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Episode #22: Check your heartbeat

Saul and David. Two men, each with a following, pursuing destiny is two very different ways. In the power plays which force their way into our daily lives, whose path will we follow? And what will become of our heart?


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Episode #21: When hope is gone

The early chapters of 1 Samuel are a pivot point in Israel's life. The die-hard theocracy rejects its Judges and chooses a king. But it is a sorry tale of underwhelming proportions. How do we deal with disappointment, and where is God when it's all gone wrong?


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Episode #20: Against the odds

Ruth is a subversive story of hope. The tale of the widow from Moab challenges the assumptions and values of Israel. And it provokes us to expose the silent stereotypes that shape our world. What will we do differently? Because we might have to ask ourselves some uncomfortable questions.


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Episode #19: Songs that shape us

The songs we sing generally go unquestioned, but they often betray our deepest beliefs. Through the songbook of the Psalms we see a selection of what mattered most to Israel about life and faith. What do we see through this poetic window? And what is it that matters most to us?


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Episode #18: The Republic of Heaven

Judges is a small book that covers a big period of Israel's history. So why is this part of the storyline tucked out of sight? Was having a king the answer to Israel's woes? And ours? And how should we relate to the 'king'-dom of God?


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Episode #17: Mission and massacre

The story of Joshua is an ethical rollercoaster. On the one hand we want to cheer with the success of the people of Israel. But on the other, we stand appalled at the ethnic violence they perpetrate. How do we make sense of this book, and how do we make sense of the God it narrates?


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Episode #16: All or nothing

The covenant between Yahweh and Israel was total. But it was also a massive gamble. Are we willing to gamble on a God who promises life through the doors of death? And how is Jesus' New Covenant better than the Old?


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Episode #15: Work, rest and play

The Law of Deuteronomy is a masterpiece. Not only did it make creative ideas part of Israel's life, it challenges our society today. Our Western world is divided into sacred and secular; we must put back together what should never have been broken. But how do we do this in a democratic society that rejected theocracy for a reason?


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Episode #14: In living memory

The opener to Moses' final speech (Deuteronomy) to the People of Israel as they camped on the plains of the Jordan is a powerful and passionate moment. By remembering the past he presents a future. What future do we imagine, and what must we remember to see it made real?


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Episode #13: Scared to choose

To invade or not to invade? A question that grips the world. We'd all to love to choose good over evil. But what happens when we're left trying to salvage good from the lesser of two evils? The big choice of Numbers had big consequences.