In Episode 5 We take a single verse found in Mark 1:12 and unpack it. “The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness”. The Wilderness represents so much and we try to help connect some of those ideas. – The wilderness as the gate in transitioning from the first half of life into […]
In Episode 4 We take a look at Mark 1:9-11 and the baptism of Jesus. We talk about how in this earliest recounting of Jesus baptism it is an entirely individual experience to Jesus. How only later do other authors make this story branch out as evidence of Jesus’ authority and calling. We discuss the […]
In Episode 2 of “The Mythical Jesus: Taking the Christ of Faith Seriously” we tackle the peculiarity of John the Baptist. Specifically his garb and eating habits. We talk about how first hearing of John’s strangeness we chuckle and think how weird that must of been. But digging a little deeper we can use this […]
Today we start a new podcast series called “The Mythical Jesus: Taking the Christ of Faith Seriously”. This podcast will delve into Faith Development, Cognitive Development, and Biblical Scholarship using the Teachings and figure of Jesus from the New Testament as the framing for exploring these deep ideas. Today we start with the Earliest Gospel, […]
Today we sit down with Margaret Placentra Johnston, author of Faith Beyond Belief, as well as her newest book Overcoming Spiritual Myopia. We talk about the spiritual journey hitting on concepts like leaving binary thinking and ethnocentricity, developing an inner authority, and the battle between belonging and authenticity.