The Second Land of the Bible! / İstanbul & Antioch

Posted: June 19, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 19 June 2024 Greetings from Syrian Antioch! We’re enjoying (immensely) the fellowship of the Antioch Seminar, as we retrace the route of Paul… Read More

Death and the Loss of Meaning

Posted: June 17, 2024

Death and the Loss of Meaning By Ewan C. Goligher MAY 13   READ IN APP   The desire for physician-assisted death should be understood as a cry of despair,… Read More

“Person of Interest” by J. Warner Wallace

Posted: June 13, 2024

STR Suggests: Person of Interest by J. Warner Wallace Can the truth about Jesus be uncovered–even without a body or a crime scene? Join cold-case detective and bestselling author J. Warner Wallace… Read More

Tumultuous Times / Key Links / Back to Turkey (Türkiye)

Posted: June 12, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM  with Douglas Jacoby 12 June 2024 Greetings from Lancashire—back from London and a successful session of AIM UK-Ireland, on Evidences & Evangelism. In addition to new… Read More

Atheism and Cultural Christianity

Posted: June 10, 2024

  Atheism and Cultural Christianity By Paul M. Gould JUN 9     READ IN APP   The notorious atheist Richard Dawkins has been making the rounds recently with his… Read More

Depression & Loved Ones / Conversation 17: Nadine Templer / AIM UK-I Evidences & Evangelism, + AIM US Biblical Truth

Posted: June 5, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 5 June 2024 Good morning from Dyffryn Ardudwy! No, that isn’t a typo, or secret code. It’s Welsh—one of the ancient languages of… Read More

“Jesus, Contradicted” – a new book by Mike Licona

Posted: June 4, 2024

Well, it’s done! The new book was released last Tuesday (May 28). As I’m writing this, it’s the #1 New Release in Christian Hermeneutics for Kindle and #1 New Release… Read More

The Book of Life: Am I In It—and Who Decides? / Great Quotes / I’d Like to Have an Argument, Please

Posted: May 29, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 29 May 2024 Good morning from Italy! We’re just finishing up our family vacation (Laglio and Florence)—and are about to fly back to… Read More

I Can’t See From Here, But He Can!

Posted: May 23, 2024

by John Teal It is possible that we are unable to see God’s entire path from where we begin the journey. So, he leads us to a new place, not… Read More

Better Dialogue, Disagreement, & Debate / God Hates Gay People? / Webinar

Posted: May 22, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 22 May 2024 Buon giorno da Laglio (Italia)! After a two-hour flight from Manchester we’re enjoying some time in Northern Italy—and catching our… Read More

How to Engage in Better Dialogue, Disagreement, and Debate

Posted: May 21, 2024

The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter By David Baggett APR 28, 2024 My wife and I recently listened to the eight-part podcast entitled “The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling,” hosted by Megan… Read More

Q&A 1659—Why Does God Hate Gay People!

Posted: May 16, 2024

Why does God hate gay people? Of course, he doesn’t at all. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Please watch Guy Hammond as he responds to this question. Click… Read More

10 Things You Should Know about the Fruit of the Spirit | Crossway Articles

Posted: May 15, 2024

by: Megan Hill, Melissa B. Kruger This article is part of the 10 Things You Should Know series. 1. The fruit of the Spirit points us to Jesus. The fruit of the Spirit in Galatians… Read More

Middle East Tour / Blood Sports / Naomi the Influencer

Posted: May 15, 2024

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 15 May 2024 Good morning from Dubai, United Arab Emirates! I’m returning home to England from a rewarding Middle East tour. Highlights, apart… Read More

Help! I Have Trouble Talking with My Adult Children

Posted: May 14, 2024

This article is part of the Help! series. Be curious. My son was living in Nashville when he met the love of his life, Hannah. Naturally, I wanted to meet the woman… Read More

Assessing the Arguments for and against Physician-Assisted Suicide

Posted: May 9, 2024

May 04, 2024 by: Wayne Grudem 4 Arguments against Euthanasia In addition to arguments that can be made from the Bible against physician-assisted suicide (Ex. 20:13, “You shall not murder”),… Read More

Webinar on Gender & Gay Marriage / Free Book on Islam / If Christianity is Right, Are Other Religions Wrong?

Posted: May 8, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening from Saudi Arabia! Last night I arrived from London for my first visit to the oil-rich desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia…. Read More

5 Things Science Cannot Explain (but Theism Can)

Posted: May 7, 2024

May 1, 2024 by: J. P. Moreland The Limits of Science and Danger of Scientism The heart of scientism is the conviction that science can explain virtually everything. If there is… Read More

Deposed Royalty in a Fallen World: Pascal on Culture and Politics

Posted: May 7, 2024

By Douglas Groothuis APR 25 So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter (Isaiah 59:14). Truth is so… Read More

No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands

Posted: May 6, 2024

By Paul Copan APR 21, 2024 Introductory Remarks In his March 15 (2024) article, “‘Save Alive Nothing That Breathes’: How Should We Understand Divine Commands to Destroy?”, Nicholas K. Meriwether offers… Read More

Is Christianity Oppressive?

Posted: May 4, 2024

By Bobby Conway MAY 03, 2024 Unfortunately, there are overly zealous people out there who oppress others in the name of Christianity—though thankfully it’s not the norm. Sadly, people like… Read More

Which Bible Translation? / Gospel Contradictions? / Solid Evidence for the Resurrection

Posted: May 1, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening! In today’s bulletin, learn from Tyndale House’s Tony Watkins as he discusses choosing the Bible translation that is right for you…. Read More

Has the Site of Augustus’s Death Been Discovered? – Biblical Archaeology Society

Posted: April 29, 2024

Researchers uncover villa believed to belong to first Roman Emperor  BAS Staff  April 29, 2024  0 Comments  641 views  Share Augustus of Prima Porta, Vatican Museum. Public Domain. Excavations carried out in Italy on the… Read More

No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands

Posted: April 27, 2024

͏   No, It’s Actually Hyperbole: A Response to Nick Meriwether on the “Utterly Destroy” Commands By Paul Copan APR 21     READ IN APP   Introductory Remarks In… Read More

Blessed are those with “blind faith”?

