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We know reading the Bible every day can be hard. It’s easy to feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to start. We get it. We’ve been there too. Our hope for this podcast is that it will serve as a complement to our reading plans, to encourage you on your commute to work, while you’re out for a walk, or at home making dinner. God’s Word is for you and for now. That's why our community is here and always open to you.

We know reading the Bible every day can be hard. It’s easy to feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to start. We get it. We’ve been there too. Our hope for this podcast is that it will serve as a complement to our reading plans, to encourage you on your commute to work, while you’re out for a walk, or at home making dinner. God’s Word is for you and for now. That's why our community is here and always open to you.

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United States

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We know reading the Bible every day can be hard. It’s easy to feel stuck, lost, or unsure where to start. We get it. We’ve been there too. Our hope for this podcast is that it will serve as a complement to our reading plans, to encourage you on your commute to work, while you’re out for a walk, or at home making dinner. God’s Word is for you and for now. That's why our community is here and always open to you.

Language:

English

Contact:

615-438-6791


Episodes

Accordions & the Arrival of Advent

11/30/2020
For the first week of our Advent 2020 series, Amanda and Raechel spend time with songwriter, podcast host, and comedian, Dave Barnes. During the episode, they explain how Advent is Latin for “arrival,” and talk about the importance of waiting as we prepare for Christmas Day. Dave compares this year to playing an accordion and shares two of his Christmas songs (but not his funky new version of Go, Tell It on the Mountain—we have to wait for that too!). Together, the three laugh about...

Duration:01:11:33

Kindness & Keeping in Step with the Spirit

11/23/2020
For the second and final week of The Fruit of the Spirit series, Raechel and Amanda are joined by Nathan Tasker, fellow Nashvillian and Director of Music, Liturgy, and Creative Arts at Christ Presbyterian Church. The three dig into what it looks like for the Holy Spirit to dwell in believers, wondering aloud at the richness of God’s character and the way Scripture continues to surprise and challenge us. The conversation begins at kindness, touches on youth group skits and laying bricks, and...

Duration:01:09:46

Fiddle-Leaf Figs & The Fruit of the Spirit

11/16/2020
For the first week of The Fruit of the Spirit series, Raechel and Amanda talk with She Reads Truth Editorial Director, Jessica Lamb. Together, they talk about how the simplest aspects of everyday life, from FIFA and fiddle-leaf figs to sunflowers and successful parenting, strengthen our understanding of the fruit of the Spirit. Join us this week as we correct our misconceptions about the fruit of the Spirit and find encouragement in what it means to produce fruit and become more like...

Duration:01:04:41

Tacos & Taking Truth to Heart

11/9/2020
For the final week of our Proverbs series, Amanda and Raechel sit down with author, speaker, and fellow lover of God’s Word, Angie Smith. As the three talk about the wisdom that concerns our material world, they also touch on self-woven bedspreads and why you probably shouldn’t holler at strangers. Together, they explore the dangers of wealth, the surprising relationship between gluttony and generosity, and why even though walking in God’s wisdom looks different depending on the times and...

Duration:00:57:48

Weighty Words & Walking in Wisdom

11/2/2020
It’s Week 3 of our Proverbs series, and Amanda and Raechel welcome author, poet, Bible teacher, and expectant mother Jackie Hill Perry to the podcast. They reminisce on grandmothers, sigh over the beauty of clean sheets, and Jackie even briefly sings a few bars of a popular tune to our hosts’ delight. The three dig into this week’s readings, tackling hard sayings and tough topics: what it really means to be a Proverbs 31 woman, adultery, and delighting in correction. No matter how...

Duration:01:16:32

Tranquil Hearts & Truth that Convicts

10/26/2020
For the second week of our Proverbs series, Raechel and Amanda talk with author, SRT devotional writer, and upstate New York’s newest resident, Lore Ferguson Wilbert. While studying proverbs focusing on the inner life, they talk about everything from Proverbs’ unique ability to be equally convicting, painful, and sweet, to the ideal temperature for a dark chocolate peanut butter cup. Together, they celebrate the truth that these proverbs repeatedly reveal: we serve a God whose work and power...

Duration:01:01:48

Proverbs & Portable Theology

10/19/2020
For the first week of our Proverbs series, Raechel and Amanda open their Bibles alongside pastor, author, and former SRT teammate, Russ Ramsey. As they explore the genre of wisdom literature, Russ explains how Proverbs is not a book of laws but a collection of wise sayings that are “generally true, always wise.” They chat about the significance of the Hebrew word for “happy,” how reading the Bible means the Bible reads us, and the loveliness of Nashville in autumn. The three friends...

Duration:00:56:02

Shaggy Goats & the Supremacy of God

10/12/2020
It’s the final week of our Daniel series, and Raechel and Amanda speak with author and Biblical Studies professor, Dr. J. Daniel Hays. Dr. Hays’s enthusiasm captivates our hosts, from his Babylon-themed virtual background to his fondness for the word schmutz. They discuss the bizarre visions of chapters 8–12, along with apocalyptic imagery and names that could double as tongue twisters (try saying Antiochus Epiphanes a few times). However perplexing these passages are, the three continue to...

Duration:01:00:27

Felt Boards & Faithful Declarations

10/5/2020
For the second week of our Daniel series, Raechel and Amanda talk with author, Bible teacher, and biblical literacy advocate, Jen Wilkin. As they brave the book of Daniel, they continuously come back to one simple question that provides clarity and understanding for beginning Bible readers and biblical scholars alike. Whether reading familiar stories like Daniel in the lions’ den or wading through the often uncharted waters of biblical prophecy, they rejoice in the truth that Scripture is...

