Let the Biblical Writers Speak! Part 3 of “How I Read the Bible, and So Can You!”

When reading the Bible there are six things I do as part of my interpretive process which I have found helpful. If you will do these six things you will find the meaning of Scripture opening up for you. The first two things I do are 1) Throw out all my assumptions; and 2) Question everything I was taught....

Forget Everything You Were Taught! Part 2 of “How I Read the Bible, and So Can You!”

In this series of posts I’m outlining the process I have developed in reading the Bible. Inherent in that, of course, is the need for a process. One can certainly just open the Bible up and start reading, and there is some value in that, but there are dangers as well. Despite the wonderful job that...

How I Read the Bible, And So Can You! Part 1

This was going to be an easy article on “How I Read the Bible.” It was going to be a numbered list of things that over the years I have almost subconsciously learned to do when I read a passage. A few things with short explanations. A easy, short-hand guide to help people read Scripture more deeply and...

Male Headship and Mutual Submission in Marriage

4th in a series of posts on a dynamic vs. static view of Scripture. See Parts One,Two, and Three. Nowhere is the difference between the static and the dynamic views of the Bible more evident than in the ongoing evangelical debate regarding roles in marriage. The traditional view, called the Complementarian...

The Testament That Comes After the New Testament

By the time of Jesus, the Old Testament was closed, i.e. it was determined that nothing new would be included in the sacred writings of the Hebrews. The Torah was five books, not six; Moses was dead, so how could there be more anyway? Besides, five is all that is needed, they said. Psalms? There are a...

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