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    Reading Scripture With The Right Cultural Lens

    In one sense, the Bible was written for everyone. But in another sense, the Bible was written to a specific audience at a specific time. Today on Discover the Word, the group, and dear friend Alice Mathews discuss how to read Scripture with the right cultural lens. Another helpful lesson on “How to Read the Bible,” today on Discover the Word!

    Interpreting Scripture In A Way That Is Consistent With The Overall Message

    Over the centuries, people have used the Bible to prove and justify a lot of terrible things. So how do we know which interpretations are right, and which are wrong? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and dear friend Alice Mathews discuss how to interpret Scripture in a way that’s consistent with the overall message. […]

    Understanding Context Is King

    When it comes to reading Scripture, context is king. If you don’t consider the context of a passage you run the risk of completely misunderstanding it. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and dear friend Alice Mathews show how context can help us understand a difficult passage in one of Paul’s New Testament letters. Don’t […]

    Does Every Bible Verse Have A Personal Application For Today?

    When reading the Bible, it’s important to consider the implication for our lives today. But does every verse have a personal application to the 21st century? Today on Discover the Word, the team and former group member Alice Mathews discuss the difference between “descriptive” and “prescriptive” passages of Scripture. Join us today on Discover the Word!

    Reading Scripture Without Losing The Original Meaning

    When translating something from one language to another, it’s easy to lose the original meaning. So how can we be confident when reading Scripture, since what we’re reading is a translation from the original? Today on Discover the Word, we welcome a dear friend back to the table. Alice Mathews helps us get back to the basics […]

    Approaching Scripture As Discerning And Knowledgeable Readers

    Just like any other book or document, context is important when reading the Bible. And today on Discover the Word, the team sits down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to discuss how we can approach Scripture as discerning and knowledgeable readers. Don’t miss the conclusion of our series called, “Misreading Paul” today on Discover the Word!

    Discerning When Scripture Is Meant To Be Universal And When It Is Not

    Scripture is God-breathed. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we can apply a verse to every situation. Today on Discover the Word, we invite authors, Randy Richards, and Brandon O’Brien, to help us discern when Scripture’s application is meant to be universal, and when it’s meant to be limited. Our series is called, “Misreading Paul” . . . […]

    What Does Paul Have To Say About The Role Of Women In The Church?

    When you read the Gospels, it seems obvious that Jesus intentionally includes women in his ministry, but other parts of Scripture seem less friendly toward women. Today on Discover the Word, we are joined at the table by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien, to wrestle with what Paul said about women’s role in the church. Join […]

    What Were Some Of The Complex Racial Issues Of Ancient Rome?

    Slavery was rampant in ancient times. So why didn’t Jesus or the apostles ever speak out against it? Today on Discover the Word, the team sits down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to discuss the complex socioeconomic system that existed in ancient Rome. Another fascinating conversation to keep us from “Misreading Paul” today on Discover the […]

    What Were Some Of The Challenges Paul Faced In His Cross-Cultural World?

    One of the greatest issues we’re wrestling with in our world today is how to advance racial reconciliation. And today on Discover the Word, we are joined by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to discuss the challenges Paul faced in his cross-cultural life and ministry. We’re continuing our series called, “Misreading Paul” today on Discover the Word!

    Understanding Context Can Help Keep Us From Misreading The Bible

    It’s easy to point fingers at someone’s behavior until you understand the reasons behind it. Today on Discover the Word, we sit down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to explore how understanding the context of the apostle Paul’s actions helps us to appreciate what he’s trying to tell us and can keep us from “Misreading […]

    The Apostle Paul And Some Of His Shortcomings

    We know nobody is perfect, but when you really admire somebody it’s easy to gloss over their flaws. Today on Discover the Word, the team invites authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to the table for another challenging conversation about the apostle Paul and some of his shortcomings. Join us today for Discover the Word!

    Important Perspectives That Keep Us From Misreading Scripture

    When reading the Bible, trying to navigate the complex historical context in which it was written can make it downright intimidating! Today on Discover the Word, we are joined by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien, to discuss some important perspectives that can keep us from misreading Scripture. Listen today to Discover the Word!

    Biblical Characters And The 21st-Century Western Culture

    Most of us have favorite biblical characters, but we run the risk of misunderstanding them when we try to fit them into our 21st-century Western culture. Today on Discover the Word, the team sits down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien and continue to discuss how to keep from “Misreading Paul.” Join us today for Discover the […]

    “Misreading Paul”

    Sometimes we tend to view biblical characters with rose-colored glasses, failing to see their faults or shortcomings. But that’s not reality! Today on Discover the Word, the team is joined by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to explore together what is often perceived as the apostle Paul’s less-than-perfect behavior. A thought-provoking study called “Misreading Paul” today […]

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