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Ploughshares and pruning hooks

The language of prophecy is powerful, spoken with the force of metaphor and in extremes of hyperbole. Too often the rich poetry of the prophets is sacrificed on the altar of prediction, the colour drained by fortune-telling zealots rather than considerate disciples. I should know, I was one of them.…

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Still Debunked: Blood Moons

Back in 2014 the infamous Pastor John Hagee applied various Bible prophecies to a series of lunar eclipses that coincided with Jewish feasts over the following year and a half, claiming these "tetrads" were signs of the coming "end-times". It was the latest in a long line of such claims,…

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Bibliotheca: First Impressions

It's been two and a half years since Adam Lewis Greene launched a crowdfunded project called Bibliotheca. I'm pleased to confirm that good things do indeed come to those who wait! For those who haven't heard of it, Bibliotheca is not an attempt to augment the Bible with copious study…

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Ezekiel's Temple Vision: Inner Court

Having posted some of my work on the gates of the Temple of Ezekiel's Prophecy, this post continues with material on the inner court. At this point it's worth giving an overview of the two courts. The outer court is walled, with gates to the north, south and east. No…

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Bible Reading Discussion Cards

Five years have passed since my wife and I began a little project to help encourage daily Bible reading. Not all our projects come to fruition, so the fact this one made it into production makes me quite proud of it. We even managed to sell out, largely by cornering…

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The Lost World of Scripture

It's unsurprising that virtually every Christian catechism is founded on the authority of the Bible. But there are many ways in which this authority can be understood: does it mean that the Bible is infallible? What does it mean for scripture to be inspired, or God-breathed? Were the ancient prophets…

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Ezekiel's Temple Vision: Gates

Ezekiel chapters 40 to 47 have fascinated me since I was little: the blueprints for a future Temple! However it is in these chapters more than any other that I wish the Bible included some handy illustrations to go alongside the text. I've been sitting on this study for a…

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