Paul's letters may well give us more clues regarding the historical facts about Paul and his mission than the book of Acts. The biblical Acts of the Apostles has a different agenda from Paul himself. Presenter: Dr. Perry Kea with host Dr. Shirley Paulson
On the basis of Acts, it's very clear that Simon wants to do good, because he wants to convey the Holy Spirit, just like Peter and John do. An interview with Dr. M. David Litwa.
Paul’s goal was to inspire nations to convert to the true God—the God of Israel. This was a conversion, not to a new religion, but to the promises of Israel's God.
People who know anything about Paul from the Bible generally know the story of Paul's conversion. But is that really what happened? Did he become a Christian or remain a Jew? Presenter: Dr. B. Brandon Scott with host Dr. Shirley Paulson
The metronome of the world beats to distributive justice, and that is a completely different vision from the normalcy of civilization, which basically says, “I’m bigger than you, I’m stronger than you. I’m going to take your stuff.” An interview with John Dominic Crossan.
Christians easily forget the Jewishness of Jesus, but understanding his Jewish life explains more behind traditional Christian teachings. We discuss the origins and meaning of atonement in the context of Jesus’s Jewish heritage. Presenter: Dr. Robert Miller with host Dr. Shirley Paulson
Jesus made quite clear that the story about God he wanted to advance was the reality of God’s presence among us, a message with its roots deeply embedded in his Jewish heritage.
I want to hear Jesus the way his contemporaries—Jews in first-century Israel and Galilee—would have heard him. I want to understand him the way his Jewish contemporaries understood him. An interview with Rabbi Evan Moffic.
As we think through what Jesus said and did, we will look for the most appropriate words to identify Jesus, his people, and their work. Presenter: Rev. Gordon Raynal
If the religious leaders of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were to acknowledge together their mutual mission, as “Seth’s seed”, to work toward the gradual perfection of the world, they would identify their enemy as revenge, fear, hatred, and arrogance.
Along the way, Paul also makes quite a telling statement about his and probably these early communities’ views of conjugal rights – that they are mutual! Marriage partners have authority over one another’s bodies. An Interview with Dr. Susan (Elli) Elliott.