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The Bible Sojourner Podcast

By Peter Goeman
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Ep 116: Mark Ward and King James Onlyism
Today's episode is an interview with Mark Ward and covers the King James Version, and how to talk to those who believe in King James Onlyism.  Help the podcast by leaving a review. Visit for more information on the podcast or blog.
July 01, 2022
Ep 115: Questions about Circumcision and Application of Mosaic Law to Gentiles
We answer a couple of questions from the last episode about (1) the difference between the binding nature of the Mosaic Law and its wisdom aspect, and (2) the relationship of circumcision to the Law and the Abrahamic covenant. Then we proceed to ask the question about whether Gentiles in the Old Testament were expected to obey the Mosaic Law.  
June 17, 2022
Ep 114: Theonomy's Problems with the Mosaic Law
Today's episode continues our brief series on Theonomy, specifically talking about a few of their issues with the Mosaic Law. We talk about whether there should be a three-fold division of the Law, and whether or not the Mosaic Law should be considered binding for the believer.  
June 10, 2022
Ep 113: What is Theonomy and Christian Reconstructionism?
In this episode, we introduce the concept of Theonomy and Christian Reconstructionism. Theonomy and postmillennialism have been popularized by individuals like Jeff Durbin, Gary DeMar, and Doug Wilson. This episode talks about what it is, and where it came from.
May 27, 2022
Ep 112: Are We Removing Jesus from Our Bibles - Pt 2
This is a continuation of the previous topic discussing the hermeneutical validity of seeing Jesus in every verse of the Old Testament. In this episode, I review the last half of the Theocast episode which deals with specific examples and work through those.
May 13, 2022
Ep 111: Are We Removing Jesus from Our Bibles? - Pt 1
In this episode we talk about the issue of seeing Jesus in Scriptures. Does every text we read in Scripture speak of Christ, or include discussion of a Law/Gospel distinction? To discuss this we review an episode from some popular Reformed theologians on the Theocast podcast. The episode is entitled, "Stop Taking Jesus Out of the Bibles." 
May 06, 2022
Ep 110: Is Daniel's 70th Week Still Future?
This is the followup to the previous episode on Daniel's 70 weeks. In this episode we talk about the content of Dan 9:24-27 and whether there remains any future fulfillment of Daniel's 70 weeks. 
April 29, 2022
Ep 109: The Start of Daniel's 70 Week's Prophecy
This episode discusses the starting point of Daniel's 70 week prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27. We discuss not just the possible options, but also a key component of the exile and the OT discussion of the sabbatical years. 
April 12, 2022
Ep 108: Discernment - What it is and Why it is Important
In this episode we talk about discernment and how the Bible defines it, and encourages all believers to participate. 
March 26, 2022
Ep 107: Christians and Social Media in 2022
Today's episode talks about how to think critically about social media from a biblical worldview. We review Hootsuite's 2022 Social Media survey and talk about the social media trends for 2022, with what that means for biblical thinkers going forward.
March 11, 2022
Ep 106: Comparing Pathways to Wisdom in Proverbs
In this episode we talk about wisdom as it is portrayed in Proverbs and how we ought to think about wisdom as believers.
February 26, 2022
Ep 105: Special Guest Jason Lisle on Worldview and Logic
Today we welcome astrophysicist and apologist Jason Lisle as a special guest. We discuss the issues of worldview and logic as well as what kind of telescope to get. You can visit Dr. Lisle's website ( for more access to some of his work. 
February 11, 2022
Ep 104: 4 Cultural Thought Patterns Influencing the Western World
In this episode we analyze 4 cultural thought patterns which are influencing the culture around us: Darwinism, Marxism, Postmodernism, and Social Contract Theory. These 4 thought patterns help explain many of the problems we see in Western culture.
January 28, 2022
Ep 103: Shellfish, Slavery, and Homosexuality
In today's episode we review a short video from John Corvino on whether we should use biblical passages that address homosexuality to form our sexual ethic. Corvino brings up the shellfish and slavery arguments that are often brought forward as examples of inconsistency for Christians.  
January 19, 2022
Ep 102: The Christian, Authority, and Government
This episode looks at some of the foundational issues related to Christians, authority, and the government.
