I have really enjoyed following your writing and podcasts for a long time now. I am often amazed by the (real!) connections you see in the text and wonder how exactly you do it. Could you tell us how you developed the ability to see such connections? Can you give us a peek inside your mind and your thinking process?
You’ve criticized ‘worldview’ approaches on a number of occasions. What are some of the things that you think they are missing?
On this week’s Mere Fidelity, Derek, Andrew, and I discuss the subject of biblicism. I recently wrote two pieces that address the issue of biblicism from different angles: Being Biblical™: When the Bible Becomes a Brand and Learning Wisdom From the Serpents.
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I very much appreciate your keen eye for typology and the like. As a pastor, I continually find myself thinking “That’s cool. So what?” I know that’s what many of my parishioners are thinking, so I try to show the importance and application of intertextual connections. I’d very much like to hear your reflections on the pastoral value of typology.
Today, I talk to James Bejon about the book of Judges. You should follow him on Twitter.
The Theopolis podcast recently started a Curious Cat account, where listeners can leave their questions. This week, Peter Leithart and I were joined by Dr David Field, to answer a selection of the questions we had received.
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Within this episode, I discuss Genesis 17 and the meaning of circumcision.
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I have been following the resurgence of interest in ancient liturgies and have read your two part article on Theopolis as well as several podcasts where you speak about this topic. As a lifetime evangelical who has been awakened and inspired by the depths of church history, sacramental theology, and liturgy in the past year, I am incredibly excited to see more and more evangelicals looking into what worship truly means Biblically and how it forms us as worshipers through liturgy.
I am wondering in what ways you could see the “liturgically opposed” churches such as the ones I was raised in embrace some of these historical forms and practices while avoiding the pitfalls you pointed out in your articles? I am a worship leader with a deep desire to shape our services into a more Biblical, liturgical form but don’t really know where to start.
Any other resources you could recommend to me would be greatly appreciated!