biblical tools to help us anchor our souls. Here are four powerful ways to strengthen your...

Unlocking Scripture: A Layman’s Guide to Studying the Bible

Diving into the Bible can seem daunting, especially if you're aiming to deepen your understanding without formal theological training. You may have started the year with Genesis and quickly lost track amidst life's distractions,...

Sipping with Scripture: What the Bible Really Says About Alcohol

It was an enlightening day when I discovered my university office was situated in what used to be a brewery. Yes, my workspace was formerly part of "The Old Brewery" at Aberdeen University—a place...

The Power of Light: Understanding Exorcisms in a Modern Faith Journey

In a world teeming with unseen spiritual forces, the concept of exorcisms often conjures images of ancient rites and dramatic confrontations between the forces of good and evil. But what does it mean for...

Echoes of the Heart: The Untapped Power of Scripture Memorization

In an age where the chorus of a hit song or the catchphrase from a beloved sitcom effortlessly lodges itself in our minds, the ancient practice of scripture memorization seems to fade into the...

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