Bible Caddie

The Bible Caddie Podcast is led by multi-time PGA Tour winners Webb Simpson and Ben Crane alongside their buddy, William Kane. While each episode contains plenty of golf banter and humor, the primary focus of each episode is an interactive Bible Study that aims to carry the good news about Jesus to the world of golf!



Ep. 73 - Ephesians 6:10-24 | Spiritual Warfare | Special Guest Brad Payne

Thu, 23 May 2024 20:58:47 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Paul’s instructions for Christians to be strengthened with the Lord’s strength by putting on the whole armor of God. Because we are in a spiritual war, we need to daily be armed with the Word of God in general and the gospel of God in particular if we are going to stand against the schemes of the evil one. We also have special guest Brad Payne join us to talk about the PGA Championship, Scottie's arrest and other funny stories!





Ep. 72 - Ephesians 6:5-9 | Work

Thu, 16 May 2024 11:19:02 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Paul’s instructions for the workplace. In Ephesians 6:5-9, we see that light of the gospel, workers are ultimately to work for Christ, not their earthly bosses or masters. Christ is keeping close watch and will one day reward them. Similarly, bosses or masters ought to be aware that the Lord will one day judge their leadership, and He shows no partiality. 





Ep. 71 - Ephesians 6:1-4 | Parenting

Thu, 09 May 2024 12:01:02 GMT
In this episode, the guys unpack Paul’s instructions for the home. How are Christians to parent? In Ephesians 6:1-4, we see that light of the gospel, children are to obey their parents who are strive not to provoke their children, but instead to train them and teach them in the way they should go.



Bonus Coverage: The Gospel

Thu, 02 May 2024 08:00:00 GMT

In this bonus coverage episode, Ben and William take on the topic of first importance— the gospel! The gospel is the news of who Jesus is and what He has done to accomplish our salvation through His death and resurrection. We are to receive it by faith, to be daily strengthened by it, and to share it with others so that they might experience the salvation God offers!





Ep. 70 - Ephesians 5:22-33 | Marriage

Thu, 25 Apr 2024 08:00:00 GMT

In this episode, the guys are joined by their wives to walk through Ephesians 5:22-33, God’s instructions for marriage. They cover the sometimes challenging instruction for wives to submit to husbands and the equally challenging command for husbands to love their wives in the same way that Christ has loved us. Like so many other instructions in the Bible, when these commands are embraced and applied, they lead to our freedom and flourishing.







Ep. 69 - Scottie Scheffler (Special Guest)

Tue, 16 Apr 2024 08:00:00 GMT

Scottie Scheffler, the 2022 and 2024 Masters Champion, joins the Bible Caddie podcast the day following his most recent victory. He discusses his recent Masters win and reflects on his performance. Scottie talks about the challenges of playing professional golf and the mental and strategic aspects of the game. He shares insights into his decision-making process and the role of his caddy, Teddy. Scottie also mentions the absence of his wife, Meredith, during the tournament and the importance of her support. Scottie shares his experience of winning the Masters and the support he received from his friends. He discusses the importance of finding his identity in Christ and not in his golf performance. Scottie emphasizes the significance of daily quiet time and reading God's Word to set his mind right and experience spiritual growth. He encourages listeners to prioritize their relationship with God and engage in Bible study and prayer. The conversation concludes with a reminder of God's faithfulness and the transformative power of His Word as they look at one of Scottie's favorite passages. Thanks for listening!





Ep. 68 - Ephesians 5:1-21 | Walk in Love, Walk in Light, Walk in Wisdom

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 09:00:00 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Ephesians 5:1-21. These verses show us how we ought to walk through life as God’s beloved children. We are to walk in love, walk in the light, and walk in wisdom. This is fitting for those who have a new identity.


00:00

Excitement for Masters Week and Favorite Moments

07:27

Favorite Traditions and Experiences at Augusta National

14:17

The Importance of Playing Conservatively at Augusta

29:03

The Connection Between Identity and Behavior

38:13

Understanding the Warning

54:14

Guided by the Holy Spirit





Ep. 67 - Ephesians 4:17-32 | Put Off, Put On

Thu, 04 Apr 2024 09:00:00 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Ephesians 4:17-32. In this passage, Paul instructs believers to put off their old, stubborn, sinful way of living and to put on a new life of righteousness and holiness. 






