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Theological Reading II

One of the difficulties of reading the Bible in search of the theological perspectives of the biblical authors is that we have been taught that “Scripture interprets Scripture.” Thus, when we come across a passage we have trouble making sense … Continue reading

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Theological Reading I

This semester, I am involved in a Bible study on the gospel of John. I am not leading this group simply attending it. I am also currently taking a class of systematic theology at the seminary. Those may not seem … Continue reading

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How or What?

I’ve been spending some of my free time reading about politics lately. Not necessarily about what’s in the news, such as the finance bill. Instead, I have been reading about judges, senators, and representatives interpret the law. Mostly, this has … Continue reading

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Hermeneutical Starting Point

This past semester, I took a class where we looked at biblical interpretations from minority cultures (i.e., non-white, Euro-American perspectives). A very interesting class to say the least. But in it, we studied in-depth the process of hermeneutics. One thing … Continue reading

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Self-Fulfilling Biblical Interpretation

You can find almost anything in the Bible if you look hard enough for it. And you can create almost anything you want out of the stories of the Bible. Two instances stand out in my mind. First, somebody had … Continue reading

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Hiding Behind the Bible

Jon Birch posts short cartoons on his blog. The one shown above was posted recently and I very much resonated with it. I have come across a number of people in my seminary experience who cling to one or two … Continue reading

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Eisegesis and the Gospel Writers

I have been preparing for some pre-seminary exams and one of them will be on the Gospels and Acts. As I have been reading and thinking about the writing of the Gospels, especially in light of my hermeneutics training, I … Continue reading

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