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Study the Bible with Travis Pauley and Wes McAdams. Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a new Christian, you will enjoy these Bible studies. Each week, Wes and Travis study another biblical topic, exploring the relevance Scripture has for our lives today. Though the topics vary greatly from week to week, the goal of every Bible study is the same, learn to love like Jesus. These Bible studies are brought to you by Radically Christian and the church of Christ on McDermott Road in Plano, Texas.

Bible Study Podcast Wes McAdams

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Study the Bible with Travis Pauley and Wes McAdams. Whether you are a seasoned Christian or a new Christian, you will enjoy these Bible studies. Each week, Wes and Travis study another biblical topic, exploring the relevance Scripture has for our lives today. Though the topics vary greatly from week to week, the goal of every Bible study is the same, learn to love like Jesus. These Bible studies are brought to you by Radically Christian and the church of Christ on McDermott Road in Plano, Texas.

    Asking Better Bible Questions (Part Two)

    Asking Better Bible Questions (Part Two)

    In this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Wes and Travis continue their discussion on asking better Bible questions. Questions like these are discussed:



    * What is an assumption?

    * What assumptions do we make when we study the Bible?

    * What can the Sadducees teach us about making assumptions when we study the Bible (Mark 12:18-27)?

    * How can we develop better assumptions?



    It is inevitable that when we study the Bible, we will make assumptions. The key is to allow “inductive” Bible study to shape and mold the assumptions we are making. We hope you are encouraged and edified by this conversation. If you missed part one of this conversation, “Asking Better Bible Questions (Part One),” you might want to listen to that as well.

    Click here for the full transcript of this episode. Special thanks to Beth Tabor for transcribing for us.





             



    Audio Book

    If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you might enjoy the audio version of Wes’ book, Beyond the Verse: What I Discovered Reading the Bible One Book at a Time. 

    And if you’re new to Audible and choose this book as your first book, you can listen to it for free!





    Logos Bible Software

    You can help support this podcast by checking out Logos Bible Software. Logos has partnered with us to give our listeners a great discount. Just visit RadicallyChristian.com/logos.



    Connect:

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    • 35 min
    Asking Better Bible Questions (Part One)

    Asking Better Bible Questions (Part One)

    On this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Travis and Wes discuss how to ask better questions when we are reading and studying the Bible.



    * How are we supposed to approach scripture as followers of Jesus?

    * What’s the difference between deductive and inductive Bible study?

    * Does the Bible answer all of our questions?



    But the primary question of this conversation is, are we looking to change others with what we read, or are we letting scripture change us as we read? This is the first in a series of episodes on the subject of asking better Bible questions, so make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast (either through your podcast provider or through email) to hear the next episode in the series.



    Click here for the full transcript of this episode. Special thanks to Beth Tabor for transcribing for us.



             



    Audio Book

    If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you might enjoy the audio version of Wes’ book, Beyond the Verse: What I Discovered Reading the Bible One Book at a Time. 

    And if you’re new to Audible and choose this book as your first book, you can listen to it for free!





    Logos Bible Software

    You can help support this podcast by checking out Logos Bible Software. Logos has partnered with us to give our listeners a great discount. Just visit RadicallyChristian.com/logos.



    Connect:

    If you enjoyed the Radically Christian Bible Study podcast, be sure to check out:

    www.facebook.com/radicallychristian

    www.facebook.com/theccmr

    www.twitter.com/wesmcadams

    • 33 min
    Racism and the Early Church (Part Two)

    Racism and the Early Church (Part Two)

    In this week’s episode, Wes continues his conversation on racism in the early church with Andrew, the host of the popular “Post-Apostolic Church” YouTube channel. Racism, classism, and other forms of discrimination have plagued our world for centuries. Not only is the church wrestling with these issues today, Christians in the First, Second, and Third centuries dealt with them as well. We will allow some of the theologians and leaders from the early church to help us think through how we should treat one another as followers of Jesus. If you missed Part One of this conversation, you can find it here.

