Election and Messianism in Malachi

In previous episodes of the Naked Bible Podcast, Mike and I spent a lot of time observing how the Old Testament builds a “messianic profile.” It’s important for readers of the New Testament to have a working knowledge of that profile because it aids in understanding how, exactly, Jesus of Nazareth brings the biblical story…

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“The Messiahs in Daniel 9”

In this episode of The Naked Bible Podcast, Mike and I return to the book of Daniel. This time we explore Daniel 9, which contains a passage where the word “messiah” (“anointed one”) is used a couple times, along with the verb “to anoint.” Are these prophecies about Jesus? How does this passage contribute to…

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The Son of Man in Daniel 7

In this episode of The Naked Bible Podcast, Mike and I talk about “the Son of Man” in Daniel 7. Here’s the description of the episode, followed by a link where you can listen: In the previous episodes with Dr. Matt Halsted, we discussed how trying to articulate the Old Testament’s messiah merely by appeal…

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The Messianic Story, Part 3

In this episode of The Naked Bible Podcast, Mike and I discuss Isaiah’s “Servant” as it relates to the “messianic profile” that we’ve been observing in the Old Testament. Here’s the description: In the previous episodes with Dr. Matt Halsted, we discussed how trying to articulate the Old Testament’s messiah merely by appeal to passages…

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A Good Resource on Revelation

If you’re looking for good, accessible resources for understanding Revelation, Michael Gorman’s book would be among them. Its title captures our calling as Christians: We are to be responsible interpreters of the Bible. This is especially true for Revelation. Through the years, Revelation has often been subject to careless and irresponsible interpretations. (Some of the…

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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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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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