Ep. 66 - Good Friday: The Great Exchange

Thu, 28 Mar 2024 13:54:32 GMT

In this episode the guys ask, “Why do we call Good Friday ‘good’”? By considering the exchange that happens between Jesus and Barabbas, we see a real life parable of what Christ has done for those who believe. 





Ep. 65 - Ephesians 4:7-16 | Life in the Church

Thu, 21 Mar 2024 15:49:55 GMT

In this episode the guys unpack Ephesians 4:7-16. This passage informs us how the church grows and what that growth should look like. They also discuss what kind of church we should be looking for and what our involvement in church should be.





How Can I Be Made Right With God?

Thu, 14 Mar 2024 18:12:38 GMT

The guys sit down with a men's ministry in Raleigh, NC called "Finding Purpose". Hundreds of men gather together to learn on how we are to become righteous before a holy God.





Ep. 64 - Ephesians 4:1-6 | A Worthy Walk

Thu, 07 Mar 2024 15:48:21 GMT

In this episode of the Bible Caddie podcast, the hosts celebrate Ben Crane's birthday and introduce special guest David Ford. They discuss their golfing experiences in Puerto Rico and Bay Hill, as well as make their picks for the tournaments. The conversation then transitions to a study of the book of Ephesians, focusing on the theme of walking worthy of the calling out of Ephesians 4:1-6. The hosts emphasize the importance of humility in the Christian life and how it is exemplified by Jesus. They explore the concept of humility and its significance in light of the gospel. In this conversation, the hosts discuss the importance of humility, gentleness, patience, and unity in the Christian walk. They highlight Jesus as the perfect example of humility and emphasize the need for believers to follow his example. The hosts recommend a book on humility and discuss practical ways to cultivate these virtues in relationships. They also explore the significance of unity in the body of Christ and the role of prayer in pursuing unity. The conversation concludes with a call to display unity as a testimony to the world.





Ep. 63 - Ted Scott (Special Guest)

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 17:36:36 GMT

Summary

In this episode, William Kane is joined by Ben Crane, Webb Simpson, and special guest Ted Scott, one of the greatest caddies in the history of PGA Tour golf. Teddy shares about his relationship with Webb and tells jokes to kick off the conversation. Teddy discusses his journey to becoming a professional caddy and his passion for foosball and pickleball. He also shares memorable moments with golfers like Paul Azinger and Nick Price. In this part of the conversation, Teddy and Webb share fun memories of playing with Bubba Watson in team events. They also discuss Ted's time on the bag for Bubba and his transformation as a player and man in Christ. Teddy and Ben talk about Scottie Scheffler's competitive nature and his impressive ball striking. They also discuss the role of faith in their work and how they leverage their platform for the glory of Christ. The conversation concludes with a Bible time focused on Romans 8:28. They encourage listeners to seek support amongst other believers, turn to God's Word, and find peace and joy in knowing that God is always working for their good.







Ep. 62 - Ephesians 3:14-21 | A Prayer for Christ's Work in Our Hearts

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 15:18:48 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21. In these verses, Paul prays that the Ephesians would be strengthened with God’s power by His Spirit so that Christ would make His home in us, so that we could know deeply and profoundly how much He loves us, and so that the fullness of God would govern us and characterize us. What a prayer!





Ep. 61 - Ephesians 3:1-13 | The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 10:00:00 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Ephesians 3:1-13. In these verses, Paul communicates his unique role as an apostle. The mystery of the gospel was revealed to him so that he could preach the unsearchable riches of Christ, all of which has cosmic implications. The wonderful result is that people from every nation and generation can have confident access to God!

0:00

Wyndham Clark's Impressive Putting Performance

4:41

The 16th Hole at Phoenix

9:54

Keys to Good Golf at TPC Scottsdale

11:11

Picks for the Tournament

14:25

Introduction to Ephesians 3

17:03

Paul's Calling and the Mystery of the Gospel

20:20

The Mystery Revealed to Paul

27:07

Paul's Role as a Minister of God's Grace

31:11

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

34:11

The Plan of the Mystery Revealed

35:30

God's Wisdom Made Known

37:45

The Church as a Display of God's Wisdom

39:18

God's Eternal Purpose

41:19

Boldness and Access to God

48:40

Summary and Final Reactions





Ep. 60 - Ephesians 2:11-22 | From Alienation to Citizenship

Thu, 01 Feb 2024 15:48:15 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Ephesians 2:11-22. In these verses, Paul commands the Ephesians to remember where they were apart from Christ— separated from Him and His people and His promises— and thus without God and without hope. And yet, Christ has won peace with God and others through His death on the cross. As a result, the Ephesians believers, and all who trust Christ, are citizens of God’s kingdom, members of His household, even His very dwelling place, because the work of Christ has been applied to our lives.

