Category Archives: Reading Scripture

How to Read the Bible Effectively in 2017

This post is not about biblical hermeneutics–the how of interpreting the Bible.  Rather, this post is about that attitude we need to cultivate as we approach the sacred text of the Bible. Place and Time.  Find a place where there … Continue reading

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Paul is Rereading Israel’s Bible

Perhaps you’ve been exposed to this sort of information before.  Perhaps it was even dismissed as nonsense, or even worse–outright dangerous, bordering on the heretical.  But if I were to tell you that to properly understand the Gospels and the … Continue reading

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On Studying the Scriptures

The following is from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, affectionately dubbed “The Prince of Preachers”: “The more you read the Bible, and the more you meditate upon it, the more you will be astonished with it. He who is but a casual … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reading Scripture with the Reformers by Timothy George

Paperback: 270 pages Publisher: IVP Academic (October 3, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0830829490 Wtsbooks IVP Many thanks to Adrianna and IVP for this review copy of Reading Scripture with the Reformers by Timothy George, noted Reformation historian. An Overview … Continue reading

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The Mission of the Church

The following is taken from The Drama of Scripture by Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen.  It think it captures the matter quite well: “The goal of God’s redemptive work is to restore his creation from the effects of … Continue reading

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