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Studying The Bible: Commentaries

Studying The Bible: Commentaries

January 23, 2022

In this episode, we discuss Commentaries, including their importance and history, the different types and focuses, and recommendations for what to look for and consider when getting one - especially for those who are new to the world of commentaries. This is the 3rd episode in our series on studying the Bible.

Listen to the 1st here --> Studying The Bible: Translations
Listen to the 2nd here --> Studying The Bible: Study Bibles

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If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our other series via the links below and listen to our introductory episode (Welcome to the Modern Cloister) to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast.

A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms
Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms
Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

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Studying The Bible: Study Bibles

Studying The Bible: Study Bibles

January 16, 2022

In this episode, we discuss Study Bibles, including their importance and history, the different types and focuses, and recommendations for what to look for and consider when getting a new one. This is the 2nd episode in our series on studying the Bible. Listen to the 1st here --> Studying The Bible: Translations.

For expanded notes on this topic, check out Kevin's blog post On Study Bibles.

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If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our other series via the links below and listen to our introductory episode (Welcome to the Modern Cloister) to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast.

A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms
Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms
Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

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Studying The Bible: Translations

Studying The Bible: Translations

January 9, 2022

In this episode, we discuss Bible translations, including their importance and history, the differences between formal equivalent and dynamic equivalent translations, and an analysis of major translations in use today. This is the first in our three-part series on studying the Bible. For those interested in learning more and viewing the graphics mentioned in this episode, you can find Kevin's full notes on his On Bible Translations post on MondayMorningTheologian.com

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our other series via the links below and listen to our introductory episode (Welcome to the Modern Cloister) to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast.

A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms
Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms
Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

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An Update From Us + Our Favorite Books of 2021

An Update From Us + Our Favorite Books of 2021

December 5, 2021

In this episode, we share an update on what's been happening with the Modern Cloister podcast along with our plans for 2022. We also run through our favorite books from 2021 for anyone looking for ideas for Christmas gifts or their own reading lists for 2022. 

Books mentioned in the episode:

New Testament In Its World 
How Shall We Worship?
Worship Matters
Writing Worship
Reformation Anglican Worship
To Be A Christian: An Anglican Catechism
The Wisdom Pyramid
How To Read the Psalms
Learning To Love The Psalms
The Five Solas Series: God’s Word Alone
The Five Solas Series: Grace Alone
The Five Solas Series: Faith Alone
The Five Solas Series: Christ Alone
The Five Solas Series: God’s Glory Alone
Five Views on Inerrancy
Two Views on Women in Ministry
Heart of Darkness
A Brief History of Time
Rediscover Church
LEAD
On The Incarnation
Evangelical Theology
A Christmas Carol

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Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

July 18, 2021

In this episode, we take a closer look at wisdom and kingship psalms and the ways they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select psalms in these categories that are meaningful to us. This is the 6th and final episode in our series on the psalms. 

In the 1st episode in the series, we provided an overview of the psalms, including their history, organization, difficulties, themes, language style and poetic nature, along with our personal stories in coming to love and appreciate the psalms. In the 2nd episode, we discussed how the psalms were used historically within the church and shared practical insights into how to use the psalms today in both corporate and private worship and prayer, including several on-air, live examples of praying and singing the psalms. In the 3rd episode, we explored praise and thanksgiving psalms. In the 4th episode, we talked about lament and confessions psalms. In the 5th episode, we discussed confidence and remembrance psalms. 

You can listen to those episodes below:
A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms
Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

Remember to rate, review and subscribe to be the first to get our newest episodes! And connect with us to share your thoughts and feedback at moderncloister@gmail.com

Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms

Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms

July 4, 2021

In this episode, we take a closer look at confidence and remembrance psalms, discussing both genres, their differences and areas of overlap, and ways they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select psalms in these categories that are meaningful to us. This is the 5th episode in our series on the psalms. 

