Tag: hermeneutics

Don’t Boil a Young Goat in Its Mother’s Milk: The Law...

In a class at our church on how to get more out of our Bible reading, we spent several weeks on the interpretation the...

Using the Church’s Creeds as Helps and Boundaries for Bible Reading

The Creeds are the result of Christians reasoning together about Scripture for hundreds of years under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Reading the Bible in Community with the Local Church

This article is the first in a series on “How to Get More Out of Your Bible Reading.” Discussion questions and exercises are included...

An Introduction to Partitive Exegesis in Gregory’s Oration 29

The first time I read Matthew 24:36, I was a bit shaken. Jesus promises to return, yet he says that “concerning that day and...

How to Preach Using the Fourfold Method

If you are burnt out on reckless or moralistic preaching, consider the concerns of the Quadriga the next time that you prepare to enter the pulpit.

Scripture in the Methodist Tradition, Part 1: Four Principles From Article...

The Holiness Movement lies squarely within the theological tradition of the Church of England and its 39 Articles of Religion (1571).

Interpreting Scripture in Community

Christ promised to guide the Church into all truth. That promise, John 16:13, is given to the Church as a whole, not to any one individual in isolation from the Church.

The Risen Christ Reveals Himself in Word and Sacrament (Luke 24:13–35)

The Emmaus Road story emphasizes how Christ reveals himself in the Lord's Supper and is the basis for Charles Wesley’s communion hymn "O Thou Who This Mysterious Bread."

Beyond the Human Author’s Intended Meaning: A Case Study in Typological...

Because it is God-breathed, the Bible cannot just be “interpreted like any other book,” as we are sometimes told.

How Should We Interpret the Old Testament?

"You are not under the law, but under grace." (Romans 6:14) Previously, I raised the question, “What changed between the Old Covenant and the New...