#57 – Jeff Brickle (Christianity, Pentecostal Church, Theology)

In this episode of the Judgment Call Podcast Jeff Brickle and I talk about:

  • 00:07:32 Jeff’s experience joining the Pentecostal church including the experience of ‘speaking in tongues’
  • 00:13:25 The role of the ‘Holy Ghost’/ ‘Holy Spirit’ in Christian religion and the Pentecostal church in particular
  • 00:24:34 What does it actually mean ‘Jesus Christ died for our sins’?
  • 00:34:53 How the interpretation of the bible still adjusts to today’s understanding
  • 00:40:42 The role of John in the New Testament. And how it must have felt to listen to an oral recitation of the biblical verse 2,000 years ago?
  • 00:55:30 Jeff’s experience teaching in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia as well as Turkey.
  • 01:06:07 Is there a crisis of ‘organized religion’?
  • 01:10:01 Why is religion (and Christianity) so underrepresented on social media?
  • 01:13:43 Why did Abrahamic religions spread so quickly? How much of an innovation were they? Are we looking at a new set of religions currently?
  • 01:24:24 Are Christinatity (and the viral growth) a unicorn start-up?
  • 01:38:15 Why reading the bible is such an inspiring experience that should not be missed out on (irrespective of your religion).

You may also watch this episode on Youtube – The Judgment Call Podcast Episode #57 – Jeff Brickle (Christianity, Pentecostal Church, Theology).

Jeff Brickle is Professor of Biblical Studies at Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Jeff focuses primarily on the confluence of Johannine Literature with Ancient Media Culture (orality/aurality, sound mapping, memory arts, literary and book culture, performance, spatiality, intertextuality).