Review of Reading the Bible Supernaturally

There are few contemporary authors who have influenced the way I think about and live out my faith more than John Piper, I was therefore very excited to hear that he had written another book on the Bible—my favorite subject. In particular, Reading the Bible Supernaturally looks at how and why we read the Bible, … Continue reading Review of Reading the Bible Supernaturally

Review of Biblical Theology

How do lengthy regulations about the manner of dress and eating habits of the Jews point to Jesus? What significance do the proverbs and wisdom literature of the Old Testament have for Christians today? Such questions inevitably face Christians as they read their Bibles. Among scholars who study the Bible, it has been commonly recognized … Continue reading Review of Biblical Theology

Review of The City of God and the Goal of Creation

The concept of “city” has long been of interest to theologians and biblical scholars, from Augustine’s apology for the destruction of Rome and account of the war between the City of man and the City of God (The City of God) to contemporary interest in cities among Christian sociologists (e.g. Jacques Ellul). For this reason … Continue reading Review of The City of God and the Goal of Creation

Wisdom Literature and Epistles as Case Laws

It is interesting to observe that the New Testament Epistles and much of the Old Testament Wisdom literature have a function that closely parallels the case laws of the Torah. This observation helps us see that the contemporary approach to exegesis that attempts to adduce universal principles from Biblical texts misses the point of their … Continue reading Wisdom Literature and Epistles as Case Laws

Is a Covering Long Hair or Veil? Interpreting 1 Corinthians 11:1-16

Have you ever wondered why Evangelical Christians who believe the Bible to be inerrant and authoritative do not require women to veil themselves in the Church? Is that not the clear meaning of 1 Corinthians 11, often interpreted as referring to the veiling of woman (e.g., ESV “if a wife will not cover her head, … Continue reading Is a Covering Long Hair or Veil? Interpreting 1 Corinthians 11:1-16