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I’m a pastor at Door of Hope church in Portland, an adjunct professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Western Seminary, and a creative writer for The Bible Project. I’ve been utterly fascinated with Jesus and his Jewish heritage ever since I became a Christian at 20 years old through an urban outreach ministry to skateboarders in Portland, called Skate Church. I discovered the wonderful world of biblical studies and languages at Multnomah University and Western Seminary and had the privilege ...
 
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If the Bible is so important, why is it such a struggle to read? The truth is, many Christians have been inadvertently set up for failure with the Bible. We need to hit the 'reset' button. Glenn Paauw, Paul Caminiti, and Alex Goodwin from the Institute for Bible Reading host discussions that break down misguided assumptions about the Bible, offering fresh perspectives on reading and living it well.
 
We need more Christians to think. That's why Jeremy and the guys at All Things All People talk to some of the most interesting Christian thinkers around. Each week interviews, questions, and conversations center around raising up generations of Christian thinkers to understand and reach the world with the transformative message of the Gospel. Listen in and learn to "Think Like a Christian".
 
The Torah (Bible) is the fundamental text of Biblical and Western thought and it is a guidebook for our lives. Mark Gerson, The Rabbi's Husband, will explore the greatest hits of Jewish thought in conversation with some of the most interesting thinkers from varying religious persuasions. The discussions on this show will reflect the understanding that the Torah and all associated books are intended to guide us through our challenges and in our decisions today. We will strive to understand ho ...
 
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Rabbi Marc Labowitz, the leader of Temple Adath Or, South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal and a composer of over 30 original Jewish songs and melodies, joins Mark to discuss being the son of two Rabbis, the impact negative speech had on King David, and how the power of words impacts our communities today. Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.…
 
The sons of God, the gods, the heavenly council, the hosts of heaven, the princes of the nations, the force of chaos, unclean spirits, demons... They go by a variety of names, but are often overlooked in the Bible's story. These powers and principalities, created by Christ and for Christ, have since rebelled against their vocation and work together…
 
Any trip down the "Greatest Hits" of the ATAP Podcast to this point has to include Joe Barnes.Well known as a member of Maverick City, Joe came on the show in October of 2020 and it became one of the show's most popular episodes. It is obvious why, as Joe's heart for Jesus and leading people to Him through song was nothing but evident. Listen in an…
 
The book of Ruth is often miscast as the Bible's version of a "Christian romance story," which significantly reduces its meaning and power. Carolyn Custis James helps us see Ruth through the appropriate historical and cultural lenses, and we explore the ways in which Ruth and Naomi's story is one full of bravery, sacrifice, creativity, and hesed. T…
 
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Everyone loves those verses in Lamentations, but when we take these hopeful passages out of their settings of crisis and loss we may actually be emptying them of their power. Scripture helps us come to terms …
 
Austin Suggs is loving across the lines with the work he does creating content on his YouTube channel Gospel Simplicity. There he can be seen going into Catholic and Orthodox settings and engaging people in fascinating interviews and conversations. In this conversation, Austin and Jeremy talk about crossing lines of belief to better understand each…
 
In this edition of BASECAMP, the ATAP guys explain the core beliefs surrounding Wicca, Neo-Paganism, New Age, and more. These belief systems are growing significantly, especially among the youngest demographics. Listen in as Josh, Ben, and Jeremy teach and share their own experiences visiting and speaking with practitioners of Wicca and other Neo-P…
 
Sometimes life can be so hard it crushes you. Our co-host Glenn Paauw returns to the podcast to share about the unexpected tragedy that rocked him and his family this summer, and how it has brought him back to the lament passages of Scripture. The Bible is full of hard stories and unjust endings. And while we live in the "already" of Christ's victo…
 
You're going to dwell on something, why not dwell on the Word of God? That's the sentiment of this week's guests, Vera Schmitz and Natalie Abbott. They are the co-founders of Dwell Differently, a company geared towards helping you ensure that God's Word is a part of everything you do because you take it everywhere you go. Through visually striking …
 
Gavin Ortlund is an accomplished author, scholar, and YouTuber. He is also the Pastor at First Baptist Church in Ojai, California. He can often be found engaging with some of the most difficult topics in Christendom his YouTube channel, Truth Unites. Whether introducing complex philosophical concepts or debating Catholic apologists on the core tene…
 
Interacting with the Bible can be a confusing cross-cultural experience — where should you even start? And how can we overcome some of the conventions in modern-day Bible publication that can obscure the patterns and features of the original text, adding more layers of confusion? In our second episode with BibleProject co-founders Tim Mackie and Jo…
 
