We take questions from our live audience about the End Times and the Second Coming. Plus, more about Mary Magdalene, our “Willy Nilly” approach to scripture, and why we love/hate Paul’s eschatology. PLUS: Live music from Barrett Johnson.

Show Notes

  • 00:01 – Introduction to Q and A.
  • 01:19 – Question: Revelation and the “perfect” world if revelation was about 70 AD. New Heaven and New Earth.
  • 02:27 – Revelation as a letter about Rome. The gates of New Jerusalem are never shut.
  • 06:30 – Apocalyptic hyperbole. The end of the Jewish age.
  • 08:13 – Eternal life that Jesus talked about is present tense.
  • 09:55 – Jesus’s emphasis on the newness of life.
  • 11:25 – New Jerusalem is here now and the new covenant.
  • 13:07 – Question: Taking the new testament as figuratively (aka willy nilly). What is your take divine revelation and inspiration? Did the people at the time take these passages as literally or figuratively?
  • 15:02 – Paul’s theology shifted. Interpreting our encounters with God.
  • 17:08 – Literalism behind the text.
  • 20:01 – There seems to be a difference in Paul in Romans. Either Paul changed or it’s not Paul.
  • 22:02 – Jamal explains that he doesn’t believe the New Testaments exists.
  • 25:24 – The assumption that Keith, Jamal, and Matt agree.
  • 28:00 – The New Testament is limited and Mary Magdalene.
  • 29:50 – Question: At what point did dispensationalism or end times enter your deconstruction?
  • 34:15 – The kingdom of God and money.
  • 36:55 – Problems with hell and a violent God.
  • 38:12 – How do we live in the present moment?
  • 41:10 – Passages not about the future, but about AD 70.
  • 43:50 – Question: If you were Paul, what would he think about people interpreting his letters as scriptures?
  • 46:25 – Paul didn’t think he was writing scriptures. Has God stopped inspiring people?
  • 51:25 – Holiness codes.
  • 52:45 – Question: Do you give Paul’s letters more weight than your own revelation?
  • 54:10 – Good and Bad fruit.
  • 58:30 – Paul and Christ Consciousness.
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