Entries by Alex Goodwin

Why You Need a Bible Without Chapters and Verses

Update: The Institute for Bible Reading has created Immerse, a Bible without any chapters, verses, or other modern additives. Click here to learn more. When it comes to reading and studying the Bible, chapters and verses feel about as essential as the steering wheel of a car. We wouldn’t quite know what to do without […]

Scot McKnight Blogs About Saving The Bible From Ourselves

Scot McKnight is a Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary near Chicago, IL as well as a renowned speaker, theologian, author, and blogger. Today he published a blog post featuring Glenn Paauw’s book Saving the Bible From Ourselves and pointed his followers to the Institute for Bible Reading to continue pondering his questions about […]

3 Questions You Should Ask Whenever You Read the Bible

It’s true that the Bible is God’s inspired Word to us. It’s also true that the Bible didn’t simply fall from heaven typed out and leather-bound. In the same way that Jesus, the living Word of God, is fully human and fully divine, God chose to communicate his divine written Word through human channels. This means […]

Introducing the Institute for Bible Reading

Welcome to our website! We hope this will be a great resource for you, and we are looking forward to sharing our perspective on good Bible reading. But why did we form the Institute for Bible Reading in the first place? Many of us remember the famous scene in The Matrix when Neo meets Morpheus […]