384 episodes

The BEMA Podcast is a walk-through of the context of the Bible and the Text itself, as well as surrounding history. We deconstruct our common readings of the Bible and attempt to reconstruct them through the lens of historical context.
The main body of work is contained in Seasons 1–5, and we encourage you to start with episode 0 and continue in order through episode 204.
BEMA Discipleship is a ministry of Impact Campus Ministries.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 3.4K Ratings

The BEMA Podcast is a walk-through of the context of the Bible and the Text itself, as well as surrounding history. We deconstruct our common readings of the Bible and attempt to reconstruct them through the lens of historical context.
The main body of work is contained in Seasons 1–5, and we encourage you to start with episode 0 and continue in order through episode 204.
BEMA Discipleship is a ministry of Impact Campus Ministries.

    361: Session 8 Intro

    361: Session 8 Intro

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings return to “Ordinary Time” on the podcast and prepare for some fresh studies of the Text.
    BEMA 190: Session 4 Capstone
    BEMA News & Events
    Impact Campus Ministries
    BEMA Discord
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    • 49 min
    362: Isaiah — Prophetic Pathos

    362: Isaiah — Prophetic Pathos

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are with Reed Dent to begin a journey deep into the prophecy of Isaiah by considering what we can learn from Abraham Joshua Heschel about the prophetic pathos.
    The Prophets by Abraham Joshua Heschel
    Isaiah: History — Reed Dent, Campus Christian Fellowship
    A Collision or (3+4=7) by David Crowder*Band
    Collected Poems of W. H. Auden (see Part IX)
    Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy
    NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
    “I Have a Dream” (Martin Luther King Jr. speech) — Wikipedia
    “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” (Martin Luther King Jr. speech) — Wikipedia
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    • 56 min
    363: Isaiah — Prophetic Imagination

    363: Isaiah — Prophetic Imagination

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are back with Reed Dent to continue the introduction to the prophecy of Isaiah and consider Walter Brueggemann’s ideas about the prophetic imagination.
    The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann
    “What Prophecy Is For” — BibleProject Podcast
    Thought of the Day: Prophetic Imagination — Marty Solomon, YouTube
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    • 50 min
    364: Isaiah — Opening Provocations

    364: Isaiah — Opening Provocations

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings journey into the text of Isaiah, hearing the call of a father to his stubborn children.
    The Ache for Meaning by Tommy Brown
    The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter
    BEMA 51: 1 Isaiah — Vineyard
    Isaiah: Holy, Holy, Holy — Derrick Rohr, Campus Christian Fellowship
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    • 53 min
    365: Isaiah — Prophet vs. Wizard Priests

    365: Isaiah — Prophet vs. Wizard Priests

    Brent Billings, Elle Grover Fricks, and Josh Bossé dig a little deeper into the cultural context of Isaiah 6.
    “Isaiah's Impure Lips and Their Purification in Light of Akkadian Sources” by Victor (Avigdor) Hurowitz — JSTOR
    Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria by Lewis Spence
    Bārû — Wikipedia
    Bāru (Mesopotamian priest) — Britannica
    Bārûtu — Wikipedia
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    366: Isaiah — Let the Man Cook!

    366: Isaiah — Let the Man Cook!

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings venture further into Isaiah and the days of Ahaz to see God’s invitation to trust the story—and warnings for what might happen if that invitation is not accepted.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

melissamcf ,

Has opened my eyes

I can't say enough good things. I am learning more in this podcast than I ever have about the Bible. It is absolutely fascinating. I find myself turning it on while I'm driving or working or cleaning ... am I'm always amazed at learning things I never knew. I love the idea of reading God's word in the context of the time it was written, from an eastern perspective, and how he encourages you to ask questions instead of just glossing over those things that stand out as odd.

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What a Gift!

Honestly, you rarely find groups of people willing to partner with you to study the *entire* Bible. This podcast has been such a gift and enlightening me. I recommend it to anyone who will listen.

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Perspective check

I ran into a clip of Marty on the Bible app, and I am so glad I came and started listening to this podcast. It has truly been life changing and broadening of perspective. I enjoy listening to this podcast every night, and I am learning so much. Helping to connect the dots to things I never even thought of thinking. Love it!

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