Episode 26: 7 Things I Wish Christians Knew About the Bible w/ Dr. Michael Bird (Part 1)

What is the Bible? What are we supposed to do with it? Bible scholar, author, and Anglican minister Michael Bird joins us to share what he’s come to believe about the Bible after 20 years of teaching it and wrestling with it himself. We cover some big topics from his new book, including how the Bible was put together, inspiration, inerrancy, and more.

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Episode 25: Does the Bible Support Slavery?

Slavery in the Bible can be a really difficult topic to wrestle with. The First Testament approves of harsh treatment of slaves, Jesus doesn’t talk about it, and the New Testament apostles seem to take it for granted as well. What are we supposed to do with this troubling issue?

Understanding the Bible’s redemptive movement on the institution of slavery requires a different kind of interpretive lens. Alex and Glenn discuss the Redemptive Movement Hermeneutic and how it sheds light on Scripture’s subversion of slavery.

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Slaves, Women, and Homosexuals
Corporal Punishment in the Bible

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Episode 24: How the Reformation Changed Bible Engagement w/ Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt

Dr. McNutt is a Church historian and Reformation specialist from Wheaton College. She joined us to discuss the period of innovation and change for the Bible during the Reformation period. The innovators of the Reformation, she argues, succeeded in solving the problems of their time. Now it’s our job to solve the problems of our time.

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Episode 23: Luke, Mark, Matthew, John. What Happens When You Change the Order of the Bible’s Books?

The order of books in the Bible isn’t something we often think about, but it can have a huge impact if we’re reading long sections like the New Testament cover-to-cover. Are we allowed to change the order? What might a new order look like, and what kinds of benefits would it bring?

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Episode 22: Technology, Distraction, and The State of Reading w/ Andy Crouch (Part 2)

How can we expect people to read the Bible in a technology-saturated culture where fewer and fewer people read anything at all?

This is Part 2 of our interview with Andy Crouch. Andy is an author, speaker, and member of our Board of Advisors, and he joins us to discuss how technology wires us for distraction and instant gratification, making focused longform reading even more difficult.

If you missed Part 1, check out Episode 21 for the first half our interview with Andy.

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