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BibleProject

The creators of BibleProject have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. A companion podcast to BibleProject videos found at bibleproject.com

The creators of BibleProject have in-depth conversations about the Bible and theology. A companion podcast to BibleProject videos found at bibleproject.com

 

#401

What Does Jesus Think of Old Testament Laws?

Sermon on the Mount E9 – What did Jesus mean when he said he came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets? In Jesus’ day, the laws from the Torah were over a thousand years old. And the Jewish people under Roman occupation weren’t able to follow all of the laws perfectly, leading to countless interpretations of how the people could observe the Torah. So what made this rabbi from Nazareth’s approach to the law any different? In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss Matthew 5:17-20, unpacking its historical context, most perplexing phrases, and the greater righteousness that Jesus is introducing to his listeners. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Short Recap of the Sermon So Far (0:00-3:03) ---Chapter 2: Interpreting the Torah in Jesus’ Day (3:03-16:03) ---Chapter 3: The Sky and Land, the Least and the Greatest (16:03-28:14) ---Chapter 4: Jesus Differs from the Pharisees on Righteousness (28:14-34:27) ---Chapter 5:  Righteousness in Matthew’s Gospel Compared to Paul’s Letters (34:27-40:17) ---Chapter 6: Introducing Jesus’ Idea of the Greater Righteousness (40:17-47:18) Referenced Resources ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen  ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey and Aaron Olsen are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided the sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

12 hrs Ago

47 MINS

47:18

12 hrs Ago


#400

The Salt of the Land and the Light of the World

Sermon on the Mount E8 – Why does Jesus call his followers salt and light? In the Hebrew Bible, salt is a metaphor for God’s long-lasting covenant with Israel, connected to priestly sacrifices, ritual purity, and social bonds. And the Hebrew word for light, or, shares a wordplay with torah, meaning God’s wise instruction. God’s wisdom given in the Torah is a light for Israel that they are called to share with the nations. In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss the meanings of salt and light, showing how Jesus applies these covenant words to his new community of followers. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: The Meaning of Salt and Light in the Bible (0:00-9:29) ---Chapter 2: A Key Hebrew Wordplay Between “Light” and “Instruction” (9:29-11:49) ---Chapter 3: Light and God’s Torah in the Book of Isaiah (11:49-29:21) ---Chapter 4: Salt and Light as Metaphors for the Covenant (29:21-46:29) Referenced Resources --- [Matthew 1-7: Volume 1 (International Critical Commentary] (https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-1-7-International-Critical-Commentary/dp/0567083551) ) by W.D Davies, Dale C. Allison Jr., and Christopher M. Tuckett  --- [The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary] (https://www.amazon.com/Sermon-Mount-Human-Flourishing-Theological/dp/0801049636) by Jonathan T. Pennington ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the creative producer for today’s show, and Tim Mackie is the lead scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey is our audio editor and engineer, and he provided the sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Jonathan Penngington. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

46 MINS

46:29

19 Feb 2024


#399

What Does It Mean to Make Peace? (The Beatitudes Pt. 4)

Sermon on the Mount E7 – What will it cost us to live like Jesus in our world? In the third and final triad of the Beatitudes, Jesus declares that the good life belongs to the peacemakers. But making peace Jesus-style will mean conflict, pain, difficulty, and even persecution. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and others explore the cultural tensions surrounding Jesus, his audience, and the four ancient groups who tried to make peace and how Jesus’ teachings created conflict with all of these groups. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: The Meaning of Peacemaking (0:00-7:18) ---Chapter 2: The Four Kinds of People in Jesus’ Audience (7:18-18:14) ---Chapter 3: Jesus Makes Peace Differently (18:14-21:12) ---Chapter 4: Why Peacemaking Leads to Persecution (21:12-24:27) ---Chapter 5: Investing in the New Creation (24:27-37:52) ---Chapter 6: A Musical Summary of the Beatitudes (37:52-44:10) Referenced Resources ---Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey is our audio editor and engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Ben Tertin and Rose Mayer. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

