Though most people throughout church history have assumed that the Gospel of John was written by the Apostle John, as we’ve seen throughout our year-long study of this amazing text, this is actually an open question even among conservative scholars. On this special edition of the program, we’ll hear from Richard Bauckham who makes a case that the Fourth Gospel was written by someone known as “John the Elder.” Then D.A. Carson, Andreas Köstenberger, Craig Blomberg, and Lydia McGrew will present their arguments in favor of the traditional view.
Radio Shows in December
The Incarnate Word
The opening of John’s Gospel declares to us that “the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Then later in verse 14 we’re told that this same Word “became flesh and dwelt among us.” So why did John refer to Jesus as “the Word,” and what Old Testament themes and concepts was he alluding to? Over the next few programs we’ll be summarizing many of the important issues that we’ve addressed in our year-long series through the Gospel of John. On this program we’ll be focusing on Jesus’ identity as the incarnate Word.
Host: Shane Rosenthal, Caleb Bassett, Adriel Sanchez, & Craig Marshall
The ‘I Am’ Sayings of Jesus
As we’ve seen this year throughout our study of the Gospel of John, Jesus did not claim to be merely a helpful teacher or some kind of spiritual guru. Instead, he actually made very specific claims that identified him as the Yahweh of the Hebrew Scriptures—the great “I Am.” On this program we’ll be taking a look at the numerous “I Am” statements that Jesus makes throughout the Fourth Gospel, and we’ll also show how each of these statements appears to be rooted in the language of God’s own self declaration recorded in the Old Testament.
Host: : Shane Rosenthal, Caleb Bassett, Adriel Sanchez, & Craig Marshall
The Messiah’s Mission
Especially at this time of the year, many people tend to think that the ultimate mission of the little baby Jesus was to inspire warm and sentimental feelings, or some vague ideal of peace on earth and goodwill towards men. But is this really what Christmas is all about? On this program, Michael Horton and Mike Brown join the panel as we conclude our series on the Fourth Gospel by taking a look at the way in which the mission and work of Israel’s messiah is presented throughout John’s narrative.
Host: Shane Rosenthal, Mike Brown, & Michael Horton
In the not-too-distant past, the transition from child to adult occurred around the onset of puberty, but now the process of what some are calling “emerging adulthood” has been significantly delayed. What role does technology play in this cultural shift, and how should we address these new challenges? What are the assumptions about “youth” in our time, and how do those beliefs differ from what we find in Scripture? Michael Horton discusses these important questions with T. David Gordon, author of Why Johnny Can’t Preach and Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns (originally aired June 22, 2014).