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The Word Without Walls Podcast

Oct 28, 2020

There are two important things to glean from these few verses in Matthew.  One is about Jesus retracing the steps of the children of Israel, doing correctly what everyone before Him did incorrectly.  The second is in regard to the death of the innocents by Herod.  How can we make sense of this tragedy, that God would...

Oct 24, 2020

We all know the story of Jesus' birth and the Wise Men.  But there are some interesting contrasts and important questions that Matthew 2 brings up that might not have come to your mind before.  Listen in to hear a fresh perspective on this familiar text.

Oct 15, 2020

As we consider this text from Matthew, we also consider marriage--what it is, and how it should be approached.

In this episode, I also recommend a book: Wing to Wing, Oar to Oar: Readings on Courting and Marrying by Amy and...

Oct 7, 2020

Matthew's Gospel begins in the least likely place--with a genealogy.  It's tempting to want to skim over these verses, but if you look carefully, there are important messages and insights into God's work that can be gained.  

Oct 1, 2020

We have been thinking through the nature of the life of an ambassador of Christ, and it is the best of all possible lives. The problem is that we live that life within a corrupt human nature that always wants to revert to the way of the world from which we were redeemed. We’re ever tempted to live as natives of this...