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Q&A 1647—How did priests go to the toilet?

Posted: September 29, 2023

When priests were serving at the Jerusalem temple, and they had to go to the toilet, what could they do? Weren’t they required to remain on site? This could have… 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

This Is the Easiest Way to Share Your Faith

Posted: September 21, 2023

September 2023 Video Highlights:Celebrate 30 Years of STR with Our Most Viewed Videos Which Kind of Evangelist Are You? In this four-minute video, Greg Koukl encourages Christians for whom evangelism… 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

Conversations (Douglas & Vicki)

Posted: September 19, 2023

Vicki and I have had many, many conversations with one another—and with many of you—about the condition of churches worldwide. We aren’t speaking for all Christians or all the Churches… 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

Q&A 1646—Alcohol during pregnancy okay?

Posted: September 14, 2023

Is it okay for me to consume alcohol while I’m pregnant? I am not a big drinker. This would be just a couple of glasses of wine now and again…. 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

Libros en Español—50% de Descuento

Posted: September 6, 2023

Libros en Español—50% de Descuento Si compra nuestros 3 libros en español obtendrá un 50% de descuento en el total de su compra. Los libros son Cuando Dios Calla, El Espíritu y Evidencia… 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

Hidden Origins of the Campbell Movement: Cooperating across denominational boundaries (James L. Gorman)

Posted: September 5, 2023

Article appearing in the newsletter of Common Grounds Unity, 19 Aug 2023, used by permission Origin stories deeply shape our identity, theology, and practice. The stories we tell ourselves about… 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

Joe Vukov | Navigating the Technological Divide

Posted: September 1, 2023

Description For some, technology offers humanity a path into perfection. For others it is the means of our downfall. Somewhere in between there is Joe Vukov. In the episode, Joe… 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

Q&A 1645—Is Jesus unsure about being the Messiah?

Posted: August 23, 2023

In Matthew 26, when the high priest asks Jesus whether he is the Messiah, Jesus seems to equivocate. Why does he say “You have said so,” instead of simply saying… Read More

Q&A 1644—Balm of Gilead?

Posted: August 23, 2023

What is “balm of Gilead” (Jeremiah 8:22)? I first heard the phrase in a song we often sang in student devotionals, “There Is a Balm in Gilead.” It’s an old… Read More

Q&A 1643—Were some ancient civilizations more advanced than ours?

Posted: August 23, 2023

I’m reading your book Origins—excellent book [on Genesis 1-11]. I had a question about the Watcher account of 1 Enoch and the knowledge that was passed on to mankind. I… 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

Why Moral Relativism Isn’t Logical

Posted: August 17, 2023

August 2023 Video Highlights: Why the World Needs God’s Objective Standards Why Moral Relativism Isn’t Logical In this 14–minute excerpt from his latest Stand to Reason University course, “Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted… 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

Douglas Challenges the ICOC (Acts 2:42)

Posted: August 9, 2023

On 6 August 2023, in Athens, Georgia, I preached a no-holds-barred message from Acts 2:42. While I suppose some might consider this sermon too critical of my own church denomination,… 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

Q&A 1642—Is there real poverty in the West?

Posted: August 2, 2023

Is “poverty” relative? And should my response be according to what I know? I know what real poverty looks like from working in Haïti. And yet I have to constantly… Read More

Q&A 1641—What’s the difference between covenant and contract?

Posted: August 2, 2023

What’s the difference between a covenant and a contract? While they are equivalent in many contexts, there is an important nuance to covenant. In the words of philosopher Douglas Groothuis,… Read More

Dealing with Media Bias, by Thayer Salisbury

Posted: August 2, 2023

Used with permission from John Clayton, Does God Exist? It is upsetting. These days, it also seems inevitable. Lies are told, and many people believe them. Maybe that was overstated…. 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


Posted: July 29, 2023

Used with the permission of John Clayton of DoesGodExist? AYAHUASCA CHURCH: As our culture turns away from God and the Christian system of living, we have a vast void that… 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

Review of Leadership or Servanthood? by Hwa Yung

Posted: July 26, 2023

Reviewed by Malcolm Cox Hwa Yung’s Leadership or Servanthood? is one of the most challenging and inspiring books I have read for some time. The book confronts the prevailing leadership… Read More

Review of Challenging Leaders — Graham Nicholls, ed.

