All posts by Jack Pelham

Episode 11: The American Mask Crisis, and How Romans 13 Does Not Prohibit Civil Disobedience, Part C

DESCRIPTION: This is the third of a 3-part series on this topic. Also, this entire podcast is designed for you to start at Episode 1 and work your way forward. If you don’t, you’re going to be at a real disadvantage when starting here.
In this episode, Jack finishes the discussion of Romans 13:1-7, and shows how one governor is himself not “obeying the government”.

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Episode 10: The American Mask Crisis, and How Romans 13 Does Not Prohibit Civil Disobedience. Part B

DESCRIPTION: This is the second of a 3-part series on this topic. Also, this entire podcast is designed for you to start at Episode 1 and work your way forward. If you don’t, you’re going to be at a real disadvantage when starting here.
In this episode, Jack shows how the “higher powers” language of Romans 13 is consistent with other Bible language about angels, and suggests that some particular subset of angels was in view.

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Episode 9: The American Mask Crisis, and How Romans 13 Does Not Prohibit Civil Disobedience. Part A

DESCRIPTION: If you haven’t listened to Episodes 1-8 yet, you’re going to be at a real disadvantage when starting here at Episode 9. We strongly urge you to start at the beginning.

In this episode, Jack jumps ahead of the plan for this podcast series, in order to face a serious crisis that many American Christians are struggling with. Many know that the facemask and lockdown orders are themselves unlawful decrees, yet they are afraid to disobey because they think that Romans 13 is telling them that this would be a sin. But that’s not what it’s saying, and Jack explains this meticulously starting in this episode, and finishing in Episode 11.

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Episode 8: Family Discussion About What It Means To Be Created

DESCRIPTION: In this episode, Kay and James join me for our second family discussion, generally reflecting on the recent episodes about What It Means to Be Created.  We also get into some meaty discussion of what it means to have a spiritual heritage, starting with having been created by God—and in a world where so many seem to be longing for a more meaningful life.

Episode 7: Why I Wish We’d Drop the Terms “Old Testament” and “New Testament”

DESCRIPTION: Jack explains something he promised to explain about a comment made in passing in an earlier episode, and it leads into a fuller discussion of the importance of context in Bible study—and not just the immediate context of a passage, but a context that goes as wide as to studying even the extrabiblical writings from the Ancient Near Eastern cultures, including the Hebrew culture that produced all of the Bible documents.

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Episode 6: What It Means To Be Created–Part B

DESCRIPTION: Jack explains more about what it means to be created “in the image and likeness” of God, and how it does not mean that we are his “representatives” on the Earth. He also introduces “Hermeneutics” and begins what will be an ongoing discussion on that topic.

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Episode 5: What It Means To Be Created–Part A

DESCRIPTION: We’re back after recovering from a malware attack and switching web hosts! In this episode, Jack explores what it means for us that we are created beings, and what our attitudes about that should be, according to the Bible.

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Episode 4: Rethinking Grace

DESCRIPTION: This episode looks at some of the grunt work of good Bible study as Jack demonstrates a ballpark idea of just how much the Bible talks about thinking. And from there, we get into the topic of grace, and what our response to it should be.

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Episode 3: Family Discussion about Episode 1 (God Cares About How You Think)

DESCRIPTION: Kay and James join me to discuss the first episode.

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Episode 2: About Jack Pelham

DESCRIPTION: This short episode gives some background on the host, so that the listeners can better understand his perspective.

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