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Thrive Perspectives: The End Times & Your Questions.

Episode Notes

We have a very special offer: "A Praying Life" the book. – Exclusive Thrive Today Offer https://5iveonline.com/product/praying-life-exclusive-thrive-today-offer/ We strat with a great question from Anna - "Are we in the END TIMES?" Matthew mentions a book: "Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail" by William Ophuls at 27:30 into the podcast we get "What three books do you take on the deserted island" from Berni. Matthew's books: “The Imitation of Christ,” by Thomas à Kempis "The Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan Matt mentions two Leo Tolstoy books: Resurrection & The Death of Ivan Ilyich. He also says do not get "Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments" by Søren Kierkegaard. Matthew & DJ agree on Mere Christianity by CS Lewis. DJ's books: The complete Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. But also "The Cosmic Trilogy" & "Till We Have Faces" by CS Lewis at 39:00 we have a question from Marz: "Who's ministry would you like to be a part of?" DJ mentions The Inklings of Oxford. Matt goes back to the dark ages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hildegard_of_Bingen. at 46:18 Tom asks about the faith of Hanna in 1st Samuel. at 50:44 Chris asks about conspiracy theories.... at 57:30 DJ asks his own question about marriage in heaven... at 1:05:15 Drew asks about some musical suggestions. Matthew's musical pick Arvo Pärt - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvo_P%C3%A4rt DJ's extended musical pick - http://johnvandeusen.com/ Our home on the internet: www.ThriveToday.tv

Meet The Presenters

Dr Matt Jacoby

Matt is the teaching pastor at his church in Victoria, Australia, lecturer at the Melbourne School of Theology, an author, a songwriter and, a musician leading the Psalms project band Sons of Korah.

Matt has a doctorate in philosophy and theology from the University of Melbourne, and is the author of the daily Bible reading guide Thrive launched in 2005. Matt's most recent work as an author is his book Deeper Places (Baker Books USA 2013) with an expanded edition released in 2019. In Deeper Places, Matt shares a rich portrait of authentic spirituality. A gifted teacher and Bible scholar, Matthew is invited to speak at conferences and churches where he brings a fresh but foundational perspective to Scripture.

“I do a lot of teaching these days in my various roles but I always see myself more as a learner. I love learning. I enjoy academic learning and because of that I am a perpetual student of many disciplines. But most of all I love learning to live life the way God made me to live it.” MJ

DJ Paine

DJ is a podcaster, photographer and has had a number of years experience as a Christian Radio Breakfast announcer. He would consider himself a professional Christian music geek & amateur Bible nerd. DJ was raised on the Gold Coast and studied at Word Of Life Bible College in Sydney.

Devoted husband of Benita Paine and proud of their three boys: the #BrothersPaine

“If you have ever wondered if God has a place for you in His plan... or if you have ever felt you are just a round peg trying to fit into a square hole... well I want to encourage you: if God can use a goof like me then we are all in good hands! I love the scriptures and if I can leave any legacy behind it is simply to say: read the Bible, the Bible is God’s light by which we can really see the universe.” DJ

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