Old Testament expert Dr. John Oswalt compares the Hebrew Scriptures to the religious literature ancient peoples. Dr. Oswalt explains the Ancient Near Eastern context of the Bible and elaborates on relevant worldview and philosophical considerations.
Special Guest: Dr. John Oswalt, author of The Bible Among the Myths
*Featured Song: Trip Lee - Who Is Like Him? (20/20)
Old Testament scholar John Oswalt on the book of Isaiah:
Dr. John Meade makes a cameo, commenting on the physical text and variants.
Fulfilled prophecies are an important apologetic proof. BPR drops some from the book of Isaiah. We also delve into key theological points from Isaiah, contra Mormon and Jehovah's Witnesses theology.
*Featured Song: Lamp Mode Recordings - Holiness of God (Grass Roots Vol. 1)
Pastors Vermon, Bob and Vocab discuss this challenging and instructive section of Paul's letter to the church at Corinth. Includes:
The moral vision and positive values of Old Testament law in the economic, social and political realms. We present the 'big picture' of OT ethics but still touch on a few common questions (Year of Jubilee, slavery, sexual ethics, etc.).
Special Guest: Dr. Christopher Wright, author of Old Testament Ethics for the People of God
Part two of our interview/debate with Seth Andrews, host of The Thinking Atheist podcast.
The second half of the show features artist and author Doug Powell. We talk about his new apologetics app and some choice OT questions:
Did Israelite religion incorporate pagan motifs into its writings? If so, why? Archaeologist and Ancient Near Eastern scholar Dr. John Currid joins us to explain the polemical theology of the Old Testament.
Based on an e-mail question from a listener. How does Progressive Covenantalism eschatology differ from Dispensationalism... and even classic Covenant Theology? We survey Kingdom through Covenant by Peter Gentry for a balanced view of the covenants.
Special Guest: Dr. John Meade of Phoenix Seminary
-The differences between historical or systematic and Biblical theology
-Meanings and import of key symbols in the Bible
-Biblical theology in relation to sexism and slavery
-The practical impact of Biblical Theology
Special Guest: James M. Hamilton Jr. (professor of biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), and author of What Is Biblical Theology? A Guide to the Bible's Story, Symbolism, and Patterns
What is the overall theme of Scripture? From the Torah, Joshua, Kings/Chronicles, the Prophets, to the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles and Revelation - how do we see JESUS? How should this story affect the way we think about our lives?
Survey of the content and major themes of Genesis.
- How do we interpret the Old Testament Wisdom Literature?
- How does the Book of Proverbs relate to Christology and the New Testament?
The Problem of Evil - Habakkuk Style [06/05/2011]:
An exercise in biblical theology where we look at the Problem of Evil through the lens of the prophet Habakkuk.
Bonus: hilarious (seminary-style humor) farewell video for Dr. Wegner by the Phoenix Seminary homies.
Was Jesus Legit? [04/03/2011]
Discussing fulfilled Messianic Old Testament Prophecy, such as Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53, with our "adjunct faculty member" Jeff Durbin.
Guest: Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church of Defend the Faith