Developments in My Field of Study — Edward Klink is Intrigued that Biblical Studies and Theology Are Finally Intersecting

Jeremy Bouma on April 30th, 2014. Tagged under .

Jeremy Bouma

Jeremy Bouma (Th.M.) has pastored on Capitol Hill and with the Evangelical Covenant Church in Michigan. He founded THEOKLESIA, which connects the 21st century Church to the vintage Christian faith; holds a Master of Theology in historical theology; and makes the vintage faith relevant at

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Understanding-biblical-theologyFor Edward Klink, author of Understanding Biblical Theology, the division between his fields of study often reflects the opening line to Rudyard Kipling's "The Ballad of East and West":

"Oh, biblical studies is biblical studies, and theology is theology, and never the twain shall meet."

Until recently, that is. Because of late there has been something of a seachange.

As he notes in our video, "It's about time the two disciples stop being so compartmentalized…Many of the people who are trying to redefine or make a more robust biblical theology are very interested in a theological interpretation of Scripture." Thankfully such developments are having practical outcomes in the local church, as well.

As both an academic and a participant in the church, Klink is encouraged that biblical theology has become a centerpiece of discussion. Watch today's video to see why.

-Jeremy Bouma, Th.M. (@bouma)


"Developments in My Field of Study" exposes developments and trends within various fields of biblical studies by showcasing leading evangelical voices who have a pulse on its direction. Our goal is to help students and pastors, teachers and interested Christians alike to understand where various fields are moving for the sake of gospel ministry and teaching.