Category Archives: Luke

Video: Moving Mountains

Today’s question: What is your interpretation of Jesus’ sayings about the prayers of believers “moving mountains”? Within my discussion, I reference N.T. Wright’s interpretation from Jesus and the Victory of God. If you have any questions for me, please leave them … Continue reading

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Video: Why Did Satan Enter into Judas to Betray Jesus if He Knew the Cross Would Defeat Him?

Today’s question: “How should we understand Satan entering into Judas and his ensuing plan to betray Jesus (Luke 22:3-6)? The wilderness temptations, the rebuke of Peter (Matt. 16:21-23), Christ’s agony in the garden, and even the calls to him to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Video: Why Doesn’t Paul Say More About Evangelism?

Today’s question: “Given that Paul is the most prominent evangelist / church planter in the Bible, why are exhortations to evangelize seemingly so rare in his work? In many parts of the evangelical church we seem to foreground the need … Continue reading

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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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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: Jesus as the Greater Ezekiel in Luke 3-4

I recorded a video earlier this evening, talking through the interpretation of Luke 3-4 against the background of Ezekiel. It is an experiment and clearly leaves much to be desired. However, if people like it, I might do this and … Continue reading

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