A Higher Education Radio
with Dr. Robert B. Sloan, Jr.

Psalm 84, pt. 1

Posted: 7/31/2014 3:30:00 PM

The heart’s true home is the presence of God. To the extent that our hearts don’t long for the presence of God, our hearts don’t know what’s good for us.

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Psalm 23, pt. 2

Posted: 7/30/2014 3:30:00 PM

Death is a dark veil that covers all of mankind. Death’s stinger has been removed and Christ shepherds us home through death.

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Psalm 23, pt. 1

Posted: 7/29/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 23 is a psalm that many of us turn to in times of trouble and difficulty. Why does it use shepherd imagery?

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Psalm 24, pt. 2

Posted: 7/28/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 24 asks who can stand in the presence of God. The book of Revelation gives us the most amazing picture of who that is.

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Psalm 24, pt. 1

Posted: 7/25/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 24 is a psalm of ascents. It would have been sung by Jewish pilgrims on their way up to worship on the temple mount.

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Psalm 73, pt. 2

Posted: 7/24/2014 3:30:00 PM

The psalmist envies the prosperity of the wicked, until he goes to the house of God to worship. Then he perceives their true end.

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Psalm 73, pt. 1

Posted: 7/23/2014 3:30:00 PM

Traditions are received and handed down, because the Judeo-Christian worldview holds that history is a line and not a circle.

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Psalm 32, pt. 2

Posted: 7/22/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus' own commentary on the Lord's Prayer says that if we will not forgive others, the Father will not forgive us. Story of Corrie ten Boom.

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Psalm 32, pt. 1

Posted: 7/21/2014 3:30:00 PM

There is release, forgiveness, and sanctuary in confession.

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Psalm 36, pt. 2

Posted: 7/18/2014 3:30:00 PM

Focusing on God's righteousness. And 3 lessons for teaching children.

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Psalm 36, pt. 1

Posted: 7/17/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 36 has a simple outline but marvelous details.

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Psalm 8, pt. 2

Posted: 7/16/2014 3:30:00 PM

The psalms give shape to our complaints.You have permission to complain to God.

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Psalm 8, pt. 1

Posted: 7/15/2014 3:30:00 PM

"Oh LORD, our Lord! How majestic is your name in all the earth!"

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Psalm 44, pt. 2

Posted: 7/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 44 has a surprising twist in it.

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Psalm 44, pt. 1

Posted: 7/11/2014 3:30:00 PM

How should we respond when it seems that God is not being fair?

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Psalm 139, pt. 2

Posted: 7/10/2014 3:30:00 PM

We’ve grown morally weak; evil ought to bother us more.

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Psalm 139, pt. 1

Posted: 7/9/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 139 is above all else is a powerful expression of our heart’s cry for justice.

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Psalm 110, pt. 2

Posted: 7/8/2014 3:30:00 PM

The ascension of Jesus shows that he is the rightful ruler of the entire world.

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Psalm 110, pt. 1

Posted: 7/7/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 110 is the Old Testament passage most often alluded to in the New Testament.

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Family in Crisis, pt. 5 - Stages of Life

Posted: 7/4/2014 3:30:00 PM

There is a very strong sense in the New Testament of the church as family.

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Family in Crisis, pt. 4 - The Character of God and Parents

Posted: 7/3/2014 3:30:00 PM

The character of God can be captured with the word Faithfulness.

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Family in Crisis, pt. 3 - Submission and Love Make Oneness

Posted: 7/2/2014 3:30:00 PM

To modern ears Ephesians 5:22 may be one of the most controversial verses in the entire Bible.

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Family in Crisis, pt. 2 - Husbands and Wives

Posted: 7/1/2014 3:30:00 PM

The basis of marriage is found on the one hand in the conjugal union and on the other hand in the covenant commitment.

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Family in Crisis, pt. 1 - The Marriage Covenant

Posted: 6/30/2014 3:30:00 PM

The family is in crisis. This short series examines what the Bible has to say directly and indirectly about the family.

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The Marks of the New Creation, pt. 2

Posted: 6/27/2014 3:30:00 PM

What distinguishes someone in the new creation from someone in the old creation?

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The Marks of the New Creation, pt. 1

Posted: 6/26/2014 3:30:00 PM

Did you know that Heaven is not yet finished?

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N.T. Wright #2

Posted: 6/25/2014 3:30:00 PM

When great theologians Dr. N.T. Wright and Dr. Robert Sloan meet, what do they talk about?

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Post-Resurrection Appearances

Posted: 6/24/2014 3:30:00 PM

The fact that Jesus physically appeared to many people after his Resurrection has profound implications for our faith and hope.

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The Most Consequential Event

Posted: 6/23/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Resurrection of Jesus is the most consequential event in human history.

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Christ Is a Title, Not a Name

Posted: 6/20/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus is not the child of Mr. and Mrs. Christ. He is THE Christ.

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Don't Bury the King's Money

Posted: 6/19/2014 3:30:00 PM

After the encounter with Zacchaeus, Jesus tells a parable with two groups of people in it, the king's servants and his citizens. Things do not fare well for everyone in either group.

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Who Is in the Kingdom of God?

Posted: 6/18/2014 3:30:00 PM

Zacchaeus is, for one.

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How to Take Up Your Cross, pt. 2

Posted: 6/17/2014 3:30:00 PM

Acts 1:6 “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”

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How to Take Up Your Cross, pt. 1

Posted: 6/16/2014 3:30:00 PM

It wasn't until well after Jesus had risen and ascended that the disciples even started to understand what it meant to take up your cross.

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How God Became King, pt. 2

Posted: 6/13/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Jews knew that God was king of the entire world. But with the Romans in charge it sure didn't look like He was king.

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How God Became King, pt. 1

Posted: 6/12/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus' life was not automatic. In his humanity he had to make decisions to do the will of the Father.

