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From Hyde Park United Methodist Church, comes the Bible Project 2020, a journey to reading the Bible without fear or frustration. Each week you'll hear an interview with a pastor or expert about the Bible, going from Genesis through to Revelation. Subscribe here: http://www.buzzsprout.com/735635 Find out more at http://BibleProject2020.com

The Bible Project 2020 Hyde Park United Methodist

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 122 Ratings

From Hyde Park United Methodist Church, comes the Bible Project 2020, a journey to reading the Bible without fear or frustration. Each week you'll hear an interview with a pastor or expert about the Bible, going from Genesis through to Revelation. Subscribe here: http://www.buzzsprout.com/735635 Find out more at http://BibleProject2020.com

    Episode 58 // Finale // Your Hosts

    Episode 58 // Finale // Your Hosts

    For our Finale, your hosts through the year, Mat, Nikki, and Monica come together for a year in review. Listen for a personal take on the project from your hosts.

    Thank you for journeying with us for the Bible Project 2020!
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    • 26 min
    Episode 57 // Revelation // Dr. Joseph Trafton

    Episode 57 // Revelation // Dr. Joseph Trafton

     On this week’s episode, Mat Hotho and Nikki Taylor interview Nikki’s former teacher, Joseph Trafton.
    Dr. Trafton has retired from teaching at Western Kentucky University. He has UMC roots, but now lives and attends church in Nashville, TN. He has many scholarly writings, including a commentary on the book of Revelation. 
     In the episode, they talk about Revelation in light of the prophets from the Hebrew Bible. As well as what may have prompted John to write Revelation. They lay out some approaches for a modern reader that I found very helpful.
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    • 25 min
    Episode 56 // 1, 2, & 3 John // Dr. Karoline Lewis

    Episode 56 // 1, 2, & 3 John // Dr. Karoline Lewis

    On this week’s episode, Mat Hotho and the Rev. Dr. Sally Campbell-Evans sit down with the Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis to cover 1, 2, 3 John. 
    The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis teaches at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has written numerous books. She studied at Emory University and Luther Seminary for her graduate degrees. Dr. Lewis leads conferences, workshops, and retreats internationally on the Gospel of John, the New Testament, interpreting the Bible, preaching, leadership, and women in ministry. 
    This week the podcast covers the ideas that make the community writing and reading John distinct. The episode defines and refines their ideas of sin and love.

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    • 26 min
    Episode 55 // 1 & 2 Peter and Jude // Dr. Jennifer Grace Bird

    Episode 55 // 1 & 2 Peter and Jude // Dr. Jennifer Grace Bird

    On this week’s episode, Mat Hotho and Steve Crawford interview Dr. Jennifer Grace Bird for our episode on 1st & 2nd Peter and Jude. Dr. Bird spent much of her time on the East Coast but is now working in the Portland, OR area. She has a Master’s in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt University. Much of her research is on marriage, gender, and sexuality. She has written Abuse Power and Fearful Obedience and Permission Granted: Take the Bible into Your Own Hands, which like this project, is about experiencing the Bible in a new way. So that we can learn to understand and apply the Bible for what it really is. You can find those books and a video series about what the bible says and doesn't say about marriage on her website, jennifergracebird.com. 
    Today, they cover 1 & 2, Peter and Jude, covering the idea of household codes. As people started to recognize themselves and each other as following Jesus, they needed to sort out what that meant for behavior and how to live within their culture and their relationships as Christians. These three books try to work some of that out. Dr. Bird also talks about how these books have been used to hurt people and different ways to understand those texts. 

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    • 17 min
    Episode 54 // Hebrews & James // Rev. Dr. A.K.M. Adam

    Episode 54 // Hebrews & James // Rev. Dr. A.K.M. Adam

    From Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, FL, this is the Bible Project 2020, a journey to reading the Bible without fear or frustration.
     
    On this week’s episode, Mat Hotho and Magrey DeVega interview for our episode on Hebrews and James. They interview The Rev. Dr. A.K.M. Adam who is a Tutor in New Testament and Greek at the St. Stephen’s House in the University of Oxford in England. He has published numerous books on biblical interpretation and has a particular affinity for Hebrews and James, for which he has written commentaries and essays. Back in the 1990s, he was Magrey’s college professor in Religious Studies and biblical Greek at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. You’ll note that Magrey refers to him as AKMA, an acronym of the four initials in his name, which is how he has become known by his many students, colleagues, and readers. You can read his blog at akma.disseminary.org.
     
    They start as many of our podcasts do, with background and context building. First for Hebrews. Then, using Hebrews as a launching point, they talk about how we can see the people of the New Testament working out how Jesus and believing in Jesus relates to the Hebrew scriptures or Old Testament. That is followed up with more context given to the book of James, They cover what is the most well-known idea in James, an argument about faith and works. 
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    • 28 min
    Episode 53 // 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus // Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson

    Episode 53 // 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus // Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson

    On this week’s episode, Mat Hotho  and Celia Ferman interview the scholar Luke Timothy Johnson. Dr. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of New Testament scholar at Emory University.
     This discussion covers pastoral epistles which are a group of three in the New Testament: the First Epistle to Timothy (1 Timothy) the Second Epistle to Timothy (2 Timothy), and the Epistle to Titus. They are presented as letters from Paul the Apostle to Timothy and to Titus. Dr. Johnson lays out how he has learned to understand the authority of the letters and how they are important to the life of the church. Their talk about how to gain wisdom from things that scandalize our minds is very helpful. 
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Allison E. Reed ,

Great Resource

This podcast is so helpful in creating context and highlighting key themes in each book of the Bible. I enjoy the episodes so much, I usually listen twice - once while driving and later with a Bible in front of me. Great job!

Scott Holcom ,

This is NOT The Bible Project

The Bible Project is an organization founded by Tim Mackie and Jonathan Collins in 2014 in Portland, Oregon. They have created incredible in-depth teachings on the Scriptures.

This podcast is NOT the Bible Project. The commentary here is shallow, underwhelming, oversimplified, paints with a broad brush, and attempts to fit important nuanced teachings on a bumper sticker . They should at least change the name.

RebekahBosze ,

Listened to episode 32

It was exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you for this perspective on apocalyptic literature.

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