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. 

Book Review: Let Us Worship God, by Derek Thomas

Review by Scott Joseph | 05.05.2022

“Let Us Worship God” helps the reader gain new insights into aspects of corporate worship and to appreciate the massive common ground enjoyed by paedo-baptists and credo-baptists in the broadly Reformed tradition.

On Preaching Discourse | Preachers Talk, Ep. 39

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 05.05.2022

Most preachers are trained to preach discourse. What are the challenges to preaching the most well known parts of the Bible? How can we do it well? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy answer these questions and more.

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.

On Preaching Hard Texts | Preachers Talk, Ep. 38

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 04.07.2022

Sometimes, preachers have to preach hard texts—not “hard” in the sense of challenging to interpret, but in the sense that they’ll challenging for our context. Jeremy, Dave, and Ed talk about how to preach these texts faithfully.

Do 9Marks Churches Foster Expressive Individualism?

By Ben Wright | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Few demographic tribes are more likely to “amen!” a critique of attractional church methodology than 9Marks readers. But are we guilty of cultivating individualism, too?

Preaching in the Age of Expressive Individualism: Telling the Story of Our New Identity

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022

Preach the Word. Apply it to your people’s lives. Tell them who they are in Christ. Remind them where they are in his story. The Word will do the rest.

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?”

Numbers 17–19: On Warrior-Priests, Heifer Ashes, and Aaron’s Almond Joy (Bible Talk, Ep. 48)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.09.2022

In Numbers 17–19, Moses makes it clear that these people need an appointed priest to stand between them and the holiness of God. 

On Preaching Narrative | Preachers Talk, Ep. 35

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.03.2022

Everyone love stories. The Bible is full of stories. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with Dave Helm and Ed Copeland about how to preach the Bible’s narratives well.

On Wisdom for New Pastors (with Bob Johnson, Omar Johnson, and Sam Emadi) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 195

By B. Johnson, J. Leeman, O. Johnson, S. Emadi | 02.01.2022

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!?

Episode 194: On How the Puritans Have Shaped Mark’s Ministry

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.25.2022

Who are the Puritans? How have they shaped Mark’s ministry?

Genesis, Exodus, Isaiah . . . Oh My!—Practical Help for Preaching Longer Books

By Jeff Wiesner | 01.05.2022

I hope the following eight “tips” will help preachers delight in the Scriptures as they prepare to preach—and persevere!—through its biggest books.

On Introductions | Preachers Talk, Ep. 33

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.17.2021

Every preacher begins a sermon, but most could begin them better. On this episode Ed, Dave, and Jeremy discuss what should be in our introductions and why.