When did you last consider the Bible’s book of Revelation to be a wellspring of hope? Or have you always seen it as a declaration of judgment amidst confusing imagery? Of all the books of the Bible, Revelation is the one people seem to be the most afraid to study. They describe it in such terms as terrifying, mysterious, apocalyptic, and perplexing. Bible Gateway interviewed Margaret Feinberg (@mafeinberg) about her teaching video, Revelation: Extravagant Hope (Zondervan, 2021), part of the Beautiful Word Bible Study Series. Please describe the Beautiful Word Bible Study Series and your role in it. Margaret Feinberg:…

The long economic recovery and a worker shortage are finally beginning to pay off for earners at the bottom of the income ladder.

Far too often I hear variations of this statement: “I’ve tried everything I know to do, and nothing is working, so now I’ll give it to God (or now I just have to trust God).” When bad news comes, we are presented with a choice. We can give it to God first, with a heart full of trust; or we can give it everything we have in our own strength first and eventually, after multiple failed efforts, give it to God. This important choice to trust doesn’t mean everything suddenly turns to sunshine and roses. Circumstances do not instantly resolve…