Lauren Chandler is an accomplished speaker, teacher, writer, and worship leader. She is also the wife of Matt Chandler, one of the lead pastors at The Village Church. She is the author of the Lifeway Study, "With Us in the Wilderness", where she walks through the Book of Numbers and parallels Israel's wilderness experiences with our own. In this co…
 
MIchael Eisenberg, co-founder and General Partner at Aleph and author of newly released The Tree of Life and Prosperity, joins Mark to discuss being a grandfather by age 50, the pivot from mobile wealth to agricultural wealth, and the need to provide an ethical framework around business. Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sef…
 
BibleProject has become one of the world's most popular resources for learning about the sophisticated literary artistry of the Bible. So how did it get started? What were some of the fundamental questions that led to its creation? Co-founders Tim Mackie and Jon Collins join us to share about their personal history, how BibleProject was born out of…
 
The smell of incense being burned as an offering to a false god really stays with you. You'll be able to hear it in the voices of the guys on this episode. This week, the ATAP guys detail Hinduism and the various beliefs that can be found in it. Even more, they share their own stories of visiting Hindu temples in the states and in South Asia and th…
 
Rabbi Mark Wildes, founder and director of Manhattan Jewish Experience, joins Mark to discuss Tom Brady’s preparation regimen, being the Millenials Rabbi, and why you can’t just roll into the High Holidays without some practice. Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.16.19…
 
BASECAMP is all about going, "Into the Dark", and this episode starts with a bang...going into Scientology. One of the least understood, but most influential (at least in American pop culture), Scientology is a mystery to most. In this episode, Jeremy, Josh, and Ben detail the basic teachings of Scientology as well as recount their visit to the Chu…
 
God didn't give us a systematic theology — He gave us a story. But with the scientific revolution came a way of using the Bible that turned it from a library of literature into a list of spiritual facts. We preferred a Bible we could dissect and master, so we disenchanted the Bible, draining it of much of its beauty and power. Our Senior Director o…
 
Chris Ammen and his team at Kaleidoscope are reinventing the way kids are taught the Bible. Seriously. In this conversation, Chris and Jeremy talk about how most kids are left stranded once they "grow out" of the Jesus Storybook Bible and are expected to understand the ESV or NIV Bible their church hands them. Kaleidoscope is writing and designing …
 
Pieter Valk is the founder and leader of Equip, which seeks to help churches become places where LGBT+ Christians could belong and thrive according to a traditional sexual ethic. Not only does he help pastors and parents navigate this difficult issue, but he also counsels young people who struggle with same-sex attraction and points them lovingly a…
 
Are there unicorns in the Bible? Did Jesus ride on dinosaurs? If we're honest, there are a lot of strange and uncomfortable passages in Scripture, and lately they've led to a lot of people abandoning the faith. Many others have used them to attack the Bible and discredit Christianity. Dan Kimball joins us to talk about these difficult parts of the …
 
Is the book of Chronicles just a rerun of stories we’ve already been told? How does it help us understand where the story of the Bible leads? In English Bibles, the books of 1-2 Chronicles follow Samuel and Kings, but in the ancient Hebrew ordering of the Scriptures, Chronicles is the final book of the Old Testament. So what is the significance of …
 
Nathan Finochio is the founder and leader of TheosU, an exhaustive (not exhausting) library of amazing Christian teaching that rivals any college or seminary you could possibly attend. He is often found speaking at churches all over the world, and he is a fascinating guy. In this conversation, Jeremy and Nathan talk about TheosU and how it seeks to…
 
What is the Bible? What are we supposed to do with it? Bible scholar, author, and Anglican minister Michael Bird joins us to share what he's come to believe about the Bible after 20 years of teaching it and wrestling with it himself. This is Part 2 of our conversation with Michael, which covers topics like the Bible's authority, the importance of u…
 
The book of Daniel explores what it means to be God’s people while living in a culture that is set against his values. How do God’s people remain faithful and confident in a situation like this? The strange dream in Daniel chapter 7 gives us some insight. In it we see there’s a kingdom ruled by the “Son of Man,” the one with all “authority, glory a…
 
Dr. Travis Kerns is Associate Professor of Apologetics and World Religions at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His research and writing interests focus on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, world religions, and the application of apologetics. He formerly served as a missionary and pastor in Salt Lake City, ministering among …
 
What kind of person does God choose to work through most often? Can he work through me too? The book of Esther is a classic expression of the biblical idea that God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. And God is still in the habit of elevating those who society has deemed unimportant. It might not always look as heroic as Esther’s stor…
 
