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 November 27-December 8, 2017
# of Programs 10
At The Table Mart DeHaan, Elisa Morgan, Bill Crowder, Randy Richards, and Brandon OBrien
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Part 1 - 11/27/17

“Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes”

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 with Western Eyes.” Listen to Discover the Word.

Part 2 - 11/28/17

Exposing our blind spots

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 checked today on Discover the Word.

Part 3 - 11/29/17

How we mistakenly interpret the Bible through our Western cultural values

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 their series titled “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes” today on Discover the Word!

Part 4 - 11/30/17

Understanding how the Bible is meant to be read

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 as it’s meant to be read today on Discover the Word!

Part 5 - 12/01/17

How our “cultural blinders”affect how we read the Bible

We all know Jesus wasn’t a 21st-century American, yet we often read the Bible with cultural assumptions we might not even be aware of! Today on Discover the Word, we invite Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien back to the table for a fascinating discussion about how our “cultural blinders” often affect how we read the Bible. Improve the way you read your Bible on Discover the Word!

Part 6 - 12/04/17

“Love God and Love Others” – How did this gospel get Jesus crucified?

The gospel is sometimes summarized as “Love God and love others.” So it makes you wonder how that message got Jesus crucified. Today, the Discover the Word team continues their series titled “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes”providing cultural perspective for the Bible. We’ll learn why some things we consider orthodox were absolutely revolutionary to first-century Jews. Listen today to Discover the Word.

Part 7 - 12/05/17

Understanding context makes for a much clearer story

Today on Discover the Word, Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien join the team to lead a discussion on the story of David and Bathsheba and Uriah. Discover how understanding their culture makes some confusing things about this story a lot clearer. Join the conversation about “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes,” today on Discover the Word!

Part 8 - 12/06/17

Handling tragedy – a challenging and freeing discussion

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, we will tackle the subject of handling tragedy. It’s a challenging and freeing discussion—part of a series about “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes” with special guests Brandon O’Brien and Randy Richards. Listen today  to Discover the Word!

Part 9 - 12/07/17

How we miss the main point by reading Scripture out of context

We know that reading a verse out of context can lead to some wacky interpretations, but what if we’ve been doing that without even realizing it? Today on Discover the Word, authors Randy Richards and Brandon O’Brien look at a story in the Bible where we likely have missed the main point! Find out how you may be “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes” today on Discover the Word!

Part 10 - 12/08/17

Removing cultural blinders

Have you ever tried reading something upside down? Doesn’t usually work too well does it? But, flip it over and that change in perspective is all you need to see clearly! Well, today on Discover the Word, we wrap up a two-week discussion with authors Brandon O’Brien and Randy Richards. They’ve been helping us to remove cultural blinders and stop “Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes.” Join us for the enlightening conclusion, today on Discover the Word!

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