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Scripture Uncovered

Summary: Former UCLA professor Dr. Bill Creasy has been called a “bible teacher extraordinaire.” For over twenty years, Dr. Creasy was consistently ranked among the top 2% of all UCLA teaching faculty. His podcasts approach the Bible with spiritual warmth, intellectual rigor, sharp wit and engaging humor. Over 100,000 people have attended Dr. Creasy’s live classes throughout southern California, and globally thousands more have followed his teaching through his online classroom at logosbiblestudy.com

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 In the Footsteps of St. Paul | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:19:15

Dr. Creasy is leaving this week with 38 of his intrepid Logos students on a teaching tour of Greece, walking (and sailing) “in the footsteps of St. Paul.” Teaching tours to the Holy Land and the Mediterranean world are an integral part of the “Logos experience,” for teaching Scripture onsite, where the stories actually occur, adds color, tone and texture to the narratives. When you read the Bible today, you read it in black-and-white—black letters on a white page—but after traveling with Dr. Creasy to the sites where the stories take place, you’ll read the Bible in Technicolor! This week’s Podcast is an introduction to St. Paul and to some of the sites Dr. Creasy and his students will be visiting. At each site Dr. Creasy will record his teaching, and you’ll hear it right here on Scripture Uncovered over the next several weeks! So, stay tuned . . . and tell a friend!

 Introducing Revelation, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:47

This week, we bring you part two of Dr. Creasy's Introduction to Revelation. We'll be back next week with the regular programme, when Dr. Creasy will discuss our latest Logos teaching tour, In the Footsteps of St. Paul - in Greece! Podcast listeners can get 30% off enrollment in Dr. Creasy's course on Revelation in the Logos Online Classroom. Visit logosbiblestudy.com and enter coupon code "patmos2018" at checkout.

 Introducing Revelation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:37

This week, Dr. Creasy is preparing for the upcoming Logos Teaching Tour, "In the Footsteps of St. Paul - in Greece". Fifty Logos students are traveling with Dr. Creasy, and one of the places they will visit is the Island of Patmos, where the Book of Revelation was written. So we're bringing you something different on the podcast this week: Dr. Creasy's introductory lecture from his course on Revelation. The course is available in the Logos Online Classroom, and podcast listeners will get 30% off enrollment in Revelation by entering coupon code "patmos2018" at checkout. Next week, we will be back with our regular format. Blessings to all!

 Reflections on Death | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:46

As we moved through Holy Week and Good Friday, Jesus’ impending death and crucifixion loomed large, casting a deep, dark shadow, only to explode into a burst of light on Easter morning. Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection set the pattern for all who follow him. But what will it be like, to walk through the valley of the shadow of death? And what is our final destination? Plus, listener questions: 1) The bible says the Holy Family fled to Egypt after Joseph was warned in a dream. Herod then has all male children under two killed. I have heard they were in Egypt for seven years, but Jesus is presented at the temple as an infant when we hear of Simeon and Anna. My question is how long were they in Egypt, did they present Jesus before going? 2) What does the Catholic bible say about the rapture?

 Denial, Guilt and Regret: Thoughts on St. Peter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:15

Last week Dr. Creasy explored Judas and his betrayal of Christ. This week he turns the lens on St. Peter. When Jesus and his disciples end the Passover meal, leave the upper room and head toward the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus tells Peter that Satan is about to sift him “like wheat,” but Jesus prays that Peter’s faith not fail. Peter immediately objects, saying, “Lord, I am prepared to go to prison and to die with you” (Luke 22: 33). Yet, we know that in the courtyard of the high priest, Peter denies Jesus not once, but three times. Judas had betrayed Jesus, and as a consequence hanged himself. But what of Peter? Plus, listener questions: I'm a parishioner at Mission San Diego and I have 2 boys. My youngest son who has gone to Nazareth school from pre-school to the 8th grade is now in high school, and he says evolution makes more sense to him than people all coming from the same two people, Adam and Eve. How would you explain Adam and Eve vs evolution to him? Thank you and I love your classes! Do you believe that non-believers who die are given an opportunity to accept Christ and to find salvation? Is this what the Church means by 'purgatory'?

