Tag Archives: biblical interpretation

I’m Convinced that the Evolutionary Paradigm of Human Origins is True. Now What?

I’m Convinced that the Evolutionary Paradigm of Human Origins is True. Now What? If one becomes convinced that evolution is real – it happened – what then is one to do with the Bible? With traditional Christian beliefs and doctrines? … Continue reading

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New Chapter Published on Theological Hermeneutics

– My chapter on Francis Watson and Stephen Fowl as theological interpreters of Scripture has been published and is now available. It’s included in Pillars in the History of Biblical Interpretation, Vol. 2, ed. Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams. Click … Continue reading

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Women in the Church Blog Series

Women in the Church: Why I’m an Egalitarian   Last year, over the course of a few months, I wrote a series on women in the church that outlines my approach to being an egalitarian. I often get requests for links … Continue reading

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8 Principles of Biblical Interpretation from Irenaeus

The following are 8 principles of biblical interpretation from St. Irenaeus of Lyons (second century AD). Which do you find most intriguing and/or helpful? The rule of truth (the conviction that God speaks through Scripture and the Spirit). – Logical … Continue reading

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I Read the Bible Literally! (sometimes)

“You can’t take the Bible literally!” This is an assertion I’ve heard many times. I don’t agree with it (as stated), but I understand the sentiment behind it. Often it is a reaction to fundamentalist claims about the Bible, such … Continue reading

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