Welcome to the 108th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Matthew Harmon about his book Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway, 2017).
What you’ll hear in this episode:
- Matthew’s life, marriage, ministry and upcoming ministry projects.
- How to overcome fear and anxiety and ask good questions of the biblical text.
- Four key questions we should ask about the Bible.
- Four key questions we should ask to apply the Bible.
- How Matt has seen his method of biblical interpretation affect people’s Bible reading.
- The importance of understanding redemptive history.
- The benefits of reading the Bible in community.
- Some practical ways to apply the gospel more broadly to our lives as Christians.
About the Guest:
Matthew S. Harmon (PhD, Wheaton College) is professor of New Testament studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He was previously on staff with Cru for eight years and is the author of several books. Matthew and his wife, Kate, live in Warsaw, Indiana, and have two sons.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to his wife, Sarah. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021), The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022), and Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime (Theology for Life, 2024). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.