Author: MikeHeiser

Naked Bible Podcast Episode 126 – Ezekiel 18

Ezekiel 18 focuses on one central idea: individual accountability for one’s own sinfulness. The chapter opens with God’s rejection of the pervasive Israelite idea that the suffering of one generation is the result of the sins of previous generations. The message God wants to communicate through the prophet is that the Israelites in captivity in Babylon and those about to suffer the destruction of Jerusalem have no one but themselves to blame. But yet the idea of corporate responsibility and the effects of sin being felt “unto the third and fourth generation” is found in the Torah. This episode...

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Naked Bible Podcast Episode 125 – Bible Study Tools & an Interview with Johnny Cisneros

Everyone interested in the study of Scripture wants to feel adequate to the task. But there are many obstacles—real and merely imagined—to being competent in Bible study. In this episode, I interview my long-time friend and colleague, Johnny Cisneros. With skills in biblical language study and doctoral candidate status in instructional design, Johnny is the perfect person to not only help people think better about strategies and tools for Bible study, but to also produce something useful to everyone who wants to develop Bible study skills. The episode is now live. The discussion focuses on studying Greek and Hebrew...

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Robbie Graham on the Tom DeLonge Delusion: Part One

Robbie Graham, author of the intriguing book, Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies, has an excellent piece on the (continuing) saga of Tom DeLonge, rock musician turned UFO Disclosure advocate. Mr. DeLonge emailed yours truly months ago (“I need to speak to you about my ongoing private work with DOD/DIA and UFOs. May we speak ASAP”). No doubt others got the same email. I didn’t bite for a number of reasons. Robbie Graham’s post gets to the heart of one of them. Graham writes: Over the past several months, the former Blink 182 frontman has...

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Naked Bible Podcast Breaks Into Top Thirty on iTunes

The Naked Bible Podcast recently hit # 24 on the iTunes Most-Listened-To Christianity Podcasts: It’s kind of amazing to see the Naked Bible Podcast — intentionally stilted toward serious biblical studies content — ranking right up there with names so familiar in evangelical pop culture and sermon content. Thanks to everyone who listens to the podcast and tells friends about it! Keep spreading the word about the podcast and rate us on iTunes!  It really does help with ranking, which in turn helps people who need the content find the podcast when searching in...

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Serious Science and Christian Faith Incompatible?

Go ahead, tell me that old wives tale again. Question: What do you get when you cross a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and a young man who grew up in rural Africa and had a pet chimpanzee? You get one person: Ard Louis. If you don’t know who he is, you should. Here are a few...

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