Speaker: Matthew Lynch

  • Timothy Beal – When Time (for humanity) is Short

    Episode: This episode takes you to the wilds of Alaska and Florida’s byways to talk about our denial of death as a species. Guest: Dr. Timothy Beal is Distinguished University Professor […]

  • J. Richard Middleton – Abraham’s Silence

    Episode: Richard Middleton thinks that Abraham should’ve talked back to God when he asked him to sacrifice his son. Today we discuss lament, the example of Job, and Abraham as a […]

  • Understanding Josephus – Paul Spilsbury

    Episode: Paul Spilsbury knew Josephus personally … or at least he’s spent so much time with him that it’s almost as if he did. In this episode we talk about Josephus’ writings, […]

  • Paul Spilsbury – Understanding Josephus

    Episode: Paul Spilsbury knew Josephus personally … or at least he’s spent so much time with him that it’s almost as if he did. In this episode we talk about Josephus’ writings, […]

  • Aaron Sherwood – Romans

    Episode: Matt discusses Aaron’s whopping huge Romans commentary, discussing the book’s rhetorical aims and literary flow, the troubling “hardening” of Israel in Rom 9-11, and why the real deal is in […]

  • Bill Brown – Psalms in Dialogue amidst Disruption

    Episode: These are times of deep division and disruption. Saying so is almost as obvious as saying, “The sky is blue.” But finding a way to dialogue through division and disruption […]

  • Amy Cottrill – Uncovering Violence in Biblical Stories

    Episode: What happens to us as we read violent stories in the Bible? How do violent stories form us ethically? Amy Cottrill discusses everything from overly violent stories, to places where […]

  • Reed Carlson – Possession and the Spirit in the Hebrew Bible

    Episode: Matt talks with Reed Carlson about conceptions of the person in the Old Testament and Second Temple literature, and specifically, the significance of the spirit/Spirit when thinking about the […]

  • Old Testament Theology, Isaiah’s Metaphors, and Canaanite Genocide: A Conversation with Brittany Kim and Charlie Trimm

    This episode involves a rich discussion with Brittany Kim and Charlie Trimm about three book's they've written. We first discuss their co-authored book about the discipline of Old Testament theology, including the challenges of relating the two testaments and descriptive vs. normative theology. Then we discuss Brittany's book on Isaiah's familial and servant metaphors, including gendered language for God as well as the way that metaphors can help us wrestle with challenging prophetic texts. Finally, we talk about Charlie's recent work on approaches to violence in the Canaanite conquest, which maps some of the benefits and drawbacks to various proposals for mitigating the challenges of violence in Joshua. And there's much more here!

  • Ervine Sheblazm – Child Rearing with the Apostle Paul and the Book of Revelation

    Have you ever longed for a biblically-rooted theology of child-rearing but didn't know where to turn? Prof. Ervine Sheblazm understands the pain that parents feel as they try to rear their offspring in a complex and troubling postmodernistic society. He wrote this book for Dave, his colleague, but Dave isn't the only one who will benefit. Sheblazm's biblically nuanced, scientifically-based approach will give parents, caregivers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, and others some practical, envliating, and spirtographal ways to care for our unruly ones. Sheblazm draws from the deep wells of scholarship and observational science to bring you what he calls "nuggets of truth." Even those without children will see the Bible and world in a new way.Guest: Prof. Ervine Sheblazm feels like Einstein, Aristotle,

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