Richard B. Hays’ Reading with the Grain of Scripture is a worthy contribution to the literature on properly interpreting the Bible and the historicity of the Christ that it points us to. Recommended.
Do you miss the days not too long ago when the hot social media topics were egalitarianism and social justice instead of virtual church? No? Regardless, here’s everything we’ve written on complementarianism and egalitarianism (so far) in one convenient list. Commentaries Beth Moore the Broken Clock I suppose I should be thankful for God’s use […]
But it does matter how we interpret the Bible. Our willingness to state things as fact which are ‘open to interpretation’ will affect our life and doctrine in more important areas. And whether or not you are willing to have a traditional understanding of a passage challenged could be an indicator of your own humility. A new understanding of a verse or a passage may not be life-altering, but why wouldn’t we want to be more faithful to God’s Word?
I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels – John Calvin If there is one problem I have with modern Christians, it’s how we use language. I am not much for conversation – by nature, I have a knack for offending people and that penchant for offence usually […]
Did Paul mean in 1 Timothy 2:12 that he is really prohibiting women from teaching or exercising authority over men on a permanent basis? Let’s do some grammar work. 12 I do not allow a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; instead, she is to remain quiet. 13 For Adam was […]
Textual criticism is the art and science of finding the original wording of a given biblical text when conflicts between manuscripts (“variants”) arise. Much has been written concerning King James Onlyism and its variations’ impact upon unity in the local church, and plenty of books do well to explain the controversy from a sound, overall […]
2 Peter 1:20 is a difficult verse to interpret, as it has many things going on which don’t easily translate into English. Moreover, one’s own theological leanings and the choices of Bible translators may cause an average reader immediately to prefer a certain interpretation without even becoming aware of an interpretation problem. Moreover, this interpretation […]