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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 (or even -1) and continue in order through episode 204. Beyond that, we explore new topics, revisit old topics, and dive deeper into practical ways of living out the things we have learned together.
BEMA Discipleship is a ministry of Impact Campus Ministries.

The BEMA Podcast BEMA Discipleship

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 3.6K 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 (or even -1) and continue in order through episode 204. Beyond that, we explore new topics, revisit old topics, and dive deeper into practical ways of living out the things we have learned together.
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

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3.6K Ratings

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Never have I ever seen a podcast that radically changed my life like this one. I’ll never read the Bible the same or even think the same because my eyes have been opened to the beauty of ancient thought and tradition that predates the scholarship that I held on to so tightly that had no real foundation.

Thank you all for giving us such an amazing tool to grow in the Lord

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Grateful

I’m thankful for the teachings here at BEMA! As I make my way through the episodes, I see the ways God is shaping my understanding of Him, His purposes, His invitation to partner with Him, and His love for His people. Thanks guys for all you do for your listeners. Your work matters.

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Love this podcast and now I love the bible!

I have been a bible reader for many years but never fully grasped how beautiful it is until I started listening to this podcast. I've been through the first five seasons twice now and have learned more from their podcasts that I ever did in my entire Catholic / Christian upbringing. Please keep making these podcasts!

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