What really is the Bible?

One of the fundamental questions a Christian should ask is ‘What is the Bible?’ Continue reading “What really is the Bible?”

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Introducing the Psalms

I have recently been going through the Psalms and so far it has been absolutely brilliant. I am learning so many wonderful new things about the book. The folks over at The Bible Project have an excellent video presentation, intelligently summarising the entire book in a concise and insightful manner. Continue reading “Introducing the Psalms”

Honour and Shame in the cultural world of the New Testament

Continue reading “Honour and Shame in the cultural world of the New Testament”

The Jesus of Testimony

I read Jesus and the Eyewitnesses about 3 years ago and it was my first book on New Testament scholarship. It had fascinating arguments for the gospels being based on authentic eye witness accounts, ones even in my reasonably well-versed apologetics background, I had never heard before. Continue reading “The Jesus of Testimony”

Going Small

I have been interested in the house church movement for a long time even though I have not had the opportunity to actually experience one. In this wonderful interview Francis Chan talks about his journey from leaving a successful megachurch to pastor house church. He shows how small churches are a viable and biblical alternative. There is much to learn from this conversation. If you also belong to a house church I’d love to hear about your experience. Continue reading “Going Small”

The Women of Ephesus

I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. – 1 Timothy 2:11-12 ESV

1 Timothy 2:8-15 is one of the most controversial passages in the New Testament but is Paul simply expressing ancient, patriarchal culture that sought to suppress women? In the video below Dr. Gary Hoag explains how ancient context illuminates this passage of Scripture for us in rather surprising ways. Continue reading “The Women of Ephesus”

A Brief Intro to the Dead Sea Scrolls

70 years ago perhaps the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century was made and it has revolutionized how we understand the Bible ever since. However, very few Christians know about these findings. In this short clip below for the SeedBed YouTube series Old Testament professor, Dr. Brent Strawn gives us a concise introduction the history and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue reading “A Brief Intro to the Dead Sea Scrolls”