There are a lot of things between the covers of your Bible…that aren’t actually the Bible. And it’s helpful to know what they are.
Scripture uses understandable words and it is one whole, not a series of unrelated parts. That’s what the second and third principles for hermeneutics teach.
There are three basic principles to keep in mind when interpreting Scripture. Surprise, surprise – the first is the Christological principle! Good thing we already did our series on Christology to set the stage for this!
How we read and understand the Bible is about more than the Bible. It’s about life itself. With this episode, Peter and Kevin start a new series on hermeneutics, or, how we interpret things.
Justice? Freedom from oppression? Emancipation? These are essential components of Critical Theory and they sound great. But are they? We need to know what they mean in the context of Critical Theory. We need to know what Scripture means when it uses those words. And if those meanings are the same. Then we can figure out if it is Christian.
Where do pastors come from and how do I get one? How do I pick a church? And what happens if my pastor starts teaching something against Scripture? We bring in a couple guests to help us answer these questions today.
Pastor Peter Ill of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois and Pastor Merritt Demski of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Illinois join Peter and Kevin today.
It’s in the news. It’s all over social media. Everyone is talking about it. And the World wants to know what the Church thinks. How do we respond?
In a time when we can’t “go” to church, and lots of online things are being called “church”, perhaps it’s necessary to ask what church is, anyway.
It’s easy to skip over the event of Christ’s ascension. It just doesn’t seem quite as important as his birth, death or resurrection. But it is! Because he ascended for you!
When Jesus taught who he was based on the Scriptures, what did he mean? What was he using? Isn’t it the New Testament alone that tells of him?