Luther’s Hermeneutic

Central to Luther's doctrine of Scripture was the claim that Scripture was clear; from this doctrine of the clarity (or perspicuity) of Scripture came Luther's method of interpretation (or hermeneutic). Because the clarity of Scripture is a property of the text itself on account of God’s authorship, Luther’s primary hermeneutical approach is prayerful mediation upon … Continue reading Luther’s Hermeneutic

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The Rhetoric of Repentence

I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu: Why does the author of 1 & 2 Samuel break off the account of the taking of Rabbah in 2 Samuel 11:1 to recount David's adultery and murder, only to resume it in 2 Samuel 12:26-31?  From this inclusio and other literary features of the … Continue reading The Rhetoric of Repentence

TOWARDS AN EVANGELICAL HERMENEUTIC: A CRITIQUE OF THE CHICAGO STATEMENT ON HERMEUTICS (1982)

I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu: In this paper, the I engage with the articles of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics to show where the statement makes positive contributions to a viable Evangelical hermeneutic and where its formulations need to be refined. The paper was written for a class on … Continue reading TOWARDS AN EVANGELICAL HERMENEUTIC: A CRITIQUE OF THE CHICAGO STATEMENT ON HERMEUTICS (1982)

CHRIST IS PREEMINENT OVER FALSE RELGION: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE COLOSSIAN FALSE TEACHING (academia.edu)

I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu. In this paper, the author surveys the major positions concerning the heresy against which Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians. It is concluded that the data is best explained by the existence of a general syncretistic belief that mixes Judaism, Christianity, and Hellenism. The … Continue reading CHRIST IS PREEMINENT OVER FALSE RELGION: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE COLOSSIAN FALSE TEACHING (academia.edu)

Do Not Say in Your Heart: An Exposition of Romans 10:1-8 (academia.edu)

I recently posted another one of my papers on Academia.edu. Paul's use of Deuteronomy 30:11-14 in Romans 10:1-8 has puzzled many an interpreter. This paper builds on previous work on Deuteronomy 30 to explain the text of Romans 10:1-8 and particularly Paul's use of Deuteronomy 30. https://www.academia.edu/27958961/Do_Not_Say_in_Your_Heart_An_Exposition_of_Romans_10_1-8

Preface to My Upcoming Habakkuk Commentary

I have not posted anything in a while, and with all my work recently being focused on my Habakkuk commentary, I thought I would share some of its fruits; this is an early draft of what will be the preface:   First things first, it is pronounced Ha-bak-kuk. With that out of the way, we … Continue reading Preface to My Upcoming Habakkuk Commentary

A Short and Selected Bibliography of Reformed and Evangelical Theology (tailored a bit for Regent College)

For readings from the best of the Reformed and Evangelical traditions, there are lots to explore. These traditions emphasize the Bible and not analogy or experience as the primary source of theology. Below is a very short and quite selective bibliography of reformed and evangelical theology and biblical studies from the last 100 or so … Continue reading A Short and Selected Bibliography of Reformed and Evangelical Theology (tailored a bit for Regent College)

With Fear and Trembling Work out Your Unity: An Exegetical Paper on Philippians 2:12-18

- As believers today we are tremendously blessed to have God’s word readily available to us in our own tongue; we can find it online, we can find it in bookstores, and we may even find it in hotels, but with this tremendous availability comes a cost. We can begin to look at the Bible … Continue reading With Fear and Trembling Work out Your Unity: An Exegetical Paper on Philippians 2:12-18

A review of Kingdom Through Covenant by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum

Wellum and Gentry provide both an outstanding introduction to Biblical Theology and Biblical-theological systems, as well as providing a profoundly biblical via media between the two reigning Biblical-theological systems of Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology. At 716 pages (before appendix and indices)"Kingdom Through Covenant" proves to be a weighty volume, but it is a tremendous resource. … Continue reading A review of Kingdom Through Covenant by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum