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  • The biblical story begins and ends with God as king. Humans rebel however and the world becomes ensnared to the rule of a dark, serpentine lord. But the story doesn’t end there….

    Brent talks with Stephen Dempster, the author of a new IVP book called ‘The Return of the Kingdom: A Biblical Theology of God’s Reign’.

    Stephen is emeritus professor of religious studies at Crandall University in Canada and author of numerous publications including ‘Dominion and Dynasty’.

    (1:10) The Return of the King;(1:40) The 2 bookends of the Bible;(5:00) God as King in Genesis;(8:40) The dark serpent of the Bible;(10:30) 2 kingdoms;(14:30) The Tabernacle;(16:15) The prophets and the kingdom;(19:20) The Psalms;(22:30) The gospels and the return of the king;(26:00) Revelation as the grand finale.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    www.ivpress.com

    www.amazon.com/Return-Kingdom-Biblical-Theology-Essential/dp/0830842918

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  • How do Psalms 110 and 118 point to Jesus?

    Brent talks with Ian Vaillancourt about his Sheffield Press book ‘The Multifacted Saviour of Psalms 110 and 118’.

    Ian is associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. He’s the author of a number of books.

    (0:50) The shape of the book of Psalms;(3:55) A Psalm in the context of the whole book;(5:15) Jesus in the Psalms;(9:30) Psalm 110;(11:10) Psalms 1 and 2 as an introduction to the Psalms;(12:30) Psalm 110 in context;(16:00 Jesus in Psalm 118;(19:30) How does Psalm 118 point back to the Exodus?(21:00 Psalm 118 and Book 5.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    heritage-theo.academia.edu/IanVaillancourt

    www.amazon.com/Multifaceted-Saviour-Psalms-110-118/dp/1910928631

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  • A man gets off a train in a small town and finds himself confronted by some very hostile ‘heavies’….

    What is happening in this town?

    Brent talks with Hannah Long about the 1954 movie ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’ starring Spencer Tracey and Robert Ryan.

    Hannah is a passionate cinephile. She writes cultural commentary and film criticism for a number of publications including ‘The Dispatch’, ‘Angelus News’, ‘American Consequences’ and ‘American Cinema Production’.

    (1:15) What is ‘Bad Day at Black Rock’?(3:00) The cast;(4:30) Robert Ryan;(5:00) MGM in 1954;(6:55) Wide screen and photography;(11:10) Law and Justice?(13:20) Racism;(13:50) Evil in the town;(16:00) Christian themes and symbolism?(18:30) Irony;(21:00) A film about second chances?(22:40) A movie about atonement;(23:40) The film a microcosm of post-war Europe?(26:30) The score.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/film/ride-the-high-country

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  • Brent talks with Dr. Alastair Roberts of the Theopolis Institute about Zechariah chapter 2.

    (1:40) Chapter 2 – more weird stuff;(2:05) The man with the measuring line;(3:00) The Temple in Ezekiel and Zechariah;(7:10) Zechariah 2 and Revelation 7. The 4 winds;(8:55) Esther;(10:30) Another Exodus;(14:30) The Gentile nations.

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    theopolisinstitute.com

    alastairadversaria.com

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  • Brent is joined by Dr. Alastair Roberts of the Theopolis Institute in the United States to discuss the often puzzling book of Zechariah. In this episode, Brent and Alastair look at chapter 1.

    (0:40) Who was Zechariah and what’s the book about?(4:00) The book of the 12;(6:15) The time in chapter 1;(7:15) The Lord of Hosts;(9:40) Israel’s repentance;(10:15) The Night Visions;(14:00) The 1st Night Vision;(15:00) 24;(15:50) The 4 horses and their colors;(16:50) The man;(17:30) The angel of the Lord and Jesus;(18:15) Symbolism of myrtle trees;(21:10) The earth at rest;(23:30) The 2nd Night Vision and the 4 horses;(25:00) The 4 craftsmen.

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    alastairadversaria.com

    theopolisinstitute.com

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  • Who is Jesus? What is truth and where is it found? What’s the purpose of life?

    Brent talks with Rick Beckwith about his new B and H Publishing Group book ‘What If It’s All True?’ Rick investigates the person and promises of Jesus. What if Jesus was more than just a good teacher but actually the Son of God – what would this mean for you and me personally?

    Rick has served on the staff of Young Life for 40 years in a variety of roles including Senior Regional Director for Metropolitan Washington and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. He’s consulted with profit and nonprofit leaders across Europe as well as in Canada and the States. Rick is also a seasoned life coach and spiritual director.

