007: Why Context Matters, Part 2

Aaron Couch and Gus Simpson continue their look at why it’s important to study the Bible in context, and the different lenses we can use to do so.



  • Brad Gray

  • Doug Greenwold

  • Ray Vander Laan

  • Lois Tverberg

  • Dwight Pryor

  • David Fohrman

  • D. Thomas Lancaster

  • David Stern

  • Pete Enns


  • Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus

  • Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

  • Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus

  • The Gospel According to Moses

  • Jewish Commentary of the New Testament

006: Why Context Matters, Part 1

What is a contextual hermeneutic, and why does it matter? Why should we care so much about the history, geography, and culture of the Bible? Aaron Couch and Gus Simpson tackle these questions and more.

004: Depression

Depression is a real problem, both within and outside the Church, and we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about it. Aaron Couch and Gus Simpson share personal experiences around depression and attempt to untangle misconceptions and provide helpful tools, whether you deal with depression personally or are trying to support a loved one.

003: Connecting Heart-to-Heart

Empathy is foundational to forming relationships and ministering effectively. Building on last week’s discussion on relational ministry, Aaron Couch and Gus Simpson talk about practical ways to connect with others on a heart-to-heart level. If you’d like to check out the scene we discuss from Inside Out, you can find it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT6FdhKriB8.

002: What Is Relational Ministry?

If you’ve been a part of Real Life for long, you’ve probably heard the term “relational ministry.” Today, Aaron Couch and Gus Simpson dive into what it is, why we do it, and some tools we can apply as we relate to others.

001: Biblical Context with Brad Gray

Aaron Couch and Gus Simpson interview Brad Gray of Walking the Text. We discuss what led to Brad’s fascination with understanding biblical context, the resources he has built over the years, and what people can expect from his visit to Real Life for The Restoration of All Things. Don’t forget to register for The Restoration of All Things by visiting liferotp.com/restore.

000: Introduction

Aaron Couch and Gus Simpson discuss what they hope to accomplish with A Better Conversation.