Why You Should Date the Church

One of the church’s long-standing dirty little secrets is the weird dynamics of membership. People have debated the necessity of church membership for centuries and continue to do so today. Books like “Stop Dating the Church” scold those with commitment issues,...

Memorizing By Singing

I’ve always been able to remember songs better than plain-English sentences. If I can sing something, I’ll remember it faster, better, longer. And if I do forget it, as soon as I hear the tune, I can usually bring it back quickly. My children are the same....

Four Tips for Memorizing Scripture (part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 I have reached the end of my list of tips for making memorizing verses easier. Next week I’ll share some musical resources that weave verses into song and memory without effort. Make sure you stop by — I’ll have a free download...

Four Tips for Memorizing Scripture (part 3)

This week I’m trying to finish memorizing Eph 6:14-18, and also re-memorizing Gal 2:20.(This is a good example of alternating easy with hard.) And, as promised, here are four more tips for memorizing. You can find Part One here, Part Two here, and Part Four...

Four Tips for Memorizing Scripture (part 2)

Last week I started a series of ideas for making memorizing verses of the Bible easier, more fun, more effective. I’ve got four more for you this week. Start with the easy. Some passages are easier to remember than others, so I recommend that you start with an...

Five Tips for Memorizing Scripture

Some of you know that this year I committed to memorizing some of the Bible. I started out with the very ambitious goal of memorizing the entire book of Philippians. I’ll be honest — I bit off more than I could chew. Instead, I’ve decided to work on...