Jesus Revealed

The transfiguration is a strange story that has left many confused as they read it. But things start to make a little more sense once we understand “shininess” from a Scriptural and ancient Jewish understanding. Also, we expect to see that shininess on Jesus once we start recognizing his presence in the Old Testament. Check…

When God “Appears” to Abraham

God has a weird way of just walking up to Abraham and talking with him. But since the Bible says you can’t see God and live, what on earth is going on in these stories? In today’s podcast, we look at an answer some scholars have proposed that make sense of these strange passages. But…

God’s Angel in Revelation

According to Revelation 1:1-2, God sent “his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.” The confusion here, however, is that Jesus Himself is the first character we see appear to John. Or is this confusing? After…

Can Pre-Incarnate Jesus Be Found in the Old Testament?

It feels like wishful thinking to imagine Jesus being physically present in the Old Testament. In fact, some would say that to read Jesus into the Old Testament in such a way is to abuse the Bible. But if that’s true, then it seems like the New Testament writers themselves abused the Old Testament, because…