A Listening Heart with Nathan Lovell

Dr. Nathan Lovell is Senior Lecturer in Old Testament and Director of Research at George Whitefield College in Cape Town, South Africa. Among other things, he has authored The Book of Kings and Exilic Identity: 1 and 2 Kings as a Work of Political Historiography and Sing for Joy. In this episode, he discusses what Solomon asks God for in 1 Kings 3, what God gives him in response, and what Solomon lacked in the end.

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“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

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Leadership, according to Paul with Vuyani Sindo

Vuyani Sindo, George Whitefield College

Vuyani Sindo is Lecturer in Biblical Studies and head of the Biblical Studies department at George Whitefield College in Cape Town, South Africa.  He earned his PhD at the University of Stellenbosch.  In this podcast he talks with David Capes regarding what he’s discovered about leadership by reading Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.  Although Paul founded the church, he found himself rejected by the church.  Most leadership studies, Sindo argues, focus the leader him/herself (anthropocentric).  Paul instead makes leadership theocentric, that is, all about God. Most leadership studies dabble in worldly wisdom and success strategies; Paul emphasizes that God is the one who gives the increase through the foolishness of the cross.  As more and more church leaders fail—often in public ways—Sindo believes that Christ-followers should identify with Christ and not their leaders.  Sindo offers some great insights on leadership for the church today!

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