Dr. John Walton on the Ancient Near East

Dr. John Walton presents a synopsis of the role of understanding the world of the Ancient Near East when working to exegete and understand scripture. Understanding the way the ancient Hebrews, Egyptians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, etc… thought, organized their societies, used language, and built relationships provides critical background information that helps us to understand the […]

Marvin Wilson on Scripture vs Theology

Marvin Wilson, in Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage,¬†shares some profound insight into the distinction between scripture and theology and why theological pursuits must remain firmly grounded in the text, and the text must remain firmly grounded in its historical and grammatical context: Scripture is divine revelation, uniquely inspired by God’s spirit. As the Word of God, […]

N.T. Wright on Paul’s Theology

N.T. Wright, New Testament scholar, presents an hour-long lecture on Paul and Christian theology. What Wright demonstrates is that Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, is charged with presenting Jewish theology and theological concepts, to believers in Jesus as the Messiah who have no tradition, education, or history with the Jewish people. How do you […]

A Different Kind of Symphony

Scripture is a brilliant symphony about the redemption of a broken world and of sinful people, but what if the musicians and instruments telling the story are using a different kind of “music” than what we assume? What if we’re so used to listening to and analyzing one particular kind of music that we don’t […]