Rethinking the Bible with Jack Pelham

Rethinking the Bible with Jack Pelham


Latest Episodes

Episode 20: How God Values People
January 23, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack discusses the ideas that “God loves everybody” and how they stack up with the actual words in scripture. Much is made of the “gold and silver” passages, as well as passages about worthiness, usefulness, and so forth.

Episode 19: Hebrews 11, Faith, and What In The World Is Going On In America? Part B
January 17, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack continues with the discussion of the text of Hebrews 11, pointing out that these people “embraced the promises” of God regarding the afterlife for the faithful/righteous, and thus, lived a different life from those in the world around...

Episode 18: Hebrews 11, Faith, and What In the World Is Going On in America? Part A
January 17, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack discusses the text of Hebrews 11, pointing out that these people “embraced the promises” of God regarding the afterlife for the faithful/righteous, and thus, lived a different life from those in the world around them who did not embra...

Episode 17: Understanding “Blessed Are The Meek” (Matthew 5:5)
November 16, 2020

DESCRIPTION: Jack talks about “Blessed are the meek…” from Matthew 5:5, demonstrating that the original idea behind the Greek here is a virtue that is sadly rare among Christians today. Patreon IssueOur apologies,

Episode 16: Understanding Our Emotions. Part B
October 11, 2020

DESCRIPTION: Jack continues this 2-part discussion by explaining more of the cognitive science and how it fits in with the way we tend to manage our Bible learning. It ends with a discussion of the “core doctrine” concept,

Episode 15: Understanding Our Emotions. Part A
October 11, 2020

DESCRIPTION: Jack explores what human emotions are and how they work–as well as why not knowing how to manage our emotions well can cause us to “shut down” in conversations about the Bible. He gives a basic description of the standard 2-part theory of ...

Episode 14: The Profile of a Fool, According to Proverbs. Part B
October 07, 2020

DESCRIPTION: In this episode, Jack completes the discussion of the Proverbs passages about fools and foolishness. SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODEFor your convenience, I have listed all the scriptures used in this episode below.

Episode 13: The Profile of a Fool, According to Proverbs. Part A
September 27, 2020

DESCRIPTION: In this “experimental” episode, Jack is off the script with a list of proverbs about fools and foolishness. It’s a frank and down-to-earth discussion comparing our intended role as people created in God’s image and likeness to the schemes ...

Episode 12: Family Discussion: More Challenging Thoughts About the American Mask Crisis
September 25, 2020

DESCRIPTION: After we “finished” the three COVID-19 episodes, Jack kept thinking, and thought of some more very important related issues that Christians need to think about. This family discussion episode brings in Kay and James to consider some of the...

Episode 11: The American Mask Crisis, and How Romans 13 Does Not Prohibit Civil Disobedience, Part C
July 30, 2020

DESCRIPTION: This is the third of a 3-part series on this topic. Also, this entire podcast is designed for you to start at Episode 1 and work your way forward. If you don’t, you’re going to be at a real disadvantage when starting here.In this episode,