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Interview with Kent Sparks: Where Did the Israelites Come From?

This week’s guest is Kent Sparks, professor of biblical studies and provost at Eastern University. Our discussion is all about the mystery of Israel’s origins. And it is a mystery. The exodus and conquest of Canaan (Exodus through Joshua) are central to Israel’s identity, and are certainly informed by old traditions and authentic historical memory—but they not historical accounts in the modern sense. How and when, historically speaking, Israel stepped out onto the world stage is a huge mystery, though we have some clues to piece together a compelling picture.

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The Bible As A Weapon with Brian McLaren

Interview with Brian McLaren: The Bible As A Weapon

February 5, 2018

Jared & Pete talk with Brian McLaren about the dangers of a “weaponized Bible” and how our own bias and interpretation may cause us to reach some incomplete conclusions.