The 5 points that led me to leave Calvinism, by Dr. Leighton Flowers

Posted: June 17, 2019

Many have asked what specific points led me away from Calvinism. Being a Professor of Theology that once affirmed TULIP gives me a unique perspective on this subject. However, I… Read More

Trent Butler on Judges

Posted: June 15, 2019

Excerpt from Trent Butler, The Word Biblical Commentary 8, Judges (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009), lxxx. ……”Three tribes… receive the brunt of the author’s judgment in Judges. Benjamin could not take… Read More

2019 BioLogos Conference: Videos

Posted: April 19, 2019

Browse the presentations from the 2019 BioLogos Conference!

State of the Bible 2019: Trends in Engagement

Posted: April 19, 2019

Each year, Barna examines behaviors and beliefs related to the Bible among American adults, a study conducted in partnership with American Bible Society. In the 2019 “State of the Bible” report,… Read More

What Does the Bible Teach About Baptism?

Posted: March 18, 2019

Dear Renew Friends, This month we are emphasizing what the Bible teaches about baptism – and a key resource on baptism. Let me explain why this may be important to you… Read More

Art for the Glory of God, by Jennifer Francis

Posted: February 27, 2019

Art For The Glory Of God “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” This was the counsel of King Solomon, as chronicled in Proverbs 18:16…. Read More

Richard Rohr Meditation: An Alternative Story

Posted: February 5, 2019

Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation Week Six Jesus and the Cross An Alternative Story Monday, February 4, 2019 The theory of substitutionary atonement has… Read More

New Book: When God Is Silent

Posted: January 14, 2019

The Problem of Human Suffering We inhabit the same world Jesus did—one of pain, joy, surprise, suffering, and wonder. At times life is good, joyous, and fair. At other times… Read More

New Book: Origins — a book on the issues behind Genesis 1-11

Posted: January 5, 2019

Origins turns much of what Christians learned in Sunday School on its head in a revealing comparison of the Genesis narrative to the competing pagan narrative of the day. Relatively few… Read More

On the Mount of Olives: David & the Son of David

Posted: October 31, 2018

Christians are familiar with the story of Jesus’ last night on earth: the Last Supper, Gethsemane prayer, betrayal, arrest, trial, and crucifixion the following morning. But Jesus isn’t the only… Read More

A Bible for every tribe, every tongue

Posted: October 18, 2018

In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a Christian university student experiences the ministry of Pioneer Bible Translators. Continue reading here. Website: pioneerbible.org

AIM Classes through 2019

Posted: September 24, 2018

Here is the schedule of topics and dates for the next several months of the Athens Institute of Ministry. Click on this link: AIM UNITS

An Easy Principle to Test Your Take on Scripture

Posted: September 17, 2018

by Greg Koukl | info@str.org As an ambassador for Christ, how can you be clear-thinking and confident if you’re not sure whether or not you’re misinterpreting a Bible passage? I want… Read More

Thoughts on Holiness, by Alberto Schirmer

Posted: September 13, 2018

Hagiasmos [Greek}: Separated unto God. Hagios [Greek}: Separated from sin, and therefore consecrated to God. Qôdesh [Hebrew]: A sacred, consecrated, dedicated, hallowed thing or place. Qȃdȃsh [Hebrew]: To appoint, bid,… Read More

No Sign Will Be Given! Jesus: Playing Down the Miraculous

Posted: April 18, 2018

(Adapted from chapter 21 of The Spirit.) Jesus deliberately played down the miraculous. Then why did he do so many miracles — if they weren’t really necessary? Now, we never… Read More

Holiness: “Even the tassels are holy,” by Graydon Stephenson

Posted: April 16, 2018

What is ‘holiness’? ‘Holiness’ is the state of being ‘holy’. The noun ‘holiness’ appears infrequently in the scriptures, but the adjective ‘holy’ appears often. Certain concepts are paired with ‘holiness’. A… Read More

Ten Bible Verses Prosperity Gospel Preachers Need to Stop Misusing

Posted: January 24, 2018

Can you believe your way to health and wealth? Prosperity teachers say yes — and they misuse these Bible verses to convince millions of people that they’re right. Read article… Read More

Is Religious Belief Just a Brain Function?

