Podcast: The Weirdness of Matthew 27:51-54

Mere FidelityIn the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Andrew, and I discuss one of the very weird passages of the New Testament, Matthew 27:51-54, where bodies raised from the grave appear in Jerusalem following Christ’s resurrection. Having only chosen the topic a few minutes before starting recording, we are trying to figure it out on the spot, without preparation.

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What Can We Learn From the Jordan Peterson Phenomenon?

I was recently invited to be a guest on John Piper’s podcast, Ask Pastor John, to talk about Jordan Peterson. You can listen to my discussion with my friend Tony Reinke here.

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Video: Is The Widow With The Two Mites A Positive Example Of Sacrificial Giving?

Today’s question: “The story of the widow and her two mites (Luke 21:1-4) is often used to commend sacrificial giving. However, the immediate context contains Jesus condemning the Scribes for “devouring widows’ houses” and promising to destroy the temple. Is the story primarily about sacrificial giving? Or, is this story about a corrupt religious system that was devouring widows rather than caring and providing for them? The Macedonians in 2 Corinthians 8 gave out of their poverty, but it was in response to the gospel and doesn’t seem to have been their pennies.”

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Video: How Can Peter Describe False Teachers as Having Been ‘Bought’ By Christ?

Today’s question: “Why does Peter say that the Lord “bought” false teachers in 2 Peter 2:1? How can Christ be said to have “purchased” or “bought” those who are unsaved?”

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Does Creedal Orthodoxy Require Traditional Sexual Ethics?

The Davenant Institute have just released a booklet written by me, on the relationship between sexual ethics and Christian orthodoxy. You can read it here and subscribe to future Davenant Digests here.

This Davenant Digest, like other Davenant Digests, is available in booklet form. Each Davenant Digest addresses an important or topical issue in a way that makes it accessible to a broader audience. They would be good material for churches to make available to their congregation.

If you would like to see other articles I have written for other sites or organizations, a list of them can be seen here. A list of my books, e-books, and booklets can be seen here.

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Video: What Are The Benefits and Dangers of Bible Software?

Today’s question: “Do you use any Bible software (e.g., Logos) to support your studies? Do you have any thoughts on how they might help or hinder our study and perception of the written word?”

Here is the piece I mention on the move from the (vo)codex to the co(in)dex.

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Video: What Is Meant By Calling Marriage A Natural Institution?

Today’s question: “If marriage is a pre-political institution then none of the measures laid down by the state (e.g. registration, marriage certificates etc.) make a marriage legitimate in God’s eyes. In which case, what does constitute a legitimate marriage in God’s eyes? One answer I’ve been given, based on Genesis 1-2, is something along the lines of: a man and a woman who make promises to each other before God and some witnesses. What are you thoughts on this, and which passage(s) would you use to make your case?”

If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If you have found these videos helpful, please tell your friends. If you would like to support my continued production of them, you can do so on my Patreon account. You can also get the audio of these videos on Soundcloud or iTunes.

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