Basic Bible Podcast
Reining in Ray - A Whale of an Interpretive Tail
What better way to ring in the new year with a Reining in Ray edition of the podcast! These episodes feature questions from our listeners. This time we're tackling questions about how to interpret certain parts of Scripture, who wrote the book of Hebrews, unintentionally harming others and how the church can grow in unity.
159 - Lessons from 2020
We've come to the end of quite the interesting year. In this last episode of 2020, Ray and I look back at lessons the Lord has taught us. It wasn't all bad and we praise the Lord for his continuing faithfulness. Recommended Resources::Systematic Theology, Second Edition: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne A. GrudemThe Faithfulness of Jesus the Messiah: A Gospel Emphasis by Walter D. Zorn
158 - Observations from Luke 2
On this special episode Santa Clause (aka Ray Jewell) and I make some exegetical observations from Luke 2, a classic Christmas passage. So listen in and hear about how a few shepherds stumble upon an epic clash of kingdoms all centering on a little baby.Recommended Resources:Lectures on Calvinism: Six Lectures from the Stone Foundation Lectures Delivered at Princeton University by Abraham KuyperThe Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler
157 - Paul's Big Letter
This week we're talking about another new book release for children, Paul's Big Letter. This book, written by our old friend Pastor Aaron White, takes the book of Romans and cuts it down into bit-sized, but still meaty portions for all to enjoy. Aaron doesn't shy away from weighty subjects like justification and election, but tackles these subjects in such a way that introduces these subjects for all ages. As a special bonus, Paul Cox from RefToons is here as well talking about the illustrations he contributed to the book. You won't want to miss this episode!Recommended Resources:Paul's Big Letter: A Kid-Friendly Journey through the Book of Romans by J. Aaron WhiteRefToons
156 - The Best Gift Ever Given
This week we celebrate the Advent season by discussing the Best Gift Ever Given with its author, Ronnie Martin. This is a great book for the whole family that walks through the Scripture beginning in Genesis and ending with God's greatest gift to mankind. We also ambush our guest with a few questions from our friends at the Gut Check Podcast.Recommended Resources:The Best Gift Ever Given: A 25-Day Journey Through Advent from God's Good Gifts to God's Great Son by Ronnie Martin
155 - Thanksgiving Family Special
Join us this week for a Thanksgiving family special. In this super short edition, I am joined by three of my four children as I give a few short reminders from Scripture to ponder this Thanksgiving holiday. The kids add a few "extra" comments of their own... In terms of recommended resources, I threw in one children's book we have used in our family.Recommended Resources:Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving by James Dean
Reining in Ray - Pro-Life Animals with Belly Buttons
Here's another Reining in Ray where we answer your questions. This week we're covering such topics as what makes humans different from animals, single issue voting and a question about the human anatomy. Share this with your friends!
154 - Hoping for Happiness
What is happiness? Is it obtainable in this day and age? As Christians, should we even seek for happiness? This week Ray and I ask the questions to the one and only Barnabas Piper, the author of the new book, Hoping for Happiness. We've been hyping up this book for the past few weeks so you won't want to miss this one!Recommended Resources:Hoping for Happiness by Barnabas Piper
153 - Should Evangelicals Bother Voting?
Join us for this special edition - recorded just about one week away from the 2020 election. My friend Evangelist Dan Knickerbocker and I sat down for a fun conversation about getting out the vote within our churches. We talk about the importance of voting even if it seems like it won't do much good in your area, how this impacts our witness for Christ and even how guys like us can get along when we disagree about who to vote for in what could prove to be the most important election in our lifetime. Recommended Resources:Faith Wins – Engaging Christians in the Public ArenaRevival Ministries