Episode 56: a conversation with Dr. Allen Tennison–the recently-appointed Theological Counsel for the U.S. Assemblies of God and outgoing professor and Dean of the College of Church Leadership at North Central University–and our podcast host, Mykelti Blum. In this episode, they discuss our sometimes-cultural assumptions of the Old Testament, why we need to know the Old Testament to better understand the New Testament, what we miss if we skip the Old Testament, how God’s patience and mercy is evident in this part of the Bible, how Jesus is the clearest reflection of God’s heart, and much more!

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