Anyone interested in gaining a more vivid, authentic picture of Jesus and his environment—only within which his words and deeds are properly understood—should read the work of Amy-Jill Levine. In today's post, Nathan Brasfield review her most recent work, Short Stories by Jesus.
The Psalms are a profound collection of prayers and praise that hold a special place in the worshiping life of the church. In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Ben Wayman shares how exactly the Psalms can teach us to pray.
How should Christians relate to the Old Testament? In this video interview, Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington instruct us to appropriate the Old Testament through the ethical lens of the New Testament.
Was Rebekah a good or bad character in the Bible, especially in light of her deceitfulness? In this video, Dr. Craig Keener explains that considering especially God's revelation to her regarding Jacob's assumption of the birthright, on the whole, Rebekah should be understood as a positive character.
Who wrote the Gospels? Higher criticism of the Bible challenges the traditional attributions of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In this Seven Minute Seminary, Ben Witherington explains how authority and authorship worked in the ancient world and how this relates to the four Gospels.
Do you ever stop to think how your leadership might impact even the smallest among you? Gabe Lawson shares a story from his childhood about a leader who greatly impacted his life with one special encounter.
After suffering military defeat and captivity for its apostasy, the Jewish people were finally freed and allowed to return to their homeland in the 6th century BC, ending their exile to Babylon. Learn more about the accomplishments of two particular leaders, Ezra and Nehemiah, from Roger Nam in this Seven Minute Seminary.
Bible promise cards, memorizing verses, and KJV translations have all led us to mistakenly believe that every verse is independent from the rest. In this primer on reading the Bible in context, Timothy J. Jenney reminds us that the paragraph, not the verse, is the fundamental unit of interpretation in the Bible.
Listen in on Steve Martyn and Ken Collins as they host a series preaching through John Wesley's sermons, arranged topically according to the Order of Salvation. This week, enjoy The Spirit of Bondage and of Adoption (Romans 8:15). Check back every Sunday for a new sermon.
The story of Jesus’ cleansing of the temple requires some background information to be fully understood. Read more from Ben Witherington as he explains the significance of this event.