I’m a father of three, part of a team of pastors at a Southern Baptist church, and a systems administrator for a small Christian university.
I started writing about the fulfillment of the prophets in the New Testament because I don’t know of a similar resource. There is the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, but this does not systematically explain every prophecy about the kingdom of God, and it is written by a lot of different authors with different perspectives. There is A New Testament Biblical Theology, but this is organized by topic and then by the order in the New Testament. There are commentaries, but these generally emphasize what the original hearers would have understood. Even a good, conservative commentary like Motyer’s Isaiah does not explain in detail how Jesus fulfills every verse about him, nor how each text is interpreted by the New Testament. I wanted a resource that could teach someone how to interpret “in all the Scriptures the things concerning” Jesus (Luke 24:27).
I started writing about ethics because I suddenly realized how important and foundational it is that when God made mankind, He told them what to do (Gen 1:28). The Western world is debating foundational ethics, so we need to go back to the fundamentals, like what is a human and what is it for?
My new niche is theology of fun. I think most of us have fun every day, but does the Bible approve of that? How can we make sure we glorify God with our fun? There is surprisingly little written on this important subject, but I’m searching far and wide for what resources exist.
A hapax legomenon (legomena is plural) is a word that is said only once in a set of writings, such as the New Testament. This can make it harder for modern people to understand the meaning of the word, but it needed to be said nonetheless. I started this blog to say important things that you might not read anywhere else. My real goal is to figure out the meaning of the Bible, and I’m keeping track of my findings for your benefit.