Sam Allberry on Teaching Scripture in a Secular Context

It is a sobering reality that those we teach often have their perspectives shaped more by the media they consume and the culture they inhabit than by the Word of God. Yet these are the people we must connect with as we teach.

Sam Allberry’s brilliant two-minute address at the Church of England General Synod in London in 2017 is an example of clarity and boldness in speaking into the secular mindset that pervades the church. His skill in communicating the truths of whatever biblical text we’re in, in a way that can be considered by those uninitiated or unconvinced by the gospel, comes through in my conversation with him on how to teach the Bible in a secular context.

Sam Allberry is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay? (Good Book, 2013), Why Bother with Church? (Good Book, 2016) [20 quotes], and 7 Myths About Singleness (Crossway, forthcoming). He is a founding editor of Living Out, a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction.

You can listen to the episode here.