 Judas, the Betrayer (A Closer Look) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:46

On Good Friday, we read the story of Judas betraying Jesus, of Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, of his trial and of his crucifixion and death. Judas played a central role in the drama. Historically, Judas has been portrayed as the archetypical betrayer, a loyal follower who sold out his Lord for thirty pieces of silver. In the Divine Comedy, Dante places Judas in the very jaws of Satan in the ninth circle of hell. Yet, Judas was with Jesus for his entire three-year public ministry; he shared meals with Jesus; he witnessed Jesus’ teaching and preaching; and he saw the miracles Jesus performed. So, why would Judas betray Jesus? Thirty pieces of silver is mere pocket change. There must be more to it than that . . . Plus, Dr. Creasy answers listeners' questions: 1) I find the Holy Spirit to be a difficult concept to explain. Is the Holy Spirit an expression of God’s love for his Son and for us? Or is the Holy Spirit something else? Could you enlighten us on this? 2) Who compiled the Bible, and how can we be sure that he or she included the correct books or left something out?

 Easter Special: Reflections on Jesus’ Resurrection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:59

As Holy Week is the pinnacle of the liturgical year, Easter is the pinnacle of Holy Week. Easter remembers and celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The resurrection is the central event of Christianity, for without Jesus’ physical, bodily resurrection, Christianity is a fraud, either a deliberate lie or a naïve delusion. Christianity stands or falls on the literal, physical, bodily resurrection of Christ. So, what evidence do we have that Jesus’ resurrection actually occurred? And Dr. Creasy answers listeners' questions: Who do you think wrote Revelation? Is there evidence that John the gospel writer wrote it? Is there evidence that the writer knew Jesus personally? What do you think the writer of Revelation would think about today’s readings, interpretations and applications of his/her book? In your teaching of Exodus you say that the “golden calf” is an image or icon of the Egyptian goddess Hathor. In another place you refer to the golden calf as Apis. Which is it?

 Welcome to Holy Week! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:38

Lent is a time of preparation, a time of stripping away the clutter, chaos and concerns of our daily lives and of focusing on the essentials. During Lent, we “imitate Christ,” who—after his baptism by John in the Jordan River—entered the wilderness for forty days. For Jesus, his wilderness experience was the first step in a process of defining “self,” a period of defining who he is, where he belongs and what he is meant to do. After his wilderness experience, Jesus spends three years teaching, preaching and healing great crowds of people throughout Galilee, but his end goal—his purpose; his destiny—is Jerusalem and the cross. As we enter Holy Week on this Palm Sunday, we might imagine ourselves standing at the foot of the cross with Jesus’ mother, Mary; Mary’s sister (or sister-in-law), Salome; Mary Magdalene; and Jesus’ cousin, the beloved disciple, John.

 Who Does Jesus Think He Is? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:31

When we are born into this world, we begin the pilgrimage of life; when we step out of this world, we complete the journey, arriving at our destination. Like any pilgrimage, our journey of life is a process of self-discovery, of seeking answers to fundamental questions: “Who am I?” “Where do I belong?”, “What am I supposed to do?” Like all of us, Jesus — in the fullness of his humanity — faced the same questions we face. When did Jesus truly know who he was, where he belonged in God’s plan, and what his role was to be? In this week’s podcast, Dr. Creasy explores Jesus’s self-identity and how he came to know himself. Plus, Dr. C answers listeners' questions: Many Protestant denominations teach the doctrine of “once saved, always saved.” Is there such a thing as eternal security? Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead is the catalyst for the Jewish leadership in Jerusalem to arrest Jesus and demand his crucifixion. It is a crucial event in John’s gospel. Yet, Lazarus is never even mentioned in Matthew, Mark or Luke. How come? I was listening to your first Podcast, and I understood you to say that the creation story in Genesis is basically a fairy tale. Am I correct? Please explain further.

