Monthly Archives: July 2018

Video: Why Does Figural Preaching Matter?

Today’s question: “I would like to ask a two-part question: (a) could you give a defense from the Scripture for figural preaching and typological reading; (b) how would you respond to the criticism of typological exegesis as a way seeking hidden … Continue reading

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Video: Some of Jesus’ Encounters With Women in the Gospels

Another clip from my Theopolis Institute lectures, this time on marital themes and some of Jesus’ encounters with women in the gospels.

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Video: What Should We Make of the Curious Numbers of Acts?

Today’s question: “What is the significance of the book of Acts recording the number of people being saved (3000 in Acts 2, 5000 in Acts 4)?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. … Continue reading

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Video: Why Did the Gadarene Villagers Ask Jesus to Leave?

Today’s question: “Why did the inhabitants of the Gadarene village ask Jesus to leave after he healed the demoniac?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If you have found these videos helpful … Continue reading

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Seeing the Transfigured Word

The following is the audio of a talk that I recently gave at the UK L’Abri, on the subject of the Transfiguration and how it can help us to think about Scripture. https://s123.podbean.com/pb/46d1578d39eaa2859de03c42dd3e617a/5b5dc03e/data1/fs104/1795681/uploads/Seeing_the_Transfigured_Word-Alastair_Roberts.mp3

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Video: A Biblical Theology of Circumcision

I just noticed the following video was posted a over a week ago, over on the Theopolis Institute’s YouTube channel. Within it, I give a very basic introduction to the theology of circumcision.

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Video: Tips For Reading Your Bible Better

Somewhat longer one today. Today’s questions: “How do you go about noticing intertextual links? Is is mostly intuitive based on large exposure to the Bible? Do you do particular searches? Is it just checking cross-references (is there a similar apparatus … Continue reading

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Video: What Is Paul’s Allegory of Sarah and Hagar About?

Today’s question: “Why does Paul say that Sarah and Hagar represent two covenants in Galatians 4:21-31? Where can we see this reality in the Old Testament?” Within the video, I recommend a two–part article by James Jordan. I explore some … Continue reading

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Video: What Does Jesus Mean When He Speaks About Being Born Again?

Today’s question: “What’s your reading of the Nicodemus story in John 3? Why does Jesus tell him that he must be born again, and what does that mean?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious … Continue reading

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Why American Elites Supported Same-Sex Marriage

Darel Paul has written a thought-provoking new book, From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage. I reviewed it here. Marriages between two persons of the same sex represent the dislodging of the gendered hierarchy in marriages … Continue reading

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