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Memorize What Matters
Memorize What Matters
Josh Summers

Welcome to Memorize What Matters! Join Josh Summers on his journey to memorize the New Testament of the Bible word for word,... more

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"Orality" vs Word-for-Word Bible Memory (Part 2)

Following last week's conversation with Dr. Larry Dinkins, where he introduced the concept of "orality" compared to traditional Bible memory,... more

02 Dec 2022 · 20 minutes
Questioning God (moment of meditation on Psalm 13)

Is it ok to question God? Is it blasphemous to be desperate and frustrated with Him? Taking a closer look... more

29 Nov 2022 · 6 minutes
"Orality" vs Word-for-Word Bible Memory (Part 1)

For most of us in the highly literate, western world, memorizing the Bible means "learning the text with word-for-word accuracy".... more

25 Nov 2022 · 19 minutes
Dangers of the "Comfort Gospel"

Most of us tend to live our lives in a way that prioritizes comfort and avoids struggle. This is natural,... more

22 Nov 2022 · 8 minutes
Don't Ignore This Critical Bible Memory Review Method (5 tips)

Oral review - the process of speaking what you've memorized out loud - is a critical part of retaining Scripture.... more

18 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
A Challenge to be "Overflowing" (Col 2:6-7)

Join Josh as we meditate on Psalm 103 and Colossians 2, especially entering into the holiday season, and what it... more

15 Nov 2022 · 5 minutes
A Broken Marriage Meets Scripture Memory (w/ Becky Friberg)

As Becky watched her husband being handcuffed and placed in a police car, she wondered how her marriage would survive.... more

11 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
"Prioritize New Bible Memory First..." (interview w/ Aaron House)

What can we learn from actors memorizing lines that we can apply to Bible memory? Listen as Aaron House, Executive... more

08 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
"Small" vs "Weak" vs "Little" (there's a difference in God's eyes)

When Jesus speaks of faith in the Gospels, he often uses the words "small" and "weak" and "little" as descriptors.... more

01 Nov 2022 · 4 minutes
7 Bible Memory Mistakes I've Made (& how you can avoid them)

The downside of sharing my Bible memory journey publicly on this podcast and the YouTube channel is that you also... more

28 Oct 2022 · 14 minutes
How Can Busy Parents Find Time to Read or Memorize Scripture?

Don't worry, we're NOT going to tell you to wake up earlier! But if you've ever been discouraged as a... more

25 Oct 2022 · 22 minutes
How to Remember Names in the Bible (5 easy techniques)

If you have trouble pronouncing or memorizing names in the Bible, this episode is for you! These 5 simple tips... more

21 Oct 2022 · 9 minutes
How Many "Talents" Has God Given You? (Matthew 25)

In this week's moment of meditation, let's take a closer look at the parable of the talents. If you put... more

18 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
Miraculous Story Behind Psalm 46

It's one of the most popular psalms in the Bible, and you've probably already memorized parts of it. But what... more

11 Oct 2022 · 8 minutes
Reciting the WHOLE New Testament from Memory (w/ Tom Meyer)

In this interview with Tom Meyer, aka "The Bible Memory Man", we discuss the tradition of orality in the church... more

07 Oct 2022 · 16 minutes
Are You "Seasoned with Salt"? (moment of meditation)

What does Paul mean in Colossians 4 when he tells the reader to be "always full of grace, seasoned with... more

04 Oct 2022 · 5 minutes
How Long Would it Take to Memorize the ENTIRE Bible?

Have you ever wondered if it's possible for any human to memorize the entire Bible, word-for-word? If so, how long... more

30 Sep 2022 · 17 minutes
Where Do Verse and Chapter Numbers Come From in the Bible? (the backstory)

Have you ever wondered about the chapter and verse numbers in your Bible? If they weren't put there by the... more

27 Sep 2022 · 12 minutes
She Memorized the New Testament...Here's How (w/ Susan Heck)

"I've done the math. At this pace, I'll finish memorizing the Bible when I turn 120 years old". Today we... more

23 Sep 2022 · 18 minutes
"Have I Not Commanded You..." (DON'T take it out of context!)

Before God gives Joshua the oft-quoted promise that He will be with him wherever he goes, there are a handful... more

