2019 Reading List Jan 1, 2019 | 2 minutes

  • Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns (D. A. Carson)
  • Techniques and Assumptions in Jewish Exegesis Before 70 CE (Edward A. Goldman - link)
  • Current Hermeneutical Trends: Toward Explanation or Obfuscation? (Robert L. Thomas - link)
  • Hermeneutics and The Theological Task (Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. - link)
  • The Postmodern Condition (Jean-François Lyotard)
  • Towards a Theory of Software Development Expertise (Sebastian Baltes, Stephan Diehl - link and link)
  • Hermeneutics of New Perspective on Paul (Robert L. Thomas - link)
  • Modern Linguistics Versus Traditional Hermeneutics (Robert L. Thomas - link)
  • Research Debt (Chris Olah, Shan Carter - link)
  • It Is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture (D. A. Carson)
  • Semantics of New Testament Greek (J. P. Louw)
  • The Harmful Consequences of Postel’s Maxim (Martin Thomson - link)
  • The Impact of Postmodern Thinking on Evangelical Hermeneutics (Robertson Mcquilkin, Bradford Mullen - link)
  • Exegetical Fallacies: Common Interpretive Mistakes Every Student Must Avoid (William D. Barrick - link)
  • Biblical Theology and the Analogy of Faith (Daniel Fuller)
  • Biblical hermeneutics: a treatise on the interpretation of the Old and New Testaments (Milton Spenser Terry - link)
  • A Critical Examination of Jonathan Edwards' Doctrine of the Trinity (Ralph Cunnington - link)
  • From a Broken Covenant to Circumcision of The Heart (Timothy W Berkley)
  • Must I Learn How to Interpret the Bible? (D. A. Carson - link)
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Mark Twain)
  • Redrawing the Line Between Hermeneutics and Application (Brian A. Shealy - link)†
  • Modernity, Postmodernity - What in the world are they? (Thomas Finger - link)
  • Programming paradigms for dummies: what every programmer should know (Peter Van Roy - link)
  • The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics (link)
  • Arguing With Scripture: The Rhetoric of Quotations in the Letters of Paul (Christopher D. Stanley)
  • Written Also for Our Sake: Paul and the Art of Biblical Interpretation (James W Aageson)
  • To Be Continuous - Ep. #37, The Man Behind Windows PowerShell (Jeffrey Snover - link)
  • As It Is Written: Studying Paul’s Use of Scripture (Stanley E. Porter, Christopher D. Stanley)

† Note on the “Redrawing the Line Between Hermeneutics and Application” article:

I could certainly be wrong, but this article’s lament that the New Hermeneutic has “[incorporated] the step of application into the hermeneutical process”1 seems to contradict Article IX of the Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics which says:

“We affirm that the term hermeneutics, which historically signified the rules of exegesis, may properly be extended to cover all that is involved in the process of perceiving what the biblical revelation means and how it bears on our lives.”

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Life Principles

Here are some of the principles I try apply to every area of my life:

  • Let your ideas see the light of day
  • Always be willing to accept feedback and criticism (even when it is poorly delivered)
  • Rome ne s’est pas faite en un jour (Rome wasn’t built in a day)
  • Don’t be too proud to follow a good example
  • Loose ends always unravel
  • Unanswered questions never go away
  • The Tisroc won’t live forever whether you want him to or not
  • Talk less; listen more
  • Use more semi-colons
  • Use oxford commas
  • Learn how to politely say “No”
  • Don’t let the possibility of failure scare you away from starting something
  • To do something, you have to do something
  • A whiteboard is worth a thousand laptops
  • Ideas have consequences