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Do colours have religious meaning?


Indeed they do. Read my contribution to the South African Journal for Art History on the topic of

Biblical symbolism in Renaissance paintings.


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This podcast helps to understand the Bible. It is designed for people who are not satisfied with cheap answers. Get answers to real questions and see how many things make sense after all. You will discover principles and truths that will open up the Bible and the history of Christianity in a meaningful way.


Job's compass for the rough scenario's of life

St Antony was one of the great saints of the early church, when saints were still saints because of their life and example and not for church political reasons. The word of Jesus (Mark 10) caused him to give up everything and become a desert father. The Old Testament saint Job also lost everything because of God's word and counsel allowing Satan to do his worst. His friend Eliphaz came and told him that he should confess his sin, pray harder, read the Bible and give money to good causes and then God would restore him and make Job successful again. In this episode of Bible Time we consider Job's response (Job 23). No cheap answers!


Who was St. Mary Magdalene really?

Was she a prostitute or even married to the Lord Jesus? A holy woman or a repentant sinner? Mary Magdalene has been the subject of speculative books and movies. Who was she really? Is there a holy blood line? Why is she portrayed with a red egg on Byzantine icons? What is even more important, what is the Lord's message for you as the Holy Spirit recorded facts about her life in the Bible. Join me and find out by listening to this podcast, a recording from the festival of St Mary Magdalene on the 22nd of July at Holy Trinity Launceston.


Is de Bijbelse Scheppingsleer historisch betrouwbaar?

Onder zeer grote belangstelling sprak professor Zuiddam op het voormalig eiland Urk over het belang van de Bijbelse scheppingsleer. Hij liet zien hoe er wezenlijke zaken op het spel staan, waarmee de leer van de Kerk van alle tijden staat of valt. Moet je de historische betrouwbaarheid van Genesis 1-11 omarmen om een orthodox christen te zijn of te blijven?


De vroege kerk over de historische betrouwbaarheid van Genesis (Dutch)

Hoe zag de kerk van vroeger het Bijbelboek Genesis? Wat dacht men over de eerste hoofdstukken die spreken over de schepping, zondeval en zondvloed? Prof. dr. B.A. Zuiddam laat zien dat de interpretatie van de Bijbel door kerkvaders ingrijpend verschilt van die van veel christenen vandaag.


Genesis, feit of fictie? (Dutch)

Vanuit de theologische wetenschap laat professor Zuiddam om begrijpelijke wijze zien waar het klassieke scheppingsgeloof op gespannen voet staat met de aanname van Darwinistische evolutie. Waar gaat het mis en wat zijn de gevolgen voor het lezen van de Bijbel? Geluidsopname van een toespraak in de Gereformeerde Gemeente van Apeldoorn tijdens de Logos tour.


Why does the Catholic Church believe in Genesis?

The early Church used to address the six days of creation in homilies during the season of Lent. In this tradition, I was invited by the Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies (Patronage of Archdiocese of Hobart) to speak on Genesis, fact or fiction? On the findings of the Pontifical Bible Commission (1909). Find out what the theological implications are for different ways of looking at Genesis 1-3. Be surprised to see how one’s view of Genesis many controversies that society and Church are facing today are connected to this.


Life of John Calvin

John Calvin was one of the most influential thinkers of the Age of the Reformation. Find out how faith was a leading principle in his life.


Understanding the Protestant Reformation of 1517

On 31 October 2017 Martin Luther published his 95 theses against abuses in the Catholic Church. This is generally considered as the start of the Protestant Reformation. This split in the Western Church wasn't a bolt from the blue. Four events from the year 1516 will help you understand the events in 1517 and the 500 years that followed, including our own times.


Is the Bible outdated in its teachings on female leadership?

"A text of terror." This is the way some theologians refer the apostle Paul's teachings on the role of women in Christianity. What does the Bible actually say?


Is Christ a Surname for Jesus?

Is Jesus Christ a name and surname? What is the meaning and background of these words? Also: Many Christian make the sign of the cross. What does it mean? and where does the custom come from?


Why did God kill lots of innocent Egyptians?

Did Pharaoh ever have a chance if God hardened his heart? Why did God kill thousands of innocent Egyptians in the final installment of the Ten Plagues? Find out and listen.


Actions speak louder than Words

Some Christians use wonderful religious words, but their lives don't seem to match up. Graceless actions invalidate the Bible's message. Thoughts from Isaiah 58 and Romans 2 and 3.


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