I recently had the privilege of spending a few days in the Twin Cities area, where I delivered a series of talks on the subject of reading the Bible. The following is the first evening’s talks and subsequent questions and answers.
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What’s the difference between symbolism and allegory?
Continue reading “Symbolism and Allegory”
Within this episode, I discuss the connection between the stories of Jonah and Noah explored in this video by The Bible is Art. See also my ‘Boat Stories’ Theopolis article.
Continue reading “Jonah’s Ark”
Wondering whether or not you see a tight connection between baptism and circumcision? If yes, why no mention of it in Galatians/Romans? If no, what’s going on with Colossians 2:11-12?
Continue reading “Baptism and Circumcision”
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.
Continue reading “What’s the Pastoral Use of Typology?”
What are we to make of the echoes of Genesis 1-2:3 in John 1-2:11? Is there any correlation between the days in Genesis and the days in John?
Continue reading “Creation Days in John’s Gospel”
Could you respond to some of the criticisms raised by this review of Echoes of Exodus?
Continue reading “Responding to Criticisms of Echoes of Exodus”
I would like to ask a two-part question: (a) could you give a defense from the Scripture for figural preaching and typological reading; (b) how would you respond to the criticism of typological exegesis as a way seeking hidden meanings and connection that probably no one else has noticed, thus focused a lot on novelty?
Continue reading “Why Does Figural Preaching Matter?”