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The Tradition of Christ 2

Posted: 6/11/2014 3:30:00 PM

A rich study of Colossians 1:1-8.

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Raising Children

Posted: 6/10/2014 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan offers 5 parenting practices that he has deduced from Scripture and his experience raising 7 children.

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Growing Older

Posted: 6/9/2014 3:30:00 PM

Aging is something that happens to all of us. Let's do it as unto the Lord.

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A Biblical Model for Marriage, pt. 2

Posted: 6/6/2014 3:30:00 PM

Genesis 2:18-24 is the first and primary text that Jesus cites when talking about the family.

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A Biblical Model for Marriage, pt. 1

Posted: 6/5/2014 3:30:00 PM

Strong families make for strong societies. Strong marriages make for strong families.

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Ascension

Posted: 6/4/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Ascension is not merely the act of Jesus leaving Earth. It is much, much more.

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Forgiveness and Restoration

Posted: 6/3/2014 3:30:00 PM

What was Jesus up to when he asked Peter three times, "Do you love me?"

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The Meaning of the Resurrection

Posted: 6/2/2014 3:30:00 PM

Having shown that the Resurrection is a reliable fact, Dr. Sloan now talks about what it means.

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The Fact of the Resurrection

Posted: 5/30/2014 3:30:00 PM

It is an amazing fact that the Resurrection of Jesus was maintained within the lifetime of actual eyewitnesses.

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Resisting the Devil by Humility, pt. 2

Posted: 5/29/2014 3:30:00 PM

On the one hand, the enemy tries to break our faith through extreme persecution, on the other hand, he tries to wear down our faith through the everyday pressures of life. Stand firm in humility.

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Resisting the Devil by Humility, pt. 1

Posted: 5/28/2014 3:30:00 PM

In First Peter the setting is persecution, the exhortation is perseverance, and the means is humility.

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God's Armor

Posted: 5/27/2014 3:30:00 PM

We, as Christians, are in a war. We need to be just as alert as soldiers. That is what Jesus meant when he said, "Watch and pray."

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Evanglizing with Wisdom

Posted: 5/26/2014 3:30:00 PM

Colossians 4 shows us the connection between prayer and evangelism.

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The Doctrine of the Two Ages

Posted: 5/23/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Day of the Lord is a day of judgment and wrath. The Day of the Lord is a day of salvation and comfort.

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The Agonies of Gethsemane, pt. 2

Posted: 5/22/2014 3:30:00 PM

Most translations do not do justice to the power of the emotions Jesus was feeling in the garden of Gethsemane.

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The Agonies of Gethsemane, pt. 1

Posted: 5/21/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Gethsemane passages are some of the most emotionally powerful scenes in the New Testament.

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Of Love and Liberty

Posted: 5/20/2014 3:30:00 PM

Are you willing to give up what you are rightfully entitled to for the sake of someone else?

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The Nature of the Gospel

Posted: 5/19/2014 3:30:00 PM

A church once asked Dr. Sloan if it is appropriate to share the gospel. This was his response.

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The Problem of the Will, pt. 2

Posted: 5/16/2014 3:30:00 PM

Do not take lightly the power of sin to destroy, and do not take lightly the power of the Spirit to forgive, to regenerate, and to recreate.

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The Problem of the Will, pt. 1

Posted: 5/15/2014 3:30:00 PM

We know that we should do good. And we usually know what that good is. But the problem of the will is that we can't bring ourselves to actually do it.

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The Tradition of Christ

Posted: 5/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

Tradition is one of the things that shows us who we are. That's why it's important that we stay within the tradition of Christ.

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Christ, the Lord of All

Posted: 5/13/2014 3:30:00 PM

We must find our identity in that we are subjects of the Lord of all creation, both visible and invisible, Jesus Christ.

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The Hope of the Gospel

Posted: 5/12/2014 3:30:00 PM

The idea of hope is central to the Christian faith, but it is a very specific hope that springs from a very specific source.

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How to Know the Will of God

Posted: 5/9/2014 3:30:00 PM

Is a sense of psychological peace the only way to know God is leading you?

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The Teaching Mission of the Church, pt. 2

Posted: 5/8/2014 3:30:00 PM

Usually we say that we teach the gospel, or preach the gospel, or believe the gospel, or receive the gospel. But Paul said that Colossians “learned” the gospel.

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The Teaching Mission of the Church, pt. 1

Posted: 5/7/2014 3:30:00 PM

The church has a mission to evangelize, and that necessarily involves teaching.

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What Makes a Proud Man Beg? pt. 2

Posted: 5/6/2014 3:30:00 PM

What is it that makes Paul, once the pride of Judaism, beg the Gentiles to be reconciled to God?

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What Makes a Proud Man Beg? pt. 1

Posted: 5/5/2014 3:30:00 PM

II Corinthians is like the Job of the New Testament.

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John Mark Reynolds on Religious Freedom

Posted: 5/2/2014 3:30:00 PM

It's getting harder to be a Christian in public.

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John Mark Reynolds on Spiritual Discipline and Christian Identity

Posted: 5/1/2014 3:30:00 PM

What does it mean to say, "Be Christian"?

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John Mark Reynolds on the Christian Worldview

Posted: 4/30/2014 3:27:23 PM

Dr. Sloan interviews Dr. John Mark Reynolds about what a Christian worldview is.

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We Become Like What We Worship, pt. 2

Posted: 4/29/2014 3:30:00 PM

We become like what we put before us, and prayer puts us in the presence of God.

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We Become Like What We Worship, pt. 1

Posted: 4/28/2014 3:30:00 PM

Human beings are very imitative. We pick things up from our environment. You don’t choose to speak with an accent, you just unconsciously imitate the way those around you speak.

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Petitionary Prayer, pt. 2

Posted: 4/25/2014 3:30:00 PM

God is not a distant God. He is intimately involved in His creation. He listens to us.

