Exploring Hope Podcast: Why is literature important?

On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Dew chats with Dr. Matt Mullins, professor of English here at SEBTS about the importance of literature. For centuries, literature has been among the greatest of the accomplishments of the arts and humanities and served to teach us much about the world, history, the human condition, and, particularly, our own selves. Tune in as Dr. Mullins explains the impact and import of literature and gives us some tips for diving into the vast world of literature that mankind has written!

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: Should we believe in a historical Adam?

On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Dew has Dr. Ken Keathley in the studio to discuss theology and the Genesis account. Dr. Keathley is asked the important question of whether or not we as Christians should hold to a belief in a literal, historical Adam. There is much debate as to how much of the first chapters should be interpreted. In light of its genre, as well as scientific evidence about the first humans, the age of the earth, etc., many have moved away from literal interpretations of some of the events. So, naturally one would ask whether or not we should interpret Adam and Eve as metaphorical, poetic, or figurative characters, or two real people who lived in history and whose deeds were recorded in Genesis. Dr. Keathley explains the importance of this question and helps us understand how we should view the issue. Tune in!

 

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Exploring Hope Podcast: Do babies go to heaven when they die?

This episode of Exploring Hope Podcast tackles the very sobering and solemn topic of the fate of infants and young children when they pass away. Do they go to heaven? Of course, we all immediately desire that the answer is yes, and we hope, pray, and believe that is the case for those who die so young that they never were able to respond to the Gospel. But do we have any biblical warrant for believing this? Is our emotional response indicative of the truth, or is it in spite of the truth of the bible? Dr. John Hammett, Professor of Theology at SEBTS, sits down with Dr. Dew to discuss the theological and scriptural evidences for this claim. Tune in!

 

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