Spoken Gospel

The mission of Spoken Gospel is to equip the church to speak the gospel out of every corner of scripture. Co-hosts and close friends, David Bowden and Seth Stewart, sit down every week to talk through a Bible passage and see how it points us to Jesus.

Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
1
1 Corinthians Overview: "New" Corinth, Freaky F...
In this episode, Seth and David introduce the book of Corinthians, talk about the strange way the ancient philosophy of Dualism pops up in modern culture, and how Corinthians is really good news for really broken churches.
44 min
2
Romans Overview: What Happens to Israel?
In this episode, Seth and David talk about the faithfulness of God and how he is still faithful to God's people.
44 min
3
Romans Overview: A New Humanity
In this episode, Seth and David talk about what it means to be God's heirs, to have the Spirit, to be adopted, and to be free.
62 min
4
Romans Overview: Handed Over To Death
In this episode, Seth and David talk about what it means to be "saved" and how Jesus rescues us from both the power of Death and God's perfect justice.
48 min
5
Romans Overview: Jesus is King
In this episode, Seth and David talk through who Paul was and what was going on in Rome that led to the letter we call "Romans."
47 min
6
Lamentations Overview: Mercy Every Morning
In this episode, Seth and David walk through the story weaved throughout Lamentations' five poems and talk about the surprising good news of God's silence in the middle of suffering.
59 min
7
Lamentations Overview: What is a Lament?
In this episode, Seth and David talk about the artistic genius of Lamentations, the theological and therapeutic value of laments, and why we shouldn't sanitize our prayers.
54 min
8
Ezekiel Overview: A City of Rest and Freedom
In this episode, Seth and David talk about the shocking mercy of God, architectural Sabbaths, and why a vision of God's temple shows up at the end of Ezekiel.
65 min
9
Ezekiel Overview: Prophecies of Shock and Awe
In this episode, Seth and David walk through some of Ezekiel's most shocking prophecies and talk about how even passages of judgment prove the goodness of God.
49 min
10
Ezekiel Overview: God Shows Up in Babylon
In this episode, Seth and David walk through one of the most intense depictions of God in the Old Testament and show how it all connects to Jesus getting baptized.
46 min
11
Ezekiel Overview: Counting Down to New Creation
In this episode, Seth and David talk about Ezekiel's prophecies and the good news that in Jesus Ezekiel's prophecies begin to come true.
36 min
12
Good News in A Bad News World
In this special podcast episode, Seth and David talk about the origins of the term "Gospel" and how Jesus brings good news into a world full of bad news.
15 min
13
Jeremiah Overview: Jesus, the new Jeremiah
There are just SO MANY parallels between Jesus and Jeremiah. Seth and David walk through dozens of examples where Jesus completes the narrative arc begun in Jeremiah and brings the hopes of Jeremiah's ministry to completion.
42 min
14
Jeremiah Overview: Prophecies to an Unfaithful ...
One of Jeremiah's most used metaphors to describe Judah is as an adulterous bride. Seth and David unpack this sometimes unsettling image and discuss how Jesus is the Groom who stops at nothing to rescue and marry his bride.
42 min
15
Jeremiah Overview: A Prophet Like Moses
In this episode, Seth and David discuss Jeremiah as Moses' prophetic successor and how Jesus walks on the scene as the prophet of Israel's recreation.
37 min
16
Jeremiah Overview: A Prophet of Inevitable Death
In this episode, Seth and David unpack Jeremiah's unique prophetic ministry and how a prophet of such gloomy news helps us encounter Jesus.
48 min
17
Who on earth is the "Man of Lawlessness"?
In this episode, Seth and David wade through one option for understanding the Day of the Lord and who the Man of Lawlessness might be.
55 min
18
2 Thessalonians Overview: Jesus Hasn't Come Bac...
In this episode, Seth and David talk about misconceptions about Jesus' return and why our suffering can be both good news and proof that we haven't been left behind.
35 min
19
1 Thessalonians Overview: Caught Up in the Air
What does it mean when Paul says we are "caught up in the air"?
42 min
20
1 Thessalonians Overview: A Church with Only Th...
In this episode, Seth and David talk about the fledgling church at Thessalonica and the good news that knowing Jesus equips us to handle whatever is thrown at us.
55 min
21
Chronicles Overview: A "Perfect" Solomon and Th...
2 Chronicles opens by describing Solomon as an ideal leader. He is who all Israelite kings should try to live up to. But the rest of 2 Chronicles charts how none of Israel's kings ever reach his glory. Seth and David talk through the Chroniclers' "perfect" description of Solomon and why it's good news that priesthoods determine the course of nations.
56 min
22
Chronicles Overview: David's Rise To Power
1 Chronicles centers around David's rise to power, his skill as a nation-builder, and his preparation to construct God's temple. Seth and David talk about the eternal dynasty promised to David and the surprising good news of priestly bureaucracy.
54 min
23
Chronicles Overview: The Forgotten Musical in o...
Chronicles records the history of God's people from Adam all the way to their return from exile. It's also a book full of music, instruments, singing, and songs. Seth and David compare Chronicles to Hamilton and talk about how the story of Israel's founding father, David, gives a new generation of leaders a rubric to rebuild their nation.
52 min
24
Revelation Overview: Revelation in 60 Minutes
The book of Revelation is a unified story of hope for Christians who are suffering and being persecuted. David and Seth unpack the story of Revelation and how all its complex images tell a beautiful story that ends in a wedding.
66 min
25
Revelation Overview: Jesus' Wedding Day
At the beginning of Revelation, there is a king seated on a throne, and throughout Revelation, a bride prepares herself to marry this king, and at the very end, there is a wedding. Seth and David talk about the themes of "King" and "Bride" in the book of Revelation and how Jesus can't wait to marry his people.
52 min