Biblical Studies

The Kingdom of God: An Introduction 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

The Kingdom of God: An Introduction

There are few concepts more central to the preaching of Jesus than the Kingdom of God. Sadly, however, this concept does not receive an equal amount of attention from Jesus’s…

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The TaNaKh: An Introduction 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

The TaNaKh: An Introduction

Is the Jewish Bible the same as the Christian Old Testament? The answer is not as simple as you might think. In short, the answer is both yes and no.…

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The Apocrypha: An Introduction 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

The Apocrypha: An Introduction

One set of questions I get a lot as a minister and a teacher is about the Apocrypha: “What is the Apocrypha?” “Why do Catholics have extra books in their…

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The Septuagint: An Introduction 683 1024 Andrew Hicks

The Septuagint: An Introduction

Have you ever seen those footnotes in your Bible that have “LXX…” in them? Have you ever wondered what those are? You are not alone. If your Bible doesn’t have…

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Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 3: “The Church is … Holy…” 1024 683 Andrew Hicks

Ecclesiological Explorations – Part 3: “The Church is … Holy…”

The Church is holy. This is so in two senses. The first, is that the Church is holy. How can we claim otherwise? Jesus died and gave Himself up in…

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Pilgrimage Playlist – Part 2: Every Step is an Arrival 640 308 Andrew Hicks

Pilgrimage Playlist – Part 2: Every Step is an Arrival

The famous atheist philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, once said: “The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results,…

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Pilgrimage Playlist – Part 1: You Are What You Listen To 640 308 Andrew Hicks

Pilgrimage Playlist – Part 1: You Are What You Listen To

The Psalms of Ascents. You might have heard of them. They are a small collection of 15 psalms inside the book of Psalms. These 15 psalms are so named because…

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What’s Her Name? 683 1024 Andrew Hicks

What’s Her Name?

Have you ever read the story of the Levite’s Concubine (Judges 19:1-30)? I’m studying it for a class I am teaching on Sundays for high school and college age kids.…

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John the Artist 1024 745 Andrew Hicks

John the Artist

I had my students draw pictures to show the different aspects of each gospel. One student drew flowers. The synoptics (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) were common house flowers of different…

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