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Dec 28, 2020

The last episode of 2020!  Happy New Year!  What role does fasting play in Christian life?  This week's episode concludes the six-part series on fasting where the guys wrap up the New Testament passages and then offer some conclusions from all of the material.  

Dec 21, 2020

Merry Christmas from the After Class Podcast!  This week the guys reach the New Testament and the gospel of Matthew as they get closer to wrapping up the study on biblical fasting.  Do Jesus's practices or his teachings add anything new to the discussion?  

Dec 14, 2020

This week the guys wrap up the Old Testament passages on fasting.  What's the deal with fasting anyway?  Is it just a method of manipulating God - to convince him to change his mind?  Or is fasting all about humility and spiritual discipline?  Maybe fasting is meant to be a road to greater personal health?  Be sure to...

Dec 7, 2020

The discussion on fasting continues this week as the guys get close to wrapping up the Old Testament's contribution to the topic.  The prophets add a new dimension - is fasting for the people or for God and is fasting something God wants or expects from his people?

Nov 30, 2020

This week the guys continue their focus on fasting.  Fasting in the Bible had multiple motivations and functions.  We find it was a way to "turn up the volume" on prayers and petitions directed to God.  And we see it was a way of humiliating the flesh to grieve or show solidarity in suffering.