December 14, 2021
Ep 101: The Significance and Mode of Baptism
Today is the last episode in the series (thus the length of the episode!). In this episode we talk about the positive presentation of baptism …
November 19, 2021
Ep 100: Interview with Matt Waymeyer on Baptism
To celebrate the 100th episode of the Bible Sojourner this episode interviews Matt Waymeyer on the issue of reformed paedobaptism. Really thankful for Matt and …
November 12, 2021
Ep 99: Household Baptisms
This episode examines the paedobaptist use of household baptisms in Acts and 1 Corinthians. We look at the presuppositions of household baptism as well as …
October 29, 2021
Ep 98: Challenging the Link between Baptism and Circumcision
This episode gives a detailed look at the connection between baptism and circumcision. Reformed paedobaptists equate the two signs as essentially the same, but there …
October 16, 2021
Ep 97: Paedobaptism and the People of God
Today’s episode continues the series on baptism and talks about how the discontinuity between the people of God in the OT and NT creates significant …
October 02, 2021
Ep 96: Paedobaptism and the Covenant of Grace
This episode dives into the defense of and arguments against a unifying covenant of grace, and how that would impact the baptism discussion. As argued …
September 10, 2021
Ep 95: The Foundational Arguments for Paedobaptism
This episode continues our series on the issue of baptism. In this episode we examine the foundations of the Reformed paedobaptist arguments as they were …
September 03, 2021
Ep 94: The Historic Link between Baptism and Faith
Today we start a new series on the subject of baptism. This episode deals with the biblical and historic view of baptism being linked with …
August 20, 2021
Ep 93: Problem Passages on the Kingdom
Following the previous episode, this episode looks at 4 passages which are typically viewed as evidence against a physical or literal kingdom (Matthew 12; Luke …
August 02, 2021
Ep 92: When and What is the Kingdom?
Today’s episode is a brief foray into how we are to think about the Kingdom of God, and how the Old Testament and New Testament …
July 23, 2021
Ep 91: Avoid All Appearance of Evil?
In today’s episode we look at the interpretation and application of 1 Thessalonians 5:22, “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (KJV). We look at how …
July 09, 2021
Ep 90: Joy and Happiness in Scripture
Joy is typically described as something Christians have, while happiness is what the world has. Or something like that. But in this episode we look …
June 17, 2021
Ep 89: Preferred Gender Pronouns and the Christian
This episode looks at the issue of PGPs (Preferred Gender Pronouns) and how Christians should think about the issues.
May 15, 2021
Ep 88: Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 – The Toughest Passage in Ecclesiastes
Today we talk about Ecclesiastes 7:15-18 and how to interpret it. This passage has sometimes been labeled as the most difficult passage in the Old …
April 30, 2021
Ep 87: Can You Use the Bible to Prove the Bible?
Today we take a little foray into the issue of whether or not you can (or should) use the Bible to prove the Bible. I …
April 09, 2021
Ep 86: Ethical Systems and Resurrection Belief
Today’s episode is a bit different than some of the more recent episodes. We start off discussing ethical systems and comparing consequentialist and deontological systems, …
March 30, 2021
Ep 85: You Become Like What You Worship – Ps 115
This episode examines Psalm 115, and the theme of the deleterious effects of worshipping anything other than the Creator God. There is also an interesting …
March 13, 2021
Ep 84: 9 Benefits of Trials
Today on the podcast we talk about trials and how we should think about them as believers. Although trials are by definition difficult, there is …
February 19, 2021
Ep 83: Filled with the Spirit?
Today’s episode looks at what it means to be filled with the Spirit. What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit, and how …
February 12, 2021
Ep 82: Psalm 1 and the Entry to the Psalter
We are back with our first episode in 2021. In this episode we look at some of the details of Psalm 1 and how it …
January 29, 2021
Ep 81: Talking about CRT to Friends
Because of the good discussions that I’ve had with other believers about Critical Race Theory (CRT), I’ve dedicated this episode to thinking through the mindset …
December 21, 2020
Ep 80: Critical Race Theory – Pt 3
This is the 3rd and final part in our series on CRT. This episode discusses the actual beliefs of Critical Race Theory as explained by …
November 28, 2020
Ep 79: Critical Race Theory – Pt 2
This episode continues the series on Marxism and Critical Theory by talking about the influence of Postmodernism on the American culture. All of this is …
November 20, 2020
Ep 78: Critical Race Theory – Pt 1
Today’s episode starts a series on Critical Race Theory and its destructive influence in the culture. Critical Race Theory should be thought of as a …
November 13, 2020
Ep 77: Voting and John Piper
In today’s episode I review a viral article by John Piper on why he can’t vote for Donald Trump. It is a good example to …
October 23, 2020
Ep 76: A Biblical Analysis of Socialism
This episode deals with socialism from a biblical worldview. I’m sure there are more problems with socialism, but here are four problems that I see.
