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The Bible Never Said That

with Chara Donahue

The Bible Never Said That Episodes
Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow - Episode 50
November 9, 2022 - 12 min
Why do we get lines from Shakespeare and the Bible confused? Our host Chara explains why this is a common mistake happens and why the eternal Word of God is greater than the greatest work of Shakespeare.

Verses Referenced:
Psalm 119:89; 1 Peter 1:24-25; Hebrews 5:11-14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Numbers 6: 24-26

Articles Referenced:

How the Bible Influenced William Shakespeare by Chris Carpenter:

The Geneva Bible of 1560 by Bruce Metzger:

We Got Shakespeare’s Dictionary on eBay by  Robinson Meyer:

Books Referenced: Biblical References in Shakespeare's Plays by Naseeb Shaheen:
Introducing: How to Study the Bible
October 13, 2022 - 20 min
If you enjoy listening to The Bible Never Said That, we've got another great show that you'll want to add to your playlist. Let us introduce you to How to Study the Bible with Nicole Unice!

In this podcast, pastor and Bible teacher Nicole Unice brings life back to reading the Bible by walking listeners through her Alive Method of Bible study, helping us personally encounter God through his Word by giving us a practical, clear road map for understanding, interpreting and applying Scripture to our lives.

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I Can Do All Things? Really? (Philippians 4:13)
October 5, 2022 - 19 min
The promise here is that through Christ, I can find the strength to be content in any and all circumstances.

Verses Referenced:

Philippians 4:11-13, Galatians 1:10, James 4:13-15, Philippians 2:14-15, James 1:6-8

Articles Referenced:

10 Habitual Sins Women Especially Struggle With by Chara Donahue:

What Does it Mean “I Can Do All Things Through Christ?” by Joel Ryan:

What is the Difference between Envy and Jealousy? By Richard H. Smith:

The Fallacious Tendinceis of the Inner Man by Chara Donahue:

Book Referenced:

A Curious Faith by Lore Ferguson Wilbert:
Where There Is No Vision, the People Perish? (Proverbs 29:18) – Ep. 48
September 7, 2022 - 17 min
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. – Proverbs 29:18

We’ll break this verse down, looking at several different versions, to get closer to a correct interpretation and application of this verse.

Verses Referenced:

Proverbs 29:18; Romans 1:18-20; Genesis 28:12; 2 Corinthians 12:1-7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Acts 14:8-17

Articles Referenced: Where There Is No Vision… (Proverbs 29:18) by Tim Challies:

Books Referenced: The Most Misused Verses in the Bible by Eric J. Bargerhuff:
God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle (1 Corinthians 10:13) - Ep. 47
August 17, 2022 - 25 min
Most people who believe this is a Biblical idea use 1 Corinthians 10:13 as a support. But Chara helps us understand that the context of this is when we are under temptation, not suffering, and the weight of life’s circumstances. The idea that God won’t allow us to go through anything we can’t bear is just not supported in Scripture.

This is not a cause to lose hope, because the hope we have is greater than an easy life. Our circumstances may be more than we can handle, but they are never more than what God can handle.

Verses Referenced:
1 Corinthians 10:13; Psalm 121:2; Isaiah 41:10; 1 Peter 5:6-7; Exodus 34:6; Deuteronomy 31:8; Acts 7:59-60; Psalm 55:12-14; 1 John 5:3-4

Chara's Articles Referenced:
10 Popular Statements That Are Theologically Unsound:
4 Reasons Forgiveness Is So Hard and How to Let Go of the Hurt:

Books Referenced:
Not God Enough by J.D Greer
The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
Does Baptism Save Us? (1 Peter 3:21) - Ep. 46
August 10, 2022 - 22 min
In this episode, Chara dives into a verse that has divided many Christians: "Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ..."

Verses referenced: 1 Peter 3:18-22, Acts 2:38, Galatians 1:6-10, Ephesians 2:8-9, Matthew 28:19, Romans 3:22-26, 5:1-11, Genesis 6-7

Articles referenced:

Scripture Interprets Scripture: What Does this Mean? By Pete Lange -

Does Acts 2:38 Teach that Baptism is Necessary for Salvation by Got Questions? -

Does Baptism Save? by Sam Storms -

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Episode 45 - Out of Context: James 5:15
June 29, 2022 - 23 min

James 5:13-20, Numbers 12:13-15, 1 Kings 17:20-22, Mark 5:21-43, Acts 5:15-16, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Matthew 8:1-3, Revelation 21:4


Why Doesn’t God Heal Every Sickness, Disease, and Illness? By Chris Russell:

Should We Anoint the Sick With Oil? By Samuel Emadi:

7 Stories of God’s Incredible Power Over Sickness by Chara Donahue:


On Death by Timothy Keller:

A Man of Heroism and Humility: Elijah by Charles Swindoll:

Anchored Voices:
Introducing: The Happy Rant Podcast
June 15, 2022 - 38 min
In this episode of the Happy Rant, Ted Kluck, Ronnie Martin, and Barnabas Piper wander to and fro through a variety of topics:

1. Who we are, a brief introduction for new listeners
2. What we love about podcasting together
3. How we would describe our show: The Seinfeld of podcasts, a Piper family dinner party, and a description to aspirational college students

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Episode 44 – Out of Context: Psalm 37:4
June 1, 2022 - 22 min
What does it mean for God to give us the desires of our hearts? Chara looks at what we misunderstand about this verse and what it really means for our desires.

Verses Referenced: Psalm 37, Philippians 1:6, Deuteronomy 6:5, John 14: 27

Articles Referenced: The Promise of Peace by Chara Donahue:

Movie Referenced: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Book Referenced:
The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms by Tim Keller:
God's Healing for Life's Losses: How to Find Hope When You're Hurting by Robert W. Kelleman:

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Episode 43 - Out of Context: Romans 8:28
May 18, 2022 - 19 min
"The ultimate promise is not that we would escape suffering in this life, but that God will make every one of our agonies an instrument of his mercy, to do us good in the here and now, and the hereafter." - Joni Eareckson Tada

Verses Referenced: Romans 8:28-31, Luke 22:40-44

- Counseling Through the Psalms:
- Counseling Through Bible Narratives: Old Testament:
- Counseling Through the Scriptures: New Testament:
- In His Image by Jen Wilkin:

- Here is What Every Book in the New Testament is About by Chara Donahue:
- Our Faithful Father by Joni Eareckson Tada in the ESV Women’s Study Bible:


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