Context Changes Everything!
Let’s be honest, the Bible can be really difficult to understand and apply. This often leaves us feeling confused, discouraged, and stuck. Which is devastating, because everyone should be able to understand the most life-transforming story in human history. And we want to help.
The confusion (and misinterpretation) occurs when we read the Bible through the lens of our own context without first understanding the Bible through the lens of its original context. Context is everything. Only when we understand what it meant for the people back then can we truly understand and apply what it means for us today.
We have forgotten that we read the Bible as foreigners, as visitors who have traveled not only to a new geography, but to a new century. We are literary tourists who are deeply in need of a guide.
Gary M. Burge
In helping tens of thousands of people over the last thirteen years, our desire is to guide and empower you to see the Bible anew and engage it in its original context of history, culture, geography, visual settings, language, and literary design. And don’t worry. We’ll do so in a way that anyone can understand. The goal is to make the Bible easier to understand, not more difficult. But let’s not stop there. Knowledge without transformation is hollow. We’ll also provide you with helpful ways to walk out the Bible truths in your life. By experiencing the Text (Bible) in context and walking it out, we believe your passion for the Biblical Story, and for living out your own story more intentionally, will soar!
Getting Started is Really Easy
STEP 1: JOIN THE COMMUNITY
You’ll receive “The #1 Mistake Most Everyone Makes Reading the Bible” eBook, which will launch your journey for understanding the Bible in context.
STEP 2: WATCH SHORT VIDEO
Click HERE to watch the first video in The Teaching Series to learn how these short weekly teachings can impact your life (also available as a podcast).
STEP 3: EXPLORE THE SITE
Check out the rest of the site for other resources and experiences to help you grow in your understanding of context and in your relationship with God.
“Despite having several degrees in biblical studies, I was never exposed to engaging the Bible in context. And then I encountered the teachings of Walking The Text, and they literally changed my entire approach to the Bible. I now understand the Bible more fully and see a far deeper relevance for our modern-day lives.”
“I grew up being told to read the Bible, but was never taught how to read it. Walking The Text has dramatically enhanced my ability to read and see the Bible in its original context, and my understanding of the Bible and the heart of God has forever been enriched.”
“I never had a clue how exhilarating and applicable the Bible was until I was exposed to the teachings of Walking The Text. Understanding the Bible in context ignited a passion within me to read the Bible more faithfully and engage my relationship with God more intentionally. I’ve never been more spiritually alive.”
Too many people go through life never learning how to understand the most powerful story in history.
We want you to experience the clarity and joy that burst forth when you read and apply the Bible
in its original context.