Reasonable Theology Podcast

Clay Kraby

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3 Crucial Reminders for Christians in a Pagan Culture | Ep. 87
5d ago
3 Crucial Reminders for Christians in a Pagan Culture | Ep. 87
In the book of Titus, Paul is instructing Titus to remind these Christians of how they are to live lives pleasing to God in a pagan land of Crete. Crete was known across the ancient world for its immorality; Paul quotes one of their own poets who claimed “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.”How were Christians to live in such a culture? More than a question of personal obedience and sanctification, this is a question of the Great Commission. How does their conduct impact how the Cretans see Christ?The apostle Paul's instructions for first-century Christians in Crete remain relevant for us today. What should our response be as spiritual pilgrims living in an increasingly unholy land?This is a very important question, as far too many believers fall into the ditches of either capitulating to the culture or adopting a posture of outright hostility towards it. Both errors are a hindrance to our proclamation of the Gospel.Some Christians respond with anger, others with despair, and still others become indifferent to the cultural rot all around us. In helping us rightly engage the world around us, Titus 3:1-7 offers three crucial reminders: a reminder of how we are to live, a reminder of who we once were, and a reminder of what Christ has done for us.In this sermon we will consider how we can navigate the increasingly ungodly culture around us with compassion, conviction, and confidence.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
Was Christ a Copycat? Refuting Claims of Pagan Plagiarism
6d ago
Was Christ a Copycat? Refuting Claims of Pagan Plagiarism
Is it true that the story of Jesus is just a retelling of pagan myths that also featured gods who were born of a virgin, died, and rose again?It is often alleged that a number of ancient gods have biographies shockingly similar to that of Jesus of Nazareth. Names that are commonly included in this group of doppelganger deities include Mithras, Dionysus, and Osiris, among others.This allegation implies that if gods we consider false claim the same things that Christianity claims, Christianity must also be false. But is the allegation true?There are two important questions that a believer should ask when tackling the “Jesus myth” allegations:1) Are these alleged parallels to pagan gods historically accurate?2) If they were, what difference would it make?Listen as we review three alleged parallels to the life of Christ and consider whether or not it would really matter if there were pagan gods with stories similar to the life of Christ.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
Studying the Beatitudes (with a Little Help from the Greek)
Feb 13 2024
Studying the Beatitudes (with a Little Help from the Greek)
The Sermon on the Mount is perhaps the most famous of all of Jesus’ teachings, and the beatitudes in particular have come to be some of the best-known and best-loved verses in the whole of the New Testament.Christians have much to gain from a deep study of these passages, and our guest today is going to give us some insight into how our study of these verses (and all the New Testament) can benefit from a knowledge of Greek.Ryan Martin is the man behind Kairos Classroom, which provides online, live instruction in biblical Greek and Hebrew. On this episode we examine the language of the beatitudes and gain greater insight into Jesus’ teaching by understanding more about His words in the original Greek. We’ll talk about what it means to be “blessed” – how we are to rightly understand biblical meekness, and how we can avoid common mistakes when using language tools like dictionaries when studying Scripture.At the end, we’ll discuss how you can better equip yourself to dive deeper into your study of Scripture. This episode will inspire you to see the Scriptures through a new lens and perhaps even embark on the rewarding journey of learning Greek or Hebrew yourself.See how you can begin your study of Greek with Kairos Classroom and get 10% off your first course with promo code THEOLOGY: ReasonableTheology.org/GreekSubscribe to our newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe for the latest updates and resources, including articles, theological definitions, artistic depictions, musical selections, and book recommendations to build your library. Support the show and expand your understanding of theology one email at a time.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - Complete Sermon
Feb 6 2024
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - Complete Sermon
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" was a sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards in 1741 during the First Great Awakening.Edwards is perhaps the greatest theological mind America has ever produced, and Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is one of the most famous sermons of all time.Its vivid imagery depicting the precarious position our lives are in — and the judgment that awaits us if we do not find forgiveness for our sins through faith in Jesus Christ — had an impact that spread far wider than Edward's congregation.As important as this sermon is, few in our day have taken the time to read it in full, and fewer still have ever heard it preached as it would have been originally delivered.On this edition of the Reasonable Theology podcast, you can get a chance to listen to the complete, unabridged sermon delivered with the dynamic of live preaching.So here is Jonathan Edwards famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. It was recorded by the late Tod Magstadt.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
