“In your thinking be mature”
What a shame that Christians aren't interested in learning foreign languages.
The World According to BANG! (Yes, the game!)
How Bang! is a metaphor for the possible relationships man can have with God.
Thoughts on Article VIII of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics
A few thoughts on one of the articles from a prominent statement on Biblical Hermeneutics.
Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics
International Council on Biblical Inerrancy
Why you MUST pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.
When Christians discuss sanctification, we are prone to say things like "Don't pull yourself up by your own bootstraps". I think this is wrong and has devastating consequences. This blog post identifies two of the false dichotomies underlying this mistaken understanding of sanctification and demonstrates why they are not biblical.
"For our sake also" - The Beauty and Grace of Divine Revelation
Romans 4:23-24 is a beautiful passage that ought to make us appreciate the gracious gift of divine revelation.
A Man Worth Trusting
An encouragement to trust Jesus Christ from John 18:1-6.
Guidelines for Using Old Testament Passages Well
A brief look at some questions you can ask yourself to make sure you are using the Old Testament correctly.
Authorial Intent Hermeneutic
Plus-Minus 10 Test
Truth and Validity in Hermeneutics
An introduction to the terms "truth" and "validity" used to describe an interpretation in a way that helps us more accurately diagnose a hermeneutic.
A Consequentialist Hermeneutic
Bad hermeneutics are commonly used and accepted in conservative evangelicalism today. This blog post is my attempt to diagnose why pastors and laypeople alike are comfortable with bad hermeneutics. I argue one of the primary causes is that we have a consequentialist hermeneutic. In this post, I define a consequentialist hermeneutic and identify some of the failures of a such a view.
Be Careful How you Define the Gospel
When defining the Gospel, we must not conflate a correct response to the Gospel or the effects of the Gospel with the content of the Gospel itself.