    (1:20) Young Life outreach ministry;(2:35) What if the Bible is true?(4:00) Where can we find truth?(5:15) Truth decay;(7:05) Right and wrong?(8:50) Intelligent design?(10:00) DNA;(11:15) Who is Jesus?(14:00) The New Testament;(15:15) Jesus outside the New Testament;(17:45) The resurrection accounts;(18:50) Why does God allow bad things to happen?(22:45) How do we get to know Jesus?

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    www.bhpublishinggroup.com

    www.amazon.com/What-Its-All-True-Investigating/dp/1430082844

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  • Brent talks with Joshua Farris about dementia and the soul and raising adoptive children.

    Joshua is a teacher, pastor, editor, author, blogger and podcaster. He’s currently Vice President of Ethical Engagement at Density6 and Visiting Research Professor at the University of Bochum.

    Two of Joshua’s recent articles published in ‘The Christian Post’ are ‘What dementia teaches us about the soul’ and ‘How psychology can help adoptive parents’.

    (1:20) Current thinking about consciousness and the soul;(2:40) Has the idea of the soul gone out of fashion?(4:20) Dementia patients and the soul;(7:30) What happens to faith when people get dementia?(12:00) Adoptive children and biblical parenting;(15:50) The experience of adoptive children;(18:30) What psychology can teach us about raising adoptive children;(20:00) ‘Raising Christian families’;(22:30) Classical learning.

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    /www.joshuarfarris.com

    www.christianpost.com/voices/what-dementia-teaches-us-about-the-soul.html

    www.christianpost.com/voices/how-psychology-can-help-adoptive-parents.html

    soulscienceministries.com/about-us

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  • Brent talks with Patricia Weerakoon from Sydney, Australia about 2 sets of books she’s published with YouthWorks Media in Sydney called ‘You and Me by the Book’ and ‘Birds and Bees by the Book’.

    Patricia is a counsellor, sexologist and academic. She trained in medicine at the University of Sri Lanka and did her postgraduate study in sexology at the University of Hawaii. She taught at Sydney University where she was the director of an internationally recognized postgraduate programme in sexual health. She’s also a popular conference speaker and the author of several books.

    (1:10) What is a sexologist?(2:00) Sex education in schools today;(5:30) What is age appropriate sex education?(12:30) ‘Birds and Bees by the Book’;(22:20) ‘You and Me by the Book’.

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    patriciaweerakoon.com

    youthworksmedia.net

    Birds and Bees by the Book (birdsandbeesbooks.com)

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  • Brent talks with Brian Zahnd about his new IVP America book ‘The Wood Between the Worlds: A Poetic Theology of the Cross’.

    Brian is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St Joseph, Missouri. Brian is known for his theologically informed preaching and his embrace of the deep and long history of the church and he provides a forum for pastors to engage with leading theologians and is a frequent conference speaker.

    (1:10) The kaleidoscopic meaning of the Cross;(2:40) What does the Cross tell us about God?(5:30) Brian’s personal journey with the Cross;(8:30) Atonement;(12:30) Some of the artists who’ve inspired Brian;(21:50) The Cross and capital punishment.

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    www.ivpress.com

    www.amazon.com/Wood-Between-Worlds-Poetic-Theology/dp/151400562X

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  • Sometimes hope can feel like a scam – a swindle, a hustle. Not only do we have hope, but that hope cannot disappoint us because it’s been validated by God Himself.

    Brent talks with Irwin Incke Jnr. about his new book on Hebrews published by IVP America called ‘Hope Ain’t a Hustle: Persevering by Faith in a Wearying World’.

    Irwin is the coordinator of Mission to North America, part of the Presbyterian Church in America. Formerly he was pastor at Grace DC Church Presbyterian Church. In 2018 Irwin was unanimously elected as the 46th Presbyterian Church in America General Assembly Moderator – the first African-American to hold the position.

    (1:15) Hustling;(5:00) A culture of contempt;(7:10) The Roman world at the time of the letter to the Hebrews;(8:30) Hebrews 1 and the Lord Jesus;(10:00) Jesus’ divinity;(13:10) Jesus our great High Priest;(16:30) Hebrews and endurance;(19:00) Living for the city of God;(21:15) Surrendering our future to Jesus.

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    www.ivpress.com

    www.irwynince.com

    www.amazon.com/Hope-Aint-Hustle-Persevering-Wearying/dp/1514005743

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  • Are you feeling anxious? How can Jesus lead us out of feelings of anxiety?

    Brent talks with Alan Fadling about his new IVP America book ‘The Non-Anxious Life: Experiencing the Peace of God’s Presence’.

    Alan is president and founder of Unhurried Living in Mission Viejo, California, inspiring people to rest deeper, live fuller, and lead better. He speaks and consults internationally.

