Chad and Daniel spend some time talking about what the Bible says about tattoos. Does Daniel need to repent immediately? Is there any crossover between laws for Jewish and non-Jewish Christians? Why was the Holy Land Holy? Why did the land vomit out its former inhabitants? It's an interesting episode. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss the laws for gleaning and taking care of the poor and strangers and how this plays out in other places in scripture even leading to the preservation of the line of Christ. What is the ultimate purpose of God choosing the nation of Israel? What does that tell us about the Israel of the Church? What does it mean to not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind? Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel go into more detail discussing the 18th chapter of Leviticus. What does it mean to uncover someone's nakedness? Is there such a thing as casual sin? Why are there rules for sexual engagement at all? How is love the heart of the law? Why does the god Molech come up in the list of sexual prohibitions? How does the sacrificial nature of love help us in all of this? Have a listen!
"The life is in the blood." Chad and Daniel spend a bunch of time discussing this crucial verse. What does it say about the physicality of redemption and atonement, the gift nature of blood itself and why does location matter? They then move on and begin discussing the rules for sexual engagement and the nature and harmfulness of sin. It's an interesting episode. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel discuss The Day of Atonement and why this day not only applied to people but places and things as well. Blood, goat demons, flags, and idolatry are addressed. Yes, goat demons. Spiritual adultery vs spiritual prostitution. And what the banner of the church is. Have a listen!
God has some things to say about sex in relation to idolatry. At the heart of everything is the day of atonement. What is going on in the use of two different goats? How does God send sins away? What is at the heart of forgiveness? How does vertical forgiveness result in horizontal forgiveness? Chad and Daniel discuss it all. Have a listen!
It's all about being unclean this week. Bodily discharge, childbearing, and leprosy are discussed. Why are men and women treated differently? Why does which sex your child is result in longer uncleanness? Why is Daniel so triggered by leprosy? What do Pastors have to do with any of this?And how does all of it point us to Jesus? Chad and Daniel discuss it all. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel tackle the dietary rules for Israel. Why are some animals clean and others unclean? Is it health? Is it pagan association? Is there any real reason at all? What does it have to do with holiness? And what does God declaring all things clean tell us about the New Covenant? They talk about all this and more. Have a listen!
God is showing up with fire in this episode. Chad and Daniel discuss fire in the Bible and it's consuming nature. Two young priests get the holiness of God wrong and it goes very badly. Why do we think if God showed up in power that would be enough for us? Turns out what God says is holy, is holy and what He has not, is not... including all of us. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel quickly move through chapter 7 and get into chapter 8 of Leviticus. What is a "free will" offering? What is the significance of the ordination of Priests? Blood from head to toe? What is going on with anointing oil and Aaron's beard? What does all this tell us about the priesthood of all believers? Everything is coming up sacramental. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel talk about the word "Law" or "Torah" in the old testament and why understanding it matters. How is holiness contagious? What is Jesus really doing when he heals people? How is Jesus both Word and Sacrament and how is that consistent with the old testament? Sanctification hasn't changed any more than God has. Have a listen!
What does Leviticus have to say about sacramental nature of the sacrificial system? How does it show us God's desire that everyone be forgiven regardless of who they were? What about those who were not Jews? How does having only one God and how He is described draw people in? Leviticus says a lot about being made right with God, but what about making thing right between two people? Chad and Daniel talk about all this and more. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel explore how God has made a way to deal with sin. What is going on in the Old Testament sin offering? What is it pointing to? What about sins you don't know are sins? Why hedging your bets on Jesus and anything else is a bad idea. And of course, they end up in the book of Hebrews again. Have a listen!
Peace offerings, fat, and blood. That's what Chad and Daniel are talking about this week. They discuss why God asks that offerings be done a certain way and explore the common thread running through Isaiah, the Psalms into the life of Jesus. Grab a fork and knife, God created you to eat! Check it out!
What is with all the different kinds of offerings? Why is the grain offering significant? Chad and Daniel talk about this and it's connection to holiness and the Lord's Supper. Also, what's the deal with salt in the Bible? Listen and find out!
Chad and Daniel start digging into Leviticus. How has God provided a way for everyone to have their sins forgiven? How do old testament passages color in our view of atonement? and what does Leviticus have to do with Jesus clearing out the temple? They talk about it all. Have a listen!
It's time to move on to the book of Leviticus but before they dig in, Chad and Daniel spend some time talking about the themes of Leviticus and why they matter more than many people think and how the concept of sacrifice is nothing new to us. It's probably far more interesting than you think. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel make a sprint to the end of Exodus and wrap the book up. There is much about the impact of receiving God's mercy and grace and why work is good. The story of Exodus is really the story of creation and God dwelling with His people. We hope you have enjoyed the journey.
Chad and Daniel talk a bunch about the glory of God and the theology of the cross as they look at Moses' interaction with God that leaves his face glowing. Where else do we see something like this? How have we misunderstood this passage? Is the Gospel greater than the Law? They talk about all this and more. Have a listen!
It's Christmas! And that means 40 Minutes in the Old Testament and 30 Minutes in the New Testament are coming together again. Daniel, Chad, and Erick tackle the song of Mary recounted in the first chapter of Luke's Gospel. There is a lot going on in these 10 verses and the guys have a lot of fun taking it apart. Have a listen and Merry Christmas!
Chad and Daniel get into a discussion about the theology of the cross as seen in the interaction between God and Moses. Moses wants to see God's face and glory but God will only show him His backside and goodness. How do we reconcile one of the most seemingly contradictory text's in the Bible and if we saw God's face, what would it look like? It's all in this episode. Check it out.
Chad and Daniel talk about "the great sin" and how God views idolatry as adultery throughout the Old Testament. God has separated Himself from the people and Moses argues that holiness is at stake. The guys bunny trail for a bit in Revelation before coming back around to the Christ-like work of Moses trying to restore the people's relationship with God. Check it out!
Chad and Daniel discuss the funniest passage in the old testament followed by a very difficult one. Moses questions Aaron about the golden calf. Aaron lies. God offers mercy but not everyone takes it. What does God's reaction to Isreal's idolatry tell us and where are Christ and the gospel in all of this? They talk about these things and more in this episode. Check it out!
Before Moses smashes the 10 commandments and makes the people drink their idol, he has a strange discussion with God. Can you change God's mind? How do we appeal to God? How is Moses not only a type of the Law but also a type of Christ? Chad and Daniel are talking about all of those things in this episode. Check it out!
Chad and Daniel are back in Exodus. Since everyone is religious at heart the people corner Aaron in Moses' absence and demand a God to worship. Gold is pulled off the ears of the people and the most famous idol in the Bible is fashioned. It's an odd yet common thing to have the right God's name but the wrong god altogether. There is a lot to talk about in these 6 verses. Have a listen!