Knee deep in Excrement

What Jeremiah can teach us about the stresses of Modern Life In the first half of the 6th century BCE a bunch of Judean officials let their anxiety get the better of them. Stressed out and overworked they betrayed their best hope for salvation, the Prophet Jeremiah, and left him for dead at the bottom of a […]

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Experiencing Passion week with Ancient Eyes

Two thousand Easter Sundays after the first it can be difficult to imagine the sweep of emotions, feelings and thoughts that went through the minds of the disciples that first passion week. For us, the end is already known. It is more or less always in sight as we experience our modern passion weeks. We […]

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Please Take my 2015 Reader Survey

I really want to make Biblical Remains all about you in 2015. I want to meet your needs and answer your questions for the rest of the year. In order to accomplish that goal I need to know more about who you are and what your think! As a result I have created the 2015 Biblical […]

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What’s my secret tip for understanding the biblical text better?

Read more (and better)! Most people who have a high regard for the biblical text and the truths it communicates want to better understand what it is actually trying to communicate. A lot of the time, when people ask how they can accomplish that goal, they are told to simply read the bible more. That’s […]

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Another broken arrow in the quiver of Apologetics: A Review of the film “Patterns of Evidence”

After twelve years of work, filmmaker Tim Mahoney is finally releasing, for one night only (tonight) his documentary, “Patterns of Evidence,” about the archaeological and historical evidence for the biblical exodus. I had the opportunity to view a pre-released version of the film back in November and can attest to the production value that twelve […]

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When we doubt – the wilderness between our mountain top experiences

I love the Elijah story, partly because it has so much to teach us about what role doubt plays in the life of a believer and, partly, because I think that the church in America has done a poor job of handling and responding to individual believers’ natural periods of doubt. We tend to excoriate […]

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Announcing three new speaking engagements hosted by Harvest University

​Join us for 3 upcoming Harvest University Classes hosted by Harvest Bible Chapel West Minneapolis​Over the course of the three dates I will discuss how the bible’s archaeological, geographical and cultural context can transform and enliven how we understand the true lives of David, Moses, and Solomon. In the process, we just might find that […]

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New speaking engagement coming up on 09/23/14 at Harvest Bible Chapel West Minneapolis

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How Dana DePietro is solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with archaeology

In the midst of the rising tensions, conflict and blood-shed in Israel and Palestine, one man, Dr.  Dana DePietro, and a group of supporters, are trying  to use archaeology to de-escalate the conflict one potsherd at a time. I talked to Dana about his unique project, The Society for Humanitarian Archaeological Research and Exploration (SHARE),  in this fourteen […]

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Interview with Brad Gray, author of Make Your Mark

In this eighteen minute video, I talk with author and pastor, Brad Gray about his new book Make Your Mark; Getting Right what Samson got Wrong. His book takes a new look at the character of Samson from the book of Judges. Using all of the archaeological, cultural and linguistic data available to him, Gray, […]

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