Posted: July 26, 2023

Reviewed by Malcolm Cox I am grateful for my friend David Kaner recommending the book Challenging Leaders, edited by Graham Nicholls. I can’t recommend it enough. This book tackles the… Read More

Conversation 8: Counting the Cost

Posted: July 25, 2023

CLICK TO HEAR the conversation. Conversation 8 is closely related to Conversation 7. If you haven’t listened to no. 7, perhaps it would be helpful to listen to it before… Read More

The “Binding of Isaac”–Emotional Connection between Father & Son (John Iiames)

Posted: July 24, 2023

This study on Abraham and Isaac and the Binding may speak to parallels with God’s presence at Gethsemane and Abraham’s connection with Isaac during their walk up the mountain. Here… Read More

Helpful Books (extensive bibliography), Version XXXIII

Posted: July 22, 2023

Click for an extensive, and continually developing, bibliography for the reading Christian. Helpful Books Jul 2023 —Version XXXIII 

Everyone Resists This, but Is it True?

Posted: July 21, 2023

July 2023 Video Highlights: Jesus Offers the One, Unique Rescue We All Need Examining the Claim There is perhaps no other claim found in Scripture that’s met with more resistance… 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

Q&A 1640—Cold Contact Evangelism?

Posted: July 19, 2023

Q: In regard to your “conversation” on Matthew 28, I agree that placing emphasis on just one scripture (Mattt 28:18-20) made for a very efficient church-building programme, yet also resulted… Read More

Q&A 1639—Is the Enneagram OK for Christians?

Posted: July 19, 2023

I’ve recently noticed in increase in the use of the enneagram tool in churches. What is your view on using this tool (albeit with good intentions), bearing in mind that… 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

Q&A 1638—Virgin Birth?

Posted: July 12, 2023

As a Christian do I really have to accept that Jesus was born of a virgin? Couldn’t this just be an ancient way of highlighting his importance? A: That’s a… 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

From Challenges to Opportunities: God Transcends Cultural and Religious Boundaries (Jorge Diaz)

Posted: July 10, 2023

During the second half of 2022, for professional reasons, I was deployed on a field mission in Sudan (Africa) for three months. (North) Sudan is an Islamic country, where most… 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

AIM Spiritual Life 2023 – Promo Video

Posted: July 8, 2023

Take a look at this video highlighting our AIM Spiritual Life series. https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/3gys4e1nhg8fuyxndebba/AIM-Spiritual-Life-2023-Promo.mp4?rlkey=y1ql0w4sfioki7e5o5mo90yhp&dl=0  

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

Ruth Reconsidered

Posted: July 5, 2023

For a fresh look at Ruth—particularly in the context of the period of the Judges, and in light of her startling appearance in Matthew 1 (the genealogy of Jesus), click… 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

Kyle Spears Interviews John Porter Regarding House Churches

Posted: July 2, 2023

New Blog Post House Churches is becoming one of the hot discussions in modern churches. Are they a threat? Are they biblical? Should we see them as a way that… 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

Q&A 1637—Are the sexual standards of Scripture “cultural”? (And a word on inerrancy)

Posted: June 21, 2023

I have heard that the biblical authors did not understand sexual orientation or the concept of loving, monogamous gay relationships as we do today—making their writings obsolete. My thinking is… 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

The Hired Hand

Posted: June 14, 2023

This talk (about 11 mins) supplements the conversation my wife and I had on “Speaking the Truth in Love.”

ISRAEL DRAW: And the winner is…

Posted: June 14, 2023

The winner has been determined randomly and has received an email. Once we hear confirmation from the winner, we’ll announce the name. D J

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

Responses to AIM UK/Ireland, June 2023

Posted: June 1, 2023

A very stimulating, captivating Bible-based teaching day! — a young brother, England I found the most recent class on OTI hosted by AIM U.K./Ireland to be invigorating. Douglas, Andy and… Read More

5 CLEAR guest passes

Posted: June 1, 2023

If you are a family of at least 5, and would like some free CLEAR guest passes (valid for 3 months), please let me know. You can email me at… 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

Only One Way? But That’s Not Fair!

Posted: May 18, 2023

May 2023 Video Highlights:Celebrate 30 Years of STR with Our Most Viewed Videos How to Use Tactics to Answer “Why Do I Need Jesus?” In this seven–minute video, Greg Koukl describes… 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

Conference: Ethical Concerns Relating to Gender Dysphoria

Posted: May 8, 2023

Organised by: The Scottish Council on Human Bioethics       Date: Saturday 27 May 2023 Venue: Golden Jubilee Hospital, Conference Centre, Inspiration Space Room, Beardmore St, Glasgow, Clydebank G81 4SA… 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.

