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Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context of Genre: Narrative, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre: Narrative, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener investigates the question, what can we really learn from the narratives in the Bible? As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2005.   Introduction to Context of Genre Although we have surveyed and illustrated many of the most important general rules for interpretation, […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Bible Background, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Bible Background, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Winter 2005. Examples of Using Cultural Background continued from Fall 2004.  7. The Kingdom Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 Many pagans added up as many names of their deities as possible, reminding the deities of all their sacrifices and […]

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Bible Background (Part 1 of 2), by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Bible Background (Part 1 of 2), by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Fall 2004. Bible Background (Part 1 of 2) In any communication, some matters are stated but others can be left assumed. For instance, I am writing in English, on the assumption that I and my readers both know […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener explains more interpretation principles for understanding the biblical context. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2004.   We should briefly survey some other context principles: context of author; anticontext methods to avoid; and the value of outlining Scripture to catch the flow of […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Whole-Book Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Whole-Book Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2004.   Continued from Part 1 in the Winter 2004 issue    8. The Spirit-baptized life in Mk 1:8-13 The Gospel of Mark explicitly mentions God’s Spirit only six times, but half of them appear in his […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Whole-Book Context (Part 1 of 2), by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Whole-Book Context (Part 1 of 2), by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Winter 2004. Whole-Book Context While it is important to read each passage in the context that immediately surrounds it, it is also important to read it in the context of the entire book in which it appears—whether John […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Learning Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Learning Context, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Fall 2003.   Continued from Part 1 in the Summer 2003 issue   Paragraph Context: Checking yourself  13. What is the “word of God” (or “word of Christ” in most translations) in Romans 10:17? Does it specifically refer […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Learning Context, Part 1, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Learning Context, Part 1, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2003.   Chapter 2: Learning Context Although all of us officially recognize the importance of context, most Bible readers still ignore it in practice. You may be an exception, but do not be too disturbed if you […]

Rightly Understanding God's Word: Context, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context, by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2003.     Chapter 1: Context, Context, Context! One of the most important resources for understanding the Bible is in the Bible itself: context. Some readers want to skip to verses elsewhere in the Bible (sometimes with […]

God's Heart for Unity

God’s Heart for Unity

From the Worship Leader series. How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity (Psalm 133:1). When my teenage daughter walks out the door, and I say, “Drive safely” she looks at me and says, “Absolutely, Dad.” I reassure myself that I have really communicated. I assume she understands “Drive safely,” the […]

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