44 MINS

44:10

12 Feb 2024


#398

The Type of People God Is Forming (The Beatitudes Pt. 3)

Sermon on the Mount E6 – What does it look like to have our desires and actions completely aligned with God’s will? In the second triad of the Beatitudes, Jesus paints a picture of the kind of people God is forming in the Kingdom of the Skies. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and guests break down the biblical words for righteousness, justice, mercy, and purity throughout the Bible, leading up to Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Hungering and Thirsting for Righteousness (0:00-6:32) ---Chapter 2: Right Relationships, Justice, and Equity (6:32-13:18) ---Chapter 3: Righteousness and Trust in God (13:18-24:17) ---Chapter 4: What Jesus Means by Mercy (24:17-32:53) ---Chapter 5: The Challenge of a Pure Heart (32:53-42:18) ---Chapter 6: Portraying Purity of Heart in Art (42:18-46:47) Referenced Resources --- [Matthew 1-7: Volume 1 (International Critical Commentary),] (https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-1-7-International-Critical-Commentary/dp/0567083551) W.D Davies, Dale C. Allison Jr., and Christopher M. Tuckett ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Tim Mackie is our Lead Scholar. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey and Yanii Evans are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Ben Tertin. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

46 MINS

46:47

05 Feb 2024


#397

The Powerless, Grieving, and Unimportant (The Beatitudes Pt. 2)

Sermon the Mount E5 – What does it mean to be poor in spirit, mourning, and meek? Jesus uses these words in the opening of the Sermon on the Mount, and the guys examine them in biblical Greek and Hebrew, finding that a better translation may be “powerless,” “grieving,” and “unimportant.” These are the people that Jesus believes will have the “good life.” How can that be? In this episode, Jon, Tim, and guests explore the first triad of the Beatitudes, shedding light on how those at the bottom of society are actually better prepared to receive the kingdom of the skies. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: A Kingdom for the Powerless (01:25-13:50) ---Chapter 2: Comfort for the Grieving (13:50-21:07 ---Chapter 3: Making Space for Grief (21:07-24:15) ---Chapter 4: An Inheritance for the Unimportant (24:15-35:19) ---Chapter 5: Portraying a Jesus-Style Revolution (35:19-40:40) Referenced Resources --- [A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Saint Matthew (The International Critical Commentary, Vol. 1)] (https://www.amazon.com/Critical-Exegetical-Commentary-According-International/dp/0567094812) by Dale C. Allison Jr., Christopher M. Tuckett, Graham I. Davies ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen Show CreditsDan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey and Yanii Evans are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Ben Tertin, Josh Espasandin, Rose Mayer, and Nyssa Oru. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

29 Jan 2024

40 MINS

40:40

29 Jan 2024


#396

What Does "Blessed" Mean? (The Beatitudes Pt. 1)

Sermon on the Mount E4 – What does Jesus mean when he calls people “blessed” in the first section of the Sermon on the Mount? The Greek word translated as “blessed” is makarios, and its Hebrew equivalent is ashrey, which means “the good life.” But there’s another Hebrew word for blessing, barukh, which refers to blessings from God. In this episode, Tim, Jon, and guests unpack what it means to be blessed according to Jesus’ counterintuitive message as he ushers in the kingdom of the skies.  [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: What Jesus Means by “Blessed” (00:00-13:24) ---Chapter 2: The Meaning of Ashrey in Other Hebrew Literature (13:24-17:55) ---Chapter 3: What Is the Good Life? (17:55-21:06) ---Chapter 4: Jesus Reframes the Good Life (21:06-33:33) Referenced Resources --- [The Wisdom of Ben-Sira (Ecclesiasticus)] (https://www.amazon.com/Wisdom-Ben-Sira-Ecclesiasticus-Classic-Reprint/dp/1331043980/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1R3W79DIKFCZW&keywords=the+wisdom+of+bensirah+sirach+ecclesiasticus+yeshua+ben-sira&qid=1703187398&sprefix=the+wisdom+of+bensirah+sirach+ecclesiasticus+yeshua+ben-sira%2Caps%2C113&sr=8-1) by Yeshua Ben Sirach ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Tyler Bailey and Yanii Evans are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Ben Tertin, Breon Gummel, and Rick McKinley. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

