• Into the New Testament

    Jesus fulfilled many Old Testament prophecies. Now, having read through the Old Testament, we see just how present Jesus was throughout history, even before he arrived in the flesh. But if there’s still any doubt, we kick off our New Testament section of the E100 reading plan with John 1:1, confirming that Jesus, in fact was and is a part of the eternal Godhead.   Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com. 

  • The Truth about Prophets and Prophecy

    The Prophets often get misunderstood about who they were and what their original purpose was. In this episode we discuss why they wrote and spoke, and how it impacted the original hearers and readers, and how we can read and apply their writings today.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com. 

  • Psalms and Proverbs

    Today we talk about the Psalms and Proverbs. Of all the books of the bible, these two stand out as significantly different from the rest of the canon. Not only should we read them differently, but the way we apply them to our lives is different. Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.

  • Repentance and Reconciliation

    The story of David and Bathsheba is one of the most salacious stories in the old testament and runs the gamut of ways we can choose to ignore God’s path, but it ends with a powerful example of accountability, repentance and reconciliation. We also spend time talking about the powerful events surrounding Elijah and the Prophets of Baal. Reading the Elijah passage in the Holy Land – https://youtu.be/iA_GIGbA65Y?t=179 Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

  • Give us a King! No, not that King!

    The books of first and second Samuel introduce us to the first two human kings of the Nation of Israel in the persons of Saul and David. It’s a powerful story of quickly we can lose sight of what God desires for us when we insist that our ways are better than God’s. We also see the stark contrast in the character of these two kings, and how it impacts their failure, and success. Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

  • How Quick We Forget!

    Today we make our way through the book of Judges. It’s heavy reading, but the lesson we learn here is that we as humans are quick to forget, as evidenced by the cyclical nature of how the nation of Israel remembered, followed, abandoned, and repented in the stories of the Judges.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

  • Ask Doug! AKA E100 Q&A session 1

    On this special edition of the podcast, we’re answering your questions. If you’d like to submit questions for the next Q&A session, send them to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com Thanks for listening! 

  • Holy War and the Holiness of God, Revisited

    Today we return to the book of Joshua as part of the E100 series, and we revisit the issues that arise while the Israelites are taking the promised land. There’s discussion of Holy war and what it means, and how it played a role in the book of Joshua. We also have some challenging discussion about the Holiness of God and how it’s not always easy to understand God’s decisions, but how we’re still to trust that God sees the bigger picture.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

  • Hardened Hearts and De-Creation

    Today we ask some deep questions about the issue of God hardening Pharaoh’s heart, and what that might actually mean, as well as how the order of the plagues of Egypt symbolizes a sort of “de-creation” of the land of Egypt. Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/ Find more about E100 at trinityruston.org

  • No Such Thing as a Perfect Family

    In this third episode of our E100 season of the podcast, we’ve got some new voices joining us with Rev. Chris Winterman and Haley Kesterson. This week’s readings are centered around the Old Testament character of Joseph. It’s easy to assume that Joseph was a great guy that never messed up, but when we look deeper, it seems that it may not be as cut and dry as we often assume, especially when dealing with traditional biblical heroes.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

  • The Birth of a Nation

    Thanks for joining us again for this second episode of our E100 podcast series. In this episode, we dig into the birth of the nation of Israel, beginning with the covenant that God makes with Abraham. We also ask some questions about the struggle of favoritism that many families still deal with today.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

  • In the Beginning

    Today we begin our second season on Going Deeper. Over the next 20 weeks we’ll be discussing each week’s readings as laid out by the E100 reading plan, organized by Scripture Union. Read along with us and join in the conversation as we ask questions and discuss the Essential 100 readings of the Bible.  Specifically, in this week’s episode, we invite Rev. Doug de Graffenried onto the podcast to share his knowledge of the Hebrew language as we take a look at the first 11 chapters of Genesis. These first chapters of the bible, and how we read them, shape how we interpret and understand the story of…