Category: Bible Reading Challenge

As you read through Job, if you have a chance go see Les Miserables in the theatre.  Les Mis is my favourite musical – I remember my parents making sure I had the chance to see it when it came through Canada the first time.  The story line in Les Mis has many themes…. but some of those themes echo the story of Job.  Questions of righteousness and suffering, sin and punishment.   One of the questions we need to wrestle with is who are we in this story of…

Bible Reading Challenge

So when I hit chapter 10 in Job… I’m torn – part of me feels like Job is a bit overly dramatic.  The other part recognizes an honesty and expression of feeling our culture won’t accept.  His self-awareness is huge, is ability to express himself is vivid and filled with imagery.   The best way to read Job is as if it was an honest rant – no expectations on what he should say – he just says it.  You can see his frustration with his situation, his desperation, and his…

Bible Reading Challenge

I’ve had a number of messages/feedback that aren’t in the comments on here. Feel free to connect with me personally on facebook (www.facebook.com/mengbers) or twitter (@mengbers) or by email at mike@fbcpa.net if you’d rather ask a question that way. Again the thoughts here are intial reactions to the text.  When I’ve read over the previous day reflections I often find things that I disagree with, question, etc.  To me I find this valuable personally as journalling about my readings forces me to reflect more on the scripture.  So if you’re reading…

Bible Reading Challenge

So today’s reading might be a surprise for you – after all we were just in Genesis, but today’s readings are in Job.  Job is considered one of the oldest books in scripture.  Some consider it the oldest, and others even suggest it was written prior to the flood.  Now we don’t know the details – but quite a few people suggest that the events were taking place 100 years before the Exodus, and that it is the oldest written book.    So nonetheless, where it fits chronologically is earlier than…

Bible Reading Challenge

So Day 3 here… I’ll be blogging tomorrow, and might take the weekend off and start up on Monday again. We’ll see! Here are some thoughts from today’s scripture. As you read Genesis 8 think back to the story of creation – of water receding, plants coming, etc. This story of the flood results in a ‘re-creation’. Even post flood in Genesis 9 the idea of being fruitful and multiply. The language of being stewards of creation changes. We’re told that they animals are placed in Noah’s power. That they…

Bible Reading Challenge

Genesis 4-7 is quite the range of text. From Cain and Abel to the mysterious story of the ‘sons of God’. I’m going to blog as I read today – so these are intial musings – not thought out/researched/polished musings. In doing these posts I’m not writing a paper so if something stands out as being ‘off’ … well it might be! Let me know in the comments or ask questions about your readings. I have no problem re-visiting what I write and if I feel it needs to be…

Bible Reading Challenge

I’m hoping to blog my way through my Bible readings this year.  I’m not going to resolve to do it daily… actually I never really resolve to do anything at New Years except my annual resolution to not make resolutions. 🙂 That being said, I hope to blog more often than not on a daily basis about what  I read as I work through the Bible Chronologically along with many in our congregation at Frist Baptist in Prince Albert.  If there are questions/comments they’re allowed to make them here and…

Bible Reading Challenge