Gil HeadshotDr. J. Gilbert Miller received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University and spent a decade in academia, followed by a thirty-year career as an aerospace engineer.  He is an amateur string bass player and has been a lay Bible teacher for over forty years.  He is author of the essay, “What is the Big Bang? Should a Christian Believe It?” and the book, The Road to Emmaus: Christ in the Old Testament.  He has an interest in the relationship between faith and science.  He is married to his wife, Mary, and resides in Colorado Springs, CO.  They have two grown sons.

What is the Big Bang? Should a Christian believe it?

What people are saying about the book The Road to Emmaus: Christ in the Old Testament

Mark Bates

Mark Bates

Senior Minister, Village Seven Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs, CO

If you want to have your heart burn within you like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus when Jesus revealed himself to them, follow along as Dr. Miller skillfully leads you through the Old Testament prophesies concerning the Messiah. Using Handel's Messiah and hymns of the church, he has taken a fresh and new approach to the subject of Christ in the Old Testament.

Steve Harter

Steve Harter

Minister of Music and Arts, First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Miller has put together an interesting comparison of Scripture, theology, and hymns in search of Christ in the Old Testament. His work, punctuated by reference to Handel's Messiah detailing prophecy becoming reality, will be of interest to both theological scholar and musician alike.


Lamb of God

Passover      The story of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt (see Ex. 12:1-32) is the most significant example of a substitutionary sacrifice in the Old Testament.  God had inflicted plagues on Egypt Read more…

Handel’s Messiah

In 1741, Charles Jennens gave George Frideric Handel the libretto for the oratorio Messiah. Jennens was a devout Anglican committed to the orthodoxy of the Church of England, particularly the divinity of Christ. The libretto for the Messiah contains no original words by Jennens, but instead consists of texts from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible arranged as recitatives, arias, and choruses. No soloist plays the role of the protagonist. Instead, the soloists, along with the chorus, tell the story of the promised Messiah from the Old Testament and the coming of that Messiah in the New Testament. The first performance of the Messiah was in Dublin on April 13, 1742. Performances of the Messiah have continued on a regular basis, making it one of the most popular pieces in the classical repertoire. The theological inspiration for the Messiah is due to Charles Jennens. The musical inspiration is due to Handel.


READ Genesis 24:10-21 You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit (Job 10:12). I was hiking from the top of Madera Canyon outside of Tucson, Arizona down Read more…

Streams in the Desert

READ Psalm 42 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God (Psalm 42:1). We were hiking in Sabino Canyon outside Tucson, Arizona along Sabino Creek.  Most of the Read more…

Call to Repentance

READ 2 Peter 3:3-10 As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease (Genesis 8:22). There is something refreshing and exciting about the Read more…

Starry Night

READ Genesis 22:15-18 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky (Genesis 22:17). We had driven to Kite Lake at 12,000 feet in the Mosquito Range Read more…

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