It is in Jesus’ “Priestly Prayer” of John 17 where Jesus offers the clearest vision of the eternal union with Jesus and God the Father to be offered to all believers. This is a never-ending prayer which Jesus will continue praying for us until we are all home in the Father’s house…. If you do […]
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'GOD TALK' deals with central questions about God and religious truth. Examples: Who is God? Can God be proven? What is the Bible really about? Who is Jesus and what exactly is salvation? The answers to these and other questions may surprise you.
The theme of God’s promise to give humanity a new heart is not picked up directly in the New Testament. As I learned in seminary, the New Testament was written in response to two basic questions: Who is Jesus Christ, and what are His benefits? Who is this guy, and why should it be important […]
How an intense romantic and erotic narrative between a man and a woman, where the name of God is arguably never even mentioned, got into the Hebrew Bible canon is a story unto itself. It was definitely contested, but the rabbinic powers that be strongly endorsed its addition to the Bible. The famed Rabbi Akiba […]
Today I will discuss central prophesies of the three major prophets of ancient Israel: Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. They all shared the same basic message, not just for Israel, but for humanity as such: God wants whole-hearted love and will make that possible by changing our hearts. How? Listen in.
David is, in underappreciated fact, the first “messiah”, which means anointed by God. God anointed David King over Israel, and made the only covenant in the Bible with and for one man: promising that one of his progeny would always serve as the King of Israel. And through the prophets, God also vowed that from […]
It is essential to understand the meaning of two of the major words in the Hebrew Bible. If you would better grasp what God is about and what is going on between God and Israel – make that between God and humanity – you need to grasp their significance…. Whatever else can be said about […]