Dan shows Scott evidence that, in the New Testament world, apocalyptic has expanded beyond a genre to a worldview. He also discusses how this impacts how we understand the Gospels and the Epistles.
Scott and Dan talk about some Akkadian parallels to Ephod, Urim, and Thummim and discuss how these objects fit into the biblical model of communicating with God.
Scott sits down with three Pillar students to discuss the 10 plagues, their connection to Egyptian gods, and literary elements that indicate something else is going on.
Dan and Scott answer a listener question about Maccabees, which leads to a discussion on the importance of the Apocrypha and other writings. Eric is there, too, a bit. a
It's just Dan and Scott on this episode. They work through the meaning of the phrase "Son of Man" from its beginning as a simple classification, to its appearance in Daniel, Enoch, the Gospels, and Revelation.
Dan walks Eric and Scott through an answer to a listener question: "In what way did Jesus’ death qualify to be viewed as a Jewish sacrifice versus a normal Roman execution?"
Eric and Scott discuss the Tower of Babel again, diving into the details behind why Eric calls it "the inverse of Genesis 1."
Eric and Scott discuss the significance of the Golden Calf episode in the Book of Exodus and touch on the implications for worship today.
Eric and Scott discuss some striking parallels between Mesopotamian divination and some popular church practices for seeking God's will.
Donnell walks Scott and Eric through the tried and true process of identifying and addressing ministry problems by beginning with a spiritual autobiography.
The Pillar Faculty team up once again with the folks at The Equipping Podcast. Dan talks about the meaning behind the word "gospel" and the impact of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus on God's temple. Eric and Scott tuned out and were pretty useless.
Eric and Scott walk through the laws about sex and sexual assault in Deuteronomy 22, clarifying that God does NOT permit a assault victim to be placed in the care of the one who assaulted them.
Scott uses material from the ancient Near East and the Book of Genesis to clarify what's going on when Sarai gives Hagar to Abram in Genesis 16.
The second of three conversations Eric, Scott, and Dan had about the importance of context as guests on The Equipping Podcast.
Eric, Scott, and Dan were guests on the new Equipping Podcast, put out by Nathan and Karen at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX. This is the first of three conversations we had with them. Listen, enjoy, and subscribe to The Equipping Podcast.
It's Eric, Scott, and Donnell on this one! Donnell talks about the importance of understanding one's spiritual autobiography for knowing and living out one's call. Scott tees up the conversation by showing the same thing in the life of Moses.
Eric, Scott, and Dan discuss the biblical story of the flood in light of ancient Near Eastern flood stories.
The Pillar Bible faculty address the ruling of the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15 and the impact that has on how we should approach the Old Testament.
Follow Scott on his excavation at Abel Beth Maacah!
The Pillar Bible faculty address the boogeyman of God as a "moral monster." This is the fifth and final response to Andy Stanley's "Aftermath" series, which dealt with the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.