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Bible Study

Resources exploring what the Bible says and how we can know what it says.

Articles

  • My Hour Is Not Yet by Jack Crabtree. Describes the first coming of Jesus and the account of Jesus and Mary at Cana to exhort us to be ready for Jesus' second coming. (12/15; posted 10/16)
  • Which Translation Is Best? by Charley Dewberry. Discusses the value of the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures) in relation to the Masoretic text (Hebrew). (10/15; posted 10/16)
  • The Greatest Sign by Ron Julian. Discusses what Jesus considered the greatest sign of his messiahship. (6/15; posted 6/15)
  • Valuing Crumbs by David Crabtree. Comments on the relationship between Jews and Gentiles by telling the story of a gentile woman who asks Jesus to heal her daughter. (5/15; posted 5/15)
  • The Second Thoughts of John the Baptist by David Crabtree. Finds encouragement in John the Baptist's questioning whether Jesus is the Messiah. (5/14; posted 4/15)
  • The True Story of Christmas by Jack Crabtree. Tells the Christmas story as the Bible, rather than traditional Christianity, presents it. (12/13; posted 4/15)
  • The Way of Balaam by Ron Julian. (2 Peter 2-3) Explores the story of Balaam to explain Peter’s teaching on false teachers. (10/12; posted 3/13)
  • Does the Sermon on the Mount Say Anything New? by David Crabtree. Compares Jesus’ teaching with rabbinic teaching of the same time period. (03/12; posted 3/13)
  • The Teaching of the Kingdom Parables by Ron Julian. (Matthew 13) Explores the picture of the coming Kingdom of God that emerges in Jesus' "Kingdom parables." (10/11; posted 3/13)
  • What Would Jesus Read? by David Crabtree. Conjectures about what Jesus might have been reading during his forty days in the desert. (06/11; posted 3/13)
  • At the Right Hand by Ron Julian. Looks at several Bible passages to discuss the past and present significance of Jesus being God’s Messiah. (12/10; posted 2/11)
  • Hidden in a Field by Ron Julian. (Matthew 13) Discusses one of Jesus’ kingdom parables. (11/10; posted 2/11)
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name by Ron Julian. Elucidates the opening lines of the Lord’s Prayer. (1/10; posted 2/11)
  • Crucified with Christ by Larry Barber. (Galatians 2:11-20) Explores what embracing the true gospel means in the life of a believer. (8/08; posted 1/10)
  • The Friend at Midnight by Ron Julian. (Luke 11: 5-8) Clarifies Jesus’ teaching in the Parable of the Friend at Midnight and how that teaching relates to prayer. (10/09; posted 1/10)
  • A Well-rounded Christianity: Revelation 2 & 3 by Earle Craig. (Revelation 2-3) Looks at the seven letters to the churches in Revelation 2 and 3 to argue that Christians need to be well-rounded in their Christianity in order for it to be authentic. (9/09; posted 1/10)
  • The Grace of Job by Nancy Scott. (Book of Job) Reflects on the Book of Job and what it reveals about God’s response to human suffering. (4/09; posted 1/10)
  • Jesus, Jacques, and the American Church by Jack Crabtree. (John 3) Discusses church “technique” in light of Jesus’ interaction with Nicodemus. (3/06; posted 7/08)
  • Why the Parables? Reflections on True Understanding by R. Wesley Hurd. Explores why Jesus taught through parables and stories. (9/07; posted 10/07)
  • Fundamentalism and Biblical Interpretation by Ron Julian. Looks at the impact of Christian fundamentalism on how we understand and apply the Bible's teaching. (11/02; posted 9/03)
  • Motivations: The Heart of the Matter by Larry Barber. Looks at Luke 12:1-5 to discuss how behavior reveals motivations. (6/02; posted 6/02)
  • The Thief in the Night by Ron Julian. (Matthew 24: 42-51) Discusses what should be our attitude toward end-time events. (12/01; posted 3/02)
  • Answers to Chapter One by Ron Julian. Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter one of The Language of God. (2/02; posted 2/02)
  • Answers to Chapter Two by David Crabtree. Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter two of The Language of God. (2/02; posted 2/02)
  • Answers to Chapter Three by David Crabtree. Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter three of The Language of God. (2/; posted 2/02)
  • Answers to Chapter Four by Ron Julian. Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter four of The Language of God. (2/02; posted 2/02)
  • Answers to Chapter Six by David Crabtree. Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter six of The Language of God. (2/02; posted 2/02)
  • Answers to Chapter Seven by David Crabtree. Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter seven of The Language of God. (2/02; posted 2/02)