Women of Worth Podcast

Posted: April 20, 2023

Follow Vicki Jacoby as she ponders anew the women of the Bible, the well-known and also the little-known. Women of Worth is not only a fresh look at scores of… Read More

“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

One church, one city?

Posted: April 14, 2023

One Leadership per City: Rethinking Territorial Church Governance Stephen F. Staten September 12, 2021 Some version of this paper had been planned for years but kept getting pushed back by… 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

Tyndale House Day Conference – Edinburgh

Posted: April 1, 2023

THE WORLD OF THE BIBLE: How Scripture fits together & what it means for us today Tyndale House Day Conference in Edinburgh 22nd April 2023 | 9:30–16:00 (BST) We’re coming… 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

Q&A 1635—Is the washing of Titus 3:5 baptism?

Posted: March 15, 2023

Why can I be positive that apostle Paul, in Titus 3:5, is talking about baptism? He doesn’t use the word “baptism” here. Couldn’t someone argue that it’s just a metaphor… Read More

Q&A 1634—How were women converted to Judaism?

Posted: March 15, 2023

How were women converted to Judaism in ancient times, if they were not circumcised? I looked online and couldn’t find anything.—M.H. I suppose there are two separate questions: (1) How… Read More

Jesus Loves Me (Senior Style)

Posted: March 14, 2023

The following is a creative adaptation of the familiar children’s song which begins: “Jesus loves me, this I know / For the Bible tells me so / Little ones to… Read More

A Prayer for an Aging Know-it-All

Posted: March 11, 2023

The following prayer could be called “I Am Growing Older,” or perhaps “A Prayer for the Aging Know-it-All.” The words are those of Teresa of Ávila (1515–1582). Much of the prayer… 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

Science & Faith: Enemies or Allies? (2023)

Posted: March 7, 2023

Here is the video (3 classes, a little over 2 hours) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wnegXo64bHHm9wjRX2ehXFhUrAnRC_lO/view?usp=sharing    

The Jesus Peace Collective

Posted: March 7, 2023

What does the Bible say about war? Can Christians legitimately engage in acts of violence? Check out the new website of The Jesus Peace Collective.

Dead Sea Scrolls Bible Translations

Posted: March 6, 2023

This web site contains translations of 223 of the 223 Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls. The effort to translate all the scrolls was completed on December 6, 2015, and the Chapter… 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

This Is How Christians Are to Love

Posted: February 24, 2023

February 2023 Video Highlights: This Is How Christians Are to Love Love the Person. Celebrate Truth. Call Out Evil. In this 9-minute video, Jon Noyes shares how to love others when… 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

Appreciation from our honored African guests (Israel 2023)

Posted: February 21, 2023

Following are just a few of the responses from African teachers as they experienced Israel 2023, compliments of IBTM: From windy Tel-Aviv going north, then South through the West Bank… Read More

HOPE worldwide Nepal: Helping schoolchildren

Posted: February 21, 2023

. Suman is a determined and ambitious 10-year-old student who is currently in Grade 4. He has a love for sports, especially basketball, and shares a close bond with his… Read More

Science and Faith: Enemies or Allies? – Feb 25th

Posted: February 18, 2023

All are invited to this free event. All detail in flyer below.

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

AIM UK-Ireland: Old Testament Survey

Posted: February 12, 2023

  Reasons for signing up for the Old Testament Module I am compiling a set of YouTube shorts giving inspiration for studying the first testament. Click the button below 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

Mónica Guzmán | The Gift of Curiosity

Posted: February 7, 2023

Description In a world of increasing division, Mónica Guzmán offers advice for approaching conversation with curiosity. When we attempt to understand those who we disagree with, instead of merely attempting… Read More

N.T. Wright to Deliver the 2023 Malherbe Plenary Lecture

Posted: February 6, 2023

2023 Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary Speaker Over the course of several years N.T. Wright has been on the shortest of short lists to present a plenary lecture at the CSC…. Read More

2024 BST: Abraham’s Country: Eastern Turkey (20-29 October 2024)

Posted: February 6, 2023

We’re offering three Biblical Study Tours in 2024. The first two (both in February) are in Israel. The third (autumn) is to Turkey. Scroll down for full details. Take a… Read More

Old Testament Survey: AIM UK & Ireland

Posted: February 2, 2023

Introduction to the world of the Old Testament, from the historical & geographical background to the formation of the Old Testament itself. By Thames Valley Churches of Christ Date and time… Read More

