The BEMA Podcast is a walk-through of the context of the Bible and the Text itself, as well as surrounding history.
368: Elisa Bosley — Spiritual Eldercare
Brent Billings and Elle Grover Fricks are joined by Elisa Bosley, founder of Spiritual Eldercare. Elisa has decades of experience leading worship services and Bible studies, and also working with adults who have dementia. Combining those efforts, she became a chaplain in 2016 and serves at a long-term memory care community in Boulder, Colorado.Spiritual EldercareAdditional audio production by Gus Simpson Special Guest: Elisa Bosley.
30/11/2023 • 55 minutes 9 seconds
367: Isaiah — Burdens
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings hear Isaiah communicate the comprehensive and exhaustive nature of how God carries the burdens of all nations, not just the ones that bear His name.Presentation for Isaiah — Burdens (PDF)NIV Archaeological Study BibleNIV Cultural Backgrounds Study BibleThe Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert AlterCross Vision by Gregory A. BoydCrucifixion of the Warrior God by Gregory A. Boyd
16/11/2023 • 47 minutes 11 seconds
366: Isaiah — Let the Man Cook!
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings venture further into Isaiah and the days of Ahaz to see God’s invitation to trust the story—and warnings for what might happen if that invitation is not accepted.
09/11/2023 • 52 minutes 51 seconds
365: Isaiah — Prophet vs. Wizard Priests
Brent Billings, Elle Grover Fricks, and Josh Bossé dig a little deeper into the cultural context of Isaiah 6.“Isaiah's Impure Lips and Their Purification in Light of Akkadian Sources” by Victor (Avigdor) Hurowitz — JSTORMyths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria by Lewis SpenceBārû — WikipediaBāru (Mesopotamian priest) — BritannicaBārûtu — Wikipedia
02/11/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 16 seconds
364: Isaiah — Opening Provocations
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings journey into the text of Isaiah, hearing the call of a father to his stubborn children.The Ache for Meaning by Tommy BrownThe Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert AlterBEMA 51: 1 Isaiah — VineyardIsaiah: Holy, Holy, Holy — Derrick Rohr, Campus Christian Fellowship
26/10/2023 • 53 minutes 32 seconds
363: Isaiah — Prophetic Imagination
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are back with Reed Dent to continue the introduction to the prophecy of Isaiah and consider Walter Brueggemann’s ideas about the prophetic imagination.The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann“What Prophecy Is For” — BibleProject PodcastThought of the Day: Prophetic Imagination — Marty Solomon, YouTube
19/10/2023 • 50 minutes 4 seconds
362: Isaiah — Prophetic Pathos
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings are with Reed Dent to begin a journey deep into the prophecy of Isaiah by considering what we can learn from Abraham Joshua Heschel about the prophetic pathos.The Prophets by Abraham Joshua HeschelIsaiah: History — Reed Dent, Campus Christian FellowshipA Collision or (3+4=7) by David Crowder*BandCollected Poems of W. H. Auden (see Part IX)Lost in the Cosmos by Walker PercyNIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible<a href="https://en.wikipedi
12/10/2023 • 56 minutes 18 seconds
361: Session 8 Intro
Marty Solomon and Brent Billings return to “Ordinary Time” on the podcast and prepare for some fresh studies of the Text.BEMA 190: Session 4 CapstoneBEMA News & EventsImpact Campus MinistriesBEMA Discord