“Prof” introduced me to the finer art of hermeneutics. For years my family has echoed the mantra: “Observation is the key to interpretation.” My first real introduction to Bible study methodology came from Prof. One of the greatest insights I have ever gleaned regarding managing my devotional life with my precious Christa came from Prof. READ MORE
Are You Paying Attention?
The Book of Judges presents a fascinating story regarding the intuitive power of availability and attentiveness. Consider the following from Judges 7:1-8: Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of Harod. And the camp of Midian was north of them, by the READ MORE
Exegesis Times Two: Understanding the Text and the Audience
It was a recent breakfast with a friend that brought to the surface an interesting feature of preaching that is often overlooked or unknown by the person gathered to listen. It is what I call exegesis times two. Before going further, however, it is important to define “exegesis”, which in its most basic sense means READ MORE