Major discovery shines light on how mummies were made

Posted: February 2, 2023

We know a lot about how mummies were embalmed, but the specific substances and mixtures and how exactly they were used have long eluded us — until now.https://www.dw.com/en/major-discovery-shines-light-on-how-mummies-were-made/a-64580812?mobileApp=true

Natural Law: An Introduction, Part 2

Posted: February 1, 2023

Natural Law: An Introduction, Part 2 By Nicholas K. Meriwether JAN 30 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Universal law is the law of Nature. For there really is, as everyone to some extent… Read More

Derren Brown (atheist) sheds light on faith healing

Posted: February 1, 2023

“Illusionist Derren Brown reinvents the concept of ‘faith healing’ through a series of stunts that debunk the confines of fear, pain and disbelief.” This fascinating program, accessible HERE, sheds significant… Read More

Religious scholar argues for better understanding of church and state – The Christian Chronicle

Posted: January 31, 2023

Lori Windham In “Religious Freedom in a Secular Age,” Michael Bird takes on several tough challenges — arguing that secularism in government is a good thing, that both sides of… Read More

Prism 31: Self-assessment

Posted: January 31, 2023

. The questions and answers may be found in the audio recording and below, in the text of this post. Questions: Who devoted considerable time, expense, and energy to finding the Christ… Read More

Prism 30: Prime Prism Passages on Christ & the OT

Posted: January 30, 2023

. Following are 7 of my favorite passages in Matthew on the relationship of Christ to the Old Testament. 5:17—Jesus fulfills the Law. 22:40—Love as fulfillment the of Law. 23:23—The… Read More

Prism 29: Matthew the Evangelist

Posted: January 29, 2023

Matthew is mentioned in Matthew 9:9 and 10:3, and comes from Capernaum. His other name is Levi, son of Alpheus (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27). Matthew collected taxes for Herod Antipas, tetrarch… Read More

Why we serve – Christian Ray Flores

Posted: January 28, 2023

Open in app or online Why we serve CHRISTIAN RAY FLORES Jan 28 SAVE ▷  LISTEN Selfless acts of service to others are a key happiness-inducing practice. And yet a shocking percentage of… Read More

A Year in Review and a Welcome to 2023

Posted: January 28, 2023

A Year in Review and a Welcome to 2023Written by John TealJanuary, 2023 Growing up in Michigan, we had water everywhere! My county alone had about 450 lakes. When I… Read More

Prism 28: Review

Posted: January 28, 2023

. In this unit of our series, we make a rapid review of (most of) what we’ve learned so far in the Prism series.  

Prism 27: Terrified Men, Courageous Women (Matt 28:1-20)

Posted: January 27, 2023

. Resurrection (Matt 28:1-10) Terrified men & courageous women First witnesses of resurrection are women. Worship (v.9) Commission (Matt 28:11-20) Mountain—connection with Matt 5 and 17, and with Moses Worship—and Jesus… Read More

Prism 26: Sepulcher & Stone (Matt 27:57-66)

Posted: January 26, 2023

. Rich man (Matt 27:57-61) Isa 53:9 Wisdom 2:12—”Let us lie in wait for the righteous one, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions; he reproaches us for… Read More

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection

Posted: January 25, 2023

The God-of-the-Gaps Objection By Andrew T. Loke SAVE ▷  LISTEN It has often been objected by sceptics that the arguments for the existence of God are god-of-the-gaps arguments and that their… Read More

Q&A 1633—The circumcision of Moses 

Posted: January 25, 2023

When was Moses circumcised, and by whom? — S.W. First, let’s read the passage about Moses’ birth. We read in Exodus 2:1-2, “Now a man from the house of Levi… Read More

Prism 25: Through the Veil (Matt 27:45-54)

Posted: January 25, 2023

. Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? (Matt 27:45-50) Darkness (not an eclipse) Eli ~ Eliyahu Psalm 22 The Tear (Matt 27:51-54) Torn curtain = access to God. The raising of the… Read More

Q&A 1632—Must we utter Jesus’ Aramaic name?

