Episode #296

To the Bowels

Guest: Jack Levison

Series: Crackers and Grape Juice

Host: Jason Micheli

February 19, 2021

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How do you discern between the Holy Spirit and the spirits of the Old Age?

  1. Consensus is not true.
  2. A true prophet is willing to be pinned down.
  3. The prophet’s job is to prepare for the next generation not predict tomorrow.

Our friend, Jack Levison, is back on the podcast to talk about his recent book, An Unconventional God, which examines the role of the Holy Spirit in the Gospels.

Jack Levison holds the W. J. A. Power Chair of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Raised in a tract house in Levittown, New York, Jack left to attend Wheaton College, followed by an MA at Cambridge University. When he returned from England to pursue doctoral studies at Duke University, Jack fell in love with a divinity student, Priscilla Pope, whose office is now just down the hall from him at SMU. With essays in the Huffington Post, parade.com, relevant.com, and beliefnet.com, Jack’s writing and speaking appeal to a wide swath of readers. In the course of his career, he has received the Fitzpatrick Prize for theology at Cambridge University, as well as grants from the National Humanities Center, the Lilly Fellows Program, the Louisville Institute, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Rotary Foundation, the International Catacomb Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jack lives in Lower Greenville, a thriving urban hub of Dallas, with Priscilla–not too far from his adult children, Chloe and Jeremy. Find out more about Jack at jacklevison.com.

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