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Petitionary Prayer, pt. 1

Posted: 4/24/2014 3:30:00 PM

Prayer is one of the most powerful disciplines that God has given us.

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Spiritual Disciplines

Posted: 4/23/2014 3:30:00 PM

Do you practice the spiritual disciplines? Do you know what the spiritual disciplines are?

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Baptism, pt. 2

Posted: 4/22/2014 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan has identified 7 truths that we need to know about baptism.

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Baptism, pt. 1

Posted: 4/21/2014 3:30:00 PM

Baptism is one of the most common and uniquely identifiable practices of Christianity. It is also one of the most contentious, having caused many divisions and even deaths across the centuries.

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The Meaning of the Resurrection, pt. 2

Posted: 4/18/2014 3:30:00 PM

What is it like to be resurrected?

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The Meaning of the Resurrection, pt. 1

Posted: 4/17/2014 3:30:00 PM

The fact that the Resurrection is a bodily, physical resurrection has huge implications for us in the age to come.

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Defeating the Final Enemy, pt. 2

Posted: 4/16/2014 3:30:00 PM

Even though Jesus has already conquered death, the effects of death are still with us.

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Defeating the Final Enemy, pt. 1

Posted: 4/15/2014 3:30:00 PM

After he died, Jesus' physical body was put into a grave, and that very same body came out of that grave three days later.

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Lee Strobel & co. on Easter

Posted: 4/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg, and Garry Poole join Dr. Sloan again to talk about evangelism at Easter time.

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Death by Crucifixion, pt. 2

Posted: 4/11/2014 3:30:00 PM

This episode tracks Jesus' Passion from his trials, through his death on the cross, to his burial.

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Death by Crucifixion, pt. 1

Posted: 4/10/2014 3:30:00 PM

This episode tracks Jesus' Passion from his entry into Jerusalem to his condemnation by Pilate.

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The Triumphal Entry, pt. 2

Posted: 4/9/2014 3:30:00 PM

The prophets foretold that God himself would come to Jerusalem. Then he did.

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The Triumphal Entry, pt. 1

Posted: 4/8/2014 3:30:00 PM

The triumphal entry was the day when all ambiguity about Jesus was taken away.

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He Set His Face

Posted: 4/7/2014 3:30:00 PM

How Jesus’ death and resurrection fit into the entire story of the Bible.

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N.T. Wright #2

Posted: 4/4/2014 3:30:00 PM

When great theologians Dr. N.T. Wright and Dr. Robert Sloan meet, what do they talk about?

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N.T. Wright #1

Posted: 4/3/2014 3:30:00 PM

Renowned theologian N.T. Wright joins Dr. Sloan for a conversation.

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Equipping the Generations, pt. 2

Posted: 4/2/2014 3:30:00 PM

We must teach our children the faith, both in the routine moments of life and during special set-apart times.

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Equipping the Generations, pt. 1

Posted: 4/1/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Bible not only tells us what the truth is, but it also tells us how to communicate that truth.

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Life Defined by Love

Posted: 3/31/2014 3:30:00 PM

What does love mean? In our culture most people mean a chemical reaction, or even just fornication. But Biblical love is covenantal and committed.

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The Mission of the Church, pt. 2

Posted: 3/28/2014 3:30:00 PM

There is one mission of the church. There are many strategies for accomplishing that mission.

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The Mission of the Church, pt. 1

Posted: 3/27/2014 3:30:00 PM

What precisely is the mission of the church?

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Foundations of the Faith

Posted: 3/26/2014 3:30:00 PM

Let's go back to the basics. In football terms, blocking and tackling.

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Abundant Life, pt. 2

Posted: 3/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Gospel of John has several important words that Matthew, Mark, and Luke don’t place as much emphasis on, and “life” is one of those words.

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Abundant Life, pt. 1

Posted: 3/24/2014 3:30:00 PM

What is the purpose of the Gospels?

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Heaven Is Not the End

Posted: 3/21/2014 3:30:00 PM

There is much more to being a Christian than just dying and going to Heaven.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 6

Posted: 3/20/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Sermon on the Mount can be described as a kind of manifesto of the Kingdom of Heaven.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 5

Posted: 3/19/2014 3:30:00 PM

"Judge not that ye be not judged" is one of the most often misused statements from the Bible.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 4

Posted: 3/18/2014 3:30:00 PM

In Matthew 6 Jesus points to the danger of play-acting or hypocrisy in religious devotion.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 3

Posted: 3/17/2014 3:30:00 PM

Our good works count for less than nothing if we do them with the wrong motives.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 2

Posted: 3/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Sermon on the Mount doesn’t exactly tell us how to get to heaven. It tells us what Jesus expects of his followers.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 1

Posted: 3/13/2014 3:30:00 PM

This is the beginning of a short series that will go through the Sermon on the Mount quickly to get the big picture.

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Lee Strobel & co. on Evangelism #2

Posted: 3/12/2014 3:30:00 PM

Lee Strobel and Garry Poole have an evangelism strategy of small groups for non-believers. It is life changing.

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Lee Strobel & co. on Evangelism #1

Posted: 3/11/2014 3:30:00 PM

Does evangelism scare you? Fear not. Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelburg will help. This is not a how-to. It's better than that.

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Revelation, pt. 31

Posted: 3/10/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation 21-22 are some of the most often quoted chapters because of their words of comfort.

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Revelation, pt. 30

Posted: 3/7/2014 3:30:00 PM

In Revelation chapter 19 Jesus himself gets on his war horse and comes in glory to make all wrongs right.

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Revelation, pt. 29

Posted: 3/6/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation chapter 19 is when we finally get to see the return of the king. Jesus coming in glory.

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Revelation, pt. 28

Posted: 3/5/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation chapter 18 is a vision of the destruction of Babylon.