  • Answers to Chapter Eight by Jack Crabtree. Provides answers to the study questions at the end of chapter eight of The Language of God. (1/03; posted 2/02)
  • Understanding the Bible by Jack Crabtree. Reinforces and supplements some points made in The Language of God. (2/02; posted 2/02)
  • Commonsense Interpretation by Jack Crabtree. Shows the original, longer version of the conclusion to The Language of God. (2/02; posted 2/02)
  • Longing for Glory by Ron Julian. (I Corinthians 3:18) Defines the "glory" that is the hope of every believer. (6/00; posted 1/02)
  • Only One Thing Necessary by Jack Crabtree. (Luke 10:38-42) Explores Jesus' puzzling interaction with Mary and Martha. (11/99; posted 1/02)
  • A Story Observed by Larry Barber. (Luke 10:25-37) Unpacks the story of the Good Samaritan and the interaction which leads to it. (5/96; posted 1/02)
  • The Struggle to See by Larry Barber. (Luke 10:30-35) Discusses the parable of the Good Samaritan. (10/99; posted 1/02)
  • Biblical? by Ron Julian. Asserts that "doing what the Bible says" is not always biblical. (1/01; posted 2/01)
  • Appeal for Radical Biblicism by Jack Crabtree. Calls for a radical commitment to the search for what the Bible actually means. (8/97; posted 2/01)
  • Bible Study for What Ails Us by Jack Crabtree. (Revelation 2:1-11) Defends the importance of pursuing doctrinal understanding. (12/97; posted 2/01)
  • Sharper Than Any Sword by Jack Crabtree. (Hebrews 4:12-13) Explains how the proclamation of the gospel lays bare the hidden person of the heart. (10/94; posted 2/01)
  • The Next Time I Study Revelation by Ron Julian. (Revelation) Sheds light on the nature of the Bible's most enigmatic book. (8/98; posted 2/01)
  • The Holiness of Financial Independence by Jack Crabtree. (I Thessalonians 4:9-12) Explores Paul's teaching about "working with your hands" and its implications for Christian fundraising. (10/95; posted 2/01)
  • The Tao of Faith by Jack Crabtree. (Galatians 5) Discusses the concept of 'woo we' in Taoism and the striking parallels between it and the Evangelical understanding of "walking by the Spirit." (2/94; posted 2/01)
  • My Next Mid-life Crisis by Ron Julian. (I Corinthians 12, 13) Presents I Corinthians 12 and 13 as the ultimate answer to a believer's "mid-life crisis." (9/91; posted 2/01)
  • In Defense of God’s Love by Ron Julian. (Romans 5:1-11) Uses Romans 5 to describe and clarify the enigmatic love of God. (2/97; posted 2/01)
  • The Prayers of Paul by Ron Julian. Holds up the great prayers of Paul as a mirror in which to examine our fundamental commitments. (2/96; posted 2/01)
  • Two Reflections on Thomas and the Story of Easter by Jack Crabtree. (John 20:24-29) Portrays "doubting Thomas" as a model for truth-seeking and a lesson in the miracle of faith. (6/94; posted 2/01)
  • Counting the Cost by Ron Julian. (Luke 14:26-33) Proposes that we OUGHT to be like the man who doesn't build a tower and the king who doesn't go to battle. (8/94; posted 2/01)
  • Bigotry by Larry Barber. (Luke 18:10-14) Uses the parable of the tax-gatherer and the Pharisee to define true bigotry. (9/93; posted 2/01)
  • Testing God by Ron Julian. (Matthew 4:5-7) Looks at the prohibition against "testing God" found in the second temptation of Jesus. (2/98; posted 2/01)
  • The Parable of the Ten Virgins by Jack Crabtree. (Matthew 25:1-13) Explains the parable as a call to a deep and persevering desire for the kingdom of God. (1/95; posted 2/01)
  • Unorthodoxy by Jack Crabtree. (Matthew 25:14-30) Asserts that "orthodoxy" can be a way of burying one's talent in the ground. (12/93; posted 2/01)
  • The Power of the Parables by Ron Julian. (Matthew 13) Presents the dynamic manner in which the parables of Jesus communicate. (4/93; posted 2/01)
  • Hypocrisy of Another Kind by Larry Barber. (Luke 12:1-5) Explains what Jesus meant by "the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy." (11/96; posted 2/01)
  • Futility by R. Wesley Hurd. (Ecclesiastes) Explores the dark, realistic vision of life found in Ecclesiastics. (1/96; posted 2/01)
  • The Lord is My Shepherd by Ron Julian. (Psalm 23) Explains the life and death issues involved in Psalm 23. (7/97; posted 2/01)
  • In Praise of Manna by Jack Crabtree. (Deuteronomy 8:1-10) Illustrates the place of suffering in the Christian life through the story of the manna in the wilderness. (5/95; posted 2/01)
  • The Lesson of the Exodus by David Crabtree. (Exodus) Draws the analogy between how God dealt with Israel in the exodus and how He deals with us today. (9/97; posted 2/01)
  • Understanding the Second Commandment by Jack Crabtree. (Exodus 20:4-6) Highlights the transcendent nature of God taught by the commandment against "graven images." (6/95; posted 2/01)

Audio Series

Audio series with talks related to Bible Study.

