Tim Mackie // Teacher Who Constantly Places Bible Stories in Light of the Grand...

I had fun this past Sunday working through the story-line of the Bible in light of the themes and trajectory of the Gospel according to John. If you missed it, you can listen to...

OT Storyline Video

On Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ msy YOUTH we showed the students a 22-minute video from Willow Creek called "Old Testament Rewind". It walked the students, humorously, through the storyline of the OT. To...

Tim Keller on: What Encourages You & Discourages You About The Millennial Generation?

Jefferson Bethke did an interview with Tim Keller and asked him: What encourages and discourages you about the millennial generation? Keller shares, "What I see in the younger generation has a positive and negative side... of...

Forgiveness Always Comes w/ a Cost

If you were to come across an individual bashing your car with a baseball bat. What would you do? You would probably call the police! What if, when the police officer arrives, the offender apologizes to...

We Are the Devil’s People // The Gospel

I have a young friend named Levi. He's says and does some really neat things. Levi is very spiritually attuned and he really wants to know about the Lord. The other day, Levi drew something on...

Echoes of His Presence

Ray Vander Laan is a phenomenal teacher and historian. His understanding of the world of the Bible has impacted thousands of people. I've been impacted by him through his "That the World May Know" videos,...

Malcolm Gladwell’s Take on the Story of David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell addresses the biblical story of David and Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziGD7vQOwl8?rel=0&w=560&h=315] In large part, biblical interpretation is an imaginative enterprise. The more one can understand and gather information about how...

N.T. Wright on: What is the Main Problem in the Western Church?

I'm a big fan of N.T. Wright. I have been heavily influenced by his teachings on Jesus and the kingdom of God as well as his perspective on Paul. I've listened to a couple...

If There Is a Chance of Repentance, God Takes It

"When there is any hope at all of persuasion, God goes for conviction and conversion, not condemnation. God never denounces somebody in such a way that sets up the person being denounced for failure." Tim...

Definition and Implications of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Back in October of 2015 I completed my master's thesis @ Wesley Seminary. It's one of those things that resides on my computer and sits in the stacks at Indiana Wesleyan University Library, but...
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Paul’s Missionary Journeys in Acts

At the end of the 2012 school year, we were teaching through Acts and found ourselves in the missionary adventures of Paul. I wanted to "walk" the students through the places that Paul visited...

Did Jesus Exist? Yes.

Bart Ehrman recently wrote a book entitled: Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth Due to an increase in a popular conception that seeks to argue that the historical Jesus never existed, Dr....