Alex Duke

Judges 3:7-31: On Othniel the Leader, Ehud the Left-Handed, and Clippy the Paper Clip (Bible Talk, Ep. 72)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.25.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about the first three judges: Othniel the golden boy, Ehud the left-handed “son of the right-handers,” and Shamgar the oxgoad-warrior.

Judges 1:1–3:6: On the Pattern Set Forth in the Two-Part Introduction of the Book of Judges (Bible Talk, Ep. 71)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.18.2023

Bible Talk is back!

In this episode, Alex Duke chats with Jim and Sam about the ominous “double introduction” of Judges 1:1–3:6.

Best Books for Pastors in 2022

By Alex Duke | 12.21.2022

We asked pastors around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2022 that helped you be a better pastor?

On the Virgin Conception, the Sinlessness of Christ, and Hell Slinking Away, Defeated and Exhausted (Another Special Christmas Episode, with Steve Wellum)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.20.2022

In this special Christmas episode, the Bible Talk crew chats with SBTS professor Steve Wellum about why the virgin conception isn’t incidental to but essential for our redemption.

Joshua 22-24: On Joshua’s Postscript and Post-Postscript, Which Is a Lot Like a Marvel Movie’s (Bible Talk, Ep.70)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.07.2022

The book of Joshua comes to the end, and through it all, its message has stayed the same.

Joshua 11–21: On the Big, Boring List of Place Names that You Should Read with Tears in Your Eyes (Bible Talk, Ep. 69)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.23.2022

When you get to Joshua 11–21, you’ll be tempted to speed-read. It’s just a long list of places and names you’ve never heard of. But the original readers? They would have read it slowly, with tears in their eyes.

Joshua 9–10: On the Gibeonite Deception, Rash Vows, and Booing Woodrow Wilson (Bible Talk, Ep. 68)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.17.2022

The Israelites get duped, Joshua gets mad, and the Lord ends up surprisingly defending a Canaanite people. What!?

Joshua 7–8: On Achan’s Sin, the Fall of Ai, and Steph Curry’s Ankle Injury (Bible Talk, Ep. 67)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.09.2022

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Joshua 7–8. They discuss the sin of Achan, the fall of Ai, and the “death and resurrection” of Israel.

Joshua 5–6: On the Walls of Jericho, the Fall of Jericho, and a Different Kind of “Circumcision Party” (Bible Talk, Ep. 66)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.02.2022

Israel has finally inherited the land by faith, and now they must keep it by faith. That’s the story of the Battle of Jericho. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Joshua 5–6.

Joshua 3–4: On Israel’s “Monumental” Second Exodus into the Promised Land (Bible Talk, Ep. 65)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.26.2022

Way back in Genesis 12, God promised Abraham that his descendants would inherit the land. And now—finally, after hundreds of years—they get to enter it.

Joshua 1–2: On Gentile Passovers and Joshua as Jeremy Renner as Jason Bourne (Bible Talk, Ep. 64)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.19.2022

Bible Talk is back! After more than 40 hours through the Torah, Alex Duke chats Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Joshua 1–2. They cover Rahab and the spies, bad biblical theology, and more.

Deuteronomy 31–34: On the End of the Torah, Which Is Not at All Like The Lion King (Bible Talk, Ep. 63)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.24.2022

In a final act of kindness, the Lord takes Moses on top of a mountain to see the Promised Land. Then Moses dies, and he’s buried by his best friend. … keep reading…

Deuteronomy 27–30: On the Israelites’ “Re-Dedicating” Their Lives to the Covenant and Moses Landing the Plane (Bible Talk, Ep. 62)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.18.2022

If you disobey, it will be as if the exodus never happened. If you do obey, it will be as if the fall in Eden never happened.

Deuteronomy 18–26: On a Series of Prophetic Laterals that Eventually Get to Jesus (Bible Talk, Ep. 61)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.10.2022

Deuteronomy 18–26 covers a lot of stuff we’ve already seen. But it also sets up a series of prophetic laterals that eventually get to Jesus, the “prophet like Moses” whom Israel had long been waiting for.

Deuteronomy 14–17: On Proto-Temples, IHOP Booths, and the Morality of Monarchies (Bible Talk, Ep. 60)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.03.2022

What kind of king must rule over Israel? One who fears the LORD by keeping all the words of his law so that he may continue long in his kingdom in Israel.

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