Skip to main content

Christianity Clarified

© Calvary Evangelistic Mission, Inc. Copying and sharing is encouraged.

This program is a short, conversational examination of the central tenets of the Christian faith with Pastor Marv Wiseman, a man with over 55 years of ministry teaching to young and old alike. "Christianity Clarified" is presented by The Rock Radio Network, a bilingual Bible teaching network centered in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We can be heard on our two live online streams and on WBMJ (AM-1190) San Juan Metro, WIVV (AM-1370) Vieques/VI, and WCGB (AM-1060) Juana Díaz/Ponce.



rss RSS

75
RESULTS


Show sorted alphabetically

Show sorted alphabetically

SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Published
Creator
Christianity Clarified
Jul 28, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Reverend Marv Wiseman sets out the principle that unless otherwise noted, we should seek the literal meaning of any biblical passage.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 27, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Reverend Marv Wiseman continues discussing the difference between literal truth and literal fact.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 26, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman acknowledges that while all truth in the Bible is literally true, not everything in the Bible is to be taken literally.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 25, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman addresses some objections to the literal truth of the Bible.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 24, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Why does the Bible use so much figurative language? What is the point of it at all? Reverend Marv Wiseman explains.
Christianity Clarified
Jun 1, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

The Bible uses rhetorical questions, often with devastating truth bomb effects.
Christianity Clarified
May 31, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

The Bible is full of euphemisms that God uses to spare our feelings, if possible, while giving us truth.
Christianity Clarified
May 30, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

The many ironic statements in the Bible will remain a puzzle unless we understand why they were written that way.
Christianity Clarified
May 29, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

We cannot hear the tone in which the Bible was spoken, but we should be able to understand the irony of certain statements by the way they are written.
Christianity Clarified
May 28, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

The Bible is full of zoomorphic imagery, which uses animal shapes to portray or illustrate important truths.
Christianity Clarified
Mar 13, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 7

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman admonishes us to study the Word intensely so that we can use it properly in our prayers, not the other way around.
Christianity Clarified
Mar 10, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 9

favorite 0

comment 0

As used in the Bible, a simile takes something literal and concrete and applies it to the spiritual.
Christianity Clarified
Mar 9, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 11

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman explains the concept of a simile and shows us why the Bible uses so many of them.
Christianity Clarified
Mar 8, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman shows us how we can understand when the Bible is using figures of speech.
Christianity Clarified
Mar 7, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 8

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman begins examining some of the uses of figurative language in the Bible and explains why the writers choose to employ it.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 20, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Reverend Marv Wiseman makes the case that unless otherwise noted, the Bible should be taken literally.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 17, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 8

favorite 0

comment 0

Reverend Marv Wiseman continues his examination of the word "yom," which means "day" in Hebrew and its many different meanings in the Bible.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 16, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

If the same word for "day" in Hebrew is used both literally and figuratively, how can we be sure which context to believe when we see it in the Bible?
Christianity Clarified
Feb 15, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

When we doubt the literal account of the Bible, we call God into question.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 14, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman examines the law of literality, which is to say that if the Bible does not explicitly say that a text is to be taken figuratively, then it is in fact meant to be taken literally.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 13, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 8

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv explains the careful process of scientific work that goes into biblical hermaneutics.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 10, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Taken from the name of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the pagan gods, hermeneutics is the study of how God's message in the Bible is transmitted to us through His Word.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 9, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 7

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman discusses the importance of understanding the meaning of communication, and how the very words of the Bible must be understood for them to have any worth or power.
Christianity Clarified
Feb 8, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Did Christ contradict Himself when He told His disciples that they would live to see the coming of His kingdom?
Christianity Clarified
Feb 7, 2017 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 1

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman begins looking at some of the supposed contradictions about the life of Christ in the Bible and offers a system for studying them in context.
Christianity Clarified
Jan 20, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Since the very beginning of time, people have rejected the Bible because they dislike its claims of authority.
Christianity Clarified
Jan 18, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

In every field of creative endeavor, from art and literature to architecture and deeds of mercy, the Bible is the world's greatest source of inspiration.
Christianity Clarified
Jan 17, 2017 Reverend Mars Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

The sheer number of languages and translations of the Bible proves that mankind finds it useful and desirable.
Christianity Clarified
Jan 16, 2017 Reverend Mars Wiseman
audio

eye 2

favorite 0

comment 0

The Bible does not need archaeology or science to defend it, because it has inherent value. However, both do.
Christianity Clarified
Jan 12, 2017 Reverend Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

No other book on earth approaches the popular appeal and wide readership of the Bible.
Christianity Clarified
Dec 9, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

The Bible makes sweeping claims. How can we know they are true?
Christianity Clarified
Dec 8, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

There are three basic presuppositions we can take when we approach the Bible: That it is true, That it is not true, and Neutrality.
Christianity Clarified
Dec 7, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 7

favorite 0

comment 0

Since the beginning of time, mankind's rejection of duly appointed authority has been central to the problems we face.
Christianity Clarified
Dec 5, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