October 09, 2020
Ep 75: Christians as Viewed by the Culture
This episode looks at two opinion articles from the Huffington post. One relates to a former apostate who notes Christian anti intellectualism leads to “spiritual …
September 25, 2020
Ep 74: The State of Theology 2020
Today’s episode is a little different in analyzing the recent survey put out by Ligonier and Lifeway Research. The survey was conducted in March, 2020 …
September 10, 2020
Ep 73: Who is the Queen of Heaven?
If you’ve been reading through Jeremiah ever, you come across an individual called the queen of heaven. Who is this individual? This episode covers the …
August 21, 2020
Ep 72: The Mark of the Beast, 666, and Nero
Today we discuss Revelation 13:16-18 and the mark of the beast. We look at 666 and whether Nero was the fulfillment of the number or …
July 31, 2020
Ep 71: Race, Racism, the Culture, and Church
In today’s episode I invited my good friend Derrick Boone to the podcast to talk through issues of race and racism. We have an extemporaneous …
July 17, 2020
Ep 70: Preterism and the Date of Revelation
Today’s episode looks at some of the external evidence concerning the date of Revelation. Preterism dates the book of revelation between 64-68 AD while traditionally …
July 06, 2020
Ep 69: Jeff Durbin and the Abomination of Desolation
This episode looks at Jeff Durbin’s discussion of the abomination of desolation in Matthew 24:15 and Daniel. Much of the time involves Durbin’s discussion of …
June 19, 2020
Ep 68: Current Events, Social Justice, and BLM
Although I had the next episode on Preterism lined up, we take a small break this episode to deal with current events surrounding the protests …
June 09, 2020
Ep 67: Matt 24, Preterism, and Jeff Durbin
Today’s episode focuses a bit on eschatology and the preterist interpretation of Matthew 24. I walk through a sermon on the Olivet Discourse by Jeff …
May 30, 2020
Ep 66: Elders, Bishops, and Pastors
Today’s episode looks at church leadership and how the Bible defines them and what their role is. Many denominations create a hierarchy from the differing …
May 22, 2020
Ep 65: The Use of Amos 9 in Acts 15
Today’s episode deals with the tricky issue of Acts 15 and James’ use of Amos 9. This is a heavy hitter when it comes eschatological …
May 09, 2020
An Introduction to the Septuagint (LXX)
This episode is devoted to providing an introduction to the Septuagint (LXX) and why its important for the Christian to be aware of it. Although …
April 24, 2020
Will Varner on the Passion Week
Today’s episode is an interview with Will Varner on the Passion Week and some of his perspectives on the final week leading up to the …
April 07, 2020
Interview with LeMaster on Job
Today’s episode is an interview with one of my friends who is working on his PhD at Cambridge. We discuss the book of Job and …
April 03, 2020
God’s Sovereignty – Part 2
This episode concludes our brief overview of the categories of God’s sovereign control. Although the list is not meant to be exhaustive, I think it …
March 25, 2020
God’s Sovereignty – Part 1
Today’s episode talks about God’s sovereignty as it relates to Nature, Nations, Sickness, and Suffering. In a time where there is such a temptation to …
March 20, 2020
Review of Gary DeMar on Rapture
This episode examines an interview Gary Demar did on the rapture pointing out the abundance of straw man argumentation that he uses. There are certainly …
March 03, 2020
Philippians 2:5-8 and Unitarianism
Today’s episode is a review of Philippians 2:5-8 and a discussion of Unitarianism. I review podcast on the Unitarian understanding of Philippians 2:5-8 and how …
February 07, 2020
Joshua 21:43-45 and the Land Promise of the Abrahamic Covenant
Today’s episode is a response to a listener question. I look at Joshua 21:43-45 and how it should be interpreted in the context of the …
January 31, 2020
Levirate Marriage in Ruth
Today’s (lengthy) episode deals with the setting of Ruth and what is probably going on behind the scenes. We discuss whether or not the levirate …
January 18, 2020
John Whitmore on Grand Canyon Formation
Continuing our special series while traveling in Israel and Jordan, today’s episode is an interview with John Whitmore on geology and young earth creationism, with …
December 12, 2019
Interview with Clayton Schultz
In a episode from the country of Jordan I interview Clayton Schultz, the director of the West Institute. We talk about what the West Institute …
December 04, 2019
Thanksgiving Thoughts
