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Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 20th (Genesis 50 & Matthew 8:1-17)
Feb 19 • 28 min
The burial of Jacob and the death of Joseph. Jesus performs healings. Some passages referenced: Genesis 47:11 (given possession within Egypt); Hebrews 11:22, Exodus 13:19, Joshua 24:32 (the bones of Joseph); Joshua 24:29 (Joshua dies at 110). Matthew…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 19th (Genesis 49 & Matthew 7)
Feb 18 • 42 min
Jacob blesses his sons. The warnings of the Sermon on the Mount. Deuteronomy 33 (the Song of Moses); 2 Samuel 22 (David’s Song of Deliverance); Judges 5 (the Song of Deborah); Genesis 29-30 (the birth and naming of the sons); Genesis 35:22 (Reuben’s sin);…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 18th (Genesis 48 & Matthew 6:19-34)
Feb 17 • 22 min
Jacob blesses Ephraim and Manasseh. Money and worry. Some passages referenced: Hebrews 11:21 (Jacob’s faith in blessing the sons of Joseph); 1 Chronicles 5:1 (Reuben, Joseph, and Judah and the firstborn portion); Joshua 24:32 (Joseph’s portion in the…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 17th (Genesis 47 & Matthew 6:1-18)
Feb 16 • 40 min
Jacob meets Pharaoh; the continuing famine; Jacob’s burial place. Almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. Some passages referenced: Isaiah 63:15-19 (Father language and calling God to act on our behalf); Isaiah 61 (the acceptable year of the Lord); 1 Chronicles…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 16th (Genesis 46 & Matthew 5:21-48)
Feb 15 • 35 min
Jacob’s descent into Egypt. Fulfilling the Law in the Sermon on the Mount. Some passages referenced: Genesis 21:25-33 (the naming of Beersheba); Genesis 26:23-25 (God appears to Isaac at Beersheba); Genesis 10 (seventy nations); Exodus 15:27 (twelve…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 15th (Genesis 45 & Matthew 5:1-20)
Feb 14 • 33 min
Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. The Beatitudes; Jesus fulfilling the Law. Some passages referenced: Matthew 23 (woes corresponding with the Beatitudes); Isaiah 61:1-4 (Isaiah’s prophecy of the kingdom); Isaiah 66:2 (God dealing with the contrite…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 14th (Genesis 44 & Matthew 4)
Feb 13 • 34 min
Judah intercedes for Benjamin. Jesus tempted in the wilderness; the call of the first disciples. Some passages referenced: Genesis 31 (the pursuit of Jacob by Laban); Genesis 38 (Judah and Tamar) Mark 1, Luke 4 (parallel accounts of the temptations);…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 13th (Genesis 43 & Matthew 3)
Feb 12 • 28 min
The brothers return to Egypt. John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. Some passages referenced: Isaiah 40 (the voice in the wilderness); 2 Kings 1:8 (dressing like Elijah); Luke 1:14ff., Matthew 17:10ff. (John the Baptist the promised Elijah to come);…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 12th (Genesis 42 & Matthew 2)
Feb 11 • 35 min
The brothers visit Egypt. The visit of the Magi, the flight to Egypt, and settling in Nazareth. Some passages referenced: Micah 4-5 (Rachel in the context of the prophecy of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem); 2 Samuel 5:2 (Davidic allusion in the prophecy of…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 11th (Genesis 41 & Matthew 1:18-25)
Feb 10 • 31 min
Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh. The birth of Jesus Christ. Some passages referenced: Esther 8:15 (Mordecai and Joseph); Genesis 29:15-30 (serving for seven beautiful years for Rachel and seven ugly years for Leah); Genesis 30:22-26 (the…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 10th (Genesis 40 & Matthew 1:1-17)
Feb 9 • 30 min
Joseph interprets the chief cupbearer and chief baker’s dreams. The Genesis of Jesus Christ. Some passages referenced: Luke 23:32-43 (two criminals crucified with Christ); Esther (Mordecai and Joseph) 2 Chronicles 36:23 (Cyrus’ ‘Great Commission);…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 9th (Genesis 39 & John 21)
Feb 8 • 38 min
Joseph in the house of Potiphar. Jesus appears to his disciples by the sea. Some passages referenced: Genesis 16, 21 (Abram, Sarai, Hagar, and Ishmael) Luke 5:1-11 (the miraculous catch of fish at the first calling of the disciples); Ezekiel 47:1-12…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 8th (Genesis 38 & John 20)
Feb 7 • 37 min
Judah and Tamar. The resurrection. Some passages referenced: 1 Samuel 25:2, 10 (Nabal and David); 2 Samuel 13 (Tamar and Absalom); Joshua 2 (Rahab); Ruth 4:12 (Ruth and Tamar); Leviticus 16 (Day of Atonement); Genesis 21-22 (Ishmael and Isaac); Judges…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 7th (Genesis 37 & John 19:38-42)
Feb 6 • 30 min
Joseph sold into Egypt. Jesus buried. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my research…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 6th (Genesis 36 & John 19:1-37)
Feb 5 • 32 min
The descendants of Esau. Jesus crucified. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 5th (Genesis 35 & John 18:28-40)
Feb 4 • 25 min
Jacob returns home. Jesus before Pilate. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 4th (Genesis 34 & John 18:1-27)
Feb 3 • 25 min
The humiliation of Dinah. Jesus taken in the garden; Peter’s denials. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB),…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 3rd (Genesis 33 & John 17)
Feb 2 • 29 min
Jacob meets Esau again. The High Priestly Prayer. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 2nd (Genesis 32 & Luke 2:22-40)
Feb 1 • 29 min
Jacob wrestles with the Angel. The Presentation of the Infant Christ in the Temple. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: February 1st (Genesis 31 & John 16:16-33)
Jan 31 • 24 min
Jacob flees Laban. Joy and peace in the world. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 31st (Genesis 30 & John 16:1-15)
Jan 30 • 26 min
Leah and Rachel, mandrakes and poplar rods. The Spirit convicting the world. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account…
Creating a Society More Hospitable to Motherhood with Harriet Connor
Jan 30 • 67 min
Harriet Connor joins me today to discuss ways to produce a society more hospitable to motherhood. She recently wrote a piece on the subject for the Gospel Coalition Australia, called ‘Treasuring the Immeasurable Work of Mothers’…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 30th (Genesis 29 & John 15:18-27)
Jan 29 • 27 min
Jacob marries Leah and Rachel. The world hates Christ and his disciples. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 29th (Genesis 28 & John 15:1-17)
Jan 28 • 24 min
Jacob’s Ladder. The vine and the branches. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 28th (Genesis 27 & John 14:15-31)
Jan 27 • 32 min
Jacob deceives Isaac to get the blessing. Jesus speaks of his comings. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB),…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 27th (Genesis 26 & John 14:1-14)
Jan 26 • 23 min
Isaac settles in the land of the Philistines. Jesus begins his Farewell Discourse. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 26th (Genesis 25 & John 13)
Jan 25 • 25 min
The death of Abraham; the birth of Esau and Jacob; Esau despises his birthright. Jesus washes his disciples’ feet. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 25th (Acts 9:1-22 & John 12:2-50)
Jan 24 • 24 min
The conversion of Saul. Greeks come to Jesus If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 24th (Genesis 24 & John 12:1-19)
Jan 23 • 28 min
A bride for Isaac. Mary of Bethany anoints Jesus’ feet. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books…
Davenant Hall Course On Reading The Bible
Jan 23 • 3 min
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Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 23rd (Genesis 23 & John 11:45-57)
Jan 22 • 20 min
The burial of Sarah. The plot to kill Jesus. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 22nd (Genesis 22 & John 11:1-44)
Jan 21 • 41 min
The Binding of Isaac. The Raising of Lazarus. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books for my…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 21st (Genesis 21 & John 10:22-42)
Jan 20 • 28 min
Hagar and Ishmael sent out. Jesus at the Feast of Dedication. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 20th (Genesis 20 & John 10:1-21)
Jan 19 • 27 min
Abraham and Sarah in the land of the Philistines. Jesus the true Shepherd and the door of the sheep. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 19th (Genesis 19 & John 9)
Jan 18 • 36 min
Lot and the destruction of Sodom. The healing of the man blind from birth. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 18th (Genesis 18 & Matthew 16:13-20)
Jan 18 • 33 min
Abraham visited by the angels and interceding for Sodom; Peter confesses Christ. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 17th (Genesis 17 & John 8:31-59)
Jan 16 • 27 min
The covenant of circumcision. Who are the true sons of Abraham? If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 16th (Genesis 16 & John 7:53—8:30)
Jan 15 • 27 min
Abram and Hagar; Jesus and the woman caught in adultery. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 15th (Genesis 15 & John 7:25-52)
Jan 14 • 23 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 15 and John 7:25-52. God’s covenant with Abram; Jesus’ speech at the Feast of Tabernacles. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon…
Foucault and Resurrection, with Patrick Stefan
Jan 14 • 54 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diWm3T2IOFA Patrick Stefan joins me to discuss his new book, The Power of Resurrection (https://amzn.to/37XsO3E), and the value of engaging with the work of Michel Foucault. If you have any questions or…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 14th (Genesis 14 & John 7:1-24)
Jan 13 • 24 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 14 and John 7:1-24. Abram’s victory over the kings; Jesus going up to the Feast of Tabernacles. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 13th (Genesis 13 & John 6:41-71)
Jan 12 • 20 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 13 and John 6:41-71. Abram separating from Lot and building altars in the land; feeding on Jesus’ flesh and blood. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 12th (Genesis 12 & John 6:22-40)
Jan 12 • 23 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 12 and John 6:22-40. Abram’s call and his time in Egypt; Jesus and the manna. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged),…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 11th (Genesis 11 & John 6:1-21)
Jan 10 • 24 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 11 and John 6:1-21. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 10th (Genesis 10 & John 5:25-47)
Jan 9 • 17 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 10 and John 5:25-47. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 9th (Genesis 9 & John 5:1-24)
Jan 8 • 23 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 9 and John 5:1-24. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 8th (Genesis 8 & John 4:27-54)
Jan 7 • 21 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 8 and John 4:27-54. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 7th (Genesis 7 & John 4:1-26)
Jan 6 • 23 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 7 and John 4:1-26. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Steven Duby and Joseph Minich on Divine Simplicity (‘The Lord Is One: Reclaiming Divine Simplicity’)
Jan 6 • 55 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A81TtlH_ls Steven Duby and Joseph Minich recently joined me to discuss ‘The Lord Is One: Reclaiming Divine Simplicity’, a book to which they both contribute essays, which has just been published by the…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 6th (Genesis 6 & Matthew 2:1-12)
Jan 5 • 26 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 6 and Matthew 2:1-12. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 5th (Genesis 5 & John 3:22-36)
Jan 4 • 17 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 5 and John 3:22-36. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 4th (Genesis 4 & John 3:1-21)
Jan 3 • 24 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 4 and John 3:1-21. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 3rd (Genesis 3 & John 2)
Jan 2 • 28 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 3 and John 2. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying books…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 2nd (Genesis 2 & John 1:29-51)
Jan 1 • 26 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 2 and John 1:29-51. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
Biblical Reading and Reflections: January 1st (Genesis 1 & John 1:1-28)
Dec 31, 2019 • 19 min
Readings of and reflections upon Genesis 1 and John 1:1-28. If you are interested in supporting this project, please consider supporting my work on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/zugzwanged), using my PayPal account (https://bit.ly/2RLaUcB), or buying…
End Of 2019 Update
Dec 31, 2019 • 4 min
See the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tG8667qUNo An update on the Daily Office Project. A brief roundup of 2019. Things to look forward to in 2020. Watch my interview with Jonathan Pageau here:…
Whose Coming Forth is From of Old—Merry Christmas, Everyone!
