Relevant Jesus

Relevant Jesus
By Eric Robinson
About this podcast
Explaining and expounding on the parables and stories of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
Episodes (Total: 24 / Page: 1)
June 15, 2011 · 00:29:00
Digging in to the Gospel of Luke. Who is Theophilus?
Oct. 18, 2010 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
May 14, 2010 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
May 5, 2010 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
April 27, 2010 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
April 12, 2010 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
April 3, 2010 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
Nov. 3, 2009 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
Oct. 26, 2009 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
Oct. 13, 2009 · 00:29:00
Jesus tells us a parable about workers in a vineyard. Simple enough. But it turns out that we find almost the exact same parable told by a Rabbi…with the exact opposite meaning. What is Jesus doing here?
Oct. 6, 2009 · 00:29:00
We occasionally talk about the “Mark of the Beast” as some kind of impending destruction for Christians today. The reality is that the mark meant some of the earliest Christians had some impossibly tough choices to make about who they were and how they were going to interact in a hostile environment. With that in mind, it is important to ask: Where do we fit into this complicated issue?
Sept. 15, 2009 · 00:29:00
On the surface, this story seems to follow the typical “Jesus beats Satan” plot. But Mark gives us a very important detail which tells us that the story isn’t entirely about the story. Listen in to find out what that detail is, and what it meant for the early Christians.
Sept. 7, 2009 · 00:29:00
On the surface, this story seems to follow the typical “Jesus beats Satan” plot. But Mark gives us a very important detail which tells us that the story isn’t entirely about the story. Listen in to find out what that detail is, and what it meant for the early Christians.
Aug. 30, 2009 · 00:29:00
The people from Jesus’ home town miss out on so much because they couldn’t see past the ordinary. What do we miss for the same reason?
July 31, 2009 · 00:29:00
Explaining and expounding on the parables of Jesus for a post modern, post Christian culture.
July 24, 2009 · 00:29:00
Jesus going into the city: it involves donkeys, cloaks, and a whole lot of history. This time, both the Old Testament and Roman propaganda collide, and we get to see Jesus as King and as one whose heart is broken…
July 6, 2009 · 00:29:00
Lepers and Samaritans – When Jesus encounters these types of people, the stories explode with meaning. Listen in to see how Luke weaves these together…
June 24, 2009 · 00:29:00
A disciple wants to follow Jesus, so he comes up to him and says, “First, let me go bury my father.” Jesus’ response has always bugged me: “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.” Frankly, it sounds like Jesus is being rude. What could that possibly mean? As it turns out, Jesus could be making a snarky remark about burial practices, and a whole lot more. Tune in to Relevant Jesus to find out how deep this rabbit hole goes…
June 15, 2009 · 00:29:00
The temptations of Jesus takes us back through the history of the God’s people, where Jesus demonstrates his deep, intimate connection with the narrative of the Old Testament. When Jesus and Satan quote the Torah against each other, they are doing more than quoting rules - there are stories behind these rules that dramatically shape what Jesus is doing, leading up to the realization that he is, in fact, the Messiah. That, and I tell a few bad jokes during the show. Really. They’re terrible.
June 3, 2009 · 00:29:00
Luke and his peculiar list of countries in the second chapter of Acts…. Luke, the author of the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, weaves through his writing some ideas and themes that are easy for us to miss in the 21st century. The funny thing is that they seem innocent, making the Christian movement appear like a harmless group of people wanting to love everyone. I say this is “funny” because they aren’t innocent; they’re dangerous. Not violently, of course, nor are they revolutionary in that obnoxious “take back the country/empire for Jesus” mentality. Instead, Luke sets up an ideological war with an Empire that announced “tidings of great joy” because they saw themselves as the ones to establish peace on Earth. And that’s just the beginning…