For a brief time, the life of Job was touched with the type of despair that no man or woman ever wants to face. As a business man he witnessed the loss of all the material things that point to wealth and prosperity. As a parent he endured the devastating emotional upheaval the loss of … Continue reading The Dark Night of the Soul: A Brief Exegetical Examination of Job 28
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
The practice of baptism has been a part of Church orthodoxy since the beginning and is distinguished as one of the two New Testament (NT) ceremonies, along with the Lord’s Supper, enjoined upon Christians by Christ himself (Matt. 26:26-29; 28:18-20). At the conclusion of the first recorded sermon on Pentecost, in response to the question … Continue reading Baptismal Purification
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”
Of all the goals a Christian can have, one that begs for importance is the ability to look into the Scriptures, read the very words of God, and discover and decide on the meaning and application for oneself. This need may be given over to one that has what others may see as an advanced … Continue reading The Quest for Understandable Hermeneutics
How a person interprets a given document is of great importance since different documents have specific interpretative rules to which it is subject. Poetry has a different structure, writing rules, and interpretative rules than Historical documents. The same can also be applied to the Scriptures when one deals with Prophecy as opposed to Apocalyptic writings. … Continue reading Shhhh!
The work – Hearing God’s Voice: My Life with Scriptures in the Churches of Christ – was written by Dr. Thomas H. Olbricht, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion, Pepperdine University, in 1996 and published by ACU Press. The first and undoubtedly the most interesting feature about this book, a work that is a discussion of … Continue reading Hearing God’s Voice: My Life with Scriptures in the Churches of Christ