We can no longer assume that people automatically accept the authority of the Bible. We must learn to defend it.
Christianity Clarified
Dec 2, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Before engaging in the study of hermaneutics, the first question we must answer is simple: Is this really worth our time?
Christianity Clarified
Nov 25, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

What if the biggest question facing humanity could be boiled down to one word: authority? Pastor Mar shows us how.
Christianity Clarified
Nov 24, 2016 Pastor Marv Wisman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

When people criticize the Bible, they often say it is outdated and outmoded. Are they right?
Christianity Clarified
Nov 23, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

Much of what is passed off as faith today is not true faith in the biblical sense.
Christianity Clarified
Nov 22, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Did you know that Earth's most priceless possession is not for sale?
Christianity Clarified
Nov 21, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Do you know how to trace the story of Jesus all the way from Genesis to the New Testament?
Christianity Clarified
Nov 21, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

The Bible urges us to let go of the past and move forward into the freedom that God has for us.
Christianity Clarified
Nov 18, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

If we are in Christ, we receive a package of benefits. One of those benefits, which may be hard to receive at first, is the benefit of knowing that if we stray from the path of righteousness, God will use pain, if necessary, to bring us back.
Christianity Clarified
Nov 17, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

God will discipline the sons and daughters He loves!
Christianity Clarified
Nov 16, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 16

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv continues examining this contentious topic by showing us how the consequences of our sin will drive us to the Lord.
Christianity Clarified
Nov 15, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

Romans 8:28 assures us that God uses all things, even our sin, for our ultimate good. That just doesn't even sound right!
Christianity Clarified
Nov 14, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Why do the lost reject the Gospel? The answer is not that they cannot believe, but that they will not.
Christianity Clarified
Oct 28, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv reminds us that the promise of Romans 8:28 is limited to those who love God.
Christianity Clarified
Oct 27, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Do you think that you are an exception to God's promises?
Christianity Clarified
Oct 26, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Why do we find it so hard to believe the promise that God will work out everything for our ultimate good?
Christianity Clarified
Oct 25, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv revisits Romans 8:28, which he calls "God's panacea for any and all pain."
Christianity Clarified
Oct 24, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

The supreme example of godliness during suffering is, of course, Jesus Christ.
Christianity Clarified
Oct 12, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv shows us that we should be kind, but clear, in confronting error.
Christianity Clarified
Oct 11, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Except for Hinduism, all the major world faiths claim exclusivity - so how can we choose which one to believe?
Christianity Clarified
Oct 10, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv examines how Christianity started inside the Jewish faith and expanded to embrace Gentiles.
Christianity Clarified
Oct 7, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman examines who Christ is, and where He can be found all over the Bible, Old and New Testaments.
Christianity Clarified
Oct 6, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv examines the basic tenets of the Christian faith.
Christianity Clarified
Oct 5, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv explains the story of Mohammed, the Prophet of Islam, and the history of the Qu'ran.
Christianity Clarified
Aug 15, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv begins delving into the faith known as Islam.
Christianity Clarified
Aug 12, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv examines some of the bitter fruits of the depersonalization of the individual inherent in both Hinduism and Buddhism.
Christianity Clarified
Aug 11, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

The man who would come to be known as the Buddha was born a Hindu and opposed the concept of a personal God.
Christianity Clarified
Aug 10, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Strange as it may seem, one may be an atheist and fully subscribe to the tenets of Buddhism.
Christianity Clarified
Aug 9, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Thanks to Paul McCartney and the Beatles, interest in the mystical tenets of Hinduism came to the West.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 19, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman explains the concepts of pain and suffering in Hinduism, along with Nirvana and Enlightenment.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 18, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 7

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv begins his examination of Hinduism by exploring one of the central tenets of the faith: The lack of absolute truth.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 15, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 8

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv shows us how pretty much all the religions in our world today have their roots in one of the five major religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 14, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman explains why it is impossible to be completely objective in discussing other peoples' religions. And this is intellectually honest, so it is a positive thing.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 13, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv Wiseman opens a new series on the main religions of the Bible with a logical look at the demands of truth.
Christianity Clarified
Jul 12, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 6

favorite 0

comment 0

The sunshine and rainfall that God sends for all humanity, regardless of their relationship to Him, are only two examples of what we call the "common graces."
Christianity Clarified
Jul 11, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 4

favorite 0

comment 0

Many people are confused by the purpose of the old Law of Moses.
Christianity Clarified
Jun 9, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 2

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv examines the example of pain and suffering, and the dignity that he learned through it, of the patriarch Joseph.
Christianity Clarified
Jun 6, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv looks at one of the lesser known, but key players, of the Bible.
Christianity Clarified
Jun 3, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 5

favorite 0

comment 0

Naomi was an expert in the art of experiencing real pain.
Christianity Clarified
Jun 1, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 3

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv shows us how Job is a "poster boy" for the Christian doctrine of suffering.
Christianity Clarified
May 31, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 2

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv starts a series on dealing with pain in the present by looking for where it started in the past.
Christianity Clarified
May 30, 2016 Pastor Marv Wiseman
audio

eye 2

favorite 0

comment 0

Pastor Marv gently asks us to question ourselves as to how our own choices may contribute to our pain, and how we can make better choices.