Welcome back to Advent Next a theological podcast curated for curious faith discussions. This week our guest is Dr. Jerome Skinner, professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Theology at Andrews University. Ever get stuck wondering just how to approach reading scripture? How much should we consider historical contexts, cultural contexts? How should we approach passages where God appears to be harsh and unloving? This week, we are exploring the biases we bring to the text and ways we can begin to clean our glasses, reset our frame in order to have a closer and more accurate reading of scripture. But before we get started, we want to thank the Adventist Learning Community for making this program possible. If you’re not already following us on Facebook, Instagram or Youtube, be sure to find us at the handle @adventnext. My Cohost today is Michelle Odinma. You can find her at the handle @michelleodinmamusic and our guest today can be found at the handle @skinz2k2. I’m your host Kendra Arsenault and this is Advent Next.