Context Matters

the blog of David S. Jesse – "The Bow Tie Bible Guy"

Jesus With a British Accent...

Jesus With a British Accent…

As I was scrolling through Facebook last night, I saw an ad for a new movie being released next month: David & Goliath. As I’m sure you can imagine, I’m partial to that story, so I watched the trailer. Why is it that Hollywood insists on having the characters in every Biblical movie and TV…

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Hitting Pause

What If We Hit Pause?

It’s Friday. The weekend is upon us. For many Americans it’s the day they live for beginning sometime early Sunday evening.  Work and school will pause for a couple of days, and they can do whatever it is they want to do. Where did this longing for Friday evening come from, anyway? It’s something that…

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Acts 20:7

Out of Context Verse: Acts 20:7

Do you remember that time when the Apostle Paul started preaching at the Sunday morning worship service in Troas, went “a little long”  (way past midnight, actually), and that guy fell out of the window and died? On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with…

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Lenses: Seeing the Bible in Context

Sneak Peak of “Lenses: Seeing the Bible in Context”

Things are getting exciting! Here’s the cover of the new, 4 session DVD series being released to the public on March 31st. It’s called “Lenses: Seeing the Bible in Context.”

Underground History

Underground History

USA Network premiered its highly anticipated (and marketed) event series, Dig, this past week. It’s the story of an FBI agent working in Jerusalem who uncovers a series of secrets and riddles surrounding the location of the hidden Ark of the Covenant and radical elements within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to take control of the…

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The Evil Eye

“A Bit of Context” Episode 8: The Evil Eye

In the middle of talking about money, Jesus starts warning about “the evil eye.” What was he talking about, anyway?  Find out in this episode of “A Bit of Context.”

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