How We Got the Bible – Formation of the Old Testament

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.

How We Got the Bible – Ancient Writing

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.

“It’s a Miracle!” – Temple Tax in a Fish’s Mouth

Episode 388: Who enjoys paying taxes? More than once Jesus was asked about paying taxes. Once He paid the temple tax with money from a fish’s mouth! What does Jesus getting money from a fish’s mouth have to do with us today? Tune in as I explore a rather strange miracle which contains a key element of the mind of Christ.

Today in Church History: Jonathan Edwards preaches “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

Question of the Day: If you’ve never been baptized does that mean you won’t go to heaven?

How We Got the Bible – Inspiration of the Scriptures

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.

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

Episode 386: Jesus is the Light of the World & those who come to Him walk in the light. Those who reject Him walk in darkness. The miracle in John 9 is yet another key demonstration of Jesus showing He is exactly who He claimed to be. Will those who have rejected His testimony recognize the work? Tune in as I walk us through John 9 and see what it means for us today.

Today in Church History: Baptism of Abdool Musseeh (Sheikh Salih) (1811)

Question of the Day: Why does it take so long for God to answer prayers?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Heals a Blind Man Twice

Episode 385: In Mark 8.22-26 Jesus heals a blind man twice – first, partially, then fully. What is going on here? Why does it take Jesus two touches to heal this man? Tune in as I walk through this text, look at the actual account, then discuss the significance of this miracle.

Today in Church History: John Wesley’s “heart strangely warmed” (1738)

Question of the Day: Why are so many young people leaving the church?

How We Got the Bible – Preface

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)

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Heals a Deaf Man

Episode 383: In this episode we take a look at one of the weirdest miracles we have seen so far: Jesus sticks His fingers in a man’s ears, then spits, & touches the man’s tongue presumably with His spit on finger. So what in the world is going here (Mark 7.31-37) and what does it mean for us? Tune in we walk through this miracle & better understand what it says about Jesus.

Today in Church History: Michelangelo begins work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

Question of the Day: How could the resurrected Jesus move through walls when He wasn’t a spirit?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Raises Jairus’ Daughter

Episode 380: A child has died. The parents are distraught. Friends & family members mourn. Then Jesus shows up & ruins the funeral. When Jesus raises the synagogue ruler Jairus’ daughter from the dead, He once again demonstrates He is Lord over life & death. Tune in as I walk through the several accounts found in Matthew, Mark, & Luke about when Jesus brought a little girl back from the dead.

Today in Church History: John Gill is ordained a Baptist pastor (1720)

Question of the Day: Can someone who has been baptized lose their salvation?

“It’s a Miracle!” – Jesus Casts Demons Into Pigs

Episode 379: The kind of demon possession we read about in Matthew 8.28-33, Mark 5.1-20, & Luke 8.26-39 is perhaps the worst case of identity theft ever. What is the story about & why is there such a difference in the parallel accounts? How do we explain away the alleged contradictions that seem to be in these various accounts? Tune in & explore this miracle in depth to work through these difficulties to learn how they are actually easily explained.

Today in Church History: Polycarp faces the fires for Christ (155)

Question of the Day: Can people be demon-possessed today?