The story of David and Goliath is not giving us a strategy for how we can fight our everyday battles. It’s giving us an evangelistic beheading.
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about 1 Samuel 17.
The charge of anti-catholicity, when used to critique ecclesial convictions, evinces an inadequate understanding of catholicity.
In 1 Samuel 16, we finally meet David. He’s an afterthought to his father, a caretaker to his father’s sheep, and a comforter to the demon-addled king Saul. But to the Lord? He’s the King. Alex Duke, Jim Hamilton, and Sam Emadi discuss.
How do we decide when and to what extent to cooperate with churches that are more or less like-minded?
Chan’s ‘Until Unity’ appeals for Christians to be united.
1 Samuel 15: On Some Gilgal Gab about Saul’s “Repentance” and the Lord’s “Regret” (Bible Talk, Ep. 89)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.13.2023
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex, Jim and Sam chat about the beginning of the end for Saul.
1 Samuel 13–14: On Israel’s Military-Industrial Complex, Saul’s Hoarding of AK-47s, and Jonathan’s Holy Heroics (Ep. 88)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.06.2023
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex, Jim and Sam talk about 1 Samuel 13–14.
1 Samuel 8–10: On the Comedic Coronation of Israel’s Handsome, High-High “Hero” Who Can’t Even Find His Father’s Donkey (Bible Talk, Ep. 86)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.23.2023
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi on 1 Samuel 8–10.
1 Samuel 4–7: On Eli’s Death, Dagon’s Destruction, and the Philistines Wondering about YHWH’s Return Policy (Bible Talk, Ep. 85)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 08.16.2023
From Dagon’s decapitation to Eli’s death, from Ichabod to Ebenezer, 1 Samuel 4–7 has a lot going on. What’s it all mean?
What is a church? How might we answer that question? Where should we start?
Those who wish to have access to Gaffin’s decades of experience teaching Paul and Acts now do in a mere 400-page book.
On Opening Up Your Mind to Something You’ve Never Considered—Or, the Weirdest Episode of Bible Talk Yet (Bible Talk, Ep. 82)By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 05.03.2023
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about canonical order.
If you don’t get your doctrine of the church right, you’re going to get your doctrine of the government and the nation wrong.
Leithart’s view of the church’s mission roots in postmillennialism, which yields not just an optimism about the future, but risks placing an eschatological and redemptive burden on Christians’ work in the world.
Confessional Baptist theology disputes theonomy in three areas.