258 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 • 2.1K 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.

    254: John — A Wedding and Some Housekeeping

    254: John — A Wedding and Some Housekeeping

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings continuing the journey through the Gospel of John with the wedding at Cana and the clearing of the temple courts.
    BEMA 79: Silent Years — Zealots
    BEMA 224: The Chosen S1E5 — “The Wedding Gift”
    The Jewish Annotated New Testament by Oxford University Press (NRSV)
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    • 39 min
    253: John — Come and See

    253: John — Come and See

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings continue the journey through the Gospel of John with the testimony of John the Baptist and Jesus’s call to his first disciples.
    Targum — Wikipedia
    Creation Series: John 1 — BibleProject
    In the Beginning: John 1 — BibleProject Podcast
    BEMA 78: Silent Years — Essenes
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    • 41 min
    252: John — What’s in a Logos?

    252: John — What’s in a Logos?

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings start a verse-by-verse journey through the Gospel of John, beginning with a discussion about how John introduces us to Jesus.
    Reading the Gospel of John Through Palestinian Eyes by Yohanna Katanacho
    The Fifth Gospel: Interview with Gary Burge — GTI Tours Podcast #4
    Why Context Matters: Interview with Dr. Gary Burge — GTI Tours Podcast #45
    Interpreting the Gospel of John by Gary M. Burge
    Publications of Gary M. Burge
    BEMA 87: John — Grafted
    Word Pictures by Brian Godawa
    Zondervan Archaeological Study Bible
    John 1 in the New English Translation
    NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible
    Heart and Mind by Alexander John Shaia
    John 1–12 — BibleProject
    John 13–21 — BibleProject
    Creation Series: John 1 — BibleProject
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    • 38 min
    251: John Roberts — A Griever’s Guide to Life

    251: John Roberts — A Griever’s Guide to Life

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are joined by special guest John Roberts to discuss his book, A Griever’s Guide to Life.
    A Griever’s Guide to Life by John McNeely Roberts
    “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire — YouTube
    Home Video: La Paz, Bolivia Vol. 1 — Olivia Roberts, YouTube
    “Not for Me to Say” by Johnny Mathis — YouTube
    B-Olivia Library
    John’s family in 2015 | Olivia in 2016
    Special Guest: John Roberts.
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    • 49 min
    250: The Chosen S1E0 — “The Shepherd”

    250: The Chosen S1E0 — “The Shepherd”

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings go back to where it all started for The Chosen, reviewing what essentially became the pilot episode. “The Shepherd” was created as a short film for Dallas’s church in 2017 and took off like a wildfire.
    The Chosen
    The Chosen (TV Series) — Wikipedia
    The Chosen (2017 TV Series) — IMDb
    The Nativity Story (2006 film)
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    • 38 min
    249: Michael Burns — Escaping the Beast

    249: Michael Burns — Escaping the Beast

    Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are joined by Michael Burns, a teaching minister in the Two Cities Church in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He taught high school history in the central city of Milwaukee for nearly ten years before graduating from Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a national and international biblical teacher at churches, schools of mission, and workshops. He has authored many books, including Crossing the Line; All Things to All People; and Escaping the Beast. Michael and his wife, MyCresha, have two adult sons.
    Marty on the All Things to All People Podcast with Michael Burns
    Marty’s Sasquatch GIF
    Escaping the Beast by Michael Burns
    Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw
    Crossing the Line by Michael Burns
    All Things to All People by Michael Burns
    All Things to All People Podcast
    Michael Burns Teaching Ministry Website
    Special Guest: Michael Burns.
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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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