Dec 24, 2019 • 5 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKXnDfMa8KE Merry Christmas! If you have any questions or feedback, please send them to me on Curious Cat: https://curiouscat.me/zugzwanged. If you have enjoyed my output, please tell your friends. If…
Scripture Teaches Us HOW To Think Not Just WHAT To Think (Natural Law And Biblical Typology)
Dec 15, 2019 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KKhasLHSM0 Today, I discuss how a faithful reading of Scripture teaches us to follow the example of its authors and engage in both typology and reflection upon natural law. If you have any questions or…
The Parable Of The Lost Son … Or Is It?(with Joe McCulley and Kyle Lammott)
Dec 10, 2019 • 56 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5demWoAUws Today I am joined by two Theopolis Junior Fellows, Joe McCulley and Kyle Lammott, to discuss Luke 15:11-32—a parable perhaps best known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Within the episode…
Never Was Anything Like This Seen (Matthew 9)
Dec 7, 2019 • 47 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJuDaKMfy0M Jesus completes a cycle of ten miracles, healing a paralytic man brought to him, restoring the woman with the issue of blood, raising a girl, healing two blind men, and delivering a mute…
He Bore Our Diseases (Matthew 8)
Dec 6, 2019 • 59 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W_qhP8xHeg Jesus performs the first of a cycle of miracles, healings, and deliverances, demonstrating his authority and increasing the fame of his ministry. He touches a leper, heals a centurion’s…
Judging, Seeking, And Building (Matthew 7)
Dec 4, 2019 • 52 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZwO9L6bLu4 Jesus teaches his disciples concerning judgment, the Golden Rule, and warns them about hypocrisy and false teachers in the concluding part of the Sermon on the Mount. If you have any…
Almsgiving, God’s Giving, Forgiving, Thanksgiving (Matthew 6)
Nov 29, 2019 • 88 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqVAtL5OB7g Jesus presents the form of religious practice that should characterize his disciples. Within this episode, I advertise the following books: Wesley Hill, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’:…
Not To Abolish But To Fulfil (Matthew 5:17-48)
Nov 27, 2019 • 78 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BApA84Fz78M Jesus teaches concerning the fulfilment of the Law in the Sermon on the Mount. Within this episode I mention Glen Stassen’s article ‘The Fourteen Triads of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew…
The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-16)
Nov 25, 2019 • 82 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rP6neCELPU At the beginning of the first great sermon of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus identifies the blessed of the kingdom of heaven, presenting himself as the one bringing the good news foretold by Isaiah…
Small Groups
Nov 22, 2019 • 17 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx7fc-ChiVs Today’s question: “What is your take on small groups? Is it a fad? Does it come from mega-church culture? How important is it to be a part of a small group if organic friendships and…
Supersessionism
Nov 21, 2019 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=ncI2DKnxZpw Today’s question: “I have just read your very intelligent contribution to the series of Articles at Theopolis on the relation of Israel to the Church. I would describe myself as…
What Is The Centre Of Biblical Theology?
Nov 20, 2019 • 14 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6J9EVNbAog Today’s question: “What do you believe to be the centre of Biblical Theology? I’ve seen that there are many different ideas, what’s yours?” If you have any questions or feedback, please send…
Let The Word Of Christ Dwell In You Richly … In Psalms?
Nov 14, 2019 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FBwkygpZNY “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”…
Led Up Into The Wilderness (Matthew 4)
Nov 13, 2019 • 67 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVzL9DBWWEM Jesus is tempted in the wilderness and calls his first disciples. If you have any questions or feedback, please send them to me on Curious Cat: https://curiouscat.me/zugzwanged. If you have…
A Voice In The Wilderness (Matthew 3)
Nov 12, 2019 • 46 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ujePB6_qZM John the Baptist’s ministry provides the setting for the manifestation of Jesus. If you have any questions or feedback, please send them to me on Curious Cat:…
Where Is He Who Has Been Born King Of The Jews? (Matthew 2)
Nov 11, 2019 • 63 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqF2xW72Hm4 Matthew continues his apologetic for Jesus as the Messiah, exploring themes of kingship, Exodus, exile, and prophetic expectation. Within this video, I advertise the following books: Dale…
The Genesis Of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1)
Nov 9, 2019 • 45 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J13J1dMAS1c In my new series on the Gospel according to Matthew, I discuss Matthew 1—Jesus’s genealogy and birth. Books advertised in this episode: Davies and Allison’s Matthew commentary…
Eagle Symbolism
Nov 8, 2019 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfKbpGdc6uc Today’s question: “I’ve recently been listening to (who else!) James Jordan’s talks on Revelation and have a question about the symbology of the Eagle in the Bible. Eagles seem to be…
Why Does Saul Ask About David’s Father’s Identity After David Killed Goliath?
Nov 7, 2019 • 14 min
Original video here: Today’s question: “Why does Saul ask about David’s origins after the battle with Goliath? It seems from the previous account of David as Saul’s musician he should have known this. I find the common conservative suggestion (that Saul…
Can You Make This Idea A Reality?
Nov 6, 2019 • 4 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOzgqUFTqcg I have shared my desire to start a podcast with reflections upon the daily readings from the Morning Prayers of the ACNA’s new Book of Common Prayer…
Update!
Nov 5, 2019 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISAFUkZ6eCA I’m back to regular podcasting, with an update on what I’ve been doing and some exciting projects on the horizon! Within this episode I advertise the following books: The new full-notes…
The Summons Of Jesus And Elijah To Discipleship
Oct 10, 2019 • 6 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Z24vkDcao Today’s question: “Would be interested in your comments regarding Luke 9:61-62 as possibly echoing Elijah’s call of Elisha in 1 Kings 19:19-21, where Elisha is seen both plowing and bidding…
Peter Walking Upon The Waters
Oct 4, 2019 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8XwQONv5ps Today’s question: “Following the land/sea symbology of Israel/nations — when Jesus walks on water (as if it were land) do you think this is a type of the mystery revealed in the gospel (ie:…
The Trials Of Paul
Oct 3, 2019 • 13 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDI581f7lng Today’s question: “I am wondering what you think about Luke’s purpose in dedicating so much of his writings at the back end of the book of Acts to the legal proceedings involving Paul. What…
Grammatical Historical Exegesis And A Theopolitan Hermeneutic
Sep 20, 2019 • 24 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RV66JNjr8Ks Today’s question: “What differences would you highlight when comparing the Theopolitan Hermeneutic and a traditional grammatical-historical approach? Also, would you make any significant…
Puzzling Further About Lot And His Daughters
Sep 18, 2019 • 34 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1WukrmgU4A I discuss further curious details of the perplexing story of Lot and his daughters in Genesis 19, following up my earlier episode:…
Onsi Kamel On Conversion To Catholicism
Sep 17, 2019 • 62 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zCzjKPs8N8 Onsi Kamel recently wrote an article for First Things, ‘Catholicism Made Me Protestant’, which I discuss with him in this episode. The following are links to several books and articles which…
The Typology Of The Beheading Of John The Baptist
Sep 16, 2019 • 18 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTqen0BJ9LU Today’s question: “Is there an ironic twist in Herod’s niece getting John the Baptist beheaded? An upside down protoevangelium?” My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
Lot’s Daughters Revisited
Sep 15, 2019 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aKCOQekcBc Today’s question: “What is the significance of Lot’s daughters sleeping with their father after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah? It is clear to me that this is not presented as…
What Makes Gathered Worship Different?
