Alive and Powerful – Understanding the Bible (A “vlog”)

This blog is a video + blog. A “vlog”—Is that a thing?

It’s about the Bible. At once the world’s best-seller and most shoplifted book.

God’s people have long held that these ancient writings are paramount; they somehow speak with illuminating power into our modern lives. Like a torch flaming brightly in a dark dank room.

But why? And how?

In this video I introduce a document I put together called “Alive and Powerful – Understanding the Bible” which is an aid for those wishing to better understand the Bible’s authority, and for those wishing to study and interpret it. In it I give some high-level background and also suggest some practical tools for how to interpret.

Here’s it is:

You can read or download “Alive and Powerful” here:

Life is a voyage. Christopher Columbus said, “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” So when you’re kingdom-bound out there as the courageous crew in the sea and wind, it’s best to have a good map of the Way. As St. Jerome said, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” That’s the Way.

Happy sailing.


  1. Matthew, you are a very powerful speaker. I thank God daily for you and your ministry to me, and others of course, but for me, I have learned soooo much from listening to you and it makes me want to learn and understand more. Thank you for your time and patience with us all.


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