#25: Kingship in the OT: The Prophetic Hope

Though the “kingdom experiment” in the OT appears to end in failure, hope remains in the prophets and psalms. This is the final episode in a series on kingship in the OT.

#24: 10 Books We Recommend for 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we discuss our favourite reads this year.

#23: Kingship in the OT: The Southern Kingdom of Judah

The Southern Kingdom of Judah, though having a slightly better track record than Israel in the north with several righteous kings, also ends in exile. This is the fourth episode in a series on kingship in the OT.   The… Continue Reading →

#22: Kingship in the OT: The Northern Kingdom of Israel

The story of the Northern Kingdom of Israel is a tragedy with fractured dynasties, spiritual and moral apostasy, and exile. This is the third episode in a series on kingship in the OT.   Available at Amazon USA / UK

#21: Kingship in the OT: The United Monarchy

Did you know that only three kings ruled a united Israel? We discuss Saul, David, and Solomon. This episode is the second in a series on kingship in the OT. For additional insights on the rule of King Saul check… Continue Reading →

#20: Kingship in the OT: The Big Picture

We know about King David and other kings of the Bible. But did you know that you were created to be royalty? This episode is the first in a series on kingship in the OT.   T. Desmond Alexander’s book… Continue Reading →

#19: Micah (Interview with Stephen Dempster)

An Interview with Stephen Dempster on his excellent commentary on Micah in the Two Horizons series. We discuss how to better read Micah and why Dempster’s time in Cameroon helped him write the commentary.

#18: Character Studies in 1 and 2 Samuel

An Interview with Randy McCracken about his book “Family Portraits: Character Studies in 1 and 2 Samuel.”

#17: Flow of Thought

How do we understand the carefully constructed logic of the New Testament letters and avoid reading out of context?

#16: Gaps

Have you ever wondered why the Bible doesn’t tell us who Cain’s wife is, or why the Gospels give different lists of who came first to the tomb? Why do these gaps (and others) exist in the biblical narrative and… Continue Reading →

#15: Prosopological Exegesis (Interview with Matthew Bates)

Does the Old Testament record the very words of Jesus? In this special interview, I discuss prosopological exegesis with Matthew Bates.

#14: The Purposes of Romans

Knowing the purposes behind Paul’s letter to the Romans can be surprising and helpful for seeing just how practical and relevant it is.

#13: The Background to Romans

What do Emperor Claudius’ decree in AD49 and a mysterious figure called “Chrestus” have to do with Paul’s letter to the Romans?

#12: Typology

Becoming sensitive to the use of typology can really enhance one’s understanding of the Bible. Learn what typology is and isn’t, and how it can benefit your study.

#11: Chiasmus

Have you noticed that Scripture often repeats itself in reverse, creating a mirror image? This is known as a chiasm. Chiasmus are a tool the Biblical authors used regularly, and in this episode we discuss their importance.

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