The Reliability of the Bible: 4 Quick Facts
Jan 23 2024
The Reliability of the Bible: 4 Quick Facts
Let's talk about four critical areas of evidence for the reliability of the Bible. We'll explore the wealth of evidence supporting the trustworthiness of Scripture, from thousands of biblical manuscripts and archaeological findings to the faithful preservation of original writings and the timely composition of the New Testament. 1 | Manuscript Evidence: Discover how the 6,000 New Testament manuscripts, far surpassing any other ancient document, provide a solid foundation for comparing and verifying the accuracy of Scripture. 2 | Archaeological Corroboration: Learn about the numerous archaeological discoveries that align with biblical accounts, further solidifying the historical validity of the Scriptures. 3 | Preservation of Original Texts: Understand the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient manuscripts in demonstrating the meticulous care scribes took in preserving the Bible's content over centuries. 4 | Historical Timing of New Testament Writings: Gain insight into how the proximity of New Testament writings to the actual events they describe adds an additional layer of credibility. For more resources on this topic, I recommend the following books: • Why I Trust the Bible by Bill Mounce https://amzn.to/2WpA0Wc • Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World by Josh and Sean McDowell https://amzn.to/2VSKxYc • The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Countering the Challenges to Evangelical Christian Beliefs by Craig Blomberg https://amzn.to/2HuyKGZ • How We Got the Bible by Neil Gordon Lightfoot Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
The Life & Ministry of Benjamin Keach | Ep. 85
Jan 17 2024
The Life & Ministry of Benjamin Keach | Ep. 85
Benjamin Keach was a pivotal figure in 17th-century Baptist history. Known for his influential writings and his role in introducing hymn singing in Baptist congregations, Keach's contributions have left an indelible mark on religious thought and practice. His journey from a persecuted dissenter to a respected preacher and author paints a vivid picture of the religious and political turbulence of his time.And yet, Keach is not as well known as some other figures of church history.On this episode, I have a conversation with Dr. Matthew Stanton, a renowned Keach scholar and co-editor of The Works of Benjamin Keach from Particular Baptist Heritage Book.Dr. Stanton will help us delve deeper into Keach's world, revealing how Keach’s ministry impacted not only his own time but ours as well.Join us as discuss this tumultuous time in England’s history, how Keach’s children’s book landed him in the stockade, how he pioneered the introduction of hymns to the worship service, what he was like as a family man and pastor, and much more.When you’re done, check out the show notes at ReasonableTheology.org/Keach for resources to learn more.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
The Life & Ministry of Jonathan Edwards
Jan 10 2024
The Life & Ministry of Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards is regarded by many as the greatest mind America has ever produced and he is held up as an excellent example of a pastor-theologian. Even so, many people’s familiarity with Edwards does not extend beyond his famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”In this conversation with Dr. Jeremy Kimble we discuss the life and writings of Jonathan Edwards as well as what Christians can still learn from him today.For more on Jonathan Edwards, check out his famous sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God: https://youtu.be/HoDfZR6nWUATo view the show notes for this episode, visit https://reasonabletheology.org/jonathan-edwards-his-life-and-writings-podcast-18/Pick up a copy of A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
The Lasting Impact of Spurgeon's Sermons | Ep. 84
Jan 3 2024
The Lasting Impact of Spurgeon's Sermons | Ep. 84
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a Baptist preacher in London who lived from 1834 to 1892. By the end of end of the 19th century, more than 100 million copies of Spurgeon’s sermons had been sold in 23 languages.  This figure has long since been surpassed many times over, and Spurgeon's sermons continue to minister to people today. The 6-volume collection of Spurgeon’s sermons – known as the New Park Street Pulpit and the 57-volume Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit comprise one of the greatest collections of sermons in history.Although these volumes continue to be used and referenced by many, only portions have been re typeset in the more than 100 years since the collection was completed. That means that the majority of copies available from this set are very difficult to read and contain the occasional typo or other error.On this episode of the podcast, I welcome back Jared Payne of A Pilgrim’s Coffer, who has undertaken a brand new, fully re-typeset edition of the New Park Street Pulpit.We’ll talk about the impact of CH Spurgeon, how Jared became interested in Spurgeon, the lasting value of these printed sermons, and the ambitious project of re-typesetting these sermons.If you are fan of Charles Spurgeon and have benefited from his written works, you’re going to enjoy our conversation as well as the upcoming new edition of the New Park Street Pulpit.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
