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The Ten Minute Bible Hour Podcast

The Ten Minute Bible Hour Podcast will generally consist of the exported audio from the native YouTube program. If you're looking for a way to keep up with TMBH and to enjoy the occasional special audio-only episode, then make sure to subscribe here.

Let's Talk About Ephesians With Aron Utecht (Who Is Smart) | TMBH Ephesians #0

Matthew Whitman

My good friend Aron Utecht met me in South Dakota for a marathon weekend of talking about the book of Ephesians. We set up shop in a bar and recorded 7 big podcast episodes. It took forever, but it was a lot of fun, and I think you'll enjoy it too.

Episode one cover Ephesus, Paul, some stuff from Acts, a bunch of history, and the big picture of the book as a whole. If you listen to nothing else in this series, make sure to catch this one.

Two Friends Fist Fight

Matthew Whitman

Lee traps wolverines for a living and he's good at fighting, but at least he fights fair.
Paul and Barnabas got into a fight after a long run of getting along. I think there's some stuff to learn from how they moved on from their dust up.

Watching a Cow Get Shot | WCE Acts

Matthew Whitman

I watch a cow get shot in this episode. I also talk about meat controversies and more importantly the way the early church worked out their cultural differences. 

Which I think is really instructive.

Big thanks to Jared Hamilton of Wyoming Custom Meats for showing me his operation and answering my questions. He sells Internet meat at wyomingcustommeats.com.

Blowing Crap Up In Church (Acts 15:6-21)

Matthew Whitman

hings can get feisty in church. Angry, short-sighted people thrive on the chaos and never met a fight they didn't like. The gracious people I admire have a better sense of how to handle disagreement and how to tell the difference between the stuff that really matters and the stuff that matters less.

In Acts 15:6-21, things are building toward a possible explosion. Will the Christians involved get it right, or will they blow crap up in church?

Do You Have to Get Circumcised to Go to Heaven? (Acts 15:1-5)

Matthew Whitman

CONTENT WARNING: This passage deals with an early church controversy surrounding circumcision. Resultantly I’m going to say “penis” in this video. If you’d rather skip a video about the Bible where the host says penis, I can respect that, and I’ll see you in the next episode.

Acts 15:1-5 is about a bunch of guardians of good religion coming up to Antioch to tell the church there that none of them are Christians unless they get circumcised. Paul and Barnabas have a huge problem with that and the two groups come into heated disagreement.
Obvious questions: Why would anyone care about that? Did the circumcisers have any valid point? How will the church get past this obstacle to telling the larger world about the grace of God through Jesus?

Oh and if you want to skip the podcast because I say penis, but you still want the answer to the question, it's "no." You're obviously off the hook if you're a woman, but even if you're a guy, you don't have to go buy a home circumcision kit and make a mess of your downstairs bathroom to get God to like you enough to have a relationship with Him. 
You're welcome to do that if you want, but it looks like the Bible's saying people can know God by belief in Jesus plus nothing.

Mary Crushes It (Luke 1:26-38 pt 2)

Matthew Whitman

Part 2 of 2.
Catholics love, I mean LOVE, Mary. Protestants generally respect her, but don't want to get crazy about her because they don't want to act too Catholic. But opinions are like vestigial tail stumps that we tape to the small of our backs to make our pants fit right: Everyone's got one.
So historical opinions aside, here's our first look at Mary in the Gospel of Luke, and I think she comes off like an incredible young woman filled with grace and courage.