Posted: April 23, 2024

 I’ve warned before about the habit of reducing biblical accounts to mere spiritual metaphors—a popular sermon practice nowadays, unfortunately. David slaying Goliath is not a lesson about facing the… Read More

That’s Just Your Opinion / What Is Aramaic? / Nicaea 2025 / Resurrection on Saturday

Posted: April 23, 2024

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM WITH DOUGLAS JACOBY Hello from Lancashire! Here in England spring has arrived—temperatures in the 50s (10º+ C), budding trees and bushes, frolicking ponies and lambs, days… Read More

Confessions From a Type A Leader

Posted: April 22, 2024

  Click below to share on social media or to forward this email to a friend           “The reason I share my junk with you is… Read More

Book Review–“Re-Examining Our Lenses

Posted: April 20, 2024

Re-Examining Our Lenses: The Relationship Between Restoration Movement Hermeneutics and Spiritual Formation by Jeanie Shaw (Review by Hashim Warren) In the new book, Re-Examining Our Lenses Jeanie Shaw writes about how the way… Read More

Pickle Church, by Drew Baker

Posted: April 20, 2024

If your church feels like it’s nearing its expiration date, try pickling it. By that, of course, I mean, try pickleball. When I was in college, a few of my… Read More

Just Discipleship / Was Luke Wrong About the Census? / 160 Communion Messages / Mike Licona on the Resurrection!

Posted: April 17, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from Atlanta’s airport (ATL), still the world’s busiest—followed by Dubai (DXB), Dallas (DFW), London Heathrow (LHR), and Tokyo Haneda (HND). In… Read More

C. S. Lewis and the Uses of Apologetics

Posted: April 15, 2024

By Donald T. Williams APR 15 READ IN APP Why do we need apologetics? We live in a world filled with people who think like Trumpkin: “I have no use… Read More

Living New Testament Commentary!

Posted: April 10, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby   Good morning from Atlanta! Thank you for all the positive responses to last week’s Once Saved, Always Saved? Some are watching the… Read More

The Living New Testament Commentary

Posted: April 9, 2024


Once Saved, Always Saved? (Chris White)

Posted: April 3, 2024

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning! I’m happy to announce the completion of an important project, one which should be of interest to all who love the… Read More

When Evil Becomes Commonplace

Posted: April 1, 2024

  As our 30th anniversary comes to a close, we continue to look back at some of the significant events and issues from our history. This digest will inform you… Read More

5 Things You Must Remember about the Resurrection

Posted: March 31, 2024

March 31, 2024  by: Paul David Tripp The Vantage Point of the Resurrection It’s not just the most important miracle ever. It’s not just the most astounding event in the life… Read More

Why Can’t More of Us Perform Miracles? / Reading Jeremiah with the Grain of Scripture / Drawing the Line Somewhere

Posted: March 27, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from London Heathrow Airport! I’m on the way home after a time of reflection and prayer in Aberdeen, Scotland. Taking time… Read More

Reading the Bible in a Secular Age (Watkins) / Great G. K. Chesterton Quotes

Posted: March 20, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 20 March 2024 Good morning from the village of Bare, in Morecambe, Lancashire Spring is here. The vernal equinox—the time during spring when… Read More

Christianity and the So-Called “Dark Ages”

Posted: March 14, 2024

Christianity and the So-Called “Dark Ages” By Melissa Cain Travis MAR 9 READ IN APP In his famous essay, “The Age of Reason,” American Founding Father and deist, Thomas Paine,… Read More

Speaking with Mormons & JWs / Naomi & Orpah / Hebrew Acrostic Poems

Posted: March 13, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon! It’s been a truly interesting week, with very helpful life coaching sessions for both of us, a home invasion (they didn’t… Read More

Speaking with Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses (Mike Licona)

Posted: March 13, 2024

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching a football playoff game when my doorbell rang. To my surprise, three Mormons had come to my home. To their surprise, I… Read More

Are you running on bad fuel?

Posted: March 12, 2024

Are you running on bad fuel? CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES MAR 10 READ IN APP This one will be short. How was your week? Really? Mine was going great until I… Read More

Atheism and Utopia

Posted: March 8, 2024

Utopia follows secularization as a shadow follows a body[1] There is a trait noticeable about many atheists, besides the obvious one that they don’t believe in God.  This is that… Read More

International Women’s Day / Gender Transitioning / Excellent LGBTQ+ Book

Posted: March 6, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from coastal Northwest England! Today’s offerings: A truly important book on LGBTQ+. (The book featured last week’s newsletter was free for… Read More

Free Book / The Code of Hammurabi

Posted: February 28, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening—and Howdy! I’m back from the Lone Star State. It was a great trip—the meetings, fellowship, and the Teleios Conference on Spirituality… Read More

Progressive Christianity

Posted: February 27, 2024

  Progressive Christianity By Jason Jimenez FEB 16   READ IN APP   By the 1990s, many modernists, moderates, and liberal Christians with postmodern leanings began to coalesce. The group… Read More

2024 Outreach Resources of the Year

Posted: February 23, 2024

Check out our books featured as Outreach Resources of the Year for 2024! We are so proud of the hard work our authors put in to these award-winning titles. If… Read More

A Groundbreaking Book on the True Nature of Faith Deconstruction

Posted: February 23, 2024

You may have heard. Christian deconstruction is very much a thing inside the evangelical church nowadays. Check out the hashtags, such as #Exvangelical and #Deconstruction. Or search online for “I am… Read More

Theology boring—or exciting? / Origins of Bible Chapters

Posted: February 21, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from the massive state of Texas! I’m down here for the Teleios Conference, but also visiting friends in Dallas, Austin, and… Read More

Lent to Easter Devotionals from CT

Posted: February 18, 2024

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Hearing a call, seeking a voice – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: February 15, 2024

Hearing a call, seeking a voice

Israel-Palestine: Holy Land? / Spiritual Trauma

Posted: February 14, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from chilly coastal NW England! As you can see, I’m climbing one of Britain’s many 8000m+ mountains. Photo (R): Douglas about… Read More