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  • Many of the MSC audio files below were first recorded at Reformation Fellowship, where some of the MSC staff teach.

  • Acts. Jack Crabtree teaches on the book of Acts at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR. (Also on iTunes)
  • An Anniversary Medley (Oktoberfuss 2004). On the occasion of McKenzie Study Center's 25th anniversary and Gutenberg College's 10th, Gutenberg tutors present "An Anniversary Medley" of talks at the 2004 Oktoberfuss:
    Jack Crabtree reflects on the nature, role, and value of personal Bible study.
    R. Wesley Hurd proposes that all forms of art are formed by the interplay of the artist's beliefs and the effort to create meaningfully.
    David Crabtree argues that our understanding of the oft cited analogy of the human body's "organization" has significant implications for the individual's life in the Church.
    Ron Julian takes a balanced look at the argument of the very popular book The Purpose Driven Life. (Also on iTunes)
  • Bible's Greatest Hits. Teaching on biblical texts that the MSC staff deemed crucial to an understanding of a biblical worldview in general and the biblical gospel in particular. This series was presented in 1997-1998 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College. (Also on iTunes)
  • Biblical Philosophy: The Message and Worldview of the Bible. At Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR, Jack Crabtree leads a discussion that systematically looks at the teaching, the message, and the whole worldview that is given to us in the Bible. (Also on iTunes)
  • Christmas. Talks given during the Christmas season and at annual Reformation Fellowship Christmas celebrations. (Also on iTunes)
  • Colossians. Talks by Ron Julian on the Apostle Paul's letter to the Colossians, given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Coming to Truth. Gutenberg tutors and others within the Gutenberg College community describe the intellectual journey that led them to conclude that Christianity is true. (This series was presented in Winter 2008 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Corinthians (First Epistle). Talks by Ron Julian on 1 Corinthians, given at Reformation Fellowship. The Corinthian church was fractious and troubled; these talks explain Paul's corrective admonitions to the Corinthians concerning worldliness, sexuality, spirituality, and more. (Talks 28, 33, and 36 are not available.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Corinthians (Second Epistle) (2014). Talks by Ron Julian on 2 Corinthians, given at Reformation Fellowship. By the time Paul wrote this letter, his relationship with the Corinthians had deteriorated even further; these talks explore the fine line that Paul must walk between defending his gospel and defending himself. (Also on iTunes)
  • Did Jesus Have to Die?. Talks by Jack Crabtree exploring the significance of the death of Jesus, given at Reformation Fellowship. How Jesus' death serves to bring about our salvation has always been a much-argued topic; in these talks Jack Crabtree explores both the Old and New Testaments to articulate his understanding of the reasons for Jesus' death. (Also on iTunes)
  • Disenculturating the Gospel (Summer Institute 2005). Learning to sort out the abiding truths of the gospel from the cultural assumptions of the ancient and modern world is an essential part of being disciples of Christ. The Gutenberg College 2005 Summer Institute, Disenculturating the Gospel, explored explored through discussion of assigned readings and these lectures the power of culture and how we can learn to separate the wheat from the chaff in our own cultural setting. (Also on iTunes)
  • Easter. Talks given at annual Reformation Fellowship Easter celebrations. (Also on iTunes)
  • Ecclesiastes. Gutenberg tutor R. Wesley Hurd speaks on the book of Ecclesiastes at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon. (Also on iTunes)
  • Exodus. Talks by David Crabtree on the book of Exodus, given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Exodus (2015). Talks by David Crabtree on the book of Exodus, given at Reformation Fellowship. This historical narrative and carefully crafted literary work is the second of the five books of Torah, the foundation for the rest of the Bible. (Also on iTunes)
  • Foundations of Knowing the Truth. A series designed to promote an understanding of the basis upon which a person comes to know what they know to be true from a biblical point of view. These talks were given as part of McKenzie Study Center's Biblical Worldview Program in 1991-1992. McKenzie Study Center is now an institute of Gutenberg College. (Also on iTunes)