22 Jan 2024

33 MINS

33:33

22 Jan 2024


#395

The Sermon on the Mount's Place in the Gospel of Matthew

Sermon on the Mount E3 – The Sermon on the Mount is one of five major speeches Jesus gives in the Gospel of Matthew, and there are many similarities between these speeches. What is Matthew doing in his gospel that is unique from the other gospels? And how does this shape his portrayal of Jesus? In this episode, Jon and Tim discuss how the Sermon on the Mount fits into the larger context of the Gospel of Matthew. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Jesus’ Five Speeches in Matthew (00:00-14:55) ---Chapter 2: How Matthew 5-7 and 23-25 Work Together (14:55-18:09) ---Chapter 3: The Structure of the Sermon on the Mount and Conclusion (18:09-22:55) ---Chapter 4: A Reading of the Sermon on the Mount (22:55-40:33) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Yanii Evans and Tyler Bailey are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer, and he provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Jonathan Pennington. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

15 Jan 2024

40 MINS

40:33

15 Jan 2024


#394

The Hebrew Bible’s Connection to the Sermon on the Mount

Sermon on the Mount E2 – As a Jewish rabbi, Jesus was immersed in the Hebrew Bible, or what Christians often call the Old Testament. The Hebrew Bible tells the story of God working with ancient Israel to bring about his Kingdom. And in the New Testament, Jesus claimed that God’s Kingdom was at long last arriving in him. In this episode, Tim and Jon walk through the three parts of the Hebrew Bible, showing how they connect to what Jesus teaches in the Sermon on the Mount. Plus, Michelle, Dan, and Aaron go on a field trip to look at a Torah scroll to better understand how the Hebrew Bible is designed. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Repentance in the Sermon on the Mount (00:00-12:35) ---Chapter 2: Exploring a Hebrew Bible Scroll (12:35-17:57) ---Chapter 3: How Jesus Interprets the Torah (17:57-25:00) ---Chapter 4: The Hebrew Bible’s Differing Book Order—Including the Prophets (25:00-27:38) ---Chapter 5: The Sermon on the Mount as the Fulfillment of Prophetic Hope (27:38-35:21) ---Chapter 6: The Last Book of the Hebrew Bible and the Writings (Ketuvim) (35:21-37:22) ---Chapter 7: The Sermon on the Mount as Wisdom Literature (37:22-40:43) ---Chapter 8: How the Hebrew Bible’s Structure Provides Context for the Sermon on the Mount (40:43-43:54) Referenced Resources --- [Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom] (https://a.co/d/aGCY3u5) by Amy Jill Levine ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Dan Gummel is the Creative Producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; Colin Wilson, producer; and Stephanie Tam, consultant and editor. Yanii Evans and Tyler Bailey are our audio editors. Tyler Bailey is also our audio engineer and provided our sound design and mix. JB Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Special thanks to Aaron Shaw. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.  ... Read more

