The Road to Christ

Don’t you know, young man, that from every town, and every village, and every hamlet in England, wherever it may be, there is a road to London? So from every text in Scripture, there is a road to the metropolis, Christ. And my dear brother, your business is when you get to a text, to…

How Martin Luther Interpreted the Bible

History is full of giants of the faith who have immensely helped the church interpret the Bible properly. One giant in particular stands out: Martin Luther. Along with John Calvin, Luther is perhaps most loved for his radical Christ-centeredness when it comes to Bible interpretation. He’s prominent because God used him at such a vital crossroads in…

Quoting the Non-Quotes of Scripture

CNN ran on article titled “Actually, that’s not in the Bible” on their Belief Blog on June 5.  The blog talks about how the Bible is “the most revered book in America” but is also the most misquoted. The blog is on target–except when the writer quotes Kevin Dunn (Tufts University) and Sidnie White Crawford, one of my…

Bible Arcing

I found a great tool online today to help with Biblical exegesis.  It’s called BibleArc.com.  The website has a 40-step tutorial to introduce you to “arching.”  Arching is a process of taking a Scripture passage and dividing it up according to its different thoughts and displays how thoughts are related to each other. The grammar…