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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: It’s All About Me

We’re considering Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien — an excellent book. Well, the authors next go to meddling — We built modern cathedrals with … Continue reading

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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: Patronage, grace, and faith

The last couple of weeks, I’ve been posting lessons for The Story, as part of my church’s adult Bible classes. I wanted to  finish the lessons through the end of the semester, so that I’d not be trying to write curriculum … Continue reading

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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: Honor, Part 6 (Public vs. Private; Examples; Conclusion)

We’re considering Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien — an excellent book. In summarizing the chapter, the authors explain, In the meantime, pay attention to … Continue reading

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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: Honor, Part 5 (Church Discipline)

We’re considering Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien — an excellent book. There are a handful of references in the New Testament regarding church discipline. … Continue reading

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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: Honor, Part 4 (The Sermon on the Mount)

We’re considering Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien — an excellent book. Understanding that Jews of Jesus’ day had an honor culture, we can re-read … Continue reading

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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: Honor, Part 3 (Fear Culture; Honor in the Gospels and Old Testament)

We’re considering Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien — an excellent book. For additional reading on the subject, here’s an excellent article by a native … Continue reading

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Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes: Honor, Part 2

We’re considering Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible, by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien — an excellent book. Guilt vs. shame The authors explain, In shame cultures, people are more likely … Continue reading

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