Was the Fourth Gospel written by John the Apostle, or a mysterious figure known as John the Elder? And was this text penned before the fall of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., or some time later? Is there a conservative trend in the world of New Testament scholarship? On this edition of the program, Shane Rosenthal talks with D.A. Carson about these questions and more as we continue our year-long exploration of the Gospel of John.
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Money-Changers in the Temple
In John chapter 2, Jesus arrives in Jerusalem during the festival of Passover and drives the money-changers out of the temple. But who were the money-changers, and why was their presence at this sacred site so offensive? In the other Gospels, the cleansing of the temple takes place during Jesus’ final week, so how are we to explain this apparent discrepancy? Join us as we discuss these issues as part of our ongoing series through the Gospel of John.
Host: Shane Rosenthal, Caleb Bassett, Sam Allberry, & Craig Marshall
God in Our Midst
When Jesus said, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up” (Jn. 2:19), he was not only hinting at his forthcoming resurrection, but he was also claiming to be the true temple, and the ultimate meeting place between God and man. On this program Shane Rosenthal explores the biblical background to this idea by talking with J. Daniel Hays, author of The Temple and the Tabernacle: A Study of God’s Dwelling Places from Genesis to Revelation.
Host: Shane Rosenthal & J. Daniel Hays
Born from Above
In John 3, Jesus tells Nicodemus that unless he is born again, he can’t even see the kingdom of God. What are the implications of this idea on the popular concept of free will? Apart from God’s gracious intervention, do people have the ability to make a decision to join a kingdom which they cannot see? What does it really mean to be born again? We put some of these questions to pastors at a recent convention, and on this program the hosts will interact with their responses as they continue their series on the Gospel of John.
Host: Shane Rosenthal, Jeff Mallinson, Sam Allberry, & Patrick Crandall
God So Loved the World
John 3:16 is arguably the most famous verse in all of the Bible. But because it is so familiar to us, this well-known passage may have lost some of its original power. What does it really mean to say that God loves the world? And if he loves everyone, then why do so many people perish? On this episode, the hosts will discuss some of their differences on this issue as they attempt to interpret this section of the Gospel of John.