Calling All Valiant Warriors

Seven times in today’s Bible reading,* we encounter the term “valiant warriors” (CSB), “mighty warriors” (ESV, LEB, NLT), “mighty men” (KJV), “fighting men” (NIV), “warriors” (MSG). The word translated as warriors/men refers not only to their fighting occupation but to their strong/noble character. One Hebrew lexicon says, “Although [the book of Chronicles] generally uses the…

Beth Moore Leaves the SBC

I learned earlier this month that Beth Moore has decided to leave the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). For some, this comes as shocking news. For others, it was only a matter of time. Beth Moore is one of the most popular woman Bible teachers in the Western Christian Church. And because of her popularity, Beth…

Get Back to the Basics

Fresh off the heels of their tremendous victory over Jericho, Joshua sends a small group of soldiers to defeat a smaller city of Ai in today’s Bible reading*. They thought this would be a quick battle, but that’s not what happened. Why? Because “the people” had been unfaithful. (Joshua 7:1) Actually, it was only one…