Posted: January 8, 2018

Religion, we are told, has a scientific explanation; so we have no need of the God hypothesis. But is that so? This article reviews the alleged evidence and then responds… Read More

A Closer Look at Christmas – Glenn Sunshine

Posted: December 25, 2017

The Story behind the Manger, Shepherds, and Swaddling Clothes At this time of year, every year, we hear the Christmas story again. The familiar elements—the full inn, the stable, the… Read More

Story of the (New) Tyndale House Greek NT

Posted: December 19, 2017

Hear the story of the Tyndale House Greek New Testament from the academics who produced it.

Sinless Mary: Dialogue w Old Testament Professor

Posted: December 15, 2017

Jonathan Huddleston (see Facebook / resume) is an ordained Church of Christ minister, and has been assistant professor of Old Testament at Abilene Christian University. He obtained his doctorate in Hebrew Bible / Old… Read More

Museum of the Bible – now open in Washington, DC

Posted: November 24, 2017

Museum of the Bible | MOTB Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and… Read More

Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage, by Jerry Jones (review by Bob Young)

Posted: November 24, 2017

Jones discusses divorce and remarriage with objectivity By Bob Young In Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage: Seen Through the Character of God and the Mind of Jesus, Jerry Jones — a longtime… Read More

Right or Righteous, by Fred Faller

Posted: October 13, 2017

What do you think of when you hear the word “righteousness”? About a year ago I was challenged about my understanding of the nature of righteousness in the Bible and… Read More

The Tower of Babel

Posted: October 11, 2017

The following material appeared in the weekly newsletter from 27 September to 11 October 2017. This series was adapted from The God Who Dared (1997), the next version of which was titled Genesis,… Read More

Prosperity Preaching – unhealthy and unbiblical (Costi Hinn)

Posted: October 2, 2017

Read the powerful testimony of Costi Hinn, nephew of multi-millionaire health & wealth preacher Benny Hinn. From the Christianity Today website. Click here.  

Daylight from a Deerstand, by Jerry Jones

Posted: September 27, 2017


An online trove of Biblical manuscripts

Posted: September 26, 2017

An extraordinary collection of 68 New Testament and other Biblical manuscripts dating from the fourth to the twentieth centuries has been digitized and made available for study online. Continue reading… Read More

“Holiness” – Douglas Jacoby

Posted: September 25, 2017

This is Douglas’ second message from the series ‘Sharpening the Sword’ at the midweek service of the North River Church of Christ on 9/20/17. (Note from the AV team: the… Read More

Do We Actually Know What The Gospel Is? (Altar & Throne)

Posted: September 23, 2017

If you asked 20 separate Christians “What is the gospel,” you’d likely get 25 different answers. If you asked the same question in a group of 20 Christians, they might… Read More

Sister of the Earliest Compete Old Testament Found

Posted: July 6, 2017

Press Release: SISTER OF THE EARLIEST COMPLETE OLD TESTAMENT FOUND Tyndale House, Cambridge, announces a new discovery made by young researcher Dr. Kim Phillips published in its latest Tyndale Bulletin… Read More

Why I Am Not an Evangelical (or am I?), by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: June 21, 2017

To listen to the third podcast in the series on Christian identity, Why I Am Not an Evangelical — or Am I? (32 min), click on the arrow. To download… Read More

Why I Am Not a Fundamentalist, by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: June 14, 2017

To hear the podcast (44 mins), Why I Am Not a Fundamentalist, click on the play arrow. To download and listen to it later, right click here and then on ‘save link as’… Read More

Why I Am Not a Protestant, by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: June 7, 2017

To hear the podcast (54 mins) titled Why I Am Not a Protestant, click on the arrow. To download and listen to it later, right click here and then on ‘save… Read More


Posted: April 9, 2017

Sermon given on April 9, 2017 at the North River Church of Christ by Douglas. Watch the sermon here. Click HERE for the notes accompanying the sermon.

