Andy Miller III
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Why the Gospel? with Matthew Bates

August 17, 2023

In today’s podcast I sit down with Matthew Bates, the New Testament scholar behind the thought-provoking book "Why the Gospel?" With his deep insights and scholarly expertise, Bates takes us on a captivating journey through the essence of the Gospel message. Join this conversation as we unravel the layers of meaning behind the intriguing title.

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