Sep 13, 2019 • 18 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeMfLJ9TSaU Today’s question: “A brother challenged me after reading my book, where I talk about how sacred space and time are transformed through the Lord Jesus from being temple- and sabbath-oriented,…
Davenant Hall Wisdom Course
Sep 12, 2019 • 4 min
I will be teaching a course on Biblical Wisdom for the newly established Davenant Hall (https://davenantinstitute.org/davenant-hall). There are ten days to apply for the course, which will only cost $99 for ten hours of lectures. We will be exploring the…
New Wineskins, New Covenant
Sep 11, 2019 • 25 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD4_n_hZnWk Today’s question: “How should the illustrations of wineskins and garments in Mark 2 inform our understanding of the relationship between the old and new covenants?” My blog for my podcasts…
John Higgins On The Bible As Art
Sep 7, 2019 • 57 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuYFZKZQQDo Today I am joined by John Higgins of The Bible is Art YouTube channel to discuss his work, the literary character of Scripture, and the book of Proverbs. To see more of John’s work, visit…
Did The Mosaic Covenant End At The Battle Of Aphek?
Sep 3, 2019 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU3Z6dMwC_s Today’s question: “In Peter Leithart’s A House For My Name, he says that the mosaic covenant comes to an end when the ark is taken by the philistines in 1 Samuel. Is this correct to say the…
The White Stone (Revelation 2:17)
Sep 2, 2019 • 59 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rcEf-87bCs I discuss the significance of the white stone promised to the one who overcomes in Revelation 2:17, in the letter to the angel of the church of Pergamum. The books I recommend are as…
Who Are James Jordan’s Influences?
Sep 1, 2019 • 20 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR-NtkDXfUk Today’s question: “Who are Jim Jordan’s sources? It would obviously be fair to describe him as “innovative”, but it seems very much that there’s a chain where you have followed on from Peter…
Men As Trees Walking (Mark 8)
Aug 31, 2019 • 17 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8dH0PQSqlY Today’s question: “What do you think about the vision of walking trees in Mark 8:24? I know that trees are symbol of men in typology. But why they are walking? What does that mean?” My blog…
Jesus And The Water In The Wilderness
Aug 27, 2019 • 25 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMXdkMfUAio Following up on my earlier discussion of Miriam’s provision of water in the wilderness (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAEpcarR9MA), I discuss the New Testament’s use of the Exodus water…
Miriam, Deliverer Of Her People
Aug 26, 2019 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAEpcarR9MA I discuss the significance of Miriam in the story of the Exodus, suggesting that she is much more important than commonly recognized. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
The Creation Days And The Seven Signs Of John
Aug 25, 2019 • 24 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1N4_K3neZc Today’s question: “Is there a legitimate connection between Jesus’ 7 signs in John 1-11 and the creation week in Gen 1-3?” I reference my earlier episodes on the creation days of John 1-2…
Sola Scriptura, Roman Catholicism, And The Quest For Certainty
Aug 23, 2019 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU9s6q_G0_I Today’s question: “I have been having some struggles with the doctrine of sola scriptura & private interpretation. The issue I’m running into is whether the Bible alone is actually…
Why Does Revelation Use So Much Symbolism?
Aug 22, 2019 • 14 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeTlxP_scLU Today’s question: “Why does the Book of Revelation use so much symbolism? Some reasons might perhaps include: to hide its meaning from outsiders, to describe the ineffable, to point out the…
Daily Quiet Time
Aug 21, 2019 • 17 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsXyMywm_jg Today’s question: “Evangelicals have been enamored with the “quiet time” of daily Bible reading and prayer, but it often seems to be focused on reading a chapter quickly, avoiding eisegesis…
Joseph Minich On Work
Aug 17, 2019 • 57 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n02jmBd_O_I Today I am joined by Joseph Minich, who has just written a very short booklet on the subject of work for the Davenant Institute (get a copy here:…
Saul Versus Bar-Jesus
Jul 27, 2019 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC1LwSrGobc In Acts 13, Saul conflicts with the Jewish false prophet Bar-Jesus and is called by the name Paul for the first time. I explore the literary dynamics of this account a bit more closely. I’ve…
What Spiritual Nutrients Are In The Tops And Tails Of Paul’s Letters?
Jul 20, 2019 • 15 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDxUYexeHNc Today’s question: “Do you have any broader comments on the personal greetings and instructions at the end of Paul’s letters and their significance? Of course each one is unique, but I…
Saul, Saul, Why Do You Persecute Me?
Jul 19, 2019 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZloPQpAXAo I discuss the connections between Saul of Tarsus and King Saul. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here:…
The Troubling Absence Of Consent In OT Law And Narrative
Jul 17, 2019 • 34 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA5cnAloVhI Today’s question: “The issue of consent has been much discussed in the wake of, among other things, the #MeToo movement, and I was wondering how we can relate that to the types of marriage…
Jake Meador, ‘In Search Of The Common Good’
Jul 16, 2019 • 51 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ApFbkg0vOw Jake Meador joins me to discuss his new book, ‘In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World’ (https://www.ivpress.com/in-search-of-the-common-good). My blog for my…
The Parable Of The Good Samaritan
Jul 13, 2019 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUF2olt1YSU The Parable of the Good Samaritan is much richer than many suppose. Paying attention to biblical echoes and parallels, both within and without the Lukan corpus, will alert us to much that we…
Jesus: A New Nebuchadnezzar?
Jul 11, 2019 • 13 min
Original video here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwrOuwXZ07U Today’s question: “There are numerous typological dimensions of Old Testament echoes at play in each of the Gospel accounts of Christ’s baptism (Creation, Noah’s dove coming to rest, Israel’s…
John 7—Is It Ever OK To Lie?
May 23, 2019 • 40 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFTRmafaO-k Today’s question: “In John 7, Jesus’ brothers urge him to go to the feast in Judaea. He declines, stating he will not go. His brothers set off without him. But then Jesus *does* go.…
Symbolism And Allegory
May 22, 2019 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2CZP3_0-A0 Today’s question: “What’s the difference between symbolism and allegory?” My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my…
Parsing The Law—How To Keep The Sabbath
May 21, 2019 • 21 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E-xkLDm_-A Within this episode I offer some follow-up thoughts to my discussion of the ritual and the moral Law in my previous episode: https://adversariapodcast.com/2019/05/20/ritual-and-moral-law/.…
Ritual And Moral Law
May 20, 2019 • 31 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X65HxD6kv7E Today, I discuss the distinction between the moral and the ritual law, the threefold division of the Law, and natural and positive law. Within the episode, I mention the Davenant Institute’s…
Clean and Unclean Animals
May 18, 2019 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIPXdB6D7X8 Today’s question: “What should we make of the distinction between clean and unclean animals? Is there some deeper reason that some animals are considered clean and others unclean?” My blog…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 42—Our Story?
May 17, 2019 • 31 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw9iHe8YgvM In this, the final part of my series on the story of the family of Abraham, I discuss what relevance it might have for us today. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 41—The Continuing Adventures
May 15, 2019 • 39 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmt2uAbM-vA Today, I discuss a few of the echoes of the Genesis narrative in later stories in Scripture. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 40—Disposing Of The Bodies
May 14, 2019 • 39 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2reyyaJALSA Chapter 50 of Genesis gives a lot of attention to the embalming and burial of bodies. Within this episode I explore why this is. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 39—The Testament Of Jacob
May 13, 2019 • 74 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho19Q48oAJc I discuss Genesis 49 and Israel’s prophetic statements concerning his twelve tribes. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts…
David And Jonathan
May 12, 2019 • 15 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEN9GFNJMg4 Today’s question: “What’s the significance of David and Jonathan’s friendship? Is there something more significant in terms of redemptive history or biblical theology that warrants it being…
Clickbait
May 11, 2019 • 21 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyq7Dji32BM Today’s question: “In today’s world, where there seems to be an overflow of information, is clickbaiting justified?” Within this episode, I recommend the work of The Bible is Art YouTube…
Tips For Daily Bible Reading
May 10, 2019 • 31 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5KySOksVx0 Tips on daily Bible reading for laypeople. Within this episode I recommend the following Bibles, books, and resources: ESV Reader’s Bible: https://amzn.to/307w1ug Bibliotheca Reader’s Bible:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 38—The Blessing Of Joseph’s Sons
May 9, 2019 • 30 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1yHb1gbQjg I discuss Genesis 48 and Jacob’s faith in blessing the sons of Joseph. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 37—The Continuing Famine And Joseph’s Promise To His Father
May 8, 2019 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_JyfLuKohg I discuss Genesis 47, as Joseph introduces Pharaoh to his brothers and father, we hear the continued events of the famine, and Joseph promises to bury Jacob in Canaan. My blog for my…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 36—Jacob’s Descent Into Egypt
May 7, 2019 • 44 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG_JoLYCWk James Bejon and I discuss Genesis 46 and the descent of Jacob into Egypt. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 35—Joseph Reveals Himself To His Brothers
May 6, 2019 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sBhNQRUU5w I discuss Genesis 45, as Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and Jacob discovers that his son is alive. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/.…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 34—Judah Intercedes For Benjamin
May 5, 2019 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIE4haV8ojI Joseph’s missing silver cup having been found in the possession of Benjamin, Judah intercedes for him to Joseph. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 33—Returning To Egypt With Benjamin
May 3, 2019 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXDaFhekZxM Genesis 43: Joseph’s brothers return to Egypt with Benjamin. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here:…
Jonah’s Ark
May 2, 2019 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZanf0GJ_Gw Discussion of the connection between the stories of Jonah and Noah explored in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Phibpwqy0o. See also my ‘Boat Stories’ post:…
Baptism And Circumcision
May 1, 2019 • 20 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN7JnhHcDPY Today’s question: “Wondering whether or not you see a tight connection between baptism and circumcision? If yes, why no mention of it in Galatians/Romans? If no, what’s going on with…
The Dimensions Of Noah’s Ark
Apr 30, 2019 • 13 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNEsDjKJLKU Within this episode, I reflect upon the significance of the dimensions of Noah’s Ark. Within the video I reference this article by Gordon Wenham:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 32—The Brothers Go Down To Egypt
Apr 29, 2019 • 28 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gsVo6AFbi4 Today, I discuss Genesis 42 and Joseph’s brothers’ first journey down to Egypt. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of…
The Man At Shechem
Apr 28, 2019 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB4ef0l34x8 Today’s question: “In part 27 of Abraham’s story you started to talk about the ‘random man’ who gives Joseph a lot of information in 37:15-17. Could you say some more about this odd…
The Idolatry Of The Family?
