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My name is Michael LeFebvre, and I think the Bible is beautiful. This podcast is somewhere between art appreciation and devotional meditation, as I explore both the literary and the theological beauty of various passages in the Bible.

The Bible is Beautiful Michael LeFebvre

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My name is Michael LeFebvre, and I think the Bible is beautiful. This podcast is somewhere between art appreciation and devotional meditation, as I explore both the literary and the theological beauty of various passages in the Bible.

    The Beauty of Esther: Comedy as a Ministry of Faith

    The Beauty of Esther: Comedy as a Ministry of Faith

    The book of Esther is the only book in the Bible that never mentions God. It is also (like Jonah) among a handful of comedies in the Bible. Those two features make Esther one of the most fascinating portions of Scripture. This episode originated as a written article for The Biblical Mind online magazine, entitled, “The Story of Esther as Redemptive Humor in the Bible: When God Lets Us in on the Joke of Empire.” You can find the text version of the article at the following link.

    https://hebraicthought.org/esther-redemptive-humor-in-the-bible/

    • 14 min
    Psalms (Part 2): The Joyful Parade of Psalm 150

    Psalms (Part 2): The Joyful Parade of Psalm 150

    This series explore the entire book of Psalms in just two episodes. Psalm 1 introduces the entire book. And Psalm 150 sums it all up. By exploring the pictures, the sounds, and the beauty of these two psalms, the usefulness and power of the entire book is opened before us. This episode examines Psalm 150, and the joyful parade it introduces.

    • 13 min
    Psalms (Part 1): The Happy Person of Psalm 1

    Psalms (Part 1): The Happy Person of Psalm 1

    This series explore the entire book of Psalms in just two episodes. Psalm 1 introduces the entire book. And Psalm 150 sums it all up. By exploring the pictures, the sounds, and the beauty of these two psalms, the usefulness and power of the entire book is opened before us. This episode examines Psalm 1, and the happy person it introduces.

    • 11 min
    Jonah (Part 6): The Song of Jonah - Conclusion

    Jonah (Part 6): The Song of Jonah - Conclusion

    Did you know that the book of Jonah is actually a comedy? Through a series of role reversals and ironies that make us laugh, the book opens our heart with humor to its serious lesson: God’s call to love our enemies. In this six part series on the book of Jonah, we explore the humor and conviction of this ancient piece of comedy. The sixth episode completes the series with reflections on the Song of Jonah (Jonah 2:2-9), the literary and theological heart of the book.

    • 12 min
    Jonah (Part 5): Jonah and the Worm

    Jonah (Part 5): Jonah and the Worm

    Did you know that the book of Jonah is actually a comedy? Through a series of role reversals and ironies that make us laugh, the book opens our heart with humor to its serious lesson: God’s call to love our enemies. In this six part series on the book of Jonah, we explore the humor and conviction of this ancient piece of comedy. The fifth episode examines Jonah’s encounter with a worm, and his final lesson on God’s love (Jonah 4:1-11).

    • 9 min
    Jonah (Part 4): Jonah in the Desert

    Jonah (Part 4): Jonah in the Desert

    Did you know that the book of Jonah is actually a comedy? Through a series of role reversals and ironies that make us laugh, the book opens our heart with humor to its serious lesson: God’s call to love our enemies. In this six part series on the book of Jonah, we explore the humor and conviction of this ancient piece of comedy. The fourth episode follows Jonah’s journey to Nineveh in the desert (Jonah 3:1-10).

    • 12 min

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