  • Fruit of the Spirit. Ron Julian speaks at Reformation Fellowship about the fruit of the Spirit the Apostle Paul lists in Galatians 5. (Also on iTunes)
  • Genesis. Talks by David Crabtree on the book of Genesis, given at Reformation Fellowship. Genesis is foundational to an understanding of the rest of the Bible; David's talks explore the implications of the text as well as the issue of how biblical narratives should be understood. (Talk 16 on Genesis 15 is missing.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Habakkuk. Peter Wierenga speaks on the Old Testament book of Habakkuk at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon. (Also on iTunes)
  • Hebrews. Talks by Jack Crabtree on the book of Hebrews, given at Reformation Fellowship. The author of Hebrews writes to persecuted Jewish Jesus-believers who are beginning to grow weary. He exhorts them to keep the faith and argues that Jesus, despite his humanity and death, is the Messiah. (Also on iTunes)
  • How Jewish Was Jesus? (Oktoberfuss 2011). Jesus and all of his Apostles were Jews. Yet by the second century, the church had begun to turn its back on its Jewish origins. The 2011 Oktoberfuss Conference explores the significance that this "divorce" from Judaism and the text of the Hebrew Bible had on the development of Christian thought. (Also on iTunes)
  • Is the Bible Trustworthy? Responding to Bart Ehrman. In this series given at Reformation Fellowship, Jack Crabtree responds to Bart Ehrman's argument in Ehrman's book "Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)." (Also on iTunes)
  • Isaiah (1998). Talks on the first part of the book of Isaiah, chapters 1 through 14:27, given by David Crabtree at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Isaiah (2012). Talks on the the book of Isaiah, given by David Crabtree at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Issues in Biblical Interpretation. Ron Julian teaches a four-part series on issues in biblical interpretation as part of McKenzie Study Center's Biblical Worldview Program in 1990. McKenzie Study Center is now an institute of Gutenberg College. (Also on iTunes)
  • James. Talks by Ron Julian on the book of James, given at Reformation Fellowship. James is famous for seeming to disagree with Paul by urging justification by works; in these talks, Ron Julian carefully explains James' argument, showing its coherence with itself and with the rest of the Bible. (Talk 14 is not available.) (Also on iTunes)
  • James (2016). Talks by Rusty Rexius on the book of James, given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Jesus' Teachings on Pharisaism. Talks by Larry Barber, Jack Crabtree, and Earle Craig exploring Jesus' view of the Pharisees, given at Reformation Fellowship. Jesus articulated His message to a culture greatly influenced by the teaching of the Pharisees; these talks explore the nature of Jesus' response and the continuing implications of that response for us today. (Also on iTunes)
  • John 3: Jesus and Nicodemus. Talks by Jack Crabtree on Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus in the third chapter of John's Gospel, given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • John's Gospel. Talks by Ron Julian on the Gospel of John, given at Reformation Fellowship. John carefully focuses his gospel on key themes concerning the nature of faith; in these talks Ron Julian gives a big-picture overview of the way John weaves these themes throughout the book. (Also on iTunes)
  • John's Letters. Talks by John A. "Jack" Crabtree on the three letters of the apostle John, given at Reformation Fellowship. In his letters, the apostle opposes false teachers by articulating his authoritative eye-witness understanding of Jesus' gospel; in these talks Jack Crabtree explains the apostle's sometimes difficult argument. In the series, Dr. Crabtree refers to his translation of John's letters; a PDF of this translation accompanies the series. (Also on iTunes)
  • John's Letters (2012). Gutenberg tutor Jack Crabtree examines the New Testament books of First John, Second John, and Third John. Accompanying the audios is a PDF of the original Greek and a new English translation by Dr. Crabtree. (This is a McKenzie Study Center series. MSC is an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • John's Letters (2017). Gutenberg alumnus Collin Stetter examines First John and discusses Second and Third John as context for First John. The Apostle John wrote First John to a church going through a crisis. Who was the real Jesus? What was central to the teaching of the Gospel? Who had fellowship with God and could expect life in the Final Age? Who had the authority to settle these questions? This series works through John's letter to learn how John answers these questions and how his answers are relevant for us today.