Apr 27, 2019 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4car581yBY Today’s question: “Recently on the mere fidelity podcast, you made a passing remark regarding the use of “idolatry” language and categories for the nuclear family. Could you talk about why…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 31—Pharaoh’s Dreams
Apr 26, 2019 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5PUyNWdUbs Today, I discuss Genesis 41, Pharaoh’s two dreams and Joseph’s rise to power in Egypt. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 30—The Butler And The Baker’s Dreams
Apr 25, 2019 • 23 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4ewAjAVojw Today, I discuss Genesis 40 and Joseph’s interpretation of the butler and baker’s dreams. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see…
Trouble At Timnah (Samson And Judah)
Apr 24, 2019 • 23 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRihTZXCeew A discussion of parallels between Judah’s story in Genesis 38 and the story of Samson in Judges 14-16. Thanks to Scott Fairbanks for highlighting some of these and James Bejon for…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 29—Joseph In Potiphar’s House
Apr 23, 2019 • 28 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-REmFrE9Co Today, I discuss Genesis 39, the story of Joseph in Potiphar’s house and Joseph’s resistance of Potiphar’s wife. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 28—Judah And Tamar
Apr 22, 2019 • 59 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTItvhjnpwE Today, I discuss Genesis 38 and the story of Judah and Tamar. Within my discussion, I mention the following article by Jeffrey Geoghegan on sheepshearing:…
Easter As New Birth
Apr 21, 2019 • 28 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoswbTK94A4 My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here: https://adversariapodcast.com/list-of-videos-and-podcasts/. If…
Thinking About My Thinking
Apr 20, 2019 • 80 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbgmHpstKkg Today’s question: “I have really enjoyed following your writing and podcasts for a long time now. I am often amazed by the (real!) connections you see in the text and wonder how exactly you…
Jesus In The Lions’ Den
Apr 19, 2019 • 30 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TjNDfC01MY For Good Friday, I explore some of the parallels between Jesus and Daniel. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 27—The Sale Of Joseph
Apr 18, 2019 • 53 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj4L1P9Ixkg Today, I discuss the sale of Joseph into Egypt. Within this video, I mention this article by James Hamilton on some of the typological connections of the Joseph narrative:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 26—Edom
Apr 17, 2019 • 40 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeR9D3uvLIY Today, I discuss Genesis 36 and Edom as Israel’s twin. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 25—Three Deaths, A Birth, And A Rebellion
Apr 15, 2019 • 43 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMq73cTQ-1M Today, I discuss Genesis 35, as Jacob journeys southward in stages from Shechem to Hebron. This passage is punctuated by the deaths of Deborah, Rachel, and Isaac, the birth of Benjamin, and…
Jordan Peterson And Evangelical Christianity
Apr 14, 2019 • 63 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08RyZDmUVLk Jordan Peterson recently spoke at Liberty University (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDepoPl1oEM) and was interviewed afterwards (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afSQZweYDts). Within this…
Pastor C.R. Wiley On Recovering The Household
Apr 13, 2019 • 62 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZ3TTea7zl0 Pastor C.R. Wiley joins me to discuss practical steps towards the recovery of the household in the modern world. Buy ‘Man of the House’ here: https://amzn.to/2UPdFOY Keep an eye out for his…
Theopolis Junior Fellows Program
Apr 12, 2019 • 4 min
For more information on this program and application: https://theopolisinstitute.com/events/in-residence-program/ Since 2013, the Theopolis Institute has been training imaginative, courageous Christian leaders to meet the challenges of our time. We have…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 24—The Abduction Of Dinah
Apr 11, 2019 • 34 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfPUdSUCvHM Today, I discuss the abduction of Dinah in Genesis 34 and the violent response of Levi and Simeon. Within this episode, I mention my article ‘The Reopened Wounds of Jacob’:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 23—Jacob And Esau Reconciled
Apr 10, 2019 • 25 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kIoasVR-_c I discuss Genesis 33 and the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 22—Wrestling With God
Apr 9, 2019 • 38 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAHDbKpNBJA Today, I discuss Genesis 32, where Jacob prepares to encounter Esau and wrestles with God at the Jabbok. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 21—The Flight From Laban And The Stolen Teraphim
Apr 8, 2019 • 45 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8yT8K9UXvM I discuss Genesis 31, as God appears to Jacob, Jacob flees from the house of Laban, Rachel takes Laban’s teraphim, and Laban and Jacob make a covenant. My blog for my podcasts and videos is…
Contrasting Complementarian Approaches To Headship
Apr 7, 2019 • 33 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YHmHzxD340 Today’s question: “Could you comment a little on practical differences among complementarians on the notion of headship?” Within this episode, I reference James Davison Hunter’s…
What Does Worldview Thinking Miss?
Apr 6, 2019 • 22 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-N5sGEIx4M Today’s question: “You’ve criticized ‘worldview’ approaches on a number of occasions. What are some of the things that you think they are missing?” See my recent articles on worldview…
Sex Recession?
Apr 5, 2019 • 47 min
Today’s question: “Any thoughts on the recent research on decreased rates of sex among under 30s, especially men? I would particularly be interested in any thoughts you might have on what it suggests about relations between men and women in society…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 20—Mandrakes And Poplar Rods
Apr 4, 2019 • 62 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn3CzIZM7Jc Today I discuss a couple of the strangest episodes in the story of Genesis: Rachel’s request for some of Leah’s mandrakes and Jacob’s taking of Laban’s flocks using (among other things)…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 19—Rachel And Leah
Apr 3, 2019 • 46 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgh-GyWACUQ Jacob encounters Rachel at the well and marries Rachel and Leah. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 18—Jacob’s Ladder
Apr 2, 2019 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS73jNo7NcM I comment on Genesis 28 and Jacob’s Ladder. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts of my videos here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 17—The Deception Of Isaac
Apr 1, 2019 • 49 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NES3L2pXpQo I discuss Genesis 27, where Isaac is deceived and Esau loses the blessing to Jacob. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. You can see transcripts…
More On Election, Predestination, And The Freedom Of The Will
Mar 31, 2019 • 34 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSp1JCzAnkk Follow-up remarks, in response to questions and comments raised by my previous two episodes on election and predestination…
Free Will
Mar 30, 2019 • 40 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiS0eWF2vmQ Today’s question: “In your view of human freedom do people ever truly have real multiple options that they chose from or are they always enslaved by their nature to one option and moved…
What Does Romans 8-11 Teach About Election?
Mar 29, 2019 • 38 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cybo6VX2HfA Today’s question: “What is your position on predestination? In particular, how should we understand predestination in Romans 8-11 with its many OT references?” My blog for my podcasts and…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 16—Isaac In The Land Of The Philistines
Mar 28, 2019 • 35 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mSTNoA_UUM Today, I discuss Genesis 26, in which Isaac consolidates the legacy of his father, Abraham. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 15—Abraham Dies And Esau And Jacob Are Born
Mar 27, 2019 • 31 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DBY4YSogVM Today, I comment on Genesis 25, where we see Abraham’s death and the beginning of the great struggle between Esau and Jacob. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 14—Rebekah, Bride And Matriarch
Mar 26, 2019 • 50 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1MXac_6Bhk Today, I comment on Genesis 24 and the quest for a bride for Isaac. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any questions, you can leave…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 13—The Death Of Sarah
Mar 25, 2019 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7N9XGEzzyY Today, I comment on Genesis 22:20—23:20, concerning the death and burial of Sarah. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any…
What’s The Pastoral Use Of Typology?
Mar 24, 2019 • 33 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOIfnxDyNR0 Today’s question: “I very much appreciate your keen eye for typology and the like. As a pastor, I continually find myself thinking “That’s cool. So what?” I know that’s what many of my…
James Bejon On The Book Of Judges
Mar 23, 2019 • 49 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_bjC2hw8vY Today, I talk to James Bejon about the book of Judges. You should follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesBejon. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
How To Get Things Done
Mar 22, 2019 • 36 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd5hcdHCgsE And now for something completely different…! Today’s question: “Do you have any productivity advice for someone who struggles to get tasks done?” My blog for my podcasts and videos is found…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 12—The Binding Of Isaac
Mar 21, 2019 • 48 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwAfIOWUr_I I discuss the binding of Isaac in Genesis 22. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 11—Sending Out The Bondwoman
Mar 20, 2019 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE8ICAASgNw In this episode, I discuss the birth of Isaac and the sending out of Hagar and Ishmael. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 10—A Threat To The Seed And The Opening Of The Wombs Of The Gentiles
Mar 19, 2019 • 25 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk0_Zy7fePI In this episode of my series on the Family of Abraham, I discuss Abraham’s sojourn in Gerar, Abimelech’s taking of Sarah, and the opening of the Philistines’ wombs. My book, Echoes of…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 9—The Destruction Of Sodom
Mar 18, 2019 • 33 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgQCBs-D_EI I discuss the destruction of Sodom and the rescue of Lot. I mention George Athas’s interpretation of Lot. That can be read here: http://www.jhsonline.org/Articles/article_217.pdf. My blog…
Are David’s Five Smooth Stones Related To Christ’s Five Loaves?
Mar 18, 2019 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK0hQXE6AnI Brief follow-up to yesterday’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5PhDuJ10-Q. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any…
Why Did David Take Five Smooth Stones?