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Revelation, pt. 27

Posted: 3/4/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation 17-19:10 is a retelling and development of the seventh bowl judgment.

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Revelation, pt. 26

Posted: 3/3/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation chapters 14-16 can be consolidated into three major themes.

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Revelation, pt. 25

Posted: 2/28/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation 14 is a respite from the dismal picture of chapters 12-13.

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Revelation, pt. 24

Posted: 2/27/2014 3:30:00 PM

Satan works through the political orders of this world... to eventually accomplish the purposes of God.

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Revelation, pt. 23

Posted: 2/26/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation 13 is one of the most famous chapters in the Bible.

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Revelation, pt. 22

Posted: 2/25/2014 3:30:00 PM

In Revelation 12, there is a battle in heaven. And consequences on earth.

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Revelation, pt. 21

Posted: 2/24/2014 3:30:00 PM

There is a connection between the proclamation of the Gospel and the end of the age.

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Revelation, pt. 20

Posted: 2/21/2014 3:30:00 PM

The beginning of the sounding of the seven trumpets.

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Revelation, pt. 19

Posted: 2/20/2014 3:30:00 PM

We are not promised that we will not suffer, but that our sufferings will be redeemed and taken away.

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Revelation, pt. 18

Posted: 2/19/2014 3:30:00 PM

The sealing of the people of God.

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Revelation, pt. 17

Posted: 2/18/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation chapter 6 begins the opening of the seven seals.

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Revelation, pt. 16

Posted: 2/17/2014 3:30:00 PM

The destiny of the nations is in God’s hands, of course, but his heart is in the good and the bad that you and I do each and every day.

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Revelation, pt. 15

Posted: 2/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

Revelation 4 shows us the heavenly throne room. Chapter 5 shows us what happens there.

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Revelation, pt. 14

Posted: 2/13/2014 3:30:00 PM

Chapter 4 is a vision of the heavenly throne room.

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Revelation, pt. 13

Posted: 2/12/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus' words to the church of Laodicea are harsh, but the tenderness of his heart toward them shines through.

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Revelation, pt. 12

Posted: 2/11/2014 3:30:00 PM

The letter to the church of Laodicea.

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Revelation, pt. 11

Posted: 2/10/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus has the key of David, and the keys of Death and Hades. Do not be afraid. 

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Revelation, pt. 10

Posted: 2/7/2014 3:30:00 PM

The letter to the church of Philadelphia.

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Revelation, pt. 9

Posted: 2/6/2014 3:30:00 PM

Continuation of the letter to Sardis. 

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Revelation, pt. 8

Posted: 2/5/2014 3:30:00 PM

The letter to the church of Sardis.

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Revelation, pt. 7

Posted: 2/4/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus had some rather harsh language for Thyatira because of their toleration of sin.

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Revelation, pt. 6

Posted: 2/3/2014 3:30:00 PM

The letter to the church of Thyatira.

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Revelation, pt. 5

Posted: 1/31/2014 3:30:00 PM

God expects his people to suffer. We don’t like to talk about that very much in America. But if you study the New Testament, it’s quite plain that Christians will suffer.

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Revelation, pt. 4

Posted: 1/30/2014 3:30:00 PM

We all need warnings occasionally. Jesus had a strong one for the church in Ephesus.

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Revelation, pt. 3

Posted: 1/29/2014 3:30:00 PM

The letter to the church of Ephesus.

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Revelation, pt. 2

Posted: 1/28/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus is Lord. Jesus is coming. Jesus communicates with his people.

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Revelation, pt. 1

Posted: 1/27/2014 3:30:00 PM

Beginning a series that will take us expositionally through the entire book of Revelation.

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Human Flourishing, pt. 2

Posted: 1/24/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Gallup Poll researches thousands of people and identifies 5 areas of human flourishing. Dr. Sloan studies the Bible and identifies 1 crucial area.

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Human Flourishing, pt. 1

Posted: 1/23/2014 3:30:00 PM

The Gallup Poll researches thousands of people and identifies 5 areas of human flourishing. Dr. Sloan studies the Bible and identifies 1 crucial area.

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Psalm 10, pt. 2

Posted: 1/22/2014 3:30:00 PM

This psalm uses metaphors of distance and perception. God seems to stand afar off and turn his face from us, allowing the wicked to prosper. But even when evil people do evil things, God somehow is superintending the process for good.

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Psalm 10, pt. 1

Posted: 1/21/2014 3:30:00 PM

Worship realigns our perception with what is real.

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Psalm 145, pt. 2

Posted: 1/20/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 145 summons us to worship and then tells us the reasons why.

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Psalm 145, pt. 1

Posted: 1/17/2014 3:30:00 PM

Worship is a central experience of all human experience. In worship, we become like that we worship. There is no Christian worship that is devoid of the mind.

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Psalm 84, pt. 2

Posted: 1/16/2014 3:30:00 PM

The psalmist speaks of beauty and a connection between goodness and the beauty of the temple, the presence of the Lord. And that’s the home toward which we strive. And that’s the presence, which is the final goal of the pilgrimage that we’re on.

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Psalm 84, pt. 1

Posted: 1/15/2014 3:30:00 PM

The heart’s true home is the presence of God. To the extent that our hearts don’t long for the presence of God, our hearts don’t know what’s good for us.

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Psalm 23, pt. 2

Posted: 1/14/2014 3:30:00 PM

Death is a dark veil that covers all of mankind. Death’s stinger has been removed and Christ shepherds us home through death.

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Psalm 23, pt. 1

Posted: 1/13/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 23 is a psalm that many of us turn to in times of trouble and difficulty. Why does it use shepherd imagery?

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Psalm 24, pt. 2

Posted: 1/10/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 24 asks who can stand in the presence of God. The book of Revelation gives us the most amazing picture of who that is.