08 Jan 2024

43 MINS

43:54

08 Jan 2024


#393

Kicking Off a Year With Sermon on the Mount

Most of us have probably heard sayings from Jesus’ famous teaching, commonly called the Sermon on the Mount. It's only 100 verses, but the sermon has created an enduring legacy that has shaped countless lives throughout history. In this first episode of a yearlong series on the Sermon on the Mount, Tim and Jon introduce some new voices and share stories of influential people who were inspired by Jesus’ words. Then the team lays out the basic facts of the Sermon on the Mount and the different ways it’s been interpreted over 2,000 years. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Chapter 1: Meet the Team and Hear Stories (00:00-18:08) ---Chapter 2: The Basics of the Sermon (18:08-32:22) ---Chapter 3: Interview with The Chosen Creator, Dallas Jenkins (32:22-44:15) ---Chapter 4: Domestication Strategies for the Sermon Throughout History (44:15-56:21) Referenced Resources ---“ [Letter from the Birmingham Jail”] (https://www.amazon.com/MARTIN-LUTHER-BIRMINGHAM-ANGLAIS-PENGUIN/dp/0241339464/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1G8ITT2JSMVHE&keywords=letter+from+the+birmingham+jail&qid=1701208671&s=books&sprefix=letter+from+the+birm%2Cstripbooks%2C126&sr=1-1) by Martin Luther King, Jr. --- [The Cost of Discipleship] (https://www.amazon.com/Cost-Discipleship-Dietrich-Bonhoeffer/dp/0684815001) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer --- [The Hiding Place] (https://www.amazon.com/Hiding-Place-Corrie-Ten-Boom/dp/0800794052/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2GLVZ8BQG4LXX&keywords=the+hiding+place&qid=1701209071&s=books&sprefix=the+hiding+plac%2Cstripbooks%2C140&sr=1-1) by Corrie Ten Boom --- [The Sermon on the Mount, Utopia or Program for Action?] (https://www.amazon.com/Sermon-Mount-Utopia-Program-Action/dp/0883442485/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1701209023&refinements=p_27%3APinchas+E.+Lapide&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Pinchas+E.+Lapide) by Pinchas E. Lapide ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---Original Sermon on the Mount music by Richie Kohen ---BibleProject theme song by TENTS Show Credits Stephanie Tam is the Lead Producer for today’s show. Production of today’s episode is by Lindsey Ponder, producer; Cooper Peltz, managing producer; and Colin Wilson, producer. Tyler Bailey is our audio engineer and editor, and he also provided our sound design and mix. Brad Witty does our show notes, and Hannah Woo provides the annotations for our app. Today’s hosts are Jon Collins and Michelle Jones. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

01 Jan 2024

56 MINS

56:22

01 Jan 2024


#392

Celebrating and Looking Forward—Happy New Year!

In our final episode of 2023, Tim, Jon, and BibleProject CEO, Steve, celebrate everything we worked on this year and the patrons who made it possible. The guys then talk about everything coming up in 2024 and beyond, including a sneak peek of a special new series coming in 2024 at the end of the show! [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part (00:00-9:28) ---Part two (9:28-17:09) ---Part three (17:09-32:39) ---Part four (32:39-49:10) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---“Grey” by J.Folk ---“Red M3” by Kreatev ---“Birds” by Afroham, Pleij Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo.  Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

25 Dec 2023

53 MINS

53:23

25 Dec 2023


#391

Can We Be Agents of Chaos With Good Intentions? – Chaos Dragon Q+R 2

Does the dragon always deceive humans into sinning? Can we become agents of chaos even when our intentions are good? What does it mean that Satan “entered into” Judas at the last supper? In this episode, Tim and Jon respond to your questions from the second half of the Chaos Dragon series. Thank you to our audience for your thoughtful questions! [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Does the Dragon Always Deceive Humans Into Sin? (00:00-7:36) ---Are the Scales in Paul’s Eyes a Reference to the Dragon? (7:36-14:22) ---Are the Dragon Rahab and Rakhab in Jeremiah Connected? (14:22-21:22) ---Was the Chaos Dragon Created To Be Evil? (21:22-26:55) ---Can We Become Agents of Chaos Even With Good Intentions? (26:55-32:03) ---What Does It Mean That Satan “Entered” Judas? (32:03-47:45) Referenced Resources ---Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon ---The New Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, James Strong ---Killing a Messiah: A Novel, Adam Winn ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Audience questions compiled by Christopher Maier. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

18 Dec 2023

47 MINS

47:44

18 Dec 2023


#390

Chaos and the Cosmos: An Astronaut Interview – Chaos Dragon E19

In this series, we’ve talked a lot about chaos—chaos waters and the great chaos monsters of the deep. In this episode, Tim and Jon interview an expert with a unique vantage point on the chaos of the cosmos, NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell-Dyson. Listen in as they discuss the fascinating intersection between ancient cosmology and modern scientific exploration of our universe. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-16:23) ---Part two (16:23-29:02) ---Part three (29:02-45:07) ---Part four (45:07-1:01:18) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---All music breaks by Tyler Bailey Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

