A conversation about the upcoming Biblical Horizons Conference (July 20-24, 2015) and the contribution of Biblical Horizons to biblical interpretation. For more information about the conference follow this link.
Get stout defense for your family with the help of Daily Fight. This daily lectionary is meatier than the average devotional, and will help equip you and your family to live with vitality and courage before the face of God.
Written from a pastor’s heart, Rev. Wayne Hays offers a robust vision for family worship is this daily devotional. In this interview, KC contributor and son, Marc Hays, explores what makes this devotional different than the hundreds offered in the Christian market.
This book argues that authority cannot be identified with mere power, is not to be played off against freedom, and is not a mere social construction. Rather it is resident in an office given us by God himself at creation. This central office is in turn dispersed into a variety of offices relevant to our different life activities in a wide array of communal settings. Far from being a conservative bromide, the call to respect authority is foundational to respect for humanity itself.
From “Letters to My Sons:”
“Once upon a time, fathers had “the talk” with their sons. They used to say it was the talk about “the birds and the bees.” As a young man, I had that talk, not with my father, but with my godfather, John. I still remember it, mostly because I was fascinated by his willingness to tell me “adult” stuff. Some fathers still have this talk, but it has become increasingly rare and increasingly more difficult to do. For many it seems unnecessary because of all the things our sons are learning in school and from pop culture. Fathers don’t need to talk to sons about changes in their bodies because someone else already has. And fathers can’t talk to sons about the birds and bees part because they don’t have the technical “body changing” stuff to break the ice anymore. There is more to the talk, though, than just the information that is passed between father and son; the talk itself has a formative impact on the young man.”
In Letters to My Sons, M. G. Bianco writes real letters to his real sons on a variety of topics from love, hate, marriage, adultery, and interpersonal relationships. His letters seek to encourage his sons, and now other fathers and men to understand the basis and nature of relationships so that both parties to the relationship can be fully human.
M. G. Bianco is married to his altogether lovely high school sweetheart, Patty. They have three kids they homeschool together, and he works as the Director of Education for Classical Conversations. Is he a modern day C. S. Lewis? No. But he really enjoys reading him.
Purchase Kindle or Paperback editions of “Letters to My Sons: A Humane Vision for Human Relationships” by Matt Bianco
Doug Jones begins his book with the following words:
I am spiritually blind. Conservative Christian and blind. I am one of the many who followed the broad path and said to Jesus “I will follow you” but did “not sit down first and count the cost” (Luke 14:28).
On this interview, Pastor Uri Brito asks Jones about his definition of the Church, whether he accepts the language of pacifism to refer to his position, his thoughts on Pilgrim’s Progress, and much more.
Buy Dismissing Jesus by Doug Jones.
On this episode, Jarrod Richie interviews co-host, Uri Brito, on his new book The Trinitarian Father. Pastor Brito gives an overview of the book as well as tell us what readers should expect as they begin to read the book.
Purchase The Trinitarian Father here or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronicles of the Nephilim is a saga that charts the rise and fall of the Nephilim and just what their place is in the evil plans of the fallen Sons of God called, “The Watchers.” These rogue members of God’s divine council will stop at nothing to win their war as the Seed of the Serpent against the Seed of Eve.
Purchase The Chronicles of Nephilim by Brian Godawa
Interview length: 20 minutes
Brian Godawa has been a professional filmmaker, writer, and designer for over 20 years. His creative versatility was born of a passion for both intellect and imagination, both left-brain and right-brain. The result: Brian is an artisan of word, image, and story that engages heart, mind, and soul. Just think, “Renaissance Man.”
“Jesus came to share our clay and restore our royalty. He is the human who brings humanity back to God and the world back to humanity,” says pastor and author, Jason Hood. On this interview, I talk to Jason about what it means to imitate the God of the Bible and why the Bible places such an emphasis on imitation. We also discuss the potential misunderstandings concerning imitation theology, namely, the accusation that it implies a form of merit theology. We further discuss whether the biblical characters in the Old Testament are meant to be imitated and what role does suffering play in the biblical pattern of imitation.
Purchase Jason’s book: Imitating God in Christ: Recapturing a Biblical Pattern
Interview length: 20 minutes
Jason Hood is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary and an Anglican pastor at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Moshi, Tanzania. His past experience includes teaching OT at the graduate level for Union University and teaching secondary school in the inner city in Memphis. Imitating God in Christ is his second book, and his other published work includes articles for journals such as the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Westminster Theological Journal as well as online pieces for Christianity Today, Books and Culture, and the Center for Pastor Theologians.
The Christian walk is a journey. Biblically, it is a journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. This is what Chuck DeGroat elaborates beautifully in his book, “Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places.” But in between, the wilderness is a place of testing, and paradoxically, the place where God matures and conforms us to Himself. But as fallen people, we fail to see just how sanctifying the wilderness can be. We fail to see that it is there where life actually begins and where our affections are re-edenized. In this wonderful interview, DeGroat uses his training as a theologian and counselor to show us the better way; the way of life through death.
Length: 30 Minutes – Price: $0.59
In this 2009 interview, Uri and Jarrod interviewed the founder of the Nouthetic Counseling Movement, Dr. Jay Adams. Jay is the author of over 100 books and is now in his 80’s, but still active in publishing and teaching. One does not need to agree with all of Dr. Adams’ views in order to benefit from this giant in the Christian Counseling world. If you are not familiar with Nouthetic Counseling and Dr. Jay Adams, this is an excellent introductory show. This show is 32 minutes long. Download: $0.49.
Note: An additional interview was done with Jay Adams where issues pertaining to his views on CCEF, what keeps him fresh after 45 years of counseling, his views on the Greek word “porneia”, his thoughts on the theonomic view of the law, Christian forgiveness, why Baptists have been interested in the work of a Presbyterian minister, and many other questions are discussed. This audio will be made available soon for $0.49.
Uri Brito’s Interview with Mark Horne on Tolkien. In this interview we discuss the environmental thinking of Tolkien, as well as some of the background influences in the thinking and literary genius of the creator of Middle-Earth.
Mark Horne blogs at Hands & Eyes
He is the author of J.R.R. Tolkien (Christian Encounter Series)
Uri Brito’s interview with Jonathan Bonomo on John Williamson Nevin.
Jonathan is the author of Incarnation and Sacrament: The Eucharistic Theology of Charles Hodge and John Williamson Nevin.
Uri Brito’s interview with Robin Phillips on saints like St. Perpetua & scoundrels like King Herod. The interview also tackles the nature of the kingdom of God and how Gnosticism is more than just an ancient heresy.