21-OT and Hebrew Culture 2 – The Gods

So what did Ancient Near Eastern people believe about their gods? Did the Hebrews also believe in the same things about Yahweh? Why did Yahweh choose Israel?
Join us as we discuss how the culture and background of the Hebrew people affected the writing of the Old Testament, and how to be wise in reading it.

Further Reading

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament – John H. Walton

The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 – J. Richard Middleton

20 – OT and Hebrew Culture 1 – Intro

Did you know that the not all the Psalms of David were actually written by David? Have you seen a map of ancient Israel with its neigbhours before? Do you wonder what the relationship between Israel and these neighbours were? Have you heard critics of Christianity say that Christianity and the bible is just a copy of Egyptian beliefs? Join us discover Hebrew culture and how it affects reading the OT.

Further Reading

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament – John H. Walton

The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 – J. Richard Middleton

 

19 – Why Did Jesus Die?

No greater question has vexed Christianity more over the centuries than the questions surrounding the significance of Jesus’s death. And yet no other questions also seems so easy to answer.

Yet there are multiple theories for explaining Jesus’s death. In this espisode, we look at all these theories and their shortcomings, and we integrate them to form a brilliant whole.

For further reading, check out the following

The Day the Revolution Began – NT Wright

The Death of The Messiah and the Birth of The New Covenant – Michael J. Gorman

The Crucifixion – Fleming Routledge

18 – Salvation as Reconciliation

What does Paul mean by “God has reconciled himself to the world”? What does he mean when he says the Gospel was first preached to Abraham? Why does Jeremiah promise a new covenant?

Join us as we discuss the importance of the biblical concept of covenant to the subject of salvation. And learn why many modern Christians find it hard to maintain fellowship with one another.

Further reading on the biblical concept of covenant.

Salvation By Allegiance Alone – Matthew W. Bates

The Day The Revolution Began – NT Wright

Benefit of the Doubt – Greg Boyd

16-Anabaptism in Perspective

In the 16th century, a small group of Christians took a stance that changed the world. That group of Christians were called Anabaptists.

Join us as we learn about Anabaptists and what they stood for. We also find out what good examples of theirs we can follow, and what negatives we should avoid as we attempt to be faithful disciples of Jesus in a world that is striving to take our loyalty away from him.

 

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15 – Church & Politics – Pt2

In part 2 of our series on the Church and politics, we look at the 2 main perspectives with which Christians approach the relationship between Christianity and politics, and we offer a 3rd perspective which we believe to be a more Jesus-like option.

We hope you will be bold enough to consider this 3rd option.

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