Podcasts with Bryan Van

In this episode he explains what is going on in 1 Kings 21 with King Ahab and a vineyard.  Join us as we unpack the truth and see how this applies to us today. 

In this episode Erika’s husband, Bryan VanHaitsma, joins us to dive deeper into Daniel 3.  We take the familiar story of Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and add more color to the black and white pages of the text. 

We’ve got Bryan back to continue the story arc of Daniel 4.  King Nebuchadnezzar has had two encounters with God so let’s see what happens during this third encounter.  

Erika’s husband, Bryan, joins the podcast to dig deeper into Habakkuk 1.  Bryan sets up the context of what is going on around the world in Habakkuk’s day.  Then we discuss Habakkuk’s initial complaint to God. 

Erika’s husband, Bryan VanHaitsma, gives us insight into how the Hebrew Bible is laid out and how the minor prophets function together as a whole rather than twelve separate books. 

Habakkuk set up his complaint to God and in this podcast we are going to see God’s response.   

Last episode we covered God’s response to Habakkuk so this episode we discuss how Habakkuk responds.  

In this episode we conclude Habakkuk’s response to God.

In this episode Bryan slows down to explain why verse 4 is vital to the entire Bible.  He shows how God answers Habakkuk’s second question in verses 4-5. 

When we were recording Habakkuk 2:4 Bryan had so much more he wanted to point out about this verse in regard to the New Testament (Galatians 3, Romans 1, Matthew 11).  In this episode he shows how Paul used that verse to answer the question of who’s in  God’s kingdom.  John used this verse while he was in prison to ask Jesus if He was the one.

God is responding to Habakkuk’s three questions with 5 woes.  Bryan gives us the template for understanding these woes as well as covers the first two woes.  

Bryan covers the last three woes of chapter 2 in this episode.   

We started the book of Habakkuk with him venting his complaints to God.  It’s time to see how he responds to God’s response. Habakkuk looks back at the exodus while looking ahead to the future. 

What an end to the story.  This is the end of the end that leaves Habakkuk and us standing in awe and worship.  This episode reminds us why we can have peace in troubled times.  Why we can face the evil and not be afraid.

There is so much more going on in the story of Daniel and the lions’ den.  Have you considered why those men targeted Daniel and what that meant about him?  What connections can you find between Daniel and Esther or Daniel and Habakkuk?  What does Daniel’s prayer teach us about God’s track record? This is an episode you don’t want to miss. 

At first read, Daniel 5 seems straightforward – a partying king, a handwritten message on the wall, and a kingdom falls. But there is a lot more going on behind the scenes as well as encouraging lessons we can all learn.  Bryan VanHaitsma is back in the studio bringing more color to this story than you realized was possible.  It will one episode worth listening to and sharing with others.