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
Wisdom = Time +Diversity: Episode 5
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Wisdom = Time +Diversity: Episode 5

If the understanding the Bible isn’t enough, today’s episode gets into mathematic formula’s of all things.  If understanding the Bible requires a focus on wisdom, rather than clear timeless answers, how do we move towards this wisdom thinking. Ted and Darlene wrestle with the tension of taking the Bible seriously without setting it to the...

June 17, 2020June 17, 2020by
God’s Laws: Episode 4
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God’s Laws: Episode 4

Already for biblical writers, keeping the laws meant reengaging them when needed. And again, the genius of the laws is their ambiguity, not their clarity, for their ambiguity is the very thing that allows them to gain new life with each passing year, ensuring that past and present forever remain connected and in dialogue. Peter...

June 10, 2020June 10, 2020by
“Doesn’t Tell Us What to Do!” – Episode 3
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“Doesn’t Tell Us What to Do!” – Episode 3

“Wisdom is about being trained to be ready for the little and hidden things, the unscripted day-to-day moments that sneak up on us, like dealing with a fool, struggling with wealth, or disciplining a child…the same wisdom that was with God when God “ordered” creation (Gen. 1) is available to us as we seek to...

June 3, 2020June 3, 2020by
The Bible’s True Purpose: Define the Relationship Podcast – Episode 2
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The Bible’s True Purpose: Define the Relationship Podcast – Episode 2

How does an ancient, distant and odd book work for people who look to it today for spiritual guidance?  Join Ted and Darlene as they discuss Peter Enns’ book How the Bible Actually Works. Today we discuss chapter 1 – The Bible’s True Purpose and how pondering 3 words, ancient, ambiguous and diverse, can open...

May 27, 2020May 27, 2020by
Define the Relationship Podcast:  Episode 1 – Bible “DTR”
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Define the Relationship Podcast: Episode 1 – Bible “DTR”

Time for a Bible “DTR”.  A what?  It’s time to “Define The Relationship”.  What is the role of the Bible in your life and faith?  Are you deconstructing?  Reconstructing?  On a bit of a break?  Or is it a passionate love affair?  More than likely it’s a little bit complicated. Join Ted and Darlene as...

May 20, 2020May 28, 2020by