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Listen in to Radically Normal, where college students Andrei Garcia and Michael Betrus explore theology and conduct interviews.

    #98 - Biblical Community w/ Friends of the Radically Normal Podcast

    #98 - Biblical Community w/ Friends of the Radically Normal Podcast

    Today we wrap up season 4 with a special episode about biblical community, joined by our best friends, Dane Rosenbaum and Grant Rhines!


     


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    • 25 min
    #97 - The New Eden, Erected (Ex. 35-40)

    #97 - The New Eden, Erected (Ex. 35-40)

    Finishing our journey through Exodus, we talk about the construction of the tabernacle, concluding with the glorious end to the book of Exodus in chapter 40.


     


    In our 13th and final episode in the book of Exodus, we chat about Ex. 35-40:


    The Sabbath, again

    An abundance of freewill offerings

    An overview of chapters 36-37 with a focus on the cherubim & lampstand

    Looking at 38:21 — the records of the tabernacle

    “as the Lord had commanded in Moses” in ch. 39

    The focus on obedience, a direct contrast to ch. 32

    Is the end to Exodus odd? Are the golden calf idolatry and chapters 32-34 randomly thrown in the middle, or is the order here the correct order?

    40:2 — when are these dates? When did everything happen and how long has it been?

    Israel’s joy in God’s presence

    Short season recap


     


    Helpful Resources on Exodus:


    Exodus commentary by Douglas Stuart (intermediate/advanced)

    Exodus For You commentary by Tim Chester (devotional/introductory)

    Exodus commentary by Peter Enns (intermediate)

    The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (W. Ross Blackburn) — see episode #70 for our interview w/ Dr. Blackburn!


     


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    • 24 min
    #96 - Israel’s Fall & God’s Glorious Grace (Ex. 32-34)

    #96 - Israel’s Fall & God’s Glorious Grace (Ex. 32-34)

    Continuing our journey through Exodus, in today’s episode we jump into the well-known story in which Israel builds a golden calf—and what follows. Exodus 32-34 is a section of the book that is actually central to understanding who God is and the story of the entire Old Testament.  


     


    In our 12th episode in the book of Exodus, we chat about Ex. 32-34:


    Taking a turn from Ex. 1-31

    Idol/god, idols/gods: is the golden calf meant to be a separate god or (still sinfully) a physical representation of Yahweh?

    A freewill offering for idolatry

    The significance of a calf

    Syncretism & how bad theology leads to immorality + bad ethics

    Moses’ intercession: the content & efficacy

    Moses appeals to God’s glory & character

    False worship & Aaron’s bad leadership

    Moses’ offer—substitutionary atonement

    The true blessing for Israel: God’s presence going with them

    The glory of Yahweh: His goodness & name

    The importance of 34:6-7

    Covenant renewal & God’s jealousy

    The fading glow on Moses’ face & 2 Cor. 3


     


    Join us this season for a journey through Exodus (every Monday) and some incredible interview guests (every other Thursday).


     


    Helpful Resources on Exodus:


    Exodus commentary by Douglas Stuart (intermediate/advanced)

    Exodus For You commentary by Tim Chester (devotional/introductory)

    Exodus commentary by Peter Enns (intermediate)

    The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (W. Ross Blackburn) — see episode #70 for our interview w/ Dr. Blackburn!


     


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    • 39 min
    #95 - The New Adam in the New Eden (Ex. 28-31)

    #95 - The New Adam in the New Eden (Ex. 28-31)

    In today’s episode we dive into another often-overlooked section of Exodus in which the Lord provides instructions for Israel’s priests—mediators before God on behalf of the people. We close with chapter 31, where there is an outpouring of the Spirit for the work to be done and more words from the Lord on the Sabbath.


     


    ** We apologize for some audio quality issues.


     


    In our 11th episode in the book of Exodus, we chat about Ex. 28-31:


    The priests’ garments & the ephod

    Connections with the material & colors seen in the tabernacle

    The breastpiece of 28:15-30

    The Urim & Thummim

    Israel represented by the priest

    The consecration of the priests—cleansing, anointing, offerings

    Suggestion for Bible reading: connect the offerings to the NT!

