Theopolis Podcast: Feeding the Five Thousand (The Gospel of John)

In our current Theopolis podcast series, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I are working through the first half of the Gospel of John, focusing on the signs of Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus’ fourth sign, the feeding of the five thousand in John 6:1-14.

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Peter Walking on the Water

Following the land/sea symbology of Israel/nations — when Jesus walks on water (as if it were land) do you think this is a type of the mystery revealed in the gospel (ie: the nations/waters are brought into God’s family/land)? Does Peter’s experience here foreshadow his initial comprehension of the mystery, followed by stumbling with the Judaizers (per Paul’s account in Galatians)?

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The Trials of Paul

I am wondering what you think about Luke’s purpose in dedicating so much of his writings at the back end of the book of Acts to the legal proceedings involving Paul. What is he wanting to highlight by giving essentially a quarter of the book (chapters 21-28) to the details around these matters, including a very detailed account of the shipwreck (cf. Acts 27). One thought could be that Luke wants us to see Paul in the strain of the OT prophets. Similar to Isaiah, Jeremiah, etc. Luke shows Paul speaking truth to power, and repeats his calling moment (Damascus Rd experience) twice more in these final chapters. Is that it or is there more to it.

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Theopolis Podcast: The Healing of the Paralytic (The Gospel of John)

In our current Theopolis podcast series, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I are working through the first half of the Gospel of John, focusing on the signs of Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus’ third sign, the healing of the paralytic in 5:1-19.

You can follow the Theopolis podcast on SoundcloudiTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can read show notes over on the Theopolis podcast website. You can also see past episodes I have contributed to by clicking the ‘Theopolis Podcast’ link in the bar above. If you would like to leave a question for us to answer, please do so on our Curious Cat page.