Duration:01:02:07

Dreams & Desiring God’s Kingdom

9/28/2020
For the first week of our Daniel series, Raechel and Amanda sit down with author, speaker, and Bible teacher, Nancy Guthrie. In this introductory episode, the hosts read about Daniel’s captivity in Babylon and explain different genres of biblical literature. They chat about kings and kingdoms, dreams and divine deliverance, and why Nebeduchnezzar reminds Raechel of Prince Huperdinck from The Princess Bride. Together the three women explore what it looks like to live a life consecrated to the...

Duration:01:06:14

Midair Moments & the Ministry of God’s Presence

9/21/2020
For the final week of The Presence of God series, Raechel and Amanda talk with Dr. J. Scott Duvall, author and New Testament professor at Ouachita Baptist University. Together they discuss the week’s Scripture readings, exploring the relationship between God’s presence and blessing, the beauty of corporate worship, and the difference between moralism and walking with Jesus. With the help of an unconventional circus metaphor, the three rejoice over the assurance of God’s presence and the...

Duration:00:56:58

Light Bulb Moments & Living in Obedience

9/14/2020
For the third week of The Presence of God series, Raechel and Amanda talk with Bible teacher, author, and Simple Seminary founder, Whitney Capps. As they venture through the week's reading together, the three friends marvel at the reality of God's presence, wrestle with some hard truths, and rejoice in the lightbulb moments that make Bible reading a constant adventure. Amid chats about the temple curtain and the importance of obedience over sacrifice, they remind one another that all of...

Duration:01:03:22

Redemptive Wrinkles & Recognizing God’s Kindness

9/7/2020
For the second week of our Presence of God series, Raechel and Amanda talk with author, speaker, and exuberant student of God’s Word, Lisa Harper. Their lively conversation covers topics like God’s footsteps in the garden, His manifest presence in the burning bush, His glory filling the temple, and His mercy planted right in the middle. Breezing past holy bouncers and Baywatch, the three friends celebrate how God makes His presence and redemption known in unmistakable ways. No matter how far...

Duration:01:08:34

Immanence & an Invitation into God’s Presence

8/31/2020
For the first week of our series on the Presence of God, Raechel and Amanda talk with SRT Editorial Director, Jessica Lamb, about the awe-inspiring reality that God pursues us and invites us into His presence. The three friends lay the foundation for this four-week study by defining key aspects of God’s presence, while also discussing nighttime basketball and disclosing who can still do a cartwheel. Wherever the conversation goes, it always comes back to this: God’s presence permeates our...

Duration:00:49:24

Reframing Relationships & Redeeming the Time

8/24/2020
Episode Description + Read Now + URL: In this final week of our Ephesians series, Raechel and Amanda sit down with author, acquisitions editor, and auditory delight, Trillia Newbell. Reading through the last two chapters of Ephesians, the three women explore how the gospel reframes our relationships under the grace and authority of Christ. From Ephesus to the East Tennessee mountains, their questions and conversation point to the redeeming work of Jesus and the beautiful mystery of God’s...

Duration:00:55:16

Unified Calling & a Courageous Church

8/17/2020
In this second week of our Ephesians series, Raechel and Amanda talk with friend, sister, and She Reads Truth writer, Rebecca Faires. Together they talk honestly about the power of confession, the beauty of God’s covenant family, and the unified calling of the Church. They reminisce about the early days of She Reads Truth, laugh about duck parades, and encourage the Shes and each other to double down on their commitment to knowing their Bibles in order to know what is true. Read with...

Duration:01:01:48

Run-on Sentences & Resting in God’s Sovereignty

8/10/2020
For the first week of our Ephesians series, Raechel and Amanda talk with bestselling author and IF: Gathering visionary, Jennie Allen. While discussing adjectives, altar calls, and the apostle Paul’s affinity for run-on sentences, the women navigate nuanced theology and how to embrace the tension we find in Scripture. Together, they glory in the unity and steadfast hope that is ours in Christ when we seek the true prize of knowing Jesus. Read with Us: This episode corresponds to Week 1 of...

Duration:00:59:11

Seminary Babies & Singing God’s Word

8/3/2020
For the second and final week of our Psalm 119 series, Raechel and Amanda sit down with songwriter, author, and chicken mama, Christy Nockels. The women connect over their shared love for Psalm 119 and explore how the psalm is both a songbook for personal prayer and an invitation into God’s love. Touching on everything from alphabets and acrostics to bonfires and blueberries, they meditate on the unchanging truth of God’s Word and its profound ability to comfort us during times of joy and...

Duration:01:01:48

Kindred Spirits & Knowing Scripture

7/27/2020
For the first week of our Psalm 119 series, Raechel and Amanda chat with author, Bible teacher, and lover of God’s Word, Kristie Anyabwile. The three have a “Psalm 119 party” as they discuss the structure and themes of this unique psalm and what it means to truly delight in God’s Word. Kristie also offers some great tips for Scripture memorization and provides us with the encouragement we need to start memorizing verses—or even whole books of the Bible! The three women consistently come back...

Duration:01:03:26

Corny & the New Covenant

7/20/2020
For the final week of our Women & Men in the Word: New Testament series, Raechel and Amanda sit down with author, speaker, YouTuber, and cheerleader of families, Jefferson Bethke. Together they discuss the stories of Cornelius, James, Priscilla & Aquila, Timothy, and Philemon & Onesimus. Their lively conversation covers covenants and power couples, faith and doubt, dinnertime antics, and the beautiful complexity of the body of Christ. Through Jesus, all are welcome to feast at God’s family...

Duration:01:09:11