169 episodes

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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 262 Ratings

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.

    What Does Genesis 9:20-27 Mean? (The Sin of Ham & Curse of Canaan)

    What Does Genesis 9:20-27 Mean? (The Sin of Ham & Curse of Canaan)

    What does Genesis 9:20-27 mean? What was Ham’s sin and why was his son, Canaan, cursed because of Ham’s sin? The story begins in Genesis 9:20-22, which says, “Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside.” Because of this sin, Ham’s son, Canaan, is cursed by Noah. What is going on in this story?







    In this Bible study, Wes and special guest, Dr. Thomas Jackson, discuss Genesis 9:20-27. Some of the most popular interpretations of this passage are voyeurism, homosexual assault, and even castration. Dr. Jackson suggests a different interpretation. To support this interpretation, Dr. Jackson compares the words and events from Genesis 9 to some of the sexual laws in Leviticus 18 and 20.







    This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is part of the, “What Does This Passage Mean?” series. During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.















    Other passages considered in this Bible study:







    * Leviticus 18:6-10* Leviticus 20:17-21* Genesis 19:30-37* 2 Samuel 16:20-23















    Links and Resources:







    Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube







    Transcript: Full Transcipt of This Episode







    Video: Dr. Jackson’s “Interpreting Difficult Passages” Lesson







    Article: Noah’s Nakedness – Patheos.com

    • 51 min
    What Does Hebrews 6:4-6? (Impossible to Restore)

    What Does Hebrews 6:4-6? (Impossible to Restore)

    What does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean? The passage says, “For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.” Does this mean it is impossible for people to be saved if they fall away from Christ? Were those who fall away ever saved? How should we understand and apply this warning?







    In this Bible study, Wes McAdams and special guest, Jacob Rutledge, discuss Hebrews 6:4-6 in its context. What is the major theme of Hebrews? How does this passage relate to that theme? What was the author trying to accomplish with this warning?







    We hope this Bible study encourages us all to, “Lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2).







    This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is part of the, “What Does This Passage Mean?” series. During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.















    Links and Resources:







    * Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube* Read: Full Transcript of This Episode (Special Thanks to Beth Tabor)* Blog: What I Noticed When I Read Hebrews* Video: Morning Devotional on Hebrews 6:4-8

    • 50 min
    What Does 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Mean? (Women Keep Silent?)

    What Does 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Mean? (Women Keep Silent?)

    What does 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean? Paul wrote, “The women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.” Does Paul mean that women should not talk to others when the church gathers together? Is it not okay for women to sing in the church? What does this passage mean?







    In this Bible study, Wes McAdams and special guest, Steven Cuffle, discuss 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 in its context. What was worship like in the Corinthian church? What sort of behavior was Paul trying to correct? Besides women, who else did Paul tell to be silent?







    We hope this Bible study encourages us all to, “Strive to excel in building up the church” (1 Corinthians 14:12).







    This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is part of the, “What Does This Passage Mean?” series. During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.















    Links and Resources:







    * Download the transcript of this episode (Special thanks to Beth Tabor)* Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube* Podcast: “The Roles of Men and Women in the Bible” (Part One)* Podcast: “The Roles of Men and Women in the Bible” (Part Two)

    • 50 min
    What Does 2 Corinthians 6:14 Mean? (Unequally Yoked)

    What Does 2 Corinthians 6:14 Mean? (Unequally Yoked)

    What does 2 Corinthians 6:14 mean, “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” What is the context of 2 Corinthians 6:14? What did Paul mean when he wrote this to the Corinthian church? And how can Christians apply these words to our lives today?







    In this Bible study, Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley consider the overall theme of 2 Corinthians, Paul’s defense of his apostleship. And how that theme applies to 2 Corinthians 6:14. They also consider other things Paul wrote about associating with unbelievers:







    * Did Paul expect Christians to cut all ties with unbelievers? * Was it ok for a Christian to be married to an unbeliever? * Was it ok for Christians to have unbelieving friends?







