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

Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

Amazon.ca Amazon.com In his Interpreting the Prophetic Word, VanGemeren has undertaken a hefty venture: he seeks to provide both the tools needed to interpret prophetic literature in the Bible and a sweeping overview of each prophetic book. His approach is generally Reformed in its emphasis on the centrality of covenant in the unfolding of redemptive … Continue reading Review of Interpreting the Prophetic Word by Willem A. VanGemeren

The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (c)

In the early posts on ethics, under the perspective of normativity, we have already seen much of what we could discuss under the perspective of the individual Christians role in ethical decisions. Each Christian is a member of the new creation, expected to act accordingly. They are to live under the law of Christ and … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (c)

The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (b)

The Bible is the standard, the norm, for Christian ethics. The New Testament gives direct instructions to Christians today. However, a significant portion of the Bible is the Old Testament and it is often hard to identify how Old Testament ethics apply to us, a New Testament people. In this article, I hope to offer … Continue reading The Christian Worldview (4): Ethics (b)

A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 2:3-4

NIV: ...so that a herald may run with it. 3For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.   4See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous … Continue reading A Comparison of Habakkuk Translations – 2:3-4