All too often our understanding of both the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament is clouded by centuries of Western tradition and interpretation. Today our guest will pull back the curtain and help contemporary Christ-followers to understand how the scriptures were understood by their original audience. Our conversation today will deepen your appreciation for familiar Bible passages and enhance your understanding of some verses you may have previously found difficult to interpret. Appropriating these Jewish insights will help you draw closer to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!
Is the human body simply a vehicle for our free self-expression---or are we underemphasizing its significance? Offering balanced and accessible theological answers, our guest will explore the practical significance of God's original intentions for the body, the physical impacts of sin, and how the Lord will someday redeem our physical selves.
Head of School at The Israel Institute of Biblical Studies and Founder of the Israel Bible Center, Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg is an Israeli Christian author, experienced educator and expert scholar in Jewish context and culture of the New Testament. One of Dr. Eli’s greatest passions is building bridges of trust, respect and understanding between Christians and Jews. His writing reflects a balanced perspective based on historic and contextual interpretations. As a communicator, he has a unique ability to simplify complex ideas, so they are both memorable and shareable.
Sam Allberry is a pastor, apologist and speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?, Why Bother with Church?, 7 Myths about Singleness, and What God Has To Say About Our Bodies. He has written extensively for numerous organizations, including The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Living Out.