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 lense. 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. Continue Reading...

3 Reasons I Read the Classics

There seems to be a bit of literary snobbery when it comes to Christian classics. A new best seller in Christian self-help or leadership comes out nearly every week. It seems “newest” equals “best” and “oldest” equals “most irrelevant.” We tend to snub the old and welcome the new. Why is this? There may be some great information in the new stuff; I’m not doubting or questioning that. At the same time, I’ve found more life-changing wisdom in the classics than I ever have in the top trending Christian books. Three reasons keep me coming back to the classics instead of just the latest new releases. Continue Reading...