Rethinking the Bible with Jack Pelham

Rethinking the Bible with Jack Pelham


Latest Episodes

Episode 37: Jack’s Considerations for Good Bible Study, Part B
June 17, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack continues discussing several ideas about what makes for good Bible study attitudes and techniques. It ends with a discussion of how having a high IQ (Intelligence Quotient) is not necessary for good Bible study,

Episode 36: Jack’s Considerations for Good Bible Study, Part A
June 17, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack discusses several ideas about what makes for good Bible study techniques. It ends with a discussion of how having a high IQ (Intelligence Quotient) is not necessary for good Bible study, where having a high RQ (Rationality Quotient) i...

Episode 35: Would You Approve of How Jesus Would Run His Kingdom?
June 06, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Throughout the history of humankind, there have been several distinct phases in how God has run things on the Earth. And every human is born into just one of these periods, and our lives rarely span across more than one or two of them at t...

Episode 34: Authentic Faith Will Swim Against the Tide
June 01, 2021

DESCRIPTION: In this lengthy episode, Jack discusses the gradient of faith that exists between mere mental assent to the statement that Jesus is Lord, and the opposite extreme at which someone is fu

Episode 33: Understanding Baptism: Part A: John’s Baptism
May 30, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack begins the exploration of baptism, starting with John’s baptism. There seem to be four types of baptism discussed in the New Testament: John’s baptism, baptism into Jesus’ name, baptism of the Holy Spirit,

Episode 32: The Already-But-Not-Yet (ABNY) Salvation Language in the New Testament, Part B
May 15, 2021

DESCRIPTION: This is Part B of a 2-part episode. Jack continues the discussion of the “salvation” language in the New Testament, and in this part, gets into the “children of God” and “sons of God” passages, too.

Episode 31: The Already-But-Not-Yet (ABNY) Salvation Language in the New Testament, Part A
May 15, 2021

DESCRIPTION: In this 2-part episode, Jack discusses how the New Testament writers and speakers didn’t only speak of salvation in the past tense, as so many of us today do, but also in the ongoing tense, and in the future tense.

Episode 30: Vetting Your Expectations for the End Times and the Beginning Times, Too
April 16, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack talks about how it’s hard to know a prophecy has been fulfilled when you’re not sure about the details of what was supposed to happen. He also approaches the problems we run into when trying to understand Bible topics in neat,

Episode 29: The Story of the Many Who Did Not Listen, and of the Few Who Did
April 03, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack sums up the Bible as the story of the many who didn’t listen to God, and of the few who did—some even after having started off as non-listeners. This is timely for the Easter week because Jesus was the one who had been telling humans ...

Episode 28: Why Exaggeration Is Lying, and We Love Our Labels!
March 28, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Jack reads and discusses two related from his blog, concerning how we tend to size things up, both in our own minds, and as we describe them to others. The discussion contains many practical examples from real life,