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Watch All 4 Episodes of Feasting on the Scriptures

The Institute for Bible Reading recently joined Bible Gateway for a Facebook Live series titled Feasting on the Scriptures. Each of the four episodes gives practical advice on the steps to take toward “reading big” on the path to great Bible engagement.

If you didn’t catch these episodes on Facebook Live, you can watch them all right here. To get notified of future Facebook Live events, make sure you Like and Follow the Institute for Bible Reading and Bible Gateway on Facebook.

Episode 1: Reading Whole Books

The natural building blocks of the Bible are whole books which are meant to be engaged as complete works. Learn about why reading whole books is the first and most important thing to do with the Bible:

Episode 2: Reading the Bible as a Story

Not every book of the Bible is a story, but every book does contribute in its own way to the grand narrative of the Scriptures. Find out how that works:

Episode 3: Reading the Bible with Jesus at the Center

Every book of the Bible, whether First Testament or New Testament, should be read through the “Jesus Lens.” What does that mean? Glenn Paauw explains:

Episode 4: Reading the Bible Together

The Bible is meant to be a community formation book. While private devotions and quiet times are valuable, Paul Caminiti explains that they can’t be a substitute for communal engagement and discussion:

Prequel: Bible Reading Is Broken and It’s Not Your Fault

Feasting on the Scriptures with Bible Gateway

The Institute for Bible Reading and Bible Gateway are teaming up for a series of Facebook Live events titled “Feasting on the Scriptures”, beginning March 30.

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This series will be focused on what it means to “Read Big.” We’ll be exploring the importance of reading whole books, which are the natural building blocks of the Bible. From there, we’ll talk about how all these books work together to tell the true story of God and his mission for the world. Here’s the schedule:

Episode 1: Why We Should Read Whole Books
Episode 2: How to Read the Bible as a Story
Episode 3: Reading the Bible with Jesus at the Center
Episode 4: Reading the Bible Together

How do I tune in?

The best way is to go to Bible Gateway’s Facebook page, then “Like” and “Follow” them. After that, do the same with the Institute for Bible Reading page. Make sure that underneath the Following tabs on both pages, Notifications are checked “On”:

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We’re looking forward to discussing these ideas and concepts with our friends at Bible Gateway. Hope to see you there!

 

Tune In: Facebook Live with Bible Gateway

Update: We had the pleasure of recording our Facebook Live interview with Bible Gateway yesterday, and we’re looking forward to partnering with them to produce more videos. Watch yesterday’s video here:


We’re excited to announce that beginning this Wednesday, December 7, the Institute for Bible Reading and Bible Gateway will be working together on a series of Facebook Live video events to dive into the subject of how Bible reading is broken and how people can take steps toward better Bible reading.

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The first episode, titled, “Bible Reading Is Broken, And It’s Not Your Fault”, will be broadcast this Wednesday at 11 AM EST on Bible Gateway’s Facebook page. We’ll be discussing how we’ve arrived at this broken place in the Bible’s history and how the prevailing Bible paradigms set people up for failure even when they try their best to read the Bible.

 

How do I tune in?

The best way is to go to Bible Gateway’s Facebook page, then “Like” and “Follow” them. After that, do the same with the Institute for Bible Reading page. Make sure that underneath the Following tabs on both pages, Notifications are checked “On”:

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By doing that, you should be notified when we begin our broadcast on Wednesday. We’re grateful for Bible Gateway’s interest in helping to usher in a new era of Bible reading, and we’re looking forward to discussing these important issues with them!