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I’m a pastor at Door of Hope church in Portland, an adjunct professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Western Seminary, and a creative writer for The Bible Project. I’ve been utterly fascinated with Jesus and his Jewish heritage ever since I became a Christian at 20 years old through an urban outreach ministry to skateboarders in Portland, called Skate Church. I discovered the wonderful world of biblical studies and languages at Multnomah University and Western Seminary and had the privilege ...
 
If the Bible is so important, why is it such a struggle to read? The truth is, many Christians have been inadvertently set up for failure with the Bible. We need to hit the 'reset' button. Glenn Paauw, Paul Caminiti, and Alex Goodwin from the Institute for Bible Reading host discussions that break down misguided assumptions about the Bible, offering fresh perspectives on reading and living it well.
 
The Torah (Bible) is the fundamental text of Biblical and Western thought and it is a guidebook for our lives. Mark Gerson, The Rabbi's Husband, will explore the greatest hits of Jewish thought in conversation with some of the most interesting thinkers from varying religious persuasions. The discussions on this show will reflect the understanding that the Torah and all associated books are intended to guide us through our challenges and in our decisions today. We will strive to understand ho ...
 
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BibleProject has become one of the world's most popular resources for learning about the sophisticated literary artistry of the Bible. So how did it get started? What were some of the fundamental questions that led to its creation? Co-founders Tim Mackie and Jon Collins join us to share about their personal history, how BibleProject was born out of…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the biggest scandal and mystery in current politics: What happened to Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s balls? Then, the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller) and co-creator Dan Goor join Seth to celebrate the series …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trumpism losing badly in California when Governor Gavin Newsom easily beat back a GOP-led recall effort. Then, B. J. Novak talks about The Premise, shares his opinion about short movies vs. short films and discusses his experience working with Ed Asner. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priva…
 
Part of God’s plan for the Church is to bring hope and healing to the world. How can we practically play a role in the development and restoration of communities around the world, particularly those in extreme crisis? In Today’s Conversation podcast, NAE President Walter Kim sits down with Myal Greene, World Relief’s new president and CEO. They dis…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republican response to President Biden’s new vaccine requirements and Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre rant at a 9/11 memorial dinner. Then, Machine Gun Kelly talks about smashing his guitar during his 2021 VMAs performance, his friendship with Pete Davidson and his new graphic novel Machine Gun Kelly's Hotel Diablo. See Priv…
 
MIchael Eisenberg, co-founder and General Partner at Aleph and author of newly released The Tree of Life and Prosperity, joins Mark to discuss being a grandfather by age 50, the pivot from mobile wealth to agricultural wealth, and the need to provide an ethical framework around business. Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sef…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Biden administration ousting several Trump holdovers from military academy boards, while Trump claims Confederate General Robert E. Lee would have won the war in Afghanistan. Then, Paula Pell talks about working at a mall when she was younger and her dog’s adorable overbite. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/pr…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans standing in the way of urgently needed action against climate change while also staging a brazen attack on Roe v. Wade. Then, Selena Gomez reveals what prompted her to join the "Only Murders in the Building" cast, gushes over working with castmates Steve Martin and Martin Short and describes her experience at…
 
Amber Ruffin focuses a minute of fury on the Texas heartbeat bill becoming law, making it illegal to get an abortion at six weeks or later. Then, John Mulaney tells Seth about his eventful year. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Rabbi Mark Wildes, founder and director of Manhattan Jewish Experience, joins Mark to discuss Tom Brady’s preparation regimen, being the Millenials Rabbi, and why you can’t just roll into the High Holidays without some practice. Here is the link to the verse on Sefaria.com: https://www.sefaria.org/Deuteronomy.16.19…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Cecily Strong, whose new memoir This Will All Be Over Soon is available now. She also talks to award-winning writer and editor Raakhee Mirchandani. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the FDA warning people not to take livestock de-wormer as GOP politicians continue to oppose mask and vaccine mandates. Hannah Einbinder talks about her role in Hacks, having her chops busted by Jean Smart and supporting herself at the start of her stand-up career. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cali…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Republicans who supported Trump’s deal with the Taliban to withdraw shamelessly piling on and trying to erase history. Then, Michael Keaton talks about his horse-riding hobby and the time he accidentally emailed Bradley Cooper when ordering a saddle. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Priv…
 