    One quote, from Lactantius (A.D. 310), that is shared in this episode:

    “The first office of justice (peity, religousness) is to be united with God, the second (equity, fairness) with man. The former is called religion. The second is named mercy or kindness, which is familiar to the just person and to the worshippers of God, because this alone comprises the principle of common life (equality). For God, who has not given wisdom to the other animals, has made them more safe from attack in danger by natural defences. But because He made mankind naked and defenceless–in order that He might rather furnish him with wisdom–He gave him this feeling of kindness. So that man should protect, love, and cherish [his fellow] man, and both receive and give assistance against all dangers. Therefore, kindness is the greatest bond of human society. And he who has broken this is to be considered impious and a murderer of family. For if we all derive our origin from one man, whom God created, we are plainly of one blood. Therefore, it must be considered the greatest wickedness to hate a man, even though [he may be] guilty. On which account God has commanded that hostilities are never to be contracted by us, but that they are always to be removed, so that we soothe those who are our enemies, by reminding them of their relationship [with us]. Likewise, if we are all inspired and animated by one God, what else are we than brothers? Indeed, the more closely [we are] united, because we are united in soul rather than in body….On account of this relationship of brotherhood, God teaches us never to do evil, but always good. And He also instructs us in what is doing good: in giving aid to those who are oppressed and in difficulty and in bestowing food on those who are destitute. Because God is kind, He wishes us to be a social animal. Therefore, we ought to think of ourselves in the sense of other men. We do not deserve to be set free in our own dangers, if we do not set others free, and we do not deserve assistance, if we refuse to give assistance.”

    If you have a passage or topic you would like us to study, please send Wes an email or call and leave a short message at 707-238-2216. We may play your message on an upcoming episode of the Bible Study Podcast.

    Click here for the full transcript. Special thanks to Beth Tabor for transcribing it for us.



             



    Audio Book

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    • 33 min
    Racism and the Early Church (Part One)

    Racism and the Early Church (Part One)

    Racism, classism, and other forms of discrimination have plagued our world for centuries. Not only is the church wrestling with these issues today, Christians in the First, Second, and Third centuries dealt with them as well. On this week’s episode, Wes discusses racism in the early church with Andrew, the host of the popular “Post-Apostolic Church” YouTube channel. Quotes from church leaders, living in the first few centuries following the apostles, can be incredibly helpful for those of us trying to live out the Gospel today.

    One of the quotes Andrew shares in this episode is from an early Christian named Lactantius (AD 310):

    Therefore, the other part of justice is equity. It is plain that I am not speaking of the equity of judging well, though this also is praiseworthy in a good man, but of making himself equal to others, which Cicero calls equability. For God, who produces and gives breath to men, willed that all should be equal, that is, equally matched. He has imposed on all the same condition of living. He has made everyone to seek wisdom. He has promised immortality to all. No one is cut off from His heavenly benefits. For as He distributes to all alike His one light, He sends forth His fountains to all, He supplies food, and He gives the most pleasant rest of sleep. So He bestows on all equity and virtue. In His sight no one is a slave, no one a master. For if everyone has the same Father, by an equal right we are all children. No one is poor in the sight of God, except he who is without justice. No one is rich, except he who is full of virtues. No one is excellent, except he who has been good and innocent. No one is most famous, except he who has abundantly performed works of mercy. No one is most perfect, except he who has filled all the steps of virtue. Therefore neither the Romans nor the Greeks could possess justice, because they had men differing from one another by many degrees: from the poor to the rich, from the humble to the powerful, from private persons to the highest authorities of kings. For where all people are not equally matched, there is not equity. And inequality of itself excludes justice–the whole force of which consists in this: that it makes those equal who have by an equal portion arrived at the condition of this life.

    Make sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss next week’s conclusion to this conversation.

    Click here for a full transcript of this conversation. Special thanks to Beth Tabor for making this transcript available.

