The Bible Project

The Bible Project
The creators of The Bible Project have in-depth conversations about the Bible, theology, and history.
Nephesh/Soul Q+R
Jan 22 • 55 min
A question and response episode on the topic of the Hebrew word “Nephesh”.
Characters In The Bible
Jan 15 • 48 min
In this episode Tim and Jon discuss character design in the Bible.
Justice Q + R
Dec 18, 2017 • 65 min
Jon and Tim respond to questions on the theme of Justice.
What Happens After We Die?
Dec 12, 2017 • 31 min
This is our third episode on the Hebrew word “Nephesh”. Tim and Jon discuss the Hebrew concepts of an afterlife.
Let’s Get Physical
Nov 22, 2017 • 27 min
According to the Bible, we don’t have souls, we are souls.
You Are A Soul
Nov 13, 2017 • 55 min
How did we get the word “soul” from “throat”? Tim and Jon discuss.
Jonah Q + R
Nov 6, 2017 • 51 min
A Question and Response episode on the book of Jonah.
Justice Part 3: Jesus and His Mission of Justice
Oct 23, 2017 • 31 min
This is part 3 in our Justice series where we discuss Jesus and his mission for justice.
Justice Part 2: What is Social Justice and Righteousness in the Bible?
Oct 17, 2017 • 39 min
This is episode two of our Justice series. Tim and Jon discuss the twin ideas of Justice and Righteousness in the Bible.
Justice Part 1: What’s the Biblical Vision of Justice?
Oct 9, 2017 • 58 min
What did the Hebrews believe justice looked like? And what was the biblical vision for a “just society?”
How to Read the Bible Part 7: Understanding Plot and Narrative in Bible Stories
Oct 2, 2017 • 51 min
Tim and Jon discuss how understanding the unique ways plot and narrative are used by the Hebrew authors to write Bible stories can impact how we read the Bible.
The Christian Ideal Part 2: Our Divine Nature
Sep 21, 2017 • 37 min
This is part two of our discussion on the Christian Ideal. Tim, Jon and their colleague Paul Pastor continue their discussion on redefining and reimagining holiness.
What’s the Christian Ideal? Part 1: Defining Holiness
Sep 15, 2017 • 38 min
What is the Christian Ideal? That’s exactly what we ask.
How to Read the Bible Part 6: Jewish Scripture Meditation vs. Modern Meditation
Aug 11, 2017 • 40 min
In thie sixth episode of this series, Tim and Jon continue discussing the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible and why its a good example of Jewish Meditation Literature. The Cain and Abel story is famous for its lack of detail, mysteriousness and brevity.
How to Read the Bible Part 5: Why isn’t there more detail in Bible stories?
Aug 4, 2017 • 44 min
Many of us have wondered something like this and sometimes walk away from the Bible confused. We don’t know why a character did what they did, or what they looked like, or even what the “moral of the story” is.
How to Read the Bible Part 4: Poetry, Narrative and Prose Discourse Genres.
Jun 23, 2017 • 45 min
Jon and Tim discuss the different literary styles used in the Bible.
How to Read the Bible Part 3: Intro to Literary Genres and the Stories We Tell Ourselves
Jun 19, 2017 • 60 min
Tim and Jon discuss the big three of literary styles employed in the Bible: Narrative, Poetry, & Prose-Discourse.
How to Read the Bible Part 2: Is Reading The Bible Together Just a Form of Group Think?
Jun 9, 2017 • 48 min
A jam packed episode where Tim and Jon discuss the ancient Hebrew practice of reading the Bible aloud, the sociology of both creating environments and being created by environments in Christianity, and the different kind of power between stories and facts.
How to Read the Bible Part 1: Reading the Bible Aloud in a Community?
Jun 2, 2017 • 59 min
Tim and Jon discuss the differences in ancient and modern ways of reading scripture, including why the Hebrew people would read scripture together as a group. The guys also talk about how challenging it can be to read the Bible by yourself.
How to Read the Bible Intro: What is the story of the Bible?
May 19, 2017 • 59 min
In this episode Tim and Jon discuss the big, narrative arcs of the Bible. What is the Bible really talking about? Sin? Salvation? Judgement?
Day of the Lord: Q + R
May 18, 2017 • 99 min
Tim and Jon respond to questions from our listeners on the theme of the Day of the Lord.
Day Of The Lord Part Six: Revelation and Jesus in Modern Politics
May 17, 2017 • 50 min
This is our final episode in our Day Of The Lord series. In this episode Tim and Jon discuss the book of Revelation. It’s perhaps the most famous and obvious thing people think about when talking about a future “Day Of The Lord.”
Day Of The Lord Part Five: Jesus and the War Against Evil
May 10, 2017 • 56 min
Ancient Israel thinks that Jesus will lead them in war against the Romans and are surprised when Jesus alternatively goes to war with Evil itself.
