Category Archives: Hermeneutics

35 Reasons Men Should Be Leaders

Male leadership in the Creation account Adam was formed first. 2:7 Adam was employed by God, not Eve. 2:15 Adam received God’s commandment. 2:17 Adam received a helper; he was not the helper. 2:18 Adam named Eve. 2:23 Adam is … Continue reading

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50 Questions to Ask the Text

Who is speaking? To whom is this verse written? (e.g. believers, pastors, Jews, etc.) Is this verse a question, answer, argument, or proposition? Is this verse part of a narrative, a poem, an epistle, a parable, or a prophecy? What … Continue reading

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Why Dispensationalists Believe in a Millennium

Recently a friend wrote to me, “Am I so far off base when I say dispensationalists want a millennium so Christ can vindicate His first advent and prove He is all He claimed to be?” When some pastors who believe … Continue reading

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Putting Legalism to Good Use

Names matter because words matter. And the words that give us handles for our most common ideas are our mind’s best friends. Who can you turn to for help in communication but tried and true terms that have been invested … Continue reading

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Women Could Never Have Colonized the World

Maybe the world should not have been colonized. But regardless of the morality of England, Portugal, France, and some others trying to spread their culture and govern lands outside their own, that could never have been done by women. What … Continue reading

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6 Reasons to Love Young Earth Creation

Last year I made a list of Biblical reasons to hold to a Young Earth. By that term, I mean thousands of years not millions. No one knows precisely the age of the earth, but that’s not what is being … Continue reading

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Can a Godly Man Lead His Family into Danger?

Two Fences Not to be Crossed If any provide not for his own, and specially those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. Paul’s first letter to Timothy But also, I endure … Continue reading

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When Hurting Helps 3: Redefining Poverty

Read Part 1: A Popular Call to Some Good Things Read Part 2: Ignoring Churchplanting and Evangelism When Helping Hurts bases all of its practical tips on the first third of the book. It is refreshing to read a book … Continue reading

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When Hurting Helps 2: Ignoring Churchplanting and Evangelism

Read Part 1. With nearly 250,000 copies sold, When Helping Hurts is touching a nerve in the church. As I worked through the text keenly interested because of the ministry God has called me to, I was consistently disappointed. My … Continue reading

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Responding to the Arguments Against Divorce and Remarriage

The plot thickens since I have for years held to the no divorce position. Writing the critique of the “pro-divorce” side revealed a number of hidden crags in the rocks of Scripture I hadn’t seen before. But now I have … Continue reading

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