The Two Witnesses

In John-like fashion, the narrative of Revelation is interrupted again with another side story. But side stories are not unimportant. They help bring the whole narrative together. And just who are the main characters of this story and why are they important? That’s what we cover in today’s message. Listen to this episode on the…

Resurrection Life is Different

The Sadducees were known for their disbelief in the idea of resurrection. The Bible even paints them as thinking the whole thing is a joke. And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and…

Splitting the King/Priest Role

If we understand the Garden of Eden to be a sacred space for God to dwell, we can begin to see Adam as a king and priest over all humanity. This language, of course, is not related to Adam in the Bible, but he does seem to fit these roles. If he has such intimate…

The Good & Bad of the Pharisees

The Pharisees are not remembered for good things and Matthew 23 reserves some of Jesus’ harshest words for them. But even here there are a couple of good qualities Jesus draws attention to, and the rest of the New Testament paints a bigger picture for them as well. Yes, they miss the point time and…

Miracle Food

Many are quite familiar with the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000—but this isn’t the only time food is created supernaturally in the Bible. Learn more on today’s 1208PODCAST message. (To learn more on some of tonight’s topic, check out Brant Pitre’s book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist.) Check out this podcast episode…