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Psalm 24, pt. 1

Posted: 1/9/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 24 is a psalm of ascents. It would have been sung by Jewish pilgrims on their way up to worship on the temple mount.

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Psalm 32, pt. 2

Posted: 1/8/2014 3:30:00 PM

Jesus' own commentary on the Lord's Prayer says that if we will not forgive others, the Father will not forgive us. Story of Corrie ten Boom.

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Psalm 32, pt. 1

Posted: 1/7/2014 3:30:00 PM

There is release, forgiveness, and sanctuary in confession.

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Psalm 36, pt. 2

Posted: 1/6/2014 3:30:00 PM

Focusing on God's righteousness. And 3 lessons for teaching children.

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Psalm 36, pt. 1

Posted: 1/3/2014 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 36 has a simple outline but marvelous details.

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Psalm 8, pt. 2

Posted: 1/2/2014 3:30:00 PM

The psalms give shape to our complaints.You have permission to complain to God.

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Psalm 8, pt. 1

Posted: 1/1/2014 3:30:00 PM

"Oh LORD, our Lord! How majestic is your name in all the earth!"

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Psalm 44, pt. 2

Posted: 12/31/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 44 has a surprising twist in it.

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Psalm 44, pt. 1

Posted: 12/30/2013 3:30:00 PM

How should we respond when it seems that God is not being fair?

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Psalm 139, pt. 2

Posted: 12/27/2013 3:30:00 PM

We’ve grown morally weak; evil ought to bother us more.

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Psalm 139, pt. 1

Posted: 12/26/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 139 is above all else is a powerful expression of our heart’s cry for justice.

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Christmas Characters: Shepherds & the Savior

Posted: 12/25/2013 3:30:00 PM

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Characters: Herod & the Magi

Posted: 12/24/2013 3:30:00 PM

Are you prepared to act when God speaks?

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Christmas Characters: Joseph & Herod

Posted: 12/23/2013 3:30:00 PM

Don't miss Christmas.

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Christmas Characters: Simeon & Anna

Posted: 12/20/2013 3:30:00 PM

What is the proper emotion for Christmas?

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What Do You *Really* Want for Christmas?

Posted: 12/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

What would your Christmas list have on it if you only put down the most important things?

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Psalm 116

Posted: 12/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

We live for God out of gratitude. The Biblical pattern is that we respond to God’s mercy.

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Psalm 110, pt. 2

Posted: 12/17/2013 3:30:00 PM

The ascension of Jesus shows that he is the rightful ruler of the entire world.

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Psalm 110, pt. 1

Posted: 12/16/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 110 is the Old Testament passage most often alluded to in the New Testament.

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The Yoke of Jesus

Posted: 12/13/2013 3:30:00 PM

HBU Convocation 2010.

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The Marks of the New Creation, pt. 2

Posted: 12/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

What distinguishes someone in the new creation from someone in the old creation?

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The Marks of the New Creation, pt. 1

Posted: 12/11/2013 3:30:00 PM

Did you know that Heaven is not yet finished?

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Heaven Is Not the End

Posted: 12/10/2013 3:30:00 PM

There is much more to being a Christian than just dying and going to Heaven.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 6

Posted: 12/9/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Sermon on the Mount can be described as a kind of manifesto of the Kingdom of Heaven.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 5

Posted: 12/6/2013 3:30:00 PM

"Judge not that ye be not judged" is one of the most often misused statements from the Bible.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 4

Posted: 12/5/2013 3:30:00 PM

In Matthew 6 Jesus points to the danger of play-acting or hypocrisy in religious devotion.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 3

Posted: 12/4/2013 3:30:00 PM

Our good works count for less than nothing if we do them with the wrong motives.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 2

Posted: 12/3/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Sermon on the Mount doesn’t exactly tell us how to get to heaven. It tells us what Jesus expects of his followers.

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The Big Picture of the Sermon on the Mount, pt. 1

Posted: 12/2/2013 3:30:00 PM

This is the beginning of a short series that will go through the Sermon on the Mount quickly to get the big picture.

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Discipline and Training

Posted: 11/29/2013 3:30:00 PM

You can't be ready for game day without showing up to practice. The same goes for students. And Christians. Wilma Rudolph is an excellent example.

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Doctrine of Assurance, pt. 2

Posted: 11/28/2013 3:30:00 PM

Sometime we emphasize too much the emotions of conversion. But the Bible describes certain marks of a Christian that confirm our hope.

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Doctrine of Assurance, pt. 1

Posted: 11/27/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Doctrine of Assurance tells us that our hope of future glory in Christ is certain. The Holy Spirit is the down payment, like collateral.

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Newness

Posted: 11/26/2013 3:30:00 PM

Here we look at the Jewish New Year, the Day of Atonement, and we recommit to a serious study of the Scriptures.

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The Purpose of a University

Posted: 11/25/2013 3:30:00 PM

In the first convocation Dr. Sloan gave in the Morris Cultural Arts Center, he gave the students a vision of education that is larger than just acquiring skills and knowledge. He also gave them a killer Napoleon Dynamite impression.

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Servant Leadership, pt. 2

Posted: 11/22/2013 3:30:00 PM

The way the Apostle Paul gives his credentials is a good model for what servant leadership is.

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Servant Leadership, pt. 1

Posted: 11/21/2013 3:30:00 PM

You don't become a true leader by aiming to be a leader.

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Lee Strobel, pt. 2 - Bridging the Apologetics Gap

Posted: 11/20/2013 3:30:00 PM

Here is part 2 of Dr. Sloan's conversation with new HBU Faculty member, Lee Strobel.

