Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 2

Book III: The Interpreter’s Approach to Metaphorical Language (Chpts. 1-4) Besides textual issues, the passage may be ambiguous because of incorrect punctuation or pronunciation. To determine which punctuation or pronunciation is correct, the interpreter must consult the rule of faith and the church. But if the passage is still ambiguous, he should consult the contextContinue reading “Augustine’s On Christian Doctrine: Part 2”

Paregesis: The Homiletical Danger of “Timeless Truths”

We all acknowledge the dangers of interpreting the Bible with a preconceived idea. We call it eisegesis. You interpret into the text something that isn’t there. While the conclusion reached may not be wrong, the method is fallacious. In current preaching styles, we follow an expository method to avoid this error. Typically, expository means preachingContinue reading “Paregesis: The Homiletical Danger of “Timeless Truths””