    We hope this Bible study encourages us all to, “cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1).







    This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is part of the, “What Does This Passage Mean?” series. During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.















    Links and Resources:







    * Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube* Book: Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller* Book: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt* Article: What I Noticed When I Read 2 Corinthians

    • 56 min
    What Does 1 Timothy 2:15 Mean? (Saved Through Childbearing)

    What Does 1 Timothy 2:15 Mean? (Saved Through Childbearing)

    What does 1 Timothy 2:15 mean when it says, “She will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control”? What does childbearing have to do with being saved?







    In order to understand 1 Timothy 2:15, we must consider Paul’s train of thought throughout the book of 1 Timothy. We have to understand some of the problems that existed in Ephesus, when Paul wrote this letter to Timothy. As well as the primary themes of the book. The fifth chapter seems to be particularly helpful in understanding Paul’s thoughts in 1 Timothy 2:15. Additionally, the books of Titus and 2 Timothy can also help us understand what Paul may have meant by, “Saved through childbearing.”







    This Bible study will challenge everyone to, “Lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” (1 Timothy 2:2).







    This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is the first in a series, “What Does This Passage Mean?” During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.















    Links and Resources:







    Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube

    • 51 min
    Race and Racism (Hope for the Future of the Church)

    Race and Racism (Hope for the Future of the Church)

    Our culture’s history of slavery, segregation, racism, bigotry has caused deep wounds and divides. Some progress has been made in healing those divides. How much progress, is a matter of much debate. After the 2020 killing of George Floyd, discussions about race and racism became top-of-mind for many of us. And Christians are struggling to navigate our current reality well.







    About This Series: There are a lot of things about our current situation that makes people nervous. Especially when we look to the future, we can be very anxious about wondering what the future holds for the church. But there are also plenty of reasons to be hopeful.







    About This Episode: Wes McAdams and Benjamin Lee discuss the cycles of racial empathy, anger, division, and apathy that plague the church. Is it possible for the church to work through years of division and hurt? Is it possible for the church to show the world how a multi-ethnic community can flourish?







    About Our Guest: Benjamin Lee has been preaching the gospel since 2001. After working for eight years for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and preaching part-time, Benjamin decided to devote his life to preaching the gospel in 2009.







    Benjamin began working with the West Main Church of Christ in Lewisville Texas on March 1, 2018. He and his wife Nikki have been married for 17 years. They have a 10-year-old son named Joshua. Benjamin is passionate about faith, family, fitness, and food. He has had the opportunity to preach and teach in Africa, Mexico, and throughout the U.S. You can find his sermons, blogs, books, coaching cohorts, and I Can Do Podcast at www.benjaminlee.blog. He can be reached via email at benjaminlee1@pm.me.















    Links and Resources:







    Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube







    Article: How Does the Bible Define Race?







    Video: Having Better Conversations About Race and Racism







    Article: Is Preaching the Gospel Enough to Defeat Racism?







    Video: One Race or Many? A Gospel-Centered Approach to Unity

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

BeepBeep354 ,

So encouraging

I can not recommend this podcast enough. I deeply appreciate Wes’ honest look at Scripture- wherever that takes him. In my opinion, he is a very needed voice in the church.

Buckeye_Monster ,

Love the concept not the execution

Didn’t know Wes had a podcast so I was excited to subscribe, I had only ever read your articles and loved a lot of them. Listened to only the most recent episode on gender. It was very interesting until the suggestion that the church should have partnered with the #MeToo movement. I can be sympathetic to the idea you don’t understand the core values of such a movement because on the surface they propose to stand for women who have suffered. But they are a worldly organization that comes with baggage from the kingdom of sin as you put it and I don’t think the church should attach themselves to any such organization regardless of political leanings. Really pretty disappointed, from one member of Christ’s body to another

hanksucks ,

Great show!

It’s great to see The Church Of Christ has a voice through podcasts. So many false prophets out there, it’s great to see and hear the truth being preached through shows like this one!

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