More Thoughts about Church History

I have profited greatly from my Church History course at Reformed Theological Seminary. While I wouldn’t expect someone to enroll at RTS simply to take the class, there is no need! Thanks to technology and the glory of the internet, you can go and download the lectures for free at iTunes U. Consider this my […]

Three Thoughts about Church History

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been taking a course on Church History from Reformed Theological Seminary. I can’t recommend RTS enough. Their faculty and staff are wonderful, and the courses I have taken have been spiritually and ministerially fruitful. This course on Church History, spanning the book of Acts through to pre-Reformation era Christianity, […]

Three Takeaways from Studying Greek

Over this fall semester, I’ve been taking part in a Greek Reading Class, offered by Reformed Theological Seminary. We’ve been outlining, translating, and discussing Romans 1-7. It is by for one of the most challenging classes I have ever taken, and at the same time, one of the most rewarding. Here are the big things […]

Interpreting the Bible: Five Rules

The following is the second of a two-part a guest post by Alan Hicks. In my last post I presented a brief introductory history of hermeneutics from the Protestant Reformation. Now let’s look at some of those rules of interpretation. We instinctively use many of these same rules when we read other literature as well, […]

Interpreting the Bible: A Brief History

The following is a guest post by Alan Hicks. Before the Protestant Reformation only clergy and highly educated people had access to the Scriptures because they were written in Latin, a language that most people at that time no longer understood. Therefore the masses depended on the Roman Catholic Church (really the only church around) […]