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Jesus, John the Baptist, and Redemptive-History (Matthew 3)

As we read about in Matthew 3, John the Baptist breathed in an “atmosphere surcharged with the thought of the end.”[1] In his mind his baptism was the final opportunity before “water” would be eschatologically outmoded by “the Holy Spirit…

1 Corinthians 1:4–9 — Riches in Christ

We welcome Glen Clary as our newest panelist, as he opens Paul’s eucharistic prayer concerning the church of God at Corinth. He centers it around the believer’s union with Christ—the key to understanding Paul’s gospel. Download Participants: Glen Clary, Jim…

Genesis 16:1–15 — Sarai and Hagar: The History and the Allegory

A remarkable picture of God’s grace given to an undeserving Egyptian woman, is used by the apostle Paul as a divinely inspired allegory of the way in which God operates through the church today. Download Participants: Adam York, Mark A.…
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How Does Christ “Fulfill” Historical Remarks?

Matthew often speaks of Christ as fulfilling the Scriptures (e.g., Matt. 1:22; 2:23; 8:17). When the Scripture referenced is a promise or a prediction, the idea of fulfillment is relatively straightforward (as in Matt. 21:4–5). But what can Matthew mean…
Israel, Church, Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew

[Book Review] Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthias Konradt, Israel, Church, and the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew. Translated by Kathleen Ess. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2014. Pp. xii + 485. $79.95 (hardcover). Konradt provides a stimulating reconsideration of the gospel of Matthew in order…

The Nature of Apostasy in Hebrews 6

Hebrews 6 has been a challenging passage to interpret for ages. What does it mean to fall away? What is the specific nature of the apostasy? Do majority interpretations do justice to all the features of the text? In this…

Paul’s Prison Proclamation

This episode of Theology Simply Profound brings our discussion of the Book of Acts to a close. Paul is under house arrest welcoming all who come to him “proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all…

What is Faith?

On this week’s episode of Theology Simply Profound, from Acts 28, Rob and Bob discuss everything from snake handling to saving faith… in reality, the discussion lands primarily on the nature of faith. How does saving faith differ from the…

Ephesians 5:1–14 — The Why and Way of Obedience

Here are some clear cut commands—not therapeutic suggestions. Paul is not only explicit about the standard to which Christians are called, he is also explicit about why we are to obey that standard. Download Participants: Jim Cassidy, Mark A. Winder,…

Thankful for the Corinthians — 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

In a book written to a church full of problems, what is there for which to be thankful? Explore the Apostle Paul’s passionate and pastoral tone as he tackles the problems in the Corinthian church. Download Participants: Adam York, Mark…
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