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Best of ChurchLeaders: Tim Mackie and Jon Collins on Why It’s Hard to Understand the Bible

“The New Testament…is Greek people thinking in Hebrew and we’re reading it in English…it’s difficult!”

“We decided a while back that we don’t understand everyone’s ministry context and we don’t understand everyone’s ministry goals and what the Spirit’s doing in any community or organization. So we’ve been hesitant to build curriculum around our content.”

“I worked as a pastor just for a year…it’s a difficult job, not only to come up with a sermon—that’s a very creative exercise that takes a lot of you—but you’re running a church, you’re dealing with so much…We really want to figure out as an organization how to serve pastors.” 

Mentioned in the Show by Tim Mackie and Jon Collins:

For those who have ideas on how to use Bible Project videos for church curriculum: mike@bibleproject.com

BibleProject on YouTube
BibleProject App for televisions

Bible Project Videos:

The Gospel of the Kingdom
Heaven and Earth
Sacrifice and Atonement
The Temple

Follow Jon and Tim on Twitter

The Bible Project on ChurchLeaders:

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The Bible Project’s ‘Gospel of Luke’ Tells Us Jesus Came to Turn the World Upside Down
Do We Really Understand What It Means That Jesus Is Our Messiah?
Do You Understand the Psalms?
Understanding the Book of Proverbs
What the Book of Job Teaches Us About Unexplainable Suffering