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Episode 130: Drew Hart - The Bible, Race, & White Supremacy (REISSUE)

Episode 130: Drew Hart - The Bible, Race, & White Supremacy (REISSUE)

June 8, 2020
We’re revisiting an episode from Season 1 in which Dr. Drew G. I. Hart shares about the Bible and white supremacy. We get into what exactly white supremacy is and how it has influenced how we read the Bible and our theology. 
 
 
 
 
Episode 129: Brooke Prentis -  Reading the Bible Through Aboriginal Eyes

Episode 129: Brooke Prentis - Reading the Bible Through Aboriginal Eyes

May 25, 2020

Brooke Prentis is an Aboriginal leader and CEO of a Christian organization in Australia called Common Grace. On this episode, she shares with us some Aboriginal perspectives on the Bible and how the Bible speaks to the injustices that Aboriginal people have faced and continue to face.

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Episode 128: Matthias Henze -  The Bible & Second Temple Judaism

Episode 128: Matthias Henze - The Bible & Second Temple Judaism

May 18, 2020

What happened during the time the writings of the Old Testament stopped and the New Testament writings began? People didn’t stop writing and what they wrote helps us better understand the context of the Bible. On this episode we talk with Dr. Matthias Henze who studies this in-between time period and he shares with us what he's learned about the world in which Jesus lived. 

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Episode 127: Miguel De La Torre -  Diverse Voices in Biblical Scholarship

Episode 127: Miguel De La Torre - Diverse Voices in Biblical Scholarship

May 11, 2020

Many of us believe that our interpretations of the Bible are generally the same as everyone else's. But does that make them them good? On this podcast episode, we talk with Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies, Miguel De La Torre about why we all need to examine where our biblical interpretations come from and why we need to diversify our understandings of the Bible. 

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Episode 126: Kirsten Powers - The Journey To Grace

Episode 126: Kirsten Powers - The Journey To Grace

May 4, 2020

In this episode, Jared and Pete are joined by political correspondent Kirsten Powers, to talk about her journey of faith, her openness to the mystery of God, and how she’s learning to treat others with a higher level of grace.

Episode 125: Pete Enns - Big Ideas that Shaped Biblical Scholarship: Julius Wellhausen and the Pentateuch

Episode 125: Pete Enns - Big Ideas that Shaped Biblical Scholarship: Julius Wellhausen and the Pentateuch

April 27, 2020

Biblical scholarship has grown a lot over the centuries but there are some ideas that are just so good they never go away! On this episode of the podcast, Pete looks at one of those foundational ideas: Julius Wellhausen’s documentary hypothesis. Wellhausen and others saw inconsistencies in the Old Testament and their discoveries shaped how we understand the historicity of the Bible. 

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Episode 124: Yii-Jan Lin - Immigration & the Book of Revelation

Episode 124: Yii-Jan Lin - Immigration & the Book of Revelation

April 20, 2020

Under the hood of America, we see an interesting history of using the book of Revelation to talk about immigration. Our guest, NT scholar Yii-Jan Lin walks us through the profound impact the book of Revelation has had on the US dialogue about people coming into our “City on a Hill.”

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Episode 123: Jared Byas - Rediscovering Jonah - Part 1

Episode 123: Jared Byas - Rediscovering Jonah - Part 1

April 13, 2020

In this episode Jared begins to tackle the book of Jonah by asking, “What kind of book is this?” as well as introducing the first chapter. Just because Jesus mentions Jonah does that mean we have to believe it’s historical? What is the historical context for the book? And what is the message it’s trying to convey?

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Episode 122: Emerson Powery - The Bible as a Source of Liberation

Episode 122: Emerson Powery - The Bible as a Source of Liberation

April 6, 2020
The writings of formerly enslaved people tell us a lot about how they viewed the Bible. We sat down with Professor Emerson Powery to talk about how the Bible was used around the institution of slavery and how it can be both a book of oppression and a book of liberation. 
 
 
 
Episode 121: Pete and Jared - Pete and Jared Talk About the Afterlife

Episode 121: Pete and Jared - Pete and Jared Talk About the Afterlife

March 30, 2020

On this week's episode, Pete and Jared are talking about the afterlife. What is it and what does the Bible say about it? 

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