301 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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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.

    205: Session 6 Intro

    205: Session 6 Intro

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings talk about Session 6, what they hope to accomplish, and some of the things you can expect to find in the next chapter of the BEMA Podcast.
    BEMA Merchandise — TeePublic
    Join the BEMA Slack
    News — BEMA Discipleship
    Marty Solomon on YouTube
    Groups — BEMA Discipleship
    Support The BEMA Podcast

    • 48 min
    206: Reed Dent — The Nature of Truth

    206: Reed Dent — The Nature of Truth

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are joined by special guest Reed Dent. He’s been on staff with Campus Christian Fellowship at Truman State University in Missouri for the last twelve years. He and his wife, LeAnn, have three boys, who provide some great sermon illustrations.
    Campus Christian Fellowship, Truman State University
    Truman State University — Wikipedia
    Staff — Campus Christian Fellowship
    “The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant” by Reed Dent — Campus Christian Fellowship
    “The Parable of the Good Samaritan” by Reed Dent — Campus Christian Fellowship
    The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2001 (PDF)
    “September 11” by Scott Cairns
    “Trump's name to appear on coronavirus stimulus checks sent to Americans” — Fox News
    “Trump Seeks To Stimulate Economy By Sending Rare Autographed Photo To Every American” — The Onion
    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    “The Seeing Heart” by Frederick Buechner — YouTube
    Secrets in the Dark by Frederick Buechner
    John H. Walton — Wikipedia
    The Lost World of Genesis One by John H. Walton
    The Lord of the Rings: Motion Picture Trilogy
    The War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
    The Art of Biblical Narrative by Robert Alter
    The Art of Biblical Poetry by Robert Alter
    The Art of Bible Translation by Robert Alter
    The Poetics of Biblical Narrative by Meir Sternberg
    What Is the Bible? by Rob Bell
    Inspired by Rachel Held Evans
    Special Guest: Reed Dent.
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    • 57 min
    207: J. R. Briggs — The Sacred Overlap

    207: J. R. Briggs — The Sacred Overlap

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are joined by special guest Dr. J. R. Briggs, the founder and director of Kairos Partnerships. His list of ministries and projects spans the gamut of possibility: from coaching pastors to instructing university students, from authoring books to hosting podcasts, J. R. brings a wealth of experience wherever he goes. He and his wife, Megan, have two boys and live just outside of Philadelphia.
    About J. R. Briggs — Kairos Partnerships
    Publications — Kairos Partnerships
    Fail by J. R. Briggs
    The Sacred Overlap by J. R. Briggs
    Thought of the Day: Sacred Overlap — Marty Solomon, YouTube
    Monday Morning Pastor Podcast
    “Rubbing Shoulders with God” with Marty Solomon — Monday Morning Pastor
    Resilient Leaders Podcast
    Tweet on Hand Copying Luke
    Practical Tips and Resources for Hand Copying Scripture — Kairos Partnerships
    Tweet on Hand Copying John
    J. R. Briggs on Twitter
    A Time To Heal by J. R. Briggs
    Special Guest: J. R. Briggs.
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    • 45 min
    208: Midrash — Iscah, Sarai, and Birth Orders

    208: Midrash — Iscah, Sarai, and Birth Orders

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings take a deeper dive into one of the topics they hear about from listeners the most—midrash—and answer the most commonly asked question from the entire run of the podcast: What is going on with the genealogy of Abraham?
    BEMA 8: Buried in a Genealogy
    BEMA FAQ: Midrash — Marty Solomon, YouTube
    Jewish Women’s Archive
    BEMA 173: Jude — False Teachers
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    • 39 min
    209: Midrash — Noah’s Backstory and the Nephilim

    209: Midrash — Noah’s Backstory and the Nephilim

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings take a look at the backstory of Noah and talk about the midrash surrounding the Nephilim from Genesis 6.
    BEMA 5: A Misplaced Curse
    “Pete & Jared on Genesis” — The Bible for Normal People Podcast, Episode 100
    Genesis for Normal People by Peter Enns and Jared Byas
    Tallest Living Person — Guinness World Records
    Hurtaly — Wikipedia
    Noah (2014 film)
    Parshat Noach — Aleph Beta Academy
    Subscribe to Aleph Beta Academy
    BEMA listeners can use code friendsofbema for one month off of a monthly Premium membership.
    Genesis: A Parsha Companion by Rabbi David Fohrman
    BEMA 7: The Preface
    “What’s So Bad about Babel?” — BibleProject Podcast, December 7, 2020
    Jewish Women’s Archive
    Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Texts
    BEMA FAQ: Midrash — Marty Solomon, YouTube
    The Social Dilemma — Netflix
    Thought of the Day: The Social Dilemma — Marty Solomon, YouTube
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    • 49 min
    210: Midrash — The Man in the Fur Coat

    210: Midrash — The Man in the Fur Coat

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings take a look at even more midrash that surrounds the character of Noah. Some commentary describes Noah as the man in the fur coat. What is this all about?
    Genesis: A Parsha Companion by Rabbi David Fohrman
    Aleph Beta Academy
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    BEMA listeners can use code friendsofbema for one month off of a monthly Premium membership.
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    • 37 min

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