The kids are back in school and parents have returned to work after summer vacations. While life gets back to normal for most families, a hurricane named Gustav slams into the Gulf Coast. Hanna and Ike are not far behind.

The presidential race is in full gear. In about 60 days it appears we will either elect the first African American president or the first female vice president of the United States. Truly, these are historic times.

This is also a great time to invite a friend, neighbor or co-worker to Immanuel, especially as I begin a 3-week series of messages on the Bible called 66: The Bible: Circa 2008.

Is the Bible God’s word to modern man? Can we trust the best-selling book of all time? Should we believe it? Do we take it literally, or must we interpret it for our times? Does God have anything to say to us in 2008 as we raise families, attend school, elect a new president, and recover from natural disasters?

These are the kind of questions that spark interesting conversations in our postmodern world – a world that rejects the certainties of modernity and suggests that we can’t know the meaning of words. How we answer these assertions is more than mere intellectual musing.

What do you say about the Bible? Stay tuned and join me in this digital dialogue.

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