Category Archives: Hermeneutics

Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 12

In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, I join Matt and Derek to explore Augustine’s discussion of the proper interpretation of Genesis’ account of creation in Book 12 of the Confessions. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen … Continue reading

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Video: Matthieu Pageau’s ‘The Language of Creation’

Within this video, I discuss Matthieu Pageau’s stimulating book, The Language of Creation: Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis. If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If you have found these videos helpful, please tell … Continue reading

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Video: Seeing the Bible Through New Eyes

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Video: The Story of Cain and Abel

Today’s question: “I was wondering if you would comment on the Cain and Abel story and possibly develop some of the symbols, foreshadowings, etc. It is a rich passage that I would love to get your take on, especially since … Continue reading

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Video: To What Extent Should We Approach Scripture With Completely Open Minds?

Today’s question: “Should we come to the text with completely open minds, or should we hold some ideas and convictions with certainty? This may be a poor example to help illustrate my question, but in Ephesians 2, Paul speaks about … Continue reading

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Video: Why is the Tribe of Dan Excluded in Revelation 7?

Today’s question: “Why is the tribe of Dan excluded in Revelation 7’s list of Israel?” Some of the commentaries that I have found helpful in thinking about this particular question: Austin Farrer, G.K. Beale, David Chilton, Peter Leithart, Ian Paul. If you … Continue reading

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Video: Should We Be Using the Lectionary?

Today’s question: “Do you commend the use of a lectionary for preaching? If so, what advantages does this approach have over preaching through whole books of the Bible? How should we think about preaching in churches where we can no … Continue reading

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