Another Old Torah Found

Posted: March 8, 2017

Used by permission of John Clayton, Q1, 2017 Does God Exist In 1970 an ancient copy of the Torah was found in the Jewish village known as En-Gedi. It has recently… Read More

“Misquoting” Jesus? Answering Bart Ehrman – CBN.com

Posted: March 6, 2017

In Misquoting Jesus, the New York Times bestseller subtitled The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, author Bart Ehrman fires a shot meant to sink the ship of… Read More

Q&A 0007 – The Trinity

Posted: December 20, 2016

Can you recommend reading material about ‘Trinity’ theology? — Joel Hughes, Triangle, North Carolina Many works – thousands of pages! – have been written about the Trinity. Because this is… Read More

“Empty!” – by Douglas Jacoby

Posted: December 5, 2016

Sunday sermon given at North River Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA, Nov 27, 2016

Bercot lessons at YouTube

Posted: November 3, 2016

Listen to David Bercot’s lessons (Scroll Publishing) through its YouTube channel. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL6qGDn7Nnd84-UgURpw8Dw Description Welcome to the Scroll Publishing YouTube channel. We are a small publisher of Christian books… Read More

La Bible, Mythe ou Réalité par Douglas Jacoby/The Bible, Myth or Reality?

Posted: June 21, 2016

Message done in Brussels, Belgium on June 19, 2016 Question & Answer session that followed

Miracles of the Messiah

Posted: April 16, 2016

Sunday Message at North River Church of Christ – April 10, 2016 http://bit.ly/1Sho5NH  

Q&A 1398 – Randomness, Suffering, and the Will of God

Posted: February 10, 2016

I frequently think about the suffering in this life — more and more with every year — including very painful emotional distress. It seems like there is a randomness to life. We… Read More

Q&A 1385 – With human divinity, is there a “quadrinity”?

Posted: December 19, 2015

Is there a quadrinity? Clearly, the Bible supports the triune nature of God. Moreover, the Scriptures demonstrate mutual love, honor, submission, and dependency between each part. I cannot help but notice… Read More

Recommended Book: “Revolution in World Missions”

Posted: October 26, 2015

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Grace and Ungrace Series, 3 – Douglas & Vicki Jacoby

Posted: October 21, 2014

The first lesson in this series (all recorded at the 2013 Florida Discipleship Conference) is from Lamentations. Douglas speaks alone. In classes 2 and 3, he teaches with his wife, Vicki…. Read More

Bible & Culture, part 2

Posted: September 30, 2014

In the previous lesson we explored accommodation and discernment. Some aspects of the ambient culture are fine for believers to follow, while others are not. Yet an even greater sensitivity to… Read More

Bible & Culture, part 1

Posted: September 30, 2014

To listen to the first lesson in the Bible & Culture series (16 minutes), click below. (Note: for a different lesson on the Bible (Old Testament) and culture, please click… Read More

Sound Doctrine

Posted: August 15, 2014

This lesson was original taught in Mexico City (“Manteniendo la Sana Doctrina,” 9 August 2014). Listen to the English podcast (52 minutes). Click here to download. Life and teaching Every… Read More

Israel: A community of radical counter-culture

Posted: July 15, 2014

Israel was called to demonstrate the true God to the world (Exodus 19:4-6; Isaiah 49:6; Malachi 1:11,14; etc). Her religion was radically different to all other ancient religions (such as… Read More

Dragons and the Bible

Posted: March 27, 2014

Listen to the podcast on Dragons (29 minutes). Click here to download. Mythology in the King James Version Unicorns – 9x in KJV Further comment by Chuck Pike (not in… Read More

The Gender of God

Posted: February 3, 2014

To hear The Gender of God (13 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target… Read More

Listen to Debate 6: Is Christianity Rational?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Listen to Debate 6: Is Christianity Rational? Debate with atheist Robert Brotherus took place 10 September 2011 (Helsinki). Please listen to it and tell your friends — believing and nonbelieving!… Read More

Peace Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Watch a lively debate between yours truly and Rabbi Shmuley. Click here to get your own copy of the DVD.

Gracia versus Legalismo (El Salvador, 2010)

Posted: July 31, 2013


Christian Anti-intellectual and the Disciple’s Worldview, by Jason Goble

Posted: July 31, 2013

Christian Anti-intellectual and the Disciple’s Worldview, as understood by Jason Goble This is the third essay on the Disciple’s Worldview. Before your eyes glaze over at the title, ask yourself… Read More

Cross the bridge… by J. Greig

Posted: July 31, 2013

“Cross the Bridge or Fade Away”  is a controversial article that may be of interest to some who are interested in exploring boundary issues. Click here for the .pdf file.