Philip and the Nubian Official: Dimensions of Text and Narrative

Posted: February 8, 2024

Abstract The encounter between Philip the deacon/evangelist and the Nubian official in Acts 8 has garnered much scholarly attention in recent decades. Numerous articles and monographs have explored issues of… Read More

Less Directive Discipling? / Ethiopian Eunuch or Nubian Official? / Evidences with Mike Licona

Posted: February 7, 2024

THE BULLETIN OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby . Good afternoon! Thank you for your prayers and for your interest in our ministry. We trust the Lord is smiling on you…. Read More


Posted: February 7, 2024

Our next live AIM course is AIM Evidences and Evangelism, which runs 17 February – 29 June 2024. Many people question God, the Bible, and the Christian faith. Asking questions… Read More

Advice to Aspiring Apologists, by Michael Licona

Posted: February 3, 2024

Advice to Aspiring Apologists By Michael Licona Feb 2, 2024   My interest in apologetics arose from my own doubts about the Christian faith. These doubts led me to seek… Read More

Philip & the Nubian Official (Mark Wilson)

Posted: February 2, 2024

For a (surprising?) re-interpretation of Acts 8:26-40, the account of the conversion of the “Ethiopian Eunuch,” see N.T. scholar Mark Wilson’s compelling re-evaluation. Philip and the Nubian Official Wilson 2024

Destructive Deconstruction: How You Can Respond

Posted: February 1, 2024

  Deconstruction has disrupted, dismantled, and destroyed the faith of so many. That’s why, following the release of Tim Barnett and Alisa Childers’s new book The Deconstruction of Christianity, this digest… Read More

Deconstruction and the Road Back Home

Posted: February 1, 2024

Deconstruction and the Road Back Home By Christopher Reese JAN 29 READ IN APP Large numbers of Americans today are departing from the church and sometimes the Christian faith. About… Read More

Critics: Jesus Was a Miracle Worker

Posted: January 31, 2024

Critics: Jesus Was a Miracle Worker By Gary R. Habermas JAN 19, 2024 An absolutely amazing feature in recent critical New Testament thought is the significant alteration that has developed… Read More

Scripture Memory / Ancient Coins / Prey Tell

Posted: January 31, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM Good evening from rainy, windy Lancashire. Windy enough that you have to hold on to your hat when you go outside. The wind is forceful, bracing,… Read More

Big Church, Small Church, & Money Matters / Broken to Beloved

Posted: January 24, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Greetings from Bare, England It’s been a wild week in more ways than one, beginning with 80-100 mph (130-160 kph) wind gusts. Umbrellas… Read More

Optimistic Reports on God and the Soul

Posted: January 22, 2024

By Joshua R. Farris JAN 14 READ IN APP There’s still a lot of buzz concerning naturalistic consciousness but much of that buzz has moved from physicalism to panpsychism. As… Read More

Naturalism: Bumping into Reality

Posted: January 20, 2024

To celebrate Stand to Reason’s 30th anniversary, we’ll be republishing classic issues of Solid Ground that represent some of the foundational ideas characterizing our work over the decades—ideas that continue… Read More

The History of the Bible / Membership Covenants: Cure or Curse?

Posted: January 17, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM  with Douglas Jacoby   BACK FROM REYKJAVíK Good evening from icy England—now back from even icier Iceland. The last time I spoke in Reykjavík was in… Read More

Early Registration Ends Soon: 2024 Teleios Conference

Posted: January 15, 2024

About The Conference (San Antonio, TX and online) “Scripture and spirituality have been appropriately called the two lungs that bring life to a Christian. The Word of God is meant… Read More

Sunday worship in Jesus’ hometown

Posted: January 10, 2024

‘Can anything good’ come out of Nazareth? Chronicle editor answers that question with a resounding ‘yes.’ https://christianchronicle.org/sunday-worship-in-jesus-hometown/

Portraits of the Church / Perplexed & Disillusioned?

Posted: January 10, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good evening from London! I’m en route to Iceland (London stopover)—to teach in Reykjavík. We hosted Norwegian friends (the Bloms) this past weekend—a… Read More

TB Joshua: Megachurch leader raped and tortured worshippers, BBC finds

Posted: January 10, 2024

TB Joshua: Megachurch leader raped and tortured worshippers, BBC finds https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-67749215

Devil’s Decalogue / Help! I Don’t Feel Like Evangelizing / Post-Christmas World /AIM Family Life with Guy Hammond

Posted: January 3, 2024

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from rainy Bare, England—and Happy New Year! First off, thanks for your end-of-year donations. These ensure IBTM is well positioned to… Read More

7 Christmas Misconceptions / Immanuel? / January QT Plan

Posted: December 27, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from rainy England! We trust you are well. Here in NW England we were able to spend time with 10 different… Read More

Natural Law in the Public Square

Posted: December 27, 2023

Natural Law in the Public Square By David VanDrunen DEC 12 READ IN APP It is important to clarify exactly what we are considering as we turn to the use… Read More

“Stamp Thine Image”: Incarnation and Deification

Posted: December 26, 2023

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Douglas & Vicki’s Christmas Message / Out of Context! / Merry Christmas in 100 Languages

Posted: December 20, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Happy Holidays and best wishes from Northwest England! It’s the time of year when we reflect back on Christ’s “first coming.” The peace… Read More


Posted: December 15, 2023

For a simple, inspiring, practical Christmas present or stocking stuffer, why not get your friend or family member a website subscription? As premium members, they will have unrestricted access to everything at… Read More

Xmas / Praying with an Agenda? / Bible Project

Posted: December 13, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby A warm hello from Northwest England! With barely two weeks left in the year, I imagine things are getting very busy. We’re all… Read More

Islamic Origins / Financial Needs / On Location with Jesus

Posted: December 6, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM  with Douglas Jacoby 6 December 2023   Good evening! It’s been a refreshing week. Snow, ice, hail, wind — we’re winter people. As is our dog… Read More

Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church?

Posted: November 29, 2023

30% OFF + FREE EBOOK Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church? Why Do We Feel Lonely at Church? addresses the loneliness epidemic facing the church, encourages readers to pursue a… Read More

Autopsy of a Deceased Church / Israel Tour Canceled / Do I Need Counseling?

