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The 2018 Tough Topics Bundle helps you tackle difficult passages of the Bible. In Problems in Bible Interpretation (BI161) Michael Heiser examines 10 challenging passages—five from the Old Testament and five from the New Testament. In Introductory Issues in Acts (NT216) Craig Keener explores important issues from the book of Acts including the issue of miracles and the historical reliability of the book. Douglas Moo provides a framework for understanding the theology of Paul theology in his course NT276 Pauline Theology. Finally, Craig Blomberg walks through 1 Corinthians, a letter that tackles important issues like spiritual gifts, sexual immorality, celibacy, marriage, and the evidence and significance of Christ’s resurrection. As you go through these courses, you will not only gain understanding about the specific issues discussed. You will also learn principles that will equip you to tackle other difficult passages.

NT276 Pauline Theology

  • Instructor: Douglas J. Moo
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Video Hours: 11

In NT276 Pauline Theology Dr. Douglas J. Moo organizes Paul’s theology within the new realm of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the lives of Jesus’ followers. After comparing the new realm to the old realm of the law, Dr. Moo takes you on a journey from the inauguration of the new realm to its culmination, stopping to discuss the people of the new realm and how Jesus’ followers enter into, live within, and enjoy this new realm. This course provides you with a foundation to read, study, teach, and preach the message of the apostle Paul.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Paul’s Theology and Methodological Issues
  • Relating Biblical and Systematic Theology
  • Constructing Theology
  • Paul’s Missional and Historical Contexts
  • Paul’s Journeys and Theological Development
  • Searching for the Historical Paul
  • Constructing Paul’s Theology
  • Determining the Number of Paul’s Letters
Unit 2: Sources and Context for Paul’s Theology
  • Paul’s Use of the Old Testament
  • Paul’s Understanding of the Old Testament
  • Paul’s Contemporary Influences
  • Paul’s Eschatological Viewpoint
Unit 3: The New Realm
  • The Center of the New Realm
  • The Gospel in Paul
  • Pauline Christology
  • Jesus as Messiah
  • Jesus as Son of God
  • Jesus as Lord
  • Jesus as God
  • Christology in Philippians 2:6–11
  • Christology in Colossians 1:15–20
Unit 4: The Old Realm
  • Addressing Solution and Plight
  • The Predicament of Sin
  • Definitions of Sin
  • The Universality of Sin
  • The Results of Sin
  • Paul’s View of Human Nature
  • Aspects of Human Nature
  • Powers of the Old Realm
  • Law in the Old Testament
  • The Law in Salvation History
  • The New Perspective on Judaism
  • The New Perspective on Paul
  • Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul
  • Final Thoughts on the New Perspective on Paul
Unit 5: Inauguration of the New Realm
  • Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
  • Jesus’ Redemptive Death
  • Jesus’ Atoning Death
  • Jesus’ Substitutionary Death
  • Jesus’ Victorious Death
Unit 6: Experiencing the New Realm
  • Experiencing Salvation
  • Experiencing Justification
  • Old Testament Background for Justification
  • Reformation Views on Justification
  • Challenges to Reformation Views: Part 1
  • Challenges to Reformation Views: Part 2
  • Challenges to Reformation Views: Part 3
  • Believing in Christ
  • Responding to Grace
  • Final Justification
  • Justification and Resurrection
  • Experiencing Reconciliation
  • Experiencing Adoption
  • Experiencing Sanctification
Unit 7: Entering the New Realm
  • Experiencing Grace
  • Experiencing Election
  • Election and God’s Sovereignty
  • Election and Human Responsibility
  • Repentance and Faith
  • Faith and Obedience
  • Gift of the Spirit and Water Baptism
Unit 8: Culmination of the New Realm
  • Culmination of Events
  • Implications for Believers
  • The Intermediate State
  • Timing of Events at Christ’s Return
  • Implications for Unbelievers
  • Believers and Judgment
  • The Destiny of Israel
  • The Destiny of Creation
  • The Timing of the Culmination
Unit 9: People of the New Realm
  • The Priority of the Church
  • Israel and the Church
  • The Church as the Ekklēsia
  • The Church as the Body of Christ
  • The Church as the Temple of God
  • The Lord’s Supper
  • The Gifts to the Church
  • The Pastoral Letters
  • Leadership in the Church
  • Female Leadership in the Church
Unit 10: Living in the New Realm
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Indicatives and Imperatives
  • Perfectionism and Moralism
  • Christians and the Mosaic Law
  • Renewing the Mind
  • Living a Holy Life
  • Having Regard for Others
  • Living in the World
  • The Redemption of Creation
  • Final Words

