Patronage and Philippians 4:10-20 This video (and transcript below) illustrates the importance of cultural background in understanding the New Testament. For more, enrol in the Bible Overview subjects at Morling College, as part of an undergraduate or graduate certificate. We’re looking at a short passage near the end of Philippians (4:10-20). It’s a passage that’s… Continue reading Christian giving is a three-way street
This article originally appeared on the Morling College blog in July 2020. The monologue sermon gets plenty of negative press in Christian circles these days; some of it deserved. Preachers routinely go longer than their congregation’s attention span, perhaps overestimating their ability to hold interest, or being too busy to invest the extra time it… Continue reading In (partial) defence of the monologue sermon
This is an article I wrote for the students at Morling, at the start of semester 2, 2022. I’ve posted it here as I think it applies to far more than just study… If at some point last semester you asked yourself, “why am I so tired?”, you’re not alone. Emerging from pandemic lockdowns, many… Continue reading Why am I so tired?
Few books of the Bible have been as controversial in their interpretation as Revelation. This article is a transcript of various sermons and lectures I’ve given over the years about how I approach the book. I’ve included it here essentially so I can link to it whenever Coffee with the King deals with a text from Revelation –… Continue reading Interpreting Revelation
Some election-season advice from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. 1 Cor 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in… Continue reading “I am of Albo” / “I am of Scomo” – Political Tribalism and the Church
When Power Corrupts2 Samuel 11-122020
Be UnitedEph 4:1-6Caringbah Baptist Church20 Sep 2020
Attractively Different – Episode 1: The first episode of this Bookcast of Tim MacBride, To Aliens and Exiles: Preaching the New Testament as Minority Group Rhetoric in a Post-Christendom World (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020). The episode introduces the book and explains why minority group rhetoric is necessary – both in the New Testament era and today.
Attractively Different – Episode 2: Maintaining Attractive Difference – Part one. This episode looks at two of the six key questions the minority group rhetoric of the New Testament addresses.
Attractively Different – Episode 2: Maintaining Attractive Difference – Part two. This episode looks at the remaining four key questions the minority group rhetoric of the New Testament addresses.