So many people start reading the Bible, get discouraged, and quit by Leviticus. Why does this happen? Today, Zach Windahl talks about the first time he understood the Bible, reconstructing his faith, and why he wrote The Bible Study.
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Key insights from the episode:
Understanding the story of the Bible completely changes the reading experience. – Zach Windahl
So often, the Bible can be the most intimidating book in the world. – Zach Windahl
Whenever I’ve met someone struggling with their faith, it’s always been a problem with people. It’s never had anything to do with the Bible, Jesus, or their relationship with God. – Zach Windahl
Don’t let another person’s faith or actions justify your own deconstruction. – Zach Windahl
We need to actually give people the grace we preach about on Sundays. – Zach Windahl
God has incredible dreams for us if we’re open to hearing them. – Zach Windahl
When you look at the whole story of the Bible, you learn things that are hard to learn when you just look at pieces. – Zach Zehnder
If you’re struggling with believing in God, Luke and Acts are incredible books to start with. – Zach Windahl
If we don’t take care of ourselves physically, we aren’t going to become our best selves spiritually. – Zach Windahl
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Some not-so-key insights:
Try to be as non-cheesy as possible. – Windahl
Chris is no longer allowed to sing on the podcast.
You probably shouldn’t name your coffee shop “He-Brews.”
Zach Zehnder purchased the entire P90X curriculum but only went through three days of it.
Chris has always dreamed of being a game show host.
Chris is not a totally fair game show host.