Jim Hamilton

Leviticus 26–27: “Oh, No, This Isn’t a Warning – This Is a Prophecy” (Bible Talk, Ep. 42)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.27.2021

We’ve come to the end of Leviticus.

Leviticus 21–25: On Sacred Time and Sacred Space (Bible Talk, Ep. 41)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.20.2021

In the Old Testament, the Lord wants his people to be holy as he is holy (Lev. 20:26). That means sacred lives, but it also means he them to be marked of by sacred times and sacred places.

Leviticus 17-20: On Goat Demons and the Golden Rule (Bible Talk, Ep. 40)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.13.2021

Leviticus 17–20 covers a lot: goat demons, the meaning of blood, Molech, the holiness of God, and loving your neighbor as yourself. How does it all fit together?

Leviticus 16: On the Pinnacle of the Pentateuch (Bible Talk, Ep. 39)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.06.2021

For a while now, Jim and Sam have been saying that Leviticus 16—the Day of the Atonement—is the theological center of the Torah. In this episode, they finally defend their case.

Leviticus 11–15: On Why You Can Step on Bugs and Eat Rock Badger Nuggets—And Still Go to Church (Bible Talk, Ep. 38)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.29.2021

In Leviticus, uncleanness results from death. That’s the big idea of Leviticus 11–15 and its discussion of chewing the cud, leprosy, and bodily discharges.

Leviticus 8–10: On What the Deaths of Nadab and Abihu Have to Do With Church Membership and Discipline (Bible Talk, Ep. 37)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.22.2021

At the end of Leviticus 9, it’s almost as if we’ve fixed the problem of sin. But in the very next chapter . . .

Leviticus 1–7: On the Difference Between Being the Quarterback and Tailgating Outside the Stadium (Bible Talk, Ep. 36)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.15.2021

The book of Leviticus isn’t just a bunch of random rules. It provides an answer to the problem that’s been swirling over God’s people since Genesis 3: How can a sinful people dwell in the midst of a holy God?

Bible Talk Celebrates Its First Birthday

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.04.2021

Alex Duke, Sam Emadi, and Jim Hamilton share how Bible Talk began—and how it’s going so far.

Exodus 35–40: On How It Started, How It’s Going, and the Beautiful End of Exodus (Bible Talk, Ep. 35)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 07.21.2021

By the end of Exodus, our story has come full circle: humanity has been exiled since the Garden but now he dwells in the midst of his people.

Exodus 34: On YHWH’s Self-Expositional Sermon and Why We Have It Better than Radiant-Faced Moses (Bible Talk, Ep. 34)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 07.14.2021

Alex chats with Jim and Sam about the center of biblical theology.

Exodus 32–33: On Worshiping YHWH in a Carnival Mirror (Bible Talk, Ep. 33)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 07.07.2021

In Exodus 26–31, Moses is on the mountain talking with God. While that was happening, what were God’s people up to?

Exodus 26–31: On Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Tour through the Furniture of Faith (Bible Talk, Ep. 32)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 06.30.2021

When we get to Exodus 26–31, we’re tempted to let our eyes glaze over what seems to be an overly long list of the Tabernacle furniture and its accompanying details. Is that really the case?

Exodus 24–25: On the Floor of Heaven and the Feet of God (Bible Talk, Ep. 31)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 06.23.2021

In Exodus 24–25, the summit of Sinai becomes the floor of heaven. Through Israel, God is once again establishing a connection between heaven and earth.

Exodus 22-23: On Israel’s Bloated Sheep Market—and Other Jewels of Jewish Jurisprudence (Bible Talk, Ep. 30)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 06.09.2021

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke, Jim Hamilton, and Sam Emadi discuss all those laws in Exodus 22–23. Why are they there? Why should Christians not just let their eyes glaze over them?

Exodus 21: On Slavery, Proportional Justice, Goring Oxen, and Other Easy Topics (Bible Talk, Ep. 29)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 05.26.2021

When Moses refers to slavery in the Torah, how should we understand it? What about “justice”? In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about a difficult chapter of Scripture: Exodus 21.