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Lisa Harper's Back Porch Theology

Tucked Away Treasures

12/5/2022 00:39:58
Tucked Away Treasures
During today's conversation on Back Porch Theology we're going to talk about some of the less prominent features - the "tucked away treasures" in the Christmas story that illustrate the fact that nothing and no one is insignificant to God. Even the quietest - often overlooked - details of this love story we call the Bible bellow the attentive compassion of our Kinsman Redeemer! From Joseph's gentle and generous assent to becoming an adoptive father, to the astral projection that compelled a crew of wise men to pack their bags and begin a 1,000 mile trek to meet a foreign toddler, to the royal specificity of an ancient substance called frankincense that's still royally pricey today if you're one of those passionate essential-oilers, the minutia of Christmas was miraculous. And while they weren't loud, blow-your-hair-back kind of supernatural stuff, the finer points of the birth narrative we're perusing today changed the course of history. Reminds me of what a wise dude named Zechariah said a long time ago, "Don't despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin." If you're feeling unseen, irrelevant, or unappreciated today, be encouraged this one's especially for you! So please grab a cup of coffee and your Bible - unless you're driving or untangling Christmas lights in the attic, of course - and come hang out on the porch with us!

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Lisa Harper's Back Porch Theology

You're invited to hang out on Lisa Harper's back porch and enjoy conversations about all things Jesus, theological anthropology, biblical orthodoxy, Spanx, the merits of Tex-Mex and more!

We believe this podcast will help you dive deeper into God's word, understand that the gospel is great news for everyday life, not just when viewed in the light of eternity, and that God is for us, that He's always been in the process of redeeming our inherent value as imago Dei and restoring us into a vibrant, intimate relationship with Him.

And rest assured, this won't be a one-sided conversation because throughout the podcast, Lisa will be inviting friends, including some brilliant theologians and academics to join her in substantive but decidedly unstuffy segments. So come on, y'all grab some coffee or sweet tea and join us on the back porch!


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I look forward to your podcast every week. I feel like you and Ally and Dr Howard are my friends, even though I'll probably never meet you. You have challenged me and brought new life into the scripture for me. You all can make me laugh and cry in the same episode. I also have the same desires to be all that God has created me to be and to fall more deeply in love with Him as I go about my days.Blessings to you all, Yvonne from Lancaster, Pa