NT334 Book Study: Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

In Book Study: Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (NT334) Craig Blomberg steps through the text to explain the big picture and the many issues and controversies found in 1 Corinthians. You will be encouraged in your Christian walk to understand and express your spiritual gifts and to see the contemporary relevance of the issues faced by the Corinthian church. This study reveals the pastoral heart of Paul in both addressing moral and community issues of Christian leadership, factionalism, lawsuits, sexuality and food sacrificed to idols whilst keeping rehabilitation always in mind. Taking a broad-brush approach, you will gain a balanced perspective on spiritual gifts and the importance of love before diving in to examine the controversial topics of tongues and prophecy. There is something of relevance for every Christian in this study which shows that the same issues facing the first century church can be found in the church today.


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Introducing 1 Corinthians
  • Background
  • Structure
  • Unifying Problems
  • Authorship
  • Relevance
Unit 2: Letter Opening, Factionalism, and the “Foolishness” of the Cross (1 Cor 1:1–2:5)
  • Greetings
  • Thanksgiving
  • Factions
  • “Foolishness” and “Wisdom”
  • God’s “Foolishness”
  • “Wisdom” versus Spiritual Power
Unit 3: Wisdom and Unity (1 Cor 2:6–3:23)
  • God’s Wisdom and the Wisdom of this Age
  • Spirit’s Ministry in Revealing True Wisdom
  • God’s Field
  • God’s Building
  • Conclusion of the Matter and Application
Unit 4: “Apostolic Ministry” and “Sexual Sin” (1 Cor 4:1–5:13)
  • Apostolic Ministry: Faithful Stewards and Following Scripture
  • Apostolic Ministry: Unjustly Suffering
  • Apostolic Ministry: Specially Related
  • A Case of Incest
  • Clarifying a Misunderstanding from Paul’s Previous Letter
  • Application
Unit 5: Lawsuits, Sexual Immorality, and Marriage vs. Celibacy (1 Cor 6:1–7:9)
  • Lawsuits within the Church
  • The Consistently Wicked Are Not Christians
  • Abuse of Freedom and Prostitution
  • Sexual Immorality
  • The Pro-Celibacy Faction’s Slogan and Paul’s Response
  • Application of Pro-Celibacy Slogan to Married Couples and Celibacy, Widows and Widowers
Unit 6: Marriage and Divorce (1 Cor 7:10–40)
  • Application of Pro-Celibacy Slogan to Married Couples Considering Divorce
  • Preliminary Conclusion: Bloom Where You’re Planted
  • Application of Pro-Celibacy Slogan to Those Considering Marriage
  • Application of Pro-Celibacy Slogan to the Engaged
  • Application
Unit 7: Christian Freedom: Idol Meat and Money for Ministry (1 Cor 8:1–9:18)
  • Food Sacrificed to Idols: Part 1
  • How Love Tempers Knowledge with Respect to the Ignorant
  • Paul Reasserts His Right to Money for Apostolic Ministry
  • Paul Supports His Right to Money for Apostolic Ministry
  • Paul Relinquishes His Right to Money for Apostolic Ministry
  • Application
Unit 8: Christian Freedom: Contextualization, Idolatry, and Idol Meat (1 Cor 9:19–11:1)
  • Paul’s Goal: All Things to All People to Save Some
  • Exertion to Become All Things to All People
  • The Danger of Idolatry
  • Types of All the Evils to Avoid
  • “Types” as the End of the Ages Has Come
  • Food Sacrificed to Idols: Part 2
  • The Sum of the Matter: Freedom Plus Restraint
  • Application
Unit 9: Christian Worship: Head Coverings and the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:2–34)
  • Introduction to Christian Worship: Headship
  • Head Coverings and Worship: Part 1
  • Head Coverings and Worship: Part 2
  • Head Coverings and Worship: Part 3
  • Lord’s Supper: Corinthian Abuse of the Ritual
  • Lord’s Supper: Words of Institution
  • Lord’s Supper: Application to the Corinthian Practice
  • Application
Unit 10: Spiritual Gifts (1 Cor 12:1–31a)
  • Introduction to the Spiritual Gifts
  • Metaphor of the Body: Part 1
  • Metaphor of the Body: Part 2
  • Application of Body Metaphor to Spiritual Gifts
  • Application
Unit 11: Love, Tongues, and Prophecy (1 Cor 12:31b–14:25)
  • The Still More Excellent Way
  • Love Described
  • Comparison of Tongues and Prophecy
  • Response of Outsiders to Tongues and Prophecy and Application
Unit 12: Conclusion to Spiritual Gifts, and Resurrection (1 Cor 14:26–15:28)
  • Criteria for the Regulation of Tongues and Prophecy
  • Gender Roles and Conclusion to Spiritual Gifts
  • Testimony to Christ’s Resurrection: Part 1
  • Testimony to Christ’s Resurrection: Part 2
  • Our Resurrection Depends on Christ’s Resurrection
  • Meaning of the Resurrection
  • Application
Unit 13: Bodily Resurrection and Letter Closing (1 Cor 15:29–16:24)
  • Further Defense of Resurrection Reality
  • Continuity and Discontinuity of Resurrection Bodies: Analogies
  • Continuity and Discontinuity of Resurrection Bodies: Application
  • Necessity of Transformation: Part 1
  • Necessity of Transformation: Part 2
  • Instructions on the Collection
  • Travel Plans
  • Final Commands and Greetings
  • Application
Unit 14: Theology of 1 Corinthians
  • The Triune Godhead
  • Creation, Humanity, Sin, Angels, and Demons
  • Salvation and Sanctification
  • The Church
  • The Last Things
  • Recommended Resources and Bibliography
  • Conclusion to the Course

