Tag Archive for: Bible

Episode 52: Practicing Jesus-Shaped Lament w/ Rebekah Eklund

Most of us are familiar with the book of Lamentations and the many Psalms of lament, but what role does lament play in the New Testament?

Rebekah Eklund, Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland and author of Jesus Wept and Practicing Lament, joins us to explore the significant role of lament in Jesus’ life. In the time between the resurrection and the eschaton, Christians are still called to lament – to cry out to God to come and make all things new.

Also by Rebekah: The Beatitudes through the Ages

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Immerse: The Reading Bible Wins 2022 Bible of the Year Award

Our flagship resource, Immerse: The Reading Bible, has won the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Gold Medallion Award for 2022 Bible of the Year!

The Gold Medallion award is a highly sought-after recognition in Christian publishing, akin to a Pulitzer Prize or Oscar award. The ECPA gives the award each year to books and Christian resources in a number of different categories. See all of the winners here.

It’s a thrill to see such an out-of-the-ordinary Bible win this prestigious award. Six volumes, no chapters, no verses, no fancy notes or features. Just the Holy Scriptures with room to breathe.

Click here to learn more about Immerse

Reading Blind: The Urgent Need For Christians to Understand the Bible

Confused. Angry. Apathetic.

That was how Clay Crofford, a recent graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, characterized his experience with the Bible. Like so many others in his generation, he knew that the Bible is supposed to be important, but every time he opened it he ended up with more questions than answers. “What am I supposed to do with this?”

In response to his struggle, Clay produced a new documentary, Reading Blind, which features IFBR’s Glenn Paauw as one of many voices speaking into this epidemic of Bible illiteracy.

The first two minutes of Reading Blind do a great job of capturing the essence of the problem the Institute for Bible Reading is working to address. People have Bibles. They know they’re supposed to read them. They simply don’t know how.

Watch the documentary below, and check out our conversation with Clay about the process behind creating Reading Blind.

READING BLIND: The Need for Christians to Understand the Bible | Full Documentary

Episode 51: Gen Z’s Struggle With the Bible w/ Clay Crofford

Clay Crofford was a student at Indiana Wesleyan University when he realized that his confusion and discontentment with the Bible was not unusual. Among his friends and classmates, a lack of connection with Scripture was the norm.

For his senior project Clay produced a documentary, Reading Blind, that explores the true costs of misreading the Bible and the possibilities of a different way forward. Today he joins us to talk about Gen Z’s struggles with Scripture and his hope for his generation becoming immersed in its story.

Watch the Reading Blind documentary: https://youtu.be/RV7St0zvTfA

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Episode 50: Listener Q&A

It’s The Bible Reset’s 50th episode! To celebrate, we invited listeners to submit their questions about anything we’ve covered on the show so far, about IFBR’s work, or about the Bible in general.

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions, and to all of our listeners who have made this show successful!

Links to some resources mentioned in this episode:
Episode 35: Powers and Principalities: The Bible’s Most Overlooked Storyline
Episode 36: Jesus’ Upside-Down Victory Over the Powers
Learn more about Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience
Invite IFBR to speak to your organization or on your podcast
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