Monthly Archives: May 2016

The language of...

By jps [Paul Holmer [The Grammar of Faith, 62–68, 90] argues that the desire of theologians for systematic concepts that are more precise than ordinary religious language causes them to create a scientific language, a language of learning that is at a remove; it is a language “about” religious belief. Religious language, …read more

Recovering the Feast of Scripture – an Excerpt from A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation

By Mason Slater The following is an excerpt from A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation, edited by Craig Bartholomew, Heath Thomas.
Theological interpretation, which we define broadly as interpretation of the Bible for the church, is that most ancient of hermeneutics. Surprisingly and wonderfully, it is also that most recent approach to the Bible witnessed …read more

How do you read scripture?

By jps Following Protestant tradition, Wesley adhered to the primacy of the literal sense, unless tensions in the text demanded something else; at that point he would allow a “spiritual” or allegorical, reading to circumvent the problem. However, in his soteriological reading of Scripture, Wesley is constantly interpreting with an eye to …read more

Jesus on Divorce 

By Marg Churches which misunderstand Jesus’ teaching on divorce increase the suffering and scandal of divorced members. What is the context of Jesus’ teaching on divorce? Did Jesus teach that all second marriages, with a former spouse still living, are adulterous? I argue, from scripture, that he didn’t Continue reading»
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By Craig Benno I am firmly convinced that when we read Scripture, we have to read it within the context of the time and place its situated in. We need to understand the background, and the culture, and traditions its placed and speaking into. Scripture informs us that the Apostle Paul appointed Timothy …read more

Names and Things

By mattsheedy Note: This post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge Russell McCutcheonHave you heard?There’s a new theory as to where the term “eskimo” originated.Click the above image to read the brief article, but here’s a snippet:So, contrary to earlier etymologies that anchored the word in what some (or …read more

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