Numbers 20–21: On Two Funerals, Charles Spurgeon’s Conversion, and a Legion of Snake-Demon Lieutenants (Bible Talk, Ep. 49)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.16.2022
Miriam and Aaron die, the people complain (again!), and Moses makes a grave error with even graver consequences. Oh, and there are also a fiery snakes.
In Numbers 17–19, Moses makes it clear that these people need an appointed priest to stand between them and the holiness of God.
An old pastor and a kind-of-new pastor give some advice to a brand-new pastor.
Numbers 15–16: On the Absurdity of Theonomy, the Corrupting Nature of J.Crew Sponsorship, and Korah’s Rebellion (Bible Talk, Ep. 47)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.26.2022
This episode covers Korah’s Rebellion, the absurdity of theonomy, and . . . more laws about purification and the priesthood? Why!?
There’s no way around it: these chapters are grim. Moses’ siblings turn on him, the Israelites want to stone him, and the Lord seems ready to end the covenant.
How did we get here? Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Numbers 12–14.
Bible Talk is an “expositional conversation through the Scriptures.”
Things are going well for Israel . . . until the people start to grumble.
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.
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.
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.
Conversion is supernatural, and its implications for how you conduct your next church membership interviews are enormous.
We’ve come to the end of Leviticus.
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 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?
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.