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. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis in Hebrew Bible from UC Berkeley in 1996. He is a co-founder of Henley-Putnam University, a private university catering to the intelligence and counterterrorism communities. He has taught Old and New Testament and similar subjects at Stanford University. At present, Dr. Greaves leads seminars on biblical and related topics as Scholar-in-Residence at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, Oregon. He is also the founder of Guerrilla Scholars (501(c)(3) status pending), a loose association of learners, thinkers, teachers, artists, and recovering academics that can best be described as, “a bunch of geeks who want to save the world.”

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