Episode 40: A Less Stressful, More Realistic Bible Reading Plan

It’s a new year and maybe you’ve resolved, once again, to read the Bible more this year. But is reaching for the same kind of reading plan that has proved unsustainable so many times really the best move? Could there be a better way? 

In this first episode of the new year we discuss what doesn’t work about the typical Bible reading plans, plus the habits and mindsets we can change to give us a fruitful, flourishing relationship with Scripture.

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Links:
How long it takes to read each book of the Bible
Episode 6: The Game-Changing Power of Reader’s Bibles
Episode 13: The Bible is a Story. Here’s Why That Matters
Episode 14: Genesis to Revelation – The 6-Act Story of the Bible
Episode 16: Reading the Entire Bible Through the Jesus Lens

Episode 39: Christmas Special – The Immanuel-Shaped Storyline of the Bible

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son,
and they will call him Immanuel,
which means, ‘God is with us.'”

Was Immanuel a brand-new idea that arrived with Jesus, or had it been there all along? Today we trace the theme of “God with us” through the Bible’s grand narrative. God created the world intending to dwell with his image-bearers, and the Bible tells the story of him working relentlessly to overcome creation’s great rupture in order to be with us again.

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Episode 38: The Real Cost of Misreading the Bible w/ Philip Yancey

Our conversation with Philip Yancey continues, focusing on his life and upbringing as told in his new memoir Where the Light Fell. We discuss the role the Bible played both in the toxic culture of his youth and later as a book that drew him back into the arms of a loving God.

Where the Light Fell: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Light-Fell-Philip-Yancey/dp/0593238508

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Episode 37: Returning to the Bible Jesus Read w/ Philip Yancey

Renowned author Philip Yancey joins us for a wide-ranging discussion on reading, being counter-cultural, and the importance of the First Testament for understanding the story of the Bible.

The Bible Jesus Read: https://www.amazon.com/Bible-Jesus-Read-Philip-Yancey/dp/0310245664
Where the Light Fell: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Light-Fell-Philip-Yancey/dp/0593238508

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Episode 36: Jesus’ Upside-Down Victory Over the Powers

In Episode 35 we unveiled the “powers and principalities,” these mysterious villains who are present throughout the Bible’s story. Today we dive into Jesus’ life and sacrificial death, both of which are crucial for understanding how God has dealt with the rebellious powers and principalities. And as followers of Jesus, how can we step into the model he has provided for dealing with ongoing struggles against the forces of darkness today?

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If you’re interested in reading more, check out the series of articles on our blog:
Part 1: Meet the Powers
Part 2: The World-Rulers of this Darkness
Part 3: The Satan and the Law that Enslaves
Part 4: The Bondage of Creation
Part 5: Jesus’ Victory Over the Powers
Part 6: The Powers and the People of Jesus Today