Join Rabbi Avi Finegold and historian Dr. Stephen Backhouse for Hyphen, a series of Judeo-Christian dialogues that challenge, provoke and broaden the scope of biblical and theological discourse in every episode as they help each other understand the basis of their respective faiths.
Rabbi Avi Finegold received his ordination from Yeshivat Noam Hatorah in Montreal under the direction of Rabbi Joshua Shmidman. He studied at Concordia University and the University of Chicago and has been teaching Judaism in North America for over a decade. He is a founding Chair of Limmud Chicago and served on the LeMood Montreal team. Avi is currently the principal at the Jewish Living Lab, an adult education institute in Montreal, and co-hosts Bonjour Chai, Canadas preeminent Jewish current affairs podcast.
Dr. Stephen Backhouse (McGill, Oxford) is an historian of Christian thought, an expert on the work of Søren Kierkegaard and an authority on the political theology of nations and nationalism. He is the author of many books and publications, including Kierkegaard’s Critique of Christian Nationalism (OUP: 2011), the award-winning biography Kierkegaard: A Single Life (Zondervan: 2016) and the Essential Companion to Christian History (Zondervan: 2019). He has been Lecturer in Social and Political Theology at St Mellitus College and a Dean at the Westminster Theological Centre. Currently Stephen is the Director of Tent Theology, a venture linking theological consultants with organisations, charities and businesses. He is also the host of the popular Tent Theology podcast. Originally from Canada, Stephen now lives in England.
Repentance, Atonement & the High Holy Days
Avi and Stephen take a break from their historical explorations to discuss repentance, atonement and forgiveness. The Jewish High Holy Days are upon us and these ideas are central to them, so a discussion about how each faith tradition deals with them is timely and eye opening for us, and hopefully for you too.
How Christians Read the Bible
Stephen and Avi discuss the Christian liturgical calendar, the Sermon on the Mount, and how reading the bible leads Christians to their practices today. A side order of Pharisees rounds out the conversation.
Biblical Translations & Interpretations
Join Avi and Stephen as they discuss Bible translations, and a passage at the end of Deuteronomy (Deut. 30:11). Things get interesting when they move to discussing how Jews and Christians interpret the bible and live with it daily.
Make sure to stay tuned for trees that move and rivers that reverse their flow! Our next episode will discuss Matthew 5:17-20, so do your homework and read it in time for episode 4.
How We Read the Bible
On ep2 of 'Hyphen: The Podcast for Judeo-Christians' join hosts Rabbi Avi Finegold and Dr. Stephen Backhouse as they explore the way their communities use the bible and its place in daily life. (Hint. It’s more complicated than you think.)
Vicars, Rabbis & Other Theologians
On the inaugural and introductory episode of 'Hyphen: The Podcast for Judeo-Christians' join hosts Rabbi Avi Finegold and Dr. Stephen Backhouse as they explore:
* Becoming a Rabbi vs. becoming a minister
* Yavneh and Rabbinic Judaism and the Jamnia Curse
.....and much more!
Introducing Hyphen, a series of Judeo-Christian dialogues with Rabbi Avi Finegold and historian Dr. Stephen Backhouse, that challenge, provoke and broaden the scope of biblical and theological discourse in every episode as they help each other understand the basis of their respective faiths.