Join Michael Burns (biblical teacher, author, speaker), Jason Alexander (pastor, speaker), and Gianna Hearn (journalist, host of "The Weekly G" video news magazine of the NBA G-League) for fun, lively, and relevant examination of biblical texts, emphasizing their historical and cultural context with an eye on applying those principles into the mess of modern life.To submit questions, suggestions, or give feedback contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.If you're a new listener. Welcome and thank you. We recommend that you start listening at season 4, episode 93. After you're caught up to the present, we suggest that you then go back and explore the first 3 seasons when the podcast was still called "All Things to All People with Michael Burns."
S4E110: What Keeps Us from a Kingdom Imagination? Mark 8:1-13
This week the Eikon team looks at Mark 8:1-13 and the feeding of the 4,000. They reveal Mark's awe-inspiring reasons for including two similar feeding miracles and why that message is just as relevant for us today as it was for the original readers. We can easily fall into the line of thinking that acts as though the problems we face in the world today are too big for kingdom solutions, but this passage in Mark exposes and challenges that kind of limited imagination.
S4E109: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory...or have they? Mark 6:45-52
In Mark 6:45-52 Mark crafts the incredible account of Jesus passing by the disciples while walking on the water. The Eikon team explores this passage and discusses what Mark was communicating about Jesus to his readers as well as how and why the disciples were in very real danger. They then discuss how we can fall prey to the same factors that caused the disciples to miss what was happening right in front of them.
S4E108 - The Zero-Sum Game, Mark 6:30-44
The Eikon team examines Mark 6:30-44 and the incredible story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. They look at some important, but often missed details in that account that demonstrate Mark's explosive purposes for crafting that incident in the way that he has. Central to the discussion is a way of life challenged by Jesus that has taken deep roots in today's social and political culture which makes this portion of Mark's gospel one of the more relevant passages in the entire book.
S4E107: The Mini Episode
The Eikon team shares a very special "news" story and discusses the upcoming two-week break before resuming the study of the Gospel of Mark.
S4E106: Cruciformity or Conversionism? Mark 6:6-13
Looking at Mark 6:6-13, the Eikon team discusses what Jesus was doing when he sent the apostles on a special two-by-two mission, what they might have thought they were being sent to do, and why Mark crafted this account the way he did. At the heart of this passage is a community that is being created with Cruciformity at its center rather than conversionism. The team then discusses the implications of that reality for today's church.
S4E105: A Prophet Without Honor; Mark 6:1-6
The Eikon Team takes on the beginning of Mark 6, taking a second look at Jesus in his hometown.
Can’t stop listening!! Very mentally stimulating and eye opening! Great job Michael!
I lead a campus ministry and I find this podcast very insightful and I recommend this to many people. I really have a high value of your perspective Michael!
All things to all people
I love this podcast. I started reading the book which was so eye opening and convicting. I never realized that culture could separate even with a household as well as in the same race. Listing to the podcast has helped me enjoy learning even more because you get to hear the authors perspective as well as the guest. Awesome and so helpful to the changes that need to take place in my life.