What do the Making Sense studies offer?
A way to discuss tough questions
Tackle the questions that many people have—but often don’t discuss—regarding the Bible, the Christian faith, and the cross of Jesus.
A place for everyone’s ideas
Invite participants to raise their own questions and offer their own ideas in a respectful environment.
A catalyst for conversation
Ignite thought-provoking group discussions with Making Sense books and videos.
Content from a respected source
Making Sense was created by David J. Lose, president of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and popular international speaker.
How it works
Making Sense gives people a framework to discuss questions like: Is the Bible true? How does Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection make a difference in our lives? How do we understand the cross of Christ? Each session in a Making Sense course features a chapter to read and a video presentation by David Lose, as well as leader guide suggestions and activities that help you grapple with these questions in a group setting.
Each Making Sense course explores a major aspect of Christian faith. Download a summary of course contents.
Making Sense of Scripture
Making Sense of the Christian Faith
Making Sense of the Cross
What Is the Bible?
Is the Bible True?
How Is the Bible the Word of God?
Where Did the Bible Come From?
How Can I Read the Bible with Greater Understanding?
Is There a “Center” to Scripture?
What Kind of Authority Does the Bible Hold?
God Talk: Theology
Original Blessing: Creation
Missing the Mark: Sin
East of Eden: Covenant, Law, and Community
God con Carne: Incarnation
Life Wins: Atonement
The Body of Christ: Church and the Holy Spirit
The End of All Things: Eschatology
A Man Hanging on a Tree
Portraits and Perspectives
Ransom and Victory
Substitution, Satisfaction, and Sacrifice
Example and Encouragement
Event and Experience
Why these books were written
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