My guests this week are Dr. Ed Gravely and Dr. Pete Link Jr. Ed serves as Professor of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University and occupies the Ott Chair of Theology there.
He has been teaching koine Greek and New Testament at the university and graduate level since 2002, and the focus of his research and writing is in the field of Textual Criticism. Ed serves as an elder at his church in the Charleston area. He is married and has two children.
Pete serves as an Associate Professor of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University. He teaches biblical Hebrew, Old Testament, and hermeneutics with a focus on the Torah. Dr. Link earned his PhD from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012, and he currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Southeast Region of the Evangelical Theological Society.
In addition to his academic work, Pete also serves as a Groups Pastor at Crossroads Community Church in Summerville, S.C. God has blessed him and his wife, Becky, with five wonderful children.
3:30 – Pete 101
- His background is in radio, TV and film. He was a failed screenwriter.
- Pete gave his life to the Lord at age 31.
5:30 – Ed 101
- He is married with a 16-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter.
- One of the best things about living in Charleston is putting Christmas lights in palm trees.
7:10 – Bible 101
- Pete and Ed wrote the book, “Bible 101,” to be a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the ins and outs of the Old and New Testaments.
- They spent about 6 to 8 weeks writing the first draft of the book.
- They think Biblical illiteracy is a problem.
16:00 – New and Old Testaments
- The amount of Old Testament that is assumed by the New Testament writers is substantial.
- Paul is sort of the spark notes for the Old Testament.
27:41 – What order to teach the Old Testament?
- They wondered what order would be best to teach the Old Testament.
- While reading the Bible, you can begin to see the patterns of God’s mercy.
36:36 – How should I live in this world?
- Think about the things you need to hold onto and the things you need to let go of, because you are passing through this world.
42:54 – Asking God questions
- God is not afraid of our questions.
44:20 – What to say to nonbelievers?
- Some people have very particular and meticulous questions, and you can work to answer those.
- Does the person you’re talking to consider the Bible to be innocent until proven guilty or guilty until proven innocent?
57:26 – Get to know you
We sent the book to friends, asking, “Does this make sense to you?” – Pete
This book sort of fell out of the sky into our laps. – Pete
We certainly believe that Biblical illiteracy is especially bad right now. – Pete
I can remember how intimidating the concept of the scriptures were. – Pete
The amount of Old Testament that is assumed by the New Testament writers is substantial. – Ed
I often tell my students that in many ways Paul is sort of the spark notes for the Old Testament. – Ed