Redemptively Speaking Podcast
By Dr. Bryan Easley
Engaging teaching and discussion of the Bible’s story of the world. Mixing history, geography, theology, philosophy, apologetics, and culture, along with a variety of other interesting disciplines, Dr. Bryan Easley brings the big picture of the Bible to life and explores what it means for every aspect of our world and society. At the heart of the show is the question, what does it mean to live redemptively in the kingdom of God today? Visit redemptivelyspeaking.com for more resources and downloadable for each episode.
013 - A Flawed Hero
The Bible calls Abraham a hero of the faith. But he also blew it pretty bad at times as he tried to make things happen his own way. In episode 13, Bryan looks at how these stories emphasize the faithfulness of God to keep his promises no matter what.
January 18, 2023
012 - The Childless Father
God’s plan begins with a middle-aged couple unable to have children and yet God promised to turn them into a great nation! In this episode, Bryan continues the overview of Abraham’s story, the Genesis narrative, and looks more closely at God’s promise of a child.
January 13, 2023
011 - Head Out of Town
In our Journey through the Old Testament, Act 3 begins with Abraham and his family and focuses on the nation of Israel. This is the rest of the Old Testament. In this episode, Bryan gives some background about Abraham, where he came from, and his world-changing encounter with a unfamiliar God.
January 03, 2023
RS Vault: Holiness for the 21st Century (Dr. Ray Easley)
Listen to my dad, Dr. Ray Easley, talk about Scripture's promise that we can be truly holy, transformed into the image of God. September 2008 at Wesley Biblical Seminary. Recording courtesy of WBS Archives. “You don't have to live a life of spiritual bankruptcy! You can live a life that is godly and victorious!” Love and miss you, Dad.
December 19, 2022
010 - A Plague on All Your Houses
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. Like a virus, the consequence of sin in the Garden quickly jumped from generation to generation. In the conclusion to Act 2, the Fall, Bryan looks at God’s fourth question, the spreading of sin into a global calamity…and, best of all, God’s promise to cure it.
May 06, 2022
009 – "Not Me" Did It
Whose fault is it anyway? Isn’t that so often what sin produces in us – everyone else is to blame except us? In this episode of Journey Through the Old Testament, Bryan looks at the three questions in Genesis 3 that God asks of Adam and Eve. These questions reveal the tragic depths of the consequences of their disobedience in the garden of Eden. The episode concludes with a brief discussion about the curses on the serpent, Adam, and Eve.
April 29, 2022
RS Vault: The Symphony of Pentecost (Dr. Ray Easley)
Listen to my dad, Dr. Ray Easley, talk about God's great symphony of Pentecost. May 2008 at Wesley Biblical Seminary. Recording courtesy of WBS Archives. "The world is needing to hear the voice of the Spirit in the life of the church!" Love and miss you, Dad.
April 21, 2022
008 - Shiny Things That Bite
In this season, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. In the Bible’s big story, Act 2 is humanity’s rebellion against God and his kingdom. What are we to make of the sneaky serpent and that tempting fruit in Genesis chapter 3? What does all this say about what sin is? In this episode, we tackle those questions, but a much simpler question stands behind it all, one we still must ask today.
April 20, 2022
007 – The Not-so-Magic Kingdom
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. Act 1 of the Bible’s big story is the creation of God’s kingdom and his rule over that good world he made. In this episode, Bryan explores the idea of a kingdom and gives a simple but powerful picture of it across the whole Bible. Any kingdom has 3 things, all of which are present in Eden…and renewed at the end of the Bible. These 3 elements give us a picture we can see from beginning to end of the Bible’s story of creation, fall, and redemption.
April 15, 2022
006 – The Tale of Two Trees
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. Ever noticed that Genesis 2 appears to tell a slightly different version of the creation story from Genesis 1? What’s going on there? In this episode, Bryan talks the fourth essential purpose for mankind’s creation found in the meaning of the Trees of Life and the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
April 13, 2022
005 – Seven Days That Made the World
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. In this episode, Bryan continues looking at the creation account in Genesis, the significance of how those details are presented to us, and three of the essential purposes for the creation of humanity. This is the Act 1 of Creation and the beginning of God’s good kingdom.
April 08, 2022
004 - "In The Beginning": How Does That Work?
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. What exactly is happening in the creation story in Genesis chapter 1? And why is it important to the Bible’s big story? In this episode, Bryan shares 4 common ways of explaining these 7 days of creation, some issues with each of these, and what the main focus of this narrative is going to be. This is the first of 3 parts looking at Act 1: Creation of the Bible's Big Story.
April 06, 2022
003 - Stories, Myth, and the Bible
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. We often talk about the Bible as a story or the “Bible’s big story.” But what is the significance of thinking about the Old Testament and the Bible itself in this way? In this episode, Bryan explores the idea of the Bible as story and myth, a grand narrative that explains how the world works and why it is the way it is. But, as C.S. Lewis so famously said, the Bible is the one myth that happens to be true. We also look at the 6 simple parts of the Bible’s story and the main theological themes in the Old Testament that are the beginning of that story.
March 18, 2022
002 - Why That Land (Israel)?
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. The story and message of the Old Testament is essential to the Christian life. Have you ever wondered why the Bible takes place in a small country like ancient Israel or why so much conflict occurs there? Knowing something about the ancient world itself helps us better understand the Old Testament. In this episode, Bryan talks about the geographical and political setting of the Ancient Near East, the world and time in history in which the Old Testament takes place. And, more significantly, the strategic importance of this location as a part of God's plan to redeem his world.
March 11, 2022
001 - What is the Old Testament and why study it?
Here in Season 1, we’re taking a Journey through the Old Testament. The story and message of the Old Testament is essential to the Christian life. In this episode, Bryan talks about the reasons we should study the Old Testament – and some reasons people don’t – along with an introduction to the types of writings, structure, and timeline of the Old Testament.
March 05, 2022