The proper goal of reading our Bibles isn’t to get it right; it’s to love. Thinking deeply about theology and how to interpret the Bible is important, but love matters more.
If love can change God’s mind and Jesus changes the meaning of the Bible because of love, we should be open to the same. Perhaps love should change our minds and our beliefs. Perhaps love should change how we read the Bible.
There are hundreds of ways to interpret the Bible, let’s make sure all interpretations lead us to love.
If we are going to follow Jesus in how we read our Bible, we would be wise to adopt his filter: love.
What You'll Get
Six short, easy to digest videos with Jared Byas, author of Love Matters More
The“How to Read the Bible Through a Love-Centered Lens” discussion guide
Part 1:We All Pick & Choose
Part 2:The History of Picking & Choosing
Part 3:More History of Picking & Choosing
Part 4:The Bible is a Tool, not the“Finished Product”
Part 5:How to Read the Bible with Love as Your Lens
Part 6:Tips for a Love-Centered Reading of the Bible
DO I HAVE TO BUY THE BOOK BEFORE I DO THE VIDEO SERIES?
This video series is inspired by Jared’s book Love Matters More, but it is not a chapter-by-chaper study of the book. You can just read his book, you can just complete this video series, or you can do both! They are complementary to each other, but not intended to be purchased together or work hand-in hand.
Jared Byas is the author of Love Matters More and Jonah for Normal People, part of the Bible for Normal People book series.
As a former pastor and professor of both philosophy and biblical studies, Jared’s passion is to explore new ways of being Christian and help people translate all of life’s big questions into a life full of meaning and connection.
In addition to parenting Pete, Jared has four kids of his own: Augustine, Tov, Elletheia, and Exodus. Jared and his family live north of Philadelphia with their little Pug-Jack Russell mix(Jug), Zula Rose.