Minding Scripture Podcast

Minding Scripture is a podcast where divine word and human reason meet. We explore questions that believers and skeptics alike ask about the Bible and the Qur’an. In a world marked by irrational discourse about religion, this podcast seeks to demonstrate that faith sharpens and quickens the ability to reason in friendship.

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Religion and Philosophy

Episode 23: Slavery and the Bible

Join our hosts and special guest Mark Noll, professor emeritus of American history, to discuss how slavery was portrayed in the Bible and how Biblical verses were brought into...

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Episode 22: Sin in Jewish and Christian Scripture

Join Tzvi Novick and guest professor Gary Anderson to discuss the historical meaning behind Scriptural metaphors for sin.

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Episode 21: Science, the Universe, and Supernatural Beings in the Qur’an

Join our hosts and guest Dr. Javad Hashmi to explore the cosmology of the Qur’an and its relevance today. Are the Qur’anic descriptions of creation, including the afterlife...

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Art and History

Episode 20: War and Peace

Can violence as it is portrayed in the Bible and the Qur’an be reconciled with a scriptural longing for peace?

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Episode 19: Ritual

Both the Bible and the Qur’an teach believers how to worship God, how to seek forgiveness for sins, and how to advance spiritually. What are the rituals of the Bible and the...

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Episode 18: Noah

What do scriptural depictions of the prophet Noah and the worldwide flood reveal about God’s relationship with humanity?

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Episode 17b: Tzvi Novick on the Gospel of John

Join our hosts Gabriel Reynolds and Tzvi Novick in this bonus episode as they explore the Gospel of John from a Jewish perspective. Does the content of the text provide insight...

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Episode 17a: The Gospel of John with Matt Fradd

Guest star Matt Fradd joins our host Professor Reynolds to discuss the Gospel of John, their exploration drawing liberally from the works of Thomas Aquinas.

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Episode 16: Lust and Chastity in the Qur’an

In this episode, our hosts discuss how Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scripture and tradition portray marriage, chastity, and lust.

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Episode 15: Science and Scripture

Join us as today’s guest, Professor Emeritus Stephen Barr, delves into particle physics and materialist cosmology to discuss whether science has made scripture obsolete.

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Episode 14: Transmission of the Qur’an

While you might be aware of Islamic tradition regarding the revelation of the Qur’an to Muhammed by the angel Gabriel, have you ever wondered how it was recorded and...

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Episode 13: Abraham

This week, our hosts discuss one of the most critical, and potentially divisive, figures in their religious traditions: Abraham. How do Jews, Muslims, and Christians view this...

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