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Episode 30: The Origins of BibleProject w/ Tim Mackie & Jon Collins

BibleProject has become one of the world’s most popular resources for learning about the sophisticated literary artistry of the Bible. So how did it get started? What were some of the fundamental questions that led to its creation?

Co-founders Tim Mackie and Jon Collins join us to share about their personal history, how BibleProject was born out of their own journeys to make sense of the Bible, and how they hope their work helps others get swept up in the beauty and wisdom of the Scriptures.

Learn more about BibleProject: https://bibleproject.com/
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Episode 29: Re-Enchanting the Scriptures

God didn’t give us a systematic theology — He gave us a story. But with the scientific revolution came a way of using the Bible that turned it from a library of literature into a list of spiritual facts. We preferred a Bible we could dissect and master, so we disenchanted the Bible, draining it of much of its beauty and power.

Our Senior Director of Content, Glenn Paauw, helps us understand how we got here and how we can work to re-enchant the Bible again.

Learn more about the Anselm Society: https://www.anselmsociety.org/
Learn more about the Imagination Redeemed conference: https://www.imaginationredeemed.com/

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Episode 28: How (Not) to Read the Bible w/ Dan Kimball

Are there unicorns in the Bible? Did Jesus ride on dinosaurs? If we’re honest, there are a lot of strange and uncomfortable passages in Scripture, and lately they’ve led to a lot of people abandoning the faith. Many others have used them to attack the Bible and discredit Christianity.

Dan Kimball joins us to talk about these difficult parts of the Bible and how understanding their ancient context helps us make sense of them. His new book How (Not) To Read the Bible equips Christians and non-Christians alike with ground rules for reading Scripture well, which leads to better interpretation of some of its wildest and most challenging parts.

How (Not) to Read the Bible: https://www.amazon.com/How-Not-to-Read-the-Bible/dp/0310254183/
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Episode 27: 7 Things I Wish Christians Knew About the Bible w/ Dr. Michael Bird (Part 2)

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.

This is Part 2 of our conversation with Michael, which covers topics like the Bible’s authority, the importance of understanding ancient context, and how to read Scripture with Jesus at the center. If you missed Part 1 of the interview, click here to listen.

Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew About the Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Things-Christians-about-Bible/dp/0310538858
The New Testament in its World Video Lectures: https://zondervanacademic.com/products/the-new-testament-in-its-world-video-lectures
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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.

Seven Things I Wish Christians Knew About the Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Things-Christians-about-Bible/dp/0310538858

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Continue to Part 2 of our conversation →