Jessup Think http://jessup.edu/ Join Mark Moore, a New Testament and Theology Professor at William Jessup University for engaging conversations with guests about cultural topics and their impact on people and society. Sat, 24 Aug 2019 01:53:02 +0000 en-US © 2019 William Jessup University A Podcast from William Jessup University William Jessup University episodic Join Mark Moore, a New Testament and Theology Professor at William Jessup University for engaging conversations with guests about cultural topics and their impact on people and society. William Jessup University webmaster@jessup.edu clean http://jessup.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Think_Wht-V3.jpg Jessup Think http://jessup.edu/ William Jessup University webmaster@jessup.edu Join Mark Moore, a New Testament and Theology Professor at William Jessup University for engaging conversations with guests about cultural topics and their impact on people and society. No https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Ancient Christian Practices Pt 2 http://jessup.edu/podcast/ancient-christian-practices-pt-2/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:00:08 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=9058 full 18 1 In Part 2 Mark and Rex zoom in on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola and his Examen prayer.The pair explore how the pracitces of a 16th century Spanish monk are more relevant today than ever.

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Ancient Christian Practices Pt 1 http://jessup.edu/podcast/ancient-christian-practices-pt-1/ Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:18:58 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8945 full 17 1 Mark and Rex begin a three part series on ancient Christian practices by discussing how the great disciplines of the Church have played a pivotal role in both of their spiritual lives.

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Are You Not Entertained? http://jessup.edu/podcast/are-you-not-entertained/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:29:59 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8847 full 16 1 Professor of Christian Thought Brad Swope joins Rex and Mark to explore violence as entertainment. Does the Christian faith inlfuence the way we consume violent sports, violent video games, or violence in television or film?

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Language & Theology http://jessup.edu/podcast/language-theology/ Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:24:20 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8703 full 15 1 English professor Portia Hopkins joins Mark and Rex to discuss the role language plays in theology. They note that all theology is shaped by language and it is extremely important for the church and the Christian today to be aware of the theological and social implications of language.

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Moral Therapeutic Deism, Say What? http://jessup.edu/podcast/moral-therapeutic-deism-say-what/ Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:07:31 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8472 full 14 1 Jackson Arnett sits down with Mark and Rex as the first Jessup student guest to discuss Moral Therapuetic Deism. MTD was coined by researchers studying the spiritual life of the average American teenager to summarize their majority belief that God exists but is not necessarily involved in day to day life. Goodness is the goal. The trio see if this research has stood the test of the last decade with some surprising ans insightful results.

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Read More, Watch Less http://jessup.edu/podcast/read-more-watch-less/ Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:09:04 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8394 full 13 1 Brian Lucas, founder of Adams Avenue Bookstore, sits down with Mark to discuss the importance of reading well. This episode looks to inspire us to put down the remote and pick up a book now then to truly feed our souls. The pair will discuss views of CS Lewis and Dorothy Sayers on this topic. Mark will also reveal a very interesting connection in the opening section of the show.

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Passion, Calling, and Life http://jessup.edu/podcast/passion-calling-and-life/ Tue, 21 May 2019 16:22:29 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8317 full 12 1 Mark and Rex tackle the topic of vocation or calling. There are many things that can occupy our time, but what are we called to do. Finding one’s true vocation is the key to a fulfilling life. Rex and Mark will quickly note that this does not mean fulfilling our calling will be easy though.

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Vietnam, Monkees, and Classic Reruns http://jessup.edu/podcast/vietnam-monkees-and-classic-reruns/ Tue, 07 May 2019 16:14:22 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8228 full 11 1 Julius Rex Gurney III, professor of History and voice of reason, joins the show for the first time in his role as an esteemed cohost. Mark and Rex are joined by friend of the show Derek Martin, director of the Theater Arts program. The three dicuss the role of generational influence on pop culture and the church.

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Identity & Originality http://jessup.edu/podcast/identity-originality/ Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:04:12 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8133 full 10 1 Psychology Professor Richard Mullis rejoins Mark to discuss the role of orignitality in identity. Together Mark and Richard examine the writings of Adrian van Kaam, a mid-twentieth century, Dutch, catholic priest who wrote extensively on the topic of identity and spiritual formation. His unique definition of originality guides the episode and grounds a proper understanding of our uniqueness and our Divine origin in God.

