Jan 23, 2020
IBR Ep 11- Exile and Death
When thinking through the main ideas and themes of Scripture, most don’t consider the theme of exile as a major Biblical idea. However, beginning in Genesis, woven through the whole of the Hebrew Bible, and throughout the New Testament, the theme of exile can be seen as the lens through which the Scriptures were written and interpreted. What is exile and death in a Biblical sense? Is the Bible and its Hebrew writers concerned with physical death or something different? What does exile have to do with death? We will tackle these fascinating topics in today’s episode.
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  • Jan 23, 2020IBR Ep 11- Exile and Death
    Jan 23, 2020
    IBR Ep 11- Exile and Death
    When thinking through the main ideas and themes of Scripture, most don’t consider the theme of exile as a major Biblical idea. However, beginning in Genesis, woven through the whole of the Hebrew Bible, and throughout the New Testament, the theme of exile can be seen as the lens through which the Scriptures were written and interpreted. What is exile and death in a Biblical sense? Is the Bible and its Hebrew writers concerned with physical death or something different? What does exile have to do with death? We will tackle these fascinating topics in today’s episode.
  • Jan 23, 2020IBR Ep 10- Exile from the Garden
    Jan 23, 2020
    IBR Ep 10- Exile from the Garden
    As we continue our journey through the beginning chapters of Genesis, we come to the climax of the Garden narrative. Adam and Eve are banished from the Tree of Life and sent away as a result of their disobedience and disloyalty to HaShem’s instructions. Today, we’re going to begin looking at the over-arching theme of exile that begins here in the opening chapters of the Scriptures.
  • Jan 3, 2020IBR Ep 9- Two Trees and Forbidden Fruit
    Jan 3, 2020
    IBR Ep 9- Two Trees and Forbidden Fruit
    Shalom everyone. In this episode, we continue our walk through the first few chapters of Genesis by picking up where we left off in last week's discussion. Genesis 2 & 3 provide some interesting reading in the form of a talking snake, trees, and some sort of forbidden fruit. Are we expected to read this as a Snow White type of story, where Adam and Eve eat of a magical apple thereby transforming their once immortal and perfect make up into a sin-sick creature? What type of "fruit" was eaten or does it even matter? Is there a bigger story being communicated here? All this and more in today's episode.
  • Dec 18, 2019IBR Ep 8- A Talking Snake?
    Dec 18, 2019
    IBR Ep 8- A Talking Snake?
    As we move through the first few chapters of Genesis, we find ourselves suddenly confronted with "the serpent" in chapter 3. The serpent has no introduction or back story, it simply shows up. Although there are many opinions as to who or what the serpent was, we may find it profitable to ask what the initial and ancient hearers may have understood it to be. Join the conversation as we discuss the serpent...a talking snake or something else?
  • Dec 8, 2019IBR Ep 7- Adam in the Garden
    Dec 8, 2019
    IBR Ep 7- Adam in the Garden
    In Genesis 2, God plants a garden, places the man (Adam) in the garden, and gives Adam a specific function as it relates to the garden. What exactly is the image of the Garden? How are we to understand Adam and his function in this Garden? In this episode, we begin to look at the beautiful message of identity and function being communicated by the ancient writers.
  • Dec 8, 2019IBR Ep 6- Adam
    Dec 8, 2019
    IBR Ep 6- Adam
    What is the message of Genesis 2 and the creation of Adam? Is the creation of Adam & Chavah a re-telling of Day 6 of Creation? Were Adam & Chavah the first human beings? In this episode, we will begin to talk through some of these questions and propose some unique but fitting explanations for your consideration.
  • Nov 24, 2019IBR Ep 5- The Whole Point of Genesis 1
    Nov 24, 2019
    IBR Ep 5- The Whole Point of Genesis 1
    Many times, maybe even most of the time, we see the Creation of Genesis 1 referred to as the “six days of Creation”. In this episode, we will explore the massive trouble and error with seeing the Creation narrative this way. We will propose that if we view the point of Genesis 1 as the six days of Creation, then we have quite possibly missed the entire, glorious, earth-shattering, point of what the author is intended to communicate.
  • Nov 24, 2019IBR Ep 4- The God Who Orders Creation
    Nov 24, 2019
    IBR Ep 4- The God Who Orders Creation
    Welcome back to IBR. We certainly hope you are enjoying the show so far because we are only getting started. In this episode, we will walk through the first 6 days of creation to see just what is being communicated. We will also see how all of the wonder creation is being attributed to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • Nov 17, 2019IBR Ep 3- Genesis 1 As Poetry
    Nov 17, 2019
    IBR Ep 3- Genesis 1 As Poetry
    This week we look at Genesis 1 from a perspective that may be completely foreign, that is, as poetic narrative. When we look at Genesis 1 as simply a “lab report” of how the world was physically created, we see but a small and insignificant portion of the bigger story that God is telling.
  • Nov 17, 2019IBR Ep 2- Hebrew & Greek Thought
    Nov 17, 2019
    IBR Ep 2- Hebrew & Greek Thought
    In this episode of IBR, we have a conversation about how Greeks (Westerners) & Hebrews (Easterners) think about the world differently. This is an invaluable study as it drastically changes the way we process Scripture as a whole and Genesis in particular. Many of the troubles we have with interpreting Scripture comes from the way we ask questions. As westerners, many times we are simply asking different questions than our eastern Biblical authors. We are looking for answers they simply aren’t prepared to give.
  • Nov 10, 2019IBR Ep 1- Introduction
    Nov 10, 2019
    IBR Ep 1- Introduction
    Welcome to Image Bearers Radio, a new podcast ministry of Out of Ashes Ministries. In this first episode, Joe introduces you to himself, tells about his background, where the Father is leading him now. joe also gives his vision for IBR. We hope you enjoy the show!