• Defining Marriage by Joe Carter

    Abraham Lincoln was fond of asking, “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” his audience would invariably answer. “No,” he’d politely respond, “the correct answer is four. Calling a tail a …Read More

  • Competent to Counsel: An Interview with Jay Adams by Jay Adams

    Tabletalk: Over the course of your life, what have you found to be your most significant ministry focus? Why? Jay Adams: As I look back on sixty-plus years of ministry, I suspect that the ministry focus on exegesis has more …Read More

  • Word-Study Fallacies by Robert Cara

    At my seminary, I often teach the introductory Greek course. On the first or second day of class, at least one student and I will have the following typical conversation during one of the breaks: “Dr. Cara, is it not …Read More

  • Logical Fallacies by Andreas Kostenberger

    Logic (from the Greek word logos, “reason”) is the “science that deals with the principles and criteria of validity of inference and demonstration, the science of the formal principles of reasoning” (Merriam-Webster). While theology, as the study of God, transcends …Read More

  • The Importance of Sound Exegesis by Daniel Doriani

    A Bible scholar walks into a friend’s kitchen and sees a magnet fixing a diet plan to the refrigerator door. It reads, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you . . …Read More

  • God’s Mission Has a Church: An Interview with Ed Stetzer by Ed Stetzer

    Tabletalk: Please describe how you became a Christian and your current ministry. Ed Stetzer: I grew up on Long Island, outside of New York City, in a nominal Irish Catholic home. My sister was the first in my family to …Read More

  • Grammatical Fallacies by Douglas Moo

    God’s Word comes to us in words. These words are human words: chosen by particular human beings in particular circumstances to communicate a particular message. Of course, the words of Scripture are also divine words. Each one of them is …Read More

  • A Sound Principle by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    Good exegesis will tell us that bad conclusions do not burst forth de novo from bad exegesis. It is valuable, important, even potent for us to have a good grasp of sound hermeneutical principles, to be on our guard against …Read More

  • Interpreting Hermeneutics by Burk Parsons

    My first appointment today was with a seminary student of mine who also attends our church. He is a sharp student in his early forties who left a lucrative career in order to pursue God’s call to pastoral ministry. He …Read More

  • Exegesis has Consequences by Anthony Carter

    Ideas have consequences. Since the dawn of Western philosophy, we have witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly of this axiom. From the influence of John Locke upon the founders of America, to the disastrous results of the influence …Read More

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