Just today I had a lovely zoom conversation with a woman who wanted to talk through some difficult issues with me – tough biblical passages, what are Christians supposed to do with observing the Torah, etc, etc. She wrote me an email asking if she could talk to me for an hour, and insisted on […]
I recently added three posts on my speaking page about upcoming events where I will be presenting this fall. If you live in Michigan or Minnesota, I hope you can come and join me! Even if you don’t, I’ll be speaking online too.
Those of you who have been following my blog have read that in the past few years I’ve been working with a brilliant Old Testament scholar, Rev. Dr. Milly Maturu Erema, a Ugandan professor with fascinating cultural insights on the biblical world that come from her East African background that resembles the Ancient Near East […]
I’m happy to share an excellent new resource from Jerusalem Perspective, an ebook called Treasures New and Old (Matt. 13:52): Celebrating 35 Years of Jerusalem Perspective. David Bivin is editor of this excellent journal and he has put together 35 great articles from over the years. (You may have read his book New Light on […]
I recently posted a reflection on Isaiah 32, which reveals a gorgeous vision of what Christ’s messianic kingdom will be like. Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, And ministers shall govern with justice; Every one of them shall be like a refuge from gales, A shelter from rainstorms; Like brooks of water in a […]
Advent is my favorite time of year because this is the one time that Christians read our Bible Hebraically, like the early church did. We open our Bible to the Old Testament and read it looking for God’s ancient promises and how they would finally come true in the Messianic age, in the coming of […]
Once again this year I’ll be attending the academic Bible conferences are held on the weekend before Thanksgiving each year, this year in Denver. These include ETS (Evangelical Theological Society), IBR (Institute of Biblical Research) and SBL (Society for Biblical Literature). If you are coming, I hope to see you there! This year I’ll be […]
Hello friends! Last weekend I got to give a new lecture series in Dayton, Ohio during the weekend of the Sukkot Feast celebration at the Church of Messiah. I shared some surprising good news from secular writers about the influence of Christianity on the world. And then point out that much of our influence actually […]
Exciting news! This is a golden opportunity to take a wonderful online class that will deepen your understanding of the Scriptures. I have taken these classes myself and it is the foundation of my understanding of biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek.
Dive deep into the world of the Bible with a special offer from our partners at the Jerusalem Seminary! I’ve shared before about this new program in Jerusalem that I’m excited about. Our friends at the Jerusalem Seminary are now entering their third official semester of online courses while simultaneously inaugurating short-term courses in the […]