I recently enjoyed an interesting and occasionally-humorous interview on archaeology and the Bible with the Christian Humanist podcast. We discussed ancient Israel, biblical chronology, Khirbet Qeiyafa, Indiana Jones (you can’t really get away from him) and a good bit more. Towards the end of the discussion we covered fraudulent “discoveries” and the somewhat-maddening “filmmaker archaeologist” phenomenon.
Christian Humanists? Isn’t that a contradiction? Not in the Renaissance sense. While modern humanism diminishes or denies God, Renaissance humanists saw learning as a way to better appreciate God and His creation. The “Christian Humanists” (Michial Farmer, Nathan Gilmour and David Grubbs) were doctoral candidates in English at the University of Georgia, and are now professors in different states.
The archaeology podcast lasts around an hour and fifteen minutes but it’s not necessary to listen to all of it at once. You can stream the program here or you can download the free podcast from iTunes (episode 51) and listen at your convenience.
Disclosure: My lovely wife is a cousin of David Grubbs. This is not the reason for my invite to the program, but simply how he and I know each other. David and I see each other less than once a year, but I always enjoy visiting with him and his lovely wife.