Posted: November 29, 2023

The IBTM Newsletter Good morning from frosty Bare, Lancashire Saturday I returned from a productive visit to the States, and on Sunday we very much enjoyed church in our home,… Read More

Israel-Hamas War: Resisting an Impulse

Posted: November 22, 2023

THE NEWSLETTER OF IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from Atlanta! I’m back from a week in Texas, attending various academic conferences. The annual meetings are always a much-anticipated time… Read More

The Need for Unity

Posted: November 18, 2023

The Need for Unity by Jerry Harris Unity is central to the biblical message. Something special rises up when people from different circles get to know each other by learning,… Read More

Reaching Converts to the Religion of Social Justice

Posted: November 18, 2023

By Christopher Reese Nov 17, 2023 It’s obvious to any observant Christian in America that we live in a time in which religion is marginalized by the culture-forming institutions of… Read More

Jesus in Genesis / Once Saved, Always Saved? / A Worse World Without Christianity

Posted: November 15, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good morning from Texas! I’m in San Antonio, attending a few conferences: the Society of Biblical Literature, Evangelical Theological Society, Evangelical Philosophical Society,… Read More


Posted: November 13, 2023

Check out the flyer below for Dave Pocta’s new book, to be released on December 15th. Pocta Flyer – Cries from the Wilderness

7 Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church

Posted: November 12, 2023

Christian Unity December 27, 2015 If you’re considering leaving the church you attend, there are a few things you may want to consider before making the leap. by Karl Vaters… Read More

Scripture Window

Posted: November 11, 2023

Check this out! https://instagram.com/scripturewindow?igshid=OXJqdWZoa3Bqanpj&utm_source=qr

Hundreds of Roman Forts Identified in Syria and Iraq – Biblical Archaeology So

Posted: November 8, 2023

Satellite images rewrite history of Rome’s eastern border  Nathan Steinmeyer  November 06, 2023  Hundreds of Roman Forts Identified in Syria and Iraq

Is It Wrong to Leave My Church? / Basic Transgender Beliefs

Posted: November 8, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby Good afternoon from Carlisle (see pin in map)! I’m sending this week’s bulletin from a train bound for Scotland. How amazing—what technology allows… Read More

Burnt at the Stake! / FAIR HAVENS launch

Posted: November 1, 2023

The IBTM Newsletter with Douglas & Vicki Jacoby 1 Nov 2023 Good morning from Northern England! In this week’s newsletter: A small (but important) piece of church history: a coin… Read More

Fair Havens: A Ministry of Hope

Posted: November 1, 2023

In your own life, have the seas been rough? Have you been battered by storms, or blown off course? If so, join us. Fair Havens is a ministry to restore… Read More

8 Principles To Consider Before Leaving A Church You (Used To) Love | Pivot | A Blog by Karl Vaters

Posted: October 31, 2023

Leaving a church is hard. Don’t make it harder by doing it badly. Karl Vaters Image: Mantas Hesthaven | Unsplash It’s hard to leave a church you used to love –… Read More

How Did Jesus’s Stories Get Passed On?

Posted: October 26, 2023

Oct 22, 2023 by: Peter J. Williams A Secondary Question It seems that a common mind is behind the stories of Luke 15–16, and multiple lines of evidence suggest that the same… Read More

A Better Story / Commonwealth Theology (or the debate that didn’t happen) / Fair Havens

Posted: October 25, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 23 Oct 2023 Good evening from Bratislava! After a great weekend in Czechia (also called the Czech Republic), I’m now taking a personal… Read More

Shroud of Turin / Jesus & Refugees / Israel update

Posted: October 18, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 18 Oct 2023 Good evening from Northern England! Below you see two pictures of Morecambe Bay, in walking distance from our apartment. Our end of the bay is… Read More

Free One-Week Devotional Series

Posted: October 16, 2023

A GIFT FROM ME TO YOU WITH THANKS J. Tyrone Marcus September 7, 2023 Welcome to “Athlos” a weekly blog which examines pillars of personal excellence and regularly brings together… Read More

What Would Jesus Do with Refugees? (Malcolm Cox)

Posted: October 15, 2023

The plight of refugees in our world is desperate. It always has been, but the numbers are staggering today. Focusing on this matter is not a political issue (although we… Read More

AI reads text from ancient Herculaneum scroll for the first time

Posted: October 15, 2023

Machine-learning technique reveals Greek words in CT scans of rolled-up papyrus. Jo Marchant Charred scrolls from Herculaneum can’t be opened easily, but X-ray scanning can reveal their contents. / Credit:… Read More

Unity in the Sub-Apostolic Church (Steve Staten)

Posted: October 15, 2023

Unity in the Sub-Apostolic Church WAS THERE UNITY IN THE SUB-APOSTOLIC CHURCH? AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TUNNEL PERIOD (~A.D. 62-150) Stephen Francis Staten Wheaton College, 1997 In this masters thesis… Read More

Critical Theory vs. the Christian Worldview

Posted: October 13, 2023

Critical Theory vs. the Christian Worldview By Neil Shenvi and Pat Sawyer OCT 13 READ IN APP One of the most interesting assessments of [critical theory] is an essay by… Read More

Cannabis in Canada: Mixed health results after legalization

Posted: October 13, 2023

Sushmitha Ramakrishnan October 10, 2023 Canada legalized cannabis use five years ago, hoping to improve safety and reduce crime. The law change has been a mixed bag of increased health… Read More

Why So Many Unreached People? / Egalitarian? / Harry Potter a Christian Story?

Posted: October 11, 2023

11 October 2023 The IBTM Newsletter Good afternoon from London! I’m down here on a fellowship visit, seeing old friends from our ministry in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. (They… Read More

A delicate matter / Two thirds familiar with Scripture? / 2025 Tour

Posted: October 4, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 4 October 2023 Good evening from sunny, windy Northern England! Yesterday I returned from a teaching weekend in Oslo—the 8th visit to Norway since we moved back to… Read More

Why Are There Still So Many Unreached People?

