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Great conversations with leading experts on theological, biblical, historical, and archaeological studies.

    Deconstructing Evil

    Deconstructing Evil

    Stone Chapel Podcasts

    hosted by David Capes









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    https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/TSC_125-Deconstructing-Evil-final.mp3Episode 125: Deconstructing Evil with Ingrid Faro“Deconstructing Evil” is the title to a lecture delivered by Ingrid Faro at the Lanier Theological Library 20-22 January 2023. And, Dr. Faro had been at the library a year earlier on the panel during a lecture weekend featuring Dr. Michael Lloyd.  Links to those videos are in the show notes below.Who is Ingrid Faro? Ingrid Faro is a Visiting Professor of Old Testament in Northern Seminary in Lisle, IL.  Prior to that she was the Academic Dean of the School. In addition, she has a Masters in Nutrition and for a time taught courses in nutrition in college, but then she pursued a masters and PhD from Trinity Evangelical Theological Seminary. She entered those years of study after some deep, personal trauma in order to find answers to whether or not God was actually good. This study took her into the book of Genesis to consider the source and depth of evil. She was intent on deconstructing evil. To see Mark Lanier’s interview of Ingrid click here.Deconstructing EvilDr. Faro wrote a book from her studies: Evil in Genesis: A Contextual Analysis of Hebrew Lexemes for Evil in the Book of Genesis (Lexham Press, 2021). It is a book that examines the various words and meanings for evil in the Scriptures with particular focus upon Genesis.Through these studies, she is intent on understanding the language of evil, its source, and then deconstructing evil so that its power over humans is lessened.What scholars sayHere is what Andrew T. Abernethy, associate professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College, says about her work:Dr. Ingrid Faro offers us a treasure trove of insight into evil in Genesis!Faro lays the essential groundwork for a biblical theology of good and evil and does not shy away from the ethical and theological implications of her study.From insight into how evil correlates with perception and how prominent good and evil are across Genesis, I had many moments of illumination while reading this volume. Highly recommended!The Stone Chapel PodcastThe Stone Chapel Podcast is a podcast of the friends and s...

    • 17 min
    Being God's Image, Why Creation Matters

    Being God's Image, Why Creation Matters

    Stone Chapel Podcasts

    hosted by David Capes









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    https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/TSC_124-Why-Creation-Matters-final.mp3124. Being God’s Image: Why Creation Still Matters, With C. J. ImesWho is author Carmen Joy Imes?Carmen Joy Imes has her PhD from Wheaton College. She is an associate professor of Old Testament at Biola University.In addition to today’s book, she is the author of Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters and Praying the Psalms with Augustine and Friends.In 2021 she joined David Capes on “The Stone Chapel Podcast” (Episode 48) to talk about her first book, Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters.  As you might imagine, her first book made a big splash as she took us back to the original meaning of Sinai and its directive not to lift up God’s name in vain.Today we talk about what it means to be God’s image.Being God’s Image: Why Creation Still Matters  is published by InterVarsity.In today’s podcast she talks about the book’s central idea in Genesis 1:26-28. What does it mean that human beings, male and female, are made in God’s image? In fact, she challenges the translation of a little Hebrew preposition, most often translated ‘in.’ Imes makes a compelling case that the point is that human beings are made AS God’s image.You see, for centuries theologians have tried to sort out what is it about humans that is “in God’s image.” Is it our ability to think rationally? Our creativity? Our ability to be in relationship with God?  Imes thinks these are all the wrong questions. So, take a bit of time (about 18 minutes) and see what you think of her case. What scholars say about Being God’s Image: Why Creation MattersThis is what Amy Peeler, associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School, has to say about the book:“Because of Carmen Imes’s warm and inviting prose, readers might not initially realize what a biblical narrative tour de force they receive in this book.From Genesis to Revelation, creation to new creation, Imes leaves no major challenging question unaddressed as she ex...

