Bible Roots Podcast
A podcast designed for pastors looking to engage their church with deeper conversations around God\'s Word.

Episode 4: The Movable Middle: Randy Frazee AND Nicole Martin

Nicole introduces us to the concept of “The Movable Middle”, referring to those people that are introduced to the Bible, but may be considered “mid-way engaged” versus those that are Bible-centered.



"Bible engagement is defined as how frequently we read the Bible, how central the Bible is to the choices that we make, and how the Bible shapes our moral choices in relationships."
—Nicole Martin

This essentially means how frequently we read the Bible, how the Bible affects our choices and how the Bible affects our relationships.


Nicole Martin Vice President for ministry impact at American Bible Society

Nicole Martin currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Ministry Impact at American Bible Society. She is also an Assistant Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and founder of Soulfire International Ministries. She has published numerous articles in Christianity Today and is the author of two books, Made to Lead: Empowering Women for Ministry and Leaning In, Letting Go: A Lenten Devotional. She serves on the board for the National Association of Evangelicals and on the Board of Trustees at Gordon College. Nicole is a nationally recognized speaker, focusing on engaging all people in the life-changing power of God’s Word. Martin currently resides in Baltimore with her husband, Dr. Mark Martin, and their two daughters, Addison and Josephine. RELATED LINKS: State of the Bible:


Randy Frazee Sitting At a desk

Randy Frazee is the lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. A frontrunner and innovator in spiritual formation and biblical community, Randy is the architect of The Story and Believe church engagement campaign. He is also the author of The Heart of the Story; Think, Act, Be Like Jesus; What Happens After You Die; The Connecting Church 2.0; and The Christian Life Profile Assessment. He and his wife, Rozanne, live in Kansas City, Kansas.