Dr. Gordon Fee on the book of Revelation and Basic Principles of Understanding Scripture.

Grace Communion International have published an interview with Dr. Gordon Fee. Dr. Fee talks with Mike Feazell about the book of Revelation and basic principles of understanding Scripture.

Dr. Gordon Fee is emeritus professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among his many publications are

  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart; now in its third edition)
  • How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth (co-authored with Mark Strauss)
  • New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors (now in its third edition)

You can watch the interview here.

You can also find a transcript of the interview here.

Famous Failures

Some of this is probably just anecdotal, but this short clip reminds us not to give up. As Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:8 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.

Most / The Bridge

Most (AKA The Bridge) is the story of a single father who takes his eight year-old son to work with him at the railroad drawbridge where he is the bridge tender. Just as an oncoming train approaches, his son falls into the drawbridge gear works, leaving the father with a horrific choice. While the film is produced from a completely secular viewpoint, parallels are drawn with the sacrifice a young boy and his father make, to that of God and Jesus.

The full film is about 30 minutes long, below is a 6 minute short version. Christianity Today magazine called the full length move “life changing.”

What Would the Modern Preacher Have Done? By Faith we are Saved.

Video clip of Paul Washing telling a story about how he helped a man
(from near Alaska) find salvation. The key is that by faith we are
saved, not by just repeating a prayer, raising our hand, or joining a
church. You can’t treat salvation like a flu-shot.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only
Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal
life.”

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1 Corinthians Session 1 – Introduction

Part 1 of a series of Bible studies in 1st Corinthians conducted by Ron Bailey in The Earley Christian Fellowship on the theme of expressing the life of Christ in the local church.

Corinth had wonderful beginnings with apostles, prophets, pastors and teachers. The believers had received spiritual gifts and were equipped to be ‘God’s People’ in that city but things had gone badly wrong. This study will trace the nature and purpose of a local church and the obstacles that stand in the way of its achieving of God’s purpose.

The Narnia Code

Here is a YouTube video about what has been termed "The Narnia Code". It is in six parts and you can find the other parts from this first one:

Michael Ward has written a book called Planet Narnia. Michael states that C.S. Lewis, although keeping it a secret, used, one by one, the seven planets of medieval astronomy/astrology as artistic themes for the seven Narnian books-basically one planet per book:

  • Jupiter: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • Mars: Prince Caspian
  • Sol: The Voyage of the “Dawn Treader“
  • Luna: The Silver Chair
  • Mercury: The Horse and his Boy
  • Venus: The Magician’s Nephew
  • Saturn: The Last Battle

The documentary also gives a good, if not short, biography of Lewis' life.

You can discuss the ideas on the New Covenant Workshop discussion thread: The Narnia Code and here is an article from the UK's Daily Telegraph: Secret theme behind Narnia Chronicles is based upon the stars, says new research .

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