Welcome to Impact 360 Institute’s summer podcast series! This summer, our podcast is aimed at inspiring and equipping you to become a better student of the Bible.

In this three-part series, scholars Dr. J. Daniel Hayes and Dr. Jonathan Morrow engage in practical discussions aimed at equipping listeners with the frameworks and tools necessary to navigate scripture with context and insight.

As we cultivate a deeper understanding and hunger for the Word of God, this series is dedicated to unraveling the complexities of biblical hermeneutics. Hermeneutics, the art and science of interpreting texts, is an essential discipline for anyone seeking to engage with the Bible in a rigorous and scholarly manner.

Throughout this series, Hayes and Morrow delve into the following key themes:

  1. The Significance of Context: Central to any interpretation of Scripture is understanding the context. Hayes and Morrow explore the multifaceted nature of context, encompassing historical, cultural, and literary dimensions.
  2. Strategies for Navigating Biblical Narratives: Biblical narratives, rich in symbolism and imagery, present unique challenges and opportunities for interpretation.
  3. Addressing Misinterpreted Texts: Throughout history, certain passages of Scripture have been subject to misinterpretation, leading to theological confusion and doctrinal error. Hayes and Morrow identify common pitfalls in biblical interpretation, share specific examples, and offer scholarly insights to correct and clarify these misconceptions.

Our hope is that this series will serve as a catalyst for deeper engagement with the Word of God. Each month (June, July, August) we will release a new segment of this summer podcast series.

Follow the podcast at the links below on your preferred platform.

Apple Podcasts


Impact 360 Institute


About The Guest and Host

Daniel Hays (PhD, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Old Testament at Ouachita Baptist University. He is the author of From Every People and NationThe Message of the ProphetsThe Temple and the Tabernacle, and A Christian’s Guide to Evidence for the Bible: 101 Proofs from History and Archaeology. He has coauthored or coedited Grasping God’s WordJourney into God’s WordPreaching God’s WordThe Baker Illustrated Bible Background CommentaryJeremiah and LamentationsThe Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology; and God’s Relational Presence: The Cohesive Center of Biblical Theology. He teaches adult Sunday School at his local church in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and also speaks both regionally and internationally.


Jonathan Morrow earned an M.Div. and M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University / Talbot School of Theology which is widely recognized as a leader in Christian philosophy, worldview, and apologetics training and cultural engagement. He also has completed a Doctorate (D.Min) in Worldview and Culture at Talbot School of Theology. Jonathan Morrow is the author of several books including Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture, Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (with Sean McDowell), Welcome to College: A Christ-Follower’s Guide for the Journey, and Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible’s Authority. He also contributed five articles to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and the chapter “Introducing Spiritual Formation” in Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach edited by Paul Pettit. Jonathan is the Director of Cultural Engagement and Student Discipleship at Impact 360 Institute where he trains high school and college students in Christian worldview, apologetics, discipleship, and leadership and also serves as an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University. Given his passion for equipping teens to build a lasting faith, he led an 18-month study for Impact 360 Institute as we worked with the Barna Group to do the first major study on the spiritual lives and worldview of Gen Z (the generation following the Millennials).