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rhetoric (2019/04/28)




This week on the podcast we're returning to the seventh-year remission laws from last month, and the fascinating character (and book) of Koheleth from last year. We're also facing up to one of the rare "texts of terror" in the New Testament: the execution of Ananias and Sapphira.

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appropriation and manifestation (2019/04/21)




What happened at Sinai? This question faces us throughout the Deuteronomy narrative, and this week is our introduction to the Deuteronomist's retelling of the Exodus tradition. In John's gospel we're facing another perspective on John's Christology and theology - what are we to make of the Comforter passage?

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identity and inter-relationship: out-takes



In the Proverbs segment this week, we considered several sayings that seemed to contradict each other. Wisdom is contextual, so that makes sense: one size does not necessarily fit all. Well, in this out-take, we're going to look at a single saying with at least two different possible readings!

identity and inter-relationship (2019/04/07)




So what happens when the reality of the biblical text crashes against our expectations of biblical reality? We're taking that head-on in the Numbers passage this week, as we consider the choice: explain away the biblical text, or change our perspecive on it. Perhaps Proverbs can help us properly frame our search for wisdom in the Bible.

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