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Retelling the Bible
25 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
5.16 A Gleam Glows in the Gloom of the Grave
This is a biblical story that didn't quite make it into the Bible. It only gets referred to here and there. It is the story of how Jesus descended into hell. Show notes are posted at retellingthebible.wordpress.com.
31 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
5.14 Isaiah Meets a Young Woman
Here is a look at the story behind one of the most famous prophecies in the Book of Isaiah -- the prophecy o Immanuel. Who was the "young woman," why was she pregnant, and what was she doing there? All shall be revealed! Show Notes posted at www.retellingtheBible.com
28 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
5.14 The Healing of Jairus
Ever wonder what the background story of the people who came to Jesus looking for a miraculous healing might have been? Here is the strangely intersecting story of two of them. Based on Mark 5:21-43. Show notes have been posted at RetellingtheBible.wordpress.com.
34 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
5.13 Being: And God created a gardener
All God wants is a garden, a nice place to walk in the cool evening breezes, but everything just keeps going wrong. Based on the creation story told in Genesis 2:4-3:24. Show notes posted at retellingthebible.wordpress.com
28 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
5.12 Isaiah was bored!
Isaiah had a remarkable vision of God that still affects how we see God. But what were the events in his life that set him up to see what he saw? Based on Isaiah 6:1-8. Show notes have been posted at https://retellingthebible.wordpress.com/2021/06/05/5-12-isaiah-was-bored/
19 minutes | May 26, 2021
5.11 The List
How did the list of appearances by Jesus after his death come to be made? It probably wasn't like this! Show notes posted at retellingthebible.wordpress.com/2021/05/22/5-11-the-list/
25 minutes | May 12, 2021
5.10 A Split Second in Philip's Mind
It only took a second for Philip to decide to go ahead and baptize the Ethiopian eunuch, but there were many things he had to work through in that time. Show note posted at Retellingthebible.wordpress.com
34 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
5.9 Mesha's War
Mesha, king of Moab, decides to win independence from Israel with some surprising results. Read the show notes at Wordpress: Mesha's War
27 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
5.8 Judas Bought a Field; Joseph Sold One
The early church tells the story of how Judas Iscariot got what was coming to him. Based on the story of the death of Judas in the Book of Acts.
36 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
5.7 The Wannabe Scorpion King
The sad story of how Rehoboam lost more than half of the kingdom that he inherited from his father, Solomon. Based on 1 Kings 12:1-24. Show notes for this episode are posted at retellingthebible.wordpress.com
43 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
5.6 The Interview
This is a special episode -- an interview with my podcasting hero, Garry Stevens of History in the Bible Podcast (https://www.historyinthebible.com/). We talk about many aspects of the intersection of the Bible, narrative and history. Enjoy!
33 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
5.5 A Very Able Young Man
This the the story of Jeroboam and what led to the beginnings of his rebellion against Solomon. How did a very able young man become a rebel?
27 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
5.4 The Basket Case
Paul escapes from the city of Damascus in a basket, but who is he actually running away from?
30 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
5.3 Where's the Beef
A family goes up to sacrifice at Shiloh and are shocked to discover what is going on there. Based on a description of the situation at that sanctuary in 1 Samuel 2:11-36.
26 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
5.2 Jonah, the Passive Aggressive Prophet
Jonah has decided that he cannot actively fight against what God is asking him to do, but that doesn't mean that he cannot resist! Based on Jonah 3-4 in the Bible. Show notes are posted at https://retellingthebible.wordpress.com/2021/01/25/5-2-jonah-the-passive-aggressive-prophet/
29 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
5.1 Quirinius Anonymus and the Storm
Some of the most mysterious passages in the Bible have to do with the Beast and the number of the Beast in Revelation. This is the story of how those passages came to be written and why.
10 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
4.20 But on Christmas Day
A special Christmas poem as my Christmas blessing to you. Merry Christmas.
33 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
4.19 Poor, Poor Micah
A story of an idol, an ephod and some teraphim and all of the problems they caused.
19 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
4.18 The Parable of the Ten Virgin Voters
A retelling of one of Jesus parables about waiting and being prepared.
19 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
4.17 Gospel Ghost Story
A man, desperate and filled with regret, encounters a ghost out on the lake. Yes, it is a story from the Bible! Happy Halloween.
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