Melodic Line: Hearing the Message & Aim of Each Book (How to Read the Bible, Ep. 7)

Kirk and Dan talk about melodic line. Here we’re talking about the overall message of a book that ties the whole and all its parts together. In this episode we talk about what the melodic line is, showing some examples from scripture. And then we talk about how can you go about discerning the melodic line, and what benefits does this yields to your reading of scripture.

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Never Read a Bible Verse (How to Read the Bible, Ep. 6)

In today’s episode, we try to convince you never to read a Bible verse! Wait, what? That’s right. Never read a Bible verse on its own, but always in context.

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Hearing the Passage: Tone (How to Read the Bible, Ep. 5)

In this episode, we look at the matter of tone (and mood). What exactly do we mean by “tone”? And how does a passage’s tone affect how we read and understand it?

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The Author’s Rules Rule: Genre (How to Read the Bible, Ep. 4)

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?

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Their World First: Historical Context (How to Read the Bible, Ep. 3)

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?

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