Exploring Our Matrix
The Blog of Dr. James F. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University, Indianapolis
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I once was listening to a pastor about his sermon prep process. He described that he’d put together his sermon and its points and then find the verses to support. He described it all matter-of-fact as if that was the way he was semi-formally trained and is the way that it’s supposed to be done. I didn’t really ask or say anything. I just listened because it sounded so interesting. I also silently wondered what the word “exegesis” meant–if anything–to him.
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