What is the Bible?

I have read many books in my life, and many of them have had a tremendous impact on me. But none of them compare with this fascinating collection of texts that we call “the Bible.” Many people from all walks of life have found within its pages comfort, peace, and wisdom. From “In the beginning”…

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Video Resource: Hermeneutics (a brief introduction)

This video offers a brief introduction to hermeneutics with special attention given to biblical hermeneutics. I talk about a host of things: What is hermeneutics? What causes misunderstandings of the Bible? How should we read the Bible? I pray this video is encouraging to you!

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Video Resource: Isaiah, Part 2

Below is part 2 of a series of videos I recorded on Isaiah. This video explores one of the major themes in the book of Isaiah. I pray it’s encouraging to you!

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Video Resource: Isaiah, Part 1

As part of my video series on Old Testament prophetic literature, below is an introduction to the prophet Isaiah. In this video, I introduce Isaiah’s life, ministry, and important themes. I also chat briefly about the importance of placing Old Testament prophets (like Isaiah) within the larger story of Israel. Enjoy!

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“How Preaching is Usually Taught in Seminary”

My Doktorvater, Thorsten Moritz, posted a fun video today. To say the least, he offers thoughts worth considering! Here is the video, followed by its description: The most widespread method taught in seminaries to move from Bible text/Jesus story to Sunday sermon is called principlizing. You gain an anemic principle with clickbait potential at the…

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Introduction to Old Testament Prophetic Books, Part 3

In this video, I continue my introduction to the prophetic books of the Old Testament. You can find the first two videos here and here. In the third installment below, I offer personal reflections about how studying the prophets has helped me in my ministry and deepened my personal faith. I chat specifically about Isaiah,…

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Introduction to Old Testament Prophetic Books, Part 2

In this video, I continue my introduction to the prophetic books of the Old Testament. You can find the first video here. In this follow-up video, I offer thoughts on how to understand the nature of prophecy in the Old Testament—specifically as it relates to Jesus and the New Testament.

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Introduction to Old Testament Prophetic Books, Part 1

In this video below, I give a brief introduction to the prophetic literature of the Old Testament. I discuss briefly what a prophet was, as well as the the ways in which some scholars classify the OT prophets (e.g., “pre-classical” prophets and “classical” prophets). I also chat about the popular division of the prophetic books…

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Should Christians allow their children to believe in Santa Claus?

Every year around this time, the question of Santa Claus tends to come up. Families who seek to raise their children in the faith of Jesus Christ want to spend Christmas focusing on one thing: The arrival of the Savior. They want their children to dedicate their lives to King Jesus without compromise and with…

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