TMCP 155: Brian Russell on How to Be Astonished By the Bible

Do you ever struggle to read God's Word? Does it ever feel dry? If so, Brian Russell offers some practical ways we can renew our passion for Scripture.

TMCP 155: Brian Russell on How to Be Astonished By the Bible

Brian Russell (Ph.D.) is an award-winning professor of biblical studies and former dean at Asbury Theological Seminary as well as a transformational coach for pastors and spiritually-minded professionals. His personal mission is to seek out, study, and embody the deepest truths about God so that he can share them compellingly, lovingly, and transformationally with others. He is the author of The Song of the Sea: The Date of Composition and Influence of Exodus 15:1–21 (Peter Lang, 2007); Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed 2014); (re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade 2015); and his newly released Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life (Paraclete Press, 2021). He is also host of the Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations podcast.

Episode Talking Points:

  • Teaching the Bible
  • The influence of scripture
  • The story of the Bible
  • Dealing with hard passages
  • Walking through a dark night of the soul
  • Keeping the Bible fresh in our lives
  • Contemplative Spiritual Formation