Biblical Theology

Judges 3:7-31: On Othniel the Leader, Ehud the Left-Handed, and Clippy the Paper Clip (Bible Talk, Ep. 72)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.25.2023

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about the first three judges: Othniel the golden boy, Ehud the left-handed “son of the right-handers,” and Shamgar the oxgoad-warrior.

Book Review: On Worship, by H. B. Charles

Review by Matt Merker | 01.20.2023

Charles’s book is a welcome addition to the growing number of accessible resources on corporate worship that are focused on the priority of the local church.

Book Review: Biblical Reasoning, by R. B. Jamieson and Tyler R. Wittman

Review by Kevin Vanhoozer | 01.04.2023

Jamieson and Wittman dismantle the dividing wall of, if not hostility, then indifference and incomprehension, that often separates biblical studies and theology—a wall that serves neither the Scriptures, nor the church.

Joshua 22-24: On Joshua’s Postscript and Post-Postscript, Which Is a Lot Like a Marvel Movie’s (Bible Talk, Ep.70)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.07.2022

The book of Joshua comes to the end, and through it all, its message has stayed the same.

Joshua 11–21: On the Big, Boring List of Place Names that You Should Read with Tears in Your Eyes (Bible Talk, Ep. 69)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.23.2022

When you get to Joshua 11–21, you’ll be tempted to speed-read. It’s just a long list of places and names you’ve never heard of. But the original readers? They would have read it slowly, with tears in their eyes.

How to Disagree Theologically

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.08.2022

How well do you treat other Christians with whom you disagree theologically?

Are Buildings Essential to Healthy Churches?

By Adam Sinnett | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Does lacking a building put a church at a disadvantage?

A Theological Framework for Buildings and Renovations

By John Henderson | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Church Administration | 09.30.2022

Behind our theology of church property is our theology of all created things. They are gifts from the Lord that may be used rightly or wrongly, for the glory of Christ or the glory of mankind.

The Church: Universal and Local

By Jonathan Leeman | 08.25.2022

Christians throughout history have sometimes emphasized the local or the universal church to the neglect of the other, but a biblical posture emphasizes both.

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.

Book Review: The Loveliest Place, by Dustin Benge

Review by Dan Miller | 08.18.2022

‘The Loveliest Place’ provides a straight-forward, clear-headed, devotionally-oriented portrait of what the church is and the glorious work of redemption God is bringing to completion in and through his beloved bride. 

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.

Book Review: Christian Worldview, by Herman Bavinck

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 07.07.2022

‘Christian Worldview’ offers a fine philosophical and apologetic workout, and one might even call it cross-training for many of the issues and debates that compete for headline space today.