Category Archives: hermeneutics

COVID-19, Anti-intellectualism, and Faith

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased … Continue reading

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Send it to the Wilderness

  Watch the NT Wright video mentioned here. The piece of Jesus as Lamb of God is available here.  Sources: Roy E. Gane. Leviticus, Numbers (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. John E. Hartley. “Atonement, Day of”. Dictionary of the Old Testament Pentateuch. Downer’s Grove: … Continue reading

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Immanuel

One of the delightful things about the New Testament is that we have 4 storytellers, 4 evangelists, recount the story of Jesus, and each has their own distinctive way of presenting the same narrative of the life, death, and resurrection … Continue reading

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The Stump of Jesse (Advent 2)

Sources: Joseph Blenkinsopp. Isaiah 1-39 (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2000. John Goldingay. Isaiah (UBCS). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001. — The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2014. Richard B. Hays. Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels. Waco: Baylor, 2016. J. Alec … Continue reading

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A Trustworthy Word, Pt 4

Sunday, September 29th, 2019.   Sources: Luke Timothy Johnson. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2001. Ally Kateusz. Mary and Early Christian Women: Hidden Leadership. Cham: Palgrave McMillan, 2019. Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry … Continue reading

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A Trustworthy Word

Sunday, September 1st, 2019.   Sources: Gordon D. Fee. Listening to the Spirit in the Text. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000. — New Testament Exegesis (Third Edition). Louisville: WJK, 2002. Gordon D. Fee & Douglas Stuart. How to Read the Bible for All its … Continue reading

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Fall Sermon Series

The Pastoral Epistles (1 & 2 Timothy and Titus) have not featured much in my preaching. I can’t say specifically why. Perhaps it’s because of the difficult issues with critical scholarship, alleged pseudonymity (i.e., much of scholarship in the late … Continue reading

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Clothed with Christ

  Sources: F.F. Bruce. The Epistle to the Galatians (NIGTC). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982. David A. deSilva. The Letter to the Galatians (NICNT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018. James D.G. Dunn. The Epistle to the Galatians (BNTC). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 1993. Gordon D. Fee. Galatians (Pentecostal Commentary … Continue reading

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Sinners and Saints: Deborah and Barak

Sunday, September 30th, 2018.   Sources: Susan Niditch. Judges: A Commentary (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 2008. Tammi Schneider. Judges (Berit Olam). Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2000. Barry G. Webb. The Book of Judges (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. K. Lawson Younger Jr. Judges/Ruth (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

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He Who Has the Son Has Life

Sunday, May 13th, 2018.   Sources: Leslie C. Allen. Ezekiel 20-48 (WBC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990. Joseph Blenkinsopp. Ezekiel (Interpretation). Louisville: WJK, 1990. Raymond E. Brown. The Epistles of John (AB). Garden City: Doubleday, 1982. F.F. Bruce. The Epistles of John: Introduction, Exposition, and Notes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, … Continue reading

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