Podcast #208 (Inflection Point: The Church of the First Century)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
Jesus' ministry on earth is far too large to cover in just a few podcasts. So we'll restrict ourselves to examining His main purpose for coming to earth: to offer the Kingdom to Israel. We'll see where His miracles and His redeeming mankind fit in this plan. We'll also see how a crucial part of Israel opposed the coming Kingdom ..read more
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Podcast #206 (Inflection Point: The Church of the First Century)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
While Israel at the beginning of the first century was spiritually pretty bleak, there were a number of faithful "watchful waiters" who eagerly desired the coming of the Messiah. In this podcast, we'll take a look at several of them, including a group of very unusual men ..read more
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Podcast #202 (Inflection Point: The Church of the First Century)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
We continue our introduction to this season by looking at time and its role in historical study. We also explore the idea of reading our Bibles chronologically rather than from cover to cover. Finally, we develop an incentive for taking the time to dig into our Bibles more deeply. It goes back to such diverse biblical figures as Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar II, and the Apostle John ..read more
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Podcast #221 (Inflection Point: The Church of the First Century)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
At long last, we reach the end of the very early church's first decade. We'll conclude this complex and dense time period by looking at two of Peter's miracles, including a very rare one. Then, we'll answer the seven questions with which we sum up each decade's qualities ..read more
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Podcast #131 (Applying History--Lessons Learned)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
In our final podcast of the season, we take a look at the lessons that we've learned through church history. We apply these to guide us in selecting a Bible translation and learning to know the Bible's Author better ..read more
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Podcast #130 (One Translation to Rule Them All?)
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by Don Congdon
5M ago
Is one translation to be preferred above all others? In this podcast, we take a look at the King James Only (KJVO) movement. We examine different positions within the movement, consider its history, and assess it against what the Bible says about itself ..read more
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Podcast #219 (Inflection Point: The Church of the First Century)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
Saul of Tarsus, better known as the Apostle Paul, is an amazingly complex figure who features prominently in the very early church's history. We'll explore his childhood in the city of Tarsus, his education in Jerusalem, and his abrupt encounter with Jesus Christ on the Damascus Road. We'll also examine the Roman world in which he grew up and see why he could move so effortlessly between the world of Greek philosophers and the world of conservative Judaism ..read more
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New Year 2022 Special (Studying Church History on Your Own)
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by Don Congdon
5M ago
Want to study church history on your own but don't know where to start? This podcast will get you on the right track ..read more
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Podcast #217 (Inflection Point: The Church of the First Century)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
Resuming our survey of AD 32 through AD 40, we see the very early church tackle an administrative problem by appointing the first deacons. Amongst these is Stephen, the Church's first martyr. We'll explore the circumstances that led to his death and meet the man who went from heartily approving it to becoming one of the Church's greatest apostles. We'll also examine the Samaritans and Philip's ministry to them ..read more
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Podcast #125 (The Trials and Tribulations of Translation)
Present Perfect: An Applied Church History Podcast
by Don Congdon
5M ago
Bible translation is a complicated and sometimes controversial topic. As we move into the modern era, we examine some of the principles behind Bible translation. We also develop a list of questions to apply when evaluating a translation ..read more
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