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Bible Jazz

Our conversations at Bible Jazz are always improvised and sometimes unusual, just like jazz.

SPECIAL GUEST Dr. Jerry Sittser

Covid, Catechumenate, and the future of the Church • November 23, 2020 • Dr. Jerry Sittser, Mike Moffitt, Aaron Stewart

Dr. Jerry Sittser joins us from Whitworth University this week! Jerry is an expert in Christian history and has done extensive work on "catechumenate," or a training process for people to grow strong in Christian faith and practice. THIS IS A MUST-LISTEN episode! So grab a cup o' joe or head out on a walk and press "play"! https://www.whitworth.edu/catechumenate/ https://www.jerrysittser.com/blog Be in touch! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org New City Catechism http://newcitycatechism.com

The Big 52: "What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?"

Question 10 • November 16, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Dave Bishop

Multi-talented Dave Bishop, audio engineer, teacher, mentor, postulant for the diaconate (look it up) and all around great guy joins Mike this week to improvise through honoring Sabbath and one's parents. WIN A COFFEE! Be the first to write in the correct answer to this week's question. Listen to the episode for the question! Be in touch! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://issuu.com/uppc/docs/fall_pathways_2020 FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "What God require in the first, second, and third commandments?"

Question 9 • November 9, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Dave Ricker

Dr. Dave Ricker joins Mike for another round of commandment-conversation. WIN A COFFEE! Be the first to write in the correct answer to this week's question. Congrats to Bob for winning the free coffee last week! Be in touch! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://issuu.com/uppc/docs/fall_pathways_2020 FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?"

Question 8 • November 2, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Paul Bishop

Long time friend Paul Bishop joins Mike this week for a fly-by of a pretty famous list of "rules." Some people memorize them, other people have them in frames on their walls -- listen to see if Mike can even remember all ten of them! But when is the last time you slowed down to consider what God wants for us? Be in touch! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://issuu.com/uppc/docs/fall_pathways_2020 FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "What Does the Law of God Require?"

Question 7 • October 26, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Lauren Hunter, Randi Downs

Whitworth U's Lauren Hunter joins Mike and Randi in this exploration of the idea that God requires certain things of human beings. Can a grace-filled God still have high expectations? What happens if we don't follow the law? And more! Be in touch! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://issuu.com/uppc/docs/fall_pathways_2020 FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "How Can We Glorify God?"

Question 6 • October 19, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Lisa Repenning, Loren Tucker

Mike's cousin Lisa joins us to talk about a couple doozies -- 1) Listener question: "Did God create Hell?" 2) The Big 52 question of the week: "How can we glorify God?" Quote of the week: "It's just when I'm not a jerk." Be in touch! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://issuu.com/uppc/docs/fall_pathways_2020 FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "What Else Did God Create?"

Question 5 • October 12, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Phillip Zeeck, Rob Clark

Phillip Zeeck joins us from Kansas City for a deep and wide (and improvised) chat about God's role as creator, and all the other questions this one raises, too. Quote of the week: "100% of the attention of the city is dedicated to keeping Patrick Mahomes healthy." Be in touch! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://issuu.com/uppc/docs/fall_pathways_2020 FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "How and Why did God Create Us?"

Question 4 • October 5, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Randi Downs

Hey wait a sec, that's TWO questions! Sneaky. Just another super-deep question to start your week. Improvise through this topic along with Mike and Randi, and send your questions and comments! "That's God doing carpool karaoke with you." uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://issuu.com/uppc/docs/fall_pathways_2020 FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "How Many Persons are in God?"

Question 3 • September 28, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Grant Vander Hoek, Rob Clark

Did you know that 3 = 1? Grant joins us from north of the border for this easygoing chat about God's nature. Also, listener emails! Quote of the week: "So, did snakes talk or what?" Grant quoted "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis. Check out Mission Hills Community Church: https://www.missionhillscrc.ca https://www.facebook.com/groups/986971891322072/ Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com UPDATES: FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://uppc.churchcenter.com/groups/pathways-fall-2020 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "What is God?"