God didn't give us a systematic theology — He gave us a story. But with the scientific revolution came a way of using the Bible that turned it from a library of literature into a list of spiritual facts. We preferred a Bible we could dissect and master, so we disenchanted the Bible, draining it of much of its beauty and power. Our Senior Director o…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the crowd at a Trump rally booing COVID-19 vaccines before the FDA finally granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine. Then, Patton Oswalt talks about hitting the road again to tour, shares photos from him in a school Dungeons and Dragons club and fencing club and his wife Meredith Salenger joins him to talk about their…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Republicans like Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump lying about masks and trying to rewrite history when it comes to their negligent handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, Cecily Strong talks about moving to upstate New York during the pandemic and her dramatic interactions with nature. See Privacy Policy at https://art1…
 
Seth takes a closer look at right-wing pundits and politicians engaging in cynical finger-pointing as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan. Then, Brendan Hunt talks about being a new father, Ted Lasso’s slew of Emmy nominations and his life in Amsterdam. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.c…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the Taliban regaining control of Afghanistan as a 20 year foreign policy disaster that American officials from both parties bear responsibility for comes to a tragic end. Then, Dana Bash discusses the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, the attacks on CNN journalist Clarissa Ward and what about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…
 
Whether you are a pastor, nonprofit leader or working professional, many have found this to be a difficult season of work. How do we move beyond the exhaustion and reimagine the vocation God has set before us? The Bible says work is good, and it’s good for us. It is a means of worship and service, and we are called into work so that we may be contr…
 
Seth takes a closer look at a judge greenlighting a series of defamation lawsuits against three Donald Trump allies who lied about the election. Then, Ethan Hawke talks about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Moon Knight, getting a fake ID when he was younger and the inspiration behind his new graphic novel Meadowlark: A Coming-of-Age Crime …
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump’s refusal to help Rudy Giuliani pay his legal bills and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s recent meltdown. Then, Dr. Fauchberg (Andy Samberg) stops by Late Night to share health updates on a new virus going around called the Frisbee virus. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Noti…
 
Amy Poehler joins Seth to discuss Andrew Cuomo’s resignation from governor of New York and other headlines. Then, Kevin Smith gushes about Seth’s special Lobby Baby, tells the story of his visit to the periodontist and teases his upcoming film Clerks 3. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.c…
 
Are there unicorns in the Bible? Did Jesus ride on dinosaurs? If we're honest, there are a lot of strange and uncomfortable passages in Scripture, and lately they've led to a lot of people abandoning the faith. Many others have used them to attack the Bible and discredit Christianity. Dan Kimball joins us to talk about these difficult parts of the …
 
Is the book of Chronicles just a rerun of stories we’ve already been told? How does it help us understand where the story of the Bible leads? In English Bibles, the books of 1-2 Chronicles follow Samuel and Kings, but in the ancient Hebrew ordering of the Scriptures, Chronicles is the final book of the Old Testament. So what is the significance of …
 
Seth takes a closer look at damning new evidence of Donald Trump’s plan to overthrow democracy. Then, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard talk about hosting their competition series Family Game Fight! and Bell’s new show Do, Re & Mi. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-i…
 
What is the Bible? What are we supposed to do with it? Bible scholar, author, and Anglican minister Michael Bird joins us to share what he's come to believe about the Bible after 20 years of teaching it and wrestling with it himself. This is Part 2 of our conversation with Michael, which covers topics like the Bible's authority, the importance of u…
 
