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The Apocalyptic Gospel Podcast

The Apocalyptic Gospel Podcast explores the Gospel as a first-century Jew would have understood it. A conversation about the Gospel, the Kingdom of God, or the Day of the Lord in the first century would have evoked a body of ideas not immediately present with a simple word study of these terms. In this weekly podcast, Bill, John, and Josh mine the Torah, Biblical Prophets, and Second Temple writings for the origin and development of these ideas as we help give context to this first-century Jewish message and encourage disciples of Jesus to boldly proclaim it and patiently wait for the God of Israel to fulfill his covenantal promises.

Our podcast’s intro music is an excerpt of The Promise and the Oath by Luke Wood, and our artwork was drawn by Tyson Ranes.

S1E1 - Why “Apocalyptic Gospel?”

In this first episode of The Apocalyptic Gospel Podcast, Bill, John, and Josh introduce themselves,...

S1E2 - Looking at the “Gospel” Through a First-Century Jewish Lens

As we briefly survey ‘the Gospel’ in the New Testament writings, we find that the phrase imports...

S1E3 - Acts 17: The Proclamation of Jewish Eschatological Expectation in a Pagan Setting

Acts 17 offers a unique picture into the Gospel that the Apostle to the Gentiles believed and...

S1E4 - The Apocalyptic Context of the Great Commission

In this episode, we discuss the Jewish apocalyptic context of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20)....

S1E5 - An Introduction to Paul’s Gospel

Romans 1:1-6 provides a unique glimpse into how Paul understood his own mission to the Gentiles. As...

S1E6 - Paul’s Gospel and Jewish Election

In this episode, we discuss the issue of Jewish election in Paul’s thought. Continuing in his...

S1 Q&A #1

Bill, John, and Josh tackle your questions in this first of many Q&A episodes. Topics include...

S1E7 - Acts 1 and the Restoration of the Kingdom to Israel

In this episode, we discuss the Jewish apocalyptic context of Acts 1:1-11. Instead of correcting the...

S1E8 - Acts 2, Part 1 - The Gift of the Spirit and the Hope of Israel

Common ideas in the church today associate Acts 2 and the giving of the Spirit as “the birth of...

S1E9 - Acts 2, Part 2 - Peter, Pentecost, and Joel 2

In this episode, we dive into the beginning of Peter’s explanation of the events of Acts 2. Rather...

S1E10 - Acts 2, Part 3 - Psalm 16 and Psalm 110

In this episode, we talk through Peter’s use of Scripture in Acts 2. Rather than redefining or...

S1E11 - Part 1 - The Death of Jesus Within Apocalyptic Thought

The apostles understood the cross within a first century Jewish apocalyptic worldview. As seen in 1...

S1E12 - Part 2 - The Death of Jesus Within Apocalyptic Thought

In this week’s episode we discuss the language that the apostles used to describe the effects of...

S1 Q&A #2

Bill, John, and Josh tackle your questions in this second Q&A episode. Topics include...

S1E13 - Acts 10: The Discipleship of the Gentiles

In this episode we explore Peter’s vision of the “great sheet” filled with unclean animals and...

S1E14 - Part 1 - Acts 15: The Jerusalem Counsel

In this episode we give an overview of Acts 15 and the Jerusalem Council where the apostles gather...

S1E15 - Part 2 - Acts 15: The Jerusalem Counsel

In this episode, we take a deeper dive into Acts 15 to understand the primary question that is being...

S1E16 - Part 3 - Acts 15: The Jerusalem Counsel

In this episode we develop the quote of Amos 9:11-12 in Acts 15. Rather than a redefinition of the...

S1 Why Such An Apocalyptic Gospel?

This episode is a teaching that Bill Scofield gave in a small group setting. Beginning with an...

S1E17 - Introduction to the Jewish Apocalyptic Kingdom of God

In this episode we present an introduction to the “kingdom of God” as understood by a...

S1E18 - The Kingdom of God in Theological History

In this episode we briefly survey the history of interpretation concerning “the kingdom of God”...

S1E19 - The Kingdom of God: A Brief Look at the Problem Passages

In this episode we work through some of the main passages in the Gospels referencing the kingdom of...