Posted: January 25, 2023

When baptizing or praying in the name of Jesus, is it crucial to use the Aramaic pronunciation of his name? — C.M. Not at all. (As if you or I could… Read More

Prism 24: Crucifixion (Matt 27:15-44)

Posted: January 24, 2023

. Before Pilate (Matt 27:15-19) Release: Barabbas, or Jesus? In a way, Jesus substitutes for Barabbas—for you and me! Dream—reminds us of the disturbed sleep of Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Darius, or… Read More

Prism 23: Worthless Shepherds, Legions of Angels (Matt 26:30-68)

Posted: January 23, 2023

. Betrayal Theme in Psalter David Joseph Christ Last Supper & Arrest Covenant – prophesied in the O.T. (Jer 31:31-34; Isa 42:6; 49:8; 54:10; 55:3; 59:21; etc). Kingdom – exaltation… Read More

Prism 22: Judgment & Betrayal (Matt 25:11-26:16)

Posted: January 22, 2023

. Parable of the Foolish Virgins (Matt 25:11-13) “Lord, Lord”—see Matt 7:21. Authority to grant entry into the kingdom Parable of the Sheep & Goats (25:31-45) “Son of man” (Divine)… Read More

Homosexuality: The Most Divisive Topic in the Modern Church

Posted: January 21, 2023

June 2023 Video Highlights: Celebrate 30 Years of STR with Our Most Viewed Videos What Do Jesus and the Bible Say? There are many different opinions on this divisive topic… Read More

Prism 21: The Coming of the Lord (Matt 21:33-24:44)

Posted: January 21, 2023

. Judgment (Matt 23:33-39) Presumes sending of prophets after his return to heaven. Notice his divine authority. (Who else would “send prophets”?) V.39 (like 21:10) connects to Psalm 118:26. The… Read More

Generation Z: The Ongoing Conversation

Posted: January 20, 2023

You Are Invited… Feb 23-25, 2023 In Person at Oklahoma Christian University or virtually For information, the schedule & registration, go to https://www.teleiosconference.com/. Or learn more: Youtube GoogleDrive

Debate with Tom Jump

Posted: January 20, 2023

On Monday 23 January, 9am CT (3pm UK time), I will enter an informal debate with YouTube atheist Tom Jump. To watch the event, please click HERE.

Prism 20: The Most Quoted OT Passage (Matt 22:1-7-45)

Posted: January 20, 2023

. The Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matt 22:1-7) Wedding motif Messianic banquet (Isa 25; Ezek 39) Son Burning of Jerusalem (70 AD) Son of David Matt 22:41-45 Ps 1101… Read More

Prism 19: Cornerstone (Matt 21:33-34)

Posted: January 19, 2023

. Let’s now finish our study of Matthew 21. We have devoted significant time to several key Messianic prophets. Today this brings us to the Psalms—especially Ps 118—and Isaiah 28…. Read More

Q&A 1631—Radiometric dating inaccurate?

Posted: January 18, 2023

Some articles I’ve read in academic journals (about carbon dating) have led me to reject the scientific consensus that the earth is billions of years old. Please look at the… Read More

Q&A 1630–Wedding clothes = baptism?

Posted: January 18, 2023

I have heard people connect Gal 3:26-27 and Matt 22:11-12. They reason that unless you agree with their interpretation on baptism, you’ll be kicked out of the kingdom. I’m not… Read More

Prism 18: Prayer & Thieves (Matt 21:12-16)

Posted: January 18, 2023

. Palm Sunday (continued) Jesus cleanses the temple (Matt 21:12-13) Its filth: financial and spiritual corruption Strong parallels to Jerusalem of the late 6th century BC. Thus Jesus quotes Jer… Read More

Q&A 1629–Jesus goes, the Spirit comes?

Posted: January 17, 2023

Why did Jesus say he had to go in order for the Holy Spirit to come to the disciples? – T.K. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep… Read More

Q&A 1628—Mean-spirited?

Posted: January 17, 2023

I’m reading Ezra and am wondering if you have any insight for me. Ezra 4:1 states that “the enemies of the Jews” wanted to join in the work of building… Read More

Prism 17: Colt, Clouds, Clamor, Cleansing (Matt 22:2-13)

Posted: January 17, 2023

. The Triumphal Entry (Matt 21:2-5) Zech 9:9—prophecy of Messiah mounted on a donkey. The donkey as a royal animal, though also making for a humble entrance. In the Talmud (Sanhedrin 98a)… Read More

The Seven Sacraments

Posted: January 16, 2023

Note: The following was constructed from an 8-part series in our 2022 newsletter. Catholicism’s Seven Sacraments The Council of Trent (1545-1563) affirmed: “If anyone says that the sacraments… are not… Read More

