Series Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Authors Randy Richards and Brandon O'Brien maintain that living in a Western culture can put blinders on us that affect how we read the Bible. In this two week series of conversations, they help the group remove those blinders by shedding light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the Eastern cultural dynamics of the Bible. You'll be fascinated at how a change in perspective can help us see even familiar passages with fresh eyes. Join the Discover the Word group as we explore how we may be "Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes."

Dates March 1-12, 2021
# of Programs 10
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, Daniel Ryan Day and guests Randy Richards and Brandon OBrien
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Part 1 - 03/01/21

Misreading Scripture

With so many English translations available, it’s easy to forget that the Bible wasn’t written in our language. And today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien explain that when we fail to consider the context in which the Bible was written, we can run into some serious misconceptions! Join us today for Discover the Word!

Part 2 - 03/02/21

Exposing Our Blind Spots

When you read your Bible, could you be wearing cultural blinders and not even know it? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien expose some blind spots we might not even realize we have and help us see the Bible through a different lens. Join the conversation, today on Discover the Word!

Part 3 - 03/03/21

Seeing The Bible With A New Cultural Lens

The Bible wasn’t written to 21st-century Americans. But it’s really difficult not to read our own cultural values into Scripture! Today on Discover the Word, the team and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien check our preconceived notions at the door and help us to see the Bible with new cultural lenses. Tune in today for Discover the Word!

Part 4 - 03/04/21

Understanding How To Read The Bible Today

The Bible was written for us, but it wasn’t written to us! So how does our culture today affect the way we read the Bible? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien help us read and understand the Bible through more than our present-day cultural lenses. Take a seat at the table today for Discover the Word!

Part 5 - 03/05/21

How To Correctly Approach Scripture

We all know Jesus wasn’t a 21st-century American, yet, we often read the Bible with cultural assumptions that make us think He was! Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien discuss how to approach the Scriptures considering our cultural bias. Improve the way you read your Bible, today on Discover the Word!

Part 6 - 03/08/21

Love God, Love Others

The gospel is sometimes summarized as, “Love God and love others.” But if that was Jesus’ message, why was He crucified? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien begin to explain an assumed cultural value in the first century that got Jesus on the bad side of the religious establishment. Join us today for Discover the Word!

Part 7 - 03/09/21

Even King David Had His Shortcomings

King David was a man after God’s heart. But of course, even he had his shortcomings! Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien discuss the story of David and Bathsheba. We’ll see how this familiar story has a set of characters who are often ignored, yet play important roles. Listen today to Discover the Word!

Part 8 - 03/10/21

How To Handle Tragedy

We’ve all experienced loss. But have you ever felt like you’re just supposed to soldier on, denying your grief?  Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien tackle the subject of handling tragedy. Join us for another conversation from the series, “Western Eyes,” today on Discover the Word!

Part 9 - 03/11/21

Context Is Everything

Reading a verse out of context can lead to some whacky interpretations, but what if we’ve been doing that without even realizing it? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien revisit a biblical account that we may have gotten all wrong because we’re reading with 21st-century American eyes, today on Discover the Word!

Part 10 - 03/12/21

Removing Cultural Blinders

Have you ever tried reading something upside down? Sometimes a change in perspective is all you need to see clearly! Today on Discover the Word, the team, and authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien help us to remove a cultural blinder, so we can read the Bible with fresh eyes. Join us for another enlightening conversation, today on Discover the Word!

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