Sam Emadi

Genesis 1–50: The Academy Awards Episode (Bible Talk, Ep. 20)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.24.2021

Alex Duke hosts the “Academy Awards of Genesis,” in which he gives some superlatives and asks Jim and Sam to look back and reflect on what they’ve learned as they’ve walked slowly through Moses’ masterpiece.

On Earth as in Heaven: A (Very) Brief Biblical Theology of Heaven (with Sam Emadi)

By J. Leeman, S. Emadi | 02.18.2021

Have you every wondered how the concept of heaven fits into the entire biblical storyline? Check out this conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Sam Emadi.

Genesis 48–50: On Genesis Fading to Black, Like the Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Bible Talk, Ep. 19)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.17.2021

In chapters 48–50, Genesis finally fades to black . . . very, very slowly.

Genesis 46–47: On “Rosebud,” Clunky Portmanteaus, and—At Last!—the Reunion of Father and Son (Bible Talk, Ep. 18)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.10.2021

At long last, Jacob reunites with Joseph, his beloved son. And then Jacob makes one final request before he dies . . .

Genesis 44–45: On the Shift from Fratricide to Forgiveness, Famine to Feast (Bible Talk, Ep. 17)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.03.2021

Finally! Joseph tells his brothers who he is.

On Earth as in Heaven: A (Very) Brief Biblical Theology of Heaven

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Does Scripture offer more than a few scattered references to heaven? Even more, does heaven play any part in the Bible’s storyline?

Matthew 1–2: On The Virgin Mary, a Hail Mary, and Casper the Friendly Ghost (A Special Christmas Episode)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.21.2020

To be sure, the Old Testament prophesies the birth of Jesus. But that may not mean what you think it means . . .

Genesis 42–43: On Joseph’s Brilliant, Premeditated-ish Plan for His Bowed-Down Brothers (Bible Talk, Ep. 15)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.16.2020

In Genesis 42–43, Joseph has a brilliant plan to see if his brothers have been humbled, or if they’re still as wicked as they were when they threw him into a well and sold him into slavery.

Best Books for Pastors in 2020

By Sam Emadi | 12.10.2020

We asked pastors around the world a simple question: what books did you read in 2020 that helped you be a better pastor?

Genesis 40–41: On Joseph’s Rise from “Gen Pop“ to the Second in Command (Bible Talk, Ep. 14)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.09.2020

At the beginning of Genesis 40, Joseph is living in the belly of the beast: an Egyptian prison. By the end of Genesis 41, he’s Pharaoh‘s second-in-command. But no matter his station, God’s favor remains on Joseph.

Genesis 37–39: On Being Like Joseph and Not Being Like Judah—At Least Not Yet (Bible Talk, Ep. 13)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.02.2020

Joseph’s story resolves every major plot-line of Genesis, proving that Moses is a “literary genius,” as Jim puts it.

Genesis 34–36: On Dinah’s Defiling, Jacob’s Sons’ War Crimes, and Other Things That Ought Not Be Done in Israel (Bible Talk, Ep. 12)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.25.2020

These chapters of Genesis cover some dark terrain, things that ought not be done in Israel (34:7). What’s God up to in Genesis 34–36?

Genesis 32–33: On Jacob’s Rumbling Reconciliation with Esau and a Main Event Even Better Than WrestleMania III’s (Bible Talk, Ep. 11)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.18.2020

In Genesis 32–33, Jacob has two life-altering confrontations—one with the angel of God, and one with the adversary of his lifetime: Esau, his brother. What happens in each will surprise you.

Genesis 29–31: On Rachel’s Junk Science, Jacob’s Ancient Eugenics, and the Fear of Isaac’s Unshakeable Sovereignty (Bible Talk, Ep. 10)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.11.2020

There’s a lot of deception and re-deception going on here. There’s also some poetic justice, some pathetic names, some junk science, and a tense camel chase.

Genesis 27–28: On Deception, Dreams, & Soap-Operatic Heartbreak (Bible Talk, Ep. 9)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.04.2020

These chapters of Genesis continue the story of Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau. They play out like an episode of a soap opera: family member against family member; deceit on top of deceit; the promise of revenge.

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