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Gospel RantDr. Bill Senyard
Straight talk on all topics religious or secular. Interesting and relevant issues that matter. If you are easily offended, welcome.
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What Do 69% of Mass Shooters Have in Common?
May 24, 2023 - 32 min
You may be very surprised. This is so important to understand. For mass shooters who are aged K-12 this number rises to 92%. For college students who do mass shootings, the numbers hit 100%. What is it? Is it something that can be changed by legislation? By enforcement of existing laws? Specific gun laws? Check it out.Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
SPECIAL TREAT: Dr. Bill reads from his Song of Songs Novella (SOS11)
May 21, 2023 - 36 min
The Song of Songs Novella is an interpretive screenplay of the Song of Songs. In this podcast, Dr. Bill will read Movement #1. Sit back, kick your shoes off and relax. Just let the words walk over you. Let us know what you think. Bill@gospel-app.com. The Song of Song’s Novella is available on Amazon. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hinnak Yapha Ra'yati! (SOS10)
May 14, 2023 - 30 min
This is one of those stunning moments in the Bible. The Groom looks at his unlikely Bride and exclaims this to her. It would have taken her breath away. It is a summary of the Gospel. If we could only hear the Spirit, he just might be whispering this to us as well. It is life changing. It is unbelievable. Want to know what it means? Check it out. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Queen and Attachment Theory (SOS10)
May 7, 2023 - 34 min
What does God, the King see when he gazes into the beat-up weary eyes of the Queen? We know that whatever he sees, it does not reduce his love for her at all. That is the gospel. The King loves beat-up, shamed, sinners, the impure, the rejected and isolated. But what does he see? We are going to use Attachment theory models to help us better understand her struggles to experience his love for her.They are also ours. Make sure that you FOLLOW the podcast wherever you listen to them. Give us a review on Apple Podcast, or Podchaser. Thanks ahead of time.Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Testimony of an Impure Woman (SOS9)
April 30, 2023 - 35 min
Are you aware that we are tragically shaming an entire generation of young women, teenagers, in our churches and youth groups. If they have had sex (whatever we mean by that, or our girls thinks it means), they are stigmas in the eyes of God and bad. Linda Kay Klein, author of "Pure", describes it this way, "The purity message is not about sex. Rather, it is about us: who we are, who we are expected to be, and who it is said we will become if we fail to meet those expectations. This is the language of shame.” The Song of Songs pushes against the consequences of such a message. There is a powerful love that can begin to heal the shame. There is a God who truly does love the unlovable, who loves the shamed, even the impure. We can show such a beat-up woman how to enter that embrace—as she is. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
SPECIAL GOSPEL RANT: Talk More, Listen Less!
April 25, 2023 - 18 min
This podcast is an important one-and-out message that could just change your life. D. Martyn Lloyd Jones said, “Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them, but they are talking to you, they bring back the problems of yesterday, etc. Somebody is talking. Who is talking to you? Your self is talking to you. Now this man’s treatment [in Psalm 42] was this: instead of allowing this self to talk to him, he starts talking to himself. “Why art thou cast down, O my soul?” he asks. His soul had been depressing him, crushing him. So he stands up and says, “Self, listen for moment, I will speak to you.” I agree—BUT...for we Christians, there are not just two options, either Stop Listening and start talking. There is a third. We can talk the gospel to our midbrain. That is what we are all about. What does gospel-talking to your “self’ look like and feel like? Here is the place where this message and the Song of Songs connect. The Queen is riddled and strangled by negative self-talk. Nothing, including any positive self-talk makes a difference. She is stuck still ‘dark-yet-lovely’. Until, the King ’talks’ into her ’self’. That is the ’talk’ that can actually rewire and revive our self. Make sure that you FOLLOW this podcast and give us a review. It is very important to help us reach our goal of getting this gospel out to more people. Thanks ahead of time. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The End of She Shaming (SOS8)
April 18, 2023 - 30 min
The Song of Song is the greatest gospel presentation in the Old Testament. But is has sat in a box relatively unused and unappreciated. What is the gospel message of God’s love for the unloveable for the many young traumatized girls and women who have been ‘she-shamed’ in our churches and families? You will be surprised. There is healing. Please get this podcast and the next to women you know who might benefit from good news. We are looking at the beginning of Song of Songs Movement #1. Go to gospelrant.com and get on the mailing list. You will get a free gift plus a diagram of the poetic structure of the Song. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
God's Love For The Traumatized (SOS7)
April 16, 2023 - 21 min
In this podcast, we being to look at the Song of Songs text. The first four verses represent a poetic prologue, on the one hand, but practically, they are the after-story of the Queen. Here’s is what the queen looks like after being transformed by the love of the King. There is no greater presentation of the gospel of the love of God for the unlovable than the Song of Songs. We are in desperate need of such a transforming love—not just for Heaven, but even today, tomorrow and the next day. This is a picture of what the love of the King can do to even one so traumatized as the Queen. Make sure you follow and give us a good review. Thanks ahead of time. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Two More Reasons Why I Disagree With Almost All of the Song of Songs Commentaries? (SOS6)
April 9, 2023 - 23 min
Here are two other important reasons why I think that this “Prophetic Marriage Gospel” approach best fits with the important Old Testament book. We will look at how the Jews have traditionally used the Song. Also, we will take a look at how contemporaries have heard the Song of Songs. Have you heard of the Love Songs of Shu Sin? Well you should. Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why I Disagree With Almost All of the Song of Songs Commentaries? (SOS5)
April 2, 2023 - 26 min
I have three reasons why I think that this “Prophetic Marriage Gospel” approach best fits with the important Old Testament book. We will look at the first one. The metaphor of God marrying an unworthy bride is one of the most common metaphors of God’s salvation and redemption in the Old and New Testaments. Why have we overlooked it in this case? Support The Show: https://www.gospelrant.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
Dr. Bill Senyard is a husband, father, pastor, church revitalization consultant, biblical scholar, author of over 14 books, and creator of three online gospel immersion journeys. His primary gift is asking good questions and not being always satisfied with the usual pat answers. The gospel is more powerful than we expect. It's time we start believing that. Want to go deeper? You are at the right place.