On Figural Interpretation

This week, I’m focusing a bit on the New Testament use of the Old Testament. I’ve been sort of inspired by Richard Hays fantastic new book, Reading Backwards.  In it he argues that we need to learn to recover a figural reading of the Old Testament, specifically we need to learn to do this withContinue reading “On Figural Interpretation”

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Reading the Old Testament with Martin Luther

Why should we read the Old Testament? It seems pretty obvious to us today, but  in 16th century Germany there was a tendency to look down upon the value of the Old Testament. (No doubt Luther’s Law/Grace dichotomy had something to do with this…) Nevertheless Luther advocates for a figural sort of reading of theContinue reading “Reading the Old Testament with Martin Luther”

Book Review – What is Biblical Theology by James Hamilton

We all live inside of a story. No this isn’t a Stranger than Fiction or Truman Show kind of statement; I mean that all of us (whether consciously or unconsciously) have a bigger picture story (a narrative) that shapes our lives. Some people live according to a story written by a guy named Charles DarwinContinue reading “Book Review – What is Biblical Theology by James Hamilton”

Book Review – Christian Faith in the Old Testament by Gareth Cockerill

Let me be honest with you…. It has been a while since I have been as excited about a book as I am for this one. I read a lot of books, and I write reviews for many of them. Most of the books are really good too, but they aren’t books that I amContinue reading “Book Review – Christian Faith in the Old Testament by Gareth Cockerill”

I am Getting Married Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day! We have been together for four years and now its the right time to tie the knot! This is my last blog post for a few weeks, as I will be busy… on my honeymoon. I wanted to leave you, the reading audience with some thoughts on marriage. Actually justContinue reading “I am Getting Married Tomorrow!”

This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (November 22nd)

My time is running out, marriage is a few short weeks away and I will never be able to buy a book again. Here are the ones I bought with this pay check Jonathan Edwards’s Bible: The Relationship of the Old and New Testaments by Stephen Nichols I love Jonathan Edwards. I love typology. IContinue reading “This Paycheck’s Book Purchases (November 22nd)”

Book Review: Jesus on Every Page by David Murray

A few weeks ago Ed Stetzer began a series of blogs written by professors and pastors called Preaching Jesus from the Old Testament. The purpose of the series was to get people who have the responsibility of bringing the word week in and week out to their congregations to engage with these blog posts andContinue reading “Book Review: Jesus on Every Page by David Murray”

Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 5)

Over the last few days (with a few interruptions in between) we have been comparing Jonathan Edwards with Benjamin Franklin. So far we have seen how different they were in their religious upbringings, their attitude towards tradition, and their views on virtue. Today we wrap up this series by comparing their views on science andContinue reading “Edwards and Franklin (Pt. 5)”

Jonathan Edwards and Typology

My theological interests are all over the place lately. Recently I have been really interested in typological reading of the OT. Its kind of cool because it coincides with me teaching a class on 2 Samuel at Eternity Bible College in a few weeks. On top of typology I have also been really interested inContinue reading “Jonathan Edwards and Typology”