Do You See the Bible as Black and White? – Ep 076

This week Chris and Josh talk about how we should read Scripture and the results of reading the Bible with a narrow lens. We are all biased because we each have unique experiences, expectations, and cultural perspectives that shape our worldviews and how we interpret Scripture. If you prefer the world to be “black and white, yes or no” then you are likely to struggle when someone challenges your beliefs or you read something in Scripture that seems to contradict what you thought to be true. But this doesn’t have to be the case if we embrace doubt as a pathway to faith. You can experience a deeper relationship with God when you embrace that there are other ways to view the world from the way you currently do. This will allow you to make stronger connections with others with whom you disagree and give you the opportunity to authentically serve them as the hands and feet of Christ.


Resources Mentioned:

Race Relations in the Church – Dan Morrison – Ep 047

The Value of Biblical History – Mark Jenkins – Ep 048

Feminism, Gender Equality, and the Church – Aarin Wilson – Ep 060

Faith Starts at Home – Amy Reasoner – Ep 066

Africa Bible Commentary: A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars

Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence by Greg Boyd

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