Christianity

The City Podcast: Joy in Prison and Other Epiphanies

by Timothy Motte on July 21, 2014

No one knows a text better than a scribe.

When you painstakingly transfer a text word-by-word from one medium to another, you develop a deep familiarity with it. The slowness of the process allows you to ponder and meditate upon what it says. The exactitude required means that you don’t miss any details. 

That’s what Rachel Motte does. As the editor of robertbsloan.com, it’s her job to transcribe Dr. Sloan’s vast archive of recorded sermons and adapt them for easy reading in a text format. Because he is both a very learned New Testament scholar and an excellent communicator, she reports that living with his preaching so intimately has taught her volumes about the Bible.

In this podcast, Rachel sits down with Dr. David Capes (another New Testament scholar at HBU) and shares some of the insights she has gathered while working on Dr. Sloan’s series on Philippians.

What do you do when you want to learn a text well? Have you tried copying it word-by-word?

Featuring: Rachel Motte, Dr. David Capes

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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The City Podcast: On Purity

by Timothy Motte on June 30, 2014

This recent blog post by Dr. Reynolds sparked a lot of conversation. In this episode we move from talking about the broader topic of hypocrisy to the more focused subject of purity. 

Have you participated in a purity ball? Write in and tell us about your experience.

Featuring: Rachel Motte, Fr. Micah Snell, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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Are some sins worse than others? Why is there a TV show called Gossip Girl, but not one called Lust Boy? When does temptation become sin? And when does sin become hypocrisy?

These are just some of the questions explored in this conversation that was sparked by a recent blog post by Dr. Reynolds.

Featuring: Cate MacDonald, Rachel Motte, Fr. Micah Snell, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

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The City Podcast: How to Imitate Christ

by Timothy Motte on May 19, 2014

We know that as Christians we are commanded to imitate Christ. In this podcast, Dr. Capes and Dr. Ordway, both faculty in HBU’s School of Christian Thought share some practical ways to help us imitate Christ in our lives and in our worship.

Featuring: Dr. David Capes, Dr. Holly Ordway

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You might also be interested in Dr. David Capes’ previous appearances on The City Podcast.

The City Podcast: Science and the Bible

by Timothy Motte on April 28, 2014

Dr. Frank Sherwin has an amazing rags-to-riches academic career, going from being a D-student to serving in the Vietnam war, to earning a Ph.D. in parasitology and discovering a new species.

As he was doing his graduate work, he noticed that there was no evidence for the evolution that he was being taught as fact. Now he works for the Institute for Creation Research.

We also love his radio voice, and in this episode he and Dr. Reynolds manage to offend the French, telemarketers, and Microsoft.

The City Podcast. Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Dr. Frank Sherwin, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

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You might also be interested in The City Podcast: Science vs. God.

The City Podcast: How to Go from Fasting to Feasting

by Timothy Motte on April 21, 2014

The City, a podcast of Houston Baptist University: Smart. Sane. Spiritual.

Featuring: Fr. Micah Snell, Cate MacDonald, Dr. John Mark Reynolds

How do you make the transition from 40 days of fasting to 40 days of feasting? For some people that can be hard. What about you?

Here is a resource that many of you may find helpful. Let Us Keep the Feast: Living the Church Year at Home

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You might also be interested in The City Podcast: What 3 Anglophiles Think of England.