 Who is Jesus Christ? What does it mean to be in a personal relationship with him? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:43

On today’s episode, Dr. Creasy addresses from a very personal perspective who Jesus is. Looking closely at the Gospel according to John’s “Prologue”, Dr. C. explores the person of Christ and what it means to be in a relationship with him. In the second half of the show Dr. Creasy addresses your Scripture questions sent in after last week’s podcast: How do I ‘light a fire’ under those in the men’s bible study that I lead? What is the connection between the inscription on Jesus’ cross and the name of God revealed at the burning bush? How do I reconcile the God of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) who appears to be a vengeful, angry God, with the God of the New Testament, who is a God of love?

 Did God really create the world in seven days? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:03

In Episode 1, Dr. Creasy looks at the story of the prophet Elisha and the floating axe head (2 Kings 6: 1-7), a charming tale that gets to the heart of the relationship between a teacher and his or her students. He also answers one of the most often-asked questions: "Did God really create the world in seven days?!"

 Scripture Uncovered with Dr. Bill Creasy - Announcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:00:54

In his new podcast, Dr. Bill Creasy engages in a personal, intimate discussion on Scripture. Each week, he looks into key passages and stories in the Bible, allowing his decades of studying and teaching Scripture to bring these stories to life. He also answers listener questions. This is Dr. Creasy as you've never heard him before!

 Paul: Sinner to Saint - 4. The Church Moves On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:54

Saul of Tarsus was one of the most brilliant young men of his generation. Growing up in a wealthy family, receiving a world-class education, and being groomed for leadership at the highest level of Judaism, Saul became the great persecutor of the emerging Church shortly after Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. On the road to Damascus to round up Christians and have them brought back to Jerusalem for punishment, Saul encounters the risen and glorified Christ - and his life turns upside down. In the wake of his conversion, Saul of Tarsus becomes "The Apostle" Paul. Singlehandedly, Paul evangelizes all of Asia Minor and a big part of Europe, and he writes 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Paul's dramatic conversion and his evolution from sinner to Saint is one of the the Bible's greatest stories. And no one can tell it like Logos Bible Study's Dr. Bill Creasy. Join us as Dr. Creasy adds color, tone, and texture to Paul, one of the most complex - and often misunderstood - people in the Bible.

 Paul: SInner to Saint - 3. The Road to Damascus | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:48

Saul of Tarsus was one of the most brilliant young men of his generation. Growing up in a wealthy family, receiving a world-class education, and being groomed for leadership at the highest level of Judaism, Saul became the great persecutor of the emerging Church shortly after Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. On the road to Damascus to round up Christians and have them brought back to Jerusalem for punishment, Saul encounters the risen and glorified Christ - and his life turns upside down. In the wake of his conversion, Saul of Tarsus becomes "The Apostle" Paul. Singlehandedly, Paul evangelizes all of Asia Minor and a big part of Europe, and he writes 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Paul's dramatic conversion and his evolution from sinner to Saint is one of the the Bible's greatest stories. And no one can tell it like Logos Bible Study's Dr. Bill Creasy. Join us as Dr. Creasy adds color, tone, and texture to Paul, one of the most complex - and often misunderstood - people in the Bible.

 Paul: Sinner to Saint - 2. The Gathering Storm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:55

Saul of Tarsus was one of the most brilliant young men of his generation. Growing up in a wealthy family, receiving a world-class education, and being groomed for leadership at the highest level of Judaism, Saul became the great persecutor of the emerging Church shortly after Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. On the road to Damascus to round up Christians and have them brought back to Jerusalem for punishment, Saul encounters the risen and glorified Christ - and his life turns upside down. In the wake of his conversion, Saul of Tarsus becomes "The Apostle" Paul. Singlehandedly, Paul evangelizes all of Asia Minor and a big part of Europe, and he writes 13 of the 27 books of the New Testament. Paul's dramatic conversion and his evolution from sinner to Saint is one of the the Bible's greatest stories. And no one can tell it like Logos Bible Study's Dr. Bill Creasy. Join us as Dr. Creasy adds color, tone, and texture to Paul, one of the most complex - and often misunderstood - people in the Bible.

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