Posted: September 29, 2023

By G. W. Steel | BIO Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven over 2,000 years ago. Before he left, he empowered his disciples and asked them to take the… Read More

Detoxing a Church / Holy Spirit and Doctrine

Posted: September 27, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 27 Sept 2023 Good afternoon from beautiful Morecambe! (Photo taken from end of our street.) Today’s offerings: An interview with Scott McKnight on Detoxing a Church An invitation… Read More

We Still Need God for Consciousness Despite Reports to the Contrary

Posted: September 26, 2023

We Still Need God for Consciousness Despite Reports to the Contrary By Joshua R. Farris SEP 26 READ IN APP Secularism is on the rise and one of the narratives motivating it is the… Read More

Sexuality Q&A / Antioch 2024

Posted: September 20, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 20 September 2023 Good afternoon from Lancashire, England! We picked up the keys to the new apartment just minutes ago. It was almost exactly 3 years ago that… Read More

The church for the life of the world

Posted: September 16, 2023

“Church as usual” is no longer an option By Chris R. Armstrong This article is based on an address delivered on June 6, 2019, to the Kern Family Foundation’s Future Pastors… Read More

A Tumble, a Sting, & a Banana Peel / “Dechurching”

Posted: September 13, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 13 September 2023 Good evening from the Copper Cottage, in the village of Croglin, near Carlisle, in the county of Cumbria. Outside, enjoying the cool autumn breeze, I… Read More

Standing trial for quoting the Bible

Posted: September 10, 2023

The Finnish government’s attack on free speech is a violation of human rights Across the pond, Päivi Räsänen, a member of the Finnish Parliament, stood trial last week for publicly sharing a… Read More

5 Ways the Digital Age Is Transforming the Way You Think | Crossway Articles

Posted: September 10, 2023

September 06, 2023 by: Samuel D. James Our Digital Lives More than a billion people worldwide own an iPhone. Nearly five billion people use social media. The average person spends two… Read More

STR Suggests: Street Smarts by Greg Koukl

Posted: September 7, 2023

STR Suggests: Street Smarts by Greg Koukl Street Smarts by Gregory Koukl helps Christians better engage in productive conversations with those who challenge their convictions on a variety of issues. A follow-up to… Read More

God’s Love is R(evolution)ary

Posted: September 6, 2023

Deeply considering our ancient evolutionary past can illuminate our view of God’s present love for us. Take a deep breath and imagine the aroma that fills your senses with delight…. Read More

BBC News: Scientists grow whole model of human embryo, without sperm or egg

Posted: September 6, 2023

A stem-cell derived human embryo model showing blue cells (embryo), yellow cells (yolk sac) and pink cells (placenta). By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent Scientists have grown an entity… Read More

Mothers: Alcohol During Pregnancy? / Origins of the Movement / Libros en español (50% de descuento)

Posted: September 6, 2023

IBTM NEWSLETTER 6 September 2023 Good evening from Carnforth, Lancashire, England The Jacobys have sold their house in Scotland (a few days ago) and will soon secure housing in England,… Read More

Silly Putty Bible Study

Posted: September 1, 2023

AUTHOR Greg Koukl Published on 09/01/2023 To celebrate Stand to Reason’s 30th anniversary, we’ll be republishing classic issues of Solid Ground that represent some of the foundational ideas characterizing our… Read More

Conversation 9 / Non-toxic Masculinity / Koukl on Relativism

Posted: August 30, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 30 August 2023 Good morning from Cumbria (photo R taken yesterday on the way down). After 3 years living near Edinburgh, Scotland, we sold the house and are… Read More

5 Myths about Quiet Time

Posted: August 29, 2023

August 28, 2023 by: Kristen Wetherell This article is part of the 5 Myths series Myth #1: God commands us to have quiet time. This might sound surprising (even scandalous!),… Read More

A Short Guide to the Mind-Body Problem

Posted: August 29, 2023

By Alin Christoph Cucu AUG 28 READ IN APP [I]f it isn’t literally true that my wanting is causally responsible for my reaching, and my itching is causally responsible for… Read More

Scandinavian Bishops Issue a Letter on Human Sexuality

Posted: August 27, 2023

This is an excerpt. The entire letter is linked below. “This covenantal sign, the rainbow, is claimed in our time as the symbol of a movement that is at once… Read More

Christian Shame and Religious Trauma (Alison Downie)

Posted: August 26, 2023

Special Issue of Religion, Spirituality and Health, ed. Peter J. Verhagen, Arjan Braam and Dr. René Hefti Here is the article: Christian Shame.  Academic.

Answers to Common Pro-Choice Arguments, by Christopher Reese

Posted: August 26, 2023

AUG 18, 2023 READ IN APP Abortion has been a hotly debated topic in the US for decades, especially following the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973 that… Read More

Magnetometry in Archaeology – Biblical Archaeology Society

Posted: August 23, 2023

Magnetometry in Archaeology A new method for seeing buried buildings  Marek Dospěl   August 23, 2023  Share Magnetometry in archaeology can survey large areas relatively quickly, with only a light portable instrument…. Read More

Jesus Equivocating? / “Balm of Gilead”? / Antioch 2024!

Posted: August 23, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 23-8-23 Good morning from Scotland! This will be the last newsletter sent from our residence of the past three years—Livingston, a town between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Next week… Read More

Did Jesus get bored? Embracing Creative Boredom

Posted: August 17, 2023

  Did Jesus Get Bored? “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16 NIV11) Embracing Creative Boredom: Finding Spiritual Refreshment Have you ever wondered if Jesus experienced… Read More

Nepal: HOPE school update

Posted: August 17, 2023

This is just a short note to thank you personally for your generosity towards the Asha Vidhyashram School of HOPEworldwide Nepal. We really appreciate your kindness. The donations you have made… Read More

Kitchen on “Forceful Men” / Lily in Nepal / Support request

Posted: August 16, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 16 August 2023 It’s been a great week. Lots of fellowship, in person and on the phone. Working on my visa application. Progress on a new book. And… Read More

In Kathmandu, a Summer of Art, Smiles and Greater Hope (by Lily Jacoby)

