After Class Podcast
Summary: What happens when you lock an Old Testament, New Testament, and Theology professor in a room to discuss provocative topics related to bible and theology? Find out as you listen to the podcast of three professors from Great Lakes Christian College engage the sorts of questions students ask ... after class. Featuring (from left to right in the logo) Samuel C. Long, Ronald D. Peters, John C. Nugent
In this episode the guys continue their discussion of all things sex related and talk about the Greek word "porneia" and its usage in the Bible. Their conclusions and applications might surprise you!
This episode follows up on the discussion of whether legalizing sex work should be condoned by Christians. The guys lay out a biblical view of sex and marriage, which is often counter to cultural norms and trace the concept of "one flesh" through the Old and New Testaments.
A presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, has brought prostitution into the national spotlight by suggesting that sex work should be legalized. The guys discuss what, if any, response Christians should have to such legislation. But in reality, this episode will function as a gateway to further discussion about sexual ethics in God's Kingdom.
Our whole discussion of God's Kingdom has been leading to this episode. The guys discuss why God even needed to institute this Kingdom and how it comes about. Check out how the guys wrap up this series.
As their investigation continues, the guys turn their attention to the "when" of the Kingdom of God. What does it mean for a kingdom to exist in the "now and the not yet"?
With John still laid up from back surgery, the guys bring in a pinch hitter to fill the gap. GLCC's own Kate Blakely joins Ron and Sam to discuss the Kingdom from a more mission-minded, cross cultural perspective. Kate provides important insights to help translate the Kingdom into all cultures.
Due to some recording complications, we take a break from our discussion of the Kingdom and share a podcast we recorded in December where we interview some graduates of GLCC to hear about their ministries and their memories. This episode features Jordan Kellicut, Adrienne Stratton, and Kelsey Bushong.
In this episode the guys continue to unpack the Kingdom of God, and try to describe it in such a way as to put flesh to a somewhat elusive concept.
In this episode the guys attempt to explain and unpack the Kingdom of God using Journalism 101 techniques - the 5 Ws. Specifically they focus on the who of the Kingdom (King and subjects) and the what of the Kingdom.
Having set the stage in past episodes of what God's Mission in the world is, the guys turn their attention to the New Testament to see how that mission continues. Specifically they look at the message of Jesus and what the gospel is and is not.
In this episode the guys pick up the story of Israel after being established in the land to see how well the people lived out their call to be a blessing to the world. The prophets picture Israel's purpose as being a light to the nations, yet the people regularly contributed to the darkness, eventually leading to exile and unfulfilled expectations.
In this episode the guys continue telling the story of the Bible as we are introduced to Abraham and Moses--two of the foundational figures in God's efforts to reconcile the world. As the story moves quickly toward the New Testament, they also ponder what it means to be a city on a hill.
In our final episode of this season and 2018, the guys look back at their highs and lows. They also look forward to the new season and where they plan on going.
In this episode the guys look at some of the prophecies about Jesus in their original context to show how they shed light on the coming of the Messiah.
We all know the Christmas story, right? Little baby Jesus asleep in the hay, in a barn, surrounded by animals, shepherds, and 3 wise men. Or does the Bible describe a slightly different scene? And how do we take the "Jesus prophecies" in the Old Testament? We tackle all this and more in our latest episode.