Jonathan Edwards: His Life & Writings (Replay)
Dec 28 2023
Jonathan Edwards: His Life & Writings (Replay)
Jonathan Edwards is regarded as many as the greatest mind America has ever produced, and he is held up as an excellent example of a pastor-theologian. Even so, many people's familiarity with Edwards does not extend beyond his famous sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."On this episode, we speak with Dr. Jeremy Kimble about the life and writings of Jonathan Edwards and discuss what Christians can still learn from him today.On This Episode We’ll Discuss:A biographical sketch of Edwards' life and ministryWhy you need to read more than "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"Edwards' key role in the First Great AwakeningWhat Edwards was like as a pastorAn overview of many of his major written works and where you should startWhat Jonathan Edwards' lasting legacy has beenGet the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
The Deconstruction of Christianity | Ep. 83 w/ Alisa Childers & Tim Barnett
Nov 30 2023
The Deconstruction of Christianity | Ep. 83 w/ Alisa Childers & Tim Barnett
You may have come across the terms “deconstruction” or “exvangelical” in recent years, or have perhaps seen high-profile Christian leaders walk away from the faith.But what is deconstruction, and why does it seem to be a growing problem?On this episode of the podcast I’m talking with Alisa Childers and Tim Barnett, who have just written a new book together called The Deconstruction of Christianity: What it is, why it’s destructive, and how to respond.”Alisa is a wife, mom, author, podcaster, blogger, speaker, and worship leader. She’s the author of two other books “Another Gospel” and “Live your Truth and other lies” which we have had conversations about on previous episodes of the podcast.Tim has worked as an apologist for Stand to Reason since 2015. Tim trains Christians to think clearly about what they believe and why they believe it.He’s also the host of the popular YouTube Channel “Red Pen Logic with Mr. B.”On this episode we’ll talk about:What’s deconstruction isWhat factors into a person’s decision to walk away from the faithThe role of social media in fueling this phenomenonHow we can rightly respond to those in our lives who are struggling with or have walked away from the faith they once professed.Listen to our conversation and see the show notes at ReasonableTheology.org/DeconstructionGet the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
What Are The Five Points of Calvinism? A Clear & Concise Explanation
Nov 22 2023
What Are The Five Points of Calvinism? A Clear & Concise Explanation
What are the Five Points of Calvinism and what do these doctrines teach us about salvation?Known as both the Doctrines of Grace and the Five Points of Calvinism, these doctrines are named for the distinct theological stances taken by the reformer John Calvin (who didn’t use this term himself). You have likely come across the acrostic T.U.L.I.P. as a memory aid for these doctrinal positions. In this video I provide a concise description of each of the five doctrines represented by each letter:○ Total Depravity○ Unconditional Election○ Limited Atonement○ Irresistible Grace○ Perseverance of the SaintsThe Five Points of Calvinism are merely summaries of what the Bible teaches about salvation. We do not revere these doctrines because they were taught by John Calvin, but because they are found in Scripture.➤ For a free PDF of Bible verses in support of each of these doctrines, visit https://reasonabletheology.org/the-five-points-of-calvinism-free-download/Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
What is the Columbo Tactic? Greg Koukl Explains How Questions Can Help In Challenging Conversations
Nov 15 2023
What is the Columbo Tactic? Greg Koukl Explains How Questions Can Help In Challenging Conversations
Apologist Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason  provides an overview of the "Columbo Tactic" and how it can help you stay in the driver's seat in challenging conversations.The "Columbo" tactic, named after the TV detective, is a strategic approach for introducing spiritual topics into conversations through simple, leading questions. It involves asking open-ended, inquisitive questions like "What do you mean by that?" to gently steer the conversation towards spirituality. The tactic aims to expose flaws or contradictions in others' views in a non-confrontational manner. For instance, following up with "How did you come to that conclusion?" respects the other person's reasoning and encourages them to articulate their beliefs, providing more insight for further discussion. Even when faced with responses lacking clear reasoning, the Columbo tactic uses straightforward, relevant questions to provoke thought, emphasizing the importance of having reasons for one’s beliefs. This method highlights the power of asking well-placed questions to facilitate deeper, more meaningful conversations about spiritual matters.▶ Watch the full conversation: https://youtu.be/CZrApYwhP7Y📖 Pick up a copy of Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions https://amzn.to/478Sppl📖 Pick up a copy of Street Smarts: Using Questions to Answer Christianity's Toughest Challenges https://amzn.to/49yRWOAGet the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
