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Interview with Ellen Davis: What Is the Practical Value of the Old Testament?

The latest episode of B4NP features Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. Our topic is the practical value of the Old Testament (and no, smarty pants, it’s not a shorter episode than usual).

Davis’s books include Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament and Biblical Prophecy: Perspectives for Christian Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry.

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Pete Ruins Exodus (Part 3)

June 17, 2019

Pete continues his award-winning (his cat seems to like it) and mind-altering series on Exodus by diving into chapters 5-13: Moses and Aaron’s first confrontation with Pharaoh (which did and did not go well) and the story of the plagues, which are loaded with all sorts of symbolic, theological, and mythic meaning.

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  • “There’s a theme here in Exodus – and this goes really throughout Scripture, Old and New Testaments – is that the Creator is the redeemer.” @peteenns
  • “I think that the Exodus story has a historical footing or grounding, but the story is not told in a way that simply preserves that. It’s told in ways that drives theology forward.” @peteenns

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