Jesus and the Forces of Death: Interview with Matthew Thiessen (Ep 61)

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Resist and Restore: a spiritual life podcast · Jesus and the Forces of Death: Interview with Matthew Thiessen (Ep 61)

In this Episode:

Interview with author and professor Matthew Thiessen. Jonny interviews Matthew on his book “Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels’ Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism.” Matthew starts out by breaking down two binaries that were used by ancient Jews – holy and profane; purity and impurity – and uses those as a guide to enlighten the listeners about ritual purity laws in first century Judaism and why Christians should care about them. It is a valuable conversation with a message that is important for all Christians. To end the episode, a little Spiritual Show and Tell: the street foods of Chicago, Down North pizza, and prayer.


Spiritual Show and Tell:

Down North Pizza

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