The creators of BibleProject have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. A companion podcast to BibleProject videos found at bibleproject.com
The Dragon of Revelation – Chaos Dragon E18
The Revelation, the last scroll in the Bible, is an apocalyptic vision about the reordering of the entire cosmos. And like the conclusion of any good story, it brings together all the themes in the Bible, including the theme of the dragon. In this episode, Tim and Jon discuss the dragon in John’s Revelation.
The Dragon in Paul's Letters – Chaos Dragon E17
The biblical theme of the dragon is a way to think of a personal foe, the Satan, and an impersonal force—the relentless power that exerts itself over humanity and all of creation. In this episode, Tim and Jon look at how the Apostle Paul talked about death and disorder almost as if they were dragons, starting with Paul's letters to the Romans and the Corinthians.
The Only Way to Slay the Dragon – Chaos Dragon E16
The theme of the chaos dragon runs all through the story of the Bible—along with the biblical authors’ expectation of a coming king who will one day slay the dragon for good. That dragon-slaying king is Jesus, but the way he defeats the dragon is not what anyone expected. In this episode, Tim and Jon explore what it means to truly gain victory over the dragon.
A Human With Power Over the Dragon – Chaos Dragon E15
As we’ve traced the theme of the chaos dragon in the Bible, we’ve come to expect what the biblical authors expect: a dragon-slaying king to come. When the gospel authors introduce us to Jesus, they’re quick to show that Jesus is human, yet he wields power beyond what other humans possess. He triumphs over snake-like adversaries in the wilderness, subdues chaos waters with a word, and even has power over spiritual beings. In fact, Jesus does all the same things God himself does. In this episode, join Jon and Tim as they explore what it means for Jesus to be God’s anointed dragon-slaying king.
Daniel and the Four Monsters – Chaos Dragon E14
Daniel 7 describes an incredible, apocalyptic dream had by the prophet Daniel where he sees four chaos monsters oppressing the people of God. Just like the other dragon stories we've encountered in the Bible, Yahweh shows up in Daniel's vision as the ultimate dragon slayer—only this time, he's not alone. There's another human-like figure who comes riding in on the clouds to fight the dragon. In this episode, Jon and Tim explore the theme of the dragon in the scroll of Daniel.
Does the Dragon Sometimes Win? – Chaos Dragon E13
In the story of the Bible, the dragon is a recurring symbol of chaos, death, and destruction. The good news is, Yahweh is the dragon slayer, and he gives humans power over the dragon too. But in the Bible—and in our own lives—we can encounter stories like Job’s. The scroll of Job explores what happens when a righteous person, someone who should be experiencing God's Eden blessing, gets their life co-opted by the dragon instead. In this episode, join Tim and Jon as they explore the story of Job.
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For all those Bible lovers and seminarians this is a GREAT resource for scholarly information about the Bible. They do a great job of making it feel accessible and rich.
This podcast has changed the way I understand the Bible. I have been a believer for about half of my life. I started listening to this podcast just a few months ago and it has been life-changing for me. At this stage of my life, I have wrestled some with my purpose and how my life “fits” in the story of the Bible/within church and ministry. This podcast has helped me understand the Bible and the significance of its themes that begin in Genesis, climax in Jesus, and end in Revelation. It has inspired hope in my life and has invigorated my study of the Word. I feel that I am seeing it come to life again and also am seeing it’s significance in my own life. Thank you for your ministry, Dr. Tim Mackie and Jon.