Sunday, August 9, 2020

When Must These Things Come to Pass?


How the literary device known as "inclusio" is used by the author of the Book of Revelation to emphasize the imminence statements he placed in his prologue.




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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Biblical Mythbusting Update


Update on my upcoming Bible study series.

In January, I posted the outline for a short series of seven “mythbusting” Bible studies at Remuera Baptist Church. As everyone knows, since then the entire world had a collective meltdown, turning 2020 into a year no one will ever forget (unless something even more dire occurs next year; which we’re all praying hard won’t). The effects of the Great Lockdown are still being felt here in New Zealand, even though we’ve been more or less out of lockdown since the beginning of May. I know that Sandy and I are still combatting an unusual reluctance to re-engage with the outside world the way we used to. This inability to get back into things has naturally affected my Bible Study preparations. In fact, today is the first day since Lockdown that I’ve felt any kind of excitement about teaching again!


Friday, May 29, 2020

Jesus Ruined the Wedding at Cana


When Jesus changed ritual water into superior wine at the Wedding at Cana, he did the exact opposite of saving the wedding.

This is a video taking a sound exegetical look at John 2:1–10.



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Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Devil of the Details


Hard work can't overcome poor skills.

This is a video deconstructing Bible Scribe's interpretive method in his "Who is Satan?" video series.



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Sunday, April 19, 2020

I Can Do All Things Video


When your application deforms your interpretation.

This is a video examining three takes on Philippians 4:13.



The Transcript (narration only)

WELCOME to the outrageously popular CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIST channel, where reason and sound exegesis are used to highlight faulty doctrine and practice in the contemporary, English-speaking Church. The title of this video is taken from the first clause in Philippians 4:13 – “I Can Do All Things.”

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The Death of Jesus Video


Another Easter video on the Xian Theologist YouTube channel.

This is a reworking of the Stations of the Cross video Sandy and I both did for RBC.



The Transcript

WELCOME to the outrageously popular CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIST channel, where reason and sound exegesis are used to highlight faulty doctrine and practice in the contemporary, English-speaking Church. The title of this video is “The Death of Jesus in Mark 15,” and the underlying passage is found in Mark 15:33–39.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Daughters of Jerusalem Video


An Easter video on the YouTube channel.

This is a reworking of the Stations of the Cross video I did for RBC.



The Transcript

WELCOME to the outrageously popular CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIST channel, where reason and sound exegesis are used to highlight faulty doctrine and practice in the contemporary, English-speaking Church. The title of this video is “The Daughters of Jerusalem in Luke 23.” The verses we’ll be dealing with are 27 to 31.