David Platt on the Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: February 20, 2013

Watch this video (less than 3 minutes) by David Platt on why the Sinner’s Prayer is leading millions astray. Click here.

The Name of God

Posted: October 28, 2012

Here are a podcast and notes on The Name of God (18 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More


Posted: January 6, 2012

Baptism Revisited, by John Lang John Lang (Indianapolis) has a different, and provocative, perspective on baptism: Baptism has long been a central concern of those with roots in the “Restoration… Read More

Why God Sent a Son (not a Daughter)

Posted: August 3, 2011

Here you will find a podcast plus notes on Why God Sent a Son–not a Daughter (20 minutes). To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link… Read More

Egyptian plagues and gods, by Sten Johannesson

Posted: July 28, 2011

Egyptian plagues and gods Why did God choose these 10 plagues for Egypt? Find out by clicking HERE. To see more presentations on Christian Evidences by Sten Johannesson, please click here.

The Kingdom of God Part 2, by John Oakes

Posted: May 2, 2011

Listen to The Kingdom of God Part 2, by John Oakes (36 minutes), one of several podcasts under the heading Politics. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save… Read More

The Kingdom of God Part 1, by John Oakes

Posted: May 2, 2011

Listen to The Kingdom of God Part 1, by John Oakes (30 minutes), one of several podcasts under the heading Politics. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select… Read More

The Sabbath

Posted: October 24, 2010

To hear The Sabbath (40 minutes), click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as” and… Read More

Speaking in Tongues

Posted: June 29, 2010

Speaking in Tongues is 28 minutes in length. To listen, click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save… Read More


Posted: June 16, 2010

Ransom is 12 minutes in length. To listen, click on the play button below: To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or “save target as”… Read More

Original Sin

Posted: April 5, 2010

Following is a paper I wrote on the topic of Original Sin. The podcast includes everything in the paper –and a little bit more — and is 27 minutes in… Read More

Contemporary Views on Salvation, by Glenn Giles

Posted: November 21, 2006

There are varying views on salvation among those who call themselves “Christians” today. The following enumerate some of those views. You can download the word document or the pdf below…. Read More

Conrad Gempf Lectures

Posted: August 18, 2006

“For all you podcasters, I can recommend one of my lecturers, Conrad Gempf, from the London School of Theology. Just go to the iTunes store, then the Podcast section and… Read More

German Bible Goes Politically Correct

Posted: May 21, 2006


Alexander Campbell on War

Posted: May 17, 2006

To read his views, download AlexanderCampbellonWar.pdf (59 KB).


Posted: April 17, 2006

The following website will help those unfamiliar with Gnosticism to understand this ancient (and modern) heresy, and to see easily why recent sensationalistic announcements about Gnostic documents barely faze the… Read More

Christian Classics

Posted: January 9, 2006

Check out this website: Christian Classics.

Unity on Three Levels (2005)

Posted: August 3, 2005

A song of ascents. Of David. How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on… Read More

The Sins of a Failed Leadership, by Glenn Giles

Posted: April 20, 2005

The Gospel of Matthew seems to be structured around five major discourses of Jesus. As such, Matthew 23 would come at the end of the last (fifth) narrative and immediately… Read More

Instrumental Music: A Live Issue

Posted: September 24, 2003

“Instrumental Music: A Live Issue’ was written by Douglas Jacoby in 1993. It discusses what the Bible says about the use of instrumental music — an issue for the Restoration… Read More

Baptism with the Holy Spirit

Posted: July 17, 2003

Introduction In 1976 after I my “conversion experience “1 I began attending charismatic prayer meetings. I continued to go because there were lots of food nice girls and a high… Read More

The Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: July 17, 2003

Introduction C.S. Lewis used the term ‘a great cataract of nonsense’ to describe how people use a modern idea to construe Bible theology. One such example, perhaps the best example,… Read More

Judge Not!

Posted: January 1, 1990

Douglas Jacoby, Stockholm 1990 The following study is useful for anyone who has heard that we should never “judge.” Certainly, a judgmental spirit is wrong and unbecoming of a believer,… Read More