In the first segment I am joined by my high school friend and Theology Professor Ryan Newson & gifted homebrewer and Claremont buddy Seth Clark. We talk about Baptist identity in and out of the South.
Then Ryan introduces his friend, colleague at Campbell University, and scholar of the New Testament, Alicia Myers. Our conversation is way too awesome. If you don’t enjoy it you aren’t listening. We talk about…
- Where did babies come from (in the Bible)?
- How Aristotle understood bodily fluids.
- Biblical interpretation in 2nd Temple Period Judaism
- How Angels had sex just for fun.
- How the character of Mary the Mother of Jesus is understood in the early church.
- The changing nature of family and church in the New Testament
- The experience of women in the life and leadership of the church.
- Breastfeeding during a worship service
- The consequences of our hyper-sexualized culture
- How can we change the place of bodies in spiritual formation
Alicia D. Myers is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek at Campbell University Divinity School. Her previous publications include Characterizing Jesus: A Rhetorical Analysis on the Fourth Gospel’s Use of Scripture in Its Presentation of Jesus (2012) and Abiding Words: The Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John (co-editor, 2015).
I am very grateful that our friends at Newgrass Brewing Co. welcomed the podcast and all the Baptist Professors of Religion to the brewery for the evening. The beer was delicious, so if you are near Shelby, NC then you definitely want to stop by for a pint.