Day of the Lord Part Four: The Evil Behind Babylon
May 3, 2017 • 64 min
A look into Amos, Habakuk, and Zephaniah. Where does evil come from and why does it exist?
Day of the Lord Part Three: Solomon, the Richest Man in Babylon?
Apr 21, 2017 • 61 min
Things aren’t always what they seem in ancient Israel, and is it possible that there are Babylons among us today?
Day Of The Lord Part Two: Pharaoh vs. The Warrior God
Apr 14, 2017 • 42 min
A discussion on the role of technology in the Bible.
Day Of The Lord Part One: What’s The Deal With “Babylon”?
Apr 7, 2017 • 64 min
A look into how Bible authors deal with the future of the world.
Deuteronomy Q + R
Apr 6, 2017 • 48 min
This week is our second to last release in our Old Testament Q+R series. We talk Deuteronomy.
Numbers Q + R
Apr 5, 2017 • 45 min
A Q+R on the book of Numbers in the Old Testament.
Leviticus Q+R
Apr 5, 2017 • 43 min
Tim and Jon respond to questions about the book of Leviticus
Exodus 19-40: Q + R
Apr 4, 2017 • 45 min
A Q+R on the second half of the book of Exodus in the Old Testament.
Exodus 1-18: Q + R
Apr 3, 2017 • 38 min
A Q+R on the first half of the book of Exodus.
Genesis 12-50: Q + R
Apr 2, 2017 • 42 min
Responses to listener’s questions from Genesis 12-50.
Genesis 1-11: Q + R
Apr 1, 2017 • 46 min
Responses to listeners questions from Genesis 1-11.
Word Study: Shema - “Listen”
Mar 24, 2017 • 28 min
An introduction to the Hebrew word “Shema”. What does it really mean to listen?
The Holy Spirit: Question and Response
Mar 16, 2017 • 87 min
We respond to your questions regarding The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit Part 3: Holy Spirit in the New Testament
Mar 10, 2017 • 48 min
An overview of how God’s Spirit is understood in the New Testament.
The Holy Spirit Part 2: God’s Ruakh
Mar 3, 2017 • 51 min
What does it mean for man to have a spirit? How does God’s Spirit interact with man’s spirit?
The Holy Spirit Part 1: Spirit of the Old Testament vs. The Spirit of Christianity
Feb 23, 2017 • 57 min
This is our first conversation about the Holy Spirit. It’s a big theme in Scripture and often a controversial topic. Tim and Jon talk about how ancient Hebrews viewed the Spirit and the differences between ancient and modern views on the Spirit.
What’s in your Bible?
Feb 14, 2017 • 70 min
Why are the books of the Bible ordered the way they are? Is there a value in reading the Bible in any other order?
The Bible as Divine Literary Art
Feb 8, 2017 • 63 min
Learn to see the Bible as an extremely sophisticated piece of literary art that has a theological message.
Story: Friend of Sinners
Jan 29, 2017 • 35 min
Harvey Turner, a youth group flunkie, grew up on the streets of Reno in the 90’s. His passion for hip-hop leads him deep into drug culture but his search for meaning brings him face-to-face with Jesus.
Luke Part Four: Jesus, Rebels, and Resurrection
Jan 6, 2017 • 62 min
We discuss Luke 9-24. What did Jesus do and talk about when he was alive? Why did his message get him in trouble? Was Jesus a rebel? How does Luke want us to see Jesus?
Luke Part Three: Good News for the Poor
Dec 13, 2016 • 56 min
Luke Chapters 1-6 ooze with references and allusions to the Old Testament to show how Jesus is the fulfillment of the story of Israel.
Luke Part Two: An Overview of Luke
Nov 22, 2016 • 28 min
Tim and I are working on a series of videos that will tell the story of Jesus as recorded by Luke in his gospel. In this episode we do a quick overview of the entire book, working through each of the sections, observing how they all fit together.
Luke Part One: An Intro to Reading the Gospels
Oct 28, 2016 • 41 min
This episode is our preparation for making a video series that walks through the entire life of Jesus as told by Luke in his Gospel. This first episode is an introduction to what the Gospels are, and what it means to trust them as an accurate…
The Wisdom of Job Part 3: Job Vs. Elihu
Sep 10, 2016 • 59 min
This is our third and final conversation about the book of Job. First we talk about Elihu, a character that seems to pop up our of nowhere. Then we talk about chapter 28 in Job, how it stands apart from the rest of the speeches and gives us a clue as to…
The Wisdom of Job Part 2: Where on Earth is “Uz”?
