Why the Church Fails to Make Disciples

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Why the Church Fails to Make Disciples

Pillar Seminary's own leadership guru Donnell Moore leads Eric and Dan in a discussion about making disciples. Donnell talks about why efforts in discipleship often fail to yield fruit, and offers a better way forward.

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Whose Land is it Anyway?

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Whose Land is it Anyway?

Eric and Scott talk about ancient Near Eastern land grant texts (and their hilariously worded curses). Parallels in the Book of Joshua are shown, followed by a demonstration of the importance of land in the Bible, using the story of Naboth's Vineyard as a test case.

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The Longevity of Volunteers and Pastors

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The Longevity of Volunteers and Pastors

This week the topic is a law about a mother bird and her nest (Deuteronomy 22:6-7). Eric, Scott, and Dan discuss the meaning of the law and how proper application of it can increase the longevity of church volunteers and pastors.

 

 

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Genesis and the Canopy Theory

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Genesis and the Canopy Theory

Eric, Scott, and Dan discuss the ancient Near Eastern approach to "the waters above the sky" found in Genesis, and address a view common in some Christian circles called "the canopy theory." 

 

 

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Charlottesville, Diversity, and an Ox Law

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Charlottesville, Diversity, and an Ox Law

Special guest Myron Pierce leads a discussion on diversity, including what can be done to move the church forward and practices that continue to hold us back. Eric and Scott then use a law about an Ox in Exodus as instruction for what our proper posture and response should be.

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Our Anemic Gospel

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Our Anemic Gospel

If the Gospel is the death and resurrection of Jesus, then why are the Gospels in the New Testament so long? Do we have it right? Eric and Scott jump in to the middle of Luke and discuss.

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Luke, Sam Is Your Father

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Luke, Sam Is Your Father

Old Testament scholars often read the Gospels differently. In this episode, Scott shows how a deeper understanding of the Book of Samuel enriches our reading of the Gospel of Luke.

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