Mar 17, 2019 • 36 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5PhDuJ10-Q Today’s question: “In your video on numerology, you said that we should pay attention to the presence of very specific numbers in surprising places. One possible example I’d like for you to…
Numerology
Mar 16, 2019 • 22 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi5XB-qQ448 Today’s question: “Can you present some guidelines for a responsible handling of Biblical numerology? Many numerologists go way overboard, and many sober-minded theologians reject its use…
Seventy Times Seven
Mar 15, 2019 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfecAYpR6Ac Today’s question: “Do you know if there is any connection between the “seventy and sevenfold” of Genesis 4:24 and Jesus’ “seventy times seven” in Matt 18:22?” Within this episode, I…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 8—The Visitation Of The Angels
Mar 14, 2019 • 28 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfecAYpR6Ac I discuss the three visitors to Abraham and Sarah at Mamre and the conversation concerning the destruction of Sodom. My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here:…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 7—The Covenant Of Circumcision
Mar 13, 2019 • 41 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLM5duLeDpw Within this episode, I discuss Genesis 17 and the meaning of circumcision. I mention Howard Eilberg-Schwartz’s book, ‘The Savage in Judaism’: https://amzn.to/2HufFVD. My blog for my podcasts…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 6—Hagar And A New Fall
Mar 12, 2019 • 24 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCE7zs4eB9w Within this episode, I explore how the story of Hagar in Genesis 16 is an anticipation of bondage in Egypt and a repetition of the Fall. For more on Exodus themes, see my book Echoes of…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 5—Cutting A Covenant
Mar 11, 2019 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQDIxoiBWAc Within this video, I discuss Genesis 15, with God’s cutting of a covenant with Abram, an unusual vision, and declaration of the future events of the Exodus. For more on this chapter, read my…
Phyllis Chesler, ‘A Politically Incorrect Feminist’
Mar 10, 2019 • 69 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3Cmepy7Ghg In this video I discuss Phyllis Chesler’s riveting memoir of second wave feminism, A Politically Incorrect Feminist. Buy a copy here: https://amzn.to/2UpP3Je My blog for my podcasts and…
Why Is The Apostle Peter Called Simon Bar-Jonah?
Mar 9, 2019 • 14 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yw9k2fuM8Q Today’s question: “I found it odd that Jesus would address Peter as “Simon bar-Jonah” after his declaration of Jesus as the Christ (Matthew 16:17—not because it’s uncommon for men to be…
Why Does The Modern World Care So Much About Equality (and What Does Scripture Say About It)?
Mar 8, 2019 • 38 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r3zYz-Q1w Today’s question: “Why is equality such an important ideal (given good) in modern society? What are some underlying causes and how does the gospel shed light on this desire?” You can read…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 4—Defeating The Kings, Rescuing Lot, Meeting Melchizedek
Mar 7, 2019 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpcINO2MvWA My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account: https://curiouscat.me/zugzwanged.…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 3—Exodus From Egypt And The Departure Of Lot
Mar 6, 2019 • 25 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sj5UkPczNU In the third part of my study of the story of Abraham and his family, I discuss Abram’s sojourn in the land of Egypt, his journeys in Canaan, and his separation from Lot. I have discussed…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 2—A Dead Brother And A Barren Wife
Mar 5, 2019 • 30 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tMC19fbQeI This is the second part of my series on the family of Abraham. Within it, I discuss the background to the call of Abram in the story of the Flood, Babel, and the death of Haran. My blog for…
The Family Of Abraham: Part 1—Introduction
Mar 4, 2019 • 8 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fdJH9r3JJg The story of Abraham and his family occupies the majority of the book of Genesis. Today I start a series on this story, exploring it as a densely interwoven tapestry of events and…
False Pattern Recognition, Conspiracy Theories, And The Need For Well-Calibrated Perception
Mar 2, 2019 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUbCBUnYBX4 Today I discuss the dangers of poorly calibrated pattern recognition in biblical study. Within this video, I mention ‘The Pyramid and the Garden’ by Scott Alexander:…
Is The Samaritan Woman Like Hagar And Other Such Questions
Mar 1, 2019 • 16 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sTrxIjZ4q4 Today’s question: “The story of Hagar found in Genesis 16 reminds me of the Samaritan woman in John 4. Both accounts involve a woman who is (in some sense) cast out from the Abrahamic…
Joanna The Wife Of Chuza
Feb 28, 2019 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAOYqjZv0SM Today’s question: “Is there more significance than immediately meets the eye in the reference to ‘Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager’ becoming a follower of Jesus in Luke…
The Test Of Jealousy
Feb 22, 2019 • 18 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhIFNHORCg8 Today’s question: “How should we interpret the water of bitterness in the ordeal for adultery in Numbers chapter 5? Is this some sort of a miracle on demand? If not, how much of an idea can…
Angela Nagle, Kill All Normies
Feb 21, 2019 • 66 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5BzYmTCzus Today I review Angela Nagle’s book ‘Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right’ - https://amzn.to/2XgBGg1 Here is the article on Walter White as…
Why Doesn’t Eleazar Die In The Wilderness?
Feb 20, 2019 • 5 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S7a94k4RRo Today’s question: “What does the entrance of Aaron’s son Eleazar into the promised land say about the curse upon the generation which rebelled at the edge of the promised land? We see him in…
Levirate Marriage
Feb 19, 2019 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yRMKikJ23c Today’s question: “What were the purposes of levirate marriage? I can see that it would help to provide for widows, but its described purposes appear to go beyond that. In our culture, if a…
The Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil And The Image Of God
Feb 17, 2019 • 15 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7_dHz37ZQY Today’s question: “In your video “Created in the Image of the Angels” you say that humans were supposed to grow into the Image of God, but don’t discuss how this relates to the verse you…
Human Sacrifice And Divine Wrath In 2 Kings 3
Feb 16, 2019 • 15 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VxTeX0JNYA Today’s question: “I was reading 2 Kings 3 which discusses the war with Moab, and I was struck by how the story ends - Elisha seems to prophesy success, at least he counsels engagement,…
Numbering The Tribes
Feb 15, 2019 • 6 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEvanVRuyl8 Today’s question: “Could you clarify for lay readers of the Bible (who might be getting confused or forgetting things from one book to another) by giving an overview of how the tribes of…
How Do We Apply Paul’s Teaching To Jews As Twenty-First Century Gentiles?
Feb 14, 2019 • 16 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEgd4soKOKY Today’s question: “How should Gentile Christians situate themselves when listening to the New Testament’s many sections which were originally directed towards Jewish Christians, but seem now…
How Should We Introduce Evangelicals To Liturgy?
Feb 13, 2019 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdJcl_O1PXo Today’s question: “I have been following the resurgence of interest in ancient liturgies and have read your two part article on Theopolis as well as several podcasts where you speak about…
Women And The Image Of God
Feb 12, 2019 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfEwziqc2j8 If the image of God concept is particularly associated with men, what about women? Follow up to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbz7buWNIIY My blog for my podcasts and videos is…
Created In The Image Of The Angels?
Feb 11, 2019 • 32 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbz7buWNIIY Today I discuss the meaning of the first person plurals in Genesis 1:26 and how this might give us a more developed understanding of the image of God. For more on the issues I discuss here,…
Is The Parable Of The Sower About Israel?
Feb 10, 2019 • 7 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWcAzPhk2MI Today’s question: “What credence is there to looking at the parable of the sower (Mt 13, Mk 4, Lk 8) as Jesus’ comment on the nation of Israel, not as a parable about the condition of an…
Creation Days In John’s Gospel
Feb 9, 2019 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMNhTfLjGc8 Today’s question: “What are we to make of the echoes of Genesis 1-2:3 in John 1-2:11? Is there any correlation between the days in Genesis and the days in John?” My blog for my podcasts and…
Understanding Jordan Peterson (Christ Church Anglican, South Bend, IN)
Feb 6, 2019 • 95 min
A talk in which I introduce the work of Jordan Peterson, delivered at Christ Church Anglican, South Bend, IN (http://www.christchurchsb.org) on January 31st, 2019.
The Twelfth Day Of Christmas: The Forerunner In The Wilderness
Jan 5, 2019 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYiH8fxKJU0 Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this twelfth and final video I discuss echoes of the…
The Eleventh Day Of Christmas: Angels And Shepherds
Jan 4, 2019 • 7 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_RdECIv-v4 Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this eleventh video I discuss the angels’ appearance…
The Tenth Day Of Christmas: Balaam And The Magi
Jan 3, 2019 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdAl8GE7oVk Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this tenth video I discuss connections between the…
The Ninth Day Of Christmas: Foreigners In Search Of Wisdom
Jan 2, 2019 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnggPP4Cq8I Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this ninth video I discuss connections between the…
The Eighth Day Of Christmas: Pharaoh And The Magicians
Jan 1, 2019 • 7 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxX0yjp5fuI Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this eighth video I discuss the court of Herod and…
The Seventh Day Of Christmas: Herod The Wronged Villain
Dec 31, 2018 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf5WuduOwTk Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this seventh video I discuss the villain of the…
The Sixth Day Of Christmas: Joseph The Dreamer
Dec 30, 2018 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jC4AEdpYF0 Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this sixth video I focus on the character of Joseph…
The Fifth Day Of Christmas: Rachel, Desolate And Restored
Dec 29, 2018 • 13 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb6bIx9iij8 Over the Christmas period, I am posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this fifth video I reveal the character of Rachel…
The Fourth Day Of Christmas: Two Presentations In The Temple
Dec 28, 2018 • 15 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuS3uwa5FXA Over the Christmas period, I will be posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this fourth video I discuss the connection…
The Third Day Of Christmas: Luke’s Two Pentecosts
Dec 27, 2018 • 8 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdypFrRF_yo Over the Christmas period, I will be posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this third video I discuss the connections…
The Second Day Of Christmas: Samuel In Luke
Dec 26, 2018 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cnuIFFzfEY Merry Christmas! Over the Christmas period, I will be posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. In this second video I discuss…
The First Day Of Christmas: Twin Nativities
Dec 25, 2018 • 6 min
Merry Christmas! Over the Christmas period, I will be posting videos exploring biblical echoes and symmetries in the stories of the nativity in the gospels. This first video explores some connections between Christ’s birth and his death and resurrection.…
The Bumper Hundredth Q&A Episode
Dec 20, 2018 • 61 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tUmcouYvwI My blog for my podcasts and videos is found here: https://adversariapodcast.com/. If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account: https://curiouscat.me/zugzwanged.…
Paul Maxwell On Masculinity Revisited
Dec 19, 2018 • 47 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOLivfy46pg I’ve been asked to give thoughts on this video/article by Paul Maxwell on evangelicalism and masculinity: https://selfwire.org/article/evangelical-culture-beta-culture. I have previously…
Should We Sing Happy Birthday To Jesus At Christmas? (#QTWTAIN)
Dec 18, 2018 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbbM_V_TlJM Today’s question: “I recently ran into a new (to me?) liturgical trend that seems to be suddenly ubiquitous, and that, at least initially caught me somewhat flat footed: Celebrating…
How Did I Change My Mind On Infant Baptism?
