TEXT AND ROCKTEXT AND ROCK
exists to help you reclaim the Bible as a guiding story. Our team sincerely hopes our discussion restores lost faith and helps you calmly thrive in life and virtue— Because you deserve to know your story.
The TEXT AND ROCK Podcast
is designed to help you understand the story and production of the Bible. We have two primary sources for uncovering the world of biblical literature: TEXT
(ancient Near Eastern and classical Mediterranean literature) and ROCK
(artifacts unearthed by the science of archaeology). Join us, Mark Shaffer and Eric Madison, to reclaim the guiding stories of the Bible and why they still matter.
TEXT AND ROCK DIGITAL PRESS
The TEXT AND ROCK DIGITAL PRESS
produces online resources to go farther faster in reclaiming the story and production of the Bible. This premium content is available in our store and is free to our Patreon supporters at the 5$ per month level. You can also support TEXT AND ROCK at even the 1$ per month level for many instructional videos and extra, in-depth podcast episodes. TEXT AND ROCK DIGITAL PRESS materials are designed to teach the big hooks of biblical literature in easy ways to remember through video, maps, charts, timelines, and short explanations.
TEAM TEXT AND ROCKTEXT AND ROCK
is the creative work Mark Shaffer, Eric Madison, and Shannon Shaffer. Mark, a.k.a. “Swift-Footed Markilles,” is a pastor and PhD student (almost done!) at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). He produces the content and dreamed up TEXT AND ROCK. Eric, a.k.a. "Rise of the Dragon," is an accomplished percussionist who plays in three Iowa City bands. He also teaches elementary music at Faith Academy. Alongside co-hosting, Eric gives the TEXT AND ROCK show its rhythm and books our live shows. Shannon is an actress, an AmeriCorps member in Boston, and most importantly, the sister of Mark. She takes care of social media and marketing. You can email us with question or ideas about the show or opportunities to come share with your community at [email protected].