In this episode Heather and Brandon talk about how we often read our own cultural values, perspectives and assumptions, into the Biblical text, and forget that Scripture is actually a cross-cultural experience. This episode will help each of us be better readers and perceivers of the Bible.

Guest Bio

Brandon J. O'Brien has a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the co-author of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, and is Director of Content Development and Distribution for Redeemer City to City, an organization that supports church planting in global cities.

Brandon is author of several books, the most recent of which is Not From Around Here: What Unites Us, What Divides Us, and How We Can Move Forward.

Mentioned in This Episode

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by Brandon J. O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards

Paul Behaving Badly by Brandon J. O'Brien, E. Randolph Richards

The Bible Through Middle Eastern Eyes by Kenneth E. Bailey

The Forgotten Jesus by Robby Gallaty

Host Bio

Heather Thompson Day is an associate professor of communication at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She is the author of seven books, including It’s Not Your Turn and Confessions of a Christian Wife. Reach out to Heather on Twitter @HeatherTDay and on Instagram @heatherthompsonday.

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