Dec 11, 2018 • 28 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl_6tyR6kVc Today’s question: “As you have shared in several places, you came from a Reformed Baptist theological background and later moved to an Anglican setting. I am in a similar situation where…
Election In Ephesians 1
Dec 9, 2018 • 15 min
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMtVTYF1kbo Today’s question: “Trying to understand Eph. 1 and was wondering if you could help. Paul seems to be addressing the visible/historical church in Ephesus. If my assumption is right then he is…
Must The Pastor Be A Gifted Theologian?
Dec 8, 2018 • 14 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djo5reelmbU Today’s question: “What do you think the relationship is between depth of theological understanding and being a good pastor? Is it a straight one to one correlation? Other things being…
What They Didnt Teach Me In My Formal Theological Education
Dec 7, 2018 • 16 min
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l6XuybQrwc Today’s question: “You mentioned in a video about training that key parts of your theological knowledge/training you had to work on yourself in your own time as they weren’t addressed in the…
Theological Training
Dec 6, 2018 • 16 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bdB1opVnJA Today’s question: “After your thread on Twitter RE: theological training, and given that you’re currently back in the UK, could you share with us what you think the best avenues for…
Responding To Criticisms Of Echoes Of Exodus
Dec 5, 2018 • 34 min
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bxmue38eb8 Today’s question: “Could you respond to some of the criticisms raised by this review of Echoes of Exodus?…
The Trinity In The OT, The Faith Of OT Believers, The Angel Of The Lord
Nov 6, 2018 • 18 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFV4eQ-JC2Y Today’s question: “A number of years ago there was a lot of debate in certain circles in the UK revolving around these topics: the degree to which Christ/the Trinity is explicitly present in…
Legal And Natural Consequences Of Sin
Nov 5, 2018 • 21 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FWOubmnlH4. Today’s question: “What is your understanding of the legal and natural consequences of sin? Should we separate the two? Is there any difference between God’s judgement/wrath and the natural…
Man, Woman, Deception And Authority In 1 Timothy 2
Nov 4, 2018 • 33 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07_xrK0qkP0. Today’s question: “How do we explain 1 Timothy 2:14? On the one hand it appears to have a novel idea that Adam was not deceived in the fall. While on the other it appears to ground the…
Call No Man Father, Castor And Pollux, And Contraception
Nov 3, 2018 • 30 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwLrTLiY9ks. Today’s questions: “1.) How can Paul call Timothy his “true child in the Faith” (1 Tim 1:2; cf. 1 Cor 4:17, 2 Tim 1:2) when Jesus forbids calling anyone Father besides God (Matt 23:9)? I’m…
The Church And The Natural Family
Nov 2, 2018 • 32 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYKbPBajTkY. Today’s question: “In the past two episodes of “Mere Fidelity” there was an underlying issue which was touched on, but not fully discussed. That is the relationship between the biological…
Jairus’ Daughter And The Woman With The Issue Of Blood
Nov 1, 2018 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSRztj49t2w. Today’s question: “What’s going on with the story of the healing of Jairus’ daughter and the woman who touches the hem of Jesus’ garment? I know there are similarities between the two, but…
The Cherubic Faces Of Solomon’s Water Chariots
Oct 31, 2018 • 4 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyeoajZdyB0. Today’s question: “Why are the stands and basins of the Solomonic temple decorated with bulls, lions and cherubim? The bulls have sacrificial associations, the lions - kingly, and the…
Being Born Again, Baptism, And The Subjective And Objective Work Of The Spirit
Oct 30, 2018 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5tHqQKF4Ek. Today’s questions: 1. “What is your understanding of what regeneration, being born again, and the new birth mean in Scripture? And how do common contemporary Christian understandings align…
Peter Leithart And Me On Baptismal Efficacy: Do We Disagree?
Oct 29, 2018 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9onLlMULTw. Today’s question: “I just finished Leithart’s The Priesthood of the Plebs. It was one of the most stimulating books I have read in a long, long time. I also have recently watched some of…
Richard Rohr On Scripture
Oct 28, 2018 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHA9SwnZo84. Today’s question: “I came across this post from Richard Rohr on how Jesus interpreted scripture (https://cac.org/jesus-interpreted-scripture-2017-01-10/). Here is a quote from the post:…
Singles Adopting
Oct 27, 2018 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBrSPbQVS8A. Today’s question: “I am curious about your thoughts regarding the growing trend of singles in the church adopting children. More specifically- is the Biblical prohibition of sexual…
Is There Meaning To Be Found In The Ordering Of The Books Of The Bible?
Oct 26, 2018 • 24 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSL9A9MmjsM. Today’s question: “Do you think there is meaning to be found in the ordering of the books of the Bible?” Within the video. I reference James Jordan’s discussion of the ordering of the Old…
Meredith Kline, ‘Images Of The Spirit’
Oct 25, 2018 • 40 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTgNSed-O1A. Today I discuss Meredith Kline’s superb little book, ‘Images of the Spirit’ ( https://amzn.to/2EMKplc ). If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account:…
Baptism and the Body (Talk Delivered at L’Abri UK, 26th May 2017)
Oct 25, 2018 • 95 min
I discuss what Baptism can teach us about our bodies. See this booklet for a more detailed treatment of the subject (https://alastairadversaria.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/baptism-and-the-body.pdf). Delivered at L’Abri UK (www.labri.org/england/).
Was Cain Really Supposed To Be His Brother’s Keeper?
Oct 24, 2018 • 5 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11ZhC-WPQHE. Today’s question: “You referred in a recent lectionary talk with Peter Leithart to “being our brother’s keeper.” What is your understanding of the ethical meaning of a “keeper” biblically…
Echoes Of Exodus In The Great Commission?
Oct 23, 2018 • 15 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ssQccn_QK4. Today’s question: “Do you see any parallels between the great commission and the exodus? I don’t want to get Echo-crazy. Just from a surface level, there some to be some connections:…
Elisha And The She-Bears
Oct 22, 2018 • 26 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT3iiHC88J8. Today I discuss the troubling passage at the end of 2 Kings 2, where forty-two are killed after ridiculing the prophet Elisha. This discussion was prompted by Jonathan Pageau’s discussion…
How Do You Find Real Life Theological Conversation Partners?
Oct 21, 2018 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=801vWckWuxo. Today’s question: “How do you find real-life theological conversation partners? The theological and biblical conversations which I find stimulating and important are of no interest to the…
Why Was Jesus Baptized?
Oct 20, 2018 • 17 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-XnQZhbfSo. Today’s question: “Why did Jesus have to be baptized? Was Jesus’ baptism a baptism of repentance?” Within my discussion I reference Peter Leithart’s book ‘The Priesthood of the Plebs’:…
Beatitudes And Woes
Oct 19, 2018 • 13 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pGpTs4_7T8. Today’s question: “In your video on the Sermon on the Mount you mentioned a parallel between the Beatitudes and the Woes of Matthew 23. Could you elaborate on this?” To read more about the…
Did Jesus Address His Disciples Or The Multitudes In The Sermon On The Mount?
Oct 18, 2018 • 6 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG0Aa44L5uU. Today’s question: “Did Jesus preach the Sermon on the Mount to his disciples (Matt 5:1) or to the large crowd (Matt 7:28)?” If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat…
Were Rebekah And Jacob Justified In Deceiving Isaac?
Oct 17, 2018 • 18 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX5R-unRkiI. Today’s question: “Having read Jordan’s “Primeval saints” I find that he interprets the life of Jacob through a different lens from a more recent reformation reading. Specifically in the…
Request For Your Feedback!
Oct 16, 2018 • 4 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUrhTkZ1Few. If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account: https://curiouscat.me/zugzwanged. If you have enjoyed these talks, please tell your friends and consider supporting…
Moving Mountains
Oct 15, 2018 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYR0bDy6New. Today’s question: “What is your interpretation of Jesus’ sayings about the prayers of believers “moving mountains”?” Within my discussion I reference N.T. Wright’s interpretation from…
The Mark Of The Beast!!
Oct 14, 2018 • 40 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPWp14M89nQ. Today’s question: “What does the mark of the beast in Revelation refer to historically?” Within my discussion, I reference Peter Leithart’s Revelation commentary (https://amzn.to/2CIoERy…
Reading Revelation
Oct 13, 2018 • 23 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFdugE4SXMk. Today’s question: “There seem to be a number of different overall approaches to interpreting the book of Revelation. Can you briefly explain what each of these are and then share your own…
Virtue in a Virtual Society(Talk Delivered at L’Abri UK, 5th October 2018)
Oct 13, 2018 • 103 min
I explore the manner in which we are shaped by social media in our formation of identity in the contemporary world. Delivered at L’Abri UK (http://www.labri.org/england/).
1 Corinthians 14 And Women’s Silence In Church
Oct 12, 2018 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJL5ZQnOoo. Today’s question: “I have a friend who is from a non-religious background who is interested in Christianity and is reading the bible for the first time. She asked me to explain 1…
Yoram Hazony, ‘The Virtue Of Nationalism’
Oct 11, 2018 • 74 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXboN0esVkM. Today I discuss Yoram Hazony’s stimulating new release, ‘The Virtue of Nationalism’: https://amzn.to/2pKTTmm. If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account:…
Did Jephthah Kill His Daughter?
Oct 9, 2018 • 27 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YinMlbblZg. Today’s question: “Jephthah? Human sacrifice or something else?” For more on this question, see John Barach’s lectures on Joshua, Judges, and Ruth:…
Should Christians Be Friends With Non-Christians?
Oct 8, 2018 • 16 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co_VebBknC0. Today’s question: “What is your opinion on close-knit churches that teach members to not become close friends with outsiders/heathens? They teach to be courteous and you can have friendly…
Is The Elect Lady Of 2 John A Woman Pastor?
Oct 7, 2018 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtOx4bK9CHg. Today’s question: “Could the “elect lady” of 2 John be a woman pastor/elder? http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2018/09/10/woman-pastor-named-in-the-new-testament/” If you have any…
Did The Scriptural Authors Intend Their Figural Meanings?
Oct 4, 2018 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMir7wbMYDQ. Today’s question: “I’m wondering to what degree you believe that the original authors of the text(s) were deliberately employing [analogies, types, themes, metaphors, “word pictures”,…
Michael McClymond & Gerald McDermott, ‘The Theology Of Jonathan Edwards’
Oct 3, 2018 • 53 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_8l8exicRQ. Within this video, I review Michael McClymond and Gerald McDermott’s superb book, ‘The Theology of Jonathan Edwards’: https://amzn.to/2yaXVsb. If you have any questions, you can leave them…
How Should We Understand The Weird Circumstances Around The Circumcision Of Gershom?
Oct 2, 2018 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pb0RJqm1Y0. Today’s question: “What is happening in Exodus 4 where the Lord seeks Moses’ life, but Zipporah circumcises Gershom and touches Moses’ feet with the foreskin to make him a “bridegroom of…
Why Did Satan Enter Into Judas To Betray Jesus If He Knew The Cross Would Defeat Him?
Oct 1, 2018 • 7 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tme3J4jjgM Today’s question: “How should we understand Satan entering into Judas and his ensuing plan to betray Jesus (Luke 22:3-6)? The wilderness temptations, the rebuke of Peter (Matt. 16:21-23),…
Thinking Well About Our Disagreements
Sep 30, 2018 • 31 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGwsBlhCQmw. Today’s question asks about ways that we should think about our disagreements in the Church. I reference my discussion on the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel:…
What’s The Deal With The Weird Healing Pool In John 5?
Sep 29, 2018 • 24 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psIwlOvpF88. Today’s question: “What’s going on in John 5 with the pool at Bethsaida? Was there a magical healing pool? Does Jesus sanction this healing method? If Jesus didn’t sanction this pool, why…
Wittgenstein And Baptism
Sep 28, 2018 • 31 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgf2pUmq6ok. Today’s question: “What do philosophers like Wittgenstein and Rorty have to teach us about baptism and meaning?” If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account:…
More On My Writing And Reading Habits
Sep 27, 2018 • 23 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CixfxvZ1D44. Today I answer a couple of questions following on from my previous video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsmZBUscO9U), about my reading and writing practices. If you have any questions,…
My Library And Reading Habits
Sep 26, 2018 • 23 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsmZBUscO9U. Today I respond to a questioner asking for a tour of my bookshelves. You don’t get the tour (sorry!), but I do share a bit about my library and reading habits. Some of the books that I…
Gender Segregation?
Sep 25, 2018 • 36 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-V4ft82IgA. Today’s question: “In relation to your “Paul Maxwell on Masculinity” video, I definitely have observed the beneficial impact that working together seems to have on men. However, you suggest…
Paul Maxwell On Masculinity
Sep 24, 2018 • 51 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMXIWH_axL4. Today I am giving my thoughts on Paul Maxwell’s discussion of masculinity here: https://selfwire.org/article/crisis-masculinity-postmodern-age. If you have any questions, you can leave them…
More On Two Kingdoms
Sep 23, 2018 • 39 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BtFh5dxpLs. Responding to questions raised about this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKXN318EZ-g. Brad Littlejohn, ‘The Two Kingdoms: A Guide for the Perplexed’ - https://amzn.to/2MRufFH.…
The Two Kingdoms
Sep 22, 2018 • 46 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKXN318EZ-g. Today’s question: “Could you say more about the Two Kingdoms theology—especially how it need not fall back into a narrow pietism?” Brad Littlejohn, ‘The Two Kingdoms: A Guide for the…
Echoes Of The Eucharist?
Sep 21, 2018 • 18 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecS09iam1Mo. Today’s question: “What would be a text that you would go to demonstrate the multifaceted elements of the Eucharist? Can you recommend any books or resources that explore the many symbolic…
Does Baptism Save Us?
Sep 20, 2018 • 16 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcRrSinoggs. Today’s question: “In Q&A#46, you seem to say that baptism (with water) is necessary for salvation. Am I interpreting your perspective correctly, and if so, what do you think about the man…
Ten Stimulating Bible-Related Books
Sep 19, 2018 • 9 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbeBPcYKIBk. Today’s question: “What are the ten most stimulating Bible-related books that you have read?” 1. James B. Jordan, ‘Through New Eyes’ - https://amzn.to/2plfUrN 2. Meredith Kline, ‘Images of…
Matthieu Pageau’s ‘The Language Of Creation’
Sep 18, 2018 • 59 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfJ5x-i4OiY. This is a summary and discussion of Matthieu Pageau’s ‘The Language of Creation: Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis’ - https://amzn.to/2NkGxMa. If you have any questions, you can leave them on my…
Is Abortion To Be Solved By Controlling Male Sexual Behaviour?
Sep 16, 2018 • 69 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HnOJ_J5zb8. This video is a response to a widely-shared, much discussed, and controversial Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/i/moments/1040468130433097728. Within the discussion, I reference a few…
Appeals To Natural Law And Scripture And The Effectiveness Of Jordan Peterson
Sep 15, 2018 • 40 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDY3iyZFX5s. Today’s question: “I guess I’m intrigued about a couple of things. First, do you really think it’s the case that there is actually any kind of moral consensus in principle among people? The…
The Story Of Cain And Abel
Sep 14, 2018 • 49 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHwjyUNueQ0. Today’s question: “I was wondering if you would comment on the Cain and Abel story and possibly develop some of the symbols, foreshadowings, etc. It is a rich passage that I would love to…
To What Extent Should We Approach Scripture With Completely Open Minds?
Sep 13, 2018 • 23 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6tyTwFntmw. Today’s question: “Should we come to the text with completely open minds, or should we hold some ideas and convictions with certainty? This may be a poor example to help illustrate my…
What Does Baptism Do For A Person?
Sep 12, 2018 • 20 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD1g9k-Oj6g. Today’s question: “What does baptism do for a person?” If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account: https://curiouscat.me/zugzwanged. If you have enjoyed these…
Paedocommunion?
Sep 11, 2018 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY41SBE0KbE. Today’s question: “Do you hold to paedocommunion? If so, how would you reconcile this with Paul’s warning in 1 Cor 11:29, and that chapter more generally?” If you have any questions, you…
Thoughts On The Social Justice Statement
Sep 10, 2018 • 69 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzN04Danjas. Today, in response to a number of requests, I am giving some of my thoughts on the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel: https://statementonsocialjustice.com/. If you have any…
How Should We Understand Formal Leadership Within The Church?
Sep 9, 2018 • 30 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQyhXvnI2IE. Today’s question: “What is “ordained”, formal, leadership in the Church? How do you understand the NT’s “episkopoi” and “diakonoi”? What is the connection between these…
John Hughes ‘The End Of Work - Theological Critiques Of Capitalism’
Sep 8, 2018 • 82 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piutpjYTDsU Within this video, I discuss John Hughes’ exceedingly stimulating book, ‘The End of Work’. I highly recommend that you get your hands on a copy: https://amzn.to/2wVyjPk If you would…
What Is The Case Against Women’s Ordination?
Sep 7, 2018 • 21 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN1QAwp5Tck. Today’s question: “How would you summarize the argument against the ordination of women?” If you found this video interesting, you might be interested in the videos from the recent THINK…
Are Young Elders A Contradiction In Terms?
Sep 6, 2018 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ca6ucE_NE. Today’s question: “What are your thoughts on ‘young elders’ in the church? Is there an age restriction for the office of elder?” If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious…
Why Is The Tribe Of Dan Excluded In Revelation 7?
Sep 5, 2018 • 13 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cUB0AagCBQ. Today’s question: “Why is the tribe of Dan excluded in Revelation 7’s list of Israel?” If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious Cat account:…
Should We Be Using The Lectionary?
Sep 4, 2018 • 11 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtkLUgyL2-k. Today’s question: “Do you commend the use of a lectionary for preaching? If so, what advantages does this approach have over preaching through whole books of the Bible? How should we think…
What Does Jesus’ Abstention From Wine Mean?
Sep 3, 2018 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8nz5_J8ULc. Today’s question: “Does Christ’s abstention from wine until the consummation of the Kingdom have any connection to Lemuel’s mother’s counsel in Proverbs 31 regarding the kingly use of…
Bumper Q&A Episode!!
