Tag: BrueggeBlog

BrueggeBlog 8: It’s All Interpretation

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy   God-Verbs The Gospel of Plurality Theological Dialectics My Creatio ex Nihilo Copout First to the Jews, then to the Nations Mediation and Dispute and Authority It’s All Interpretation It’s funny how pendulums (pendula?) shift.  In my own relatively brief lifetime (as I write this I’m 36), and as I’ve taught and interpreted…

Brueggeblog 7: Mediation and Dispute and Authority

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy   God-Verbs The Gospel of Plurality Theological Dialectics My Creatio ex Nihilo Copout First to the Jews, then to the Nations Mediation and Dispute and Authority It’s All Interpretation Many folks, if not most, start the game thinking that the question of Biblical authority is a zero-sum game, the sort that governs chess…

BrueggeBlog 6: First to the Jews, then to the Nations

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy Okay, so I left a bit of a gap between posts 5 and 6.  Sorry about that.  For the sake of those who want to refresh themselves on the series, here are the episodes, both those written and those not-yet-written, with hyperlinks where relevant: God-Verbs The Gospel…

BrueggeBlog 5: My Creatio ex Nihilo Copout

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy I’m going to appropriate and extend Alasdair MacIntyre’s notion of a tradition here and posit that to be part of the tradition of Bible-interpretation means engaging in the ongoing conversation and dispute over what it means to love the Bible and to interpret it faithfully. Such an…

BrueggeBlog 1: Back into the Biblical Theology Fray

Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy There are all sorts of good things about defending one’s dissertation.  I never have to correct a student again when he addresses me as “Dr. Gilmour.”  I got a little pay bump each month.  I look like a peacock at opening convocation and graduation each school year. …