Hipster Lutheran’s Second Annual Summer Reading List

The summer is always a great time to get some extra reading done, preferably outside with a Lutheran beverage in hand. So here are some of my suggestions of books that I’ve read in the past year. Some are theological; some are not, but they’re all worth your time. Memoirs I don’t know why, but … Continue reading Hipster Lutheran’s Second Annual Summer Reading List

How NOT to Read the Bible Part 6: Proof Texting

If you'd like to see the other articles in this series click here It’s incredibly common to find people proof texting to make their arguments. And of course many of us know that proof texting is supposed to be bad, but the tricky part is defining proof texting. It seems to be one of those … Continue reading How NOT to Read the Bible Part 6: Proof Texting

Sin

In many of St. Paul’s letter’s he talks about how Christ is the foundation upon which the church is built. In 1 Corinthians 3 he provides a very vivid image of how this plays out. He talks about how teachers and workers in the church are building on top of the foundation of Christ. The … Continue reading Sin

How NOT To Read the Bible Part 4: One Verse at a Time

(If you'd like to see the other articles in this series, click here.)  Magical Bible Teaching Perhaps this is something you’ve experienced before: someone takes a single verse or handful of verses, and then, magically, they seem to pull more meaning out from the verse than you thought was previously possible. It’s like a magician with a … Continue reading How NOT To Read the Bible Part 4: One Verse at a Time

How NOT to Read the Bible Part 3: The Plain Reading

(If you'd like to see the other articles in this series, click here.)  Hermeneutics, the study of how to interpret the scriptures, is far more of an art than a science. Studying hermeneutics, which is what I have been doing in this series will not necessarily get you the right answers but it will at least get … Continue reading How NOT to Read the Bible Part 3: The Plain Reading