11 Dec 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:18

11 Dec 2023


#389

The Dragon of Revelation – Chaos Dragon E18

 The Revelation, the last scroll in the Bible, is an apocalyptic vision about the reordering of the entire cosmos. And like the conclusion of any good story, it brings together all the themes in the Bible, including the theme of the dragon. In this episode, Tim and Jon discuss the dragon in John’s Revelation. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-8:19) ---Part two (8:19-25:19) ---Part three (25:19-37:40) ---Part four (37:40-51:08) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---Music breaks by Patrick Murphy Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

04 Dec 2023

57 MINS

57:26

04 Dec 2023


#388

The Dragon in Paul's Letters – Chaos Dragon E17

The biblical theme of the dragon is a way to think of a personal foe, the Satan, and an impersonal force—the relentless power that exerts itself over humanity and all of creation. In this episode, Tim and Jon look at how the Apostle Paul talked about death and disorder almost as if they were dragons, starting with Paul's letters to the Romans and the Corinthians. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-10:26) ---Part two (10:26-26:42) ---Part three (26:42-44:46) ---Part four (44:46-55:49) Referenced Resources ---Paul at the Ball: Ecclesia Victor and The Cosmic Defeat of Personified Evil in Romans 16:20, Michael J. Thate ---What's Our Problem?: A Self-Help Book for Societies, Tim Urban ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---Additional sound design by Tyler Bailey, Dan Gummel, and Matthew Halbert-Howen Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

27 Nov 2023

55 MINS

55:49

27 Nov 2023


#387

The Only Way to Slay the Dragon – Chaos Dragon E16

The theme of the chaos dragon runs all through the story of the Bible—along with the biblical authors’ expectation of a coming king who will one day slay the dragon for good. That dragon-slaying king is Jesus, but the way he defeats the dragon is not what anyone expected. In this episode, Tim and Jon explore what it means to truly gain victory over the dragon. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-8:53) ---Part two (8:53-22:31) ---Part three (22:31-36:21) ---Part four (36:21-44:24) ---Part five (44:24-51:46) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---All music breaks by Tyler Bailey Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

20 Nov 2023

51 MINS

51:46

20 Nov 2023


#386

A Human With Power Over the Dragon – Chaos Dragon E15

As we’ve traced the theme of the chaos dragon in the Bible, we’ve come to expect what the biblical authors expect: a dragon-slaying king to come. When the gospel authors introduce us to Jesus, they’re quick to show that Jesus is human, yet he wields power beyond what other humans possess. He triumphs over snake-like adversaries in the wilderness, subdues chaos waters with a word, and even has power over spiritual beings. In fact, Jesus does all the same things God himself does. In this episode, join Jon and Tim as they explore what it means for Jesus to be God’s anointed dragon-slaying king. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-14:29) ---Part two (14:29-21:51) ---Part three (21:51-32:48) ---Part four (32:48-46:44) Referenced Resources ---Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon, Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---All music breaks by Patrick Murphy Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

13 Nov 2023

46 MINS

46:44

13 Nov 2023


#385

Daniel and the Four Monsters – Chaos Dragon E14

Daniel 7 describes an incredible, apocalyptic dream had by the prophet Daniel where he sees four chaos monsters oppressing the people of God. Just like the other dragon stories we've encountered in the Bible, Yahweh shows up in Daniel's vision as the ultimate dragon slayer—only this time, he's not alone. There's another human-like figure who comes riding in on the clouds to fight the dragon. In this episode, Jon and Tim explore the theme of the dragon in the scroll of Daniel. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-12:24) ---Part two (12:24-19:21) ---Part three (19:21-25:57) ---Part four (25:57-38:29) ---Part five (38:29-49:05) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---All music breaks from “Leche Demos” by Matthew Halbert-Howen Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. ... Read more

