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Starting in Genesis, this online weekly reading program allows you to explore God's Word with the guidance of an outstanding biblical scholar who has a deeply personal Christian faith.

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Humanity's Reconciliation with Others Week 9

Racial Reconciliation in the New Creation: 1 Kings 17

As a child I lived in impoverished Southern California communities with a young African-American mother who worked tirelessly to provide food, clothing, and shelter. Because we continually found ourselves on the margins during times of recession, I find myself drawn to the widow of Zarephath in 1 Kings 17.

Selections on New Creation Week 8

Gender Reconciliation, All the Way Down: 1 Corinthians 11:2–16; Galatians 3:26–28; Genesis 1:26–28

Looking back, it is easy to see that all of the churches I grew up in followed traditional gender roles. The men were pastors, preachers, elders, deacons, and teachers. The women were pastors’ wives, children’s Sunday school teachers, worship team members, and women’s Bible study teachers. Full reading and audio »

Selections on New Creation Week 7

Vocation and Calling: Isaiah 60; 65:21-25; Revelation 21:1-5, 22-27

In business and organizational life we often begin by thinking about the end. What do we hope to accomplish? How will the world be different if we’re successful? Full reading and audio »

Selections on New Creation Week 6

Church in the New Creation: Ephesians 1–4

Everyone needs community. We all need each other if we are to flourish as people. Full reading