What’s in a Name? Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Geneologies

When I’m reading the Bible, I find it really easy to “skim” through certain parts. Or skip them all together.  Some of the laws are just plain hard to get through (for example, most of Leviticus).  It’s pretty easy to skip through the prophecies as well; it can feel like reading a history textbook. It is especially easy to skip through genealogies…so …

4 Secrets of Contentment

I recently stumbled upon an article claiming to expose the “7 Secrets of Super Healthy People”… or something like that. I want to be healthy. I want to know secrets. I was hooked. After browsing the article, I kept scrolling, a bit disappointed that every “secret” I had unlocked could probably have been found in a 6th grade health textbook. …

Learning to Love God's Word

I love coffee. Like… really love. We’re talking borderline coffee snob, here.  If you ever visit my apartment, this fact will go without saying. You’d probably notice the constant collections of mugs in the kitchen sink and shelves full of brewing equipment. The electric pot, the kettle, the Aeropress, the French press, the Chemex, the filters, the burr grinder, the beans…what …

The Secret to "Spiritual": The Key Ingredient to Being Godly and Grace-filled

How’d They Do It? What is it? What is that one secret ingredient that has caused the most spiritual believers in existence to merit that description – of being truly “spiritual”? How were they so in tune with the invisible to cause them to live the life they lived? Of course, it probably looked a little different for every one …

From Your Neighborhood to the Nations: Understanding How to Extend Our Influence

About the Author: Randy Curtis is a Bible Institute alumni (2006). Following his time as a student he joined the maintenance staff for one year, then was asked to work in Student Life as a Discipleship Coordinator for three years, which was a dream job. After marrying Kylie in 2012, they moved to Michigan for two years before returning to …