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The Meaning of Mealtime

8/18/2018
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Mealtime is a big deal for Jesus, and who we eat with matters a whole lot. Find out why in this episode of Jesus in Books as we discuss "A Meal With Jesus" by Tim Chester.

Duration:00:13:41

The Mystery Behind Meekness

4/18/2018
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Does Christ cry for us, and why is the most powerful being in the universe so meek? Answers in this episode of Jesus in Books. The book reviewed is "The God Who Weeps" by Terryl and Fiona Givens.

Duration:00:15:42

The Young and the Reluctant: Stories on the Hidden Years of Christ

3/17/2018
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In this episode I look at the creepy "Infancy Gospel of Thomas" apocrypha (and the Twilight Zone episode it reminds me of) and review Son of Man by Welles Bristol.

Duration:00:12:42

Jesus, God of Surprises... and Disguises

3/11/2018
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With the help of David Limbaugh's book "The Emmaus Code", we uncover some of the ways Jesus appears (and disappears) in the Old and New Testament.

Duration:00:13:44

What "Utterly Destroy" Actually Means in the Old Testament

3/5/2018
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Could the seemingly angry, jealous warmonger God of the Old Testament be the patient loving Christ of the New Testament? Absolutely. The book "Is God a Moral Monster?" by Paul Copan explains why.

Duration:00:12:14

How to Tie Your Shoelaces like Jesus

2/23/2018
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In this episode I share four powerful statements from "Jesus Prom" by Jon Weece and two short stories (parables?) about shoelaces.

Duration:00:13:41

Why Jesus Was Probably Married with Children

2/17/2018
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Guest Willy Bekoe and I discuss the controversial book "Jesus: A Meditation on His Stories and His Relationships with Women" by Andrew Greeley. Strong meat ahead.

Duration:00:13:02

Black Jesus and the Rastafari

2/10/2018
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In Jeremiah Jesus says "I am black". Elsewhere in the KJV He's called JAH. Discover the biblical roots of the Rastafari in this episode of Jesus in Books. Reviewed is Dread Jesus by William David Spencer.

Duration:00:11:54

Why Does Jesus Get Angry More in Mark?

1/20/2018
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Discover why Jesus gets angry more in the Gospel of Mark than elsewhere in the NT, and why an Aramaic-to-English Bible is worth more than a camel.

Duration:00:16:33

Getting to the True Character of God

1/13/2018
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Words like "judge", "sin" and "advocate" can either draw us closer to Christ and God the Father, or push us away. The beautiful book The Christ Who Heals by Fiona and Terryl Givens explains.

Duration:00:12:35

How Jesus Found out He Was the Messiah

1/6/2018
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When did Jesus know He was the Messiah, and how? Did He get into fist fights as a kid? Jesus: An Interview Across Time by Andrew G. Hodges M.D. has those answers and more. Discussed with guest Willy Bekoe.

Duration:00:16:17

Just How Scandalous Was Jesus?

12/28/2017
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My friend Willy Bekoe and I discuss the ill repute Jesus garnered early on in His ministry. It even got John the Baptist worried! Oh, and we talk about leviathans. The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:21:53

7 Reasons Why Jesus Would Be Unemployable in Today’s Job Market

12/9/2017
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With the help of Philip Yancey's book "The Jesus I Never Knew", I synthesize a list of reasons why Jesus - the most perfect being to ever walk the face of the earth - would be unemployable in today's job market. The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:17:09

Where Does Jesus Stand on the Issue of Animal Rights?

12/2/2017
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Where does Jesus stand on the issue of eating meat and animal rights? Does God love animals? Do they have souls? These questions are answered in "Is God a Vegetarian?" by Richard Alan Young. The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:16:27

Food for Thought Regarding Homeless People

11/25/2017
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Want to be kind to homeless people? Then don’t feed them this. It’s food for thought from Scott Saul’s "Jesus Outside the Lines". I riff on it in this episode of Jesus in Books. The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:15:31

The Striking Similarities Between Jesus Christ and the Buddha

11/18/2017
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Did Jesus learn from Buddha? Likely not (John 7:15-16), but I discuss the striking similarities between these two supreme spiritual teachers in this episode of Jesus in Books. The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:24:17

How Mormons Perceive Jesus in Scripture, Art and Hymn

11/7/2017
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John Turner's book "The Mormon Jesus" tells us how the Church of Latter-Day Saints (a.k.a. Mormons) perceive Jesus in scripture, art and hymn. The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:15:14

The Son of God Likes to Have Fun Too

10/24/2017
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According to Joseph Girzone's book "Jesus: A New Understanding of God's Son", Jesus likes to party as much as anyone... or maybe I'm reading too much into it. The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:14:05

Why Jesus Gave His First Parable on a Boat

10/15/2017
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This is the introductory episode of Jesus in Books. In this episode I discuss "Jesus: A Pilgrimage" by James Martin and share a few insights related to the book (like why Jesus gave His first parable standing on a boat). The intro / outro music is Wandering by Lee Rosevere.

Duration:00:16:13