Today’s brief episode was a test run for recording podcasts on the go. I tried recording on my Ipad and had a brief reflection on …
November 28, 2019
Oneness Pentecostalism Interview with Derrick Boone
Today’s episode is a bit unique in that we do an interview with Derrick A. Boone, a former minister of the Oneness Pentecostal church. We …
November 23, 2019
The Bible and Transgenderism
This episode discusses some of the presuppositions of transgenderism and how we need to think about it from a biblical perspective. The transgender revolution is …
November 02, 2019
A Review of a Review of Dispensationalism
Today we do something a little different and review a podcast between Nancy Guthrie and Ligon Duncan. It is an interview/review about dispensationalism. We discuss …
October 11, 2019
Question and Answer #4
Today’s episode deals with the following questions: How do I trust and fear the Lord at the same time? If an atheist is kind-hearted, would …
September 20, 2019
OT Law and the Christian – Pt 4
This is the last of a four part series on the Christian and the Law. This episode deals with the didactic nature of the Law …
September 13, 2019
OT Law and the Christian – Pt 3
This episode discusses two of the most common ways Christians try to apply the OT Law: (1) Traditional Reformed (Tripartite division) and (2) Theonomy.
September 02, 2019
OT Law and the Christian – Pt 2
This episode talks about the specific connection between the General Stipulations (Ten Commandments) and the Specific Stipulations (e.g., Deut 12-26). It is important to have …
August 09, 2019
OT Law and the Christian – Pt 1
This episode begins a series that looks at the Old Testament Law and the believer. This first part looks at the law from the Old …
August 02, 2019
Question and Answer #3
Today’s episode deals with the following five questions: What is your view on using social media? How can God love his enemies and destroy them …
July 29, 2019
What Must I do to Be Saved (Lordship Salvation)
This episode takes a short look at the Lordship salvation controversy and how that plays out practically in churches today.
July 13, 2019
Genesis 6 and the Sons of God
This episode looks at Genesis 6:1-4 and talks about who the Sons of God and the Nephilim are. Then we try to figure what’s going …
June 21, 2019
Music in the Church
Today’s episode deals with music in the church and how believers are to evaluate which songs should or should not be used in the church.
June 07, 2019
The Covenants
Today’s episode discusses God’s plan of redemption in the OT and how the Noahic, Mosaic, Davidic, and New Covenants relate to that plan.
March 22, 2019
Prevenient Grace
Today we discuss the subject of Prevenient Grace and John 6.
March 09, 2019
Abortion, Num 5:22, and Exod 21:22-23
Today’s episode briefly discusses Numbers 5 and Exodus 21 as it relates to the issue of abortion.
February 08, 2019
Understanding Goliath and Haman
This episode takes a brief look at the historical backgrounds of Goliath and Haman in order to help understand these important stories.
January 18, 2019
Luke 2 and the Christmas Story
This episode looks at Luke 2 and explains some of the background to the Christmas story.
December 24, 2018
Why Go to Church?
Today’s episode looks at why actually going to church is important. Especially in light of a growing trend to attend church virtually.
November 29, 2018
Question and Answer #2
Today on the episode we briefly cover two questions: (1) What is the “Cut Off” Penalty of the OT, and (2) What does the NT …
October 31, 2018
How Do you Get Wisdom?
This episode explores the teaching of Proverbs on how to get wisdom.
October 05, 2018
Reading the OT in Context: The Abrahamic Covenant
Today we continue our miniseries on reading the Old Testament in context. This episode discusses the importance of the Abrahamic Covenant for reading Genesis and …
September 21, 2018
Reading the OT in Context: The Law of the King
This episode starts a miniseries on reading the OT in context. Today we focus on how understanding the Law of the King in Deuteronomy 17 …
September 07, 2018
Sin or Sin Offering in Genesis 4:7?
Today’s episode examines Genesis 4:7 and whether or not God is telling Cain about sin or a sin offering.
August 24, 2018
Can You be a Christian and Gay?
Today’s episode is a brief discussion of the issue of homosexuality and its compatibility with the Church.
August 10, 2018
When is the Rapture?
This episode covers many of the issues of the Rapture and how to think through the issues methodologically.