Glen Scrivener is the Director of Speak Life in the UK. He can often be found speaking in churches, universities, producing online media, and writing. He is a leading voice on sharing the Gospel in winsome ways and letting people know that Jesus is the answer to the questions they're asking. In this conversation, Jeremy and Glen touch on what makes…
 
What is the Bible? What are we supposed to do with it? Bible scholar, author, and Anglican minister Michael Bird joins us to share what he's come to believe about the Bible after 20 years of teaching it and wrestling with it himself. We cover some big topics from his new book, including how the Bible was put together, inspiration, inerrancy, and mo…
 
Dr. Mike Kruger is one of the leading New Testament scholars in the evangelical world, but he started his studies learning from one of the leading non-Christian scholars in the world. He wrote "Surviving Religion 101" to help people go through the experience of having their faith questioned in the often intimidating academic setting. Check out Dr. …
 
God’s people fail over and over again. We’re so messed up. Will there ever be a day when we get it right? The prophet Ezekiel said that God would renew his covenant by renewing hearts, and he’d do this by giving his own Spirit to those who trusted in him. God fulfilled his promise through Jesus. Now as followers of Jesus, we are invited to practice…
 
Brett McCracken is a senior editor and Director of Communications for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of quite a few books including "The Wisdom Pyramid" which argues that there is a better way to think about the content we consume every day and where exactly we get our "wisdom". In this episode, Brett and Jeremy talk about the lives we are …
 
Slavery in the Bible can be a really difficult topic to wrestle with. The First Testament approves of harsh treatment of slaves, Jesus doesn't talk about it, and the New Testament apostles seem to take it for granted as well. What are we supposed to do with this troubling issue? Understanding the Bible's redemptive movement on the institution of sl…
 
The biblical authors of Lamentations and Psalms invite us to express our grief, anger, and sadness to God. But this is hard. It’s so much easier to either avoid pain with numbing distractions or vent out frustrations without ever bringing them to God. But he is patient. He understands how painful our situations are, and he cares and grieves with us…
 
Dr. Stephen Nichols spent the last years of R.C. Sproul's life interviewing him and preparing to write his biography. In early 2021, that biography was published detailing the amazing life of one of the best Christian teachers of the last 100 years. In this conversation, Dr. Nichols and Jeremy talk about Sproul, his life and influence, and the futu…
 
The prophetic books are intense, so it’s easy to skip ahead to more comfortable portions of the Bible. But Jesus often used the prophets’ words to describe what he was all about. So if we want to know Jesus, we need to read the prophets. And as we do, we can learn that when God’s people reject him, they are rejecting life itself. The disorder, chao…
 
Sam Allberry is a pastor, apologist, author, and speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?; Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?; and 7 Myths about Singleness. In this conversation, Sam and Jeremy dig into his latest book, "What Does Have to Say About Our Bodies?" and they seek out just what a Biblical view of the ph…
 
Dr. McNutt is a Church historian and Reformation specialist from Wheaton College. She joined us to discuss the period of innovation and change for the Bible during the Reformation period. The innovators of the Reformation, she argues, succeeded in solving the problems of their time. Now it's our job to solve the problems of our time. Learn More abo…
 
We all long to be truly seen, known, and loved by God and others. We want to fully give ourselves to these deep relationships. The Song of Songs is about that desire, that dream that imagines the unity of Heaven and Earth. One day this dream will be fully realized, but until then, we have access to unity with Jesus. He invites us into a real and in…
 
For the 52nd episode of the ATAP Podcast, we got one of our favorite communicators to come and be on the show, Tim Mackie! Tim is one of the founders of The Bible Project, whose videos are some of the best Bible teaching around right now. Tim has spent his years as an academic, a pastor, and a teacher trying to get people to understand that Jesus i…
 
Pano Kanelos, President of St. John's Annapolis, joins Mark to discuss the nature of satisfaction, growing up in a Greek diner, and how the St. John’s educational model emphasizes intellectual curiosity and humility. From Proverbs to Shakespeare and Genesis to Socrates, read the source in the original right here: https://www.sefaria.org/Proverbs.27…
 
Carrington Gaines is one of the worship leaders at Forest City Church in Rockford, Illinois (https://www.forestcitychurch.com/). He is a gifted leader, singer, & songwriter. His passion for seeing King Jesus praised is contagious, so you might sing with him on this episode. In this conversation, Carrington, and Jeremy talk about watching songs he w…
 
The order of books in the Bible isn't something we often think about, but it can have a huge impact if we're reading long sections like the New Testament cover-to-cover. Are we allowed to change the order? What might a new order look like, and what kinds of benefits would it bring? Learn More about Immerse: https://instituteforbiblereading.org/imme…
 
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