Tag Archives: Jesus Hermeneutic

Girard and the trajectory of Scriptural revelation

Something I’ve said for a long time now is that you cannot properly understand the Bible without Jesus interpreting it for you. Yet, many Christians read the Bible indiscriminately, as if Jesus never happened. Historically, and even to this day, … Continue reading

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Jesus exegetes God

Whatever is like Jesus is like God; whatever is not like Jesus is not like God. I’ve said this many times in order to clarify that only Jesus Christ tells us what God is like. And just as important, Jesus interprets … Continue reading

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God said what?! – Part Seven

We’re ready to come up from the dark underbelly of Scripture. We’ve looked at some of the most common answers to defend the genocidal Canaan conquest passages. We could go a lot deeper, but I think I’ve stretched you enough … Continue reading

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Jesus interprets the Law through love

There’s one thing that’s certain. Jesus’ interpretation of Scripture was vastly different than the religious leaders of His day. And I would venture to guess, vastly different than how we might read it, too. As Derek Flood points out in his book, Disarming … Continue reading

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The fallacy of Sola Scriptura

First, I want to make clear that I firmly believe all Scripture to be inspired by God, profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). The fallacy is in the concept of Sola Scriptura (Latin for “Scripture … Continue reading

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More on the Jesus Hermeneutic

If I simply let the Bible text be my hermeneutical guide for understanding Scripture, I can come up with a view of God that’s conflicted, schizophrenic, and two-faced: an angry, retributive, genocidal, legalistic God of the Law on the one side, and the gracious, … Continue reading

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The Jesus Hermeneutic – Part Two

What is God really like? Do we just add everything together that we read that mentions God, from Genesis to Revelation, in order to create our theology? In part one, we saw the problem with this method because of apparent disparity between the God … Continue reading

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The Jesus Hermeneutic – Part One

Since the beginning of the church there’s been honest debate, misunderstandings, and various dogmas forged about how we should understand the God of the Bible. In this two-part post, I want to talk about why I believe the “Jesus Hermeneutic” is necessary in … Continue reading

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