Tag: Reading the Bible

An Apology for Historical Study of the New Testament by Ben C. Blackwell

It’s been a while. We have a new addition to our household, but more on that later. I just wanted to reblog this post I found on the importance of historical study when it comes to our understanding of the Bible. I found it…

From “Scope” to “Microscope”: An Approach to Bible Study

As you might be able to tell from my previous post, my approach to Bible study does not take a path that is conventional by any means in most evangelical churches. Many of us are used to the “topical” method where we decide on…

Hermeneutics: How To Read the Bible (Part 2) – Labs on the “Meaning of a Text”

It is no longer possible to assume that when readers are trying to figure out the “meaning” of a text, the “meaning” they are looking for is what the author intended to communicate. With Postmodernism’s ubiquitous assumption that anything you read can be understood…

Bible Reading For Change

I have tried multiple different schedules/methods for daily Bible reading. Everything from the good-ole fashion “1 Chapter from Old, 1 Chapter from New” each day (left me feeling a little famished) to the very ambitious Dr. Horner’s Bible Reading System. Here’s an article that…

Hermeneutics (1): How To Read the Bible (Part 1)

First things first: How do you approach your time of Bible reading? If we want to become able interpreters of the Bible, we must first start with the basics. We can not interpret anything unless it is first read, and, I would suggest that…