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What happens when you lock an Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology professor in a room to discuss provocative topics related to bible and theology? Find out as you listen to the podcast of three professors from Great Lakes Christian College engage the sorts of questions students ask ... after class.
Featuring (from left to right in the logo) Samuel C. Long, Ronald D. Peters, John C. Nugent

After Class Podcast Ronald D. Peters, John C. Nugent, Samuel C. Long

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 191 Ratings

What happens when you lock an Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology professor in a room to discuss provocative topics related to bible and theology? Find out as you listen to the podcast of three professors from Great Lakes Christian College engage the sorts of questions students ask ... after class.
Featuring (from left to right in the logo) Samuel C. Long, Ronald D. Peters, John C. Nugent

    7.24 - Apocrypha: Malady, Mourning, & Miracles

    7.24 - Apocrypha: Malady, Mourning, & Miracles

    A man goes from a pious life of prosperity and joy to blindness and misery, all on account of bird poop and botched medical practices. A woman loses seven husbands and is accused of murder in the marital bed. Both parties call upon God and plead for a swift end to their lives. Yet God acts to redeem them instead. Join John, Ron, and Sam this week as they walk us through the story of Tobit to see what we might learn from this fascinating tale.

    • 50 min
    7.23 - Apocrypha: Esther in the Greek

    7.23 - Apocrypha: Esther in the Greek

    As we continue our studies of the Apocrypha, we turn to the additions to Esther that appear in the Greek translation of the story. What differences are there that do not appear in the Hebrew version? What does it add? How should we interpret it? Join John, Ron, and Sam as they find out in today’s episode of the After Class Podcast!
     

    • 51 min
    7.22 - Apocrypha: Bel and the Dragon

    7.22 - Apocrypha: Bel and the Dragon

    Join the guys as they read more apocryphal extensions and stories of Daniel. Be inspired and encouraged to maintain faithfulness to the living God in the face of man-made alternatives. When asked, 'Why do you not worship this [god/thing]?' reply boldly with Daniel, 'Because I do not revere idols made with hands but the living God, who created heaven and earth and has dominion over all living creatures.' For we do not worship Bel, nor the dragon, nor will we fear the flames of persecution. Nay, we shall exalt the living God and give praise to the one who holds all creation in His hands! Delay no further, click “play” and listen to today’s episode of the After Class Podcast! 

    • 53 min
    7.21 - Apocrypha: Oh Susanna

    7.21 - Apocrypha: Oh Susanna

    God is concerned with justice, yet some of those who hold positions of power in His name abuse it. Congregants may give a blank slate to their leaders, mistakenly believing them incapable of evil. In the story of Susanna, we are presented with a narrative depicting the abuse of power and sexual exploitation—an ancient Jewish story that sheds light on a very contemporary problem.
    Entering the world of the Apocrypha helps round out our knowledge of God, His people, and their worldview through history. The guys invite you to join in the mini-series on the Deuterocanonical 'Second Canon' writings that provide insight into the thoughts and lives of the exiled Jewish people who were awaiting the Messiah.

    • 49 min
    7.20 - Creation Care: Wrap it up

    7.20 - Creation Care: Wrap it up

    Today, the guys wrap up their series on creation care and present various views of our relationship with creation both now and in the future. What camp do you find yourself in? The escapist, survivalist, animist, creationist, restorationist, or new-creationist? If you don’t know what these views are, listen to the end of today's episode, and while you're at it, order a copy of John Nugent’s new book!  https://a.co/d/gWLGGcN

    • 51 min
    7.19 - Creation Care: A Whole New World

    7.19 - Creation Care: A Whole New World

    Christ is the source of creation and the one who maintains it in its present form. He is currently at work in this world, ensuring it doesn’t fall apart. Anything we do to push against creation and pull it apart is working against Christ. However, Christ is reconciling all things, and the children of God—the church and the kingdom community—are as close to the new creation as the current creation can get. Tune in to today’s episode where the guys unpack New Testament passages that speak about our relationship to creation care.

    • 48 min

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Incredible Free Information about the Kingdom

Great podcast for all. Whether you’ve been a part of the Kingdom for years or a new member or even just trying to figure out what the Kingdom of God is all about - Ron, Sam, and John will challenge what you know (or what you think you know) about the biblical truths found in God’s word using sound techniques of interpretation to help you grow (if you’re willing) no matter where your walk is with God. Worth the commitment to listen to the incredible knowledge they share - for free!

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Women in the Bible

Thank you so much for doing this podcast! It has been such a blessing in my life! I have deeply struggled with my role as a woman, my value to God, and especially 1 Timothy 2:11-14. I felt deeply disheartened and burdened by the view many people in the Church hold that women are only meant for having children and that we can’t teach men. As a lawyer, I have worked very hard to get to where I am in life and to be told that I should give that up and stay at home is crushing to me. I have done deep research into 1 Timothy 2, and I am confident that it is not a blanket prohibition on women teaching. My frustration is that many major pastors do not want to dig deep into this verse and that they only want to view the surface meaning. If we only take it at face-value, it means women must not just be saved by faith, but also by having children. What a tremendous weight that is! If that’s true, then I am not currently saved. Do pastors not realize what the implications are of their interpretation? Why do so many not take it seriously what they are saying to half the population? I’ve struggled so much that I have felt burdened by legalism and not loved by God. I read a book called “I Suffer Not a Woman” by Catherine and Richard Kroeger, and then I eventually found this podcast. Thank you so much for what you do! You have greatly contributed to my sense of freedom in the Lord! God bless all of you!

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