  • Joshua Narrative. Talks by David Crabtree on the narrative portions of Joshua, given at Reformation Fellowship. Joshua is an important transitional book from the books of Moses to the histories of the Judges and the monarchy; these talks explore the implications of the text as well as the issue of how biblical narratives should be understood. (Also on iTunes)
  • Luke. Talks by Jack Crabtree on the Gospel of Luke, given at Reformation Fellowship. Luke describes his Gospel as being the result of careful research and organization; these talks by Jack Crabtree carefully explore the structure and interpretive issues in this important Gospel. (Also on iTunes)
  • Making Sense of the Bible (Summer Institute 2004). The Bible, the written word of God, is a difficult work of literature containing many different genres and styles, each presenting its own set of interpretive problems. How, then, do we decipher the meaning of biblical texts? And how can we know our interpretation is correct? The Gutenberg College 2004 Summer Institute, Making Sense of the Bible, explored through discussion of assigned readings and these lectures the process of biblical interpretation. (Also on iTunes)
  • Matthew. Talks by Ron Julian on the Gospel of Matthew, given at Reformation Fellowship. In Matthew, we find recorded much of Jesus' most important teaching: the Sermon on the Mount, the parables of the kingdom, the Olivet Discourse, and much more. These talks will explore Matthew's Gospel in depth. (Also on iTunes)
  • Numbers Narrative. Talks by David Crabtree on the narrative portions of Numbers, given at Reformation Fellowship. Numbers is sometimes a neglected book of the Bible; these talks explore the implications of the text as well as the issue of how biblical narratives should be understood. (Also on iTunes)
  • Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24 & 25. Ron Julian speaks on the Olivet Discourse, Jesus' discussion in Matthew 24 and 25 about the end of the age, at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon. (Also on iTunes)
  • Our Times Are In His Hands. Talks by Dave Smith given at Reformation Fellowship. This series looks at the life and character of Joseph (Jacob's son), as recorded in Genesis, and finds valuable life lessons. (Also on iTunes)
  • Peter (First Epistle, Chapters 1 & 2). Talks by Peter Wierenga on the first two chapters of 1 Peter, given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Peter (First Epistle). Talks by Ron Julian on 1 Peter, given at Reformation Fellowship in 2009. In Peter's first letter, the apostle addresses the connection between our belief in the gospel and the way we live. (Also on iTunes)
  • Peter (Second Epistle). Talks by Ron Julian on 2 Peter, given at Reformation Fellowship. In Peter's second letter, the apostle urges his readers to hold fast to the true gospel and its implications for our lives. (Also on iTunes)
  • Philippians. Talks by Ron Julian on the Apostle Paul's letter to the Philippians, given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Prayer. Ron Julian looks at several passages in the Bible to build a biblical view of prayer. Talks 1-16 were given in 1998-1999; Talk 17, not originally part of the series, was given in 2001. All the talks were given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Prayer and Perseverance. The parables of the Unjust Judge and the Friend at Midnight are often thought to present the key to getting our prayers answered: perseverance. Ron Julian teaches on petitionary prayer and what these parables really say about it. These talks were given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Psalms. Talks on Psalms by teachers in the Gutenberg community. These talks were given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • Reading the Book: Lessons in Understanding the Bible. Reading the Bible with understanding is a skill, one at which every Christian can improve through practice. This 2001 McKenzie Study Center class provides some examples and pointers on gaining and using that skill. (McKenzie Study Center is an institute of Gutenberg College.)
  • Reunion: Tanakh and the Gospel of Matthew (Summer Institute 2015). Christian culture tends to look at the New Testament in isolation, but it was written in a time and culture saturated with the thought forms forged in the Old Testament writings (Tanakh). The 2015 Summer Institute, "Reunion: Tanakh and the Gospel of Matthew," reunited the Gospel of Matthew with its Old Testament roots by exploring how Matthew, an Apostle and a Jew, used passages from the Tanakh to convey the truth about the Messiah Jesus. (Also on iTunes)
  • Revelation. Jack Crabtree teaches on the book of Revelation at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR.