Aug 29, 2016 • 41 min
This is part two of our three part conversation on Job. The question in Job is if God is just does that mean that the universe ought to always be run by the principle of strict just compensation. In this way the book of Job is a perfect thought experiment…
The Wisdom of Job Part 1: Suffering Well
Aug 3, 2016 • 51 min
Why do good people suffer? Why is there evil in the world? Why can’t God make it so that everyone always gets what they deserve? Many people turn to Job to learn about how to deal with suffering as it is a very realistic portrayal of someone dealing with…
Story: God and Money
Jul 14, 2016 • 62 min
In this episode of The Bible Project Podcast, Jon and Tim explore a story about two Harvard Business School Graduates who are confronted with a biblical view of money that changes their lives. John Cortinez and Gregory Baumer were young, successful…
Wisdom of Ecclesiastes Part 2: The “Teacher” vs. Jesus
Jul 7, 2016 • 67 min
Hanging out with Ecclesiastes isn’t fun. The book goes on about the endless march of time that results in death for everyone. Everything dies––humans and animals. We can see that all living creatures go to the dirt, and we don’t have any concrete proof of…
Wisdom of Ecclesiastes Part 1: Not Another Proverb…
Jun 18, 2016 • 51 min
The book of Ecclesiastes is a unique book in the Bible that has delighted and confused Christians throughout the years. It is our second book in the Wisdom Series. One thing that makes it unique is where scripture relies on ancient wisdom as core to…
Wisdom Series: Proverbs
Jun 8, 2016 • 48 min
This book is for understanding Proverbs and Parables and Riddles for the wise. This book claims that there is a powerful, mysterious force in the universe called Hochma, we translate into “Wisdom”. Wisdom is built into the universe principle in which the…
Intro to Wisdom Literature
May 25, 2016 • 31 min
Tim and Jon discuss the Wisdom Literature in the Bible: the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. All of these books are wrestling with a particular set of questions. We’ll talk about how we got these wisdom books in our holy scriptures We’ll discuss…
Image of God Part 4: Glory of God
May 3, 2016 • 52 min
What does it mean to glorify God? Is it simply singing songs? Does it somehow how to do with our behavior. Why is God so interested in his glory? How does this connect to the Image of God?
Image of God Part 3: The Garden Was Not Perfect
Mar 12, 2016 • 67 min
What is the chief end of man? How does being an Image of God affect me practically?
Image of God Part 2: God and Human’s Makeover
Feb 29, 2016 • 47 min
Being remade into the Image of God is a different Christian narrative then we usually hear. Jesus is the truly human one who represents God’s reign on earth and we are joined with him through the Holy Spirit to participate in that reign.
Image of God Part 1: Humans as Middle Managment
Feb 18, 2016 • 44 min
What does it mean that humans were created in “the image of God”. Jon and Tim discuss this biblical theme and its implications for Jesus followers.
Holiness: Q + R
Feb 17, 2016 • 50 min
A Question + Response episode on the Biblical theme of holiness.
Heaven + Earth: Q + R
Feb 12, 2016 • 44 min
Jon and Tim respond to questions about the theme of Heaven + Earth in the Bible.
Heaven and Earth Part 4: What Did The Biblical Writers Think Happens After You Die?
Feb 11, 2016 • 55 min
Tim and Jon talk about some of the confusing language in the Bible about heaven.
Heaven and Earth Part 3: Jesus, The Ultimate Heaven & Earth Meeting Place
Feb 10, 2016 • 41 min
How Jesus followers saw themselves as a manifestation of God’s presence on earth. How to seek God’s Kingdom here on earth. And what happens when I die?
Heaven and Earth Part 2: When Heaven Meets Earth
Feb 4, 2016 • 36 min
In this episode we discuss why God’s space and our space was torn apart, Cherubim, the prophetic hope for New Creation and how Jesus saw himself as a new temple.
Heaven and Earth Part 1: What is the Old Testament referring to as “Heaven”?
Jan 28, 2016 • 40 min
How does the Bible talk about where God lives? Tim and Jon walk through the biblical themes of Heaven and Earth in a three part conversation.
The Kingdom of God Part 3: God Vs. Kings
Nov 15, 2015 • 22 min
What does it mean for Jesus to bring the Kingdom of God?
The Kingdom of God Part 2: Co-Ruling with Jesus
Nov 10, 2015 • 43 min
God’s Kingdom is introduced to us in Genesis 1 but then something goes wrong. We discuss how the Bible describes the conflict of the Kingdom of the world and the Kingdom of God and God’s plan to fix it.
The Kingdom of God Part 1: The Kingdom of God Is the Gospel, starting from Genesis 1
Nov 3, 2015 • 29 min
The Kingdom of God is central to Jesus’ message. It is a theme in the Bible that spans from page 1 all the way to the second to last paragraph of the Bible.
Understanding The Law Part 2: The Prophets
Oct 20, 2015 • 50 min
Tim and Jon discuss the metaphors used by Moses and The Prophets for why humans are incapable of obeying the law and how God plans to fix it. We discuss Jesus’ teaching on the law, the Great Command, and how his followers dealt with the law.
Understanding the Law Part 1: The LAW
Oct 19, 2015 • 48 min
Tim and Jon discuss why God gave so many laws to ancient Israel in the Bible. There are 613 laws found in the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, and they were the basis of God’s covenant with Israel. What role does the laws play in relationship to…