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Matthew Bates – “Faith” means “Allegiance” to King Jesus (EP-49)

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2 Minute Read This is a conversation with scholar and author Matthew Bates. We talk about a little word with a big meaning: pistis. This Greek word is often translated “faith” or “faithfulness” but we discuss how it might be better to translate it as “allegiance.” Matthew W. Bates is Associate Professor of …

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Paul, Creation & Evolution #1 – Why our Conversations about Science Matter (EP-48)

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1 Minute Read In this series, Kurt will explore Paul’s worldview concerning God and creation. What did Paul have in the background? How did this affect how he would think about Adam and Eve? Then, we will end our series looking at Romans 5 and its compatibility with evolution (or lack there of). …

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The Roman Empire During the Time of Jesus (Background of Luke’s Gospel)

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20 Minute Read The Roman Empire cast a vast shadow over the world of the New Testament. In the past couple of decades, biblical scholars and theologians have rediscovered this fact. The ripple effects in the twenty-first century of this fresh focus on how imperialism shaped the writings of the New Testament cannot …

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Podcast: Michael Strauss on Science, Scripture, Quarks & Paul (EP-46)

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2 Minute Read   This is a fun episode. We talk science, scripture, Jesus, and Paul. Also, there’s a new book coming out that you want to know about: Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science. Here’s a bit more information about Dr. Michael Strauss: …

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Podcast: Paulcast Turns 1! – Reflections on Reflecting on Paul & the Subversive Jesus (EP-45)

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1 Minute Read   What a journey this has been! One full year of podcasting. One full year of reflecting on this guy named Paul the Apostle. One full year of seeking to talk about him and Jesus in intelligent and humanizing ways. This episode will look back and forward. Many exciting things …