    If you have a passage or topic you would like us to study, please send Wes an email or call and leave a short message at 707-238-2216. We may play your message on an upcoming episode of the Bible Study Podcast.



             



    Audio Book

    If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you might enjoy the audio version of Wes’ book, Beyond the Verse: What I Discovered Reading the Bible One Book at a Time. 

    And if you’re new to Audible and choose this book as your first book, you can listen to it for free!





    Logos Bible Software

    • 33 min
    Forgiveness and Reconciliation: What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?

    Forgiveness and Reconciliation: What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?

    On this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Travis and Wes discuss a listener’s question about the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Is there a difference? Wes walks through the parable of the Unforgiving Servant, which reminds us that when we have an opportunity to forgive, we are being given the chance to reenact the forgiveness Christ has given us.

    If you have a passage or topic you would like us to study, please send Wes an email or call and leave a short message at 707-238-2216. We may play your message on an upcoming episode of the Bible Study Podcast.

    Click here for the full transcript of this episode. Special thanks to Beth Tabor for transcribing for us.



             



    Audio Book

    If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you might enjoy the audio version of Wes’ book, Beyond the Verse: What I Discovered Reading the Bible One Book at a Time. 

    And if you’re new to Audible and choose this book as your first book, you can listen to it for free!





    Logos Bible Software

    You can help support this podcast by checking out Logos Bible Software. Logos has partnered with us to give our listeners a great discount. Just visit RadicallyChristian.com/logos.



    Connect:

    If you enjoyed the Radically Christian Bible Study podcast, be sure to check out:

    www.facebook.com/radicallychristian

    www.facebook.com/theccmr

    www.twitter.com/wesmcadams

    • 26 min
    Questions About Death: Where Do We Go and Is Cremation Wrong?

    Questions About Death: Where Do We Go and Is Cremation Wrong?

    On this episode of the Bible Study Podcast, Travis and Wes discuss two questions from listeners that both revolve around the issue of death and resurrection. If our bodies will be raised and transformed, is it wrong for a Christian to be cremated? Also, between death and resurrection, where do our spirits reside? Though these are sensitive questions, we pray you find encouragement and hope from this study.

    If you have a passage or topic you would like us to study, please send Wes an email or call and leave a short message at 707-238-2216. We may play your message on an upcoming episode of the Bible Study Podcast.

    Click here for the full transcript of this episode. Special thanks to Beth Tabor for transcribing the audio for us.



             



    Audio Book

    If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, you might enjoy the audio version of Wes’ book, Beyond the Verse: What I Discovered Reading the Bible One Book at a Time. 

    And if you’re new to Audible and choose this book as your first book, you can listen to it for free!





    Logos Bible Software

    You can help support this podcast by checking out Logos Bible Software. Logos has partnered with us to give our listeners a great discount. Just visit RadicallyChristian.com/logos.



    Connect:

    If you enjoyed the Radically Christian Bible Study podcast, be sure to check out:

    www.facebook.com/radicallychristian

    www.facebook.com/theccmr

    www.twitter.com/wesmcadams

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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203 Ratings

Memememenemmememe ,

Thank You!

I appreciate this podcast so much. I feel like I can trust Wes, and even though he doesn’t know me, he helps me understand and strengthen my faith as a relatively new Christian. Please never stop this podcast! It is helping more people than you know.

thvfbh ,

Not all true....

I’ve listened to this multiple times and each time I have my bible open near me. Every time Wes says a verse, I check it and most of the time it isn’t all true. I definitely encourage the people who listen to this to have a bible near by so that they can check verses, quotes and things that God our Heavenly Father said in the Bible.
When I first started listening to this, I took it one hundred percent, until a friend of mine pointed out a verse that Wes had said that wasn’t in the correct place.
I often find what Wes has to say offending as a black women. It’s very hard to find a good, honest bible study podcast now days...

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Outstanding Biblical Truths

Thank you for the guide through the Christian walk on this earth. The topics are all great listens. Thank you for preaching the word of God in the darkness.

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