her⋅me⋅neu⋅tics [hur-muh-noo-tiks, -nyoo-] –noun (used with a singular verb) 1. the science of interpretation, esp. of the Scriptures. 2. the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis. Previously I wrote about this subject and the focus was on ‘Homerneutics‘, the practice of reading your own meaning into a text of Scripture. …

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Last Sunday I mentioned Lynn DeShazo’s song Ancient Words (which begins with the phrase ‘Holy Words long preserved’) as being one of a few modern songs that help worshippers focus on one of the God given means of grace, the Bible. I am a little disappointed that it has not achieved more popular usage in …

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The slow barge, pack mule and carrier pidgeon have come through again. The August Australian Presbyterian examines the theme of Reforming the Church. While the Protestant Reformation is primarily associated with the issue of salvation by grace alone through faith alone there was also a tremendous amount of reform in the life of the church …

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Reformed theology seems to be presently receiving renewed interest within the church. A reformed understanding of the Bible gives rise to more than a particular understanding of salvation. It applies a vigourous interpretation of the Scriptures to all aspects of the Christian’s life. This has included a particular emphasis on the church and its gatherings. …

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I read somewhere that the only human being who never had a messiah complex was the one who actually was the messiah, namely Jesus. (If I was more efficient, I’d have a referencing system.) The rest of us fall into various degrees of trying to trying to rescue parts of (or all of) creation, instead …

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