Question 2 • September 21, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Randi Downs, Barrett Vandiver

Talk about a "big question." Our habit in this new series is to improvise several thoughts about the question from any point of view, then reveal the answer according to the New City Catechism and wrap up with a reflection on that answer. A couple notable quotes this week: "I'll make you fishers of MATH!" "Fruit and Brut" Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com UPDATES: FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://uppc.churchcenter.com/groups/pathways-fall-2020 Find more at UPPC.org/events Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

The Big 52: "What is our only hope in life and death?"

Question #1 • September 14, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Aaron Stewart

A "catechism" is an ancient method of teaching through questions and answers. This year on Bible Jazz, we're going to work through "The Big 52" -- 52 essential questions and answers about the Christian faith. And this is week #1! Thanks to New City Catechism for this great resource. http://newcitycatechism.com UPDATES: FOUR NEW HABITS for 2020-21: https://www.facebook.com/UPPChurch/photos/a.10157052699306110/10160329470666110 PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://uppc.churchcenter.com/groups/pathways-fall-2020 Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

Intermarriage and Faith

Joshua: Uncharted Territory • September 1, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Randi Downs, Martha Greene

What is behind Joshua's prohibition on marrying people outside the faith? How does it apply today, if it applies at all? Can arranged marriages work? And what is your favorite karaoke go-to song? Check out PATHWAYS: our quarterly catalog of learning and growth opportunities! https://uppc.churchcenter.com/groups/pathways-fall-2020 Martha cited this article from The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/intermarriage-conservative-judaism/533637/ Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

New Nation: The Altar "Witness"

Joshua: Uncharted Territory • August 25, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Lexi Barnett, Randi Downs

0:00-11:40 -- Our 2-year-old through Pre-K school is still enrolling! Need somewhere for your preschooler to go so you can work? https://sunsetchristianpreschool.com 11:45 on -- Duh, duh duuuuuuuh! What will become of this new nation on the brink of civil war? Mike, Randi, and Lexi discuss the role of WITNESS. Write to us! uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Instagram: @biblejazz Twitter: @biblejazz Link for you history buffs about that one time when people wrote their own constitution: https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/looking-back-at-the-confederate-constitution Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

New Nation: Civil War!

Joshua: Uncharted Territory • August 18, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Randi Downs, Melinda Tucker

What could bring this new, settled nation of Israelites to the brink of civil war?! What are the "Jordan Rivers" of division in our culture today? BIBLE JAZZ CHALLENGE! Step 1) Find someone on social media who's views oppose yours, and invite them to a conversation on the phone or in person. Take a screen shot of your invitation! Step 2) Send the screen shot to us and we'll celebrate your courage. Step 3) If they accept your invitation, write to us and let us know how it went. Send your screenshots and emails to uppcbiblejazz@gmail.com Great listener question this week on "fundamentalism" and "evangelicalism." A historical overview of Fundamentalism: https://teachinghistory.org/history-content/ask-a-historian/24092 A historical overview of Evangelicalism: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Evangelical-church-Protestantism Can nutritionists be evangelical? Get on our Friday mailing list -- write to us at info@uppc.org Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

Formed by Worship

Joshua: Uncharted Territory • August 11, 2020 • Mike Moffitt, Randi Downs, Lisa Woicik, Loren Tucker

The words "church" and "worship" seem almost synonymous. But what is worship, and are we engaged with worship in a way that is formative for our lives? Or have we fallen into a habit we call worship but which lacks the right intentions? We also do our best with an excellent listener question about "God's justice." Will worship become like WonkaVision some day? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvS3j8VtanM Check out our new "discipleship basics" course, EQUIPPING! More at UPPC.org Get on our Friday mailing list -- let us know at info@uppc.org Subscribe to Bible Jazz on Apple! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/uppc-podcast/id1450663729?mt=2 Follow on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2YLbRFDsJbqGEAkMuJ1E5M Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-place-presbyterian-church/bible-jazz?refid=stpr Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Izwv3a4pnmvqy54czy3tew5x5fy And at www.UPPC.org

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