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Posted: January 16, 2023

Stepping into the Jordan What’s Love Got To Do With It? Rob Kranz Jan 14 For me, one of the bright spots of the COVID lockdown was Disney’s release of Hamilton. I… Read More

Prism 16: Ransom (Matt 20:25-21:1)

Posted: January 16, 2023

. We have reached the midpoint of the Prism series (15 units behind us, 15 units in front of us, after this reflection. Ransom (Matt 20:25-28) Ransom is one of… Read More

Prism 15: Sheep & Thrones (18:12-19:28)

Posted: January 15, 2023

  The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Matt 18:12-14) YHWH as Father, but also Shepherd Messiah as Shepherd Ideal Davidic king as shepherd Binding & Loosing (Matt 18:18-20) Jesus’ unique… Read More

Prism 14: ID, Transfiguration, Tax (Matt 16:13-17:27)

Posted: January 14, 2023

. ID (Matt 16:13-19) Why these persons? Jesus (through his ministry, lifestyle, words…) reminds people of Jeremiah, Elijah, et al. Keys – Isaiah 22 (Eliakim, Shebna) but also YHWH –… Read More

Prism 13: Bread & Fish (Matt 14:20-16:4)

Posted: January 13, 2023

. Jesus feeds 5000 (Matt 14:20-21) Elisha fed 100 (2 Kings 4:42-44) 20:100 ÷ 5:5000 (1:5 vs. 1:1000) ~ 0.2%! Jesus is a prophet, but much greater than a prophet… Read More

Prism 12: Servant, Satan, Sign, Solomon, etc (Matt 12:15-13:51)

Posted: January 12, 2023

. Jesus’ ministry (Matt 12:15-21) Jesus did not want too much publicity: too much notoriety, too soon, and his arrest and execution would have come before he had completed other… Read More

Bridging the Gap – A Special Event

Posted: January 11, 2023

Bridging the Gap – A Special Event God’s word is the standard yesterday, today, and forever. Whether you are a Baby Boomer, Generation X, Y, or Z, God’s word equally… Read More

The Original Languages of the Bible

Posted: January 11, 2023

Listen to the podcast (13 minutes) and learn about the three original tongues of the scriptures. To download the podcast, right click on “download” and select “save link as” or… Read More

Prism 11: Isaiah & the Dead Sea Scrolls (Matt 11:1-12:7)

Posted: January 11, 2023

. Jesus & John (Matt 11:1-6) Sensitivity to John “In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see. Once… Read More

Is Christianity Misogynistic? | Crossway Articles

Posted: January 10, 2023

January 09, 2023 by: Rebecca McLaughlin The Greatest Movement of Women in History! Some of my friends think Christianity has pushed women down. But Christianity actually lifted women up. We… Read More

Prism 10: Malachi, David, Micah (Matt 9:20-10:40)

Posted: January 10, 2023

  Big ideas so far: God’s kingdom includes Jews and Gentiles, men and women, the good, the bad & the ugly. Jesus fulfills the Scriptures by fulfilling Israel’s purpose, by… Read More

Natural Law: An Introduction

Posted: January 9, 2023

Natural Law: An Introduction By Nicholas K. Meriwether JAN 9 SAVE ▷  LISTEN “Well, the rules of the road have been lodged, it’s only people’s games you got to dodge.” —Bob… Read More

Prism 09: Wind & Waves, Mercy & Sacrifice (Matt 8:23-9:15)

Posted: January 9, 2023

  Calming the Sea (Matt 8:23-27) The is the action of Yahweh in the OT Psalm 65:7 Implication of divinity Forgiving sins (Matt 9:1-4) Only God can forgive sins. Implication… Read More

What Our Pro-Life Predecessors Can Teach Us about Standing against Abortion

Posted: January 8, 2023

The Supply and Demand of Abortion January 03, 2023 by: Marvin Olasky Success on the abortion supply side—cutting down the number of abortion suppliers—is only part of the battle. Work on… Read More

Prism 08: Our Sins & Sicknesses (Matt 8:1-17)

Posted: January 8, 2023

. Jesus heals the leper (Matt 8:1-4) This connects with the bird baptism passage of Lev 14! Several connections with Christ: the water, the wood, the blood (yarn), cleansing (hyssop),… Read More

Prism 07: The Epitome (Matt 5:1-8:1)

Posted: January 7, 2023

  The Sermon on the Mount: Matt 5:1/8:1 These chapters are the epitome of Jesus’ teaching. A scenario like Exodus 20 (Sinai)—Jesus and Moses Up and down a mountain 10… Read More

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