Hope for Exiles

Things do not look good for Christians in Canada. Secularism grows in its influence (e.g., the Law Society of Upper Canada). Christian moral ethics are more and more on the periphery of our culture. And our government is introducing bills and making policies that appear to threaten several of the freedoms Christians take for granted … Continue reading Hope for Exiles

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

An Investigation into the Role of Context in Interpretation

Context and Meaning Context is essential to understanding all communication,  yet why is this the case? In this article, I contend that context both limits and reveals textual meaning so that texts can be used. Texts of every sort are “multivalent”; they have a wealth of meaning potential. A text is meant to say something … Continue reading An Investigation into the Role of Context in Interpretation

Rejoicing in the Wrath of God Part 3

  4.     God’s Wrath Humbles Us before Him 25“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? 26When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for … Continue reading Rejoicing in the Wrath of God Part 3