    (1:30) Alan’s experience with anxiety;(3:55) Living in an anxious age;(5:15) Reducing anxiety;(6:20) The positive use of anxiety;(9:50) Solitude and silence helpful;(11:15) The peace of Christ;(13:20) Jesus’ words about worry and anxiety;(15:40) ‘Inhaling’ grace;(18:20) Disengaging with our phones;(20:30) Performance anxiety;(24:25) Practising God’s presence.

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    www.ivpress.com

    /www.unhurriedliving.com/alan/

    www.amazon.com/Unhurried-Life-Following-Jesus-Rhythms/dp/0830835733

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  • Brent is joined by Dr. Robert Marbut Jnr., the founding President and CEO of Haven for Hope and the White House’s ‘Federal Homelessness Tzar’. Dr. Marbut has consulted on issues of homelessness with more communities and organizations than anyone else in the States and has also worked in 3 Presidential Administrations. How he is the Executive Producer of both the ‘No Address’ movie starring Ashanti, Billy Baldwin, Kander Berkeley and Beverly D’Angelo as well as the ‘Americans with no address’ documentary. He’s also the lead author and general editor of the ‘No Address Interactive Study Guide’. There’s also a novel and a music album. Dr. Marbut currently serves as a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute.

    (1:30) The movie;(3:30) Robert’s personal involvement;(6:45) Homelessness in the States and in the West;(8:00) Robert’s time in the White House;(10:15) The local church and homelessness;(12:30) 3 Presidential Administrations and homelessness;(15:30) The interactive study guide;(18:20) The myths about homelessness;(21:40) The mentally ill in the community;(24:50) Giving money to homeless people?

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    /www.amazon.com/No-Address-Interactive-Study-Guide/dp/0830787291

    Robert G. Marbut Jr. – David C Cook

    No Address | Supporting Homelessness (noaddressmovie.com)

    Robert Marbut | Discovery Institute

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  • How does an everyday law practice relate to Jesus’ call to follow him to servanthood?

    Brent talks with Robert Cochran Jnr. about his new IVP America book ‘The Servant Lawyer: Facing the Challenges of Christian Faith In Everyday Law Practice’.

    Robert is the Brandeis Professor of Law Emeritus at Pepperdine University and a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. Following law school he clerked for Judge John A. Field on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and practised with the law firm of Boyd and Bain in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    (1:05) A servant lawyer;(3:45) Learning to see clients as people ‘God has brought into your life’;(4:30) Lawyers and dominion;(5:50) Loving your client;(7:35) Restorative justice;(10:40) Representing ‘guilty’ clients;(14:10) The Bible and litigation;(16:20) Is it appropriate for a Christian to use the courts?(19:30) The church as offender;(21:00) The dangers of law school and of legal practice;(24:25) What is an ‘everyday’ lawyer?

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    www.amazon.com/Servant-Lawyer-Challenges-Christian-Everyday/dp/1514007223

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  • Do you sit in church alone? Well if you do or you have done, this episode is for you!

    Brent talks with Danielle Treweek, founding director of the Single Minded Ministry and an Adjunct teacher at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. Danielle also serves as both Diocesan Research Officer and a member of the Archbishop’s Doctrine Commission within the Anglican Doctrine Commission within the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. She’s the author of the IVP book ‘The Meaning of Singleness’.

    (1:20) Dani’s question;(2:20) The difficulties of sitting in church alone;(6:30) Is where we sit important in some churches?;(11:00) Why do single people have this problem?(14:30) Being pro-active;(16:45) Welcoming in church;(18:40) Church leaders.(21:20) The morning tea saga.

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    /www.danielletreweek.com

    www.thatgirlbosstheologian.com/p/on-sitting-alone-in-church

    www.amazon.com/Meaning-Singleness-Retrieving-Eschatological-Contemporary/dp/1514004852

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  • Brent talks with children’s author Maria Marianayagam who’s just published the first 2 books in a new series launching with Hachette called ‘Baby Virtues’. The series aims to introduce small children to foundational Christian virtues.

    Maria is a Tamil Sri Lankan Canadian children’s author who enjoys writing picture books centered on STEM, faith, and South Asian culture. When Maria is not writing, she can be found traveling the world devouring books and spending time with her family.

    (1:45) STEM;(2:15) Children’s writing;(3:35) Maria’s cultural background;(7:10) The Christian virtues;(8:00) Why its important to teach Christian virtues;(11:50) Scripture verses in the books;(14:00) ‘Baby Courage’ and the importance of courage.

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    www.marianayagam.com

    www.amazon.com/Baby-Hope-Virtues-Maria-Marianayagam/dp/1546006176

    www.hachettebookgroup.com/?s=baby+virtues

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  • What exactly did the dying Jesus mean when he said ‘It is Finished’ at the Cross? How is the shed blood of a man two thousand years ago relevant here and now?

