251 episodes

The BEMA Podcast is a walk-through of the context of the Bible and the Text itself, as well as surrounding history. We deconstruct our common readings of the Bible and attempt to reconstruct them through the lens of historical context.
The main body of work is contained in Seasons 1–5, and we encourage you to start with episode 0 and continue in order through episode 204.
BEMA Discipleship is a ministry of Impact Campus Ministries.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

The BEMA Podcast is a walk-through of the context of the Bible and the Text itself, as well as surrounding history. We deconstruct our common readings of the Bible and attempt to reconstruct them through the lens of historical context.
The main body of work is contained in Seasons 1–5, and we encourage you to start with episode 0 and continue in order through episode 204.
BEMA Discipleship is a ministry of Impact Campus Ministries.

    247: Sleepless in Susa w/ Josh Bossé

    247: Sleepless in Susa w/ Josh Bossé

    Brent Billings is joined by Josh Bossé to examine Esther’s plan for getting into the king’s throne room and what she is actually trying to accomplish once she’s there.
    BEMA 70: Esther — Purim
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    • 58 min
    246: Eugenia Ortega — A Look into Our Window

    246: Eugenia Ortega — A Look into Our Window

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are joined by special guest Eugenia Ortega to discuss her experience raising a child with autism, and encouraging all of us to have curiosity and empathy for people whose experiences are different than our own.
    A Look into Our Window by Eugenia Ortega
    John Whittaker
    BibleProject
    Eugenia Ortega on Facebook
    Additional audio production by Gus Simpson
    Special Guest: Eugenia Ortega.
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    • 44 min
    245: Spiritual Abuse — Liturgy for Repentance and Healing

    245: Spiritual Abuse — Liturgy for Repentance and Healing

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are joined by Elle Grover Fricks to provide a liturgical space for repentance and healing.
    This episode is adapted from “Prayers of the Faithful” from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
    Rape, Assault & Incest National Network
    National Domestic Violence Hotline
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    244: Spiritual Abuse — The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

    244: Spiritual Abuse — The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are joined by Elle Grover Fricks to discuss The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast.
    The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Podcast
    “Unintended Consequences of Failure Porn” — Liam Thatcher
    “Sharing Many of the Same Flaws as its Subject ‘The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill’ Podcast Puts Blame Anywhere But Where It Belongs” — Religion Dispatches
    “Trouble” by Taylor Swift (Angry Mark Driscoll Edition)
    Marty’s Interview with Joshua Brown
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    243: Spiritual Abuse — The Place We Find Ourselves

    243: Spiritual Abuse — The Place We Find Ourselves

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings reflect on a conversation between Rachel Clinton Chen and Adam Young that provided some helpful notes to illuminate the journey into the world of spiritual abuse.
    The Place We Find Ourselves 89: Spiritual Abuse
    Spiritual Abuse Archives — The Allender Center
    Spiral Dynamics — Wikipedia
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    242: Spiritual Abuse — Commodities and Variables

    242: Spiritual Abuse — Commodities and Variables

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings begin a series that reflects on the heartbreaking realities of spiritual abuse, using notes from a recent conference to guide the conversation.
    Thought of the Day: Imposter Syndrome — Marty Solomon, YouTube
    Campus House at Purdue
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Brother Colton ,

Absolutely transformational

I am more empowered as a Jesus follower after listening to this podcast. Incredible scriptural insight and understanding. I would undoubtedly recommend this podcast to anyone looking for a deeper love and understanding of God’s word

Bahaif ,

Changed the way I approach and read the Scriptures

This podcast has given me a completely new way to read the Scriptures. Such emphasise on understanding the context and from that place allowing the text to speak. Thanks Marty and Brent for your ministry here at BEMA. The Church is a stronger body with you.

PGS GNSL ,

Amazing, a Few Problems.

This podcast is amazing; I’m only 11 years old and I want to be a theologian/bible scholar, and it’s changed my perspective on the bible. There are a few questions I have, though I know you won’t read this:
Buried in a genealogy was a very interesting episode. You asked the question Why Abraham? And you said that Abram took Sarai as his wife as a noble act. However, something I want to point out is that in the bible it says that Sarai was very beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that when she was older Abraham still worried that others would kill him because of it. That my of been the reason Abraham might of wanted to marry her. Though I don’t doubt what you said it true, I thought it might be good to put that in perspective.
In one particular episode, I’ve forgotten which it was one of the earlier ones, you spoke about how Abraham’s generation was very hospitable and Isaac’s generation was hospitable but the generation other that were scoundrels, and that Jacob and Laban were scoundrels, even though in the bible it clearly states that Laban was Rebekah’s brother.
That was all, I’m pretty young as I said before so I may have a misunderstanding so if anyone wants to correct me, feel free.

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