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Lee Strobel, pt. 1 - Doing a 180

Posted: 11/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan talked to best-selling apologetics author, Lee Strobel, about his dramatic testimony and the role of apologetics in our culture.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 11: Laodicea

Posted: 11/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

The churches in Revelation took on the character of the cities they were in. This was very bad for Laodicea.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 10: Laodicea

Posted: 11/15/2013 3:30:00 PM

Do you ever wonder where the phrase "I stand at the door and knock" comes from in the Bible? Look at Jesus' words to the church of Laodicea.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 9: Philadelphia

Posted: 11/14/2013 3:30:00 PM

One of the most fascinating things you can study is how New Testament writers take Old Testament terms for God and apply them to Jesus.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 8: Philadelphia

Posted: 11/13/2013 3:30:00 PM

The church at Philadelphia was in a tough spot. Jesus gave them no criticism, just promises. And one command.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 7: Sardis

Posted: 11/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

Jesus said to the church at Sardis, "I have not found your deeds complete."

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 6: Sardis

Posted: 11/11/2013 3:30:00 PM

Churches tend to take on the personality of the cities they are in. In the case of Sardis, this was not a good thing.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 5: Pergamum/Thyatira

Posted: 11/8/2013 3:30:00 PM

The churches at Pergamum and Thyatira were facing parallel temptations, and they both failed to act in a critical moment.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 4: Pergamum

Posted: 11/7/2013 3:30:00 PM

The city of Pergamum was a center of pagan worship, and the church there was being pressured to conform. "Keep Pergamum weird."

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 3: Smyrna

Posted: 11/6/2013 3:30:00 PM

God expects his people to suffer. We don’t like to talk about that very much in America. But if you study the New Testament, it’s quite plain that Christians will suffer.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 2: Ephesus

Posted: 11/5/2013 3:30:00 PM

We all need warnings occasionally. Jesus had a strong one for the church in Ephesus.

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To the Seven Churches, pt. 1: Ephesus

Posted: 11/4/2013 3:30:00 PM

The beginning of a series on Revelation chapters 1-3.

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The Tradition of Christ 2

Posted: 11/1/2013 3:30:00 PM

A rich study of Colossians 1:1-8.

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Raising Children

Posted: 10/31/2013 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan offers 5 parenting practices that he has deduced from Scripture and his experience raising 7 children.

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Growing Older

Posted: 10/30/2013 3:30:00 PM

Aging is something that happens to all of us. Let's do it as unto the Lord.

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A Biblical Model of Marriage, pt. 2

Posted: 10/29/2013 3:30:00 PM

Genesis 2:18-24 is the first and primary text that Jesus cites when talking about the family.

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A Biblical Model for Marriage, pt. 1

Posted: 10/28/2013 3:30:00 PM

Strong families make for strong societies. Strong marriages make for strong families.

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Ascension

Posted: 10/25/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Ascension is not merely the act of Jesus leaving Earth. It is much, much more.

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Forgiveness and Restoration

Posted: 10/24/2013 3:30:00 PM

What was Jesus up to when he asked Peter three times, "Do you love me?"

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The Meaning of the Resurrection

Posted: 10/23/2013 3:30:00 PM

Having shown that the Resurrection is a reliable fact, Dr. Sloan now talks about what it means.

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The Fact of the Resurrection

Posted: 10/22/2013 3:30:00 PM

It is an amazing fact that the Resurrection of Jesus was maintained within the lifetime of actual eyewitnesses.

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Resisting the Devil by Humility, pt. 2

Posted: 10/21/2013 3:30:00 PM

On the one hand, the enemy tries to break our faith through extreme persecution, on the other hand, he tries to wear down our faith through the everyday pressures of life. Stand firm in humility.

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Resisting the Devil by Humility, pt. 1

Posted: 10/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

In First Peter the setting is persecution, the exhortation is perseverance, and the means is humility.

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God's Armor

Posted: 10/17/2013 3:30:00 PM

We, as Christians, are in a war. We need to be just as alert as soldiers. That is what Jesus meant when he said, "Watch and pray."

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Evanglizing with Wisdom

Posted: 10/16/2013 3:30:00 PM

Colossians 4 shows us the connection between prayer and evangelism.

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The Doctrine of the Two Ages

Posted: 10/15/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Day of the Lord is a day of judgment and wrath. The Day of the Lord is a day of salvation and comfort.

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The Agonies of Gethsemane, pt. 2

Posted: 10/14/2013 3:30:00 PM

Most translations do not do justice to the power of the emotions Jesus was feeling in the garden of Gethsemane.

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The Agonies of Gethsemane, pt. 1

Posted: 10/11/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Gethsemane passages are some of the most emotionally powerful scenes in the New Testament.

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Of Love and Liberty

Posted: 10/10/2013 3:30:00 PM

Are you willing to give up what you are rightfully entitled to for the sake of someone else?

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The Nature of the Gospel

Posted: 10/9/2013 3:30:00 PM

A church once asked Dr. Sloan if it is appropriate to share the gospel. This was his response.

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The Problem of the Will, pt. 2

Posted: 10/8/2013 3:30:00 PM

Do not take lightly the power of sin to destroy, and do not take lightly the power of the Spirit to forgive, to regenerate, and to recreate.

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The Problem of the Will, pt. 1

Posted: 10/7/2013 3:30:00 PM

We know that we should do good. And we usually know what that good is. But the problem of the will is that we can't bring ourselves to actually do it.

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The Tradition of Christ

Posted: 10/4/2013 3:30:00 PM

Tradition is one of the things that shows us who we are. That's why it's important that we stay within the tradition of Christ.

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Christ, the Lord of All

Posted: 10/3/2013 3:30:00 PM

We must find our identity in that we are subjects of the Lord of all creation, both visible and invisible, Jesus Christ.

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The Hope of the Gospel

Posted: 10/2/2013 3:30:00 PM

The idea of hope is central to the Christian faith, but it is a very specific hope that springs from a very specific source.

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Human Flourishing, pt. 2

Posted: 10/1/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Gallup Poll researches thousands of people and identifies 5 areas of human flourishing. Dr. Sloan studies the Bible and identifies 1 crucial area.