    Brent talks with Charles Martin, New York Times and USA Today best selling author. Charles’s new book from Thomas Nelson is ‘It is Finished: A 40 Day Pilgrimage Back to the Cross’.

    (0:55) Why a 40 day journey?(3:40) ‘It is Finished’;(8:10) Why did Jesus have to die?(13:00) Crucifixion in the Roman world;(16:00) Jerusalem.

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    www.charlesmartinbooks.com

    www.amazon.com/Finished-40-Day-Pilgrimage-Back-Cross/dp/1400338832

    www.thomasnelson.com

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  • How can we offer a response to the cares and concerns of our day with love?

    Brent talks with author Felicia Murrell who’s just published a new book with Whitaker House called ‘And: The Restorative Power of Love in an Either/Or World’.

    Felicia is a certified master life coach and former ordained pastor with over twenty years of church leadership experience. Sne also serves the publishing industry as a freelance copy editor.

    (1:00) Why do we all exist to love?(2:20) Felicia’s childhood in the South;(7:10) Why do we live in an ‘either/or’ world?(10:10) All of us are human;(10:30) How can God’s love transform us?(13:00) Church;(17:50) Healthy deconstruction?(20:00) How our stories weave together.

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    feliciamurrell.com

    www.whitakerhouse.com

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  • ‘In a time when the world seems to be fighting more and more battles, communing with God is more vital than ever. Now is the time for believers to transform their prayer time with God and renew their lives’.

    Brent talks with pastor and author Frankie Mazzapica about his new Whitaker House book ‘Ignite Your Life: 14 Powerful Things That Happen When You Pray’.

    Frankie is the founding and lead pastor of Celebration Church of the Woodlands, Texas. Three people from the community were in attendance on the day that Frankie and his wife launched the church in 2005. Today the church is a vibrant, multiplying community and pastor Frankie broadcasts his messages every Sunday to 70,000 households on TBN.

    (3:15) Partnering with God in prayer;(8:15) What happens when we pray?(13:00) Ways Frankie has seen prayer answered;(17:00) How prayer helps us in times of trouble;(21:00) Prayer teaches us to hear the voice of God.

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    /www.amazon.com/Ignite-Your-Life-Powerful-Things/dp/B0C8C9F7M4

    /www.whitakerhouse.com

    frankiemazzapica.com

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  • How is our work a way to love God, serve our neighbours, and demonstrate the gospel? How do we engage our daily work as part of how God made all things new?

    Brent talks with Ross Chapman and Ryan Tafilowski about their new IVP book ‘Faithful Work: In the Daily Grind with God and for Others’.

    Ross is the CEO of Denver Institute for Faith and Work. He previously founded and served as president and executive director of For Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. He holds a doctor of ministry in faith, work, economics, and vocation from Fuller Theological Seminary.

    Ryan is assistant professor at Denver Seminary and lead pastor of Foothills Fellowship Church in Denver. He holds a PhD in systematic theology from the University of Edinburgh and has served as theologian-in-residence for Denver Institute for Faith and Work.

    (1:10) Why is daily work our greatest opportunity?(1:50) Why do we have such ‘low’ views of work?(3:00) The Bible’s view of work;(6:30) Does our work ‘add’ to God’s work?(7:40) Work in the Enlightenment period;(9:45) How do we demonstrate a love of neighbour with our work?(12:00) Broken structures;(13:30) God’s work for us;(16:30) Why work and rest are interrelated.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    www.ivpress.com

    www.amazon.com/Faithful-Work-Daily-Grind-Others/dp/1514007916

    www.denverinstitute.org/difw-names-ross-chapman-as-incoming-ceo/

    denverseminary.edu/directory/tafilowski-ryan/

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  • What is consciousness? Can we explain human consciousness without God?

    Brent talks with Joshua Farris, a teacher, pastor, editor, author, blogger and podcaster. His speciality is the soul as well as divine justice, the atonement and a lot of other things. He’s currently the Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellow at the University of Bocum. He was a previous fellow at the Creation Project, Carl F.H Henry Center and the University of London among others places.

    Joshua talks with Brent about human consciousness and why we need God to explain consciousness. Joshua is the author with Alin C. Cucu of ‘Science of Consciousness: The Elephant in the Room’ in ‘Mind Matters’ and ‘We Still Need God for Consciousness Despite Reports to the Contrary’ in ‘Worldview Bulletin’.

    (1:30) What is consciousness?(6:30) The ‘final theory’ of consciousness;(10:30) Panpsychism;(17:15) Personal qualities;(21:00) Why do we still need God?

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    /www.joshuarfarris.com

    mindmatters.ai/2023/10/science-of-consciousness-the-elephant-in-the-room/

    worldviewbulletin.substack.com/p/we-still-need-god-for-consciousness

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