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May 22, 2013

As you know by now, David Murray and I are taking a course together and we invited everyone else to take it with us. Together we are going through R.C. Sproul’s course on the Old Testament’s Prophets, Poetry, and Wisdom Literature. Week-by-week we are recording a podcast to share our thoughts and answer some questions.

In this week’s podcast we look at Psalms and Ecclesiastes. And David also gives us an introduction to his baby son who was born last week.

May 08, 2013

As you know by now, David Murray and I are taking a course together and we have invited everyone else to take it with us. Together we are going through R.C. Sproul’s course on the Old Testament’s Prophets, Poetry, and Wisdom Literature. Week-by-week we are recording a podcast to share our thoughts and answer some questions.

In this week’s podcast we look at Joel, Micah, and Habakkuk and then turn to Dr. Sproul’s introduction to Wisdom Literature. We also talk about the baby David and Shona are expecting any day now.

April 23, 2013

As you know by now, David Murray and I are taking a course together and we have invited everyone else to take it with us. Together we are going through R.C. Sproul’s course on the Old Testament’s Prophets, Poetry, and Wisdom Literature. Week-by-week we are recording a podcast to share our thoughts and answer some questions.

This week’s podcast covers Ezra, Nehemiah, Amos and Hosea. We look at some of the most important parts of these books and try to answer a few of the most pressing questions.

April 10, 2013

As you know by now, David and I are taking a course together and we have invited everyone else to take it with us. Together we are going through R.C. Sproul’s course on the Old Testament’s Prophets, Poetry, and Wisdom Literature. Week-by-week we are recording a podcast to share our thoughts and answer some questions.

Do accept our apologies for missing last week’s podcast. And please accept my apologies for being AWOL for this week’s episode in which David flies solo. I arrived in Orlando with an awful case of food poisoning and spent the whole first day in the fetal position (or wishing I was in the fetal position). So David hit the record button on his own and did his best to answer some of the most urgent questions from those who are taking this course with us. Listen in and I’m sure you’ll benefit from it.

March 27, 2013

As you know by now, David Murray and I are taking a course together and we invited others to participate with us. Well over 1,200 people signed up and we are now working our way through R.C. Sproul’s course on the Old Testament prophets and wisdom literature. We are supplementing this course with our Connected Kingdom Podcast.

Last week, instead of looking to a specific book of the Old Testament, we looked to a period of history—the exile—and allowed Dr. Sproul to guide us through some of the highlights and some of the worst of that period. David and I then took some time to consider the book together and to answer some of the questions other students asked us. David also offers some helpful counsel on learning and understanding Old Testament history. We hope you find it helpful!

March 20, 2013

As you know by now, David Murray and I are taking a course together and have invited others to participate with us. Well over 1,200 people had signed up as of last week and we’ve now begun to work our way through R.C. Sproul’s course on the Old Testament prophets and wisdom literature. We are supplementing this course with our Connected Kingdom Podcast.

Last week we looked to the book of Jeremiah and allowed Dr. Sproul to guide us through the most essential messages of that book. David and I then took some time to consider the book together and to answer some of the questions other students asked us. We hope you find it helpful!

March 12, 2013

Course
As you know by now, David Murray and I are taking a course together and have invited others to participate with us. Well over 1,200 people had signed up as of last week and we’ve now begun to work our way through R.C. Sproul’s course on the Old Testament prophets and wisdom literature. We are supplementing this course with our Connected Kingdom Podcast.

This week we answer some of the questions that have arisen about Elijah and Isaiah. David does most of the heavy-lifting since he is, after all, the professor of Old Testament. I chime in to offer some suggestions on how to gather resources that will guide you through the reading of any book of the Bible. Along the way I refer to an amazing testimony of the Lord’s grace in one man’s life. You can find it here: The Revival of a Rebel Jew.

If you would like to take this course with us, there is still a short time to join in. Simply click here and join the version of the course led by David and me. Have the first, second and third lesson completed by March 18 and you’ll be right there with us. And in the meantime, give the podcast a quick listen.

March 05, 2013

Take a Course
David Murray and I are taking a course together and, as we’ve mentioned a couple of times now, we’ve invited you (yes you!) to take it with us. As we take the course, led by Dr. R.C. Sproul, we are recording weekly podcasts to discuss what we have been learning and to answer some of the questions that students ask of us.

There are almost 1,200 people taking the course with us and they come from all over the world. This map (though small) shows the international flavor!

Course Map

This week’s lesson was on Elijah. In the podcast (which is only about 15 minutes long) David and I discuss some of what we learned and answer a few of the questions other students asked. We trust it will be helpful as supplemental material.

If you would like to take this course with us, there is still time to join in. Simply click here and join the version of the course led by David and me. Have the first and second lesson completed by March 11 and you’ll be right there with us. And in the meantime, give the podcast a quick listen.

February 26, 2013

Take a Course
Last week David Murray and I announced that we will be taking a course together and that we would love for you (yes you!) to take it with us. As we take the course, led by Dr. R.C. Sproul, we will be recording weekly podcasts to discuss what we have been learning and to answer some of the questions that students ask of us.

This first podcast, which you can listen to right here, talks about why we are doing this course and introduces a few of the students. It also reminds you that the course officially begins today, which is to say you’ve got between now and next Monday to take the first lesson (which is on Elijah).

If you would like to take this course with us, there is still time to join in. Simply click here and join the version of the course led by David and me. Have that first lesson completed by March 4 and you’ll be right there with us. And in the meantime, give the podcast a quick listen.

February 19, 2013

Take a Course With Me
For the past few weeks David Murray and I have been throwing around different ideas for the fourth season of our Connected Kingdom podcast. In the past we’ve done interviews, Q&A’s, monologues, and more. This time we thought we’d do something completely different. We’ve decided to learn something together and we want to invite you all to join us!

As we worked through various ideas, we found we were both eager to begin some kind of Bible study and preferably something not too long. We also wanted to study a less-travelled part of the Bible, something we could learn from ourselves. When we put all these things together, we settled on the Poets, Prophecy, and Wisdom Bible Survey, a 13-week course taught by Dr R.C. Sproul via video lectures. We asked Ligonier Ministries what they could do for us and they generously offered a free class to us and our listeners through Ligonier Connect.

If you sign up, you will get all course materials, a full downloadable study guide, and access to the students forum. David and I will moderate the class and record an optional weekly podcast where we reflect on the lessons, and answer some of the questions raised by our fellow students. You won’t need to be taking the class to benefit from the podcast…but we trust it will help!

This link will take you to the course page. Click on the Connected Kingdom Class tab and sign up for the course. Have a look around, introduce yourself, and bookmark next Tuesday for the first Connected Kingdom podcast when we’ll introduce the course and get us started. You will want to have the first lesson completed by March 4.

We’re so looking forward to learning from Dr. Sproul, and from one another, as we study God’s Word together. We hope many of you will join us.

Here is our tentative timetable:

  • Feb 19-28 Sign up period
  • Feb 26 Connected Kingdom Podcast to introduce and explain the class
  • Feb 26-March 4 Watch first lecture and complete questions
  • March 5 Connected Kingdom Podcast on Lecture 1 (and begin lecture 2)
  • Weekly lectures and podcasts thereafter.

Sign up for Connected Kingdom Bible Survey Class: Poets, Prophecy and Wisdom.

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