Video: Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Today’s question: “Why did Jesus have to be baptized? Was Jesus’ baptism a baptism of repentance?”

Within my discussion I reference Peter Leithart’s book The Priesthood of the Plebs.

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Video: Beatitudes and Woes

Today’s question: “In your video on the Sermon on the Mount you mentioned a parallel between the Beatitudes and the Woes of Matthew 23. Could you elaborate on this?”

To read more about the parallel between Beatitudes and Woes, see this article by James Jordan. For more on the typological structure of Matthew, see Peter Leithart’s article on the subject, or the recently released first volume of his Matthew commentary.

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Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 13

Mere FidelityThis, my friends, is the final episode of Mere Fidelity’s lengthy conversation with Augustine’s Confessions. You can find all of the past Confessions episodes on my Mere Fidelity page.

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Theopolis Podcast: Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost (Shepherding the Wind)

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the readings for the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost: Ecclesiastes 5:10-20, Hebrews 4:1-16, Mark 10:23-31.

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Video: Did Jesus Address the Multitude or His Disciples in the Sermon on the Mount?

Today’s question: “Did Jesus preach the Sermon on the Mount to his disciples (Matt 5:1) or to the large crowd (Matt 7:28)?”

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Video: Were Rebekah and Jacob Justified in Deceiving Isaac?

Today’s question:

Having read Jordan’s Primeval Saints I find that he interprets the life of Jacob through a different lens from a more recent reformation reading. Specifically in the story of Jacob “stealing” the birthright, Jordan posits that Rebekah and Jacob are righteously deceiving Isaac in order for him to “regain sight” and be restored. Because the promise to Jacob had already been given, Rebekah and Jacob were acting righteously, even in lying. Jordan says that because Isaac has turned into a Tyrant, the only way to restore him is through deception. Curious to hear your thoughts on this passage which may/may not be often misunderstood. What is going on and are we to condemn Jacob/Rebekah for what they did or see it as an act of faith?

James Jordan’s superb book Primeval Saints is referenced in this video.

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Video: Request for Your Feedback!

Today I ask for feedback from viewers and listeners.

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