God Breathed

God Breathed

We believe scripture is God breathed and not God dictated. Watch this video to find out how that makes all the difference. Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out my book Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture, available at...

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Interpreting the Bible Literarily

Interpreting the Bible Literarily

The Bible is often mislabeled a book or called the "good book". It's actually a Library full of books written by vastly different authors to a wide range of audiences. Understanding this will effect greatly how it's interpreted. I'm often asked "Preacher, do you...

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Making Sunday Happen Podcast

Making Sunday Happen Podcast

Would your sermons be more effective if they had just one point? Listen in as Talbot joins the "Making Sunday Happen" podcast. Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out my website Simplify the Message or my new book Come Alive:...

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Some People Get All The Breaks

Some People Get All The Breaks

There comes a moment in many sermons when I stop speaking TO people and begin preaching ABOUT Jesus. This is what it looked and sounded like a couple of weeks ago in the "Broken Hearts" sermon from the "Some People Get All The Breaks" series. Simplify the...

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Reading The Bible Versus Reading Bible Verses

Reading The Bible Versus Reading Bible Verses

One of the most dangerous things you can do is just read "Bible verses". You miss all the context. Below is a quick video where I discuss this in further detail. Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out my book Come Alive:...

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Context Is Everything

Context Is Everything

Let's talk about context. Context is everything when it comes to understanding scripture. Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out my book Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture, available at Invite Resources.

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Come Alive: User’s Guide

Come Alive: User’s Guide

In this video I'll talk about how Come Alive: Conversations With Scripture is designed to be used. It's not designed to be read cover to cover in a day. Hopefully, you find this video helpful. If you’d like to learn more, check out my book Come Alive: Conversations...

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Interpreting the Bible Literarily

The Bible Is A Library

In this Vlog Talbot talks about topics related to the book Come Alive: Conversations with Scripture. Let’s take a look at how the Bible is more like a Library than a modern day book. Understanding this opens up so many things about understanding the scripture....

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Proving A Point Versus Shaping A Life?

Proving A Point Versus Shaping A Life?

I have recently realized that much of my bible reading is in order to prove a point.  If I am in a religious or political or cultural debate with someone, for example, then I’ll just pull out my Scriptures, point out the relevant verses, and voila!  Point proven....

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