The Bible Project

The Exile and the Way Home

Episode Summary

This is our last episode in our Exile series.

Episode Notes

This is our last episode in our Exile series. In part 1 (0-9:50), Tim and Jon summarize the conversation. Tim shares an insightful quote from C.S Lewis found in the Weight of Glory. Lewis believed that un-fillable human longings are a clue that there is another future reality that will one day be realized.

In part 2 (9:50-14:50), the guys discuss the differences between “home” and “Home.” “Home” is the ultimate paradise of humanity. Man is at “Home” in all aspects. Tim says that ancient Israel called on the nostalgia of their past kings of Solomon and David to give vocabulary for what a future kingdom ruled by God will look like.

In part 3 (14:50-26:10), Tim and Jon discuss how today people are considered exiles in time. Christians should consider themselves exiles of an age. Christians are loyal to the kingdom of God and King Jesus. But they currently live in an age where Christ’s kingship is not always recognized.

Tim says the ultimate story of the cross is that God is willing to take the consequences of humanity’s creation of “babylon” upon himself in order to create a world where all can be at “Home.”

In part 4 (26:10-end), Tim revisits how the ethic of the wisdom warrior leads a person to a constant state of “radical doubt”. Christians should be grateful for and enjoy their lives. But their ultimate hope is in God re-creating the physical world as a “Home” for all who choose to abide in him.

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Show Resources:

The Weight of Glory: C.S Lewis
The Religion of the Landless: Daniel Smith Christopher
A Biblical Theology of Exile: Daniel Smith Christopher

Show Music:

Defender Instrumental: Rosasharn Music
I Know The Way Home: Andrew Garlucki
The First Day: Tell The Story
At Humanities Core is the Need for Grace: Tell The Story
Restless: Tell The Story

Show Produced By:
Dan Gummel, Jon Collins, Matthew Halbert Howen