Matthew Y. Emerson

The Rest of the Story: Placing an Old Testament Text in Salvation History

The following is an excerpt from my The Story of Scripture: An Introduction to Biblical Theology (Hobbs College Library; Nashville: B&H Academic, 2017), pp. 82–83. Used with permission. Because I focused on expository preaching in my master’s degree co... Read More »

Finding Pericopes in James

The structure of the letter of James has been described by Martin Dibelius as “totally ad hoc and superficial.”[1]As quoted by William R. Baker, “James,” in The Theological Interpretation of the New Testament: A Book–by–Book Survey (ed., Ke... Read More »

Preaching Pointers from Esther

Esther is a beautiful book, but is often misunderstood. While the basic narrative is well known and the subject of a few different film adaptations, sometimes our familiarity with the story on the surface leads us to miss what’s happening in the details. Bel... Read More »