CORE Journal


"I really want to read and study Scripture, but I have no idea where to start."

"I know that I need to read the Bible to be consistent in my walk with Christ, but every time I start, it only lasts for a few days."

"I have read verse after verse after verse, and I don't understand very much. Please help.

Does this sound like you? These are common themes among young people we interact with on a regular basis, and it is a huge reason as to why the CORE Journal method came into existence. We have been trying this with several young people, and the results have been AMAZING!

The CORE Journal method is designed to help you:

    • engage Scripture in a way that is meaningful
    • easily follow the method for meaningful engagement
    • provide specific themes that matter for young people
    • give quality information that puts the verses in the proper context (this makes it more meaningful and easier to understand)

We live in a very different America than our parents did (only a short 25-30 years ago).David Kinnaman of the Barna Research Group identifies three shifts that have drastically changed how we engage the Bible as followers of Christ:

  1. A steady rise of skepticism that has produced an unfriendly (and sometimes even hostile) attitude toward faith.
  2. The cultural adoption of self-fulfillment as the ultimate measure of what is right (morally good)
  3. The explosive growth of digital tools that provide unprecedented access to the Scriptures and study tools.
This information is from an article entitle, "Bible Engagement in a New World." Read the full article here.

At CORE Apologetics we whole-heartedly agree with this assessment, and the truth of these shifts in our culture have driven us to understand three things:
  1. Bible engagement has never been more important that it is right now.
  2. Young people need a trusted online source to reference as they engage Scripture.
  3. Young people need a plan to engage Scripture.

The CORE Journal is a biblical engagement method that is designed to help you consistently interact with Scripture in a way that allows you to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).

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