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My favorite book of the Bible is SHOCKING to many Christians

A typical Christian in the world today might say their favorite book of the Bible is perhaps the Gospel of John, the Psalms, Romans, or maybe even Revelation. But many Christians would probably be shocked to learn what my favorite book is. In this short video I reveal what it is and why. The reason… Read More »

The apostles of Jesus were Jewish

The initial group of followers of Jesus that came to be known as his "apostles" were all Jewish. Did they later become Christians? How does "religion" work in the first century? Why does all of this matter to me if Jesus loves me, died for me, and I'll be with him forever? If we want… Read More »

What does it mean to have faith?

Webster's dictionary says that "faith" is "the belief in something for which there is no proof." In this clip from the Enduring Witness documentary, Josh discusses how the Bible's definition of "faith" is completely different. "Faith" is looking at God's track record and counting his promises as trustworthy and reliable.

The Bible is not mostly about me

Western Christianity has primarily taught disciples how to relate to the Bible as "a timeless book for everyone", spiritualizing prophecies, letters, and poems as having primary application to themselves in the present. In this clip from the Enduring Witness documentary, Josh shares about the joy and freedom he felt when the Scriptures took on an… Read More »

Gentiles and the God of Israel

It's critical for Gentiles to understand Israel's story. In this short clip from the Enduring Witness documentary, Josh reminds Gentile disciples of Jesus of the importance of continuing to relate to God as "the God of Israel".

Tidings of comfort and joy? - The Myths of Christmas #7

Carols, greeting cards, and church bulletins all proclaim Christmas is about "joy" and "peace". But this year, there doesn't seem to be much of that in the world. So, what gives? When Christmas is placed in context to the larger story of the Bible, the reason for joy and peace becomes much clearer.

Mary, did you know? - The Myths of Christmas #6

Mary, did you know... that your baby boy... would one day rule the nations? Yep, she did. Learn what Mary knew about Jesus from the angel Gabriel and how she connected her story to the larger story of God's dealings with the nation of Israel.

BC, AD, and the year "zero" - The Myths of Christmas #5

If BC means "Before Christ", was Jesus born in the year "zero"? In this fifth episode of "The Myths of Christmas", learn a bit more about the year Jesus was born, and why a partition of time around an important event is a very Biblical idea.

Three gifts, three kings? - The Myths of Christmas #4

The Bible says that Magi from the east brought three gifts to Jesus - gold, frankincense, and myrrh. But does the Bible say that there were three kings? In this fourth episode of "The Myths of Christmas", learn a bit more about the Magi and why they are important in the Christmas story.
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