Jim Hamilton

Deuteronomy 9–11: On Our Willful Inability to Perform Open-Heart Surgery on Ourselves (Bible Talk, Ep. 58)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 06.15.2022

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Deuteronomy 9-11.

Deuteronomy 7–8: On God’s Love, Our Security, and Turtles All the Way Down (Bible Talk, Ep. 57)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 06.01.2022

Why did God choose Israel? How might the answer to that question change everything, even for us a few thousand years later?

Deuteronomy 5–6: On “Fam Deevs,” Mar Duke, and the Shema (Bible Talk, Ep. 56)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 05.18.2022

We have arrived at one of Scripture’s most well-known passages, the Shema: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

Deuteronomy 4: On the Heart of the Old Testament, “Seeing” with Our Ears, and a Healthy, Protestant Suspicion of Sensory Overload (Bible Talk, Ep. 55)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 05.13.2022

In Deuteronomy 4, the Lord through Moses gives us “expositional history.” He explains to them why God’s character and faithfulness to them in the past should motivate their present obedience. 

Deuteronomy 1–3: On Moses’ Final Words on the Cusp of the Cusp of the Promised Land (Bible Talk, Ep. 54)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.27.2022

We’ve finally arrived at the last book of the Torah. In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Deuteronomy 1–3, as the people of Israel are at the cusp of the cusp of the Promised Land.

Numbers 32–36: On Murderers, Manslayers, and Not Being Bored by Moses’ Border Drawing (Bible Talk, Ep. 53)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.13.2022

As we arrive at the end of Numbers, Moses wants to remind God’s people where they’ve been so that they will be prepared to be faithful where they’re going.

Numbers 26-31: On Another Census, Another Set of Laws, and Moses’ Last Military Mission in Midian (Bible Talk, Episode 52)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.16.2022

As Numbers nears its end, Moses leads his people on a final military mission. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Numbers 26–31. * * * * * … keep reading…

Numbers 24–25: On Jacob’s Star and Israel’s Scepter (Bible Talk, Episode 51)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.09.2022

In Numbers 22–23, Balak the King of Moab hires Balaam, an international seer of the gods, to curse God’s people. In Numbers 24–25, we see just how disastrous that plan … keep reading…

Numbers 22–23: On Balak’s Ominous Cough, Balaam’s Greedy Perseverance, and the Beleaguered People of God (Bible Talk, Episode 50)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.23.2022

The story of Balaam and Balak raises an all-important question: “What will win out—the might of Moab or the promises of God?”

Numbers 20–21: On Two Funerals, Charles Spurgeon’s Conversion, and a Legion of Snake-Demon Lieutenants (Bible Talk, Ep. 49)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.16.2022

Miriam and Aaron die, the people complain (again!), and Moses makes a grave error with even graver consequences. Oh, and there are also a fiery snakes.

Numbers 17–19: On Warrior-Priests, Heifer Ashes, and Aaron’s Almond Joy (Bible Talk, Ep. 48)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.09.2022

In Numbers 17–19, Moses makes it clear that these people need an appointed priest to stand between them and the holiness of God. 

Numbers 15–16: On the Absurdity of Theonomy, the Corrupting Nature of J.Crew Sponsorship, and Korah’s Rebellion (Bible Talk, Ep. 47)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.26.2022

This episode covers Korah’s Rebellion, the absurdity of theonomy, and . . . more laws about purification and the priesthood? Why!?

Numbers 12–14: On Israel’s Disastrous Attempt to Reverse the Exodus (Bible Talk, Ep. 46)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.22.2021

There’s no way around it: these chapters are grim. Moses’ siblings turn on him, the Israelites want to stone him, and the Lord seems ready to end the covenant.

How did we get here? Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Numbers 12–14.

Walk through the Bible with us

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.08.2021

Bible Talk is an “expositional conversation through the Scriptures.”

Numbers 9–11: On Ten Homer Simpsons Worth of Quail Judgment (Bible Talk, Ep. 45)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.08.2021

Things are going well for Israel . . . until the people start to grumble.