The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Then and Now

From the very beginning of the Church, the gifts of the Holy Spirit were a remarkable and wondrous occurrence. Even as the Apostles were endowed with a miraculous measure of the Spirit in the form of tongues, healings, prophecy, miracles, and inspiration; the early Christians were also given individual gifts that seemed to follow along … Continue reading The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Then and Now

Doctrine of Ecclesiology

A primary consideration when thinking about ecclesiology is to understand that one is speaking about a group of people that are relationally and functionally different from those of the world. Therefore, from a most basic standpoint the world can be divided into two distinct groups: the church, and the not-church.[i] This distinction, along with discussions … Continue reading Doctrine of Ecclesiology

Toward an Exegetical Theology

            The full name of this work, written by Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. and published by Baker House Books in 1981, is Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching. The work is designed to examine what the author sees as the inadequate academic preparation of preachers to draw significant meaning from the … Continue reading Toward an Exegetical Theology

Thoughts on “The Quest for Understandable Hermeneutics”

In a previous post, there appeared a book review of Hal Hougey’s The Quest for Understandable Hermeneutics, and one felt disinclined at that time to present points of critique or argument since the goal at that time was to present a brief book review in an impartial manner (as far as possible … different reviews … Continue reading Thoughts on “The Quest for Understandable Hermeneutics”