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Jesus and the Exorcists: What We Learn from Archaeology

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A lecture by Craig A. Evans on Jesus and the exorcists:


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August 16, 2013 at 22:30

The Role of Archaeology

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What archaeology can and cannot tell us about the Bible.


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October 8, 2012 at 06:09

Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls

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‘Judaism, Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls’ by Prof Lawrence Schiffman is well worth a watch.



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August 13, 2012 at 15:29

Evangelicals Becoming Catholic: Lectures

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“Swimming the Tiber” is shorthand for conversion to the Catholic Church (the Tiber River runs alongside of Vatican City). Maybe you have wondered why someone would make such a move or how to intelligently discuss the issue with your friends and loved ones. These and related questions were addressed on Saturday, April 14 on the campus of Wheaton College when authors of the recent book, Journeys of Faith, delivered brief lectures on the subject and answered questions.

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Sessions include:

1. Dr. Gregg AllisonThe Roman Road, or the Road to Rome?  Why Some Protestants Drift to Catholicism.

2. Rev. Chris Castaldo –Crossing the Tiber: Why Catholics and Protestants Convert.

3. Dr. Craig BlaisingDoes Accepting the Canon of Scripture Implicitly Affirm Rome’s Authority?

4. Dr. Robert Plummer – Moderator



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April 27, 2012 at 19:56

NT Wright at the Moody Bible Institute

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I think I’ll spend my time in the peace and quiet of a Sunday afternoon listening to his Excellency, the Lord Bishop Rt Rev Dr Prof NT Wright:


Thanks (HT)


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December 4, 2011 at 13:49

Prof NT Wright at the 2011 Sarum Theological Lectures

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Which was organised by Sarum College. The Dioceses of Salisbury has:

The 40-minute interview, a lively discussion on key current issues of the Bible, modern culture and international politics, has been divided into eight clips and uploaded to YouTube.

Topics discussed include ‘Politics from a Christian point of view’, ‘The anniversary of the King James Bible’ and ‘The capture of Osama bin Laden’.

Dr Kings said, “It was a joy to welcome Professor Wright, one of our top scholars, and have such a lively, intelligent, wide-ranging discussion. We hope you enjoy listening to the clips, think carefully about what’s being said, and have a look in the Bible for yourself.”

Dr DeLashmutt said, “I really enjoyed being part of a conversation with the two Bishops. It’s not often you see this sort of thing happening in a recording studio, and I think a lot of people would be interested to listen in. Sarum College would love to do this again sometime.”

Further clips are planned…

Heres are all the links (audio YouTube) if you wish to have a listen:

More here.


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August 29, 2011 at 15:14

Bishop Kallistos Ware on the Divine Liturgy (Video Lectures)

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Here are some really good lectures by Metropolitan Kallistos (Timothy) Ware, the Orthodox Church’s most noted ‘Western’ export:

Kallistos Ware will be no stranger to many of our readers. He is an Eastern Orthodox bishop, an Englishman who became a lecturer at Oxford teaching Eastern Orthodox Studies. He is perhaps best known as the author of works such as The Orthodox Church and The Orthodox Way — to name only two.

They (4) are lengthy, but if you have the time, check them out:

A wise man he is indeed.

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August 18, 2011 at 21:57


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