Divorcing Words from Meaning

When it comes to the Word of God, both conservatives and liberals believe in divorce–the divorce of words from meaning. Conservatives divorce them in this way: the primary function of words is to aid in determining authorial intention. Meaning lies in the author’s intentions. The words are an aid in the discovery, but do notContinue reading “Divorcing Words from Meaning”

“One Meaning Per Verse, Please”: The Failure of Modern Interpretation

As conservative Christians exegetes, we have spent the past century making our own bed, now we are being laid to rest in it. We have taught and advocated a strict grammatical-historical approach that boils Biblical interpretation down to a scientific method. Input a Scripture, run it through the schema–(1) exegete, (2) interpret, (3) apply–and outputContinue reading ““One Meaning Per Verse, Please”: The Failure of Modern Interpretation”