How Good Questions Can Answer Tough Challenges | Ep. 82 w/ Greg Koukl
Nov 8 2023
How Good Questions Can Answer Tough Challenges | Ep. 82 w/ Greg Koukl
How would you respond if someone presented a challenge to the truth claims of Christianity? Would you be nervous? Feel ill-equipped? What if you could eliminate your anxiety, take control of intimidating conversations, and help others think more clearly about their views and the truth of Scripture? The key to all of this? Asking good questions. That’s what Greg Koukl’s latest book, Street Smarts, is all about. Greg is back on the podcast to talk about how questions can help answer Christianity’s toughest challenges.Koukl has hosted his call-in radio show Stand to Reason for over 30 years, has written many helpful books including Tactics: A Gameplan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions.Street Smarts picks up where Tactics left off, providing model questions and example conversations to effectively discuss your Christian beliefs, even on hot-button issues such as moral relativism, the authenticity of Scripture, the gospel, abortion, marriage, gender, and more.In this discussion we’ll talk about:How Greg became involved in apologeticsHow Street Smarts expands on the book TacticsThe difference between harvesting and gardening when it comes to evangelismThe benefits of asking questions in difficult conversationsHow we can be better equipped to engage with others on difficult, controversial issuesYou can find the show notes for this episode at ReasonableTheology.org/StreetSmarts, where I will put links to our previous conversation on Tactics as well as the different resources we mention during our conversation.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
Jesus Feeds the 5,000: A Sermon on Matthew 14:13-21
Nov 6 2023
Jesus Feeds the 5,000: A Sermon on Matthew 14:13-21
The feeding of the 5,000 is the only miracle that Jesus performed that is recorded in all four Gospels. This alone shows us just how important this event is in the ministry of Christ.In this sermon we examine Matthew 14:13-21 alongside the parallel accounts in Mark 6, Luke 9, and John 6 to gain a fuller understanding of what this miracle revealed about Christ to those who witnessed these things and how we can rightly understand and apply the lessons it has to teach us.In this message we will see that Jesus’ greatest act of compassion in feeding the 5,000 was not that he took away their hunger, but that He revealed to them that He was the one who had come to take away their sin.Matthew 14:13-2113 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.Get the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE
Reset Your Bible Reading Habits | Ep. 80
Oct 18 2023
Reset Your Bible Reading Habits | Ep. 80
Christians have more access to Scripture than ever before. At the same time, study after study reveals that our time actually reading the Bible is declining. If we’re honest, most of us have experienced difficulty with getting into the Word and really engaging with the text.Why is this the case, and how can we overcome our tendency to leave our Bibles unread?On this episode of the podcast I speak with Alex Goodwin, co-founder of the Institute for Bible Reading and the author of The Bible Reset: Simple Breakthroughs to Make Scripture Come Alive.In this conversation Alex and I discuss:○ How some of the modern formatting in our Bibles creates friction that slows down our reading○ The benefits of reading large sections (or even entire books) of the Bible in one sitting○ Why we should read Scripture in community with other believers○ How understanding what he calls the ‘six act drama’ of Scripture can help us connect the Bible’s central themes and get more out of our study.Listen to our conversation and find some ways that you can reset your Bible reading habits.________________► For more on this topic, visit https://ReasonableTheology.org/Reset► Pick up a copy of Bible Reset: https://amzn.to/3FmgCw1► See All Podcast Guest's Books: https://amzn.to/441gkou► Let's Connect:• Facebook: https://facebook.com/ReasonableTheology• Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheologyTweets• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reasonabletheologyGet the newsletter at ReasonableTheology.org/Subscribe. The weekly email includes:the latest article or podcast episodea helpful theological definitiona painting depicting a scene from Scripture or church historya musical selection to enrich your daythe best book deal I've found that week to build your library.Support the showGET THE NEWSLETTEREach edition of the Reasonable Theology newsletter contains my latest article or podcast episode PLUS: A Theological Word or Phrase Explained Quickly and ClearlyA Painting Depicting a Scene from Scripture or Church HistoryAudio of a Hymn or other Musical Selection to EnjoyA Recommended Book or Resource to Expand Your Library SUBSCRIBE HERE