A Grimm View of Theology

In this podcast, I introduce a short series that I’m doing on how to interpret the Old Testament Law. I’m trying to find a way to interpret the law that is hermetically consistent and historically accurate. Links and Sources Volsunga Saga: https://archive.org/details/volsungasagastor00spariala/page/50 Margaret Barber Crosby, The Making of a German Constitution: A Slow Revolution (NewContinue reading “A Grimm View of Theology”

Logos Tutorial: Intertextuality/Inner-Biblical Exegesis

In this video, I show how to find passages in the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible where they share similar unique vocabulary. It is complex, but do able. You will want to have your basic-search and word-list skills down like a boss. It can get a bit tricky at times. Link to AFAT Hebrew BibleContinue reading “Logos Tutorial: Intertextuality/Inner-Biblical Exegesis”

Exegesis: Theology’s Science

The so-called soft sciences, such as history or anthropology, have a common issue: the lack of experimental controls. That is, there is no “standard” to compare it too. Unlike empirical sciences, like biology and physics, there is no way to repeat history and only change small variables in the process. This does not mean thatContinue reading “Exegesis: Theology’s Science”

The State of Modern Biblical Studies

I just read an excellent article from Joshua Berman. He works through the state of modern Biblical Studies and finds many problems with it. “A double standard permeates the field [of biblical studies]: when a scholar adduces evidence for the unity of a biblical text, he is liable to be labeled a conservative and dismissed;Continue reading “The State of Modern Biblical Studies”

Mafia-Style Exegesis

Having now visited many churches, listened to thousands of sermons, and preached a few myself, I have noticed the wide variety of exegesis. I’ve complained elsewhere about paregesis (preaching alongside the text, but never actually preaching the text). Here, I want to complain, if you’ll so indulge me, about Mafia-Style exegesis. This gangster way ofContinue reading “Mafia-Style Exegesis”

Racism and Fundamentalism: Why We Need to Pursue Accurate Exegesis

Here more of my thoughts on fundamentalism. I was scrolling through Twitter last Saturday (yes, I have a twitter account @NateLabadorf) and noticed something that really disappointed me. I did a search for my alma mater Bob Jones University to find out what people were saying about it. To my disappointment, the most repeated topicContinue reading “Racism and Fundamentalism: Why We Need to Pursue Accurate Exegesis”