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Time to Geek Out: Ancient Writing & the Old Testament

6/17/2019
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Scott joins Karen Henson and Nathan Wagnon of The Equipping Podcast to talk about writing during the time of Abraham and how that factors into our understanding of the development of the Old Testament.

Duration:00:25:11

Clean vs Unclean vs Sin in the NT

5/20/2019
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Dan walks Scott through issues of clean, unclean, and sin as they relate to the Second Temple, Gospel, and Early Church world.

Duration:00:28:14

Clean vs. Unclean vs. Sin in Leviticus

5/13/2019
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Eric and Scott follow up on the "Intro to Ritual" episode with a discussion of clean, unclean, and sin in Leviticus.

Duration:00:21:52

An intro to Ritual ... INTRO

5/6/2019
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Eric, Scott, and Dan discuss ritual ... kind of. It's an introductory conversation to allow them to discuss clean vs. unclean vs. sin in upcoming episodes. Note: INTRODUCTORY. (This blurb is written by Scott, who is still protesting the episode.)

Duration:00:25:05

Story Time: Tell Halaf

4/29/2019
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Dan and Eric convince Scott to start sharing crazy stories of things that happen during his travels.

Duration:00:24:24

Apocalyptic as Worldview

4/22/2019
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Dan shows Scott evidence that, in the New Testament world, apocalyptic has expanded beyond a genre to a worldview. He also discusses how this impacts how we understand the Gospels and the Epistles.

Duration:00:26:49

A bit about Urim, Thummim, and the Ephod

4/15/2019
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Scott and Dan talk about some Akkadian parallels to Ephod, Urim, and Thummim and discuss how these objects fit into the biblical model of communicating with God.

Duration:00:25:23

A Bit about the 10 Plagues

4/8/2019
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Scott sits down with three Pillar students to discuss the 10 plagues, their connection to Egyptian gods, and literary elements that indicate something else is going on.

Duration:00:30:09

Maccabees? Really?

4/3/2019
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Dan and Scott answer a listener question about Maccabees, which leads to a discussion on the importance of the Apocrypha and other writings. Eric is there, too, a bit. a

Duration:00:26:06

What Does "The Son of Man" Mean?

3/27/2019
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It's just Dan and Scott on this episode. They work through the meaning of the phrase "Son of Man" from its beginning as a simple classification, to its appearance in Daniel, Enoch, the Gospels, and Revelation.

Duration:00:28:03

On the Execution of Jesus and Atonement

3/15/2019
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Dan walks Eric and Scott through an answer to a listener question: "In what way did Jesus’ death qualify to be viewed as a Jewish sacrifice versus a normal Roman execution?"

Duration:00:18:22

The Tower of Babel, part 2

3/4/2019
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Eric and Scott discuss the Tower of Babel again, diving into the details behind why Eric calls it "the inverse of Genesis 1."

Duration:00:28:49

Worship and the Golden Calf, part 1

2/26/2019
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Eric and Scott discuss the significance of the Golden Calf episode in the Book of Exodus and touch on the implications for worship today.

Duration:00:24:51

The Democratization of Divination

2/18/2019
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Eric and Scott discuss some striking parallels between Mesopotamian divination and some popular church practices for seeking God's will.

Duration:00:28:31

More about Your Call and Your Spiritual Autobiography

11/9/2018
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Donnell walks Scott and Eric through the tried and true process of identifying and addressing ministry problems by beginning with a spiritual autobiography.

Duration:00:31:40

Context Part 3 on The Equipping Podcast

11/2/2018
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The Pillar Faculty team up once again with the folks at The Equipping Podcast. Dan talks about the meaning behind the word "gospel" and the impact of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus on God's temple. Eric and Scott tuned out and were pretty useless.

Duration:00:29:16

Sex and Sexual Assault in Deuteronomy 22

10/26/2018
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Eric and Scott walk through the laws about sex and sexual assault in Deuteronomy 22, clarifying that God does NOT permit a assault victim to be placed in the care of the one who assaulted them.

Duration:00:23:25

Understanding Sarai and Hagar

10/19/2018
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Scott uses material from the ancient Near East and the Book of Genesis to clarify what's going on when Sarai gives Hagar to Abram in Genesis 16.

Duration:00:25:09

Context Part 2 on The Equipping Podcast

10/12/2018
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The second of three conversations Eric, Scott, and Dan had about the importance of context as guests on The Equipping Podcast.

Duration:00:40:14

Context Part 1 on The Equipping Podcast

10/1/2018
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Eric, Scott, and Dan were guests on the new Equipping Podcast, put out by Nathan and Karen at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX. This is the first of three conversations we had with them. Listen, enjoy, and subscribe to The Equipping Podcast.

Duration:00:32:46