Today’s foremost expert on Charles Spurgeon chats with us on whether the Prince of Preachers was actually a good expositor of Scripture.
On reading literally, why allegory isn’t helpful, what to do when visiting Erfurt, and more.
We recently featured an important new book on Greek verbs entitled The Greek Verb Revisited edited by Chris Fresch and Steven Runge. We wanted to learn more about the book and about co-editor Fresch’s research. Chris was kind enough to provide us with plenty of background on the book and lots of useful information on Greek verbal research. NB: Chris knows his stuff…
We recently featured Alan Thompson’s new Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament on Luke’s Gospel and we’re happy that he was able to conduct a little interview with us. You’ll learn much here about the exegetical process, about Greek, and about Dr. Thompson and his labors for the kingdom….
Sure. I have a broader definition of expository preaching than some. I define it as Word-driven preaching. It’s saying what God has said in His Word, and declaring what God has done in His Son, and applying that message to the hearts of people. So, I’m more concerned with essence (Word-driven) than form (i.e., book study, how you outline the text, etc). One could preach through a book, or one could preach a few sermons in a book, or one could even do a “topositional sermon” in order to explain a particular doctrine….
Yes, there are many books on the market on how to study the Bible. However, the traditional approach to the inductive method (a model that presents steps of observation, interpretation, and application) is most often depicted in popular level titles. The one notable exception to this is the Bauer and Traina book…
There are definitely many reasons to learn Syriac from a Biblical Studies perspective, and I would encourage anyone interested in deepening their understanding of both the Bible and Church History to dive right in. Also, I think anyone with a background in Semitic languages (such as Biblical Hebrew or Biblical Aramaic) will find the language very interesting and easy to pick up….
My goal was not only to give a current evangelical formulation of Christ’s identity but to do so in way that is first, faithful to Scripture, second, true to historical theology, and third, an illustration of how to move rightly from biblical text to theological formulation….
I began researching and writing roughly 10 years ago. The more I read of the modern literature, the more I realized I needed to go back and read the primary sources on this subject, especially from the Reformation to the present. My chapter on the extent question, “The Extent of the Atonement: Limited or Universal?”, which was published in 2010 in Whosoever Will: a Biblical-Theological Critique of Calvinism, became….