Word from the Bird

Michael F. Bird
The Low-Down on Jesus, the Bible, Theology, and Faith
Created 13 Mar 2021
  • This Week in Word from the Bird
    09 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Monday: Luke and Salvation - Part 1 (Subscribers) Part one of three about what “salvation” means in Luke-Acts. There’s a lot here to cover and there are probably a few things you never noticed before!...
  • 1 Tim 2:12 and Authentein
    07 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 10 7
    Authentein as Bad Behaviour in 1 Timothy 2:12 3 reasons why “to have authority over” is an inadequate understanding of 1 Timothy 2:12 Margaret Mowczko Introduction I do not allow a woman to teach, or ...
  • Romans 8 and Assurance of God's Love in Hard Times
    05 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 5 1
    Life in the city of Rome was a daily battle for survival, the poor sanitation, fragile food security, prevalence of diseases, periodic plagues, little to no medicine, violent crime, shoddy housing, th...
  • Future Videos, Podcasts, and Interviews
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    For those of you who don’t know, I run a you.tube channel called Early Christian History and a podcast called Nazareth to Nicaea. This coming year I have episodes coming out on both including: Jesus a...
  • Evangelicalism and the Temptation of Political Tribalism
    03 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 1 1
    Photo by Joshua Watson on Unsplash Evangelicals have traditionally been socially engaged, in faithfulness to biblical teaching to do justice and to show compassion for those suffering, and as a missio...
  • My 2022 Reading List (So Far!)
    01 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 3 8
    Christian History Nathanael J. Andrade The Journey of Christianity to India in Late Antiquity: Networks and the Movement of Culture Philip Esler Ethiopian Christianity: History, Theology, Practice Yol...
  • Happy UnPuritan Christmas to You All
    24 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 10 4
    Merry Christmas to all, here's what the Puritans thought about Christmas: "The Puritans, known for their religious fervor, hated Christmas. A law was passed in 1659 outlawing the celebration of Christ...
  • The Scandal of Christmas
    22 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    It was an honor and a pleasure to be interviewed by my good friend Dr. Preston Sprinkle about “The Scandal of Christmas” for his great podcast Theology in the Raw. We talk about the Christmas story, b...
  • Beth Moore Becomes Anglican and Some Baptists Pick Up Pitch Forks
    20 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 14 27
    You know, ignorance and malevolence are a bad, bad combination. Nothing illustrates this more than some Baptist responses to the news that Beth Moore has joined an Anglican Church and she assisted in ...
  • Why I Wrote a Book on Religious Freedom
    20 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 3 3
    I’m glad to announce that my next book, Religious Freedom in a Secular Age: A Christian Case for Liberty, Equality, and Secular Government, is available for pre-order and will come out on 3 May 2022. ...
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