Episode 407: If a death row inmate’s death even hints at being the tiniest bit painful – LAWSUIT! Contrast this with Jesus who endures the worst imaginable suffering and death. So how is there victory in the death of Jesus? Tune in as I walk through the trauma & torture of the Son of God & what His death teaches us about suffering.
Question of the Day: Is capital punishment biblical?
Episode 395: One of the first, if not the first, Bible translations is also arguably the most important. The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) was translated into the Greek in approximately the 3rd century B.C. & is known as the Septuagint (LXX). What is the story behind this translation & why is it so important? Tune in as we explore the interesting story behind this important work.
Episode 394: I cannot imagine how incredibly painful it would be to have my ear cut off. But it happened to a man named Malchus when he came to arrest Jesus. And Jesus restored him to wholeness. What do we learn from this miracle? Tune in as I discuss this miracle & what it means for us.
Today in Church History: Alexander Campbell was born (1788)
Episode 393: We continue the journey of how we got the Bible by exploring the formation of the Old Testament. What is the timeline for the writing of each book? How did these 39 books come together in a single volume? Tune in as I do my best to build the timeline & examine the process of canonization.
Episode 390: The Bible is an ancient book written by people from long ago in ancient languages. What were the languages used by Moses, for example? And what kinds of materials were used in the writing process? Tune in as I explore these questions & take another step in the journey of how we today have the Bible.
Episode 387: There are several different theories about how God breathed out His word. The question is: How did God preserve the personality & style of each writer while ensuring that what was written was exactly what He wanted written? I explore the different theories & then provide what I believe concerning how God inspired His word.
Episode 384: This episode begins to journey through the rich history of how we got the Bible in our language today. First, we need to lay some ground work concerning the nature of things, both physical & spiritual. This will orient us in our discussion of God’s providential care in ensure the survival of His word. Tune in as we explore important matters.
Today in Church History: or tomorrow, An earthquake shakes London about 2 pm as a synod, led by Archbishop William Courtnay, meets to condemn John Wycliffe for his efforts to reform the church (1382)
Episode 359: The archdiocese of Chicago is being sued by a homosexual man who was fired from his position as music director when he made known his engagement (and subsequent marriage) to his male partner. These are but the birthpangs of the consequences of the legalization of homosexual marriage in America as the dissenting justices warned. How shall we live when surrounded by such immorality? Tune in as we allow the Bible to explain how to be holy in an unholy world.
Episode 358: “Let love be genuine” (Romans 12.9). Such a simple command, but also a command which is rich with meaning & application. What does “sincere brotherly love” look like (1 Peter 1.22)? Tune in as I breakdown what genuine love for one another is.
Today in Church History: Anselm Defends Himself at Rockingham (1095)
Episode 357: A billion Catholics and now more & more Protestants are observing the Lenten season which is kicked off by Ash Wednesday. For an in-depth historical account of the development of Ash Wednesday & Lent see here. But why is is this holy day so popular and seemingly gaining in popularity? Tune I ponder this question and more.