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Dr. Robert Wallace (Old Testament scholar) and Dr. Michael McKeever (New Testament scholar) come together in an inviting and inclusive conversation, developing a common narrative for use in Bible study and personal growth. Their passion for the subject matter, humor, and personal dynamic help the listener to engage in the material and understand how ancient texts apply to todays culture. Welcome to the office, where the cool kids hang out and the fun never ends.Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


  • “Dog Years”

    “Dog Years”

    16/11/2019 Duração: 01h00s

    The readings for Sunday, November 24, 2019. The three year lectionary cycle comes to an end with The Reign of Christ Sunday. Jeremiah offers some clever wordplay in Jeremiah 23. Mike offers some thoughts on the beginning and end of… Continue Reading →

  • “Nerd Meetup”

    “Nerd Meetup”

    09/11/2019 Duração: 01h02min

    The readings for November 17, 2019. Both Old Testament readings focus on the end times, and both in Isaiah. 2 Thessalonians finishes by telling folks to get to work. And Jesus focus on the end times, but not the way… Continue Reading →

  • “You Made It Weird”

    “You Made It Weird”

    02/11/2019 Duração: 57min

    The readings for November 10, 2019. Someone finally listens to a prophet. The psalms sorta come to an end in Ps 145. The end times are a topic in 2 Thessalonians, and another group thinks they can outsmart Jesus. Haggai… Continue Reading →

  • “Crowd-Sourced Speed Limit”

    “Crowd-Sourced Speed Limit”

    28/10/2019 Duração: 58min

    The readings for November 3, 2019. We read Rob’s favorite scripture in the Bible and read even more Psalm 119. Mike opens the discussion of 2 Thessalonians and challenges the traditional readings of Zacchaeus. Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2… Continue Reading →

  • “Squirrel  Pie”

    “Squirrel & Pie”

    12/10/2019 Duração: 42min

    The readings for October 20, 2019. In a quick moving podcast, Rob & Mike ACTUALLY discuss Jeremiah’s “Book of Comfort.” They take a manageable bit of Psalm 119. Paul gives his last exhortations to Timothy. And a good-for-nothing judge, actually… Continue Reading →

  • “Liturgical Hacks”

    “Liturgical Hacks”

    05/10/2019 Duração: 01h05min

    The readings for October 13, 2019. Rob gets to talk about his favorite verses in Jeremiah. Memory is participatory in Psalm 66. Paul writes some beautiful confessions, or he copies them, we aren’t sure which. And the Samaritans maybe aren’t… Continue Reading →

  • “Juice  Crackers”

    “Juice & Crackers”

    30/09/2019 Duração: 01h03min

    The readings for October 6, 2019. Mike and Rob work through some dark (and light) texts the Old Testament readings, including the darkest worship song ever. Paul offers his last words to Timothy, and Jesus tries to teach the disciples… Continue Reading →

  • “Nebuchadrizzle”


    21/09/2019 Duração: 47min

    The readings for September 29, 2019. Jeremiah buys real estate in a buyer’s market. God speaks in the psalms. Money is a sticky topic of conversation in 1 Timothy and in Luke 16. Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 1… Continue Reading →

  • “Classic Jeremiah”

    “Classic Jeremiah”

    16/09/2019 Duração: 57min

    The readings for September 22, 2019. Things are pretty depressing this week. God laments in Jeremiah 8 (probably). The psalmist laments in Ps 79 (definitely). Paul sets up his argument to deal with church division in 1 Timothy. And the… Continue Reading →

  • “God Thing”

    “God Thing”

    07/09/2019 Duração: 54min

    The readings for September 15, 2019. Back after another break caused by life circumstances! Jeremiah sees creation unraveling. The psalmist worries about those who live lives without regard for God. Paul is the chief of sinners in 1 Timothy, and… Continue Reading →

  • “Germans”


    03/08/2019 Duração: 01h01min

    The readings for August 11, 2019. The guys have a new streak going, 2 in a row. Rob deals with the same text in two books. Mike talks about Hebrews and Jesus is still on a journey. Isaiah 1:1, 10-20… Continue Reading →

  • “Breakup Journal”

    “Breakup Journal”

    27/07/2019 Duração: 52min

    The readings for August 4, 2019. Back and better than ever! Or at least back & better…okay…we’re back. We read about God’s rough breakup in Hosea. Book V begins in Ps 107. We are hidden with Christ in Colossians, and… Continue Reading →

  • “God’s Not Through With Me”

    “God’s Not Through With Me”

    29/06/2019 Duração: 58min

    The readings for June 7, 2019. Elisha pulls a power move against Naaman. The psalmist praises God. Paul wraps up Galatians, and Jesus sends out a crack team of 70ish missionaries who shame the 12. Also, don’t miss what’s become… Continue Reading →

  • “Footsteps”


    22/06/2019 Duração: 01h31s

    The readings for June 30, 2019. Elijah gets his dramatic exit. The psalmist struggles with exile. Paul tries to get a church to focus on the Spirit, in his own quiet understated way. And Jesus stars a long journey that… Continue Reading →

  • “Deerology”


    16/06/2019 Duração: 01h11min

    The readings for June 23, 2019. Elijah has a rough day. The Sons of Korah start singing in the Psalms. One of Paul’s most quoted verses might not be saying what people think it is saying. And the guys have… Continue Reading →

  • “The Korean Taco”

    “The Korean Taco”

    08/06/2019 Duração: 58min

    The readings for June 16, 2019. It’s Trinity Sunday. Woman Wisdom works in Proverbs 8. Humanity is celebrated in Psalm 8. Mike spends more time in Eastern theology in Romans, and Jesus wraps up his sermon in John 16. Proverbs… Continue Reading →

  • “Briny Barnacle”

    “Briny Barnacle”

    01/06/2019 Duração: 57min

    It’s Pentecost! The readings for June 9, 2019. People don’t like God being in charge in Genesis. Mike celebrates talk like a pirate day again in Ps 104. Pentecost comes in Acts…and also in John apparently. Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 104:24-34,… Continue Reading →

  • “Numbers Matter”

    “Numbers Matter”

    25/05/2019 Duração: 01h16min

    The readings for June 2, 2019. Mike and Rob chose the readings for Ascension Sunday. Rob covers the place and function of Ps 93. Mike looks for Ascension language in Ephesians, and they read the two Ascension episodes from Luke… Continue Reading →

  • True Lies

    True Lies

    18/05/2019 Duração: 01h01min

    The readings for May 26, 2019. Paul founds his favorite church. Rob sees some connections to Numbers in Psalm 67. The end is a beautiful thing in Revelation, and the dialogue in John points to an interesting time in the… Continue Reading →

  • Earth, Wind  Fire

    Earth, Wind & Fire

    12/05/2019 Duração: 59min

    The readings for May 19, 2019. Mike has an ideal way to read Acts 11, though it is a little shorter. Everything is praising God in Psalm 148. Things are looking good in Revelation, and Jesus is about to show… Continue Reading →

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