Old Testament

Learning about the Old Testament

January 23, 2018

Allan Harman Banner of Truth, 2017. Reviewed by Peter Barnes As a youngster, I think I would have welcomed a helpful introduction to the Old Testament – or at least I should have. For a paperback of some 125 pages, this is simple yet comprehensive, and is a slightly enlarged revision of an Read More...

Moral monster?

June 3, 2015

Who is the God the Old Testament portrays? -Richard Belcher talks to Peter Hastie- Dr Richard Belcher Jnr is the John D. & Frances M. Gwin Professor of Old Testament and Academic Dean at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2014 he visited Australia to Read More...

God’s self-portrait

June 1, 2015

The 10 Commandments teach us much more than how to behave -Gordon Coleman- “A sermon series on the Ten Commandments? Why would you do that?” I looked to see if he was joking, but I could tell from the look on my friend’s face that he was deadly serious: “What possible benefit could there Read More...

Bound but Unchained

May 28, 2015

Don’t confuse biblical slavery with the American Version -Peter Barnes- It is not uncommon to say that the Bible is a vicious book because God ordains slavery in the Old Testament, and the slavery of the American South, at least until the tragic Civil War of 1861-1865, showed how Read More...

Lessons of holy furniture

May 27, 2015

How the Tabernacle illuminates Jesus’ life and purpose -Mark Powell- Not long ago, I decided to preach through the book of Exodus. It was a thrilling experience…until I came to the chapters dealing with the construction of the tabernacle. To make matters “worse” (from a preaching Read More...

Useful Lists

May 25, 2015

The people of God in action are the hero of Ezra-Nehemiah. -Greg Goswell- The book of Ezra-Nehemiah, like the opening of Matthew’s Gospel, confronts us with genealogies. These lists do not make for easy or interesting reading in church, nor is it immediately obvious what message we are to Read More...