The Guru of Greek–Jon Laansma

Dr. Jon Laansma,
Wheaton Colleg

By anyone’s account, Jon Laansma is the Guru of Greek. Dr. Jon Laansma, the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis and chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Wheaton College, discusses with David Capes the new options (as of 2021-2022) for majoring in Classical Languages at Wheaton. These options fit the major for a wider range of contemporary students while preserving the in-depth work that some prefer. This includes a number of “integrated majors” that allow the student to work in both Hebrew, Greek, or Latin and Art, History, Bible, or other areas. Learn more at https://www.wheaton.edu/academics/programs/classical-languages—greek-latin-hebrew/.

To hear the podcast (8 minutes) click here.

“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, IL and The Lanier Theological Library. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, it features language experts who discuss the importance of learning the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—and show how reading the Bible in the original languages “pays off.” Each podcast lasts between seven and eleven minutes and covers a different topic for those who want to read the Bible for all it is worth.

If you’re interested in going deeper, learn more about Wheaton’s undergraduate degree in Classical Languages (Greek, Hebrew, and Latin) and our MA in Biblical Exegesis

You can hear Exegetically Speaking on SpotifyStitcherApple Podcasts, and YouTube. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at exegetically.speaking@wheaton.edu. And keep listening. 

Exegetically Speaking–Season Three!

David B. Capes, Lanier Theological Library

Dr. David Capes, formerly Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and presently Senior Research Fellow at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas, has authored about a dozen books and many articles, including Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Christology (Baylor, 2017) and, with Rodney Reeves and Randy Richards, Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters, and Theology (IVP Academic, 2017). He is the host of Exegetically Speaking, and in this episode, he reviews some of Season Two and looks ahead to what is in store for Season Three.

To listen to the podcast click here.

“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, IL and The Lanier Theological Library. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, it features language experts who discuss the importance of learning the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—and show how reading the Bible in the original languages “pays off.” Each podcast lasts between seven and eleven minutes and covers a different topic for those who want to read the Bible for all it is worth.

If you’re interested in going deeper, learn more about Wheaton’s undergraduate degree in Classical Languages (Greek, Hebrew, and Latin) and our MA in Biblical Exegesis

You can hear Exegetically Speaking on SpotifyStitcherApple Podcasts, and YouTube. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at exegetically.speaking@wheaton.edu. And keep listening. 

Christianity Today, Timothy Dalrymple

Dr. Timothy Dalrymple, CEO and Editor-in-chief, Christianity Today
Dr. Timothy Dalrymple is the new CEO and Editor-in-chief of Christianity Today (CT). He has come to this position after a long and storied career as an elite gymnast, an academic, and a successful entrepreneur.  In fact, everything “Tim” Dalrymple has done smacks of excellence, greatness, creativity, and devotion to God.  Now in this new endeavor, he brings his many gifts to bear at a transitional moment for evangelicals in the west. Christianity Today was founded in the 1950s by Billy Graham to be a mouthpiece for evangelicalism. Through many ups and downs, the mission of CT has shifted to keep up with the changes but now, under the leadership of Dr. Dalrymple, CT is taking a new direction.  He stops by to talk with David Capes on “The Stone Chapel” about his life and the new direction for the leading publication of evangelicals.  To know more about Christianity Today or to become a member, go to www.christianitytoday.com.
 To hear the podcast click here.

The Stone Chapel is a podcast of the friends and staff of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  It is hosted by Dr. David Capes, Senior Research Fellow at the library and former faculty member at Houston Baptist University and Wheaton College.  The purpose of the podcast is to bring to our audience great conversations from the world’s leading experts in theology, biblical studies, archaeology, Church history, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ethics, ministry, and a host of other topics close to the mission of the library.

The Lanier Theological Library is a magnet for scholars, church leaders and influencers.  For the last ten years, it has welcomed hundreds of academics and church leaders from across the globe for public lectures, study, panel discussions, consultations, and encouragement.

These podcasts as well as the Lanier library and the Stone Chapel are generously underwritten by Mark and Becky Lanier and the Lanier Theological Library Foundation.  If you have questions or comments, please be in touch: Email david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

Peter, the Rock: Matthew 16–Gene Green

Dr. Gene Green,
Dean of Trinity International University Florida

Dr. Gene Green is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School, and Dean of Trinity International University – Florida. Among his many and diverse publications are Vox Petri: A Theology of Peter (Cascade, 2019); The Scalpel and the Cross: A Theology of Surgery (Zondervan, 2015); Jude and 2 Peter (Baker, 2008); 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Eerdmans, 2002); the co-authored New Testament in Antiquity (Zondervan, 2020); and the co-edited Majority World Theology (IVP Academic, 2020). He shares the reasons he believes that it was Peter himself whom Jesus designated the “rock” on which his church would be built.

To hear the podcast click here.

“Exegetically Speaking” is a weekly podcast of the friends and faculty of Wheaton College, IL and The Lanier Theological Library. Hosted by Dr. David Capes, it features language experts who discuss the importance of learning the biblical languages—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek—and show how reading the Bible in the original languages “pays off.” Each podcast lasts between seven and eleven minutes and covers a different topic for those who want to read the Bible for all it is worth.

If you’re interested in going deeper, learn more about Wheaton’s undergraduate degree in Classical Languages (Greek, Hebrew, and Latin) and our MA in Biblical Exegesis

You can hear Exegetically Speaking on SpotifyStitcherApple Podcasts, and YouTube. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at exegetically.speaking@wheaton.edu. And keep listening. 

Sam I am and Divine Christology

I had a great conversation recently with “Sam I am” on his podcast and video cast. It had to do with my book The Divine Christ: Paul, the Lord Jesus, and the Scriptures of Israel (Baker Academic, 2018), and other things. The book has been out a couple of years and is gaining ground. Sam did a wonderful job shepherding the show; and while we might find some areas over which we disagree, he was not disagreeable. If you are interested in Christology, please pass this along!

To hear and see the conversation on YouTube click here.

Or you can try here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EznUeCZ4Qcg