70: 3 Mistakes Christians Make When Reading The Bible

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We’ve all heard “The Bible clearly says” from pastors and people we know, so how do we get better at understanding biblical texts? Theology professor and academic dean Dr. Michael Bird joins us to look at the three big mistakes we make when we read our Bibles. Yes we look at historical context and reading our present moment into an ancient document, but we also talk about pragmatic and ideal ethics. There’s so much good stuff in here to equip you to be a better student of the Bible. 

Show Notes:
The IVP Bible Background Commentary (New Testament) by Craig Keener (Koorong)
Professor Anthony B. Bradley
The New Testament in Its World by N.T. Wright and Michael Bird
(Pre-order) Seven Things I Wish Christians New About the Bible by Michael Bird
Advancing the Christian Tradition with Mike Bird
Slaves, Women, & Homosexuals: Exploring the Hermeneutics of Cultural Analysis by William Webb
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Mark Noll

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Michael Bird is Academic Dean and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia. He is an Anglican priest, author of more than 30 books on biblical and theological studies, including The New Testament in its World co-authored with N.T. Wright, he enjoys tennis, and hating coffee. He is married to Naomi and together they have four children. Follow Mike on Twitter @mbird13