Episode 110: Taking Scripture in Context

Three episodes ago we talked about why Bible literacy matters for all of us, no matter our vocation. But we don’t want to leave you hanging there so we’re going to offer some help with this literacy. This week, Lisa discuss proof-texting and how to work through the context of Bible passages. She starts off discussing some verses we commonly use for poof-texting

Then she defines some words and asks a few questions:
Does it (your meaning) agree with the actual text it’s contained in?
Does it agree with the story of the Bible?
What is the historical/cultural context of the passage?

Sometimes Christians act like understanding the Bible is simple, but if you put a little work into it you can get so much more in return.