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From Text to Sermon

Recently on Exegetically Speaking I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Josh Moody, pastor of College Church (located right next to Wheaton College).  Our conversation had to do with how he, an expert expository preacher, goes from text to sermon. Josh Moody

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http://exegeticallyspeaking.libsyn.com/from-text-to-sermon

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Can We Change the Orders? (Part two)

Part two of a conversation with Dr. Gene Green, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, regarding the word hupotassō, often translated “submit” in 1 Peter and other NT books. He asks the question where and when should we “change the orders” rather than just to submit to them. Jonathan Blanchard, one of the founders of Wheaton College, was a respected abolitionist who looked at the “order” of society, challenged it, and ultimately helped to abolish slavery. Are there other orders in society that we should challenge and not just accept?Gene Green

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http://exegeticallyspeaking.libsyn.com/can-we-change-the-orders-part-2

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The Odd Ending of Mark: Mistake or Invitation?

One of the tasks of exegesis is determining the text. On this edition of “Exegetically Speaking,” a podcast of Wheaton College, Dr. Seth Ehorn, Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament, considers how the Gospel of Mark ends in modern translations and in early Greek manuscripts: Does the Second Gospel end in 16.8 or 16.20?  Has the last page been lost?  Has someone added some verses which weren’t in the original?  If the Gospel ends in 16.8 with the women afraid and running away, what does that mean? Seth Ehorn

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http://exegeticallyspeaking.libsyn.com/the-odd-ending-of-mark-mistake-or-invitation

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Let Us Change the Lord’s Prayer

Dr. Nick Perrin, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, comments on Pope Francis’ recent remarks about the last line of the Lord’s prayer (Matt 6.13). Should we say, “lead us not into temptation,” or “do not let us fall into temptation”?  Pope Francis thinks the latter, but Dr. Perrin has a very different take. Nick Perrin

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http://exegeticallyspeaking.libsyn.com/let-us-change-the-language-of-the-lords-prayer

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Daughters and Sons

Dr. Amy Peeler, associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, endorses the impulse toward gender inclusive language in translation. But in some cases she thinks exclusive language may better capture the argument of the text. In Hebrews 2:10 she suggests it is better to read “children” (NRSV) or “sons and daughters” (NIV)  as “sons” because of its Christological implications, and subsequent empowerment of female readers. Amy Peeler

 

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http://exegeticallyspeaking.libsyn.com/daughers-and-sons

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Ten Reasons Why the Original Languages Are Important in Exegetical Work

Veteran interpreter, Dr. John Walton, goes briefly through ten reasons why knowing and working in the original, biblical languages–Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic–are important if you want to get at the meaning behind the Scriptures. john walton

http://exegeticallyspeaking.libsyn.com/10-reasons-the-original-languages-are-important-exegetical-work

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A Show of Faith

Recently the Houston Chronicle, Houston’s only newspaper, did an article on a radio show I have helped to cohost for 15 years.  It’s called “A Show of Faith” and its airs Sunday 7.00 to 9.00 pm (Central Time) on AM 1070 The Answer.  You can find it on IHeartRadio and other apps.  Now that I live in Wheaton, IL, I am not able to be on weekly, but I do call in regularly for the two hours, and I visit the studio whenever I am in the city.  The priest and the rabbi are two of my best friends.  Our mission is to talk about events in the news from the standpoint of a priest, minister and rabbi.  Another aspiration we have is to show that you can be friends across faiths.

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https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/houston-belief/article/A-rabbi-a-minister-and-a-priest-unite-in-13555434.php

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