It’s often said that Christians should study the word and aim to know it well, but how should we study the Bible? How do we exposit the scriptures to really understand what the text says?
Studying God’s Word has always been a struggle for me. I never really knew where to begin or how to do it on my own. For much of my Christian walk, studying has looked something like this: More
The subject of culture and language associated with this process, often comes up with missionaries. A drastic change such as moving to a different culture and language can be a stressful and sometimes emotionally painful thing. Attempts are made to understand and help the missionary to deal with this part of their work. Is it possible that the very stresses we try to overcome are actually designed by God as part of the work, rather than a side effect of it? It is always comforting to know that someone else can relate to your discomfort. It is a helpful thing to be able to say “I know how you feel.” However, what we say after that may not be helpful; it may be dangerous. More