The Wrong Way to Read the Bible

 

"You jest, but this is actually a consideration. Jesus would be a historical figure if ..."

Earl Doherty as Christian Reformer
"No one seems to think it appropriate to say “the Alexander/Socrates/Plato who was of divine ..."

Richard Carrier as False Prophet
"There are two different possibilities here:1) 'brother of the Lord' normally just means Christian, and ..."

Earl Doherty as Christian Reformer
"I think James can be a common name, but it would still seem unusual for ..."

Earl Doherty as Christian Reformer

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  • Brian P.

    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.