Posted: August 16, 2023

Our daughter Lily has been a schoolteacher for 11 years. A few days ago she returned from 10 weeks in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal, putting her talents to good… Read More

Douglas challenges his denomination / Spiritual Life / Special request

Posted: August 9, 2023

9 August 2023  IBTM Bulletin Good evening from Edinburgh! I returned from the US yesterday—a family visit to Florida, an RMSMT graduation in Denver, and Sunday (sermon) in Athens, Georgia…. Read More

The church for the life of the world

Posted: August 8, 2023

“Church as usual” is no longer an option By Chris R. Armstrong Autumn 2019 This article is based on an address delivered on June 6, 2019, to the Kern Family… Read More

The Greatest Danger That Any Human Being Faces | Crossway Articles

Posted: August 8, 2023

August 07, 2023 by: Joe Rigney Our Greatest Danger What is the greatest danger that any human being faces? Not physical pain or social ostracism or even death. The greatest danger… Read More

Glowing Endorsement of AIM (Athens Institute)

Posted: August 3, 2023

The following endorsement is from one of our 2023 graduates. (This student joined AIM from Australia.) I just wanted to say a massive “thank you” for the AIM course that… Read More

Real Poverty? / Media Bias

Posted: August 2, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM with Douglas Jacoby 2 August 2023 Good morning from St Augustine, Florida, the oldest (European-established) city in the United States. (Photo R: Castillo de San Marcos,… Read More

Are you responsible for everything?

Posted: August 2, 2023

THINK:You are responsible for everything Imagine the horrific situation of waking up one morning to find that a stranger had abandoned an infant on your front doorstep. You would not… Read More

5 Lies Our Culture Is Telling Us

Posted: August 1, 2023

September 11, 2023 by: Rosaria Butterfield Lie #1: Homosexuality is normal. Included in this lie is the belief that homosexual orientation is true and immutable—fixed and never-changing. Homosexual orientation, a nineteenth-century… Read More

Leadership / What is “Personal Fruit”? / Counting the Cost?

Posted: July 26, 2023

26 July 2023 IBTM Newsletter Good afternoon from Edinburgh. It’s been quite a week—working on the next UK visa (to be able to remain in Britain), selling the house, looking… Read More

Kitchen on Worship / The Enneagram? / Cold Contact?

Posted: July 19, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 19 July 2026 Hello from Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, a significant center of early English Christianity. It was initially settled by Irish monks in AD 635,… Read More

Reflections on Depression

Posted: July 19, 2023

…above all, do not despair. No. 009 – 18 July 2023 Hello friend, I’m setting aside my “think … do” framework this week for one important reason: I’m sharing a bit of personal… Read More

Is It Wrong for Christians to Sue Each Other?

Posted: July 18, 2023

Should Christians Sue Each Other? (1 Corinthians 6) Andy Naselli Is it ever right or permissible for a believer to bring a lawsuit against another believer? In Paul’s mind, to… Read More

Road Trip to Deconstruction (Mark Shaw)

Posted: July 18, 2023

Are you frustrated that your church (and the Bible) are stuck in a place that no longer makes sense? What if you could find a way to honor Jesus, yet remain intellectually honest with… Read More

Loving Real People

Posted: July 15, 2023

Loving Real PeopleK. Rex ButtsJuly, 2023 According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge… Read More

The Lord’s Supper Foreshadowed

Posted: July 14, 2023

Through the whole of salvation history, God has prepared his people for the gift of the Holy Eucharist. Throughout the Old Testament, the Eucharist was prefigured, and in the New… Read More

Virgin Birth? / “Zoomunion” / Conv. 6: Pastors & Pastures

Posted: July 12, 2023

12 July 2023 The Newsletter of IBTM Good afternoon from sunny Edinburgh! What a lovely time of the year—leafy verdure and gorgeous flowers, temperatures in the 60s, low utility bills,… Read More

SALT July Updates and Ministry overview

Posted: July 11, 2023

  July 2023 – Updates & Ministry Overview First and foremost, we thank God for your continuous love and prayers for us and for our ministries.  God has continued to… Read More

What I Learned from 100 Atheists Who Converted to Christianity

Posted: July 10, 2023

Jana Harmon JUL 9, 2023 Over the past ten years, I’ve listened to and learned from over 100 stories of former skeptics as they described religious conversion from disbelief to… Read More

Join us this Summer!

Posted: July 9, 2023

Summer Hubs Now Open! Our Summer Hubs are a great chance for you to mix and mingle with others from across our network and the broader Jesus-Centred movement while hearing… Read More

Ruth Reconsidered / Just Forgive? (Pts. 2-3) / When Men Argued for Greatness

Posted: July 5, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 5 July 2023 Edinburgh, Scotland As mentioned last week, I am deeply struck by the message of Ruth. Not the message of how we should emulate her fine… Read More

I’d Like to Have an Argument, Please by Greg Koukl

Posted: July 4, 2023

I want to teach you how to assess a basic argument. How can you know if a line of thinking is a good one or not? There’s no magic to… Read More

The Matthew 28 Lens (Conversation 5) / Am I a Hollow Shell?

Posted: June 28, 2023

28 June 2023 IBTM Newsletter Good evening, friends! Our AIM UK-Ireland weekend in London (Old Testament Interpretation) was a blast, with participants from England, Ireland, Scotland, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Sunday… Read More

Don’t Be Fooled by the “Tolerance” Trick

Posted: June 27, 2023

Once, in a discussion with a class of Christian high school seniors, I wrote two sentences on the board. The first—“All views are equally valid”—expressed the current understanding of tolerance…. Read More

Richard Dawkins’ Right-Hand Man, Formerly an Atheist, Comes to Christ – Daily Citizen

Posted: June 25, 2023

Posted by Zachary Mettler | Jun 14, 2023 | Culture Richard Dawkins’ former “right hand man” Josh Timonen has come to believe in Jesus Christ. Dawkins, one of the modern “New Atheists,” is a household name, and… Read More

Sexual Standards of Scripture / Antioch & Cyprus 2024

Posted: June 21, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM Edinburgh, 21 June 2023 Hello from sunny Scotland! It’s the first day of summer (if you’re in the northern hemisphere). For us, dawn began at 3:25… Read More

Conversation 4 / The winner is…. / Turkey / Wright on Women

Posted: June 14, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM Edinburgh, 14 June 2023 Good evening! It’s nice to be back in very sunny Scotland (sunset today is after 10pm) and enjoying time with friends. Yesterday… Read More

Women’s Service in the Church: The Biblical Basis – N. T. Wright

Posted: June 13, 2023

A conference paper for the Symposium, ‘Men, Women and the Church’ St John’s College, Durham, September 4, 2004 by the Bishop of Durham, Dr N. T. Wright I am very… Read More

Conversations: Matthew 18 / Türkiye 2024? / The Jewish Lens?