00:00

Introduction and PGA Tour Announcement

03:31

Negotiations with LIV Tour

07:45

Discussion about Pickleball

10:13

Preview of Pebble Beach Tournament

14:15Introduction to the Book of Ephesians

18:22

The Division between Jew and Gentile

25:00The Unity in Christ

33:30

The Cross as the Ultimate Unifier

36:45

Access to God and Unity

37:21

Peace with God and Others

39:30

Access to Exclusive Places

41:08

New Position in God's People

41:53

Citizenship and Membership in God's Household

43:56

The Church as the Temple of God

45:12

Identity in Christ

46:21

Access to God through Christ's Sacrifice





Ep. 59 - Ephesians 2:1-10 | From Death to Life

Thu, 25 Jan 2024 10:00:00 GMT

In today’s episode, we come to one of the most famous passages in the book of Ephesians, and the Bible. In Ephesians 2:1-10, Paul reminds his readers and us about our condition before coming to know Christ. It was worse than we think. Then he will tell us just what it is that God has done for us. And it’s oh so much better than we can even understand. So that’s what we are looking at today. What has God done in the life of the Christian? And what can He do in your life if you’re not yet a Christian?


00:00

Introduction and Weather Update

02:14

Discussion on the Best Coach Ever

05:51

The Mental Side of Sports

08:01

Ben's Victory at Torrey Pines

12:42

Predictions for the Upcoming Tournament

13:01

Introduction to Ephesians 2

16:56

Our Condition Apart from Christ

30:46

But God: The Good News

33:21

Being Made Alive Spiritually

33:53

Receiving the Holy Spirit

36:03

The Gospel of Salvation

38:16

Seated with Christ

40:57

Saved by Grace

44:58

Created for Good Works





Ep. 58 - Ephesians 1:15-23 | A Prayer for What Matters Most

Thu, 18 Jan 2024 12:56:49 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Ephesians 1:15-23. In these verses, Paul prays that the Holy Spirit would help the Ephesians believers to know God more, to know the hope to which they have been called, to know that they are God’s own inheritance, and to know the immeasurable power of God that is theirs in Christ. This prayer helps us know what to pray and to prioritize for ourselves and those we love.


00:00

Introduction and Weather Conditions

01:27

Appreciation for Coach and Golf Course Conditions

04:10

Discussion on Golf Techniques

07:11

The Impact of Doubles in Golf

08:00

Predictions for Golf Tournament

09:03

Impressive Performance by JT

11:41

Biblical Passage and Prayer

16:23

Dream Dinner Guests

17:41

Importance of Friendship

19:50

Finding Hope and Purpose in Jesus

23:07

Praying for Enlightened Hearts

25:32

Jesus as the Ultimate Source of Fulfillment

28:51

Understanding God's Grace

30:58

God's Love and Pride for His Children

31:20

The Power of God's Love in Christ





Ep. 57 - Ephesians 1:3-14 | Chosen, Redeemed, Heirs

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 13:54:41 GMT

In this episode, the guys unpack Ephesians 1:3-14. In this grand introduction to the letter, Paul instructs His readers to praise God for the glory of His grace that is poured out on us in our election, redemption, and in our coming inheritance. 


00:00

Introduction and Golf Season

01:14

Chris Kirk's Comeback

03:03

Picks and Charitable Donations

04:14

Most Embarrassing Moments on the Golf Course

09:03

Introduction to the Book of Ephesians

13:25

Three Enormous Realities for Every Christian

14:08

Election: Chosen and Predestined

18:29

Redemption: Through His Blood

25:11

Inheritance: Sealed with the Holy Spirit

32:38

Redeeming and Restoring the Created Order

44:09

God Lavishes Grace Upon Us