S1E20 - The Kingdom of God: The Parables of Jesus

In this episode we spend some time working through many of the parables of Jesus, which have a long...

S1E21 - The Magnificat: The Apocalyptic Proclamation of the Incarnation

In this episode we place the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) into the covenantal/apocalyptic setting in...

S1E22: The Kingdom of God and the Beatitudes

In this episode, we discuss Jesus’ words in Matthew 5 and Luke 6. The Beatitudes are often...

S1E23: The Kingdom of God and the Sermon on the Mount

In this episode we frame Matthew 5-7 within the framework of first century Jewish apocalypticism....

S1E24: The Kingdom of God and Gehenna

In this episode we discuss some of the ideas of “hell” that were common in the first century...

S1E25: The Kingdom of God and the Messianic Banquet

In this episode, we discuss the kingdom and expectations concerning the coming of the messiah and...

S1E26: The Kingdom of God and Prayer

In this episode we look at the relationship between the kingdom of God and prayer. The Lord’s...

S1 Q&A #3

Bill, John, and Josh tackle your questions in this third Q&A episode. Topics include how to...

S1E27: The Kingdom of God and the Pauline Epistles

In this episode, we discuss what the Apostle Paul had in mind when he wrote about the kingdom of God...

S1E28: The Kingdom of God and the General Epistles

In this episode we discuss the clear emphasis on Jewish eschatology in the General Epistles of the...

S1E29: Introduction to the Book of Revelation

In this episode, we take a look at the basic approaches to the Book of Revelation throughout church...

S1E30: The Book of Revelation and Jewish Apocalypticism

In this episode we give an overview of the major themes and features found in the book of...

S1E31: The Book of Revelation and Chiliasm

In this episode we address the subject of chiliasm, popularly known as millennialism. Though there...

S1E32: Discipleship in Light of the Coming Kingdom

In this episode, we discuss practical points on how disciples live out and proclaim the gospel (as a...

S1E33: The Nag Hammadi Library and Jewish Apocalypticism

In this special episode, John, Bill, and Josh discuss a pet project of theirs: the Nag Hammadi...

Exalting Jesus Among the Unreached at the End of the Age: An Interview with Dalton Thomas

In this episode we interview Dalton Thomas, director of Frontier Alliance International (FAI)....

Missions and the Return of Jesus: An Interview with Dick Brogden

In this episode we interview Dick Brogden, founder of the Live Dead movement that plants churches...

Mess is Best: An Interview with Richee Parks

In this episode we interview Richee Parks, who works full-time with the Daniel Training Network in...

Interview Reflections #1

In this episode we reflect on some of our favorite points from the first four interviews of this...

Longing for Immortality: An Interview with Joel Richardson

In this episode we interview Joel Richardson, speaker, author, teacher, and filmmaker. Joel’s...

“I want you to be unified with our people”: An Interview with Mark Klafter

In this episode we interview Mark Klafter, a Jewish believer in Jesus and the son of a Hungarian...

Don’t Despise Your Youth: An Interview with Asher and Zachary

In this episode we interview Asher and Zachary, two young adults who have committed their lives to...

Interview Reflections #2

In this episode we reflect on some of our favorite points from our last four interviews with Joel...

Waking from the American Dream: An Interview with Seth Roach and Daniel Jordan

In this episode we interview Seth Roach and Daniel Jordan. Seth and Daniel have been involved with...

Fear God and Live Transparently: An Interview with Marc Tuzzolino

In this episode we interview Marc Tuzzolino, founder and leader of the Apocalyptic Accountability Group based in the Chicago area.

Faithfulness for the Long Haul: An Interview with Joe and Terrie Wise

Joe and Terrie share their experiences as church planters, pastors, and mentors over the last 34 years of ministry. Their mission is to encourage wholehearted love and faithfulness to Jesus in light of the age to come.

Israel, Islam, and the End of the Age: An Interview with Stephanie Quick and Devon Phillips

In this episode we interview Stephanie Quick and Devon Phillips, laborers with Frontier Alliance...

Interview Reflections #3

In this episode we reflect on some of our favorite points from our last four interviews with Seth...

Q&A #4 with Bill, John, and Josh

Bill, John, and Josh tackle your questions in this fourth Q&A episode.