Category  |  Basics Of Faith

"Come, Follow Me" Part 2

Jesus called His disciples with this simple phrase, “Come, follow me.” And He extends that same invitation to us. Today on Discover the Word, we discuss the personal element in Jesus’s invitation and explore what it means for us to follow Him today. Another fascinating conversation, today on Discover the Word!

Calling: To and From

Programs in Series 2

In the gospel accounts of Jesus calling his first disciples and then others to follow,…

Following Christ And What It Means To Be "Called" Part 1

Following Christ starts with answering His call. What could He be calling you to do? Today on Discover the Word, we look at what it means to be “called,” how Jesus called the first disciples and what the implications are for our lives today. Join us for the start of a new series titled, “Calling To and From,” today on Discover the Word!

Approaching Scripture As Discerning And Knowledgeable Readers Part 10

Just like any other book or document, context is important when reading the Bible. And today on Discover the Word, the team sits down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to discuss how we can approach Scripture as discerning and knowledgeable readers. Don’t miss the conclusion of our series called, “Misreading Paul” today on Discover the Word!

Discerning When Scripture Is Meant To Be Universal And When It Is Not Part 9

Scripture is God-breathed. But that doesn’t necessarily mean we can apply a verse to every situation. Today on Discover the Word, we invite authors, Randy Richards, and Brandon O’Brien, to help us discern when Scripture’s application is meant to be universal, and when it’s meant to be limited. Our series is called, “Misreading Paul” . . . today on Discover the Word!

What Does Paul Have To Say About The Role Of Women In The Church? Part 8

When you read the Gospels, it seems obvious that Jesus intentionally includes women in his ministry, but other parts of Scripture seem less friendly toward women. Today on Discover the Word, we are joined at the table by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien, to wrestle with what Paul said about women’s role in the church. Join us today for Discover the Word!

What Were Some Of The Complex Racial Issues Of Ancient Rome? Part 7

Slavery was rampant in ancient times. So why didn’t Jesus or the apostles ever speak out against it? Today on Discover the Word, the team sits down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to discuss the complex socioeconomic system that existed in ancient Rome. Another fascinating conversation to keep us from “Misreading Paul” today on Discover the Word!

What Were Some Of The Challenges Paul Faced In His Cross-Cultural World? Part 6

One of the greatest issues we’re wrestling with in our world today is how to advance racial reconciliation. And today on Discover the Word, we are joined by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to discuss the challenges Paul faced in his cross-cultural life and ministry. We’re continuing our series called, “Misreading Paul” today on Discover the Word!

Understanding Context Can Help Keep Us From Misreading The Bible Part 5

It’s easy to point fingers at someone’s behavior until you understand the reasons behind it. Today on Discover the Word, we sit down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to explore how understanding the context of the apostle Paul’s actions helps us to appreciate what he’s trying to tell us and can keep us from “Misreading Paul.” Join the conversation today on Discover…

The Apostle Paul And Some Of His Shortcomings Part 4

We know nobody is perfect, but when you really admire somebody it’s easy to gloss over their flaws. Today on Discover the Word, the team invites authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to the table for another challenging conversation about the apostle Paul and some of his shortcomings. Join us today for Discover the Word!

Important Perspectives That Keep Us From Misreading Scripture Part 3

When reading the Bible, trying to navigate the complex historical context in which it was written can make it downright intimidating! Today on Discover the Word, we are joined by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien, to discuss some important perspectives that can keep us from misreading Scripture. Listen today to Discover the Word!

Biblical Characters And The 21st-Century Western Culture Part 2

Most of us have favorite biblical characters, but we run the risk of misunderstanding them when we try to fit them into our 21st-century Western culture. Today on Discover the Word, the team sits down with authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien and continue to discuss how to keep from “Misreading Paul.” Join us today for Discover the Word!

Misreading Paul

Programs in Series 10

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes authors Randy Richards and Brandon O'Brien return to Discover the…

"Misreading Paul" Part 1

Sometimes we tend to view biblical characters with rose-colored glasses, failing to see their faults or shortcomings. But that’s not reality! Today on Discover the Word, the team is joined by authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien to explore together what is often perceived as the apostle Paul’s less-than-perfect behavior. A thought-provoking study called “Misreading Paul” today at on Discover the Word!

Difficult Choices And Following God Part 5

When you’re faced with a difficult choice it can be tough to be confident in choosing the way to go. Factor in wanting to be sure you’re following God and that can add another level of complexity. Today on Discover the Word we will conclude the series titled, “Standing at the Crossroads.” Join the group for a thought-provoking discussion on making tough calls .…

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