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  • FIRST-PERSON: If it is good for kids ...

    by Joshua Crutchfield, posted Friday, March 02, 2018 (9 months ago)

    Apart from children in the church, Joshua Crutchfield laments, so few Christians memorize Scripture. One possible reason, he writes, is, "We don't esteem the Bible like we say we do." Read More

  • Verse-by-verse nurture marks Andy Davis' preaching

    by S. Craig Sanders, posted Monday, July 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo by Emil Handke.
    DURHAM, N.C. (BP) – To preach verse-by-verse through Isaiah -- from 2008 until February of this year -- Andy Davis memorized all of the book's 1,292 verses.

    It's a discipline he developed while working as a mechanical engineer in 1986, several years after becoming a Christian. To this day, fellow students from his doctoral studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary recall seeing Davis walk the streets near the campus as he committed entire books of the Bible to memory.

    When Davis finished his Ph.D. in church history in 1998, he accepted the call as ... Read More