20 Sep 2022 · 5 minutes
STOP Following Me (Bible Memory is NOT a Race!)

This isn't clickbait. These are my honest thoughts as somebody who is building a Christian brand around Bible memory. Listen... more

16 Sep 2022 · 7 minutes
How a Caricature Artist Memorizes the Bible (w/ Jody Brownd)

How does a talented illustrator like Jody Brownd create imaginative, virtual memory palaces for Bible memory? Listen as Jody explains... more

09 Sep 2022 · 20 minutes
Quick Thoughts on 2 Timothy 3:7 (a new format)

What does it mean to "always learn" yet never come to a "knowledge of the truth"? Join Josh in a... more

06 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
Creating a Memory Palace for Bible Memory (an explanation)

Learn how Josh used the Airbnb where his family spent vacation this summer as a memory palace location to store... more

02 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Before You Memorize Scripture, Do THIS First...

It doesn't matter what method or technique you use to memorize the Bible, there are two important steps everyone needs... more

26 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
BONUS! How Memory Verses Help with Cybersecurity

In this bonus episode, Josh explain a fascinating technique for using Bible memory in an unconventional way: to strengthen your... more

23 Aug 2022 · 4 minutes
The Sacred Beauty of Bible Memory (w/ Janet Pope)

Scripture memory can easily become a task. A chore. A task on your "spiritual checklist". How can we maintain a... more

19 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
How to Become an Expert in Bible Memory (3 Tips)

It's not about repetition. It's not about 10,000 hours. If you REALLY want to improve your Bible memory over the... more

12 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
How to Model Scripture Memory So Others Want to Follow (with Duane Tweeten)

Is it possible to model Scripture memory without looking like you're full of pride or seeking the praise of those... more

05 Aug 2022 · 23 minutes
How "Breath Prayers" Deepen Your Scripture Memory Practice

Learn a simple but powerful prayer technique that has been used within the church for centuries. It's a practical way... more

29 Jul 2022 · 8 minutes
How to Build Scripture Memory Habits (with Scott Stonehouse)

Nobody goes from zero to having 10 books of the Bible memorized. It takes time. It takes dedication. It... more

22 Jul 2022 · 24 minutes
BONUS: Take the 30 Day Bible Memory CHALLENGE!

When it comes to Bible memory, are you an action taker? If so, I want to invite you to join... more

18 Jul 2022 · 3 minutes
Unlock your Bible Memory Potential with these 7 Secrets

These 7 Bible memory tips and techniques, taken from different interviews with pastors, authors and Scripture memory enthusiasts over the... more

15 Jul 2022 · 13 minutes
How to Review Bible Memory Verses (so you don't forget them)

In this panel discussion with three Bible memory enthusiasts, you can learn some new methods and techniques for reviewing what... more

08 Jul 2022 · 48 minutes
Reaching 47 Million People with the Gospel (TikTok star Craig Brown)

In 2021, Craig Brown - who lives in a small town in Idaho, USA - reached 47 MILLION people with... more

01 Jul 2022 · 31 minutes
Which Bible Translation Should You Memorize? (here's how to choose)

Bible translations are often an emotional decision, and I've been criticized before from people who think that I memorized the... more

24 Jun 2022 · 12 minutes
"Kiss the Book Goodbye"? Dr. Andy Davis Explains his Bible Memory Philosophy

What does it mean to "kiss the book goobye"? And why is memorizing the Bible similar to "buying blue chip... more

17 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Here's Why John Piper Memorizes the Bible

"Bible memory is NOT in the Bible" admits John Piper in one of his sermons, and yet Piper is known... more

10 Jun 2022 · 8 minutes
Memorize a Biblical Character?? (with Jeremy Kluth of Scripture Alive)

When it comes to Bible memory, there are some people who enjoy memorizing individual verses, others who like topical memorization,... more

03 Jun 2022 · 28 minutes
Memorizing Chapter & Verse Numbers in the Bible (is it necessary??)

The original scrolls and manuscripts of Biblical text don't have chapter and verse divisions...so why are they there now? Today,... more

27 May 2022 · 16 minutes
Memorize What Matters
"Kiss the Book Goodbye"? Dr. Andy Davis Explains his Bible Memory Philosophy
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What does it mean to "kiss the book goobye"? And why is memorizing the Bible similar to "buying blue chip stocks 20... more