Posted: June 7, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM Izmir, 7 June 2023 Hello from Izmir (biblical Smyrna) and the Global Smyrna Meeting. The first 7 days here are a much-valued part of my own… Read More

Utah primary schools ban Bible for ‘vulgarity and violence’

Posted: June 3, 2023

IMAGE SOURCE,GETTY IMAGES By Max Matza BBC News A school district in the US state of Utah has removed the Bible from elementary and middle schools for containing “vulgarity and… Read More

Are Trans People the Enemy?

Posted: June 2, 2023

On the morning of Monday, March 27, 28-year-old Audrey Hale sent an ominous Instagram message to an old elementary school friend; “One day this will make more sense. I’ve left… Read More

Q&A 1636—Reading the New Testament through a Jewish Lens (?)

Posted: June 1, 2023

Is it true that the Bible can only be truly understood through a Jewish lens—the views to the rabbis who wrote the Talmud, Mishnah, etc? Some podcasts I’m listening to… Read More

An Honest Look at the Church (the past 20 Years) / Eugenics: making a comeback?

Posted: May 31, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM Edinburgh, 31 May 2023 Good morning from very sunny Edinburgh! We’re back from a terrific week in Spain. Our messages from Luke and Acts were well… Read More

My Top Ten List on Framing Critique

Posted: May 26, 2023

No. 005 – 23 May 2023 Hello friend, We’re all as different as the day is long. Consequently, one person’s experience may be just that: one person’s experience, and not particularly helpful… Read More

Four Legendary Bridge Builders

Posted: May 24, 2023

Steve StatenMay, 2023 During the turbulent era of the 1880s through the 1940s when there were competing publications, mission societies, schools, and conventions, there were four courageous evangelists who strove… Read More

Conversations / Surrogacy, Embryonic Death, Advance Directives, etc.

Posted: May 24, 2023

The newsletter IBTM 24 May 2023 Buenos días from Madrid! Vicki and I aren’t just teaching this week, but also exploring the stunning cities of Madrid and Toledo with friends…. Read More

Free Israel Tour / Best of Bercot / Abortion

Posted: May 17, 2023

17 May 2023 IBTM Newsletter Hello, and good morning from sunny Scotland! Thank you for reading our newsletter. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate your interest.  … Read More

Assisted Suicide / iFaith Sermon on the Mount Audio / LSB

Posted: May 10, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 10 May 2023 Good morning from sunny Scotland. We have a king. Long live the king! I can say those words, because my wife is English. I’m a… Read More

The Rise of Imaginative Apologetics

Posted: May 8, 2023

The Rise of Imaginative Apologetics By Christopher Reese MAY 8  SHARE In the past 10 years a new approach to apologetics has emerged that is variously called imaginative, cultural, or… Read More

Stone-Campbell Hermeneutics III – John Mark Hicks

Posted: May 7, 2023

In the previous two posts I concentrated on Alexander Campbell–his modern Baconianism as his philosophical-methodological base and his embrace of the Reformed approach to theological hermeneutics. In this piece I want to think more… Read More

Thoughts on Matt 18

Posted: May 6, 2023

. This short talk (6 mins) includes material supplementary to Conversations 3, on the use / misuse of Matt 18:15-17.

Gender Dysphoria / Wow!

Posted: May 3, 2023

3 May 2023 IBTM Newsletter Good evening! Vicki and I are back from a highly encouraging teaching weekend in Oslo. We really love Scandinavia, probably because we lived there for… Read More

Dying and Rising Gods

Posted: April 27, 2023

By Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell APR 26 During the Roman Empire, the most influential religions other than Judaism and Christianity were the mystery religions. In broad terms, these religions… Read More

The Storm / Euthanasia

Posted: April 26, 2023

The Newsletter of IBTM 26 April 2023 Warm greetings from Cumbria, England. Here we’ve been spending time with friends and taking in the superb scenery. Notice the walnut tree (R):… Read More

Cordell Christian College | Resurrected Living

Posted: April 21, 2023

RESURRECTED LIVING “What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question.” Richard Rohr Continue reading.

“Lord, Lord!” / Bioethics / The Kingdom of God

Posted: April 19, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 19 April 2023 Good evening from sunny Edinburgh! First off, thanks for your generous response to last week’s appeal for funding. $1618 was given or pledged for global teaching… Read More

5 Reasons You Did Not and Cannot Reinvent Yourself

Posted: April 18, 2023

Brian S. Rosner A growing body of research—some parts surprising, some parts amusing—indicates the extent to which we are profoundly relational creatures and pushes against any notion that anyone is… Read More

“You Just Need to Forgive” (?) / Turkey / Prophets False & True

Posted: April 12, 2023

IBTM Newsletter for 12 April 2023 Good afternoon from Scotland—we’re back home from Cornwall. Just around the corner from the house we rented there is an old Wesleyan Chapel (R)…. Read More

Johann Sebastian Bach as Musician and Atonement Theologian

Posted: April 10, 2023

by Paul Copan APR 10 SAVE ▷  LISTEN The Brilliance of J. S. Bach My wife’s and my favorite composer is Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). His music is brilliant, complex, and… Read More

The Mystery Man of the Shroud of Turin

Posted: April 9, 2023

Melissa Cain Travis | Easter Roundtable APR 7 SAVE ▷  LISTEN In the fall of 2022, The Mystery Man Exhibition opened in Spain. Initially housed in the Cathedral of Salamanca but… Read More

Jesus Peace Collective / Prophets False & True / Intolerance

Posted: April 5, 2023

IBTM newsletter for 5 April 2023 Good morning from Cornwall (Southwest England)! We’re taking a week off work to enjoy a truly stunning part of the country. The region is… Read More

You just need to forgive, right?

