What’s Real about Jesus? – Revolutionary – Episode 15
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What’s Real about Jesus? – Revolutionary – Episode 15

Its been a while since we last recorded a podcast. We have finished up our conversation with Pete Enns’ book How the Bible Actually Works and we are patiently waiting for the opportunity to interview Pete Enns. (Yes, its going to happen but not until late November.) Moving forward, we are going to switch our...

October 16, 2020October 16, 2020by
Grace and Peace to You: Episode 14
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Grace and Peace to You: Episode 14

“Christians today, living when and where we are, have no choice but to be intentional in following the Bible and the entire history of Christianity in accepting the sacred responsibility to ask how we can talk about God in a way that is both connected to the tradition and meaningful for today. It is most...

September 24, 2020September 24, 2020by
Figuring it Out – Episode 13
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Figuring it Out – Episode 13

“As one of my seminary professors said, “Reading the New Testament is like reading someone else’s mail.” That might be the most valuable thing I ever learned in seminary. And now I pass it on to you, at a far lower cost.” Enns, Peter. How the Bible Actually Works (p. 254) On today’s episode we...

September 17, 2020September 17, 2020by
Treasures Old and New: Episode 11
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Treasures Old and New: Episode 11

“The early followers of Jesus, though they too engaged the tradition creatively, did so for a very different reason—not because of God’s apparent abandonment, but because of God’s unexpected, counterintuitive presence, namely, in Jesus of Nazareth, a crucified Messiah.” Enns, Peter. How the Bible Actually Works This week we are back to Chapters 10 and...

August 20, 2020August 21, 2020by
Seriously Updating the Faith: Episode 9
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Seriously Updating the Faith: Episode 9

“And so we are back to our paradox: to maintain any tradition, you need to hold on to some aspects of the past while at the same time thinking creatively about how the past and the present can meet—reimagining the faith, as I’ve been putting it. The perennial wisdom question is, “What remains and what...

August 6, 2020August 6, 2020by
Imagining and Reimagining God – Episode 8
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Imagining and Reimagining God – Episode 8

We respect these sacred texts best not by taking them as the final word on what God is like, but by accepting them as recording for us genuine experiences of God for the Israelites and trying to understand why they would describe God as they do. God met the ancient Israelites on their terms, in...

July 15, 2020July 15, 2020by
What is God Like? Episode 7
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What is God Like? Episode 7

And so, as a person of faith who studies the Bible for a living and who also lives (as I mentioned) in the here and now, I have come to terms somewhat with this dilemma of matching the God of the Bible with my faith: The God I read about in the Bible is not...

July 9, 2020July 9, 2020by
When Everything Changes: Episode 6
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When Everything Changes: Episode 6

The Bible is relentless in modeling for us wisdom—reading the moment, never detached from the sacred tradition but never simply repeating it, because God is always present and on the move. And so we can never just read the Bible without also pondering it, with creativity and imagination, just like the biblical authors, in order...

June 24, 2020June 24, 2020by
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