At one point in the Gospels, the disciples rejoice that Jesus moves from speaking to them in parables to speaking plainly about his identity as the Son of God and about his impending death and resurrection. "Now you are speaking clearly!", they say (John 16:29). This brief exchange serves as a microcosm of understanding how the whole Bible hangs together, and what (or, who) clarifies its sometimes veiled meaning.
This site is dedicated to providing articles and other resources to help you encounter the transforming story of Scripture and to find more joy and ease in reading the Bible.
Expect to find lots of conversation about finding Jesus in every verse, reading the Bible the way the Bible reads itself, basking in the undeserved grace of God, and seeing that it's the works of God’s hands, not ours, that ultimately matter.
Chris is the Lead and Founding Pastor of Hiawatha Church in Minneapolis. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in graphic design and worked as a production artist for two years before going to Bethel Seminary to earn his Master of Divinity. He is married to Aletha and they have three kids: Jane, Emmett, and Helen. Other than spending lots of quality time with his family and friends, Chris enjoys gardening, playing lawn games, The Lord of the Rings, and amusement park rides.
Davis is the Associate Pastor of Outreach & Development at Hope Community Church in Downtown Minneapolis. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management and worked in business consulting before going to Reformed Theological Seminary to earn his Master of Divinity. He is married to Emma and enjoys competition, renovation projects, compelling stories (written and on-screen), and watching the Green Bay Packers lose -- especially with his Wisconsinite in-laws!