“Greater Is He That Is in We” with Rodney Reeves

Dr. Rodney Reeves

Dr. Rodney Reeves is senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and has published, among other things, Spirituality According to JohnSpirituality According to Paul, and (with David Capes and E. Randolph Richards) Rediscovering Paul. Although often interpreted individualistically, John’s comment about the “One greater” in 1 John 4:4 is addressed to the plural “you.” It is a matter of overcoming the world together.

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Spirituality according to John with Rodney Reeves

Rodney Reeves

Rodney Reeves joins David Capes to talk about Spirituality according to John on the Stone Chapel.  He is senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  He’s been a pastor but also an academic.  He has taught New Testament at Northern Seminary, Southwest Baptist University, and Williams Baptist University. 

Dr. Reeves and Dr. Capes discuss the differing approaches taken by both John and Paul when it comes to spirituality. 

Dr. Reeves defines spirituality in a Biblical sense, and then discusses the effects it has on varying topics in the Gospels, letters and Revelation. He then takes their differences in literary, philosophical, and theological choices. He gestures towards the devotional applications, ultimately giving rise to a modern calling for Christians to “come and see.”

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Rodney Reeves publications include:

Rediscovering Jesus: An Introduction to Biblical, Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Christ

Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters, and Theology

Spirituality According to John: Abiding in Christ in the Johannine Writings

Spirituality According to Paul: Imitating the Apostle of Christ

You may also be interest in another podcast: Episode 85 The Gospels as Stories with Jeannine Brown. https://www.laniertheologicallibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Episode-85-Gospels-as-Stories-with-Jeannine-Brown.mp3

If anyone sins . . .

In this edition of the Exegetically Speaking . . .

Dr. Peter Davids, a Wheaton graduate and my former colleague as Professor of New Testament at Houston Baptist University, shares about the first time he saw the benefit of learning Greek when studying 1 John 2.  Learn how the subjunctive form clarifies that we are not destined to remain perpetually in the same sinful state.  Peter pictured below with his wife Judy, who was also a Wheaton graduate.

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Peter and Judy Davids