Hermeneutics: Interpreting Matthew 7:21-23

This is a passage that takes people in all sorts of directions.  I’ve never heard an inaccurate interpretation of the passage but I’ve never heard a sermon on the passage that treats it contextually.  There’s a great weight to the context of the...

Hermeneutics: Interpreting Matthew 5:17

Matthew 5:17 is a passage that you might read over and over and over and maybe not grasp the depth of what Jesus is trying to communicate. I’m going to suggest to you that there is something there more significant than you might imagine. But to get to it...

Improving Your Hermeneutic

Hermenutics is, as you know, the rules — the art and science — of interpretation. Christians will think about it with reference to the Bible and that’s one use of the word. But there is also cultural hermeneutics where the character of a society is...

Popular Bible Passages Misunderstood #2

Part 1 generated some good conversation offline. I hope this addition is as beneficial to the readers.  Here are two more to consider. #1 Micah 4:3 There are passages of Scripture that are taken so much for granted that we think we know what they mean. That’s...