Bible word studies!!

It is a common idea that doing Bible word studies is the method for digging deep into the Bible. A common enough idea, but a myth. One propagated by some popular "expository" preachers, in fact, who take a somewhat useful tool and use it on all the wrong jobs. To illustrate: if you were to do... Continue Reading →

How to Read Romans [Studies in Romans]

Certeza Unida and Kairos will publish my Romans commentary as part of their Comentario Bíblico Contemporáneo (Contemporary Bible Commentary). More than 160 scholars participated in the project. What follows is adapted from the section "How to Read Romans," in which I show its particular application for Latin America. The epistle to the Romans meets the... Continue Reading →

Is sin “missing the mark”?

Have you been told that the word for "sin" literally means "missing the mark" in the original Greek? In fact, it does not. The verb "hamartano" (αμαρτανω) was sometimes used in pre-Classical and Classical Greek to refer to missing a target. Homer uses it in the Iliad to speak of a man who failed to... Continue Reading →

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