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S2 Episode 9: New Exodus, Temple, People, & City (Ezra Nehemiah) (with Dr Paul Byun)

Welcome to season 2 of Down Under Theology, a podcast equipping and encouraging Australian Christians to get down and under the theology impacting the life and mission of the church.

In episode 9 we're joined by Dr Paul Byun as we take a look at the book of Ezra Nehemiah. The book tells the story of the Israelites' return from exile, and we discuss the themes raised by the story – renewal, the problem of the human heart, God's use of ordinary people, and more. We also think about how we can apply this book beyond the raising of funds for a church building project.

Dr Byun is an adjunct lecturer at Christ College. He recently completed his PhD in the area of Ezra Nehemiah.

In Season 2, we'll be going over each book of the Bible, bringing out the big ideas, themes, and implications for the life and mission of the church.

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Episode Hosts:


  • Nick Rabe

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S2 Episode 9 – Show Notes

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Christ College, Sydney
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