Fatherhood & Understanding the Bible Better

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Matt Whitman

Matt Whitman

Have you ever read the Bible? For many men, reading the Bible is a challenge. With all of the pressures and outside commitments of being a dad, it's easy to feel like we don't have time to read, let alone read the Bible. And there’s a lot of misconceptions about the Bible—what it is, what it isn’t, its overarching structure and message, so a lot of guys are intimidated by the book. 

However, many men realize it’s something they should do, so when they do try to make time to read the Bible, they attempt to read it cover-to-cover. That's just too big of a goal when you're just starting.

As dads and spiritual leaders of the home, it’s critical that we understand God’s Word so we can apply it to our daily lives and effectively teach our kids about it. But we obviously can’t do that if we’re not reading and studying it regularly.

My guest today is on a mission to help all of us bridge that gap. His name is Matt Whitman. Matt is a pastor at Free Church in Lander, WY as well as the creator of the popular YouTube show, The Ten Minute Bible Hour

Our conversation touched on a variety of topics including:

  • You don’t have to believe the words of the Bible to be a great dad, but the wisdom found in the Bible equip men to experience the full purpose of fatherhood.

  • We need to understand the world we live in so we can equip our kids with the knowledge they’ll need to thrive within it.

  • Skeptics of Christianity should consider the undeniable practical wisdom found in the Bible that has stood the test of time. If there were no value there, it would have died out a long time ago.

  • Good places to start reading the Bible as it pertains to the ideas and execution of fatherhood.

  • Matt reminds us that practical takeaways from the Bible are great, but if we don’t use them as tools and tactics to dive deeper into the broader message of the Gospel, then we’re missing a larger opportunity to discover our true purpose.

And you won’t want to miss Matt’s interpretation of what it means to leave an inspired legacy. He had a great response!

To those who are skeptical of the Bible and Christianity: there’s wisdom and truth in this thing, and even if you reject the idea that there is a God behind this thing, when you open this document you’re’ looking at something that has stood the test of time.

—Matt Whitman

Also, check out No Dumb Questions, a podcast Matt co-hosts with his friend, Destin Sandlin of Smarter Every Day (another very popular show on YouTube with more than six million subscribers).


The next episode will be released Monday, April 8. In the meantime, please be sure to check out all of our other available episodes.

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