    • 21 min
    Foretaste of the Future

    Foretaste of the Future

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    hosted by David Capes









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    https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/TSC_123-Foretaste-of-the-Future-final.mp3Episode 123 Foretaste of the FutureForetaste of the Future provides Dean Flemming’s readers with a well written, clear explanation of Revelation interpreted from a missional perspective.So what is a missional reading of Scripture? You’ll be in the know, once you’ve listened to the podcast!Who is Dean Flemming?Dean Flemming got his PhD, from the University of Aberdeen. He is currently emeritus professor of New Testament and Missions at Mid-America Nazarene University in Kansas.He joins David Capes today on “The Stone Chapel” podcast.  He’s been an author, a teacher, and a cross-cultural missionary. He’s taught in Japan, Europe, and the Philippines and lectured all around the world. Foretaste of the Future-The BookDr. Flemming has written an important book:  Foretaste of the Future: Reading Revelation in Light of God’s Mission (InterVarsity, 2022).Through much of his life, Dean read Revelation through a prediction lens, expecting it to forecast the future.But after finding that way of reading problematic, he began reading it through a missional lens. In other words, as a book intended to shape the church to become a foretaste of the future. What scholars are saying about Foretaste of the Future-Here is what Dr. Nijay Gupta, professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, says about the book. “Two common and problematic reactions to the book of Revelation are repulsion (Why is God so wrathful?) and unhealthy fascination (What is God’s eschatological schedule?).Dean Flemming proposes a missional approach to Revelation that focuses on God’s gospel mission, the grace and power of Jesus Christ, and the opportunity for the church to be faithful and resilient witnesses to the good work of God that can triumph over evil in our world.Flemming approaches this theology of Revelation with clarity, humility, wisdom, and hope. If you have ever put Revelation at a distance because of its oddness, Flemming just might turn this into one of your favorite biblical books after all.”More on Dean FlemmingClick here to learn much more about the work of Dean Flemming.For more Stone Chapel Podcasts, click a href="https://www.

    • 17 min
    Happy Xmas

    Happy Xmas

    Stone Chapel Podcasts

    hosted by David Capes









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    https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/TSC_122-Happy-Xmas-final.mp3Happy Xmas!Episode 122 Happy XmasA different kind of podcast“Happy  Xmas” is a different kind of podcast for us.  First, it comes during the 2022 Christmas holiday season while things are a bit more laid back.Second, David Capes himself, our host, does today’s episode as a solo podcast.Expect our next Stone Chapel podcast in early 2023.  Is there a war on Christmas?For decades now people have been talking about “a war on Christmas” by seculars who love the holiday but not its original meaning. Whether it is the greeting “Happy Holidays” at a big-box store or legal action to remove nativity scenes from public properties, many believers consider these actions a deliberate attempt to keep the holiday but not the holy-day.Is Xmas okay?So is the word “Xmas” an attempt to take “Christ” out of “Christmas.”  What’s the story with that?  David Capes tackles this question in this podcast. The answer may surprise you.  There is actually a long history tied to the expression. The letter X or CBefore you listen ask yourself this: why is it “X-mas” and not “C-mas.” The letter “X” (eks), the 24th letter of the English alphabet, is not in the word “Christmas.” Normally, abbreviations have a letter from the word it shortens.  Now some of these come from other languages like Latin. “Etc,” for example, abbreviates the Latin et cetera (and the rest).  RSVP (Please reply) comes from the French (répondez s’il vous plait).”  In chat today we use a lot of abbreviations (LMK = let me know; asap = as soon as possible). The point is abbreviations typically have letters consistent with what is being abbreviated. So why is “Christmas” abbreviated “Xmas.” That is what we are here to find out.Here are more resources on the topic.To read more about it and see some stunning examples from history go to David’s blog, “A Word in Edgewise”: https://davidbcapes.com/2017/12/08/xmas-is-it-taking-christ-out-of-christmas-3/A Show of FaithFor nearly 20 years David Capes has co-hosted an award-winning radio show on a “secular” channel in Houston, the nation’s fourth largest radio market. The show is called “A Show of Faith,” and it airs weekly on AM 1070 the Answer.His other hosts include Rabbi Stuart Federow, Father Mario Arroyo, and a millennial budding-theologian, Rudy (Rudolfo) Kong. For more great information from David Capes, check out his a href="https://davidbcapes.

