You have written other books. Is there any thread that ties them together?
In subject matter, no. But underlying all of my teaching and writing is a passion for allowing the Bible to speak, as it was written, taking into full account the historical and cultural setting in which it was written. And that includes the broad sweep of Godís plan of redemption from beginning to end. God did not write a systematic theology for us. He gave us narrative and then reflections on those narratives. His book tells of how he entered history and walked with his people. Too much teaching today looks at the Bible as if it is a 21st century devotional or motivational book. As a result, it is interpreted in reverse - allowing what we think to shape the meaning of the Bible, rather than allowing the Bible to shape our thinking.
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