51 episodes

The Church Grammar podcast engages theology and the church in a fresh way, centered on wide-ranging conversations with scholars and Bible teachers.

Church Grammar Brandon D. Smith

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 61 Ratings

The Church Grammar podcast engages theology and the church in a fresh way, centered on wide-ranging conversations with scholars and Bible teachers.

    Andrew Abernethy and Joshua Jipp on Messianic Theology

    Andrew Abernethy and Joshua Jipp on Messianic Theology

    This episode is a conversation with Dr. Andrew Abernethy (Wheaton College) and Dr. Joshua Jipp (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School). We discuss the Messiah in the OT and NT in general (4:00), divine and human expectations for the Messiah (16:30), modeling the NT authors' hermeneutics (51:00), and more. Buy Andy's and Josh's books.







    Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. Intro music: Purple Dinosaur by nobigdyl. Producer: Katie Larson. Episode sponsor: Lexham Press.







    Brandon D. Smith is Assistant Professor of Theology & New Testament at Cedarville University, Editorial Director for the Center for Baptist Renewal, and writes things. You can follow him on Twitter at @brandon_d_smith.







    *** This podcast is designed to discuss all sorts of topics from various points of view. Therefore, guests’ views do not always reflect the views of the host, his church, or his institution.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Thomas Schreiner on Bible Translations and Being a Translator

    Thomas Schreiner on Bible Translations and Being a Translator

    This episode is a conversation with Dr. Thomas Schreiner of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He returns to discuss the major revision of the HCSB to the CSB (5:55), how translators work through "formal" and "dynamic" renderings (10:28), how a translator tries to keep his/her presuppositions out of translation (26:10), what pastors should consider when choosing a translation (33:27), translation issues in developing language and culture (39:06), and more. Buy Tom's books.







    Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. Intro music: Purple Dinosaur by nobigdyl. Producer: Katie Larson. Episode sponsor: Lexham Press.







    Brandon D. Smith is Assistant Professor of Theology & New Testament at Cedarville University, Editorial Director for the Center for Baptist Renewal, and writes things. You can follow him on Twitter at @brandon_d_smith.







    *** This podcast is designed to discuss all sorts of topics from various points of view. Therefore, guests’ views do not always reflect the views of the host, his church, or his institution.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Madison Pierce on New Testament Theology and 100 Other Topics

    Madison Pierce on New Testament Theology and 100 Other Topics

    This episode is a conversation with Dr. Madison Pierce of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She returns to discuss first jobs (3:20), a "slow round" on books that shaped our scholarship, missing Texas, and favorite movies (12:00), Madison's ETS paper on the Trinity in Hebrews (25:55), interpreting Revelation (33:40), a second "slow round" on what other areas of scholarship we would like to study, the authorship of Hebrews and Johannine literature, and favorite sports teams (46:50), frustrations with the PhD process (59:50), and more. Buy Madison's books.







    Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. Intro music: Purple Dinosaur by nobigdyl. Producer: Katie Larson. Episode sponsor: Lexham Press.







    Brandon D. Smith is Assistant Professor of Theology & New Testament at Cedarville University, Editorial Director for the Center for Baptist Renewal, and writes things. You can follow him on Twitter at @brandon_d_smith.







    *** This podcast is designed to discuss all sorts of topics from various points of view. Therefore, guests’ views do not always reflect the views of the host, his church, or his institution.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Evangelicals and Premodern Exegesis

    Evangelicals and Premodern Exegesis

    This episode is a short talk based on my recent piece over at Mere Orthodoxy, "In Defense of Premodern Exegesis," where I lay out the fundamentals of premodern exegesis and how evangelicals can employ their method.







    Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. Intro music: Purple Dinosaur by nobigdyl. Producer: Katie Larson. Episode sponsor: Lexham Press.







    Brandon D. Smith is Assistant Professor of Theology & New Testament at Cedarville University, Editorial Director for the Center for Baptist Renewal, and writes things. You can follow him on Twitter at @brandon_d_smith.







    *** This podcast is designed to discuss all sorts of topics from various points of view. Therefore, guests’ views do not always reflect the views of the host, his church, or his institution.

    • 14 min
    Richard Bauckham on Christology and Jesus's Eyewitnesses (Repost)

    Richard Bauckham on Christology and Jesus's Eyewitnesses (Repost)

    This episode is a repost of our conversation with Dr. Richard Bauckham. We discuss becoming a scholar (2:04), early Christology (7:50), the theology of the Book of Revelation (15:10), the testimony of Jesus's eyewitnesses (24:37), the city of Magdala (37:15), poetry (46:26), and more. Buy Richard's books.







    Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. Intro music: Purple Dinosaur by nobigdyl.







    Brandon D. Smith is Assistant Professor of Theology & New Testament at Cedarville University, Editorial Director for the Center for Baptist Renewal, and writes things. You can follow him on Twitter at @brandon_d_smith.







    *** This podcast is designed to discuss all sorts of topics from various points of view. Therefore, guests’ views do not always reflect the views of the host, his church, or his institution.

    • 47 min
    Steven Duby on Divine Simplicity, Christology, and Theological Knowledge

    Steven Duby on Divine Simplicity, Christology, and Theological Knowledge

    This episode is a conversation with Dr. Steven Duby of Grand Canyon University. We discuss divine simplicity (2:28), Trinitarian analogies and metaphors (9:34), Christology's place in theology proper (17:45), and Thomas Aquinas on theological knowledge (27:35).







    Church Grammar is presented by B&H Academic and the Christian Standard Bible. Intro music: Purple Dinosaur by nobigdyl. Producer: Katie Larson.







    Brandon D. Smith is Assistant Professor of Theology & New Testament at Cedarville University, Editorial Director for the Center for Baptist Renewal, and writes things. You can follow him on Twitter at @brandon_d_smith.







    *** This podcast is designed to discuss all sorts of topics from various points of view. Therefore, guests’ views do not always reflect the views of the host, his church, or his institution.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Hogfan123 ,

Great Podcast

Brandon asks excellent questions and is a very good interviewer. He has an inviting posture that creates good dialogue even when the guests disagree on an issue. Also thanks for introducing me to nobigdyl.

SWHam1966 ,

Too much banter at the beginning of each podcast

Your topics are generally very good and helpful, but I really could do without 10 minutes of gratuitous banter and discussion of your favorite sports teams, etc., that goes on for way too long at the beginning of episodes. There’s nothing wrong with having a few minutes of friendly conversation to introduce your guest and orient your audience to the day’s topic, but the rest is unnecessary and probably a turn-off for at least a portion of your potential audience that is otherwise interested in the theological content. I do appreciate what you’re doing with the latter.

ryan54ol ,

Fantastic interviews for Bible nerds/scholars

I have so much fun listening to this podcast. Brandon is a great interviewer and his guests are top notch. Can’t wait to hear more episodes of this podcast.

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