God invites us to participate in the restoration and repair of the world. This concept, known as tikkun olam in the Jewish tradition, acknowledges our role in partnering with God’s work of bringing healing and wholeness to all aspects of life. It is a profound calling that requires understanding the teachings of the Bible in a way that informs our actions, relationships, and work.
Connecting with the Bible’s Message
To bridge the gap between the ancient words of the Bible and our contemporary lives, we must seek readings that illuminate the transformative message within the Scriptures. By connecting with experts and accessing useful tools, we gain a broader perspective and deeper insight into the timeless wisdom contained within the Bible.
Cultivating Wholeness and Shalom
A meaningful reading of the Bible leads us towards a pursuit of shalom, a holistic peace that encompasses spiritual, emotional, social, and environmental well-being. By exploring the scriptures and engaging with expert insights, we uncover valuable guidance that encourages us to live in harmony with God, others, and creation. This holistic approach brings us closer to the repairing of the world that God calls us to participate in.
Embracing Useful Tools
Equipping ourselves with tools for better Bible readings empowers us to engage with the text, ask critical questions, and uncover profound truths. These tools may include commentaries, historical context, linguistic analysis, and diverse interpretations. By embracing these resources, we deepen our understanding and enrich our journey of faith.
is a theologian, the president and director of discipleship for Impact Campus Ministries, and the creator and executive producer of The BEMA Podcast. He and his wife, Rebekah, live in Cincinnati with their two children. Find out more about Marty at martysolomon.com.
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5. The Prophets
6. The Gospels
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