    • 12 min
    Apologetics on Mission with Kristen Davis

    Apologetics on Mission with Kristen Davis

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    hosted by David Capes









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    https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/TSC_121-Apologetics-on-Mission-final-2.mp3Episode 121 Apologetics on Mission with Kristen DavisWho is Kristen DavisKristen Davis co-founded Apologetics on Mission with Ben Clifton.  She has been teaching apologetics since 2010. After a period of nominal Christianity and falling away from the faith in college, Kristen came back to the faith through academic pursuits. She loved studying the Bible, even though she was not convinced it was true. Next she went on to earn a master’s degree in Christian Apologetics.Today she continues to pursue a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Artificial IntelligenceKristen is writing her thesis on Artificial Intelligence. There is a thought among many that if human beings can create artificial intelligence to do everything a human does, it proves Darwinian evolution is true. So there is no need to postulate the existence of a Creator. Kristen is working to disprove this claim.Bi-vocationalAs a bi-vocational apologist, Kristen works with a financial tech company, doing systems integration. She runs a software development team and makes her home in Florida.How Apologetics on Mission beganIndependently of one another, Kristen and a friend started teaching apologetics in Africa. They both realized that there was hunger around the world for this kind of training. Many peoples lack resources and access to our finest courses and universities. So they joined forces to take training in apologetics around the world.  They are just beginning and are currently working in East Africa among Rwandans, Kenyans, and Ugandans.Their goal is to create self-sustaining apologetics communities around the world.Special concerns of AfricansMany of the doubts, questions, and concerns among Africans are similar to those we have in the west. But many concerns are unique to Africa.  One such concern is the dominance of the prosperity gospel and is one particularly difficult challenge facing churches in the majority world. For more information about Kristen and her mission, seewww.apologeticsonmission.orgMore resourcesTo watch Kristen on a panel discussion at Lanier Theological Library click here.See the accompanying lecture by Mark Lanier, Atheism on Trial, click here.To listen to a previous podcast with John Lennox on Artificial Intelligence, a href="https://www.

    • 16 min
    Electric Jesus

    Electric Jesus

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    hosted by David Capes









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    https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/TSC_120-Electric-Jesus-final-2.mp3Episode 120 Electric Jesus with Chris White“Electric Jesus” is a movie directed by Chris White, a filmmaker (screenwriter and director) who makes his home in sunny South Carolina. It is a funny, moving adventure, a nostalgic look at the place of contemporary Christian music in the 1980s (released Nov 2021). Who is Chris White?Chris is a Gen-Xer who earned a degree in theater from Furman University.  He has been creating stories and telling stories his entire life.He is married to Emily, and they have three children who are in their 20s.  Chris and Emily work together to develop film projects, mostly in the genre of narrative feature. Art has a way of speaking into our lives.  It can communicate truth and worldview in unique ways.  Filmmakers are some of the story tellers of our time. Chris and Emily do not always make faith-based films, but their faith makes it into their films. The Movie Electric Jesus“Electric Jesus” is a coming-of-age rock ‘n’ roll story of a Christian band known as “3:16” (after John 3:16).  The young men in the band are not sinister, stupid, or superheroes.  They are talented teenagers, goofy and weird, rough around the edges. Here’s more about the movie.https://linktr.ee/electricjesusJesus Music“Jesus music,” as it was known in the early days, was centralized in southern California.  Converted hippies had their guitars and drums. Music was a natural outgrowth of that movement.  Often the music they created was edgy, but the gospel reshaped the lyrical content of their songs.  By the 1980s contemporary Christian music had become an industry in itself. Interestingly, rock ‘n’ roll is an outgrowth of blues, gospel, and jazz.  Sister Rosetta Tharpe, an African American guitarist and performer, was one of its pioneers.Chris and Emily are on to their next project, a film about making peace with your past.  Something we all need to do. We’re grateful to Chris for stopping by to talk about his art and his films.  We look forward to seeing what they come up with next.Look for “Electric Jesus” on a variety of streaming services.  And share it with a friend. More about ChrisStick around for a nugget of wisdom from Chris at the end of the podcast. Read about Chris and Electric Jesus on IMDb here.Follow him on Twitter here.For more Stone Chapel Podcasts, click here.

    • 26 min

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