Searching for the Pattern: My Journey in Interpreting the Bible

Written by Dr. John Mark Hicks, Searching for the Pattern is the self-proclaimed journey that Professor Hicks takes in interpreting the Bible. The work is an overview of the moves make by Prof. Hicks thru the years as his understanding and use of the Scriptures has developed. Throughout the work there is certainly a reminiscent … Continue reading Searching for the Pattern: My Journey in Interpreting the Bible

The Pilgrimage

Written by Paulo Coelho, The Pilgrimage: A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom is reported, by the back cover, to be a “captivating account,” a “fascinating parable,” and a “compelling tale” that delivers the “perfect combination of enchantment and insight.” Originally published as The Diary of a Magus, the work recounts the author’s trek along The … Continue reading The Pilgrimage

New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate

Professor Gerhard F. Hasel has produced New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate; of course, being written and published in 1978, the idea of “current” may not apply without further considerations of the debated topics of 2018. Even with that consideration, Hasel has given us an overview of the issues in New Testament … Continue reading New Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate

An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic

In An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic, Dr. Paul J. Achtemeier undertakes an examination of a hermeneutical method that has grown out of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and the existential theology of Rudolf Bultmann. Achtemeier notes that exegesis and hermeneutics have often become blended and interchanged, but hermeneutics has reemerged as a consideration that … Continue reading An Introduction to the New Hermeneutic

Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life

The virtuous person is often highlighted in the Scriptures; in fact, in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament the virtuous person (or a specific virtue) is contrasted with the foolish person as the individual contemplates a path or decision. In the book Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life, what is typically seen as … Continue reading Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life