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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week the topic is a law about a mother bird and her nest (Deuteronomy 22:6-7). Eric, Scott, and Dan discuss the meaning of the law and how proper application of it can increase the longevity of church volunteers and pastors.
In part 2 of our Book of Revelation series, Dan gets us closer to addressing questions of the millennium, tribulation, and rapture by laying out the historical interpretive grids for the book. Also, Eric and Scott really appreciate Dan's perspective.
Special guest Myron Pierce leads a discussion on diversity, including what can be done to move the church forward and practices that continue to hold us back. Eric and Scott then use a law about an Ox in Exodus as instruction for what our proper posture and response should be.
We got a question sent in about the Book of Revelation, the tribulation, and the rapture. In this episode, Dan begins his four-part answer by looking at what the Book of Revelation claims to be and how that impacts the way we approach it.