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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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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Why is the Apostle Peter Called Simon Bar-Jonah?

I found it odd that Jesus would address Peter as “Simon bar-Jonah” after his declaration of Jesus as the Christ (Matthew 16:17) — not because it’s uncommon for men to be referred to as “the son of” someone in the biblical text, but because the occurrence takes place so soon (in the text) after Jesus’ declaration that the only sign that the “wicked and adulterous generation” would receive was “the sign of [what I assume to be the prophet] Jonah” (16:4). Do you see anything beyond the coincidental double appearance of the name Jonah here?

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Acts 12 and the Resurrection and Exodus of Peter

I’ve just recorded another Youtube video (see my first one here), this time on the subject of Acts 12 and the ways in Peter’s experience is modeled after Christ’s and Israel’s. Acts 12 was one of many exodus-themed parts of Scripture that we didn’t have the space to get into in Echoes of Exodus, but it will give you a flavour of the sort of things we explore in other passages.

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