Gospel Fencing, arguing about it without ever sharing it.

Regardless of how many times I ask someone, “What is the Gospel?” I get different responses.  It seems, to me at least, that the answers given are more agenda driven than careful and biblical conclusions. Believers often hesitate at answering the question because they either can not articulate it, or worse, they simply do not […]

Of Models, Modes, and Modifications, determining prescriptive vs. descriptive aspects of biblical texts.

      The question as to whether any given text of scripture is prescriptive or descriptive can be ascertained by good biblical interpretive practices. Some important questions:       Has a pattern of behavior been established within a text or its context? Is that pattern verifiable or based on assumption? Beyond a pattern, […]