Hermeneutics in Action: Interpreting John's Gospel, by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird
“The task of hermeneutics is to clarify this miracle of understanding, which is not a mysterious communion of souls, but sharing in a common meaning.” –Hans-Georg Gadamer  The...Read Post
Did Martin Luther Really Want James Taken Out of the Bible?
Martin Luther, the celebrated catalyst of the Protestant Reformation, famously took issue with the book of James. He didn’t think it express...Read More
The Meaning of Philippians 4:19: "And my God will meet all your needs"
Like Philippians 4:13, Philippians 4:19 is a popular verse that’s often misused. After thanking the Philippians for generously supporting hi...Read More
The meaning of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through him who gives me strength”
Philippians 4:13 is one of the most well-known New Testament verses, but it’s also notoriously misused. After telling his audience that he’s...Read More
Women in the Bible: What We Learn from the Book of Luke
Opponents of Christianity will often suggest that the Bible has a low view of women. It’s a patriarchal book with a patriarchal worldview. I...Read More
For to Us a Child Is Born: The Meaning of Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah 9:6 is a prophecy about a future child who would bear the government on his shoulders and be called by titles that could only rightfu...Read More
Comfort, Comfort My People: The Meaning of Isaiah 40:1
After 39 chapters of narrative, the Book of Isaiah makes a dramatic shift: it becomes a book of poetry. But it makes another, perhaps more r...Read More