The Power of Simplicity

Do we make the Bible too hard? Or do we think that because the Bible is our foundational truth it should be hard to validate its immense meaning? The Bible is what we build our lives and faith on. We need to be grounded in the Word, and God in his wisdom delivered it to […]

Bringing Immerse into Angola Prison

by Paul Caminiti, Institute for Bible Reading Angola Prison, nicknamed “The Alcatraz of the South,” is one of the world’s most notorious prisons. Located outside Baton Rouge, LA, it’s the largest maximum-security prison in the country, with the property bigger in area than Manhattan. It began in the mid-1880s as a slave plantation, named “Angola” […]

Kids and the Bible: Are We Discipling Nonreaders?

Glenn Paauw, Institute for Bible Reading Many adults are struggling to read the Bible. We know this. At some level it’s understandable because the Bible is a big, complicated, and very ancient book. Yet the Bible is where Christianity gets its story, so the faith community needs to be deeply committed to knowing it well […]

What Happens When We Let Teens Actually Read the Bible?

“Our students have heard a lot of words about the words of the Bible. When it comes to actually reading or hearing the words of Scripture themselves, they find it more interesting than the words about the words of Scripture that they have been hearing their whole lives,” Matt Laidlaw, Dean of Students, Calvin Christian […]

Reading Together

by Glenn Paauw, Institute for Bible Reading Reading the Bible well doesn’t happen automatically. There are steps we must take to ensure we’re receiving the Bible on its own terms. We read a well-translated Bible, and we read it holistically. We read complete literary units. If at all possible, we read in a nice, clean, […]

Can Immerse Help You Keep Your New Years Resolution?

by Alex Goodwin Reading the Bible more is one of the most common resolutions for Christians heading into 2019. But statistics show that 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by mid-February. Maybe this has been your experience. You find a new reading plan, you try harder. But by springtime, that same feeling of guilt and […]

Jim Cymbala’s Reaction to Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience

Pastor Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle and nearly 5,000 congregants participated in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Hear what he has to say about this experience, leading the church through the New Testament and their plans for continued reading in the future. [youtube]https://youtu.be/wYK5IIuMEiY[/youtube] Learn more about Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience: https://immersebible.com/ Learn more […]

Immerse Goes to High School

“What if we gave our students enough credit to think they could read the Bible if we were to able to offer them the very words of the Bible in the simplest format?” Matt Laidlaw, dean of student life, Calvin Christian High School. See what happens when high school student get engaged while reading Scripture […]

Reading the Lord’s Prayer in Context

It is one of the most recited portions of Scripture, the Lord’s Prayer, but by taking it out of context do we lose an integral part of its meaning? Read what Glenn Paauw, from our partners at the Institute for Bible Reading, has to say. Reading the Lord’s Prayer in Context – Institute For Bible […]

Immerse: An Unexpected Journey

Shared by Alex Goodwin, Institute for Bible Reading Last week we received an email from Kevin Kellogg, Groups Pastor at Grace Fellowship near Columbus, OH. In January they launched the New Testament Challenge using Immerse: Messiah. Kevin forwarded an email he had received from Todd, a member at Grace Fellowship who has been deeply blessed by his experience […]