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.
Kirk and Dan are gearing up to do a short series on Ecclesiastes. But before they do, they wanted to take a step back and ask, “What’s the benefit of getting a Biblical book’s big picture?” and “How do we do that?”
(This episode and the following will serve as an initial contribution to what will become an ongoing collection of episodes on How to Read the Bible.)