110 episodes

Geocaching Scripture – tiny treasures in the big truth. Exegesis brought to you by the last kids picked for kickball. History, language, cultural background, context, church history—let’s crack open the smallest detail and see what’s there. It’s deep dives into a shot glass—one story, just a few verses, even one word—ain’t no treasures like these treasures.

Podcast about theology, bible study, scripture study, Christianity, Christian theology, exegesis, Old Testament, New Testament

Geocaching Scripture Josh McDonald

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

Geocaching Scripture – tiny treasures in the big truth. Exegesis brought to you by the last kids picked for kickball. History, language, cultural background, context, church history—let’s crack open the smallest detail and see what’s there. It’s deep dives into a shot glass—one story, just a few verses, even one word—ain’t no treasures like these treasures.

Podcast about theology, bible study, scripture study, Christianity, Christian theology, exegesis, Old Testament, New Testament

    Paul's Captive Audience, Ephesians 6:10-18

    Paul's Captive Audience, Ephesians 6:10-18

    Paul was writing from prison...again. During this time, he was chained to a succession of Roman special forces guards in full armor. As he scribed away in the dark corner, he simply looked around and came up with his most famous metaphor. We talk ancient prisons, Roman correctional practices, and the fact that the armor of God included no pants.

    • 12 min
    The Teeth of History, Daniel 6:14-23

    The Teeth of History, Daniel 6:14-23

    Let's look at one of the childhood classics: Daniel looking a little nervous, circled by hungry lions showing off their teeth and rib cages. This story, and many like it, are often dismissed early on as ahistorical – the narrative resonates, but there's no history behind it. But let's look closer. Let's look at Ancient Near Eastern history and the lion hunts staged by rulers, just like King Darius. Again, the history is waiting for us, and plays an important role in our faith. This and an informative discussion about flannel-graph.

    • 21 min
    Hometown Jesus, Mark 6:1-3

    Hometown Jesus, Mark 6:1-3

    Jesus goes back to his hometown. The people have trouble with the paradigm shift of who Jesus was to Who Jesus actually is: "We've known you since small times." We talk about our own personal trouble with this paradigm shift, and how it's hard to see things from a God's eye view. That and apparently Rick wasn't very good at kickball..? 

    • 14 min
    To Galilee...eventually, Matthew 28:5-10

    To Galilee...eventually, Matthew 28:5-10

    Tell my brothers to go to Galilee. Jesus gives some very simple directions after the extremely unsimple event of the resurrection. Yet the disciples can't quite figure out how to follow. Fear? Disbelief? Disobedience? Yep, probably all those. We'll look at this extremely slow trip to Galilee in our latest episode.

    • 15 min
    Jesus Asleep at the Wheel?! Mark 4:35-41

    Jesus Asleep at the Wheel?! Mark 4:35-41

    Have you ever been in a really bad storm? The kind where you wonder if the house might blow away or a flood might carry you off? The disciples were in the midst of a brutal storm that night and they go to find the one guy who's supposed to be in charge – and He's taking a nap! Let's dig into this story, and the delicious details throughout and see if we can't figure out why Jesus was – apparently – snoozing on the job.

    • 15 min
    You are a Daughter, Mark 5:21-43

    You are a Daughter, Mark 5:21-43

    We look at the story within a story of Mark 5 – the raising of Jairus's daughter and the woman with the issue of blood. The detail that connects them is the number 12. Mark seems to draw an analogy between this woman lost to her community and this girl lost to life. "You are a daughter" – Jesus speaks these life-altering words of resurrection and restoration. Tune in.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

mcdjoshua ,

Yes!

An interesting, light-hearted Podcast where I learn something new about the Bible each episode. Josh takes heady theological topics and makes them accessible for us all!

The Bartian ,

Randomly Hilarious!

Such a unique approach to reading Scripture. Well done.

Iron Michael Carl ,

Excellent!

I love how much you laugh while reading the Bible.

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