Let’s be honest, the Old Testament can be difficult to understand. This is true by virtue of how vastly different our culture is today than the kind we read of thousands of years ago. One reason for this is that the Old Testament is inundated with legal terminology that flow from the Law of Moses. In order to understand it fully and interpret it rightly, OT scholars have made some key distinctions between different kinds of law found inside it. I recently got a chance to sit down with my good friend Dr. Heath Thomas and ask him about moral and civil law in the OT and how we should understand these concepts. Check out this Exploring Hope conversation below!
This week on the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Bruce Little, professor of philosophy, joins me to talk about the intersection of Christian theology and the culture we inhabit. What models, what methodologies are used to understand the relationship between the church and culture? Which model should Christians use? Is culture what the bible is talking about when it says “the spirit of the age?” Dr. Little explains his own view and gives a helpful perspective on the balancing act that the church has to employ when engaging culture.
The Gospel. What is it? How would you describe it if you were asked to? What we believe about the gospel is at the core of who we are as believers and will affect the way we talk, the manner in which we live our lives, and most importantly the reason for which we live our lives. But it has to start with the Gospel which is the basis for our evangelism and indeed our own salvation. So… want to know more? Watch this Exploring Hope video with Dr. D. A. Carson as he discusses the depth of what the Gospel is and how to rightly understand it… Enjoy!