NT216 Introductory Issues in Acts

  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Video hours: 2

Engage in a preliminary introduction to the book of Acts with a focus on the historical issues and genres of the book. Gain a better understanding of the history of the early church and the mission to spread the good news to all people.


Introductory Issues in Acts
  • Introducing the Course and Speaker
  • Authorship of Acts
  • Searching for the “We Narratives” in the Book of Acts
  • Dating of Acts
  • Genre of Acts
  • Historiography in Acts
  • Novels and History
  • Luke’s Historical Method
  • Correspondence with External History
  • History in Acts and in Paul’s Letters
  • Examining Historical Details from Acts Corroborated in Pauline Epistles
  • Historical Accuracy of the Speeches in Acts
  • Miracles and Worldview
  • Miracles and Christianity: Part 1
  • Miracles and Christianity: Part 2
  • Relation between Luke and Acts
  • Investigating Parallels between Luke and Acts
  • Conclusion

BI161 Problems in Bible Interpretation: Difficult Passages I

  • Instructor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Video Hours: 3

Believe it or not, not everything in the Bible can be understood by children; many passages are not even easy to understand for adults. Delve into a number of difficult passages with Dr. Heiser as he introduces key interpretive issues and the problems that are lurking in the background of these verses. He guides you through what needs the most attention and introduces you to several options for interpretation for each passage. Dr. Heiser focuses on the importance of being able to wrap our minds around and navigate through the difficult passages of Scripture, because although they may be challenging, they are still significant for theology. How you understand these verses will have an important ripple effect on the interpretation of other passages you will encounter in the course of your own personal Bible study.


Unit 1: Genesis 1:1-3
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • Types of Clauses?
  • Clause Functions
  • Introducing Gen 1:1–3
  • Traditional View of Clauses and a Hidden Factor, Alternate View
  • Importance and Ramifications
Unit 2: 1 Samuel 13:1
  • Why Worth Discussing? The Problems Introduced
  • Problems #1 and #2 Discussed
  • Resolution
Unit 3: Exodus 4:21-26
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • The Context and Why the Confusion?
  • Bridegroom of Blood Phrase
Unit 4: Genesis 9:20-25
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • Historical Explanations
  • Maternal Incest
Unit 5: Deuteronomy 32:8-9
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • The Issue: Out of Date Translations
  • The Meaning
Unit 6: John 1:1-2
  • Why John 1:1–2 Is Worth Discussing
  • Explaining the Issue
  • GONG
  • Summary of What We Found
Unit 7: Acts 2:42-46
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • Modern Perspective
  • Immediate Context
  • Wider Context
Unit 8: 1 Peter 3:14-22
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • The Passage and Its Difficulties
  • Explanation
  • 1 Enoch, Enoch, and Typology
  • Baptism Element
Unit 9: 1 Corinthians 15:29
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • Focus of Interpretation
  • Select Proposed Interpretations
Unit 10: Romans 6:1-14
  • Why Worth Discussing?
  • Analysis
  • Practical Note
  • Conclusion

Product Details

  • Title: Tough Topics 2018 Bundle
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 4
  • Video Hours: 28

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