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February 24, 2013 0

Episode 23 – Jonah and the Fish and the Plant and the Worm

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[TRANSCRIPT:] A few months back I said the following during our podcast about wisdom literature: Read properly, the bible can be quite funny. We’ve picked out a few funny bits along the way, but before too long we’ll look at an entire book that I believe is intended as a dark comedy. You probably won’t […]

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February 14, 2013 1

Episode 22 – Ezekiel’s Magical Mystery Tour

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[PULP FICTION CLIP – EZEKIEL 25:17] [TRANSCRIPT:] A classic clip from my favorite Phil LaMarr movie, Pulp Fiction, featuring a direct quote from the prophet Ezekiel – or is it? Welcome to BOOK! [INTRO MUSIC] This is BOOK, a bible podcast for everybody, and I am Josh Way. Today we continue our look at the […]

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January 27, 2013 0

Episode 21 – Jeremiah: The Man Who Was Very Sad

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[TRANSCRIPT] The writings of the biblical prophets are long, dense, and full of confusing and outrageous content. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? PODCAST!! Welcome to BOOK. [INTRO MUSIC] This is BOOK, a bible podcast for everybody. I’m Josh Way. Last time we examined the scroll of Isaiah, which presented a prophetic response to two […]

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January 14, 2013 0

Episode 20 – Isaiah

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[TRANSCRIPT:] And thus begins the TWENTIETH installment of this thing called BOOK. [INTRO MUSIC] Welcome back to BOOK, a bible podcast for everybody. I’m Josh Way. If you’re just joining us, the premise of the show is simple: an honest and open-minded exploration of the contents of the Judeo-Christian bible with special attention to the […]

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December 18, 2012 1

Supplement – Christmas Special!

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Hello, and welcome to a BOOK podcast supplement. I’m Josh Way. Today: it’s our first Christmas Special! Now, what could a non-denominational podcast like this one have to say about this quasi-Christian-pagan holiday celebration? Well, we’re interested in the text of the Judeo-Christian bible, and that’s where we’ll be interacting with Christmas. And first let […]

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December 16, 2012 0

Episode 19 – Song of Songs

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[TRANSCRIPT:] Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex. Now that I have your attention, BOOK. [intro music] Hello, and welcome to BOOK, a bible podcast for everybody. I’m Josh Way. Those unfamiliar with the bible might be surprised to learn that there is an entire book in it about sex. Perhaps even more surprising is that this […]

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December 10, 2012 0

Episode 18 – Wisdom Part 2: The Book of Job

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[TRANSCRIPT:] [south park clip] The story of Job perplexes modern readers perhaps more than any other part of the bible, with the possible exception of Revelation. Where and how does this outrageous story fit into the rest of the bible, and is its message really the one most religious teachers today insist it is? If […]

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December 2, 2012 0

Episode 17 – Wisdom Part 1: King Solomon’s Mind (Proverbs & Qoheleth)

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[TRANSCRIPT:] Hey, kids! Put on your thinkin’ beanie and stroke your long grey beard,  it’s ancient wisdom day here on BOOK! [INTRO MUSIC] Hello, and welcome to BOOK, a bible podcast for everybody. I’m Josh Way. We’re taking a break from the historical narrative of the bible to look at some of the specialized genres […]

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November 26, 2012 0

Episode 16 – Psalms

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[TRANSCRIPT] In my left hand, I’m playing Angry Birds Star Wars… Hold on. Just a… hold on. Just a minute… Oh, man… Stupid Stormtrooper pigs! When will the galaxy be rid of you?! Oh, sorry. I guess you’re here about the BOOK. [INTRO MUSIC] Hello, and welcome to BOOK, a bible podcast for everybody. I’m […]

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November 18, 2012 0

Episode 15 – Kings & Chronicles

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[TRANSCRIPT] If you came here looking for the Jeff Foxworthy Bible Challenge game show, you are ABSOLUTELY IN THE RIGHT PLACE. We’ll get to the wacky trivia and cash prizes in a moment. In the meantime, welcome to BOOK… [INTRO MUSIC] Hello, and this is BOOK, a bible podcast for everybody. I’m Josh Way. This […]

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