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End Times in Paul and Others #3 – Paul Didn’t Believe in the Rapture… Here’s Why (EP-22)

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1 Minute Read   The end of the world. The end of the ages. The rapture. The Great 7 Year Tribulation. The Anti-Christ. The second coming. All of these themes come out of various versions of Christian theology. Some of them were embraced by Paul. Many of them would seem absurd to him. …

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Mark D. Baker on Reading Galatians in a Missional Context, Latin American Readings, and Religiosity (EP-21)

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1 Minute Read In this episode, Kurt Willems interviews Professor Mark D. Baker of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Mark studied with Richard Hays at Duke and did a contextual project spurred on by his experience as a missionary in Honduras. His work focuses on Galatians, which he breaks down in this episode. Check …

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The End Times in Paul and Others #1: Christ Returns during Paul’s Lifetime? (EP-19)

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1 Minute Read   The end of the world. The end of the ages. The rapture. The Great 7 Year Tribulation. The Anti-Christ. The second coming. All of these themes come out of various versions of Christian theology. Some of them were embraced by Paul. Many of them would seem absurd to him. …

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Paul the Peacemaker (Introducing Philemon) (EP-18)

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1 Minute Read   Paul didn’t just sit around and pontificate lofty theological ideas from a chamber flowing with the finest wines and grains of abundance. Not even close. Paul, although an intellectual, was a practitioner. For him, theology is always practical. In Paul’s short letter to Philemon, he challenges power structures of …

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Getting to Know the Real Paul #3 – Was Paul really an adherent of Judaism? Did religion even exist? (EP-15)

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1 Minute Read   In Getting to Know the Real Paul, we explore various issues about Paul’s own identity. From questioning whether or not the letters attributed to him are authentic, to wondering out loud about his posture toward the Roman Empire, this series attempts to give an overview of the important questions …

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Getting to Know the Real Paul #2 – Did Paul really convert to Christianity? (EP-13)

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1 Minute Read   In Getting to Know the Real Paul, we explore various issues about Paul’s own identity. From questioning whether or not the letters attributed to him are authentic, to wondering out loud about his posture toward the Roman Empire, this series attempts to give an overview of the important questions …