Theopolis Podcast: Luke 1:1-4 (Advent to Epiphany)

This week we start a new series on the Theopolis podcast, exploring Luke’s accounts of the nativity and childhood of Jesus. In this episode, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I discuss Luke 1:1-4.

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Transcript for Saul, Saul, Why Do You Persecute Me?

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Omnium Gatherum: Sports on Sunday, Kanye West, and the Death of New Atheism

Mere FidelityOn this week’s Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I decided to discuss a glorious gallimaufry of different topics, ranging from the work of Christian Billionaire Genius Kanye West to the demise of the New Atheist movement.

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Eagle Symbolism

I’ve recently been listening to (who else!) James Jordan’s talks on Revelation and have a question about the symbology of the Eagle in the Bible.

Eagles seem to be symbolic of Rome’s destruction of Jerusalem (Deuteronomy 28:49, Matthew 24:28)

And eagles also seem to have more positive streams of symbolism: Eagles as symbolic of angels, prophets, the association with Gospel of John.

Is there a way to merge these streams?

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Why Does Saul Ask About David’s Father’s Identity After David Killed Goliath?

Why does Saul ask about David’s origins after the battle with Goliath? It seems from the previous account of David as Saul’s musician he should have known this. I find the common conservative suggestion (that Saul knew David but couldn’t remember his father’s name) and the common liberal suggestion (that two accounts were clumsily interwoven) both dissatisfying.

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Theopolis Podcast: The End of John’s Gospel (The Gospel of John)

This week on the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the concluding chapters of John’s Gospel.

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