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...

Should You Get Something Different Every Time You Read The Bible?

This week we are responding to a question from a reader on interpreting Scripture. He asks: “I always hear people say every time they read the Bible they get something different. Is it possible to read the same passage multiple times and get something different from it every time? Or do most verses have a specific meaning and we take out whatever meaning we want at the moment we read it?” Continue Reading...