In the 1st episode in the series, we provided an overview of the psalms, including their history, organization, difficulties, themes, language style and poetic nature, along with our personal stories in coming to love and appreciate the psalms. In the 2nd episode, we discussed how the psalms were used historically within the church and shared practical insights into how to use the psalms today in both corporate and private worship and prayer, including several on-air, live examples of praying and singing the psalms. In the 3rd episode, we explored praise and thanksgiving psalms. In the 4th episode, we talked about lament and confessions psalms.

You can listen to those episodes below:
A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

Remember to rate, review and subscribe to be the first to get our newest episodes! And connect with us to share your thoughts and feedback at moderncloister@gmail.com

Lament and Confession In The Psalms

Lament and Confession In The Psalms

June 20, 2021

In this episode, we take a closer look at lament and confessions psalms, discussing both genres, their differences and areas of overlap, and ways they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select  psalms in these categories that are meaningful to us. This is the 4th episode in our series on the psalms. 

In the 1st episode in the series, we provided an overview of the psalms, including their history, organization, difficulties, themes, language style and poetic nature, along with our personal stories in coming to love and appreciate the psalms. In the 2nd episode, we discussed how the psalms were used historically within the church and shared practical insights into how to use the psalms today in both corporate and private worship and prayer, including several on-air, live examples of praying and singing the psalms. In the 3rd episode, we explored praise and thanksgiving psalms in more detail.

You can listen to those episodes below:
A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

Remember to rate, review and subscribe to be the first to get our newest episodes! And connect with us to share your thoughts and feedback at moderncloister@gmail.com

Praise and Thanksgiving In the Psalms

Praise and Thanksgiving In the Psalms

June 6, 2021

In this episode, we take a closer look at praise and thanksgiving psalms, discussing both genres, their differences and areas of overlaps, and was they have been and continue to be used by Christians and the church. This includes reading select verses from a handful of our favorite psalms. This is the 3rd episode in our series on the psalms. 

In the 1st episode in the series, we provided an overview of the psalms, including their history, organization, difficulties, themes, language style and poetic nature, along with our personal stories in coming to love and appreciate the psalms. In the 2nd episode, we discussed how the psalms were used historically within the church and shared practical insights into how to use the psalms today in both corporate and private worship and prayer, including several on-air, live examples of praying and singing the psalms.

You can listen to those episodes below:
A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

Remember to rate, review and subscribe to be the first to get our newest episodes! And connect with us to share your thoughts and feedback at moderncloister@gmail.com

In The News: Supreme Court Takes Up Abortion, Russell Moore Leaves SBC, God Bless the USA Bible, and CDC Guidance

In The News: Supreme Court Takes Up Abortion, Russell Moore Leaves SBC, God Bless the USA Bible, and CDC Guidance

May 31, 2021

In this episode of In The News, we discuss the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue of abortion by ruling on the Mississippi abortion law in its next session, Russell Moore's departure from the Southern Baptist Convention and what it means, a new Bible that includes items like the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and the CDC's updated guidance for fully vaccinated people and how its impacting the church. 

Links and resources mentioned in this episode: 
Supreme Court Takes Up Major Abortion Case Next Term
Russell Moore to leave ERLC for Christianity Today
An International Perspective on God Bless the USA Bible

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast.  

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

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How To Use The Psalms

How To Use The Psalms

May 16, 2021

In this episode, we discuss how the psalms were used historically within the church and share practical insights into how to use the psalms today in both corporate and private worship and prayer. This includes several on-air, live examples of praying and singing the psalms.

This is the 2nd episode in our series on the psalms. In the 1st episode, we provided an overview of the psalms, including their history, organization, difficulties, themes, language style and poetic nature, along with our personal stories in coming to love and appreciate the psalms.

You can listen to that episode below:
A Guide to Understanding the Psalms

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

Remember to rate, review and subscribe to be the first to get our newest episodes! And connect with us to share your thoughts and feedback at moderncloister@gmail.com

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