The Practice of Interpreting the Bible Pt. 2

Today, we will consider more practical steps of interpreting the Bible. Remember, our goal is to discover what the inspired authors intended to communicate to their original audience. Once we understand their message, we can bring the transferable truth forward…

The Practice of Interpreting the Bible Pt. 1

All Bible interpretation is inherently practical. While I believe it is important to understand some guiding principles, we will understand Scripture only when we apply those principles to the actual text. This process is called exegesis. The literal meaning of…

Optimistic Interpretation of the Bible

Have you ever heard the expression, “It’s as clear as mud”? Sadly, many approach Bible study with the same pessimistic assumption. In this post, I want to encourage you to be positive as you approach Bible interpretation. God, who created…

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