Category Archives: hermeneutics

The presupposition dance: our tango with Scripture and systems

I got into a couple of interesting threads the other day on Facebook that got me thinking about this post I did a few years ago, The Myth of Non-theology and Neutrality. One of the discussions involved limited atonement. I … Continue reading

Posted in exegesis, hermeneutics, scripture | Leave a comment

Does 1 Thess 5:1-11 indicate a seven year tribulation?

I’m continually mindful that we often read presuppositions into the biblical text especially when convinced of a particular position. I think it’s just natural to do that. My shifting views on eschatology that is causing me to re-examine portions of … Continue reading

Posted in eschatology (last things), hermeneutics | Leave a comment

Why pursuing shekinah glory can leave Jesus behind

I can’t harp enough on how important it is to understand the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament. When we don’t make proper connections, this impacts how we understand the events of the Old Testament apply to … Continue reading

Posted in church life, hermeneutics, reflections and musings, scripture | Leave a comment

Christian, you cannot read the Bible any old way you want – Part I

I am often confronted with the strange ways the Bible is interpreted. I don’t mean the deviations in various interpretations, such as baptism, spiritual gifts or eschatology, but interpretations that subject the meaning of the Bible to standards that are … Continue reading

Posted in contemporary castophries, hermeneutics, scripture | 4 Comments

Yes, Jesus DID say that in black letters too

I was cleaning out some old email and came across this letter to subscribers from Greg Koukl, Stand to Reason Ministries. He makes a good case for black letter Bibles, that is NOT having Jesus’ words in red letters. But … Continue reading

Posted in hermeneutics, scripture | Leave a comment