Derek Fiedler invited me on his YouTube channel for a long discussion of typology, symbolism, music as a conceptual metaphor, and the patterns of Scripture.
James Bejon joins me for a discussion of our principles and practices when attempting intertextual reading of Scripture, particularly focusing upon the different accounts of the death of Judas in Matthew 27 and Acts 1. James tweeted on this recently.
Aaron Renn of The Masculinist invited me to join him for a livestreamed conversation yesterday. We started off with a discussion of how to learn from the Bible’s teaching about gender and then got into a host of other questions.
Matthew Colvin joins me to discuss his recent book, The Lost Supper: Revisiting Passover and the Origins of the Eucharist. Within a wide-ranging conversation we discuss the value of rabbinic and other extra-biblical Jewish sources for our reading of the New Testament, the meaning of Christ’s words of institution, rethinking the metaphysics and the mechanics of the Supper, Eucharistic practices, and much else besides!
Derek, Matt, and I discuss Matthew 15:21-28 and the story of the Canaanite (or Syrophoenician) woman, a story that many have seen as evidence that Jesus held racist views, from which he needed to be delivered.
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Today, I discuss how a faithful reading of Scripture teaches us to follow the example of its authors, engaging in both typology and reflection upon natural law.
What do you believe to be the centre of Biblical Theology? I’ve seen that there are many different ideas, what’s yours?
What differences would you highlight when comparing the Theopolitan Hermeneutic and a traditional grammatical-historical approach? Also, would you make any significant distinctions between the Theopolitan Hermeneutic and Iain Provan’s “Seriously Literal” interpretive rubric that he lays out in his latest book The Reformation and the Right Reading of Scripture? He states that his Seriously Literal approach is “to read [Scripture] in accord with its various, apparent communicative intentions as a collection of texts from the past now integrated into one Great Story, doing justice to such realities as literary convention, idiom, metaphor, and typology or figuration.”