Explanation

Explaining Jonah

What the Book of Jonah lacks in actual length, it more than makes up for in substantive theological depth. Interpreters who have dubbed the Book of Jonah as a mere fairy tale with embedded lesson therein miss the hermeneutical mark almost entirely. It is true ... Read More »

Light and Heat: What is Light?

This phrase, “light and heat,” can bring a lot of things to mind. For some, it sounds like the product of a secret military weapon. For others, it is a fitting description of Superman’s laser eyesight, which can melt steel like a popsicle. Yet for others... Read More »

Explaining James

The book of James is one of the most beloved books of the New Testament because of its street-level practicality. Its applicational nature is further enhanced by its frequent word pictures and everyday illustrations that can seamlessly translate into vivid and... Read More »

Explaining the Text: Functions of a Text-Driven Sermon

Is there meaning in the text? Has God actually spoken in Scripture? These questions float around the academy, but they are more than academic. These questions frame a larger conversation in the culture about the nature of truth.  While people have these quest... Read More »