Aug 12, 2022 • 28M

Tales from the carpenter’s desk, the risk of Bible study, and the Black Swan of Puritanism.

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Bradley Gray
A podcast that seeks to marvel at the mercy of God that meets us in our messy ministries.
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In this episode, I talk about why Jesus never used carpentry in any of his parables, why Tobias Crisp is the “Black Swan of Puritanism,” and why studying the Bible doesn’t necessarily have to have a goal in order for it to be profitable and beneficial. Sometimes God’s just wants us to go to the Word for the enjoyment of it.


The Tales the Carpenter Told,” Todd Brewer

Lost & Found: The Purpose of Jesus’ Parables,” article by yours truly

That Passage Deserves Another Look,” Robert Kolb

Christ Alone Exalted, Tobias Crisp

Christ Made Sin, Samuel Crisp

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.