Christian Parent, Crazy World

Christian Parent, Crazy World

Catherine Segars

What Do We Do with the Parts of Scripture We Still Don’t Understand? – Episode 35

July 12, 2022   ●   20 min

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In this episode, Catherine wraps up this series on dealing with the difficult parts of the Bible by addressing those parts of Scripture we still don’t understand. Let’s be honest—sometimes Scripture does say what we want it to say. What is the point of these passages dealing with rape, slavery, and murder?

Issues like these frequently come up when discussing the Christian faith with unbelievers and with our kids. They wonder how we can overlook such things.

We shouldn’t.

We should wrestle with these sections of Scripture. We must not change them. We must not discard them. We must study and question and pray and wring our hands. Often when we do, we will find answers rendered more precious because of the journey it took to find them.

Join Catherine in this divine search for answers to the tough questions in the Bible.


Episode 31: Why Does the Bible Say… Fill in the Blank? –
Episode 32: How Can Parents Deal with the Difficult Parts of Scripture? -
Episode 33: Is the God of the Old Testament a Monster? -
Episode 34: How Can We Help Our Kids Understand Who God Is? -

Article: “How Do I Deal with the Terribly Disturbing Parts of Scripture?” -

Video: “Where Does the Evidence Lead? What Darwin Didn’t Know.” -

Video: “Jonathan Wells: Zombie Science Keeps Pushing Junk DNA Myth” -

Article: “There’s Nothing Blind about Faith,” by Alister McGrath -


The Rape of Tamar: 2 Samuel 13
The Levite Concubine: Judges 19-20
Jesus allows divorce: Matthew 19:8
Love your neighbor as yourself: Mark 12:31
1 Corinthians 13:9-12
Proverbs 25:2
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