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Thinking Biblically with Alan Gilman
8 minutes | a month ago
Episode 28: Are You Listening?
Bible Teacher Alan Gilman discusses how the effectiveness of the Bible in our lives depends on our active engagement with it.
14 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 27: Moving Mountains
Does the spiritual and moral condition of the world seem completely overwhelming? Bible teacher Alan Gilman explains from Mark, chapter eleven, that we needn't be swept away with the inevitability of social decline, but rather be agents of miraculous renewal.
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 26: Certainty In Uncertain Times
Recording of Alan Gilman's speech to the eighth-grade graduates of St.Timothy's Classical Academy, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on June 19, 2020
10 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 25: The Blessing: Not just a fad
Alan discusses "The Blessing," a new song phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, the depths of which may surprise you.
16 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 24: The Cure for Disorientation
Alan explains how the general sense of disorientation many of us feel can be resolved through connecting or re-connecting with the Bible's big picture (metanarrative).To register for the first-ever online version of Alan's "God's Epic Story Seminar," starting May 6, 2020, go here:https://tinyurl.com/epicseminarmay2020Support this podcast: http://alangilman.ca/support/Text version of podcast: http://alangilman.ca/2020/04/21/disorientioncure/
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 23: The Essential Role of the Individual (Purim)
On this special Purim edition, Alan explains how the Bible values the role and responsibility of the individual through Esther. He connects the Purim story with Yeshua's unique role as Messiah, and how it doesn't undermine the centrality of Israel in God's plan, but rather affirms it. Mentioned in broadcast: Mordecai tell the Purim story: https://youtu.be/T27BwPfQaQw Purim Parody, "So Long Haman Goodbye": https://youtu.be/TxL05kQp9Aw
33 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 22 - The Benefits of Understanding Israel's Place in God's Plan
Over the past few weeks, Alan has been sharing how we need to take the Bible on its own terms. The clear lens through which to engage Scripture is one where we recognize the centrality of Israel in God's plan. In this episode Alan provides some of the particular benefits we derive from this biblical perspective of the Bible.
49 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 21 - The Centrality of Israel in the Plan of God
Alan shares an extensive list of Bible passages from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament that reflect the central place of Israel in God's plans and purposes. Understanding Israel's role is essential to effectively understanding Scripture.
52 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 20 - Three Faces of Replacement Theology
Alan explains the various ways we skew our understanding of the Bible through three versions of Replacement Theology.
38 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 19 - Skewed Lenses
Alan shares three skewed lenses that prevent us from effectively engaging Scripture. Israel tour info: www.israelstudytours.ca
27 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 18 - What Is Bible Truth?
First of new format, Alan Gilman begins to explain how thinking biblically requires more than simply knowing a bunch of Bible truths.
5 minutes | 10 months ago
Feminism at Its Best
Alan Gilman shares some reflections from his recent visit to Ancient Migdal, the home of Mary Magdalene.
12 minutes | a year ago
The Bible and The West Bank
Beginning with some personal reflections on spending some time in a part of Israel deemed to be an "illegal settlement" by most of the world, Bible Teacher Alan Gilman provides a direct link between Jesus's sacrifice and the Jewish people's claim to the Promised Land, the West Bank included.
6 minutes | a year ago
Bible Teacher Alan Gilman explains how God's faithfulness to Israel is the basis of his faithfulness to all who trust him.
12 minutes | a year ago
Effectively Engaging Scripture: Torah, Law, and Covenant
Bible Teacher Alan Gilman explains how the concept of "the Law" has been misunderstood, and how crucial it is to effectively engage the whole Bible.
8 minutes | a year ago
The King of the Jews
Bible Teacher Alan Gilman demonstrates that identification with the suffering King of the Jews requires identification with Jewish suffering.
10 minutes | 2 years ago
Half Empty or Half Full?
Bible Teacher Alan Gilman shares some personal reflections on grappling with trying to attain a positive perspective in an imperfect world.
9 minutes | 2 years ago
Power in Weakness
We may think that experiencing God's power in our weakness is one where he makes up for or disregards our natural inabilities. Listen as Bible Teacher Alan Gilman explains how God wants to show his power through our weakness.
5 minutes | 2 years ago
Poop Is Not a Toy
Some of the most popular toys this holiday season season are poop-related. Bible Teacher Alan Gilman discusses what this says about our current culture.
6 minutes | 2 years ago
How to Teach the Bible to Children Even When It Is Complex
Originally prepared as a blog post for the Gospel Coalition Canada, Bible Teacher Alan Gilman explains that children are capable of understanding very complex concepts.
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