What is the difference between magic and the healings done by early Christians such as Paul?
Why when Paul is recounting Jewish history does he leave out David’s adultery?
Why did some think Paul was the Greek god Hermes and some thought his companion, Barnabas, was Zeus?
What is the first Christian letter we have recorded?
What got Paul so angry at Barnabas that they went their separate ways?

All these questions and more are discussed in this episode of The CES podcast with Dr. Sheldon Greaves.

Welcome to episode 17 of Rational Faiths’ podcat series, The CES Podcast (for the rest of us), with Bible scholar, Dr. Sheldon Greaves and his co-host, Michael Barker. Dr. Greaves and Mike Barker will be looking at this year’s seminary and institute curriculum, which covers the New Testament, and will be distilling a week’s worth of lessons and readings down to a half hour podcast. Episode 17 will cover Acts chapters 13-16.

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– Dr. Greaves and Mike

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Dr. Sheldon Greaves received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1996. He is currently teaching a course on the Dead Sea Scrolls at Stanford University. Dr. Denise Greaves holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University. Currently she teaches courses on the history of intelligence and espionage in antiquity for Henley-Putnam University in Santa Clara, CA.

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