Sam Emadi

Numbers 5–8: On How Moses’ Test for Adultery Is Different Than Monty Python’s Test for Witches (Bible Talk, Ep. 44)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.01.2021

In Numbers 5–8, Israel is still revving its engine, preparing to enter the Promised Land. For now, we read about a strange test for adultery, the genesis of the Nazirite vow, and Aaron’s blessing, one of the most well-known passages in the whole Bible.

Numbers 1–4: On Kohath, Gershon, & Merari—Israel’s Best Furniture Store (Bible Talk, Ep. 43)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.24.2021

By the time we get to the beginning of Numbers, Israel is poised to take the Promised Land. But first, they need to receive their marching orders.

What the Work of Christ Means for Your Church Membership Directory

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Your membership directory is more than a list of addresses and phone numbers. Each picture should represent Christ’s work, his priestly service of purification and redemption.

What the Doctrine of Regeneration Means for Church Membership Interviews

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.

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.

Don’t Do Weird Stuff

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

For years, 9Marks has been standing with historic Protestantism advocating the ordinary means of grace. There’s nothing radical about this proposal.

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.