06 Nov 2023

49 MINS

49:05

06 Nov 2023


#384

Does the Dragon Sometimes Win? – Chaos Dragon E13

In the story of the Bible, the dragon is a recurring symbol of chaos, death, and destruction. The good news is, Yahweh is the dragon slayer, and he gives humans power over the dragon too. But in the Bible—and in our own lives—we can encounter stories like Job’s. The scroll of Job explores what happens when a righteous person, someone who should be experiencing God's Eden blessing, gets their life co-opted by the dragon instead. In this episode, join Tim and Jon as they explore the story of Job. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-14:13) ---Part two (14:13-20:05) ---Part three (20:05-29:56) ---Part four (29:56-37:55) ---Part five (37:55-46:28) ---Part six (46:28-59:31) Referenced Resources ---Piercing Leviathan: God's Defeat of Evil in the Book of Job (New Studies in Biblical Theology, Volume 56), Eric Ortlund ---Playing With Dragons: Living With Suffering and God, Andrew R. Angel ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---Additional sound design by the BibleProject team Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Transcript edited by Grace Vang. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

30 Oct 2023

59 MINS

59:31

30 Oct 2023


#383

The Dragon Slayer in the Psalms – Chaos Dragon E12

While the chaos dragon is not God’s rival--it’s the rival of creation--it is God’s enemy. The Psalms sometimes portray creation as the ordered result of Yahweh’s battle with the dragon, to bring order out of chaos. In this episode, Tim and Jon discuss two psalms that look back to the cosmic battle at the beginning of creation and also look ahead to a day when Yahweh will give his own dragon-slaying power to a human image of God. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-8:07) ---Part two (8:07-23:23) ---Part three (23:23-36:12) ---Part four (36:12-48:27) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---All music from Leche Demos by Matthew Halbert-Howen Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

23 Oct 2023

48 MINS

48:27

23 Oct 2023


#382

What Does it Mean to be Evil? – Chaos Dragon Q+R 1

Did God create disorder and chaos? What does it actually mean to be evil? And how do you tell your kids that in the Bible dragons are actually the “bad guys”? In this episode, Tim and Jon respond to your questions from the first half of the Chaos Dragon series. Thank you to our audience for your incredible questions! [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Did God Create Disorder? (2:29) ---What is God’s Relationship to the Darkness? (15:05) ---What Does it Mean to be Evil? (21:41) ---Does God Use the Dragon for His Own Purposes? (33:49) ---Does the Dragon Theme Give People a Way to Justify Violence? (47:49) ---How Do You Tell Your Kids Dragons Are the “Bad Guys”? (52:57) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Audience questions compiled by Christopher Maier. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

16 Oct 2023

58 MINS

58:52

16 Oct 2023


#381

Was the World Ever Perfect? – Chaos Dragon E11

The theme of the chaos dragon raises some challenging questions. For instance, if God created a perfect world and humans messed it up, why did the dragon and the chaos waters exist at the beginning of the universe? Why would God allow the potential for chaos at all? In this episode, Tim and Jon discuss God’s goodness and the existence of evil, through the lens of the chaos dragon theme. [View more resources on our website →] (http://bibleproject.com) Timestamps  ---Part one (00:00-13:33) ---Part two (13:33-30:44) ---Part three (30:44-47:06) ---Part four (47:06-1:01:03) Referenced Resources ---Interested in more? Check out [Tim’s library here.] (https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/) ---You can experience our entire library of resources in the BibleProject app, available for [Android] (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bibleproject) and [iOS] (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bibleproject/id1523687027) . Show Music  ---“Defender (Instrumental)” by TENTS ---All music breaks by Patrick Murphy Show produced by Cooper Peltz with Associate Producer Lindsey Ponder, Lead Editor Dan Gummel, and Editors Tyler Bailey and Frank Garza. Mixed by Tyler Bailey. Transcript edited by Grace Vang. Podcast annotations for the BibleProject app by Hannah Woo. Powered and distributed by Simplecast. ... Read more

09 Oct 2023

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:33

09 Oct 2023