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Hitching the Old Testament to the New. Part 3: Prophets

6/18/2018
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Pillar Bible faculty give their third response to a sermon series by Andy Stanley involving the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. This week's topic: The message of the Old Testament prophets and their fulfillment in Jesus and the Kingdom of God.

Duration:00:34:10

Hitching the Old Testament to the New. Part 2: Law

6/11/2018
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Pillar Old Testament faculty give their second response to a sermon series by Andy Stanley involving the relationship between the Old and New Testaments. This time, they discuss the meaning and importance of a particularly difficult law in Deuteronomy, as well as its importance for today.

Duration:00:29:49

Hitching the Old Testament to the New. Part 1: Story

6/6/2018
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Pillar Bible faculty offer their first of several responses to a sermon series by Andy Stanley involving the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

Duration:00:33:38

Scapegoat, Azazel, and the Atonement

5/28/2018
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Eric, Scott, and Dan address a listener question about the function and purpose of the "scapegoat" on the day of atonement (Leviticus 16). Using a Hittite ritual and an explanation of sin offerings, they shed light on this sometimes misunderstood passage.

Duration:00:22:33

What is a Prophet?

5/3/2018
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Scott leads Eric and Dan in an introductory discussion about prophets and prophecy in the ancient Near East and the Bible.

Duration:00:24:57

It's the Book of Revelation, not Revelations! Part 4/4

4/17/2018
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Dan directs a discussion on the middle section of the Book of Revelation, using Scott's reflexes as an Old Testament scholar as a launching point.

Duration:00:26:21

It's the Book of Revelation, not Revelations! Part 3/4

4/9/2018
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Eric and Scott finally got Dan to agree to record the third "Revelations" episode, but Dan stabbed Scott in the back, using his New Testament wiles to get Scott to both read the Book of Revelation and talk about it.

Duration:00:23:37

The 7 Cs of Insecure Ministry Leaders

3/30/2018
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Donnell walks Eric through seven characteristics of insecure ministry leaders, and concludes with three steps forward for those who find themselves in these situations.

Duration:00:25:32

The Curious Case of Cosmic Combat in Creation

3/21/2018
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"Cosmic Battles" between deities is a theme found in some ancient Near Eastern creation stories. Eric and Scott give a few examples, then turn to examine how that theme is modified in the Book of Genesis to profound effect.

Duration:00:19:57

Top-Down Disciplemaking

3/13/2018
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Donnell talks with Eric about how leaders can have real kingdom impact through disciplemaking.

Duration:00:27:39

Can We Roll on Shabbos?

3/2/2018
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Should we keep the sabbath? To get at an answer to these questions, the guys look at some ancient Near Eastern material to explain why sabbath is tied to creation in the Old Testament, and also look at why it is tied to the exodus.

Duration:00:25:18

What's the Tower of Babel Really About?

12/8/2017
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Eric, Scott, and Dan answer a listener question: "Was there really one language before the Tower of Babel?"

Duration:00:25:32

The Astrology of the Wise Men

12/1/2017
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Eric, Scott, and Dan look at what astrology meant in the ancient world, who did it, and why it appears in the birth story of Jesus.

Duration:00:25:30

The Gospel and God's Presence in the Temple

11/24/2017
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In this episode, we look at the issue of the presence of God in the Book of Leviticus, then show how the New Testament applies that to the Gospel and the mission of the church. This discussion builds on the episodes "Our Anemic Gospel" and "Some Background on the Word Gospel."

Duration:00:17:52

Are there Generational Curses?

11/11/2017
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This question comes to us from Kenya, but is a common question in America, too. Scott, Dan, and Eric look at passages that talk about "the sins of the father" and explain what's really going on.

Duration:00:25:57

Anointing with Oil for Healing? Amurca!

11/4/2017
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James 5:14 talks of prayer and anointing with oil for healing. Pillar's Bible faculty take a look at the Bible and its context in effort to understand the passage. Scott looks at the Old Testament and the ancient Near East. Dan looks at the New Testament and its world. And Eric says things sometimes.

Duration:00:28:03

What are the Nephilim?

10/27/2017
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Eric, Dan, and Scott tackle the question of the Nephilim in Genesis 6 by looking at Old Testament, ancient Near Eastern, intertestamental, and New Testament texts. They also take a quick look at another intersting group, the Rephaim.

Duration:00:20:17

Bird Rituals, the "Kingdom" in Luke-Acts, and the Source of Rivers

10/21/2017
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From the desk of Pillar faculty: Each of the Bible faculty discuss current research projects they're working on and how it impacts the way we read the Bible.

Duration:00:18:21

Why the Church Fails to Make Disciples

10/13/2017
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Pillar Seminary's own leadership guru Donnell Moore leads Eric and Dan in a discussion about making disciples. Donnell talks about why efforts in discipleship often fail to yield fruit, and offers a better way forward.

Duration:00:21:16

May He Bathe in Blood and Pus

10/6/2017
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Eric and Scott talk about ancient Near Eastern land grant texts (and their hilariously worded curses). Parallels in the Book of Joshua are shown, followed by a demonstration of the importance of land in the Bible, using the story of Naboth's Vineyard as a test case.

Duration:00:19:08