Chad Bird

Chad Bird is a Scholar in Residence at 1517. He has served as a pastor, professor, and guest lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew. He holds master’s degrees from Concordia Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College. He has contributed articles to Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Modern Reformation, The Federalist, Lutheran Forum, and other journals and websites. He is also the author of several books, including The Christ Key & Limping with God.


Esther 7:1-8:17 (Episode 380)

Haman and his gallows.


Psalm 3 (Episode 379)

Going to sleep is a confession.


Esther 5:9-6:14 (Episode 378)

Haman and the man whom the king delights to honor.


The God Who Remembers: Mary

The Lord has remembered to help his servant Israel, to fulfill his promises to Abraham and to his offspring forever, not mostly or mainly because of his mercy, but exclusively so.

The God Who Remembers: The Action of Remembrance

This week, we’ll take a closer look at what it means to have a God who remembers us. Today, 1517 Scholar in Residence Chad Bird first introduces the Old Testament meaning behind the word and the Hebrew way of remembering.

A Review of "Torahism: Are Christians Required to Keep the Law of Moses?" by R.L Solberg

Only by accurately and honestly reporting the views of those with whom we disagree can we then properly address and refute them. This is the approach Solberg has taken.


2024 Regional Conference

A two day event designed to center your faith in the limitless grace of God found in the gospel of Jesus Christ


1517 Israel Study Tour

REGISTRATION FULL - A study tour of Israel with Chad Bird as your guide.


Chad Bird

Weekend at Cathedral of the Advent

Limping with God: Jacob and the Old Testament Guide to Messy Discipleship


Unveiling Mercy: 365 Daily Devotions Based on Insights from Old Testament Hebrew


Upside-Down Spirituality: The 9 Essential Failures of a Faithful Life


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