This is Episode 79 of the Jesus Society Podcast. And on today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how to find answers in the Bible to our questions.
Well, when he first asked me to do this, I thought it would be simple, but the more I’ve ruminated on it, the less simple it’s become. And that’s true in part because there is a dizzying array of misinformation about the Bible out there. And that leave a lot of Christians terribly confused about what the Bible does, and doesn’t say.
So how do we sort through all that and get to the truth? That’s the question. So I’m going to jump in today to where angels fear to tread and have a go at sorting some of that out. So buckle in and hold on.\
So join me as we discuss:
1. Three challenges in understanding the Bible.
2. What kind of book is the Bible?
3. Who was the Bible written to?
4. The challenge of going back in time.
5. How we create our own problems in reading the Bible.
6. Three helpful suggestions for finding answers.
7. The two MOST helpful suggestions in all this.
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Music and audio production by Nathan Longwell Music
Resources for Today’s Show:
1. The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, NRSV (https://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Backgrounds-Study-Hardcover-Comfort/dp/0310452686/ref=sr_1_5?)
2. The NIV Study Bible (https://www.amazon.com/Study-Revised-Hardcover-Letter-Comfort/dp/0310448948/ref=sr_1_4?)
3. Christian Standard Version Bible (https://www.amazon.com/Study-Bible-Hardcover-Bibles-Holman/dp/1433648091/ref=sr_1_4?)
3. The Bible for Everyone, by John Goldingay and N. T. Wright (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0281074011/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_7?).
4. An Exhaustive Concordance matching your favorite translation.
5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (https://www.christianbook.com/eerdmans-dictionary-of-the-bible/9780802877437/pd/877438?)
6. The Old Testament for Everyone Commentary Set, by John Goldingay — 17 Volumes, but also available one at a time (https://www.amazon.com/Old-Testament-Everyone-Set-Seventeen/dp/0664261760/ref=sr_1_1?)
7. New Testament for Everyone Commentary Set, by N. T. Wright — 18 Volumes, but also available one at a time (https://www.amazon.com/New-Testament-Everyone-Set-Eighteen/dp/0664238262/ref=sr_1_3?)