Podcast #1057

God’s Multiethnic Temple: Dr. Joel Muddamalle

Preston Sprinkle

God's Multiethnic Temple: Dr. Joel Muddamalle Theology in the Raw
Joel and I discuss the topic of his Ph.D. dissertation, which examines the multiethnic nature of “household” imagery, especially Ephesians 2:19-22. We look at the Genesis 10-11 and Deuteronomy 32 background to this passage, along with how Acts 2 relates to Babel. We then talk about contemporary challenges to continuing building God’s multiethnic temple in American society. Joel serves as the Director of Theology and Research for Proverbs 31 Ministries and Lysa TerKeurst, and is a part of the preaching team at Transformation Church with Pastor Derwin Gray. Joel earned a PhD in Theology under Drs. Patrick Schreiner (NT) and Michael Heiser (OT) with an emphasis on Paul’s household language in Ephesians as it relates to the Old Testament. He loves studying and teaching the brilliant truths found in Scripture and unpacking how they relate to our everyday lives.