Each week millions of Christians around the world use hymns composed by believers from every era and branch of Christianity to join voices in praise—singing psalms and hymns and making melody in their hearts to praise the Lord. Our guest today will reacquaint us with some beloved hymns of the faithful. He will share stories that show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history—from the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns to the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing them.
Instances of expressing gratitude to God and to others are found throughout the Bible. What can we learn from them about thankfulness this holiday season? Join us as we travel to Israel to visit with an expert on biblical culture and language to discover why gratitude and celebrations were so crucial in biblical times and why both are so necessary now.
Robert J. Morgan recently transitioned to serve full time as leader of Robert J. Morgan Ministries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose goal is to energize God’s people with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Bible and Christian heritage. Preceding this transition, Rob was involved in pastoral ministry for over 40 years in Nashville Tennessee. He is a best-selling, gold-Illuminations, and gold-medallion winning writer with more than 35 books in print and approximately 5 million copies in circulation in multiple languages. Rob has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. He speaks widely at churches, conferences, schools, and corporate events. In 2014, Rob was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from his alma mater, Columbia International University. Robert was also a homemaker and a caregiver for his late wife of 43 years, Katrina, who battled multiple sclerosis and passed away in November of 2019.
Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg holds an M.Div. degree in Theology from the Reformed Theological Seminary (2000), and M.Phil. degree in Bible Interpretation (2008) from Stellenbosch University. He holds a Ph.D. in Ancient Cultures from Stellenbosch University (2011). Additional studies include doctoral and postdoctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Leiden University, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg is a published author, an experienced lecturer and an educator. He is responsible for the developing of Biblical studies courses here at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies. He has been teaching Biblical, Jewish and Christian studies at the Israel Theological Seminary, at the Haifa Theological Institute, in the Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary and in Spurgeon’s College which is located at the University of Wales.