Geneva at UI Common Ground
214 Gospel of Matthew–Matthew 5 Love Enemies: The Goal of the Law

214 Gospel of Matthew–Matthew 5 Love Enemies: The Goal of the Law

August 6, 2020

We discuss Jesus' teaching of fulfilling the law in the Sermon on the Mount in this case study on loving enemies.

213 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Nonretaliation: Respecting Justice and Mercy

213 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Nonretaliation: Respecting Justice and Mercy

August 6, 2020

We discuss Jesus' teaching of fulfilling the law in the Sermon on the Mount in this case study on nonretaliation.

212 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Trustworthiness: Respecting Truth

212 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Trustworthiness: Respecting Truth

August 6, 2020

We discuss Jesus' teaching of fulfilling the law in the Sermon on the Mount in this case study on oaths.

211 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Faithfulness: Keeping Commitments

211 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Faithfulness: Keeping Commitments

August 6, 2020

We discuss Jesus' teaching of fulfilling the law in the Sermon on the Mount in this case study on adultery and divorce.

210 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Respecting Life

210 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Respecting Life

July 7, 2020

We explore the first case study of living the righteousness of the law in terms of the basic principle of respecting life and our daily practice.

209 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Righteous Law

209 Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 5–Righteous Law

July 7, 2020

We discuss how Jesus' statements on the fulfillment of the Law and righteousness guide Christians in applying Scripture to daily life.

208 Matthew 5 Salt and Light

208 Matthew 5 Salt and Light

July 7, 2020

Tom and Matt discuss the identity and purpose of Christians in the world as this is presented by Jesus and Matthew in the metaphors of salt and light.

207 Gospel of Matthew: The Blessings

207 Gospel of Matthew: The Blessings

May 26, 2020

Tom, Matt, and Andrew discuss the opening blessing of the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew.

206 Gospel of Matthew: Jesus’ Ministry Beginnings

206 Gospel of Matthew: Jesus’ Ministry Beginnings

May 26, 2020

Tom and Matt discuss how Jesus begins his ministry and the nature of his call to discipleship.

205 Gospel of Matthew: Kingdom

205 Gospel of Matthew: Kingdom

May 26, 2020

Tom and Matt discuss the meaning of Jesus' opening proclamation of the Kingdom of Heaven in the Gospel of Matthew. 

204 Gospel of Matthew: Jesus’ Baptism and Temptations

204 Gospel of Matthew: Jesus’ Baptism and Temptations

May 26, 2020

Tom, Matt, and Andrew discuss Jesus' baptism and temptations in the Gospel of Matthew and how they connect to us. 

203 Gospel of Matthew: Conflict and New Beginnings

203 Gospel of Matthew: Conflict and New Beginnings

April 16, 2020

Tom and Matt discuss Matthew 2-3 and look at the significance of the various settings of Herod's Jerusalem, Egypt, and Nazareth. Then they explore the person and work of John the Baptist.

202 Gospel of Matthew: The Birth Story

202 Gospel of Matthew: The Birth Story

April 16, 2020

Tom and Matt discuss Matthew's presentation of the birth of Jesus. They explore the significance of birth by the Holy Spirit, the name of "Jesus," the fulfillment of "Immanuel," and the arrival of the Magi.

201 Gospel of Matthew: Genealogy

201 Gospel of Matthew: Genealogy

April 16, 2020

Tom and Matt discuss the meaning and significance of the opening genealogy in the Gospel of Matthew. They put this in the context of what a Gospel is, what is the gospel about who Jesus is, and how Matthew through the genealogy connects Jesus to the Biblical story.

119 Genesis Review and Overview

119 Genesis Review and Overview

October 18, 2019

Common Ground is a production of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Through biblical discussion and conversations we discuss daily life, faith, and calling. Tom and Matt do an overview now that they have completed their podcasts on Genesis.

118 Genesis 37-50 Joseph

118 Genesis 37-50 Joseph

October 18, 2019

Common Ground is a production of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Through biblical discussion and conversations we discuss daily life, faith, and calling. Tom and Matt explore Joseph in this podcast.

117 Genesis 30-34 Jacob’s Future

117 Genesis 30-34 Jacob’s Future

October 18, 2019

Common Ground is a production of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Through biblical discussion and conversations we discuss daily life, faith, and calling. Tom and Matt explore the transformation of Jacob.

116 Genesis 28-29 Jacob’s Family

116 Genesis 28-29 Jacob’s Family

October 18, 2019

Common Ground is a production of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Through biblical discussion and conversations with students and faculty, we discuss daily life, faith, and calling at the University of Iowa. Today, Tom and Matt explore ongoing family conflict over children and material possessions.

115 Genesis 25-27 Jacob and Esau

115 Genesis 25-27 Jacob and Esau

October 18, 2019

Common Ground is a production of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Through biblical discussion and conversations with students and faculty, we discuss daily life, faith, and calling at the University of Iowa. Today, Tom and Matt explore family conflicts, deceptions, and consequences.

114 Genesis 23-26 Isaac and Rebekah

114 Genesis 23-26 Isaac and Rebekah

October 18, 2019

Common Ground is a production of Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Through biblical discussion and conversations with students and faculty, we discuss daily life, faith, and calling at the University of Iowa. Today, Tom and Matt explore mission in the second generation and Rebekah's choice to join.