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Child reading Scripture in bed

Shaping Habits and Imagination for Reading Scripture (Dr. Heath Thomas)

Dr. Johnson talks with Dr. Heath Thomas about reading Scripture with literary sensitivity and rejuvinated imaginations.

Statue of Confucius

Is Asian Philosophy (including Israel’s) ‘Philosophy’? (Bryan Van Norden

Dr. Dru Johnson talks to Dr. Bryan Van Norden about expanding our definition of philosophy to challenge our own Western ways of thinking and to understand other cultures.

Egyptian engraving

Thinking Exodus: Egyptology and the Bible (James K. Hoffmeier)

In this episode, Dr. Dru Johnson talks with Dr. James K. Hoffmeier about Egyptology and whether there was a historical exodus.

Ned Bustard's print of Judges 19

Biblical Artist Series: Ned Bustard

In this episode, Dru Johnson talks with Ned Bustard about Christianity and art, and Ned’s book Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups.

Part of the Biblical Artist Series series

A Realist Christian Response to the Horror of Trauma (Scott Harrower)

Dr. Scott Harrower talks to Dru about how Scripture can guide the church to comfort and established trust with traumatized people.

Person looking up at statue of Moses with the Ten Commandments

Why Scripture Doesn’t Talk about Law, Religion, or Belief (Joshua Berman)

We typically assume that belief, religion, and law in the Bible mirror our modern Western concepts. Dr. Joshua Berman wants to challenge this assumption.

Black Lives Matter protest

Scripture on Policing in America

Celina Durgin asks Dru Johnson about the biblical principles that bear on policing in America, including the use of force and systemic racism.

A Philosophical Theology of the Old Testament (Dr. Jaco Gericke)

Dru talks to Dr. Jaco Gericke about his recent book, why he doesn’t call himself an atheist, and how he went from disliking Old Testament studies to specializing in it.

Jeremiah Unterman

Introducing Dr. Jeremiah Unterman (CHT Fellow)

Dr. Jerry Unterman discusses his university years and his most recent work on the unique contribution of ethics in the Bible to the ancient world.

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Is the New Testament Just Stoic Philosophy?

Stoic philosophy has a reputation for clear-eyed realism, but CHT fellow Dr. Jonathan Pennington explains why he thinks Jesus’ teachings are more in touch with reality.