The book of Daniel explores what it means to be God’s people while living in a culture that is set against his values. How do God’s people remain faithful and confident in a situation like this? The strange dream in Daniel chapter 7 gives us some insight. In it we see there’s a kingdom ruled by the “Son of Man,” the one with all “authority, glory a…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Nick McDonell, author of The Council of Animals, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro, author of I Am A Girl from Africa. She is also the head of HeForShe and a special advisor for the United Nations World Food Programme. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Califo…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Marjorie Taylor Greene refusing to say whether she’s been vaccinated and Republicans saying we should learn to live with climate change. Then, Tim Robinson talks about the work that went into his coffin flops sketch, working on a Saturday Night Live sketch that included a bug that could have been detrimental to New York'…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Trump's former inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, being accused of illegally using his connections and access to Trump to lobby on behalf of a foreign government. Then, Lorde talks about the biggest difference between New Zealand and New York, fulfilling her childhood dream of traveling to Antarctica and what it was…
 
What kind of person does God choose to work through most often? Can he work through me too? The book of Esther is a classic expression of the biblical idea that God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. And God is still in the habit of elevating those who society has deemed unimportant. It might not always look as heroic as Esther’s stor…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly having trouble selling tickets for their arena tour. Then, Henry Winkler talks about the importance of the COVID vaccine, working on the Monsters, Inc. continuation Monsters at Work and the time his grandson dressed up as The Fonz. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.co…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the GOP and Fox News freaking out over President Biden’s plan to conduct community outreach to raise awareness about Covid vaccines. Then, Questlove talks about his documentary Summer of Soul about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Tokyo’s affinity for the 1970s and how YouTube made one of his precious collections obsol…
 
Prior to the 1960s, our nation was in an upswing of economic and social equality with a greater emphasis on the community rather than the individual. But in the ’60s, a long-lasting downturn of society began, including social isolation, cultural narcissism and individualistic mentality. Why does our culture still find itself in one of the most divi…
 
Seth takes a closer look at the governor of Texas threatening to arrest lawmakers who fled the state to block a draconian new voter suppression law designed to keep Republicans in power. Then, Amy Poehler talks to Seth about when they auditioned for Saturday Night Live 20 years ago, gushes over her Making It co-star Nick Offerman and shares her exp…
 
What is the Bible? What are we supposed to do with it? Bible scholar, author, and Anglican minister Michael Bird joins us to share what he's come to believe about the Bible after 20 years of teaching it and wrestling with it himself. We cover some big topics from his new book, including how the Bible was put together, inspiration, inerrancy, and mo…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Conservative Political Action Conference attendees cheering low vaccination rates as COVID cases rise. Then, Scarlett Johansson talks about showing her film Home Alone 3 to her daughter and getting married to Colin Jost during the pandemic. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at …
 
God’s people fail over and over again. We’re so messed up. Will there ever be a day when we get it right? The prophet Ezekiel said that God would renew his covenant by renewing hearts, and he’d do this by giving his own Spirit to those who trusted in him. God fulfilled his promise through Jesus. Now as followers of Jesus, we are invited to practice…
 
Slavery in the Bible can be a really difficult topic to wrestle with. The First Testament approves of harsh treatment of slaves, Jesus doesn't talk about it, and the New Testament apostles seem to take it for granted as well. What are we supposed to do with this troubling issue? Understanding the Bible's redemptive movement on the institution of sl…
 
The biblical authors of Lamentations and Psalms invite us to express our grief, anger, and sadness to God. But this is hard. It’s so much easier to either avoid pain with numbing distractions or vent out frustrations without ever bringing them to God. But he is patient. He understands how painful our situations are, and he cares and grieves with us…
 
On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Maggie O'Farrell, award-winning novelist and author of Hamnet. She also talks to two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward to discuss her new monthly book club with Literati. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https…
 
Seth takes a closer look at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump supposedly distancing themselves from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s New York law license getting suspended. Then, Kristen Schaal talks about her favorite Burlington Coat Factory buy, lays out the plot of her show The Mysterious Benedict Society and shares what she learned about Canadians…
 
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