So much ink spilled in the worship wars of the late 20th century missed the rather important point that when Scripture talks about the church’s musical worship, it focuses explicitly on the congregation singing, not instrumentation or musical style.
Deuteronomy 31–34: On the End of the Torah, Which Is Not at All Like The Lion King (Bible Talk, Ep. 63)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.24.2022
In a final act of kindness, the Lord takes Moses on top of a mountain to see the Promised Land. Then Moses dies, and he’s buried by his best friend. … keep reading…
Deuteronomy 27–30: On the Israelites’ “Re-Dedicating” Their Lives to the Covenant and Moses Landing the Plane (Bible Talk, Ep. 62)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.18.2022
If you disobey, it will be as if the exodus never happened. If you do obey, it will be as if the fall in Eden never happened.
Deuteronomy 18–26: On a Series of Prophetic Laterals that Eventually Get to Jesus (Bible Talk, Ep. 61)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.10.2022
Deuteronomy 18–26 covers a lot of stuff we’ve already seen. But it also sets up a series of prophetic laterals that eventually get to Jesus, the “prophet like Moses” whom Israel had long been waiting for.
Deuteronomy 14–17: On Proto-Temples, IHOP Booths, and the Morality of Monarchies (Bible Talk, Ep. 60)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.03.2022
What kind of king must rule over Israel? One who fears the LORD by keeping all the words of his law so that he may continue long in his kingdom in Israel.
Deuteronomy 12–13: On Church Discipline, Oracle-Mongers, and Barbecues at the Garden of Eden (Bible Talk, Ep. 59)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 07.06.2022
In Deuteronomy 12–13, Moses urges his fellow Israelites not to fall back into false worship—even if dreamers, their loved ones, and everyone around them tells them that it’s okay.
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.
Why did God choose Israel? How might the answer to that question change everything, even for us a few thousand years later?
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. SHOW NOTES 2:02 / Where … keep reading…
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?”