Jessup Think



Join Mark Moore, a New Testament and Theology Professor at William Jessup University for engaging conversations with guests about cultural topics and their impact on people and society.


  • Summer Rerun: David Van Drunen

    13/07/2021 Duration: 36min

    Dr. David VanDrunen from Westminster Seminary California joins Mark and Rex to discuss his recent book, Politics after Christendom. 0:00 Hey, everyone. Welcome to the Jessup thing podcast. I’m Taylor, the producer of the show. I’m here to let you

  • Season 2 Finale

    29/06/2021 Duration: 46min

    Mark and Rex finish out Season 2 strong with a recap of a year like no other and a look toward the vast possibilities of the future.

  • The State of the Church Moving Forward

    15/06/2021 Duration: 37min

    Jessup President John Jackson and noted social commentator and teacher Ed Stetzer join the show to discuss the state of the Church as we move forward from 2020.

  • The False Self

    01/06/2021 Duration: 43min

    Rex and Mark discuss the false self in regards to the spiritual life and identity. Relying on the wisdom of Merton and Nouwen, they unpack how we construct a false self and how to discover our true identity in Christ.

  • An Unconventional God

    18/05/2021 Duration: 44min

    Dr. Jack Levison from Perkins School of Theology explores the Holy Spirit in the Gospels from his new book An Unconventional God: The Spirit According to Jesus.

  • The Ministry of Women in the New Testament

    04/05/2021 Duration: 49min

    Dr. Dorothy Lee joins show from down under to talk about her new book The Ministry of Women in the New Testament.

  • A Theology for the Twenty-First Century

    20/04/2021 Duration: 45min

    Noted theologian Douglas Ottati joins the show to discuss his new book A Theology for the Twenty-First Century.

  • Orthodox Spirituality

    06/04/2021 Duration: 42min

    Father Chris Flesoras joins Mark and Rex to discuss Eastern Orthodox spirituality, a spirituality marked by ritual, tradition, and beauty in worship.

  • Celtic Spirituality

    23/03/2021 Duration: 30min

    Mark and Rex discuss the complex and inspiring topic of Celtic spirituality, a spirituality marked by prayer, love of nature, and union with God.

  • How the Church Can Read Paul Better

    09/03/2021 Duration: 43min

    Dr. Nijay Gupta from Northern Seminary joins Mark to discuss how the church can better read and apply the writings of Paul and the New Testament.

  • Faith and Politics in Light of the Capitol Riot

    23/02/2021 Duration: 36min

    Mark and Rex have a candid conversation about the shocking mixture of Christian nationalism, white supremacy, and political extremism seen during the January 6th riot at the US Capitol. The event caused them to reflect on how Jesus approached topics

  • The Bible and Borders

    09/02/2021 Duration: 32min

    Dr. Danny Carroll from Wheaton College joins Mark and Rex to discuss his book The Bible and Borders: Hearing God’s Word on Immigration in preparation for his lecture at Jessup’s Faculty of Theology Annual Spring Lecture.

  • What is Truth?

    26/01/2021 Duration: 51min

    Fellow Jessup faculty member Brad Swope joins Mark and Rex to discuss the nature of truth. Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Do we have access to it? Can we be certain of anything? The trio discusses these

  • Jemar Tisby: How to Fight Racism

    12/01/2021 Duration: 33min

    New York Times’ Bestselling author, Jemar Tisby, joins Mark and Rex again to discuss his new book How to Fight Racism. TRANSCRIPT 0:01 Welcome to Jessup think I’m your host Mark Moore, and your co host, Rex Gurney. And Rex,

  • Yes, Virginia, You Are Theologian

    29/12/2020 Duration: 38min

    Mark and Rex discuss one of their topics: theology. Specifically they ruminate on the fact that we are all theologians and how much our thoughts about God truly matter.

  • Love Matters More

    15/12/2020 Duration: 36min

    Author and cohost of the popular podcast Bible for Normal People, Jared Byas, joins Mark and Rex to discuss his new book Love Matters More: How Fighting to be Right Keeps Us from Loving Like Jesus.

  • How (Not) to Read the Bible

    01/12/2020 Duration: 45min

    Author and pastor Dan Kimball sits down with Mark and Rex to discuss his new book, How (Not) to Read the Bible: Making Sense of the Anti-women, Anti-science, Pro-violence, Pro-slavery and Other Crazy-Sounding Parts of Scripture.

  • Understanding Race as a Social Construct

    17/11/2020 Duration: 45min

    WJU Psychology professor Stephanie Caine joins Mark and Rex to discuss the idea of race as a social construct. The classification system based on skin color developed over the last four centuries is not grounded in biology or theology but

  • I Wish We’d All Been Ready

    03/11/2020 Duration: 42min

    Rex and Mark discuss the scope and influence of dispensational theology in traditional evangelical thought.

  • Esau McCaulley, Reading While Black

    20/10/2020 Duration: 40min

    Theologian Esau McCaulley joins the show to talk about his new book Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope.

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