Give us a King! No, not that King!

The books of first and second Samuel introduce us to the first two human kings of the Nation of Israel in the persons of Saul and David. It’s a powerful story of quickly we can lose sight of what God desires for us when we insist that our ways are better than God’s. We also see the stark contrast in the character of these two kings, and how it impacts their failure, and success. Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

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How Quick We Forget!

Today we make our way through the book of Judges. It’s heavy reading, but the lesson we learn here is that we as humans are quick to forget, as evidenced by the cyclical nature of how the nation of Israel remembered, followed, abandoned, and repented in the stories of the Judges.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

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Holy War and the Holiness of God, Revisited

Today we return to the book of Joshua as part of the E100 series, and we revisit the issues that arise while the Israelites are taking the promised land. There’s discussion of Holy war and what it means, and how it played a role in the book of Joshua. We also have some challenging discussion about the Holiness of God and how it’s not always easy to understand God’s decisions, but how we’re still to trust that God sees the bigger picture.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

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Hardened Hearts and De-Creation

Today we ask some deep questions about the issue of God hardening Pharaoh’s heart, and what that might actually mean, as well as how the order of the plagues of Egypt symbolizes a sort of “de-creation” of the land of Egypt. Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/ Find more about E100 at trinityruston.org

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No Such Thing as a Perfect Family

In this third episode of our E100 season of the podcast, we’ve got some new voices joining us with Rev. Chris Winterman and Haley Kesterson. This week’s readings are centered around the Old Testament character of Joseph. It’s easy to assume that Joseph was a great guy that never messed up, but when we look deeper, it seems that it may not be as cut and dry as we often assume, especially when dealing with traditional biblical heroes.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

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The Birth of a Nation

Thanks for joining us again for this second episode of our E100 podcast series. In this episode, we dig into the birth of the nation of Israel, beginning with the covenant that God makes with Abraham. We also ask some questions about the struggle of favoritism that many families still deal with today.  Do you have questions for us? Send an email to askgoingdeeper@gmail.com.  Order your copy of the E100 study guide – http://store.scriptureunionresources.com/the-essential-bible-book-e100/

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In the Beginning

Today we begin our second season on Going Deeper. Over the next 20 weeks we’ll be discussing each week’s readings as laid out by the E100 reading plan, organized by Scripture Union. Read along with us and join in the conversation as we ask questions and discuss the Essential 100 readings of the Bible.  Specifically, in this week’s episode, we invite Rev. Doug de Graffenried onto the podcast to share his knowledge of the Hebrew language as we take a look at the first 11 chapters of Genesis. These first chapters of the bible, and how we read them, shape how we interpret and understand the story of…

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