Introductory Thoughts on Biblical Interpretation

Recently I've had the opportunity to engage the issue of hermeneutics with my fellow elders and with a few other pastor friends. Below is a brief outline of some of my basic hermeneutical convictions and exegetical practices that I prepared for my discussion with these brothers. I pray that this outline is helpful for you … Continue reading Introductory Thoughts on Biblical Interpretation

What is Biblical Theology? Thoughts from Graham Goldsworthy and Edmund Clowney

What is biblical theology?  Prior to coming to seminary, the phrase 'biblical theology' was unfamiliar to me--unfamiliar, not in the sense that I had never heard the phrase before, but because I wasn't entirely sure what it meant.  "Of course we want our theology to be biblical," I thought,  "That seems like an obvious point … Continue reading What is Biblical Theology? Thoughts from Graham Goldsworthy and Edmund Clowney

Treasure from 'Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics' by Graeme Goldsworthy

Last semester I had the pleasure of reading Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics for--believe it or not--my hermeneutics class. The title accurately explains the content of the book: our interpretation of the Bible must begin and end with Christ and his gospel. We must learn to see that everything in Scripture--everything--points to Christ. And this is not merely … Continue reading Treasure from 'Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics' by Graeme Goldsworthy