    Handout 1: Revelation--Symbolism & Interpretive Criteria
    Handout 2: Revelation--Interpreting Symbols
    Handout 3: Revelation Outline
    Handout 4: Revelation Text_Eng1.0.a
    Handout 5: Revelation--Basic Outline of History
    Handout 6: Revelation--Basic Outline of the End of the Great Tribulation
    Handout 7: Daniel 9 and 3.5 years
    Handout 8: Revelation--Timeline During Delayed Judgment
    Handout 9: Revelation--End-Time Events
    (Also on iTunes)
  • RF Talks: GC Board Members. Individual talks and two-part series given by Gutenberg College board members at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR. (Also on iTunes)
  • RF Talks: Guest Teachers. Individual talks and two-part series given by visiting teachers at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR.
  • RF Talks: Jack Crabtree. Individual talks and two-talk series given by Gutenberg tutor Jack Crabtree at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR. (Also on iTunes)
  • RF Talks: Other GC Tutors. Individual talks given by Gutenberg College tutors at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, OR. (Also on iTunes)
  • RF Talks: Ron Julian. Individual talks given by Gutenberg tutor Ron Julian at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon. (Also on iTunes)
  • Romans (2004-2005). Gutenberg tutor Jack Crabtree distills a lifetime of study in this, the most important of Paul's letters. (This series was presented in Fall 2004 and Winter 2005 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Romans (2009-). Talks by John A. "Jack" Crabtree on Paul's letter to the Romans, given at various times from April 2009 to June 2011 at Reformation Fellowship. In the series, Dr. Crabtree refers to his translation of Romans; a PDF of this translation accompanies the series. Appended to this PDF are other notes Dr. Crabtree produced for the Romans study. (Also on iTunes)
  • Samuel (Book 1). Talks by David Crabtree on 1 Samuel, given at Reformation Fellowship. The story of David and Saul is a fascinating one; these talks explore the implications of the text as well as the issue of how biblical narratives should be understood. (Also on iTunes)
  • Samuel (Book 2). Talks by David Crabtree on 2 Samuel, given at Reformation Fellowship. The story of David and Saul is a fascinating one; these talks explore the implications of the text as well as the issue of how biblical narratives should be understood. (Also on iTunes)
  • Sermon on the Mount. Talks by Ron Julian on the Sermon on the Mount, given at Reformation Fellowship. Matthew 5-7, the Sermon on the Mount, is one of the most significant bodies of teaching in the Bible. (Also on iTunes)
  • The False Gospel. Jack Crabtree and Larry Barber seek a better understanding of the false gospel that Paul is responding to in Galatians. Talks given at Reformation Fellowship. (Also on iTunes)
  • The Holy Spirit. Ron Julian teaches on the Holy Spirit. These talks were given in 1997 at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon. (Also on iTunes)
  • The Holy Spirit at Work. Ron Julian teaches a new series on the works of the Holy Spirit, exploring passages that show the Spirit at work in the world. These talks were given at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon. (Also on iTunes)
  • The Mind of Christ. Talks by Ron Julian exploring the major themes in the teaching of Jesus, given at Reformation Fellowship. (Talk 13 did not record, but the material taught was re-recorded in talks 16 & 17.) (Also on iTunes)
  • The Son. Talks by Ryan Carroll exploring the biblical meaning of "Son of God," given at Reformation Fellowship.
  • Thessalonians (First & Second Epistles). Talks by Ron Julian on the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, given at Reformation Fellowship. The letters to the Thessalonians were early letters, written to encourage young Christians in churches only recently started by Paul. In these talks, Ron Julian gives an overview of Paul's admonitions and explores Paul's teaching on the end of the age. (Also on iTunes)
  • Those Who Belong to God. Ron Julian discusses how the Bible describes the people who belong to God. These talks were given in 1996 at Reformation Fellowship, a church in Eugene, Oregon. (Also on iTunes)

The Language of God

This section of our website is devoted to supplementary materials for The Language of God, a book on interpretation by David Crabtree, Jack Crabtree, and Ron Julian. Here you will find answers to the study questions at the end of each chapter.

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