The Bible is not one monolithic type of writing. Instead, it is made up of various types of writing styles called genres. So what are the different genres in scripture? And how do they impact how we read our Bibles?
In this episode, Kirk and Dan explore the importance of reading scripture according to its original, historical context before moving to our own (“Their World First”). How does understanding the historical context of scripture help us read the Bible more faithfully?
In this episode we talk about the importance of our overall disposition to scripture when it comes to Bible interpretation. Namely, we must place ourselves under the authority and scrutiny of scripture. In this way, scripture is like no other book we read. It “reads” us just as we read it. And this disposition is of vital importance if we are to read and understand scripture rightly. Reading scripture is not merely an intellectual exercise, but a moral, spiritual, and religious one.
We’re kicking off a new series on how to read and understand the Bible. In this inaugural episode, we overview the “pathway” we should take if we are to interpret the Bible properly and faithfully.