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Season 10 Intro
Lyrics & Vocals = Ben Brandon
Intro Beat = Caleb Hegg
Theme Music = “One Way Street” by Nicholas Major
1. The five solas
2. The Trinity
3. The Doctrines of Grace
4. Pronomianism, i.e. that the laws of God apply to both Jew and Gentile and are applicable today.
5. That the Church does not replace Israel but enlarges her.
Rob and Caleb are both Sabbatarians and hold to the belief that Christ’s work on the cross did not do away with the Sabbath or the biblical festivals. At the core of the Gospel message is the Abrahamic covenant and the belief that God brings Jews and Gentiles into His covenant through the shed blood of Christ on the cross. Because of this, both Jew and Gentile are given the gift of covenant relationship with God.
AKA The Hoff
Rob teaches courses on 2nd Temple Period, Rabbinic Literature, Judaism, Koine Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Aramaic at TorahResource Institute. He has delivered papers at conferences for both Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Rob holds two degrees from the University of Washington: MA, Comparative Religion (2005) and BA, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, with a minor in Music (2003).
AKA Loud Mouth
Caleb’s theological background comes from years of study under his father Tim Hegg, and from attending classes at TorahResource Institute where he received a two-year certificate. He is currently enrolled at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is pursuing an M.Div. Caleb is also the founder of Pronomian.com, a site dedicated to the study of God’s covenants and law.
How it started
In 2002, Tim Hegg created a website called TorahResource as a platform to be able to share his articles and books. Four years later his son Caleb Hegg started working for his dad in a makeshift office in Tim’s garage. It had been Tim’s dream to create an online school for the Messianic community and in 2011 that dream became a realization when he brought on additional staff and created TorahResource Institute.
One of the teachers Tim brought on was Rob Vanhoff. During the first year of classes, Tim realized that many people within his own community and at the school were asking the same questions about various theologies in the Messianic movement. Tim suggested that a resource be created where people could get answers to commonly asked questions.
In the beginning, we were not quite sure how this would work, but we decided that the best format would be for Rob and Caleb to start a weekly show that would answer some of these commonly asked questions. The initial thought was to have 20 to 25 shows that could be accessed on a webpage. After some thought and a bit more consideration we brought our friend Mark in to help create a internet radio station that would play music and some of Tim’s teachings throughout the week and would also play Rob and Caleb’s show live.
On December 5th, 2012, TR-Radio launched with the first show being The Rob & Caleb Show. Around show #31 we decided to include a video element and we started broadcasting the show via YouTube which quickly became the main format of the show.
It took us about 200 shows to figure out exactly how we wanted to format the show and how to run things. On show #201 we changed the format and the name of the show and started calling it “Messiah Matters.” It was at this point that we really felt like we started what has now become our weekly show.
What is the "36"?
During one of the first few seasons, a self-deprecating joke was made that the show only had 36 listeners. This joke stuck as our listeners began to note that they were “one of the 36.” Since then the “36 listeners” is the continued joke that many of our original listeners continue to hold to and one we make with sencere affection. In reality, the 36 are any regular viewers/listeners to the show.