Archives: November 2017

Understanding how the Bible is meant to be read Part 4

How does your cultural upbringing affect the way you read the Bible? It’s more significant than you may think. Discover how you might be “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes” when you join the Discover the Word team as they continue their conversation with Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien on Discover the Word. Learn how to read and understand the Bible…

How we mistakenly interpret the Bible through our Western cultural values Part 3

The Bible wasn’t originally written to 21st-century Americans. And if we’re not careful we’ll read our own Western cultural values into Scripture! Today on Discover the Word, we continue a conversation with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien about how to take off our Western cultural glasses and see the Bible with new eyes. Join them for day 3 of…

Exposing our blind spots Part 2

When you read your Bible, could you be wearing blinders and not even know it? We'll  get together with the Discover the Word group today as we expose some blind spots we might not even realize we have. Authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien are helping us see how we may be “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes.” Get your eyes…

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

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Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by biblical scholars Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien sheds light on the ways Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible.

“Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes” Part 1

With so many English translations available today, it’s easy to forget that the Bible wasn’t originally written to us! And when we fail to understand the context in which the Bible was written . . . we will surely misunderstand it! Today, the Discover the Word group welcomes authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien for an important series on “Misreading Scripture…

Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes

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Authors Randy Richards and Brandon O'Brien maintain that living in a Western culture can put…

How did Peter influence the author of Mark Part 5

Forensic detectives might search a crime scene for fingerprints. But today on Discover the Word, when the team searches the gospel of Mark, they find a set of fingerprints that don’t belong to the author, the fingerprints belong to the apostle Peter. Find how the author of Mark was influenced by Peter when you tune in today for Discover the Word!

The messy, imperfect life of John Mark Part 4

Besides death and taxes, the only thing we can count on for sure is that life is going to get messy! Today on Discover the Word, we invite you to join the group at the table,  as they dig into the imperfect life of John Mark, the author of the gospel of Mark. Find out how his messy relationship with the…

Who would you say has been your greatest mentor in life? Part 3

Who would you say has been your greatest mentor in life? If you were the author of the gospel of Mark, you’d probably have said the apostle Peter. Today on Discover the Word, the team will examine how the special relationship between John Mark and Simon Peter gives us insight into what the writer of the gospel of Mark was like. Be…

“John Mark . . . and Company” Part 2

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. We’ve heard these names so many times and it’s easy to forget that they were real people. Today on Discover the Word, we invite you to get to know John Mark, the man God used to write the second gospel. What can we learn about him from the company he kept? Find out today on Discover the…

Who are your friends? Part 1

If you want to know more about a person, it’s often a good idea to look at who their friends are. So today on Discover the Word, we will ask the questions, who wrote the gospel of Mark and what was he like? The answer to the first question is fairly obvious. To answer the second, we’re going to take…

John Mark and Company

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Who was John Mark, the man God used to write the second gospel of Jesus…

Christmas Classic with Mart, Haddon, and Alice

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Christmas Reflections and New Year’s Resolutions is a timeless collection of roundtable discussions that explore the greatest story ever told.

God is able to keep us from stumbling Part 5

The older we get, the more concerned we become about stumbling and falling. A fall can be a real game changer for us, and for our loved ones. But falling physically is not the only way we can stumble. And today on Discover the Word, we'll conclude the week-long series titled “God Is Able,” by looking at a verse that…

God’s plans for your life exceed far beyond what you can imagine Part 4

Have you ever met a child with a particularly vivid imagination? Well, today, the Discover the Word team will help you understand what God is able to do in your life and that His plans exceed anything we could ever come up with! We can’t even imagine. Expand your vision of what God is able to do today on Discover the…

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