Sep 2, 2018 • 18 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCl_CafgQ7c Today’s questions: 1. Does the Scripture teach that the Holy Spirit indwells believers individually or corporately? 2. What do you think about ghosts, UFOs, bigfoot, etc? 3. You mentioned…
Was Israel Wrong To Ask For A King?
Sep 1, 2018 • 9 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9vk5FFWKmo. Today’s question: “Was it a sin for Israel to ask for a king? 1 Sam 8 makes it seem so. But then Deut 17 seemingly gives permission for Israel to ask for a king. How should we think about…
Was Jesus A Fruitful Eunuch?
Aug 31, 2018 • 13 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqolKYITfNY. Today’s question: “Some have described Christ as a sort of “fruitful eunuch.” Others have pointed out that he in fact has a bride. While these would be mutually exclusive in a literal…
Should We Read The Story Of David And Goliath Primarily As An Underdog Narrative?
Aug 30, 2018 • 10 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWkg47uNmBE. Today’s question: “Was David’s victory over Goliath a miracle? Was he really an underdog or was this a case of misperception as to who was the favorite? We know it is not uncommon for…
Why Are There So Many ‘Binitarian’ Formulations In The NT?
Aug 29, 2018 • 13 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWNYvUEm7TQ. Today’s question: “Why are so many references to God in the NT binitarian (Father and Son) rather than trinitarian (Father, Son and Spirit)? I’m thinking of Paul’s greetings, Stephen’s…
Should The Lord’s Supper Have A Sombre Tone?
Aug 28, 2018 • 8 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmF3Lducgqg. Today’s question: “I am wondering about your take on whether the Lord’s supper should be a somber event of introspection or a joyous meal of celebration. My understanding is that throughout…
How Does Proverbs Fit In With The Rest Of The OT?
Aug 27, 2018 • 14 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ8YWhnwvO4. Today’s question: “How does the book of Proverbs fit in with the rest of the OT? It seems so general and universal, and hardly draws upon Israel’s particular covenant history. It rarely if…
Is The Widow With The Two Mites A Positive Example Of Sacrificial Giving?
Aug 8, 2018 • 25 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-KLJ2CE4SQ. Today’s question: “The story of the widow and her two mites (Luke 21:1-4) is often used to commend sacrificial giving. However, the immediate context contains Jesus condemning the Scribes…
How Can Peter Describe False Teachers As Having Been ‘Bought’ By Christ?
Aug 7, 2018 • 14 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLbDKrTGu8s. Today’s question: “Why does Peter say that the Lord “bought” false teachers in 2 Peter 2:1? How can Christ be said to have “purchased” or “bought” those who are unsaved?” If you have any…
What Are The Benefits And Dangers Of Bible Software?
Aug 6, 2018 • 19 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZF50V1hkNE. Today’s question: “Do you use any Bible software (e.g., Logos) to support your studies? Do you have any thoughts on how they might help or hinder our study and perception of the written…
What Does It Mean To Call Marriage A Natural Institution?
Aug 5, 2018 • 22 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAcEUxHYKTs. Today’s question: “If marriage is a pre-political institution then none of the measures laid down by the state (e.g. registration, marriage certificates etc.) make a marriage legitimate in…
Does New Creation Undermine Natural Law?
Aug 4, 2018 • 22 min
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgTRjHYmsbc. Today’s question: “What implications does the promise of new creation have for Christian ethics? Specifically does new creation undermine natural law ethics since we are now to orientate our…
Are We Living In The Last Days?
Aug 3, 2018 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zJTGv6EzOs. Today’s question: “How should we understand the description of bad behavior in the “Last Days” in 2 Timothy 3? For one, isn’t the list of sinfulness characteristic of a great many ages and…
How Should We Understand The People Who Fall Away In Hebrews 6?
Aug 2, 2018 • 20 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ph0YsFj_U0. Today’s question: “How do we properly understand what Hebrews 6 refers to as those who “fall away” and the impossibility of their redemption?” If you have any questions, you can leave them…
Why Doesn’t Paul Say More About Evangelism?
Aug 1, 2018 • 29 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l70xh0GKeq4. Today’s question: “Given that Paul is the most prominent evangelist / church planter in the Bible, why are exhortations to evangelize seemingly so rare in his work? In many parts of the…
Why Does Figural Preaching Matter?
Jul 31, 2018 • 25 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2tH6D8Jwlo. Today’s question: “I would like to ask a two-part question: (a) could you give a defense from the Scripture for figural preaching and typological reading; (b) how would you respond to the…
Seeing The Transfigured Word (Talk Delivered at L’Abri UK, 6th July 2018)
Jul 31, 2018 • 93 min
I explore the event of the Transfiguration, suggesting that it offers us illuminating insight into how we ought to understand Scripture.
What To Make Of The Curious Numbers Of Acts?
Jul 30, 2018 • 12 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsu2gWfPwkI. Today’s question: “What is the significance of the book of Acts recording the number of people being saved (3000 in Acts 2, 5000 in Acts 4)?” If you have any questions, you can leave them…
Why Did The Gadarene Villagers Ask Jesus To Leave?
Jul 29, 2018 • 15 min
Watch the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPSCiWn1MW8. Today’s question: “Why did the inhabitants of the Gadarene village ask Jesus to leave after he healed the demoniac?” If you have any questions, you can leave them on my Curious…
Tips For Reading Your Bible Better
Jul 28, 2018 • 51 min
Watch the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwud7h4mrrk. Today’s questions: “How do you go about noticing intertextual links? Is is mostly intuitive based on large exposure to the Bible? Do you do particular searches? Is it just…
What Is Paul’s Allegory Of Sarah And Hagar About?
Jul 27, 2018 • 40 min
Original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiH2kjBc7Eo Today’s question: “Why does Paul say that Sarah and Hagar represent two covenants in Galatians 4:21-31? Where can we see this reality in the Old Testament?” James Jordan’s articles on the…
What Does Jesus Mean When He Speaks About Being Born Again?
Jul 26, 2018 • 21 min
The original video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ZPbFg-X8U. Today’s question: “What’s your reading of the Nicodemus story in John 3? Why does Jesus tell him that he must be born again, and what does that mean?” If you have any questions, you…
Why Is Lot Called Righteous When He Offered His Daughters To The Men Of Sodom?
Jul 25, 2018 • 21 min
Watch the original video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rR1d23S9M4. Today’s Question: “How are we to interpret Lot’s offering of his two virgin daughters to the men of Sodom when they surround his house and demand that he brings out his guests so…
What Should We Make Of Jeremiah’s Prophecy Of A New Covenant?
Jul 24, 2018 • 44 min
Audio from the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5OihCdnvEA. Today’s Question: “As a paedobaptist, I am curious how would you respond to the credobaptist argument from the nature of the new covenant as described in Jer 31:31–34. They argue that…
How Do We Reconcile The Differing Accounts Of Judas’ Death
Jul 23, 2018 • 30 min
How Do We Reconcile The Differing Accounts Of Judas’ Death by Alastair Roberts
The Meaning Of Rachel’s Tears In Matthew 2
Jul 23, 2018 • 29 min
The Meaning Of Rachel’s Tears In Matthew 2 by Alastair Roberts
A Must-Read Book!
Jul 23, 2018 • 14 min
A Must-Read Book! by Alastair Roberts
What Should We Make Of The Sign Gifts
Jul 23, 2018 • 26 min
What Should We Make Of The Sign Gifts by Alastair Roberts
Unravelling The Mysteries Of The Book Of Esther
Jul 23, 2018 • 35 min
Unravelling The Mysteries Of The Book Of Esther by Alastair Roberts
The Significance Of Melchizedek
Jul 23, 2018 • 20 min
The Significance Of Melchizedek by Alastair Roberts
Is Ecclesiastes Nihilistic?
Jul 23, 2018 • 16 min
Is Ecclesiastes Nihilistic? by Alastair Roberts
Looking For Supporters For More Regular Videos!
Jul 23, 2018 • 4 min
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The Chronology Of Genesis 38
Jul 23, 2018 • 21 min
The Chronology Of Genesis 38 by Alastair Roberts
Ruth The Moabitess And The Moabite Women Of Nehemiah
Jul 23, 2018 • 24 min
Ruth The Moabitess And The Moabite Women Of Nehemiah by Alastair Roberts
Trinity And Modalism
Jul 23, 2018 • 26 min
Trinity And Modalism by Alastair Roberts
Exegesis, Authorial Intention, And Typology
Jul 23, 2018 • 30 min
Exegesis, Authorial Intention, And Typology by Alastair Roberts
The Threefold Personhood Of God
Jul 23, 2018 • 23 min
The Threefold Personhood Of God by Alastair Roberts
A Biblical Theology Of The Household
Jul 23, 2018 • 27 min
A Biblical Theology Of The Household by Alastair Roberts
Why Is It The Man Rather Than The Woman Who Leaves Father And Mother?
Jul 23, 2018 • 19 min
Why Is It The Man Rather Than The Woman Who Leaves Father And Mother? by Alastair Roberts
Jesus And Jacob At Peniel
Jul 23, 2018 • 11 min
Jesus And Jacob At Peniel by Alastair Roberts
Is Peter The Rock On Which Christ’s Church Is Built?
Jul 23, 2018 • 30 min
Is Peter The Rock On Which Christ’s Church Is Built? by Alastair Roberts
Priest, King, And Prophet
Jul 23, 2018 • 28 min
Priest, King, And Prophet by Alastair Roberts
Acts 12 And The Resurrection And Exodus Of Peter
Jul 23, 2018 • 31 min
Acts 12 And The Resurrection And Exodus Of Peter by Alastair Roberts
Jesus As The Greater Ezekiel
Jul 23, 2018 • 42 min
Jesus As The Greater Ezekiel by Alastair Roberts