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By Tripp Prince

3 min read

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. So begins virtually every translation of the Holy Scriptures. In a single sentence, we are given not only an orientation to the book of Genesis, but an invitation into the entire story of God.  Interestingly, this famous verse is followed b...


All five—sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell—truly are a gift from God that allows us to experience the world he has created. They also play a part in helping us come to know and encounter our Creator and Lord. As such, we should strive to direct the whole of our being towards God and our abiding life with him. Here's sort of an odd question: When was the last time you thought about using multiple senses to encounter the Lord in his word? Another question, perhaps not so odd: What if you could train your senses to work together towards the goal of transformation? Dwell was founde...


Sometimes it’s good to let Scripture get us out of our comfort zones.  Before his Ascension, Jesus promises his disciples that whoever is filled with the Holy Spirit “will receive power” to “be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Among the disciples who will receive this promise are “certain women,” including “Mary the mother of Jesus” (1:14). All of them receive the Spirit and the command to speak the story of Jesus’ words and deeds, in a diversity of tongues, with their own voices. The next time you listen to Scripture, but espe...


By Jonathan Bailey

4 min read

“Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” – Deuteronomy 6:4 Israel grew up listening to Scripture. “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.”(Deuteronomy 6:4) Hear. Listen. Allow the words to enter your soul through your ears. Before any of Israel’s great stories of faith and formation were put on paper, they were spoken and heard in the form of narratives, parables, and sayings. Theirs was a listening life. We’ve lost that I think. Those moments where we hear God’s word read over us, where the words ring out in the sky or around the sanctuary or through the miniature spe...