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Human Flourishing, pt. 1

Posted: 9/30/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Gallup Poll researches thousands of people and identifies 5 areas of human flourishing. Dr. Sloan studies the Bible and identifies 1 crucial area.

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Lee Strobel, pt. 2 - Bridging the Apologetics Gap

Posted: 9/27/2013 3:30:00 PM

Here is part 2 of Dr. Sloan's conversation with new HBU Faculty member, Lee Strobel.

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Lee Strobel, pt. 1 - Doing a 180

Posted: 9/26/2013 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan talked to best-selling apologetics author, Lee Strobel, about his dramatic testimony and the role of apologetics in our culture.

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How to Know the Will of God

Posted: 9/25/2013 3:30:00 PM

Is a sense of psychological peace the only way to know God is leading you?

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"But If Not"

Posted: 9/24/2013 3:30:00 PM

Amazing things can happen when an entire nation shares the same translation of the Bible.

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Unanswered Prayer

Posted: 9/23/2013 3:30:00 PM

What do you do when God doesn't answer your prayer? The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego helps us to deal with that.

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The Teaching Mission of the Church, pt. 2

Posted: 9/20/2013 3:30:00 PM

Usually we say that we teach the gospel, or preach the gospel, or believe the gospel, or receive the gospel. But Paul said that Colossians “learned” the gospel.

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The Teaching Mission of the Church, pt. 1

Posted: 9/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

The church has a mission to evangelize, and that necessarily involves teaching.

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What Makes a Proud Man Beg? pt. 2

Posted: 9/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

What is it that makes Paul, once the pride of Judaism, beg the Gentiles to be reconciled to God?

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What Makes a Proud Man Beg? pt. 1

Posted: 9/17/2013 3:30:00 PM

II Corinthians is like the Job of the New Testament.

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Psalm 116

Posted: 9/16/2013 3:30:00 PM

We live for God out of gratitude. The Biblical pattern is that we respond to God’s mercy.

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Psalm 10, pt. 2

Posted: 9/13/2013 3:30:00 PM

This psalm uses metaphors of distance and perception. God seems to stand afar off and turn his face from us, allowing the wicked to prosper. But even when evil people do evil things, God somehow is superintending the process for good.

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Psalm 10, pt. 1

Posted: 9/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

Worship realigns our perception with what is real.

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Psalm 145, pt. 2

Posted: 9/11/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 145 summons us to worship and then tells us the reasons why.

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Psalm 145, pt. 1

Posted: 9/10/2013 3:30:00 PM

Worship is a central experience of all human experience. In worship, we become like that we worship. There is no Christian worship that is devoid of the mind.

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Opening Convocation, 2013

Posted: 9/9/2013 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan addresses HBU students and reminds them that God is working in our lives even when things don't go the way we plan.

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Psalm 84, pt. 2

Posted: 9/6/2013 3:30:00 PM

The psalmist speaks of beauty and a connection between goodness and the beauty of the temple, the presence of the Lord. And that’s the home toward which we strive. And that’s the presence, which is the final goal of the pilgrimage that we’re on.

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Psalm 84, pt. 1

Posted: 9/5/2013 3:30:00 PM

The heart’s true home is the presence of God. To the extent that our hearts don’t long for the presence of God, our hearts don’t know what’s good for us.

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Psalm 23, pt. 2

Posted: 9/4/2013 3:30:00 PM

Death is a dark veil that covers all of mankind. Death’s stinger has been removed and Christ shepherds us home through death.

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Psalm 23, pt. 1

Posted: 9/3/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 23 is a psalm that many of us turn to in times of trouble and difficulty. Why does it use shepherd imagery?

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Psalm 24, pt. 2

Posted: 9/2/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 24 asks who can stand in the presence of God. The book of Revelation gives us the most amazing picture of who that is.

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Psalm 24, pt. 1

Posted: 8/30/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 24 is a psalm of ascents. It would have been sung by Jewish pilgrims on their way up to worship on the temple mount.

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Psalm 73, pt. 2

Posted: 8/29/2013 3:30:00 PM

The psalmist envies the prosperity of the wicked, until he goes to the house of God to worship. Then he perceives their true end.

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Psalm 73, pt. 1

Posted: 8/28/2013 3:30:00 PM

Traditions are received and handed down, because the Judeo-Christian worldview holds that history is a line and not a circle.

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Psalm 32, pt. 2

Posted: 8/27/2013 3:30:00 PM

Jesus' own commentary on the Lord's Prayer says that if we will not forgive others, the Father will not forgive us. Story of Corrie ten Boom.

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Psalm 32, pt. 1

Posted: 8/26/2013 3:30:00 PM

There is release, forgiveness, and sanctuary in confession.

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Psalm 36, pt. 2

Posted: 8/23/2013 3:30:00 PM

Focusing on God's righteousness. And 3 lessons for teaching children.

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Psalm 36, pt. 1

Posted: 8/22/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 36 has a simple outline but marvelous details.

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Psalm 8, pt. 2

Posted: 8/21/2013 3:30:00 PM

The psalms give shape to our complaints.You have permission to complain to God.

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Psalm 8, pt. 1

Posted: 8/20/2013 3:30:00 PM

"Oh LORD, our Lord! How majestic is your name in all the earth!"

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Psalm 44, pt. 2

Posted: 8/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 44 has a surprising twist in it.

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Psalm 44, pt. 1

Posted: 8/16/2013 3:30:00 PM

How should we respond when it seems that God is not being fair?

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Psalm 139, pt. 2

Posted: 8/15/2013 3:30:00 PM

We’ve grown morally weak; evil ought to bother us more.

[Read full story]

Psalm 139, pt. 1

Posted: 8/14/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 139 is above all else is a powerful expression of our heart’s cry for justice.

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Psalm 110, pt. 2

Posted: 8/13/2013 3:30:00 PM

The ascension of Jesus shows that he is the rightful ruler of the entire world.