    Seven days symbolism (29:30, 35)

    The holiness of God & the priests

    The entire point summarized in 29:43-46—God dwelling with His people

    The altar, tax, oil, & incense

    Oholiab & Bezalel—the giving of the Spirit

    The Sabbath


     


    Join us this season for a journey through Exodus (every Monday) and some incredible interview guests (every other Thursday).


     


    Helpful Resources on Exodus:


    Exodus commentary by Douglas Stuart (intermediate/advanced)

    Exodus For You commentary by Tim Chester (devotional/introductory)

    Exodus commentary by Peter Enns (intermediate)

    The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (W. Ross Blackburn) — see episode #70 for our interview w/ Dr. Blackburn!


     


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    • 34 min
    #94 - Caffeine & Sugar to the Glory of God w/ David Mathis

    #94 - Caffeine & Sugar to the Glory of God w/ David Mathis

    Perhaps our most unique episode?! Today’s interview is with David Mathis, who is the executive editor for desiringGod.org, a pastor at Cities Church, and an author. We talk to David about how to biblically approach our consumption of caffeine and sugar—based on two articles he has written:


     


    God Caffeinated His World: Coffee, Tea, and Soda to the Glory of Christ


    What is Sweeter Than Honey? A Little Theology of Sugar


     


    David’s Recommended Resources:


    Donald Macleod, The Person of Christ

    Maximus the Confessor (such as On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ)


     


    Other Radically Normal interviews:


    Bearing God’s Name w/ Dr. Carmen Imes (#91)

    The Book of Revelation w/ Dr. Tom Schreiner (#87)


    On Tour w/ Caroline Cobb (#84)

    Union with Christ w/ Kyle Worley (#81)

    Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits w/ Dr. Ashley Hales (#76)

    The Importance of Deuteronomy w/ Dr. Kyong-Jin Lee (#73)

    The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus w/ Dr. W. Ross Blackburn (#70)

    The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self w/ Dr. Carl Trueman (#67)

    Religious Liberty for All w/ Dr. Andrew Walker (#64)

    Freedom from Sin w/ John Elmore (#61)

    God’s Glory Above the Clouds w/ Captain Dan Griffin (#53)

    Hebrews 11 & Working to God’s Glory w/ Trillia Newbell (#38)

    Courage, Integrity & the Future w/ Dr. Russell Moore (#32)

    Apologetics & Theology w/ Dr. Gavin Ortlund (#26)

    The Ascension of Christ w/ Dr. Patrick Schreiner (#23)

    Interview w/ Pastor Tommy Nelson (#14)

    Interview w/ College Pastor Nate Hilgenkamp (#12)

    Interview w/ OU Baseball Coach Britt Bonneau (#4)


     


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    • 36 min
    #93 - Diving into the New Eden (Ex. 25-27)

    #93 - Diving into the New Eden (Ex. 25-27)

    In today’s episode we dive into an often-overlooked section of Exodus in which the Lord provides instructions for Israel to build the tabernacle—where God will dwell amongst His people.  


     


    In our tenth episode in the book of Exodus, we chat about Ex. 25-27:


    A willingness to give & the use of riches from Egypt

    Episode #44 on God’s presence

    The tabernacle as a new Eden

    The ark of the covenant & the holiness of God

    The mercy seat—integral to the sacrifices & Lev. 16

    The cherubim “gazing” toward the mercy seat

    The table & the lampstand + symbolism: the tree of life

    The curtains & the framing of the tabernacle

    A potential connection between our text here & Rev. 18:16

    Andrei’s investigation into acacia wood

    The cherubim “guarding” the way into the presence of God

    A change in substance (to bronze) as we move away from the Most Holy Place

    The bronze altar & Yahweh’s camp in the midst of the people

    The courtyard & the hangings around the enclosure

    The oil & the light: Yahweh is always present & reigning


     


    Join us this season for a journey through Exodus (every Monday) and some incredible interview guests (every other Thursday).


     


    Helpful Resources on Exodus:


    Exodus commentary by Douglas Stuart (intermediate/advanced)

    Exodus For You commentary by Tim Chester (devotional/introductory)

    Exodus commentary by Peter Enns (intermediate)

    The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (W. Ross Blackburn) — see episode #70 for our interview w/ Dr. Blackburn!


     


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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