Sam Emadi

Exodus 11–13: On the Presbyterian Exodus and the “Very Great” Podcast Named Bible Talk (Bible Talk, Ep. 25)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.14.2021

Bible Talk’s conversations through Exodus finally arrive at the exodus.

Exodus 8–10: On Finding Out There’s Something Rotten in the State of Egypt (Bible Talk, Ep. 24)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 04.07.2021

By the end of Exodus 10, the whole nation of Egypt is covered in total darkness—so much so that “they did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days.” It’s as if the people of Egypt were stuck in a grave.

Be Like Batman: Guard the Gospel

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members | 03.30.2021

You don’t need a seminary education. You don’t have to be an ordained minister or a spiritual superstar. All you need is the Holy Spirit, and you have that! It’s time to suit up and start guarding the gospel.

Exodus 5–7: On Slowed-Down Wifi and Waiting in a Two-Hour Line Before Space Mountain (Bible Talk, Ep. 23)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.17.2021

By the end of Exodus 7, the Lord has brought the first plague against Egypt. But before we get there, Moses makes us wait.

Exodus 3–4: On Moses Milling about in Midian Until His Momentous Mountain Moment (Bible Talk, Ep. 22)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.10.2021

At the beginning of Exodus 3, Moses is milling about in Midian with some sheep. The God shows up in a burning bush and everything changes.

Exodus 1–2: On Moses and the Ark—And Tracking Aslan on the Move (Bible Talk, Ep. 21)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.03.2021

Genesis ends with Joseph’s bones in a box in the belly of the beast. Exodus begins with Israel being fruitful and multiplying under the harsh rule of a Pharaoh who knows neither Joseph nor his God.

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?

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