Join our spring semester, 2022 study,

Daniel: Hope for the Faithful!

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About the study:

We'll be studying the fascinating book of Daniel, which is set during the exile of the Israelites in Babylon. It's about near-martyrs and their heroic faithfulness to the God of Israel, about what happens when human kingdoms don't acknowledge God's kingdom, and about hope in God and how it leads us to faithfulness.

Interested in having Deanna speak at your event?

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  2. I'll call or email you to understand what you need for your event.
  3. We'll finalize your booking.
  4. Have a great event with fresh, in-depth, transformative Bible study!

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2. Contact me to attend live classes - remote from anywhere or in-person in Austin, TX.

3. Grow in your knowledge of and connection with the truth of Scripture!

Our fall semester, 2021 Bible Study, Galatians: A New Creation in Christ, is complete and available!

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About the study:

What was Paul so worked up about in his letter to the Galatians? Learn the fascinating backstory to the drama! We'll discover how to follow the strange Old Testament stories to the true good news: that we are now part of God's new, multi-ethnic family of faith who live by the Spirit. We are new creations who live and love like Jesus!

Recent Articles

What's Going on with the Tower of Babel?


Have you wondered what's going on with the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11? Did you know that the Hebrew word for Babel can also be translated Babylon? It's the same place! So what is so bad about building a tower? And why does God react as he does? Surely God isn't actually worried that they are going to get to "heaven" and reach him? Listen to this video lesson to hear how this story is the culmination of the sad story of fracturing humanity in Genesis 3-11, and why God reacts as he does.

This is a 15-minute video lesson that can be watched on its own, or as a bonus lesson in the series Daniel: Hope for the Faithful. Comment or message me to talk about it, or if you have questions!

Video Here!

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About Bible Translations


I recently got to answer some questions about Bible translations, and since it was on my mind I recorded this video overview.  I may write more about this, so if you have questions you'd like answered, let me know!

Watch an introduction to Bible translations!

And, here's an answer to the question, "Is there a Catholic Bible that's different from the Protestant Bible?"

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That Small-Caps, All-Caps LORD... and What it Means


Are you wondering why the Bible sometimes puts the word LORD in small caps, or in all caps, and whether it means anything? It definitely does mean something! It represents the personal name of God.

Something New: The Name of God

In the progressive narrative of Scripture (I talk more about Scripture being progressive in "What is the Bible?"), God reveals his personal name for the first time to Moses in Exodus 3, at the burning bush.

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"The complicated manuscript history of Scripture tells us that God was willing to work generation by generation, through faulty, frail people. Who but God could do that to produce a revelation of Himself that tells a unified story, from Creation to Recreation, about who God is, how we too can be in God’s presence, and how we too, through Jesus Christ and his indwelling Spirit, can be a part of God’s purposes for the world!"

- From a recent talk on the nature of the Bible that Deanna gave for a local campus worship group