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Making Sense of Life Through the Biblical Story

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Our lives are stories that are best understood in the context of the Larger Story of the Bible. Garth Oliver leads us through an exploration the key developments of this Story as it unfolds through the Old and New Testaments. In the lives of each of the major characters—people like Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, the Disciples, and Paul—the Story is advanced. We will look at how the events of their lives build the Story, and move it toward its final resolution. Along the way, we will seek to understand the key issues of our own stories, the Life that is offered with its hopes and promises, and the threats to that Life that can take us out.

Our lives are stories that are best understood in the context of the Larger Story of the Bible. Garth Oliver leads us through an exploration the key developments of this Story as it unfolds through the Old and New Testaments. In the lives of each of the major characters—people like Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, the Disciples, and Paul—the Story is advanced. We will look at how the events of their lives build the Story, and move it toward its final resolution. Along the way, we will seek to understand the key issues of our own stories, the Life that is offered with its hopes and promises, and the threats to that Life that can take us out.
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Our lives are stories that are best understood in the context of the Larger Story of the Bible. Garth Oliver leads us through an exploration the key developments of this Story as it unfolds through the Old and New Testaments. In the lives of each of the major characters—people like Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus, the Disciples, and Paul—the Story is advanced. We will look at how the events of their lives build the Story, and move it toward its final resolution. Along the way, we will seek to understand the key issues of our own stories, the Life that is offered with its hopes and promises, and the threats to that Life that can take us out.

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English


Episodes

010 The Story of Noah - Part 2

12/2/2019
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The Story of Noah is more than a standalone Bible story. In it, God's relationship with mankind is dramatically altered. In this episode, we'll conclude our look at how the events related to Noah's life advance the larger Story.

Duration:00:50:06

009 The Story of Noah - Part 1

11/26/2019
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The Story of Noah is one of those bible stories that is usually taught as a stand-alone story. But as we’ve seen, it’s not. It’s part of the larger Story of Scripture. So, what are the critical developments found in it, and how do they move the Story forward? That’s what we’re going to begin to look at in this episode.

Duration:00:45:03

008 Adam to Noah

11/19/2019
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In this episode we’re going to look how the Story moves from Adam to Noah. In particular, we will see what becomes of the Seed of the Woman.

Duration:00:48:11

005 The Woman's Desire

10/29/2019
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It is commonly taught, at least among Evangelicals, that the Curse impacted how a man and woman would relate in marriage—specifically, that the woman would desire to control her husband, but that her husband would dominate her harshly. But as I've followed the development of The Story, I no longer believe that's true. I believe that Genesis 3:16 is saying something very different—something hopeful, not punitive. In this episode, we'll look at the woman’s desire—what it is, and why it is...

Duration:00:49:24

004 Dying

10/22/2019
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In this episode of The Story, we explore the consequences of the Woman's decision to be like God and to pursue the knowledge of Good and Evil independent of Him. As we watch things play out, we will look at the things that happened as a result of that decision and the consequences of that decision that plague us still today. At the heart of this episode, we want to understand what God meant when He told the Man they would die in the day they ate.

Duration:00:51:51

003 The Choice

10/15/2019
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Duration:00:26:21

002 Life In The Garden

10/8/2019
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In this episode, we’re going to take a look at the special place that God created for His representative, more detail about the role that God gave him in the Story, and the mate provided for him in all of this. In short, we're going to get a glimpse of Life, here at the beginning of the Story.

Duration:00:30:11

000: Making Sense of Life Podcast Intro

9/24/2019
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Garth gives the background out of which this podcast grows. Motivated by a frustration with the random and fragmented nature of the Christian faith as he had experienced it, he set out to understand that faith in a cohesive and comprehensive way. In the process, he came to see the Bible, not as a collection of stories, but as a single a Story, and that the key to understanding it is to treat it as such. http://truequest.us

Duration:00:16:44