Brewing Through the Bible
Race, Racism & BLM

Race, Racism & BLM

July 23, 2020

Today I had my friend Ben Rous on the show. He's pastor of Liberty Christian Church in Lansing, Michigan. We talked through a lot of details regarding race, racism, and black lives matter, trying to bring some semblance of measured discussion to the table.

The Sun Is Going Dark, But the Spirit Is Ready

The Sun Is Going Dark, But the Spirit Is Ready

June 8, 2020

For the past two weeks, the church has remembered Pentecost Sunday and Holy Trinity Sunday. In light of that, I offered how Pentecost in Acts 2 serves as a model to consider for what we are currently walking through in our time of pandemic and social injustice in our world today.

The Blue Parakeet, Session 2

The Blue Parakeet, Session 2

May 26, 2020

Birds, sourdough bread, the Bible, and the Coronavirus. These topics and more came up as the BTTB crew discussed more from Scot McKnight's book The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible.

The Blue Parakeet, Session 1

The Blue Parakeet, Session 1

May 19, 2020

Over the summer, the BTTB team will be reading through and discussing Scot McKnight's The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. In session 1 we discuss ch.1 from the book. Perhaps the statement, "God said it. I believe it. That settles it." doesn't fully capture the tension and nuance of reading and interpreting the Bible.

The Bible: Simple, Complicated, Both or Neither?

The Bible: Simple, Complicated, Both or Neither?

March 5, 2020

This time around the BTTB group spent time talking through this question: Is the Bible simple, complicated, both or neither?

Challenges with Studying the Bible

Challenges with Studying the Bible

January 28, 2020

The BTTB group was finally back together at the table discussing important things about the Bible. We spent time mainly discussing two points: 1) the challenges we face in studying the Bible and 2) what it might look for people to truly follow Jesus in our world today.

Similarities Between Jesus’s Time & Our Own Time

Similarities Between Jesus’s Time & Our Own Time

January 13, 2020

The church has recently entered the season of Epiphany, which simply means "appearing." In it, the church will spend a good amount of time reading the Gospels, reminding ourselves of who Jesus is, what Jesus did and what Jesus said. In this episode, I consider Jesus's appearing on the scene at the beginning of the Gospel accounts. But, even more, I try and relate some of what was going on in Jesus's day to what is going on in our own current setting.

MLK Day Special

MLK Day Special

January 24, 2019

Brewing Through the Bible met this past Monday, MLK Day. Have a listen to the conversation we had around the table regarding race issues.

Genesis 6-9: The Flood

Genesis 6-9: The Flood

December 10, 2018

In this episode, we take time to consider many points from Genesis 6-9, which is the account of Noah and the flood.

Genesis 3

Genesis 3

November 16, 2018

In this new episode, we hit on a few things: 1) Recap our discussion around Genesis 1, 2) discuss some other philosophy & theological ideas, and 3) finally land on discussing Adam in light of Genesis 3 and Romans 5.