Posted: April 2, 2023

SPIRITUAL RENOVATION Fresh thoughts about following Jesus March 27, 2023 Andrew Kitchen You need to forgive and move on. Right? Or maybe it’s actually very wrong. Someone has said terrible… Read More

4 Pieces of Evidence for the Resurrection

Posted: April 1, 2023

4 Points of Evidence for the Resurrection Neil Shenvi The historicity of the resurrection is central to Christian theology because Jesus’s death and resurrection are both tied to our salvation…. Read More

Episode 11: Sex crimes in the church

Posted: March 29, 2023

A few days before recording this episode, a federal court sentenced a former Church of Christ minister to 45 years in prison for a long list of sex crimes he… Read More

The ITBM Newsletter – The Narrow Road / Prayer for an Aging Know-It-All

Posted: March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023 . Good morning from Amsterdam! It’s a layover on the way back from the US to Scotland. But just enough time to get the weekly newsletter out…. Read More

The Divine Comedy of the Resurrection

Posted: March 27, 2023

The Divine Comedy of the Resurrection Paul M. Gould | Easter Roundtable Mar 27, 2023 SAVE ▷  LISTEN One of my favorite books on the gospel is Frederick Buechner’s Telling the Truth:… Read More

Deceit Theories of the Resurrection

Posted: March 25, 2023

The Worldview Bulletin Newsletter By Jeremiah J. Johnston Mar 23, 2023 Some theorists have contended that belief in the resurrection of Jesus was a result of deceit on the part… Read More

What is the connection between Matthew 18 and John 17?

Posted: March 24, 2023

If you want to be unified – pray with other believers I have been contemplating the connection between praying together and unity for a couple of weeks. It cannot be… Read More

The Gospel Coalition: Weaker Assertion → Stronger Argument

Posted: March 24, 2023

MARCH 8, 2023  |  DOLORES G. MORRIS Not long ago, a viral tweet made its way into my feed. Once again, a Christian was using bombastic language to insist objective morality is… Read More

IBTM Newsletter: GOLD!

Posted: March 22, 2023

This is the IBTM newsletter for 22 March 2023. Greetings from Athens, Georgia (our home 2003-2006). Here I’m meeting with our website manager—and with our tax lawyer, an annual tradition,… Read More

When Were Christians First Regarded as Intolerant “Haters”? – Canon Fodder

Posted: March 21, 2023

January 17, 2023 In the midst of the high octane culture wars of the last ten years, Christians have been labelled all sorts of things: intolerant, bigoted, arrogant, narrow, dogmatic,… Read More

IBTM Newsletter, The Ides of March 2023

Posted: March 15, 2023

Good afternoon from Livingston, Scotland It’s the Ides of March (the 15th), the ominous day on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC. Not a good day for him,… Read More

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

Posted: March 9, 2023

Spiritual Abuse is not a separate category of abuse but is a form of psychological and emotional abuse.  It is important when discussing such cases with statutory agencies to be… Read More

Women of Worth, Science & Faith, Spiritual Abuse

Posted: March 8, 2023

IBTM Newsletter, 8 March 2023 Good afternoon from Edinburgh! This past weekend I flew to London, staying with old friends Malcolm and Penny Cox. Saturday was a full day of… Read More

A Living Library of Torah

Posted: March 8, 2023

Sefaria is home to 3,000 years of Jewish texts. We are a non-profit organization offering free access to texts, translations, and commentaries so that everyone can participate in the ongoing… Read More

Women of Worth / Win a Free Israel Tour

Posted: March 1, 2023

IBTM Newsletter 1 March 2023 We’re launching a new ministry, headed by my wife Vicki. It’s called Women of Worth, in which she ponders anew the women of the Bible—the well known… Read More

Peak Performance and Happiness as a Skill

Posted: February 25, 2023

Peak Performance and Happiness as a Skill CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES Feb 25, 2023 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Achievement and relentless growth have been in my blood for as long as I can… Read More

Unpacking “My Body, My Choice”

Posted: February 24, 2023

February 20, 2023 by: Leah Savas This article is part of the Unpacking Culture series in which we examine a well-known axiom and weigh any true or positive aspects of it against any… Read More

Why Don’t Churches READ the Bible?

Posted: February 22, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM 22 February 2023 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching (1 Timothy 4:13). Reading this passage, I… Read More

Some Great Israel Photos

Posted: February 21, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM February 15, 2023 Greetings from Beersheba, Israel! Our time here is nearly over. Next tour: Turkey, June 2023. Today’s newsletter is an offering of photos from… Read More

Amen. Collected Prayers and Hymns for the Journey

Posted: February 21, 2023

The newsletter of IBTM February 08, 2023 Greetings from Magdala! This is the hometown of Mary Magdalene, where her synagogue was recently unearthed. I’m here with the 2023 Israel Biblical… Read More

Should Christians Read Books by Atheists?

Posted: February 16, 2023

Author Alan Shlemon Published on 02/16/2023 I was recently asked whether Christians should read books by people like Richard Dawkins or other atheists. It’s a good question. It’s wise to… Read More

Discovery in the city of David

Posted: February 9, 2023

‘Jerusalem of Gold’: Volunteer unearths artifact of ‘great value’ at archaeological site An ancient 1,600-year-old bead made of pure gold was discovered during a dig in the City of David… Read More

Siege of Lachish—new analysis of the construction of the siege ramp

Posted: February 9, 2023

(Shared by Andrew Agerbak) Dear fellow British Museum tour guides, I saw this today and thought it added some additional richness to my favourite part of the museum: the Lachish… Read More

A History of the Quests for the Historical Jesus (2 Vols.)

Posted: February 7, 2023

Jesus’ life and teaching is important to every question we ask about what we believe and why we believe it. And yet there has never been common agreement about his… Read More