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Identity in Christ http://jessup.edu/podcast/identity-in-christ/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 16:07:47 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=8028 full 9 1 Psychology Professor Richard Mullis joins Mark to explore the often noted yet also often misunderstood concept of identity in Christ. Over the last decade the church has stressed finding your identity in Christ but it has not always clearly defined what is meant by the phrase. Appealing to their shared spritual formation backgrounds, Mark and Richard look to define what it is and what it isn’t.

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Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus http://jessup.edu/podcast/bonhoeffers-black-jesus/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:41:56 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7990 full 8 1 Bonhoeffer scholar and Christian ethicist Reggie Williams sits down with Mark to discuss Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s experience in Harlem in 1930-31 which provided a foundation for Bonhoeffer’s resistance of the racism of the Third Reich. Bonhoeffer has much to say to the church today regarding race relations and speaking out against injustice for the sake of others.

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Monotheism in Ancient Hebrew Culture http://jessup.edu/podcast/monotheism-in-ancient-hebrew-culture/ Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:17:44 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7831 full 7 1 Cynthia Schaefer Elliot, Professor of Hebrew Scriptures & Archaeology, joins Mark and Professor Libby Backfish to discuss how monotheism was understood in ancient Hebrew culture. Within the discussion it becomes apparent that our current English definition of monotheism misrepresents its usage in ancient Hebrew culture. Instead of stressing the exitstence of one God, ancient Hebrews were called to the worship of one God, a practice they greatly struggled with.

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Two Kinds of Protestantism http://jessup.edu/podcast/two-kinds-of-protestantism/ Tue, 26 Feb 2019 17:53:29 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7699 full 6 1 History Professor and Theology award winner Julius Rex Gurney III sits down with Mark to discuss the reason for two different kinds of Protestants today. In North America, Protestants can be broken down into two major groups: Mainline and Evangelical. Mark and Rex discover that this division does not always follow strict denominational lines. Tracing the history of this division provides fascinating insight into today’s religious landscape.

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New Testament Authors & the Hebrew Scriptures, Part II http://jessup.edu/podcast/new-testament-authors-the-hebrew-scriptures-part-ii/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:28:30 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7552 full 5 1 In this episode Mark is joined by New Testament and Theology Professor Matthew Godshall to further discuss the topic of the New Testament authors use of the Hebrew Scriptures. Matt brings his extensive New Testament knowledge to the discussion as they explore the topic from the perspective of the NT authors. They also note how the NT authors actually provide a way for us to approach and apply Scripture in our own lives.

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Transformational Leadership http://jessup.edu/podcast/transformational-leadership/ Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:53:57 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7366 full 4 1 In this episode Mark is joined by the Dean of the School of Christian Leadership and Faculty of Theology David Timms. David has taught and written extensively on the topic of leadership and offers a succinct and timely explanation of what a true transformational leader looks like. Much of the material comes from David’s latest book, Shape Your World: Transformational Leadership for Everyday Life.

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New Testament Authors & the Hebrew Scriptures http://jessup.edu/podcast/new-testament-authors-the-hebrew-scriptures/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:33:26 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7128 full 3 1 In this episode Mark is joined by Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scriptures Libby Backfish to explore how we should approach New Testament authors use of the Hebrew Scriptures, particularly prophetic messages. The New Testament authors appear to be reading the Hebrew Scriptures in new and “out-of-context” ways. Libby helps us understand the meaning of fulfillment as well as the near and far nature of prophecy.

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Forced Church http://jessup.edu/podcast/forced-church/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:31:34 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7127 full 2 1 In this episode Mark is joined by Associate Professor of Christian Leadership Daniel Gluck & Associate Professor of Youth Ministry Fritz Moga. Together they explore the difficult topic of whether Christian parents should force their children to go to church. Many children associate church with boredom, uncomfortable clothes, and weird smells. When they begin to voice a desire to not go, how should Christian parents respond? Could forcing church on them only cause them to run the other direction when they are older? Could not stressing it diminish the important role the church plays in the spiritual life?

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Sacrilege & Silence http://jessup.edu/podcast/sacrilege-silence/ Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:27:26 +0000 Jessup http://jessup.edu/?post_type=podcast&p=7126 full 1 1 In this episode, host Mark Moore, Auxiliary Professor of New Testament and Theology, is joined by the director of the Theatre program Derek Martin & Assistant Professor of New Testament and Theology Matthew Godshall. They explore the question, are cultural artifacts (i.e. films, television shows, books, etc.) that mention God in a bad or even sacrilegious way less dangerous than artifacts that do not mention God at all? Some “family-friendly” artifacts may actually cause more harm than good by excluding God all together.

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