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Hermeneutics and narrative

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The message of the Bible in one sentence 19 Jan. 2011
The narrative premise of a post-Christendom theology 13 May. 2010
Some rough and ready “rules” for doing a narrative-historical reading of the New Testament 9 May. 2013
The narrative-historical reading of the New Testament: what’s in it for me? Part 1 4 Jun. 2012
In what sense are we "bound to what the New Testament teaches"? 12 Jul. 2012
Why my argument against the traditional doctrine of "hell" is not liberalism 6 Aug. 2011
The coming of the Son of Man: theology or history? 4 Apr. 2013
Does the gospel first appear in Genesis 3:15? 18 Jun. 2013
The battle between theology and history for the soul of the church: 24 antitheses 5 Mar. 2013
The Gospel Coalition gets the gospel back to front 13 Jun. 2013
Theology and the interpretation of Isaiah 53 21 Jun. 2010
The narrative-historical method—an outline 4 Sep. 2014
Brian LePort's ten most difficult doctrinal/theological issues 23 Apr. 2012
The narrative-historical reading of the New Testament: what's in it for me? Part 3 9 Jun. 2012
A New Translation: The Earliest Christian Documents: AD 49-100 12 Apr. 2011
Neither the prince of Tyre nor the king of Babylon is Satan 3 Feb. 2015
The strengths (and weaknesses) of the narrative-historical method 19 Nov. 2012
Misinterpreting Jesus for the sake of the gospel: parables of a prodigal son 26 Nov. 2011
Wright and White on the “righteousness of God” in 2 Corinthians 5:21 12 Apr. 2013
10 good reasons to switch to a narrative-historical hermeneutic 9 Jun. 2015
Scot McKnight on the historical Jesus and the Jesus of the church 11 Oct. 2012
The wrath of God and the death of Jesus 5 Jan. 2016
Was the gospel told first to the serpent? 2 Jun. 2011
The gospel, the story of Israel, and personal salvation: no compromise 9 Jan. 2014
Understanding the big picture of the Bible: a guide to reading the Bible well 6 Sep. 2012
The fault line between the Reformed and the... er, post-Reformed? 12 Jan. 2012
Forgiveness and the wiped out document nailed to the cross 26 Nov. 2012
Scot McKnight and the gospel of King Jesus: halfway there 21 Sep. 2011
A narrative-historical creed (first draft) 7 Oct. 2011
It’s not eschatology, folks, it’s just a story 1 May. 2014
The fog of biblical interpretation 9 Jan. 2012
Theology and history and Jesus as the culmination of Israel's story 11 May. 2011
The history of biblical interpretation—a tale of two cities 9 May. 2011
Judgment according to works: a flawed paradigm 4 Sep. 2013
The death of Jesus: not as difficult to understand as you might think 17 Feb. 2017
Satan, serpents and the dreadful forces of political change 18 Sep. 2014
The narrative-historical reading of the New Testament: what's in it for me? Part 2 6 Jun. 2012
Marcus Borg’s “historical-metaphorical” hermeneutic 14 Dec. 2011
Samuel V. Adams and Paul’s “apocalypse of Jesus Christ” 10 May. 2016
Three ways to fit the story of salvation into history 17 Aug. 2011


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