• Was the Gospel Paul was preaching different than the message Jesus was teaching?
  • Is Ricardo Montelban’s “Rich Corinthian leather” even a thing?
  • Are there similarities between the present-day Mormon problem of taking the Wasatch Front culture to all the world and what the Early Christian Church was dealing with?
  • Who were the Corinthians?
  • Were the Corinthians Pagan or Jewish?
  • What are Paul’s concerns with the Corinthians?
All of these questions and more are discussed in this episode of The CES Podcast with Dr. Sheldon Greaves.
Welcome to episode 29 of Rational Faiths’ podcast series, The CES Podcast (for the rest of us), with Bible scholar, Dr. Sheldon Greaves and his co-host, Miguel Barker-Valdez. Dr. Greaves and Miguel 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 an hour-long podcast. Episode 29 will be a historical introduction to the┬áPaul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians.
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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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