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Psalm 110, pt. 1

Posted: 8/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

Psalm 110 is the Old Testament passage most often alluded to in the New Testament.

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The Yoke of Jesus

Posted: 8/9/2013 3:30:00 PM

HBU Convocation 2010.

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Servant Leadership, pt. 2

Posted: 8/8/2013 3:30:00 PM

The way the Apostle Paul gives his credentials is a good model for what servant leadership is.

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Servant Leadership, pt. 1

Posted: 8/7/2013 3:30:00 PM

You don't become a true leader by aiming to be a leader.

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Philippians, pt. 16 - Caesar's Household

Posted: 8/6/2013 3:30:00 PM

The end of the book of Philippians is a beautiful and uplifting example of how all believers are in one family.

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Philippians, pt. 15 - Recap to Chapter 4

Posted: 8/5/2013 3:30:00 PM

Dr. Sloan recaps the entire book to chapter 4 and the cultural context and circumstances in which it was written.

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Philippians, pt. 14 - The Lord is Near

Posted: 8/2/2013 3:30:00 PM

Do you have something you’re afraid of? Take it to the Lord and worship Him.

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Philippians, pt. 13 - Rejoice!

Posted: 8/1/2013 3:30:00 PM

Anxiety is a major theme in Philippians 4. Paul's solution comes from the Old Testament.

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Philippians, pt. 12 - Attaining to the Resurrection

Posted: 7/31/2013 3:30:00 PM

Paul says that he has not yet attained to the resurrection from the dead. What does he mean?

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Philippians, pt. 11 - What Do You Strive For?

Posted: 7/30/2013 3:30:00 PM

Strive to be complete and mature in virtue.

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Philippians, pt. 10 - Work Out Your Salvation, continued

Posted: 7/29/2013 3:30:00 PM

Regeneration unto repentance: It’s a beginning work that will be completed later.

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Philippians, pt. 9 - Work Out Your Salvation

Posted: 7/26/2013 3:30:00 PM

The grace of God is SO THAT we may obey.

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Philippians, pt. 8 - The Central Shaping Story of Scripture

Posted: 7/25/2013 3:30:00 PM

There is a single narrative at the heart of the Scriptures that explains everything.

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Philippians, pt. 7 - Standing Firm in Unity

Posted: 7/24/2013 3:30:00 PM

The way for the Philippians to stand firm was to be all of the same mindset; specifically, the mindset that Christ had.

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Philippians, pt. 6 - Citizen Yourself

Posted: 7/23/2013 3:30:00 PM

Conduct yourselves as citizens of heaven.

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Philippians, pt. 5 - Conflict with Secular Authority

Posted: 7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM

The city of Philippi was extremely proud of being part of the Roman Empire. They weren't going to let anything jeopardize that.

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Philippians, pt. 4 - To Die is Gain

Posted: 7/19/2013 3:30:00 PM

We know what it means to glorify Christ with our life, but what does it mean to glorify Christ with our death?

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Philippians, pt. 3 - The Progress of the Gospel

Posted: 7/18/2013 3:30:00 PM

There are six acts in God's drama. We're in act five.

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Philippians, pt. 2 - Partnership and Friendship

Posted: 7/17/2013 3:30:00 PM

The beginning of chapter 1 emphasizes the Philippians' partnership with Paul in the furtherance of the gospel and the friendship he has with them.

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Philippians, pt. 1 - Overview

Posted: 7/16/2013 3:30:00 PM

In the beginning of this series on the book of Philippians, Dr. Sloan starts off with an overview and outline.

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Introductory Interview with Chuck Jewell

Posted: 7/15/2013 3:30:00 PM

For those who missed it, we repeated the introductory interview with KKHT general manager, Chuck Jewell.

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The Purpose of a University

Posted: 7/12/2013 3:30:00 PM

In the first convocation Dr. Sloan gave in the Morris Cultural Arts Center, he gave the students a vision of education that is larger than just acquiring skills and knowledge. He also gave them a killer Napoleon Dynamite impression.

[Read full story]

Doctrine of Assurance, pt. 2

Posted: 7/11/2013 3:30:00 PM

Sometime we emphasize too much the emotions of conversion. But the Bible describes certain marks of a Christian that confirm our hope.

[Read full story]

Doctrine of Assurance, pt. 1

Posted: 7/10/2013 3:30:00 PM

The Doctrine of Assurance tells us that our hope of future glory in Christ is certain. The Holy Spirit is the down payment, like collateral.

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Newness

Posted: 7/9/2013 3:30:00 PM

Here we look at the Jewish New Year, the Day of Atonement, and we recommit to a serious study of the Scriptures.

[Read full story]

Discipline and Training

Posted: 7/8/2013 3:30:00 PM

You can't be ready for game day without showing up to practice. The same goes for students. And Christians. Wilma Rudolph is an excellent example.

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What Marriage Means, pt. 2

Posted: 7/5/2013 3:30:00 PM

This is an intense look at how the Bible talks about marriage and family, and how our culture is promoting the opposite.

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What Marriage Means, pt. 1

Posted: 7/4/2013 3:30:00 PM

Marriage in our culture is in trouble. And we're not talking about just same sex marriage.

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"But If Not"

Posted: 7/3/2013 3:30:00 PM

Amazing things can happen when an entire nation shares the same translation of the Bible.

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Unanswered Prayer

Posted: 7/2/2013 3:30:00 PM

What do you do when God doesn't answer your prayer? The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego helps us to deal with that.

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Introductory Interview with KKHT General Manager

Posted: 7/1/2013 3:30:00 PM

The General Manager of KKHT, Chuck Jewell, interviews Dr. Sloan to find out what this radio project is about.

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A Higher Education is radio dedicated to serious study of the Scriptures and to soberly facing the issues of our day.

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