July 27, 2018
Relating to the OT Law as a Believer
How does a believer relate to the OT Law? In today’s episode we discuss how the believer should read the OT in light of living …
July 07, 2018
Ps 121 – Yahweh as Guardian
This episode walks through Psalm 121 and details Yahweh’s guardianship over his people.
June 30, 2018
Is the Old Testament Valuable?
Some put more emphasis on the New Testament, or on the words of Christ. Is this a biblical approach? What does Scripture say about the …
June 18, 2018
Elijah and Mount Carmel
Today’s episode examines 1 Kings 18-19 and possibly corrects a misunderstanding of Elijah’s character.
June 08, 2018
10 Important Insights into the Life of Christ – Pt 5
Dr. Bookman finishes his series on the Life of Christ and what we can glean from it.
May 21, 2018
10 Important Insights into the Life of Christ – Pt 4
Dr. Bookman is back with insight into how the crowds influenced Jesus’ ministry.
May 13, 2018
Thinking about Race and Racism – Interview
Today’s episode is an interview/discussion with Adam Waller from GraceLife London. We discuss race, racism, and the church’s solution to a worldly problem.
April 20, 2018
Acts 3:19-21 and the Kingdom for Israel
This episode discusses how we should think about the Kingdom from a New Testament perspective based on Peter’s sermon in Acts 3.
April 14, 2018
The Christian and Humility
This episode talks about the importance of humility for the Christian and gives some advice for how to work on it.
April 03, 2018
Imprecatory Psalms and the Christian
In this episode we discuss Psalm 109 and other imprecatory psalms. How should the Christian think about psalms which ask for the death/removal of some …
March 17, 2018
10 Important Insights into the Life of Christ – Pt 3
Dr. Bookman continues talking with us about the Life of Christ, specifically about Jesus’s inconceivable claims to deity, His miracles, and ultimately His rejection by …
March 08, 2018
10 Important Insights into the Life of Christ – Pt 2
This week’s episode continues the special Life of Christ series with Dr. Bookman. This episode focuses on the differentiation between the public and private ministry …
February 25, 2018
10 Important Insights into the Life of Christ – Pt 1
Today we have a special guest on the podcast, Dr. Doug Bookman. In today’s episode we talk about the importance of the humanity of Christ …
February 16, 2018
How Can a Loving God Allow Evil?
Today’s episode is a brief discussion of a difficult issue that everyone will face.
February 09, 2018
Genesis 9 and the Sin of Ham
Today’s episode discusses what is going on in Genesis 9:20-27. What did Ham do that merited Canaan being cursed? We talk through the different views …
February 02, 2018
The Gibeonite Deception
In this episode we examine Joshua 9-10 and the Gibeonite deception. How does knowing the geography play in to understanding the passage?
December 20, 2017
The King James Version and Erasmus
In today’s episode we look at why it is inaccurate to say the King James Version is the best translation. We look at the history …
November 23, 2017
Differences in Translations
Today’s episode covers some thoughts on what makes Bible translations different and some of the complexities that are involved in making translations.
November 11, 2017
Martin Luther and John Calvin on the Original Languages
In honor of Reformation Day, today’s episode discusses what Luther and Calvin thought of the importance of knowing Greek and Hebrew.
October 27, 2017
Question and Answer #1
Today we talk about Proverbs 22:6 and whether it is a promise or a warning to parents, and Deuteronomy 22:28-29 and whether the Bible commands …
October 13, 2017
Lessons from Numbers
This episode looks at the book of Numbers and gives insights into what we can learn from the Census data given, as well as the …
September 22, 2017
Deuteronomy 4 and Israel’s Future
Deuteronomy 4 is a key text in understanding what the future of Israel holds. This episode works through Deuteronomy 4:25-30 and gives a brief rundown …
September 08, 2017
Creation vs Evolution
Today’s episode introduces the debate evolution and the various ways of interpreting Genesis 1 and 2.
August 28, 2017
The Structure of Genesis and the Promised Redeemer
The Book of Genesis is important for many reasons. However, one thing often not emphasized is how the structure itself emphasizes the message of hope …
August 11, 2017
The Image of God
What does in mean that humans are made in the image of God? Today’s episode surveys the main views and focuses on the details of …
August 04, 2017
What is Dispensationalism?
In this episode, we look at what dispensationalism really is. There are some misconceptions about what it is, as well as confusion about what dispensationalists …
July 28, 2017
This episode is a “minisode” which gives a brief background of who I am and what I hope to accomplish in this podcast. If you …
July 24, 2017