Tag Archive for: Podcast

Episode 52: Practicing Jesus-Shaped Lament w/ Rebekah Eklund

Most of us are familiar with the book of Lamentations and the many Psalms of lament, but what role does lament play in the New Testament?

Rebekah Eklund, Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Maryland and author of Jesus Wept and Practicing Lament, joins us to explore the significant role of lament in Jesus’ life. In the time between the resurrection and the eschaton, Christians are still called to lament – to cry out to God to come and make all things new.

Also by Rebekah: The Beatitudes through the Ages

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Episode 51: Gen Z’s Struggle With the Bible w/ Clay Crofford

Clay Crofford was a student at Indiana Wesleyan University when he realized that his confusion and discontentment with the Bible was not unusual. Among his friends and classmates, a lack of connection with Scripture was the norm.

For his senior project Clay produced a documentary, Reading Blind, that explores the true costs of misreading the Bible and the possibilities of a different way forward. Today he joins us to talk about Gen Z’s struggles with Scripture and his hope for his generation becoming immersed in its story.

Watch the Reading Blind documentary: https://youtu.be/RV7St0zvTfA

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Episode 50: Listener Q&A

It’s The Bible Reset’s 50th episode! To celebrate, we invited listeners to submit their questions about anything we’ve covered on the show so far, about IFBR’s work, or about the Bible in general.

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions, and to all of our listeners who have made this show successful!

Links to some resources mentioned in this episode:
Episode 35: Powers and Principalities: The Bible’s Most Overlooked Storyline
Episode 36: Jesus’ Upside-Down Victory Over the Powers
Learn more about Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience
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Episode 49: The Afterlife…and the After-Afterlife

What happens to us (and our loved-ones) when we die?

Christians have long held the belief that we go to somewhere called “heaven” for the rest of eternity, but another look at the New Testament shows that the answer is a bit more complicated and mysterious than that.

To read more on this topic, check out:
Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright
A New Heaven and a New Earth by J. Richard Middleton

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Episode 48: The Bible’s Subversive Witness w/ Dominique DuBois Gilliard

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, the Bible tells stories of people using their status to subvert the status quo and serve their neighbor. Dominique DuBois Gillard, author of Subversive Witness, joins us to talk about how Scripture and the gospel call followers of Jesus to use privilege to sacrificially love their neighbors, enact systemic change, and grow more Christlike as citizens of God’s kingdom.

Get the book: Subversive Witness: Scripture’s Call to Leverage Privilege
Watch IFBR’s 2020 webinar, which Dominique participated in: How The Bible’s Story Helps Us Talk About Racism

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