Author - Rebecca Van Noord

Rebecca Van Noord is Editor-in-Chief of Bible Study Magazine at Faithlife.

Will It Preach?

How do you preach on that imprecatory psalm? What do you do with that seemingly bizarre vision in Ezekiel? And where do even begin with the book of Nahum—easily the most unpopular book of the Bible? If you’ve been asked or done the asking, you know...

Scapegoats and Sin Offerings

Many reading plans stall at (or at least take a detour around) Leviticus. Forging through instruction on sacrifices, clean and unclean foods, and purity laws can be overwhelming for the modern reader. In the Sept–Oct ’13 issue of Bible Study...

Is Satan Omnipresent?

We often have built-in assumptions about the way Satan works. But do these assumptions match up with Scripture? In his article in the July–Aug ’13 issue of Bible Study Magazine, Derek R. Brown poses four questions about Satan, like “Is he...

Can God Be Surprised?

The newest issue of Bible Study Magazine explores four tough questions, including, “Can God be surprised?” Part of the theme section “Your Temple Won’t Save You,” this article and others dig deep into the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations. It’s the...